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Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ gets saved from cancellation by Pop TV

Often when we hear about canceled shows getting a second life in the rapidly expanding streaming ecosystem, you’d expect it’s the likes of Netflix or Amazon extending the lifespan of an axed network series. Not so this time around. In a rare development, cable network Pop TV has renewed One Day at a Time, several months after Netflix cancelled the beloved sitcom.

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How to Enroll in the iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and iPadOS Public Betas

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The public betas for iOS 13, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 are finally available. Here’s a quick recap of how to sign up, and what testers can expect from these beta builds.

How to sign up for and download iOS 13, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and tvOS
In order to receive access to each beta, you’ll need to sign up to Apple’s Beta Software Progam, which requires an Apple ID (naturally).

Open the Apple Beta Program page on whatever device you want the beta (and use the Safari browser to make this easy).
Click “Sign up” and use your Apple ID to sign in
Accept the user agreement.
Select the beta you wish to enroll in, then scroll down to the “Get Started” section and click the “enroll you [device]” link.
Apple will give you some additional instructions to follow. The short version: You’ll have to install a beta profile to your device, which will then unlock the beta as a regular Software Update—found within your device’s settings menu.
What to expect
While these betas only recently became open to the public, the dev community (and Lifehacker readers) have been able to play around with them for a bit longer. If you’re just getting started, we’ve published lots of stories about the latest and greatest features available in iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and iPadOS. (And if you’re interested in how iOS 13 is shaping up against its Google-y competitor, here’s how the iOS 13 and Android Q betas compare.)

As we always say about installing beta software, these operating systems are still being finalized. You’ll probably run into bugs, glitches, and find that some apps aren’t yet supported. While you probably shouldn’t run the beta on your primary device—especially if you need it to always be operational for, say, your job—the public beta is at least a little bit more stable than the first developer betas for these operating systems. (Not perfect, just better.)

Should you join the public beta, be sure to be a good tester and report any bugs or other feedback through Apple’s Feedback Assistant page (or app). If you’re simply giving the new operating systems a test run, be sure to follow Apple’s backup steps—do not forget to make a backup of your device before you install the beta—so you can undo the updates and keep most of your data intact if you ever want to roll back to iOS 12. (You can also find backup and restore options for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV in Apple’s beta software program information.)

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NASA’s Mars orbiter spotted the ‘Star Trek’ logo on Mars and fans are freaking out – BGR

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an incredibly useful tool that allows scientists to image areas of the planet’s surface with ultra-sharp detail. It has revealed many things about Mars and offered insights into how the planet’s weather has affected its geography over millions and sometimes billions of years.

Apparently, it’s also really good at building hype with sci-fi fans.

One of the orbiter’s recent images of the Red Planet is getting far more attention than most, and it’s causing quite a stir on social media. In the image, the long-still remains of an ancient dune catch the eye immediately, and for good reason: it’s in the shape of the Star Trek logo.

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This Goofy Apple Computer Video From 1987 Has Futuristic Gadgets That We’re Still Waiting For

Apple Computer was an innovative and nimble company in 1987, so it makes sense that people at the tech giant would imagine a world dominated by Apple ten years into the future. And that’s precisely what it did when it released this goofy video from the perspective of the year 1997.

 

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DHS issues warning about Medtronic implantable defibrillator flaws

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The Department of Homeland Security and Medtronic are advising people with the latter’s implantable defibrillators to keep their monitors and programmers updated and in sight. A warning issued by the department says over 20 Medtronic products are afflicted with vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers nearby. Sixteen of the products are implantable defibrillators — some still sold around the world today — while the others are the defibrillators’ bedside monitors and programmers. According to the Star Tribune, as many as 750,000 devices for the heart come with the flaws.

Medtronic(This is one of the affected Medtronic programmers, which allow doctors to tweak the implant’s settings.)

Implantable defibrillators are placed under the skin to monitor the patient’s heart. If they detect a wildly irregular rhythm, they shoot out electric shocks to restore the person’s normal heartbeat. The vulnerabilities allow bad actors to change or inject data sent between a defib and its programming device. Medtronic’s affected products don’t use use formal authentication or authorization protections, which means attackers can alter the implant’s settings and potentially harm the patient.

Since the hacker has to be in close proximity to the affected devices, though, the company told Star Tribune that the risk of physical harm to patients with implants appears to be low. It also said that it’s now monitoring its network for signs of exploit attempts, and it ensured patients that its defibrillators will automatically shut down wireless communications if they receive unusual commands.

Even so, the company is reminding patients to only use devices obtained directly from healthcare providers and to keep wireless communications open so they’d receive the security patch when it rolls out. Also, in addition to physically keeping monitors and programmers safe, Medtronic is discouraging patients from plugging USB sticks and other unapproved accessories into the devices.

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