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Getting Started With Podman Desktop, an Open Source Docker Desktop Alternative

Podman Desktop is a free alternative to Docker Desktop that’s another great option for local development use. It offers a similar feature set while remaining entirely open-source, letting you avoid the licensing implications of using Docker’s product. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and get started with Podman Desktop to run containers and

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Amazon hit with fine from OSHA for unsafe working conditions at its warehouses
The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that it had found various safety hazards at three warehouses belonging to Amazon.com Inc. Investigators for the OSHA said they inspected three sites at Deltona, Florida; Waukegan, Illinois; and New Windsor, New York. At all three, there were what it called “ergonomic hazards” in breach

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Dropbox users complain about broken AirDrop support on macOS Ventura

Multiple users of the popular cloud file platform Dropbox have been complaining about a new bug that causes AirDrop to no longer work for Dropbox files on macOS Ventura. The complaints follow the release of a new update to the Dropbox app for Mac that enables support for macOS Monterey 12.5 and later.

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Wordle today: Here’s the answer, hints for January 19

Wordle on a smartphone.

It’s the best of times, it’s Wordle time. A new Wordle puzzle is now live, giving you another opportunity to prove your linguistic prowess. And as always, we’re here with some hints and tips to help you work out the solution.

If you just want the answer without the effort, scroll to the bottom of this article for January 19’s Wordle solution revealed. But if you’d rather figure it out yourself, read on for some clues, tips, and strategies to help you out.

Where did Wordle come from?

Though Wordle was originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, thousands of players across the world have now adopted the word guessing game as a daily ritual. It even became so popular that it was purchased by the New York Times, while TikTok creators have taken to livestreaming themselves playing.

Several fan made clones and alternate iterations of Wordle have also popped up, including battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations such as Dordle and Quordle that have you trying to guess multiple words at once.

Not the day you’re after? Here’s the Wordle answer for January 18.

What’s the best Wordle starting word?

Unlike a maths equation, there is no single correct answer to what the best Wordle starting word is. However, there are more strategic options, and we have plenty of ideas that can help you choose. For example, try picking a word that includes at least two different vowels, as well as some common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.

What happened to the Wordle archive?

The entire archive of past Wordles used to be available for you to dive into whenever you were after some word puzzle action. Unfortunately it has since been taken down, which was done at the request of the New York Times according to the website’s creator. 

Is Wordle getting harder?

Despite random speculation you may see on Twitter, Wordle isn’t getting harder. Though if you are looking for more of a challenge, the game does have a Hard Mode which you can turn on.

Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?

Though Wordle usually just has one correct solution per day, occasionally two different answers may be found acceptable. This is because the New York Times made changes to Wordle after acquiring it, swapping out some answers for new ones.

The Times has since added its own updated word list, so this should happen even less frequently than before. To avoid any confusion, it’s a good idea to refresh your browser before getting stuck into a new puzzle.

Here’s a subtle hint for today’s Wordle answer:

The solution to today’s Wordle is an adjective. You may want to have a wash.

Does today’s Wordle answer have a double letter?

Nope, there are no repeat letters today.

Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with…

Today’s Wordle starts with the letter M, as in “MIROH” by Stray Kids.

What’s the answer to Wordle today?

If you want to guess today’s Wordle yourself, now’s the time to do so! 

The final answer is being revealed now. Ready?

The solution to Wordle #579 is…

MUCKY.

Don’t feel down if you didn’t get it this time — the great thing about Wordle is that there’s always another one just around the corner. Come back tomorrow for more helpful clues and hints!

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Ted Lasso season three confirmed for spring as Apple TV+ unveils a dozen new original series

Apple TV+ today presented at the winter Television Critics Association press tour, unveiling much of its spring content slate with first looks at a dozen new original series. The service also finally confirmed that the third season of its hit comedy Ted Lasso will premiere in the ‘spring’.

New shows featured include Shrinking, The Reluctant Traveller, Hello Tomorrow, The Big Door Prize, and dramas Dear Edward, City on Fire, The Last Thing He Told Me, and Extrapolations.

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UK’s Online Safety Bill Gets Ridiculous: Includes Jail Time For Tech CEOs

For years now we’ve written about the problems of the UK’s latest (in a long line) of attempts to “Disneyfy” the internet with its Online Safety Bill. While the bill had faced some hurdles along the way, made worse by the ever-rotating Prime Minister position last year, there was talk last week that some more

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Intel insists it will go ahead with construction of new German chip fab
Intel Corp.’s chief global operations officer Keyvan Esfarjani has insisted that the company remains committed to going ahead with the construction of a new, multi-billion semiconductor manufacturing plant in Germany, just weeks after announcing the project was on pause. Esfarjani told Reuters today that Intel still intends to build the proposed $21 billion chip fab,

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