macOS Catalina and iOS 13 might use Face ID and Touch ID to sign onto iCloud

macOS Catalina and iOS 13 might use Face ID and Touch ID to sign onto iCloud

Apple appears to be testing out a new way for users to log onto iCloud.com with its next operating systems, according to 9to5Mac. The site reports that users who have installed the beta for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina can sign onto their accounts using Face ID and Touch ID, on their devices. Beta users who visit beta.icloud.com either on their beta-equipped device or on their desktop are greeted with a popup asking…

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US women’s soccer team wins its fourth World Cup

US women’s soccer team wins its fourth World Cup

The US women’s national team has won in France and will now continue its fight for equal pay. The United States beat the Netherlands in the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Sunday 2-0, following a month-long tournament that attracted more attention to the sport — and to social issues surrounding the women’s league — than ever before. The 8th Women’s World Cup, which kicked off on June 7, culminated Sunday evening at Parc Olympique Lyonnais,…

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Stranger Things 3 cements the show as the YA series of our age. For better and worse.

Stranger Things 3 cements the show as the YA series of our age. For better and worse.

Three reasons the show is struggling to grow darker and more mature where other YA series have thrived. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for June 30 through July 6 is “The Battle of Starcourt,” the season three finale of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Stranger Things is arguably…

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In leaked memos, Britain’s ambassador to the US calls Trump “clumsy and inept”

In leaked memos, Britain’s ambassador to the US calls Trump “clumsy and inept”

The British government defended the memos, saying they met Downing Street’s expectations of “honest, unvarnished assessment[s].” Britain’s ambassador to the United States called President Donald Trump “uniquely dysfunctional” and expressed grave concerns about American economic and foreign policy in a series of cables that were leaked to the British tabloid the Daily Mail and published on Saturday. The leaked cables, prepared by Sir Kim Darroch (who has served as ambassador from Britain to the US…

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Watch the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan

Watch the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan

Disney released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action version of Mulan during today’s Women’s World Cup final, showing off a sweeping adventure flick set in China’s Han dynasty. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and starring Yifei Liu in the lead role, the film will join the ranks of the studio’s other animation-to-live-action efforts when it’s released next March. Yifei plays Hua Mulan, the daughter of Hua Zhou (played by Tzi Ma), a strict…

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A strange interstellar object is coming to Earth in this excerpt from The Last Astronaut

A strange interstellar object is coming to Earth in this excerpt from The Last Astronaut

David Wellington is known for his wide-ranging catalog of stories, such as his Monsters, Vampires, Werewolves, and Plague novels, and branched into space opera a couple of years ago with his The Silence trilogy (Forsaken Skies, Forgotten Worlds, and Forbidden Suns), which he wrote under the name D. Nolan Clark. Later this month, he’ll release his latest science fiction thriller, The Last Astronaut. In it, astronaut Sally Jansen has been working to come to grips…

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