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Top Stories: Apple Sports App, iMessage Security Upgrade, and More

Top Stories: Apple Sports App, iMessage Security Upgrade, and More

This week saw the surprise release of a new Apple Sports app for tracking sports scores across a number of leagues, while we learned more about features coming soon in iOS 17.4. We also saw more rumors about AirPods updates coming later this year, and Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models have hit Apple’s refurbished products store at a nice discount, so read on for all the details on these stories and more! ‘Apple Sports’ App Announced With Personalized Scoreboards and More Apple this week released a new Apple Sports app for the iPhone that shows scores, stats, standings, upcoming games, betting odds, and more for a variety of leagues, such as the MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, Premier League, and the NFL when its next season begins. For ongoing games, the app also displays real-time play-by-play information. We went hands-on with the app, which has a very basic interface with scoreboards you can personalize by following your favorite teams and leagues. In an interview, Apple’s services chief and noted sports enthusiast Eddy Cue said the app’s …

Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for  right now

Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for $40 right now

Get Windows 11 Pro on your computer for nearly 80% off right now. StackSocial Keeping your operating system up-to-date can go a long way in terms of better time management, better team management, and better productivity at work and in school. So it’s worth paying attention to when you can both upgrade your system and save yourself some cash.  Right now, you can buy a Microsoft Windows 11 Pro lifetime license for $40 through Stack Social — that’s almost 80% off.  A caveat: While StackSocial is an authorized Microsoft partner and offers “lifetime” access to Windows 11 (as it does for Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 as well), it is possible that Microsoft could end the license. But this deal has been running for several months, and has largely positive reviews. (For comparison, the Office deal has been running for over a year, and the license that ZDNET’s Alison DeNisco Rayome bought through it for a personal MacBook over a year ago is still working.) For users of refurbished computers with outdated operating systems and computer users who are in need …

OWC Introduces New Discounts on Thunderbolt Docks, Mac Memory Upgrade Kits, and More

OWC Introduces New Discounts on Thunderbolt Docks, Mac Memory Upgrade Kits, and More

Today we’re tracking a new sale at OWC with notable discounts on Mac accessories including Thunderbolt docks, USB-C hubs, external drives and enclosures, internal memory upgrade kits for Mac, and more. Most products are in stock and ready to ship out today, and OWC offers free shipping on orders $149.00 and over. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with OWC. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Highlights of the sale include a collection of Thunderbolt docks for up to $100 off. These docks allow you to easily connect a wide array of peripherals to your Mac, including two 4K displays or one 5K display with the 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock. All of the devices listed below are in new condition at OWC, although the retailer does provide various item condition options for anyone who might want to save money by purchasing open box items. Be sure to visit OWC’s sale landing page to browse the full sale, which also …

How to upgrade your network to 25GbE with transfer speeds of 1.7 GBs

How to upgrade your network to 25GbE with transfer speeds of 1.7 GBs

If your network could do with a little upgrading, you might be interested in a tutorial created by SpaceRex on how to upgrade a network to 25GbE with transfer speeds of 1.7 GBs. The introduction of 25 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology is a significant step forward, offering data transfer rates that can reach an impressive 1.7 gigabytes per second (GB/s). This leap in speed is particularly beneficial for businesses that rely heavily on the rapid exchange of data, such as those in the video production industry or data-centric enterprises where every second counts. I have personally found that connecting network attached storage (NAS) to the fastest connection you can afford makes all the difference when moving large files and future proofs your system. Improving productivity and keeping downtime to a minimum. At the core of this technological advancement is the 25GbE card, priced at around $600 that has become indispensable for users who are eager to tap into these faster transfer speeds. The Twin25G manufactured by Sonnet, is key to achieving the remarkable 1.7GB/s rate, …

My favorite smart kitchen tool just got a meaty upgrade (and why you need one)

My favorite smart kitchen tool just got a meaty upgrade (and why you need one)

Matthew Miller/ZDNET ZDNET’s key takeaways The Meater 2 Plus is available now for $129.95. Five-sensor accuracy, a powerful smartphone application, long battery life, and a handy magnetic case are the highlights of the Meater 2 Plus. The device is relatively expensive, but the lack of wasted meat thanks to proper cooking makes up for it. My family enjoys good steak, chicken, pork loin, and other meats cooked on the barbeque grill. After discovering the Meater thermometer in 2018, I never cooked meat without using this wireless device. Steak is a bit easier to grill properly with timing and visual cues, but chicken is so much easier (and tastier) when cooked with the precision thermometer. Also: Cook a perfect turkey with the help of the Meater wireless thermometer and your smartphone While at CES in January, I visited the Meater folks and came home with a new Meater 2 Plus to evaluate. I’ve used the device several times during the past six weeks to cook chicken, steak, and pork. All were grilled to perfection and I highly recommend …

Ukraine to upgrade drone capabilities, attract new recruits as fight against Russia continues

Ukraine to upgrade drone capabilities, attract new recruits as fight against Russia continues

When CNA visited a testing site, members of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army were seen putting a do-it-yourself (DIY) drone through its paces. A member of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army’s Caligula Tactical Group, who goes by the military callsign Sambist, said: “We test new drones – if they flew (and) if everything was okay. Some of them are just from the workshop. We test their flight distance and their condition.” But crudely assembled drones can be a hit and miss, especially their video feed, and this can affect Ukraine’s ability to attack Russian positions on the frontline.  “The hit rate is about 70 per cent,” he said, adding that the drones can fail in various conditions, including the jamming of electronic warfare.  For now, Ukraine wants to open up a new frontier in drone warfare, and is prepared to spend more than US$1 billion this year to upgrade its drone capabilities.  Source link

EU Should Upgrade Submarine Cable Infrastructure With State Aid, Paper Says

EU Should Upgrade Submarine Cable Infrastructure With State Aid, Paper Says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe should take measures to build or upgrade its submarine cable infrastructure and with state aid if necessary, according to a European Commission proposal, underscoring concerns about vulnerabilities exposed by the damage on two Baltic Sea telecoms cables last year. Submarine cable infrastructures, which form the backbone of the internet by carrying more than 97% of the world’s data traffic, have become the latest flashpoint among countries amid rising geopolitical uncertainties and conflicts. Such concerns have prompted the EU executive to come up with a roadmap including measures to protect and secure the bloc’s subsea cables, according to the proposal due to be announced on Wednesday. “This Recommendation aims to encourage the deployment or significant upgrade of submarine cable infrastructure via CPEIs in compliance with EU law, including state aid rules,” the Commission document seen by Reuters said. Photos You Should See CPEI (Cable Projects of European Interest) refers to projects jointly funded by the private sector and governments chipping in on easier terms. The document said funding could come from EU …

The best smartphones of 2024, tried and tested – but are they worth the upgrade?

The best smartphones of 2024, tried and tested – but are they worth the upgrade?

  Your smartphone questions answered, by Jack Rear How do I know if the camera is good? Most current smartphones will take great pictures and high-end models compete to offer the best cameras. Camera resolution is measured in megapixels (MP). Pixels are the tiny dots on your screen which make up images. There are a million of them in a megapixel. A camera with more megapixels can take bigger and higher quality photos and show more detail.  Resolutions these days range from around 12MP to 50MP. However, megapixels aren’t everything. Increasingly, phones use AI to enhance and improve the images. Many people would choose a phone with superior AI (such as the Google Pixel) over one with a superior camera. What is a good amount of storage? Expect a minimum of 128GB (gigabytes) of storage; 256GB is becoming the standard. 1TB (one terabyte) is available on some phones, but you will only need that much storage if you want a lot of music, games or videos available on your phone at all times (rather than …

How to upgrade Windows Home edition to Pro

How to upgrade Windows Home edition to Pro

The upgrade from Home to Pro is quick and easy. Screenshot by Ed Bott/ZDNET If you purchase a new PC with Windows 11 Home preinstalled, prepare to be annoyed. This down-market edition (maybe we should just call it Windows for Cheapskates) doesn’t have the features you need for getting real work done.  One option that used to work is, alas, no longer available. Previously, you could reuse an old product key from Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8/8.1 Pro to enable an upgrade or clean install from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, potentially saving you the upgrade fee. Microsoft closed that loophole in September 2023 when it finally ended its free Windows 10 upgrade program. Also: Here’s the best way to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro, and why you should These days, to upgrade Windows 11 (or Windows 10) from Home edition to Pro, there’s one essential ingredient. First, you’ll need a product key for Windows 10/11 Pro  If you’ve been building and upgrading PCs for a decade or more …

Snag This Ninja Air Fryer Presidents Day Deal and Give Your Kitchen the Upgrade It Deserves

Snag This Ninja Air Fryer Presidents Day Deal and Give Your Kitchen the Upgrade It Deserves

When I was in college, I would make plans for meals I wanted to cook for myself, but that planning would require me to accurately time my sides and main dishes so all of my food would be done at once.  Reality typically set in after coming home from a long day of classes; I was rarely in the mood to put in the time and mental energy necessary to plan my meals. This resulted in me spending way too much money on takeout or just eating snacks from my pantry. My mealtime experience changed for the better once the Ninja Foodi 13-in-1 air fryer found its way into my college home.  One of my roommates brought the air fryer home, and just like that, my cooking experience was changed. I began treating this air fryer like a second oven. No longer was I doing very questionable math to figure out temperatures and timings to accommodate multiple things in one oven (or just giving up on cooking altogether). This air fryer was able to act as a whole …