Apple releases first public beta for macOS Monterey 12.5

Apple today released the first beta of the highly anticipated macOS Monterey 12.5 update for its public beta test suite, with the update coming a day after Apple introduced the beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS Monterey 12.5 update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing …

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The Irish film, Creatures of God, is shown for the first time to standing ovations in Cannes

God’s Creatures, a uniquely new Irish movie starring Paul Miscal and Emily Watson, was shown to standing ovations at the directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Meskal plays a wanderer who returns to a remote fishing village and, after a violent accident, urges his mother to lie on his behalf to the authorities. The …

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Apple’s AR / VR headset is about to finish as the panel is shown

Apple last week showed off its upcoming AR/VR headset to members of Apple’s board of directors, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not-too-distant future, according to reports. Bloomberg. Apple has also boosted development of software that runs on headphones, and this software is …

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11 Movies & TV Series That Give Power to the Voices of Pacific Islanders

(Photo by Array Releasing, © Lightyear Entertainment, © MPI Media, Waves) It’s AAPI Heritage Month, and I’m thrilled to be highlighting more Pacific Island-focused content — whether it’s talent on camera or behind-the-scenes creators bringing us stories that show us in our fullness. So what constitutes the content of the Pacific Ocean? For me, it’s …

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iPad needs floating app windows to reach its full potential

With iPadOS 16 right around the corner, there’s plenty of hope that a rumor of floating app windows for iPads will come true. This would make your Apple tablet more Mac-like, without turning it into a Mac. Improved support for external monitors is also available on many people’s wish lists, including mine. Apps on multiple …

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‘Downton Abbey’ sequel to films aimed at older audiences

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” (Focus) opens in the US/Canada (two weeks after its initial international dates, UK included). In its first weekend, the second film after the popular TV series will make less than half of what “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” earned in its Thursday premieres. But if the sequel does …

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Make Microsoft’s operating system easier to work with

In recent months, Microsoft has made it clear that accessibility is a top priority. Alongside the new Surface devices in 2021, Microsoft released the first accessories dedicated to accessibility. The Surface Adaptive Toolkit uses several simple tools to make it easier to use almost any laptop, while upcoming Microsoft Adaptive accessories focus on simplifying the …

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Council defends installation of plastic window frames in 185-year-old home ‘deeply neglected’

The city council has defended a move to install plastic window frames in a 185-year-old home it recently bought after a neighbor complained about “devastating replacement” of the original wood window frames. This John Street property overlooks Kingston Square and is located within the Georgian Council Preserve. The terraced houses on the street are among …

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