PlayStation Vue has integrated with Apple’s TV app, allowing users to view on-demand content and live sports right in the TV app on iOS and tvOS, Sony announced this week. Vue is the first pay-TV provider to be featured in the TV app, which already features content from nearly every major streaming service and cable channel except for Netflix. The TV app makes it easy to view all of the content you have access to in one place, and it will tell you where you can find a show or movie that you’ve searched for, and recommend content based on the services you have access to and your tastes. Sony says content from its “nationally available channels” and live sports from both national and regional channels will be available in the TV app. You won’t actually watch that content in the TV app — Apple will kick you over to the PlayStation Vue app once you choose a show or film — but it makes finding exactly what you want a bit easier. If you have a … [Read more...] about PlayStation Vue is now integrated with Apple’s TV app
source Ben Stanfield / Flickr Next week, the Town of Woodside will discuss what to do with some of the housing fixtures salvaged from a former home of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs bought the Jackling Estate in 1984 and lived there for a decade. He intended to tear down the home and rebuild but because of litigation the house wasn’t destroyed until shortly before his death. Among the 150 items now in the town’s possession are a silver-plated ice-tea spoon, a thermostat (circa 1925), and a chandelier. In all, the items have been appraised at $30,285. Steve Jobs, cofounder and CEO of Apple, could boast legions of faithful fans and disciples across the globe, referred to frequently as “Apple fan boys.“ Will any of them be willing to bid on their guru’s old toilet, wall sconces, door handles, chandelier or silver-plated ice-tea spoon? Those are just a few of the items salvaged by the Town of Woodside, Calif. … [Read more...] about Will anyone want Steve Jobs’ old toilet? The town of Woodside is considering selling dozens of items from the Apple CEO’s one-time home
caption Apple CEO Tim Cook source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson OnePlus rescheduled its OnePlus 6T smartphone announcement event because Apple recently announced it’s hosting an event on the same day. OnePlus’ launch event is now taking place one day earlier, on October 29, at the same venue as originally planned. The company says it will cover the costs of travel changes and tickets for those who aren’t able to make the new date. OnePlus was all set to unveil its new OnePlus 6T smartphone on October 30 in New York City, but then Apple decided to steal the spotlight. The Mac maker this week announced its own Fall event to be held on October 30, and now OnePlus has rescheduled its event as a result. The OnePlus event is happening just one day earlier, on October 29, at the original location in New York City. OnePlus founder Pete Lau announced the change in a OnePlus community post, and the company also announced the change over Twitter. In his … [Read more...] about OnePlus rescheduled its upcoming smartphone event because Apple just recently announced its own event on the same day
MacOS is mythically known for being more immune viruses and other problems when compared to Windows, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to make the operating system safer. In the latest development, Apple is using an app notarization feature in macOS Mojave to protect users from downloading malicious apps, originally noted by Mac Rumors. The new feature builds on the existing GateKeeper functionality and adds in “streamlined dialog” for the user to see that a downloaded app is not a form of malware. Under the hood, the process involves the use of XCode, and scanning the network ID and performing security checks on the code. Apple provides a technical step-by-step guide on the process over on its developer website, noting “give users even more confidence in your software by submitting it to Apple to be notarized.” The process only affects apps which are opened through an installer package, or disk image and will not impact other … [Read more...] about Apple’s latest feature ensures MacOS apps are safer than ever
caption Aerial view of downtown Riyadh. source Shutterstock Saudi Arabia plans to build a $500 billion megacity that links to Africa via a bridge crossing the Red Sea. The development is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030, a plan to diversify Saudi Arabia’s oil-driven economy. Bin Salman has been accused of ordering the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a local journalist who criticized the Saudi government. In light of this news, the megacity has lost many of its high-profile advisers, including the head of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, and former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has shaken Saudi Arabia’s many international ties. In the days since Khashoggi went missing on October 2, at least two board members have pulled out of a megacity development backed by $500 billion in investments. At 10,230 square miles, the project would be … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia wants to build a $500 billion megacity that’s 33 times as large as New York City. Now it’s on shaky ground after a Saudi journalist’s disappearance.