On Monday, the week begins, during which we will get to know Nobel Prize winners in six areas. This year, exceptionally, two literary Noble will be awarded, including an outstanding 2018 prize, unannounced due to scandal.
Traditionally, on Monday, we will meet the Nobel Prize winner in medicine, on Tuesday in physics, and on Wednesday in chemistry. On Thursday, the world’s attention will be directed to the Hall of the Stock Exchange House in the Old Town of Stockholm, where the names of two Nobel prize winners in literature will be announced by the new secretary of the Swedish Academy Mats Malm.
This event is to be a “new opening” for the reformed Swedish Academy, which after the scandal that erupted among its members, decided not to award the Nobel Prize in 2018.
The Swedish Academy, which has existed for 233 years, has been in crisis since autumn 2017, when a Franco-Swedish photographer and director Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of Katarina Frostenson Academy member, was accused of raping and leaks about literary Nobel laureates. He also received generous grants from the Swedish Academy for the cultural club to which he invited its members.
Reports of irregularities caused mass departures of Academy members and threatened with a lack of quorum. Frostenson was forced to leave voluntarily, receiving compensation and a service apartment. The secretary Sara Danius also left the Academy. In 2018, Arnault was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for double rape on a woman.
The renewal of the Swedish Academy and the appointment of new members was possible thanks to the change in the statute of this institution, made by the King of Sweden Charles XVI Gustav. The Nobel Foundation implementing Alfred Nobel’s will forced the Academy to set up a special Nobel committee to identify the winners. In the new body, in addition to Academy members, there were also external experts for the first time.
On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced at the Nobel Institute in Oslo. Following the will of the founder, this is the only prize awarded in Norway, not in Sweden. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a five-member committee elected by the Norwegian parliament from nominations submitted by members of national parliaments. As the Norwegian Nobel committee revealed at the beginning of March, 301 candidates were received this year, 223 persons, and 78 organizations were nominated.
On Monday, October 14, in Stockholm, we will meet the Nobel Prize winner in economics. This is an additional award Nobel does not mention in his will. For this reason, it is formally called the Bank of Sweden Award Alfred Nobel.
Nobel prize nominations, which value in each field is 9 million crowns (approx. 780 thousand euros), remain secret for 50 years. The award ceremony takes place on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, in Stockholm and Oslo (Nobel Peace Prize).
Adobe Illustrator App for iPad Launching This October
Adobe is now trying to bring its applications to other platforms. Recently, his party has officially launched Adobe Photoshop on the iPad with features that can be said to be almost like Photoshop on a PC or Mac.
Not long after the Photoshop application was present on the iPad, Adobe is now announcing that it will soon launch the Adobe Illustrator application on the iPad. Of course, the announcement made graphic designers very happy.
Because Adobe Illustrator is now a widely used application besides Photoshop. This application is usually used by designers to create works such as poster designs to logos. It is also known that Adobe will release this application on the iPad in October 2020.
“Design with precision, and make it more natural like designing on paper with a pen. Create lines, shapes, text, gradations, and effects. Cut or Merge using Pencil Gestures. Make designs stand out more with effects,” wrote Adobe describing the application. .
Later the Adobe Illustrator application on the iPad will also be optimized with Apple Pencil. This also makes it easier for iPad users when designing. The reason is that using fingers certainly makes the design process more difficult.
We’ll see if in the future Adobe will also bring other applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects to the iPad, what do you think, guys?
Google Photos Has Stopped Making Backups Of Many Of Your Photos
Google Photos is one of the best tools to keep backup copies of all the photos that we take and receive on the mobile. When the application detected a new folder with images and videos, it asked us if we wanted to make a backup, which is great for securing any multimedia content.
The quality of these backups is conditioned by our device (remember that if you have a Pixel 3, for example, you will have unlimited storage until 2022 ) or the configuration that we have decided to apply. However, if we want it to stop making copies, we will have to disable this function by hand. However, although the photos and videos that we take with the mobile camera continue to upload to the cloud as usual, after the new update of Google Photos, things have changed “a little.”
If until now all these backups were made by default, backups to third-party apps have been disabled. Thus, an image or video received by WhatsApp, Instagram photos, image editors, etc. is out of the scope of Google Photos from now on. A new rule that makes even applications developed by Google itself, such as the “Messages” app, sees restrictions on making their corresponding security backups.
Why have backups on Google Photos been limited?
According to Google, the objective they intend to achieve with this limitation is to alleviate data traffic on the Internet, which is congested due to the COVID-19 crisis. This is not something new.
It is that we have already seen similar movements on platforms such as Netflix or YouTube, which reduced the quality of streaming in Europe in the harshest moments of the pandemic – and in some countries such as Spain are still stuck.
Therefore, although we have told Google Photos to make backup copies of specific applications, at the moment, those copies are no longer being made. Luckily, we can still modify the Photo settings to continue to take place, although we must enable it by hand. Next, we explain how to do it.
How to configure Google Photos to make backups of all our apps
Last week Google updated the Photos application adding a new icon and features. If we already have the application updated, these are the steps we must follow:
- Open the Google Photos app.
- In the lower menu, click on “Library “.
- At the top of the screen, click on the “Utilities” icon.
- At the bottom of the utility menu, select “Copy device folders .”
- Here you will see the different folders on your device that contain images. If any of these folders have a cloud icon crossed out, that means Photos is not backing up that folder.
- To make backups again, click on the folder and activate the “Create backup and synchronize” tab that you will see right at the top of the screen. Repeat this same process with all the folders you want to upload to the cloud.
Automatically Google Photos will re-synchronize all the videos and photos, keeping a backup as usual until now.
If we still have the old version of Google Photos, the steps to follow are very similar:
- Open the Google Photos app and display the left side menu.
- Go into “Settings” and select “Backup and Sync.”
- In the menu, click on “Backup device folders.”
- Use the tabs on the right to activate backup copies of any folder you want to save in Google Photos.
A “Critical” Failure Of Apple Allowed To Take Control Of User Accounts
A flaw in the ‘Login with Apple’ system in third-party applications and services that did not have an additional security system in place could allow ‘hackers’ to gain control of a user account.
The security flaw was discovered in April by researcher Bhavuk Jain, who informed the technology company of a ‘zero-day’ vulnerability that has already been corrected. For this discovery, Apple, through its rewards program, has paid him $ 100,000.
Specifically, it is a localized fault in the ‘Login with Apple’ system, which allows users to access third-party applications and websites with their Apple ID. This system allows the user to hide their email, if they do not want to put theirs, which generates a random and exclusive ’email’ that redirects to personal email.
Jain discovered that on those third-party sites that had not implemented additional security measures, a ‘hacker’ could create a ‘token’ linked to any email ID, which would be valid with Apple’s public key. In this way, he could gain control of an account, making this failure critical.
The investigator has indicated in his publication that Apple investigated the situation and determined that he had not identified misuse of this ruling or accounts that had been compromised.
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