Danny Duck

Danny Duck

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Reader Celia Drummond had a Mac crash so severe, she had to upgrade her system from Mavericks to El Capitan—I didn’t ask about Sierra—although she was able to recover her data from Time Machine.However, after using the iPhoto Library Upgrader, Apple’s recommended path for converting iPhoto 7 and earlier libraries to a newer format that iPhoto 8 and 9 can use, “The result is photos a fraction of their original size—most were between 1MB and 7MB each—and all are pixelated.”I never used the utility, so I don’t know what went wrong, but something did if that’s the outcome, or something is missing in the Time Machine backup.(I’d make sure you had version 1.1 via the link above, as older versions are out there, too.)I’d normally suggest for forward version compatibility to try to find an intermediate version of software, which has been useful for folks with various older releases of the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).However, the only course of action with an iPhoto 7 library is apparently to run it through the upgrader; you can’t just try to open it in iPhoto 8 (or 9).
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Flux, a London-based fintech startup founded by three early employees of foreign exchange and banking app Revolut, is on a mission to make store receipts truly digital.The company, which is de-cloaking this week with a pilot in East London, has built a software platform that bridges the gap between the itemised receipt data captured by a merchant’s point-of-sake (POS) system and what little information typically shows up on your bank statement or mobile banking app.“Paper receipts are a pain, they are easy to lose, a hassle to keep hold of and a waste of resources.We think it’s insane that today we can go from using 21st Century technology of contactless payments to 100BC tech of paper receipts,” explains co-founder and CEO Matty Cusden-Ross, who was previously Revolut employee number two and the company’s CMO.That means making receipts easy to find, organised and saving you time across the board which delivers convenience and control.So Flux is on a mission to digitise and organise the world’s receipts”.
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När folket från Tested besökte årets Replica Prop Forum så stannade de till vid Michael Asanumas byggen för att ta sig en närmare titt på dem.Asanuma hade nämligen tagit med sig några riktigt imponerande speldosor som är väl värda att spana in.
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Quora har, tre år efter den senaste finansieringsrundan på 80 miljoner dollar, tagit in 85 miljoner dollar för att expandera internationellt och utveckla nätforumets reklamtjänst.Det uppger grundaren och vd:n Adam D’Angelo för Venturebeat.Quora är en webbplats där frågor ställs, besvaras och redigeras av användare och den mest jämförbara konkurrenten uppges vara Yahoo Answers Now.Trafiken har enligt grundaren fördubblats på ett år till 190 miljoner unika besökare i månaden, vilket kan jämföras med rivalens 300 miljoner månatliga besök.Fram till 2016 fanns hemsidan bara på engelska men sedan dess har en spansk och fransk version lanserats.Kapitalanskaffningen ska användas till att expandera plattformen internationellt och utveckla sorteringen av innehållet efter användarnas preferenser.
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While sound quality is good, the lack of a charging case and other convenient features might aggrieve some potential buyers.One can be used to turn on the headphones with a long press, as well as providing play/pause functionality, track skipping, and as a shortcut to your digital assistant of choice.The other two buttons are used for volume adjustment, as well as turning on and off the Audio Transparency mode, which lets you hear some of the outside world.Swapping this with the less-often-used Audio Transparency mode that requires a button hold would have made more sense.I found it was one of the better applications of using microphones to hear your environment that I’ve tried, performing better than the Jabra Elite Sport.The Bluetooth connectivity to my smartphone proved stable throughout testing.
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The US Justice Department is considering filing criminal charges against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, in connection with the 2010 leak of diplomatic cables and military documents, The Washington Post reported Thursday.The Justice Department is also looking at whether the group was responsible for releasing thousands of documents showing secret CIA hacking tools last month.Those documents could potentially reveal the agency's most important hacking techniques used to penetrate systems around the world.Charges could include conspiracy, theft of government property, or violating the Espionage Act, according to the Post.The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.Over the past 11 years, the group claims to have released more than 10 million secret government documents through its website.
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If it goes ahead with the plans, Google will block ads based on standards from the Coalition for Better AdsGoogle is considering building an advertisement filtering feature into its Chrome web browser in an effort to give itself more control over the ever-growing ad-blocking situation.Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans”, The Wall Street Journal says a built-in ad blocker for both the mobile and desktop versions of Chrome is in the works, although nothing has been confirmed and the idea could still be scrapped.The on-by-default feature is being designed to block the most the most intrusive ads from being displayed and filter out those which are deemed to provide a bad user experience.If Google does go ahead with the plans, the definition of unacceptable ads will be based on guidelines provided by industry group the Coalition for Better Ads, which recently released a set of standards for companies to adhere to.According to its rules, pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ads with density greater than 30 percent, flashing animated ads, auto-play video ads with sound, poststitial ads with countdown, full-screen scrollover ads, and large sticky ads all “fell beneath a threshold of consumer acceptability”.
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Telsa issued a voluntary recall on Thursday for 53,000 vehicles built in 2016 for a faulty parking brake that could remain engaged.The company told customers the defect affects electric parking brakes installed on Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016.No injuries have been reported from the malfunction.“We do not believe this issue could ever lead to a safety concern for our customers, and we have not seen a single accident or injury relating to it,” the company wrote to customers.“However, in order to be overly cautious, we are going to be proactively replacing these parts to ensure that no issues arise.”The recall equates to roughly two-thirds of the 84,000 vehicles Tesla manufactured last year.The company told owners it believes less than 5 percent of the recalled vehicles could actually have a parking brake failure.Engineers believe a small gear, perhaps improperly built by a supplier, is to blame.A mechanical fix is expected to take less than 45 minutes to replace both brakes.“I’m part of it,” one Tesla owner from South Carolina wrote on the company blog.“No biggie – unless (it) sticks of course!”The company issued a voluntary recall in November 2015 for nearly 90,000 Model S sedans for a balky seat belt.
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It’s a good week for free games, huh?Blizzard’s handing out free copies of StarCraft, and just down the block now we’ve got GOG.com giving away the slightly less essential, but still fun Saints Row II.You know, the Saints Row game that was still about a street gang doing street gang things and not like, riding a rocket into space or curing cancer or whatever.To grab Saints Row II for free simply head on over to GOG.com, look for the pertinent banner, and then click the big “GET FOR FREE” button.And Saints Row II is a good one to grab for free, too.The original PC port was notoriously busted, a fact few seemed to care about in 2008 but which became a greater and greater issue as Saints Row III and IV introduced new people to the series.
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And definitely unplug the microwave.And maybe consider going to Settings Siri and turning off the switch for “Allow Hey Siri.”Best of luck, Cher, we love you!NO JOKE…SIRI,OUT OF NOWHERE STARTS WRITING DOWN WHAT IM SAYING MY PHONE ISNT IN MY HAND, “OFF”‼ OMG SHES IN LEAGUE— Cher (@cher) April 20, 2017
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Sven and Jonas are talking about the office hotel Convendums upcoming ipo.The analyses Sweden's next unicorn-company: Neo Technology.The deals also Female Founders, which soon will be held at the Epicenter in Stockholm, the apps to fix your declaration and Christer Jacobssons new doldislåda.Listen to this week's episode here:You can also find Digitalpodden on Acast and directly into iTunes.Have you listened to Digitalpodden?
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On death row it’s supposed to induce a deep, insensate coma.Not every state executes prisoners the same way.Some only use one drug, or follow different protocols.In fact, the whole point of lethal injection was that it seems like a more humane way of executing someone than hanging, shooting, head-chopping-off, gas chambers, stuff like that.No matter how you feel about the fact that the criminal justice system sometimes kills people, even innocent people, you have to also feel something about the fact that the criminal justice system isn’t very good at killing people.“No one has done any peer-reviewed experimental research into the mechanisms of death by lethal injection,” says Teresa Zimmers, a researcher at Indiana University’s School of Medicine and one of the few people to publish research on the practice.
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Videogames are generating billions of dollars a year in revenue by creating additional characters and stories that players can buy long after a title’s launch—the equivalent of selling new chapters to an already completed book.“Add ons” are a bonanza for major game publishers: Last year, world-wide spending on add-ons...
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The truth is there’s no such thing as an objectively “best”But, so long as it hits a baseline of good enough performance, the best total package is the one that works best for you.Nothing about the iPhone SE’s specWhat the phone lacks in originality, though, it also
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Instagram is adding some new features today, and in a nice change of pace, they don’t come from Snapchat.First up, you can now capture something called a ‘selfie sticker.’ It’s pretty much what it sounds like: tap the new sticker with the camera icon to capture a mini selfie which you can place anywhere in a story or direct message.You can resize them and have the option to use either an outlined or faded circular border.So yeah, you can basically put selfies in your selfies now.But there are a few other useful features in today’s update as well:Swipe right on the sticker menu to see recently used stickers
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I need to educate some of the staff within my organisation about the value of producing regular high quality content.Some of them seem to think its a waste of time and ask questions like "Why would the customer trust us to publish a Buyers Guide when we are trying to sell that product to them"?Content marketing is such a broad concept encompassing social media, lead generation, SEO/CRO and lead nurturing that I'm having a hard time finding good resources to help educate other staff.Any hints/tips would be great, also success stories and ROI type data would be useful.
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One of the keys to having positive VR interactions will be having the ability to interpret the emotions of the people you’re chatting with.Today, MindMaze is showing off the MASK, a device that reads the emotions on your face while you’re in VR.I had a chance to meet with MindMaze CEO Tej Tadi and demo the emotion-tracking product.After strapping the MASK-equipped headset on, I was able to see an onscreen avatar mimic my emotions with startling speed.What really makes this product stand out is the genius form factor: electrodes are outfitted into the foam liner face pad that is already pressed up against your face when you’re securing your headset.The device senses a limited range of emotions at the moment including smiling, frowning, winking, smirking and raising your eyebrows but there’s so much you can convey in a social VR setting once you unlock body language.
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Nu kan mobila användare av samarbetsverktyget Dropbox Paper både redigera sina dokumet och skapa nya även utan internetuppkoppling.Vilket gör det möjligt att fortsätta arbetet även under en långflygning eller i tunnelbanan.När telefonen sedan kopplar upp sig mot nätet igen synkroniseras allt till användares utrymme.Den nylanserade funktionen finns i både IOS- och Android-versionen av Paper, men desktopanvändare får vänta eftersom Dropbox prioriterat mobila användare då de varit mest högljudda om behovet av ett offline-läge.Dropbox Paper lanserades i januari som ett led i Dropbox försök att hålla jämna steg med Googles G Suite på marknaden för samarbetsverktyg.Sedan dess har tjänsten fått sig en rejäl ansiktslyftning och stödjer idag hela 20 språk, däribland japanska och tyska, vilket är en signifikant förbättring från lanseringen då endast engelska stöddes.
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Nvidia has largely ignored Apple's Macs when it comes to its high-end graphics cards.That's about to change now that Apple is on the road to Mac Pro redemption—the company recently announced that a modular high-end Mac will return in 2018.As Nvidia promised during the announcement of the Titan Xp last week, a beta macOS driver is here: version number 378.05.05.05f01.Although the driver notes don't mention it, this is the beta driver that supports the Titan Xp and all GeForce 1000 series graphics cards for Macs running macOS Sierra.Even though a new Mac Pro is still a ways off, the new driver can be used for all kinds of different Macs: older Mac Pros, Hackintoshes (which are regular PC builds that get hacked versions of macOS to run on unofficial hardware), and standard Macs with an eGPU set-up.In fact, 9to5Mac recently took the new driver for a test run on an eGPU Mac rig with a GeForce 1050 Ti and got satisfactory results.
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the Massive investment in raising the Finnish pulp exports to record levels.Pellervo economic research forecast, the pulp export volume growth this year 6-8%, and growth will accelerate next year to 15-17 per cent, while At new pulp left gets into full swing.Paper production and exports decline instead of continue, both this year and next year to 3-4 per cent.the demand for Paper continued to decline also in the coming years.Paperboard production volume will rise in both forecast years.thanks to these Investments, the rise is considerable, especially in this year when the export growth of 5-7%.
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