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Bad news developers! Apple evicts cross-platform Electron apps from the Mac App Store

The Register - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 08:02
Programmers who reoffend risk permanent exile from the fondleslab empire

Developers of apps built with the cross-platform Electron framework say that Apple has started rejecting their applications during its Mac App Store review process, and has threatened cancellation of Apple Developer Accounts for repeated rules violations.…

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Resurgent Boeing 737 MAX could trigger jet surplus, analyst warns

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 07:57
Airlines struggling to cope with the grounding of the 737 MAX could face a markedly different problem when Boeing Co's best-selling jet is cleared to re-enter service: a switch to concerns about aircraft oversupply, carriers have been warned.

Hong Kong official chides civil servants joining protests

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 07:50
The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday it deeply regrets the involvement of civil servants in protests that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its biggest crisis in decades as activists plan fresh demonstrations across the territory.

Watch online today: Boost innovation within your biz using magic of infrastructure-as-code

The Register - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 07:00
Transform your IT to lighten the load on developers

Webcast  Skilled developers are a precious asset, so organisations are understandably anxious to make the most of their valuable time in the face of competing requests and projects.…

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Interstellar Space Even Weirder Than Expected, NASA Probe Reveals

Slashdot - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 07:00
New submitter paralumina01 shares a report from National Geographic: In the blackness of space billions of miles from home, NASA's Voyager 2 marked a milestone of exploration, becoming just the second spacecraft ever to enter interstellar space in November 2018. Now, a day before the anniversary of that celestial exit, scientists have revealed what Voyager 2 saw as it crossed the threshold -- and it's giving humans new insight into some of the big mysteries of our solar system. The findings, spread across five studies published today in Nature Astronomy, mark the first time that a spacecraft has directly sampled the electrically charged hazes, or plasmas, that fill both interstellar space and the solar system's farthest outskirts. It's another first for the spacecraft, which was launched in 1977 and performed the first -- and only -- flybys of the ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune. [...] For the first time, researchers could see that as an object gets within 140 million miles of the heliopause, the plasma surrounding it slows, heats up, and gets more dense. And on the other side of the boundary, the interstellar medium is at least 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than expected. In addition, Voyager 2 confirmed that the heliopause is one leaky border -- and the leaks go both ways. Before Voyager 1 passed through the heliopause, it zoomed through tendrils of interstellar particles that had punched into the heliopause like tree roots through rock. Voyager 2, however, saw a trickle of low-energy particles that extended more than a hundred million miles beyond the heliopause. Another mystery appeared as Voyager 1 came within 800 million miles of the heliopause, where it entered a limbo-like area in which the outbound solar wind slowed to a crawl. Before it crossed the heliopause, Voyager 2 saw the solar wind form an altogether different kind of layer that, oddly, was nearly the same width as the stagnant one seen by Voyager 1.

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Asian shares race to six-month high on hopes of tariff relief

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 06:43
Asian shares vaulted to six-month highs on Tuesday, surpassing their July peaks, as hopes that Washington may roll back some of the tariffs it has imposed on imports from China shored up optimism on the global economic outlook.

PSA: Turning off silent macros in Office for Mac leaves users wide open to silent macro attacks

The Register - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 06:08
Microsoft seems a bit hazy on what 'disable' actually means

A security hole in Office for Mac can be exploited by miscreants to potentially run malicious code on victims' shiny computers without anyone noticing.…

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Jason Connors denies conspiracy to steal from motor vehicles

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 06:00
A man has appeared in court following a spate of thefts from vehicles in mid Essex.
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Braintree Dad given award for work with PARC Essex

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 06:00
AN unsung hero has been nominated for a Pride of Essex award for his fundraising work with PARC children’s charity.
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China presses Trump for more tariff roll-backs in 'phase one' trade deal

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 05:29
China is pushing U.S. President Donald Trump to remove more tariffs imposed in September as part of a "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal, people familiar with the negotiations said on Monday.

U.S. needs allies in fight against China - report

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 05:17
The United States risks becoming increasingly isolated unless it works with allies to oppose China's predatory economic policies, according to a new report that maps out a comprehensive strategy of U.S. "partial disengagement" from China.

Boffins hand in their homework on Voyager 2's first readings from beyond Solar System

The Register - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 05:04
Probe predicted to outlive Earth on five-billion-year galactic trip

NASA's Voyager 2, launched to study the Solar System's outer planets, has had its first readings from interstellar space, collected after travelling more than 11 billion miles over forty years, analyzed by scientists.…

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Hong Kong official deeply regrets civil servants taking part in protests

Reuters - Tue, 05/11/2019 - 04:11
The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday it deeply regrets the involvement of civil servants in protests that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis as activists plan fresh demonstrations across the territory.

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