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Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with new text-styling features
Today, Apple released Pages 8.1, Numbers 6.1, and Keynote 9.1 for Mac, and the company also updated the accompanying apps on iOS. This is a small features update for the iWork suite, but some of the additions give functionality users have been requesting for a while.

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FedEx sues US government over export controls after Huawei problems
Federal Express is suing the US Department of Commerce, arguing that US export control laws are so onerous that it's impossible for FedEx to comply with them. US laws "require considerably more screening than possible from common carriers like FedEx," the company argues in a legal complaint filed in a DC federal court on Monday.

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Microsoft beefs up cloud-storage security with OneDrive Personal Vault
Microsoft is launching a new layer of security for users of its OneDrive cloud storage service. OneDrive Personal Vault is a new section of your storage that's accessed through two-step verification, or a "strong authentication method," although Microsoft didn't define the latter term. Microsoft notes that fingerprinting, face scans, PINs, and one-time codes by email, SMS, or an authenticator app…

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North Korea reveals explosive HIV outbreak—after claiming to be disease-free
North Korea is experiencing an explosive outbreak of HIV amid limited access to diagnostic testing and treatments, according to an exclusive report by Science. Independent researchers and government health officials tell the outlet that the isolated East Asian country confirmed its first HIV case in 1999 and has quietly watched infections balloon to over 8,300 cases in the last few…

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Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore
Monarch butterflies engage in a spectacular migration that encompasses multiple generations. They surf the green wave of spring as it spreads north, producing new generations on the way. Then, as autumn sets in, that generation of butterflies shuts down reproduction and starts heading south, eventually reaching their wintering grounds in staggering numbers.

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BMW speeds up plans to electrify 25 new models, now due by 2023
In Munich on Tuesday, BMW revealed it is speeding up the plan to electrify its model range. Previously, it had committed to introducing 25 electric vehicles by the year 2025. Now, those EVs will reach us by 2023. Of those 25, BMW says more than half will be battery EVs, with the remainder being plug-in hybrid EVs (hopefully).

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Steam and Ubuntu clash over 32-bit libs
It has been a tumultuous week for gaming on Linux. Last Tuesday afternoon, Canonical's Steve Langasek announced that 32-bit libs would be frozen (kept as-is, with no new builds or updates) as of this October's interim 19.10 release, codenamed "Eoan Ermine." Langasek was pretty clear that this did not mean abandoning support for running 32-bit applications, however.

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Dealmaster: Take 30% off a variety of Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by an expansive 30%-off sale on video games for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One currently going on at Target. Further Reading remake review: Beautiful, terrifying, and annoyingThe catch here is that the discount doesn't apply to typical shipping; instead, you…

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Cease-and-desist transforms Mario Royale into DMCA Royale
Web-based game attracted quite a bit of attention last week by taking Nintendo's well-known mascot and placing him next to 74 other human-controlled doppelgangers in a race through level designs taken directly from popular Mario games. Further ReadingNintendo’s DMCA-backed quest against online fan gamesGiven Nintendo's litigious reputation when it comes to fan games, it's perhaps no surprise that the "game…