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Mastodon now has an official iPhone app

31-Jul-2021 05:24

Decentralized social network Mastodon now has an official iPhone app. The nonprofit behind Mastodon on iOS today, supplementing an existing web version and several for iOS, Android, and other platforms. The app is free and offers a similar feature set to Mastodon’s core service, although it doesn’t include Mastodon’s broad local and federated timelines.

Mastodon describes the app as particularly geared toward getting new users on board the nontraditional social platform. As we’ve , Mastodon looks similar to Twitter but is built around (and the protocol) rather than a single central network. You can create your account on a community of your choice...

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Elon Musk weighs in on Epic Games v. Apple suit

31-Jul-2021 04:50

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO called Apple's App Store fees a "de facto global tax on the Internet." His comment comes ahead of a decision in the suit.

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A Tesla Megapack burst into flames at ‘Victorian Big Battery’

31-Jul-2021 04:02

A rendering of what the “Victorian Big Battery” will look like when completed. | Image: Neoen

A Tesla Megapack today during initial testing of a highly in Victoria, Australia. Luckily, there were no injuries or disruptions to the local electricity supply, reports. The blaze posed no risk of spreading to the nearby community, according to , but it did trigger a toxic smoke warning for residents who were told to stay indoors, the reported. The cause of the fire is still unclear.

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81 Million Americans Are Suffering Under Heat Watches and Warnings

31-Jul-2021 03:20

Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service.

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McDonald's made a shockingly attractive PS5 controller, apparently

31-Jul-2021 02:54

Twitch streamers in Australia are helping give away the hamburger-themed Dual Sense gamepad.

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Chipotle email marketing hacked to send phishing emails

31-Jul-2021 02:39

Cybercriminals recently sent at least 120 malicious emails after gaining access to an email marketing account used by Chipotle.

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Broadway, Met Opera will require proof of vaccination and masks as shows resume

31-Jul-2021 02:08

Theater is reopening in New York, but shows are taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees a ‘de facto global tax on the Internet’

31-Jul-2021 01:37

Photo By: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Elon Musk has had a busy Friday on Twitter. After in response to a wild story alleging he demanded to take over as the company’s CEO as part of an acquisition offer, Musk has now tweeted his support of Epic Games’ fight against Apple over App Store policies.

“Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet,” . “Epic is right.”

Epic is currently embroiled in , arguing that its App Store rules, which allow Apple to take a 30 percent commission on many transactions on the App Store, are unfair and anti-competitive.

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Elon Musk and Apple deny wild story that he tried to replace Tim Cook

31-Jul-2021 00:35

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly demanded to become Apple’s CEO in a 2016 phone call with current Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to an upcoming book about Tesla. The story, shared by , comes from by The Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins.

As the book tells it, Cook suggested to Musk that Apple acquire Tesla, and Musk said he wanted to be CEO. Cook reportedly agreed, but Musk clarified that he wanted to be the CEO of Apple. “According to a former aide who heard (Musk’s) retelling of the exchange,” Cook said “Fuck you” before hanging up the phone.

But Musk and Apple have both suggested that the conversation couldn’t have happened because Musk and Cook have...

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Forza Motorsport 7 is dead, long live Forza Motorsport - Roadshow

30-Jul-2021 05:44

The Xbox racing sim is going the way of the dodo bird on Sept. 15, unless you already own it.

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