Apple has shared an important tip for the users of its laptops -- MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The company recently published a support document where it has warned customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera. "If you close your Mac notebook with a camera cover installed, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances," says the support document. "Covering the built-in camera might also interfere with the ambient light sensor and prevent features like automatic brightness and True Tone from working," it adds. The company suggests that as an alternative to a camera cover, people should use the camera indicator light to determine if their camera is active, and decide which apps can use the camera in System Preferences. As to how one can find if the camera is on, according to Apple, the FaceTime HD camera built into Mac computers is designed with privacy in mind and uses a … [Read more...] about Apple to MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users: Doing this may crack your display
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France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, becoming the first major European country to deploy the smartphone technology amid simmering debate over privacy fears. The French will able to download the StopCovid app on their Google Android devices and Apple iPhones starting Tuesday, the same day they'll once again be allowed to go to restaurants and cafes, parks and beaches and museums and monuments. Neighbours including the UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland are developing their own apps, though they're using different technical protocols, raising questions about compatibility across Europe's borders. Authorities hope the app can help manage virus flare-ups as they reopen the economy in France, which has been living under some of Europe's tightest restrictions since it became one of countries hardest hit by the pandemic, with nearly 29,000 deaths. Some Parisians were keen to adopt the … [Read more...] about French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy
In a rather surprising move, Apple has launched a new 13-inch MacBook Pro today. The new MacBook Pro comes with Magic Keyboard, which was first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and added to MacBook Air in March. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch: Price and availability The new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes at a starting price of Rs 1,22,990 and will be available for purchase soon. No exact sale date has been mentioned by Apple. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch: Specifications. The new MacBook Pro is powered by Intel’s 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance. The Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel. Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also offers up to a 4TB SSD. The integrated Intel Iris … [Read more...] about Apple launches new 13-inch MacBook Pro: Price, features and more
"UVC has been used for years, it's not new," Indermeet Kohli, a physicist who studies photomedicine in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, told Live Science. UVC at a specific wavelength, 254 nanometers, has been successfully used to inactivate H1N1 influenza and other coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory virus (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), she said. A study published June 26 to the preprint database medRxiv from Kohli's colleagues awaiting peer review now confirms that UVC also eliminates SARS-CoV-2. … [Read more...] about Does UV light kill the new coronavirus?
It's normal to experience close to 1 million radiation absorption events in your body every minute from natural sources of radiation, including cosmic rays from space and radon gas seeping up from uranium and thorium hordes within the Earth. "This is natural radioactivity that has always been present since the Earth formed," Whicker said. … [Read more...] about Radioactive Rain Across the US Is Natural