Ex-Apple employees dish out dirt on Siri; vision for the virtual assistant lost with the death of Steve Jobs

As we’ve pointed out before, Siri has been losing ground in the virtual assistant race, surpassed by Alexa and Google Assistant. Last weekend, we told you that Siri co-founder Norman Winarsky blames Apple for taking what was originally devised as a travel and entertainment concierge app, and turning it into a digital helper for all iOS users. This morning, a published report contains comments from former Apple employees commenting on Siri.

The report gives the late Steve Jobs credit for having the vision to put Siri on the iPhone. Apple purchased Siri on April 8th, 2010 for $200 million, …


Huawei lost AT&T and Verizon due to political pressure, but gains Wonder Woman

China is pretty miffed that Huawei’s deal with Verizon and AT&T to include the excellent Mate 10 line in their carrier roster fell through at the last minute, and is not mincing words about it. “The US is very worried about the impact in the US from the growth of China’s hi-tech industry. It is worried that Chinese companies will transfer US technology through mergers and acquisitions. China should contemplate countermeasures…,” chimed in He Weiwen, who used to work at the Chinese consulate’s business wing in New York.

Huawei’s first major carrier deals were nipped …

Milo Yiannopoulos landed an unpaid writing gig, then lost it and got his editor got fired

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Bite at the universe, and occasionally, the universe will, in fact, bite back.

So goes the most recent development in the saga of noted troll and ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s rough week. On Thursday he lost his biggest benefactor, conservative billionaire Robert Mercer. And now, not only is he out of a job, but — get this — his presence with his latest employer was so toxic that the guy who hired him is now apparently out on his ass as well.

A brief recap: Back in February, a video from a 2016 podcast surfaced in which Milo defended the idea of relationships between grown men and young boys. “You’re misunderstanding what pedophilia means,” he said on the podcast. “Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty.” Read more…

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Apple sends email to some iPhone Upgrade Program members who lost their place in line for iPhone X

Last week, Apple kept insinuating that members of its iPhone Upgrade Program had a head start on others when it came to the process of pre-ordering an Apple iPhone X. That’s because those subscribed to the program were able to fill out certain paperwork and have it ready to submit to Apple before pre-orders started getting accepted yesterday morning. Now, Apple has been forced to send out an email to iPhone Upgrade Program members who encountered problems with their pre-order on Friday.

The email starts by saying that the program subscriber might have had an issue getting a loan. The iPhone …

Lost dog rescued from an abandoned mine shaft turns out to be a total superstar

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There are two types of “lost pet” stories: The happy ones, where good Samaritans lend a helping hand and everything works out in the end, and the unhappy ones, which we don’t talk about.

Well. Here we are, talking. I’ll let Portia Scovern, the non-canine hero of this story, explain (via her Facebook post):

A subsequent update on Ms. Scovern’s post confirms that the owner was located within a day. The little pup — whose name is Cheyenne — had been missing for just over two weeks, but her human caught wind of the Facebook post and stepped up to recover his furry friend.

In comments on Ms. Scovern’s Facebook post, owner Michael Captain expressed confusion over the idea that Cheyenne could have fallen down the abandoned mine shaft. As it turns out, she’s an extreme hiking dog! Read more…

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Ryan Gosling lost it and just laughed during an 'SNL' sketch about Pizza Hut

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Sometimes Saturday Night Live is funny, sometimes it’s not. But the weekly sketch comedy series’ greatest gift is its ability to occasionally leave guest hosts — and sometimes even cast members — in stitches.

That’s what happened to Ryan Gosling in the Season 43 premiere on Saturday. You can see it happen as Cecily Strong rants. First, there’s a slight grin. Then, a wide smile. Finally, he just straight-up laughs. Right at the end of the sketch, too. It’s so good. Read more…

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Somehow this BBC newscaster got lost in the studio—while on air

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Add another news blooper to the “best of” list! 

BBC’s Tom Donkin unfortunately had a hard time finding the right camera and on-set location to deliver some world news on Saturday. The newscaster was caught on television rushing from one side of the desk to another in an attempt to find the camera and deliver stories about Hurricane Irma—a hurricane which is no joke, despite how funny his scramble may have been. 

Donkin ended up blaming “wayward cameras” for the blunder, but honestly, we should be thanking the wayward cameras for a moment of levity before inevitably depressing news.  Read more…

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Everyone lost their minds during that last battle in 'Game of Thrones'

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Spoilers follow for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode four. So don’t act like you haven’t been warned, dummy. 

HOOOOooooooooo boy. That last scene. 

Well, well, well. Instead of sending her dragons to burn King’s Landing to the ground and ruling a pile of ash, Dany decided to bring one dragon to burn down all of King’s Landing’s food. Makes sense. 

Victorious Lannister troops, fresh off their win at Highgarden, were truckin’ along back home with all the food to feed their massive army and the city at large. And wouldn’t you know it? A Dothraki horde just so happens to be heading that way, too. Oh and Khaleesi riding a dragon was there as well. You know. Death.  Read more…

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Skype reintroduces some features lost after the previous Android and iOS updates

Microsoft released a new version of Skype called “the next generation” last month. The new app was launched on both Android and iOS platforms and brought a completely redesigned user interface, as well as new features and improvements.

Due to the new design some of the existent features were removed and replaced with others, but the new once didn’t really worked out for many Skype users. Following users reports, Microsoft has decided to bring back some of the features that were cut out after the last major update. On top of that, the developers have added even more …

Data Recovery for iPhone-Best way to recover lost WhatsApp message on iPhone

As we all know, WhatsApp is an excellent app that you can not only chat with your friends anytime you want, but also send or receive files like music, movies, photos, and so on, to the phone you use. If you accidentally deleted some data that saved on WhatsApp, you can also try to use iPhone Data Recovery to restore your iPhone data.

UFUSoft Fonelab (For Mac: Fonelab for Mac) as the best iPhone Data Recovery, which is an almighty recovery tool that enables you to recover almost every kind of data stored on your iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus/ 6/ 6 Plus, iPad Pro/ Air 2/ mini 4, WhatsApp messages included. It provides you with 3 different recovery modes: To directly scan your iPhone for lost data, to recover from iTunes backup, to recover from iCloud backup. You can choose one of them according to your condition. The steps to perform the recovery are quite simple that you can just download the program on your computer and follow the tutorial below.

Solution 1: Recover Deleted/Lost WhatsApp messages Directly from iPhone

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer and scan it

Launch the UFUSoft ios data recovery as a iPhone Data Recovery Software on your computer, and connect your iPhone to the computer with a digital cable. When your iPhone is detected, click on the “Advanced Mode” to switch to a higher scanning mode. Then follow the guide in the window to scan your iPhone for lost WhatsApp messages on it.

Note: The advanced mode is only available for iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4 right now. If you use other models, you can directly scan it for data on it, or just switch to the solution in part 2 or part 3.

Step 2 Preview and recover deleted/Lost WhatsApp messages from iPhone

After the scan, all your data on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS or lost from iPhone are found and listed in organized categories. To find your WhatsApp messages and Mark those you want and click the Recover button at the bottom to save them all on your computer with one click.

Note: Besides recovering deleted data from your iPhone, UFUSoft Fonelab can also export the data still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the button on the middle-top of the window to only display deleted items.

Solution 2: Scan and Extract iTunes Backup to Recover WhatsApp messages for iPhone

Step 1 Select the device backup to scan

When running the program on your computer, click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top, and you’ll see the window below. Now you are in front of the backup files for the device. Just choose the one of your iPhone and click Start Scan to extract the content from your iPhone backup file. Note: The number of backup files you get here depends on how many Apple devices you’ve synced with iTunes before.

Step 2 Recover deleted/lost iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS WhatsApp messages

When the scan is over, the whole backup content are extracted and also displayed. You can check the WhatsApp messages, and click Recover on the top menu to store it on your computer.

Solution 3: Retrieve Deleted/Lost iPhone WhatsApp messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and scan your iCloud backup

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File after launching the program. Then sign in your Apple ID. You’ll see the program showing all iCloud backup files in your account in a list. Choose the one you want to extract to download it. After that, you can directly scan to extract it there. Note: When you’re doing this, do keep your internet is connected.

Step 2 Preview and recover iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS WhatsApp messages

When the scan stops, you can check WhatsApp messages. Tick them and click on the Recover button to save them on your computer with one click. To avoid losing your iPhone WhatsApp messages, immediate backup is very important and useful. Every time when you shoot WhatsApp messages with your iPhone, do remember to backup them on your computer first.

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Supported devices: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad Pro, iPad Air 4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2 with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1 iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4

Data available to recover: Text content: Contacts, Text Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, WhatsApp History, Safari bookmark, App Documents Media content: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos, Videos, Message attachments, WhatsApp Attachments, Voicemail, App Photos, App Notes.

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