Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod speakers to work together as a stereo pair. Messages in iCloud was first announced a year ago at WWDC 2017 as a way of keeping conversations up-to-date across all your Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Its introduction means you’ll now be able to access your entire Messages history when you…

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The Way by Kristen Wolf

Book Summary Anna is a striking and spirited young girl living in ancient Palestine where being a daughter is a disappointment. While her father excitedly anticipates the birth of his first son, the invisible Anna endures a life of drudgery. One bright spot in her world is the crippled old woman living by the village well who declares that the headstrong girl possesses a powerful destiny. But before the elder can reveal her prophecy an unexpected tragedy strikes Anna’s family and her father—dressing Anna as a boy—sells his daughter to a band of wandering shepherds. Abandoned and armed with only…

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How Global Sporting Events Run On Bribes & Help Dictators

Soccer: it’s the sport the rest of the world calls “football”, despite how loud America yells otherwise. It’s also the global obsession that peaks every 4 years with a World Cup. This year’s Cup is about to start in Russia. 2026’s Cup is about to get awarded to the United States and Canada and Mexico, maybe. And everyone is abuzz about which of the perennial contenders (minus Italy, minus the Netherlands) will win it all. That passion for the game means big crowds, big glory, and big money. But did you know it also created the world’s most brazen white…

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Illustrator Shows How Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Pursued Careers In 2018, And The Result Is Awesome

“I’ve seen numerous reimaginings of the princesses but not one like this — showing them as successful career women,” Burt told Bored Panda. “To many people, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. I wanted to create these to inspire others in hopes that they can find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference.” “This project took about two and a half months to complete. This was a passions project that I had to juggle with my normal day-to-day responsibilities at work, but I was able to complete roughly…

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Someone Figured Out How Far Frodo and Sam Walked in Lord of the Rings

Imgur user mattsawizard took the seemingly painstaking time to figure out the relative distance that Frodo and Sam walked in their journey to rid Middle Earth of the one ring. It’s tough to gauge distance in the Lord of the Rings books, but this really puts it into perspective. And probably put lots of blisters on their hairy hobbit feet. 1 From Hobbiton to Bree Pin It Via mattsawizard The genius who figured this out is English and so mostly used those touchstones to give a sense of the distance. From Hobbiton to Bree, where the traveling hobbits first meet…

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Jokes aside, here are the 6 Michelle Wolf quotes from the WHCD we should be talking about.

Comedian, screenwriter, and activist Michelle Wolf hosted the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. And, well, she didn’t hold back. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix. The dinner hosts journalists, comedians, and politicians from around the nation. The president is usually in the audience, but Donald Trump opted not to attend for the second year in a row. The impressive, raunchy, and downright unapologetic Wolf used the momentous opportunity to mesh comedy and reality to shed a light on the serious, problematic situations happening in America right now. Many pundits have referred to her performance as “controversial,” and it’s…

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Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

(CNN)Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions, I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I started this worldwide, in-depth investigation, I was not particularly impressed by the results of medical marijuana research, but a few years later, as I started to dedicate time with patients and scientists in various countries, I came to a different conclusion. Not only can cannabis work for a variety of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain, sometimes, it is the only thing that works. I changed my mind, and I am certain you…

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Wrath of the Fury Blade by Geoff Habiger & Coy Kissee

Wrath of the Fury Blade Cover

Story Summary The brutal murder of Lavalé fey Avecath, the King’s First Magistrate, and adviser, interrupts Constable Inspector Reva Lunaria’s day off. The victim’s status makes this a high-profile investigation, bringing with it unwanted attention from Senior Inquisitor Ailan Malvaceä of the Sucra, the King’s secret police. The manner of the victim’s death makes this case even more intriguing. A body cut perfectly in half – from top to bottom – is a rare occurrence, even in a city filled with all manner of magic weapons. All of this would be challenging enough, but Inspector Lunaria must also deal with a new…

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Brazils tech startups begin to expand globally

Manoel Lemos Startups in Brazil, Latin America’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no longer solely focused on Brazil as their only frontier to conquer. Based on conversations with founders and in tracking the news, dozens of startups born in Brazil have realized they can compete on a global scale and expand their companies quickly by exporting their business models to other regional markets around the world, including Canada, Colombia, Europe, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. Yet, as the country that is home to the world’s eighth largest economy slowly pulls out of a long recession with its first annual…

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Man, 73, smashes Porsche through wall

You may also like: The gargantuan air freighter that looks like a whale ‘Be curious’ graffiti tribute to Stephen Hawking Man, 106, zips into world record books Sgt Shead added the driver, from Colchester, would be offered a “fitness to drive” course and the DVLA notified. Porsche 911 Targa 4S facts Price: Just over £101,000 Top speed: 188mph (303km/h) Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 4.4 seconds Source: Porsche.com Image Copyright @SgtColinShead @SgtColinShead Image copyright Essex Police Image caption The 73-year-old man was not injured, police said

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