Could Apple’s Tile competitor arrive next week, next month or in 2021?

Apple’s  upcoming virtual product launch will kick off on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST) in Apple Park. We’re mainly expecting to see the iPhone 12, but there’s still hope for some other surprises including Apple’s long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. 



a close up of a egg: We could finally get AirTags at the upcoming Apple Event. Apple


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We could finally get AirTags at the upcoming Apple Event. Apple

If AirTags don’t appear at the Oct. 13 event, we could see them at Apple’s rumored November event, when the tech giant is expected to announce the first Mac laptop with Apple Silicon. Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

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The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before that software arrived. 

When Apple debuted new ultrawideband, or UWB, technology in

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AirTags: Could Apple’s Tile competitor arrive next week, next month or in 2021?

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We could finally get AirTags at the upcoming Apple Event.


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Apple’s upcoming virtual product launch will kick off on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST) in Apple Park. We’re mainly expecting to see the iPhone 12, but there’s still hope for some other surprises including Apple’s long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. 

If AirTags don’t appear at the Oct. 13 event, we could see them at Apple’s rumored November event, when the tech giant is expected to announce the first Mac laptop with Apple Silicon. Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before

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Tech Talk: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and it can help keep you safe – Business – seacoastonline.com

First and foremost, I want to let readers know this will be my final Tech Talk column for Seacoast Media Group. For the last 14 years, I’ve tried to share timely and informative columns about technology that will help businesses and individuals better take advantage of the incredible capabilities that technology provides us all.

Can you imagine navigating the current pandemic without technology? No remote work, no remote learning, no virtual events, no family Zoom or FaceTime. The list goes on and on.

I hope you’ve benefited from what I’ve shared over the years. I appreciate the feedback and questions I’ve received from many of you. I also want to thank the editorial team at Seacoast Media Group, specifically Rick Fabrizio for always keeping me on track and supporting this column. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for reading. It’s been my pleasure to share my passion with

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The PlayStation Store is reportedly getting an update later this month

If you prefer buying older PlayStation games over the web or on mobile, you may not be able to do that for much longer. Sony has informed developers that it plans to revamp its digital storefront for those versions later this month, removing users’ options to purchase games and DLC released initially on the PS3, PSP, and Vita from a mobile device or PC, Planète Vita reports.





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Effective October 19th, the PlayStation web store will remove that option, according to Planète Vita and the mobile app’s update will be available on October 28th. Users will still be allowed to make new purchases for PlayStation legacy titles, but they will have to purchase them directly from PS3, PSP, Vita, or PS4 gaming consoles. However, it is important to note that this only applies to new purchases, and any previous purchases for any legacy

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Last Month Warmest September On Record Globally: EU

Earth’s surface was warmer last month than during any September on record, with temperatures since January tracking those of the hottest ever calendar year in 2016, the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme said Wednesday.

This year has now seen three months of record warmth — January, May and September — with June and April virtually tied for first, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported.

“There is currently little difference between 2020 and 2016 for the year-to-date,” Copernicus senior scientist Freja Vambourg told AFP.

For the 12-month period through September, the planet was nearly 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

That is alarmingly close to the 1.5C threshold for severe impacts detailed in a major 2018 report by the UN’s climate science advisory panel, the IPCC.

The Paris Agreement has enjoined nations to cap global warming at “well below” 2C, and 1.5C if feasible.

2020 has thus far seen three record-warm months -- January, May and September -- with two others, June and April, virtually tied for first 2020 has thus far seen three record-warm

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UI, Create Button Functions Are Still Mysteries One Month Before Launch

KEY POINTS

  • Prospective PS5 buyers remain intrigued over the UI and create button
  • Despite allowing people to demo games, Sony has yet to reveal these DualSense functions 
  • It remains uncertain if Sony will clear these up before the console launches on Nov. 12

Despite the PlayStation 5 console launch rapidly approaching, Sony is still keeping certain aspects of its DualSense controller a mystery.

During a recent preview event, both the console’s menus and the new controller button were purposely made inaccessible to players who had the opportunity to try the new system, Screen Rant noted.

The Verge reported that some members of the Japanese media and influencers were given early access to the PS5 at an event and were allowed to play some games on the console. Footage from “Astro’s Playroom,” “Godfall” and some other games were posted online, but attendees were not given access to the unit’s user interface.

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OnePlus N10, OnePlus N100 tipped to launch in the US this month

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  • OnePlus is apparently set to launch the N10 and N100 phones later this month.
  • The two phones are expected to be more affordable than the OnePlus Nord.
  • Their availability could be limited to the US market.

OnePlus is gearing up for a new Nord launch. We know this because the company has been posting cryptic teasers on its dedicated Nord Instagram account. We’ve also heard several rumors about upcoming affordable OnePlus phones in the Nord series.

Now, tipster Mukul Sharma claims that OnePlus will launch the OnePlus N10 and N100 later this month. The N in the name likely denotes the Nord series.

OnePlus N10 launch rumor

So what are these phones all about? According to previous rumors, the OnePlus N10 is the first US-bound Nord series phone. Sharma also claims that both the OnePlus N10 and N100 are unlikely to launch in India and that they’re likely coming to the US instead.

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LRD is proud supporter of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > Story Article View

CINCINNATI– (Oct. 1, 2020) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an observance tied to the Army’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” promotes educating employees and hiring authorities about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

“Emphasis should be on the point that people with disabilities are typically creative problem solvers; they must be able to navigate a world historically designed for people without disabilities,” noted Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary, of the Army’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

In 1945, Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to include individuals with all types of disabilities. Congress expanded the week to a month in 1988 and changed the commemoration to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

This year marks not only the

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Japan August household spending seen falling for 11th straight month

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese household spending is expected to have fallen for a 11th straight month in August, a Reuters poll found on Friday, suggesting the coronavirus crisis is still weighing heavily on consumer confidence.

Analysts say the economy is rebounding gradually after suffering its worst post-war contraction in the second quarter, but the jobs and wage situation remain weak.

New COVID-19 cases in Japan have been on a general downward trend recently but appear to be levelling off.

Household spending likely fell 6.9 % in August from a year earlier, the poll of 14 economists showed, after a 7.6 % fall in July.

Compared with the previous month, household spending is forecast to have risen 3.2% in August from a 6.5% decline, the poll found.

“As the coronavirus cases resurged in Japan, people’s self-restraint stance towards spending on entertainment and tourism persisted,” said Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin

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Is October Usually A Good Month?

Investor’s Business Daily has recently published an article that may have put Apple investors at ease. According to them, the market has a reputation for performing poorly in October, a month that just started this past Thursday. But when it comes to Apple, the story is different.

IBD has looked back five years and noticed that shares of the Cupertino company have been a top eight October performer among all S&P 500 names. This sounds encouraging. But to me, five years seem like too short a time frame to draw firm conclusions upon. So, I went further back in time: to Apple’s IPO year of 1980.

October has been phenomenal

The histogram below illustrates Apple’s performance in October only. The x-axis depicts the return buckets, and each bar represents the number of months that have fallen within each bucket. Below are some key observations:

  • On average, Apple has
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