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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S EPA range estimate is 203 miles per charge

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The official EPA driving range estimate for the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S was announced recently. The Taycan 4S landed almost the same EPA estimate for driving range that the Taycan Turbo received. The Taycan 4S is rated for 203 miles per charge, and the Taycan Turbo is rated at 201 miles per charge.

Along with the official EPA driving range estimate for the Taycan 4S also came word that the car was officially on sale. The driving range estimate was so low for the Taycan Turbo was announced that Porsche immediately went into damage control and hired an outside firm to prove the real-world driving range was better. Autoblog notes that in its real-world test of the Turbo version (which is still a ridiculous name for a vehicle that has no combustion engine, let alone an actual Turbo) the car mustered a range of 287 miles per charge.

The assumption is that since the Turbo version was able to achieve a longer driving range in the real world, the 4S version will as well. It’s also worth pointing out that the EPA range estimate for the 4S at 203 miles is assuming that the buyer adds the optional $6580 Performance Battery Plus option that crams inside a 93.4kWh battery pack. The standard battery is 79.2 kWh unit, but basic versions of the car using that battery pack are reportedly months away.

Whether or not the vehicles can achieve a longer driving distance in the real world than the EPA estimates, the driving range for the Taycan 4S with the standard battery will be less than the larger battery pack can muster. As for pricing, the Taycan 4S with a small battery is expected to start at $105,150, including destination. The same car with a larger battery pack will sell for $111,730.

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Bob Iger Comments On The Apple Buying Disney Rumors In His Town Hall

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Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has publicly dispelled any rumors Apple is going to merge with the mouse-centered media giant. During a town hall with Disney employees, Iger described talk of an Apple takeover as “pure speculation” (via The Hollywood Reporter). While these rumors have been dismissed, talk of Apple acquiring Disney is nothing new. Iger himself had previously talked about a possible merger with the tech giant. In a 2021 interview with CNBC, the then retired Disney CEO speculated that Apple and Disney would have merged had Steve Jobs not died in 2011. Iger spoke about Jobs’ love of combining technology and creativity before talking about the hypothetical takeover. He said: “I’m pretty convinced we would have had that discussion. I think we would have gotten there,” (via 9to5Mac).

Iger did confirm some major Disney news during the call, though it isn’t as exciting as a merger between two of the world’s largest companies. He said that a hiring freeze put in place by his predecessor, Bob Chapek, will remain. Iger also confirmed that, as well as not being acquired, Disney had no plans to acquire any other companies during his second tenure. Disney has made a number of high-profile acquisitions over the years, with several of its most notable occurring during Iger’s first stint as CEO.

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The Secret Photos Feature That Makes Your Hidden And Recently Deleted Photos More Secure

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Much like with Notes, you can now set passwords for the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums in Photos and keep them locked and secure. This MacOS Ventura feature is enabled by default. You would be required to key in your Mac computer’s login password or use Touch ID to gain access to either of the two albums.

This is especially useful for people who regularly transfer photos into a secret space within the Photos app so that other people who may have access to the machine won’t be able to snoop and view private shots that easily. You can keep photos from being displayed in your library by following these steps:

  1. Launch the Photos app.
  2. From the sidebar, hit “Library.”
  3. Pick the photo or group of photos you’d like to conceal.
  4. Choose “Image” from the menu bar that runs along the top of the computer screen, then hit “Hide [number] Photos.”
  5. Click “Hide” to finalize.

Marked photos will then be moved into the “Hidden” photos folder, which can be accessed by going to “Library” again in the sidebar and hitting “View” from the menu bar in order to “Show Hidden Photo Album.” Since the password-lock feature is automatically turned on for the secret folder on MacOS Ventura, you may be required to enter your login password or use Touch ID (if you have it set up) to display hidden photos again.

In addition to hidden photos being password protected, other users who hop on your Mac computer will not be able to just check out or recover any newly deleted photos. Photos that were moved into the Recently Deleted album can be restored and moved back into the main Photos library within the period of time stated for each file.

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Sony Just Kicked Off A Huge ‘End Of Year’ Sale On PS4, PS5 Games

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In all, there are just over 800 items on sale across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Not everything is games, however, as there are some expansions, add-on packs, and other forms of DLC that are also included in the savings. Filtering out the extras, it’s closer to 600 (573 or so) games and game bundles.

There is, of course, plenty of older stuff in the mix like 2013’s “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” “Knack,” and “Murdered: Soul Suspect” (wow, remember that one?). But there are also a fair number of newer titles that are being discounted as well. If you were curious about “Gotham Knights” or you really want the X-Factor Edition of “NHL 23,” both are up for grabs at around 50% off. But if you want something that moves a little faster, there’s also the Digital Deluxe version of “Sonic Frontiers” for 30% off ($48.99).

If you want to check out the full list, you can find it over at the PlayStation Store or hop onto the online shop via your PS4 or PS5 console. Just look for “End of Year Deals,” or open the intrusive ad Sony most likely dropped in your system’s main menu.

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