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New Apple software brings slight, solid improvements across devices

The other big new thing coming to MacOS, which was demoed at the event, was Sidecar, letting you use an iPad as a second display for your Mac without needing any special dongles. It works wirelessly or using a cable, and functions pretty much exactly as you would expect a …

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Let the bad guys win: Why paying a hacker’s ransom can be the right move

Let’s go back a step. The hacker (let’s call him @robihkjn, his Twitter handle) apparently got into the city’s systems via a phishing email. Once inside, he encrypted Baltimore’s data (little of which was backed up) and generally wreaked havoc. In late May, the New York Times reported that @robihkjn …

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Big Little Lies season 2: A superior soap with a compelling moral at core

“That’s what’s bugging me,” his partner, Detective Quinlan (Merrin Dungey), echoed. “Why lie?” The answer, you suspect, has something to do with the concentric circles of falsehoods emanating from that central one, which if exposed would shatter the perfect facades the denizens of Carmel are so intent on preserving. The …

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‘The only people who benefit are stair enthusiasts’: Sydney Trains ramp closure angers and bemuses

“If they close that gate and lock it – everybody that lives in this part of Tempe that has any mobility issue won’t use this station, and will be forced to go somewhere else,” Mr Redmayne said. Mr Redmayne, who works for the Inner West Council as an access and …

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Target and superquiz, Friday, June 7

TARGET 8117 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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Shared experience adds extra appeal to film festival program

While the hub of the Sydney Film Festival is still Sydney’s spectacular 2000-seat State Theatre, the event now spans 15 venues across the city. To make it happen annually, Small leads a core permanent staff of 15, but numbers swell during the festival when it employs up to 55 paid …

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‘It’s recognition of the wider thing,’ says Kev Carmody of his lifetime achievement award

Following the traditions of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, Carmody’s work speaks about Indigenous rights and challenges white versions of history. He has written dozens of songs, most notably From Little Things Big Things Grow, co-written with Kelly. Carmody in 2015. Credit:Janie Barrett Speaking from his home near the Darling …

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Accused in drug ring cried in policeman’s home after bust, court hears

Detective Sergeant Prosser gave evidence on Thursday that he spoke with Mr Bishop, whom he had only met eight or 10 times, and he “was a bit down”. “He didn’t appear to be in the mood for celebrating … a mate’s birthday,” Detective Sergeant Prosser told the jury. Under questioning …

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Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right

Last summer was the hottest on record. Period. And it’s going to get hotter and hotter if we do nothing about it. Loading Recently, I came back from a trip to Tasmania where we visited the beautiful Cradle Mountain national park. As we drove to the entrance, we passed acres …

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The media raids: Morrison has judged the electorate so well

We need to have faith in the organs of state Does the Prime Minister expect Australians to be reassured by his assertion that the AFP acted independently in launching the raids? The media reports which were the target of the raids occurred some time ago – in 2017, in the …

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