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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security. In a statement, the company said the security of the iPhone did not rely on “the secrecy of its source code”. It said it always encouraged…

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US investigating source of deadly multistate E. coli outbreak

U.S. authorities said today that they continue to investigate a deadly multistate outbreak of E. coli infections that may be tied to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 people in 13 states had been diagnosed with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 infections. “This pathotype is the one most commonly heard about in the news in association with foodborne outbreaks,” the U.S. agency said on its website. The illnesses were reported in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,…

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Apple to release source code for pre-Mac computer Lisa

The source code for Apple’s Lisa, the computer that pre-dated the Mac, is to be released, allowing anyone to tinker with an important slice of IT history. The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced that it had recovered the code and that Apple was reviewing it. Once the code is cleared for release, it will be made available at some point in 2018. The computer is generally regarded to have been one of Apple’s biggest flops. CHM’s software curator Al Kossow announced the news on a Lisa mailing list for fans….

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California officials probe source of Legionnaires' cases

Three new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports. Legionnaires’ has sickened a total of 15 people, two of whom have died. The four not connected to Disneyland lived in or had visited Anaheim — suggesting there could be sources of infection not yet discovered, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from…

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The Source: Interior styles and homeware trends

SOFT TOUCH Jennifer Fowler and Rebekka Carey-Smith are Jennifer + Smith, a local Sydney studio creating hand screen-printed and digitally printed cushions, throws and totes. The New Zealanders, who now live in Australia, threw in their respective jobs as landscape architect and business manager to focus on something more creatively satisfying. They work with linens, cottons and outdoor fabrics to create a bright, well-tailored range. Kandinsky cushion in chartreuse (pictured), $ 119. Jennifer + Smith, jenniferandsmith.com.au. RIOT SQUAD Sage and Clare’s eclectic new Marais Collection embraces textural woven yarn-dyed bed linen, luxurious…

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Gaming 

Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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Technology 

Future Energy: LA crystals turn cars into energy source

Los Angeles is the car capital of the world with traffic a part of daily conversation as people estimate how many hours they will be stuck in a jam on their commute home each night. But what if the cars they spend so much time in could be used to generate electricity using crystals embedded in tarmac that can capture energy via the vehicle’s vibrations? It may sound like a typical La La Land idea but in fact the California Energy Commission is investing $ 2m in two pilot studies…

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