2018 MacBook Pro Software Update Released To Fix CPU Throttling Issue

2018 MacBook Pro software update has just been released to fix CPU throttling issue and improving performance. Here are the details. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

2018 MacBook Pro software update has just been released to fix CPU throttling issue and improving performance. Here are the details.


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Google is bringing voice commands to Hangouts Meet hardware

Today at the Google Next conference in San Francisco, the company announced it would soon be enhancing Google meeting hardware to allow voice commands. For many people setting up meetings remains a major problem and pain point. The company wants to bring the same voice-enabled artificial intelligence it uses for tools like Google Assistant to […]

Today at the Google Next conference in San Francisco, the company announced it would soon be enhancing Google meeting hardware to allow voice commands.

For many people setting up meetings remains a major problem and pain point. The company wants to bring the same voice-enabled artificial intelligence it uses for tools like Google Assistant to meeting hardware. To that end, the company introduced Voice Commands for Meet today.

This will allow users to say, “Hey Google, start the meeting.” And this is just a starting point. They promise to be adding additional commands over time. They will be adding this functionality later this year.

Just last Fall, the company launched the Hangouts Meet hardware program, which provided a way for Meet customers to launch meetings using Google or other hardware such as the traditional Cisco or Polycom hardware found in many conference rooms. Google reports that customers have set up thousands of these Hangouts Meet-enabled meeting rooms.

By providing some simple commands to set up the meeting, invite participants, join a meeting and so forth using your voice, it can greatly simplify the sometimes complicated activity of meeting administration, which even after all this years often seems unnecessarily complicated and frustrating for many people.

Users are certainly getting used to interacting with devices thanks to Google Home, the Amazon Echo and similar devices.

It’s worth noting that Google is not alone in trying to bring voice-enabled hardware into the meeting room. Last November, Cisco announced Cisco Spark Assistant to bring voice commands specifically to Cisco meeting room hardware. The underlying the voice recognition technology comes from the MindMeld acquisition, a conversational AI startup that Cisco bought in May 2017 for $125 million.

Snap Kills Snapcash, Its Peer-to-Peer Payment Service

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Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its peer-to-peer payment service. It looks as though Snapcash has never really taken off in the way Snap originally hoped, but its disappearance will still be a loss for those who use it on a regular basis. In 2014, Snap launched Snapcash as an alternative to Venmo. Snapcash, which was possible thanks to a partnership with Square, let you easily send money to friends. However, four years on and Snap has decided Snapcash has outlived its usefulness. Snap Shutters Snapcash TechCrunch broke the story after uncovering code in the Snapchat app including a “Snapcash deprecation…

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Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its peer-to-peer payment service. It looks as though Snapcash has never really taken off in the way Snap originally hoped, but its disappearance will still be a loss for those who use it on a regular basis.

In 2014, Snap launched Snapcash as an alternative to Venmo. Snapcash, which was possible thanks to a partnership with Square, let you easily send money to friends. However, four years on and Snap has decided Snapcash has outlived its usefulness.

Snap Shutters Snapcash

TechCrunch broke the story after uncovering code in the Snapchat app including a “Snapcash deprecation message”. This reads as, “Snapcash will no longer be available after %s [date]”. The date has since been confirmed as August 30, 2018.

Snap hasn’t officially announced the news, but did say, “Snapcash was our first product created in partnership with another company—Square. We’re thankful for all the Snapchatters who used Snapcash for the last four years and for Square’s partnership!”

There is speculation that Snap has decided to can Snapcash after discovering people were using it as a means to pay for erotic content. A quick Twitter search reveals people hawking explicit photos of themselves for Snapcash payments.

Snapcash was intended to allow friends to split restaurant bills or Uber fares. So, to see it being used to pay “adult entertainers” will surely have rankled with Snap. Especially as it wasn’t exactly a big name in the world of peer-to-peer payment services.

Alternatives to Snapcash

We suspect most people won’t have even heard of Snapcash, which is the most likely reason Snap is getting rid of it. In the end, people will use the payment service that makes most sense to them, which clearly wasn’t ever going to be Snapcash.

Still, not to worry, as there are plenty of other ways of sending money to people. Options include the aforementioned Venmo, as well as PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, and Apple Pay Cash. But let’s not forget that cold, hard cash still exists.

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Apple to release software update fixing 2018 MacBook Pro thermal throttling issue

Apple on Tuesday announced that it would be pushing out a fix to the thermal throttling issue affecting the 2018 MacBook Pro. The fix is included in a today’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update, according to the company…. Read the…

2018 MacBook Pro reviewsApple on Tuesday announced that it would be pushing out a fix to the thermal throttling issue affecting the 2018 MacBook Pro. The fix is included in a today’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update, according to the company.... Read the rest of this post here


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How to download and install macOS 10.13.6 on your Mac

How do you install macOS High Sierra? Here’s how!

Apple’s new supplemental update to macOS 10.13.6 address thermal throttling issues in the latest generation of MacBook Pro.

What’s new in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6:

The latest update to macOS 10.13.6 fixes a bug that caused the thermal management system in the new MacBook Pro models to drive down clock speeds under heavy thermal load in a way that was unintended by Apple.

What’s new in macOS High Sierra
How to download and install macOS High Sierra updates

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of your Mac’s screen.
Select App Store from the drop-down menu.

Click Update next to macOS Sierra in the Updates section of the Mac App Store.

Your Mac will need to restart after the download has been installed, so make sure your save your progress for any program you are currently working in.

How to turn on automatic updates

You don’t have to manually update macOS every time a new one launches. You can turn on a…

How do you install macOS High Sierra? Here's how!

Apple's new supplemental update to macOS 10.13.6 address thermal throttling issues in the latest generation of MacBook Pro.

What's new in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6:

The latest update to macOS 10.13.6 fixes a bug that caused the thermal management system in the new MacBook Pro models to drive down clock speeds under heavy thermal load in a way that was unintended by Apple.

How to download and install macOS High Sierra updates

  1. Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of your Mac's screen.
  2. Select App Store from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click Update next to macOS Sierra in the Updates section of the Mac App Store.

    • Your Mac will need to restart after the download has been installed, so make sure your save your progress for any program you are currently working in.

How to turn on automatic updates

You don't have to manually update macOS every time a new one launches. You can turn on automatic updates and it will download in the background.

How to turn on automatic updates for macOS Sierra

Any macOS download or install questions?

Let us know in the comments!

Update July 24, 2018: Apple has released a supplementary update to macOS 10.13.6 which fixes a bug related to thermal throttling on the latest generation of MacBook Pro.

Uber hits 10 billion trips

Last month, Uber hit 10 billion completed trips across rides and deliveries, the company announced today. This comes about one year after Uber hit five billion trips. Lyft, Uber’s main competitor in the U.S., hit half a billion rides last October. Uber officially hit the milestone on June 10, 2018 when 173 trips and deliveries simultaneously […]

Last month, Uber hit 10 billion completed trips across rides and deliveries, the company announced today. This comes about one year after Uber hit five billion trips. Lyft, Uber’s main competitor in the U.S., hit half a billion rides last October.

Uber officially hit the milestone on June 10, 2018 when 173 trips and deliveries simultaneously started at 10:12pm GMT. The trips were in 21 countries across five continents.

This milestone is despite Uber’s many struggles since it first launched in 2010. As many of you are probably aware of, Uber has faced a bevy of criticism in recent history pertaining to its workplace culture, the behavior of its former CEO Travis Kalanick and more.

If you want to hear more about Uber from the boss himself, be sure to hit up TC Disrupt, where I’ll be chatting with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.