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terminal – process was killed — why? how can I find out?

I have written a computer program in C++, compiled it and ran it within terminal using the command line. This program has run fine many times, but it appears that whenever it’s accumulated CPU time exceeds 60min (which occurs after about 9min as it runs at ~700% on 8 threads) it is killed by the […]

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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season

Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making […]

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Checklist 145: Zooming on Through

The Checklist Podcast SecureMac presents The Checklist. Each week, Nicholas Raba, Nicholas Ptacek, and Ken Ray hit security topics for your Mac and iOS devices. From getting an old iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and other Apple gear ready to sell to the first steps to take to secure new hardware, each show contains a set […]

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut new Sith Trooper with red armor

They’re red; like, really red. Ahead of San Diego Comic Con next week, Lucasfilm shared a brief glimpse at the Sith trooper design, a new evolution of the Imperial/First Order soldiers. “It has come really unique aesthetics to it,” said Madlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist. “And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which […]

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Original Apple-1 manual goes up for auction for $10,000

A page from the original Apple-1 documentation. Photo: RR Auction Unless you’re Scrooge McDuck, an international arms dealer or some other wealthy individual, chances are that you won’t be able to afford an Apple-1 at auction anytime soon. But don’t give up hope of owning a piece of Apple’s first computer. An extremely rare original […]

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The big picture on Apple’s vision for computer vision in iOS 13

Apple has been firmly focused on photography since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, and this devotion comes into its own with the on-device computer vision AI it brings in iOS 13. On-device image intelligence Apple has developed powerful image intelligence features in its devices, creating tools iOS users and developers can make […]

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How to check for updates and update your Apple TV

Compared to the previous generations, the Apple TV 4th Generation boasts massive improvements and it seems that it’s by far the best ATV yet. Apple is also working hard on improving its current ATV generation and that is why it’s releasing updates quite frequently. If you want to make the most of your Apple TV […]

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PDFpenPro is the Ultimate Productivity Hack for Editing Your PDFs

PDFs are practically inescapable. Now that we live in the digital age, PDFs have become the preferred way of sending documents from one individual or business to another. And even if your profession doesn’t require much use of computers, you most likely still encounter PDFs in your everyday life by way of utility bills, contracts, […]

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In the news – iPhone J.D.

Well, it was nice while it lasted.  For a while now, the consensus seemed to be that if your iPhone was updated with the latest version of iOS, a third party should not be able to unlock your device without you entering the password or using FaceID/TouchID.  However, Andy Greenberg of Wired reported this week […]

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The Last Airbender, The Complete Series on iTunes

Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Four nations. One war-torn world. Go back to the beginning and relive the epic saga of Avatar: The Last Airbender – the animated series that became a global phenomenon – with this complete collection, including all three books: Water, Earth, and Fire. After being frozen in an iceberg for 100 years, […]

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