Having used the new 11-inch model for almost a week, it makes a decent case for a hybrid of all three wrapped into one. A quick disclaimer: I’m a regular iPad Pro user. I use it for work (a lot) and for non-work (movies, the web and photo-editing). So I’m naturally interested in some of the upgraded features on this new model. So far, it’s a really decent upgrade. Paired with the new Smart Keyboard Folio case, it’s sturdier and faster than the existing iPad Pro with a slightly larger screen (despite being the same physical size). It has also somewhat opened up its connection possibilities, thanks to the replacement of the Lightning port with a USB-C port. (In time, this could be a critical pivot in boosting the iPad Pro as a productivity tool.) But it’s also upped its game with graphics and processor speed, meaning that it is becoming a capable games and entertainment machine. And storage is now on par with almost any laptop: my test model has a whopping … [Read more...] about Is Apple’s new iPad Pro a good enough upgrade to be a laptop killer?
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Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. JOHN DICKERSON: It's Sunday, October 28th. I am John Dickerson and this is FACE THE NATION. Hatred and horror at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh as a gunman goes on an anti-Semitic shooting rampage, killing eleven worshippers and injuring six more in what the Anti-Defamation League believes to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in America's history. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil, hard to believe, and, frankly, something that is unimaginable. We must all rise above the hate, move past our divisions; and embrace our common destiny as Americans. JOHN DICKERSON: But at the end of the week where at least fourteen pipe bombs were sent to critics of President Trump the country is on edge, and Americans are looking for answers and a way to curb the anger and divisions that exist today. We'll talk with two senators working together on that issue for a … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on October 28, 2018
LVIV, Ukraine -- On a warm autumn day in western Ukraine, the wedding party of Oleksa Dovbush and his bride-to-be sing their way through a village en route to the church. But the frolicking stops when the carriage of the landowner collides into them. Duchess Yablonovska orders her guards to remove them, a fight ensues, and Dovbush is captured. The scene is the turning point of a new biopic, titled Dovbush, about a real-life 18th-century Robin Hood of sorts who, after escaping imprisonment, led an outlaw group that robbed rich landowners in the bucolic Carpathian Mountains to give to poor Ukrainian villagers until his death at the hands of his lover's husband. With a top Ukrainian director at the helm, a budget of more than $3 million (roughly $2.3 million of which comes from the Ukrainian state), and a story about fighting a repressive overlord, the film epitomizes the surprising rise of Ukraine's film industry. For decades, Ukraine's modest film industry has been overshadowed by that … [Read more...] about Ukrainian Filmmaking Emerges From The Shadows, But Can ‘Patriotism’ Pack Cinemas?
Wales’ fastest growing indigenous business can be revealed as ALS Managed Services. The innovative recruitment and staffing solutions firm, which recently moved from Pontypool to Caerphilly, tops this year’s Wales Fast Growth project, which ranks the 50 fastest growing indigenous businesses based on revenue growth over the past two years. ALS Managed Services, which works with some of the largest recycling and warehousing companies in the UK, and was recently acquired in a management buyout led by chief executive Steve Langian, achieved a staggering revenue growth of 4,237.6%, between 2015-17 with sales up from £250,264 to £10.85m. The annual list, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was started by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans. Prof Jones-Evans said: "Every year the list identifies some incredible businesses that are making a significant difference to their sectors, markets and communities, and that this year was no exception." The largest sector this … [Read more...] about Wales Fast Growth 50,2018: These are the fastest growing companies in Wales
60 Comments By John D. McKinnon and John D. McKinnon The Wall Street Journal BiographyJohn D. McKinnon @johndmckinnon [email protected] Douglas MacMillan Douglas MacMillan The Wall Street Journal BiographyDouglas MacMillan @dmac1 [email protected] Updated Sept. 20, 2018 12:27 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails. In a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others, as long as Google determines that their privacy policies adequately disclose potential uses. “Developers may share data … [Read more...] about Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts