For a country which throws around the c-word like it's going out of fashion, Australians won't be able to hear it said in the critically-acclaimed Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated film has been cut by Universal Pictures to satisfy an M rating in the country, replacing the word "c**t" with "cooze" and removing some explicit nudity, as noted first by Facebook page Media Censorship in Australia. SEE ALSO: 'Lady Bird' is the right story at the right time for the Oscars That's compared to the U.S., where the film has been given an R rating by the MPAA.
As noted by Filmink, who contacted the Australian Classification Board for clarification, Lady Bird was initially rated MA 15+ on Jan. 23, which means that it can only be seen by people above the age of 15, or those under with a parent or guardian. Read more...More about Entertainment, Film, Movies, Australia, and Lady Bird
This column is part of a series called "Voices of Women in Tech," created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. As the daughter of a family of overachievers in Kolkata, India, I knew that an advanced degree from an American university would put me on a path to success. With just two suitcases filled with belongings, I came to this country - where I knew practically no one - to study for a master's degree in computer and information sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more...More about Tech, Contributor, Social Good, Immigration, and Trump Administration
Well, this is odd. Some customers of Australian carrier Telstra were unable to use iMessage and FaceTime on Wednesday morning, as technicians worked to fix the issue with the two Apple services. SEE ALSO: Google might finally make its messaging app more like Apple's iMessage The carrier's outages page confirmed the problem. In a tweet, Telstra said customers could continue to send and receive SMS messages, but later stated those services were coming back to normal. "Earlier today some customers experienced a disruption to Apple iMessage and FaceTime services. We worked with Apple to resolve this issue. Services are now being progressively being restored. We apologise for any inconvenience caused," a Telstra spokesperson said via email. Read more...More about Tech, Apple, Australia, Telstra, and Facetime
Apple issued a fix to the bug that was crashing iPhones with a single character. On Monday, the company released several updates, including iOS 11.2.6. If you've got an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download it ASAP. SEE ALSO: Apple's slow iPhone X sales are hurting Samsung too Last week, a bug was discovered that crashed systems with a single character from the Telugu language, which is used in parts of India. Mashable tested the bug and found that, yes, it was a real problem.
PSA: Go download iOS 11.2.6 NOW. Do it now to prevent someone from crashing your iPhone pic.twitter.com/wuOqV8NwOa - (っ◔◡◔)っ Raymond Wong