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New Audi A3 Sedan lands in Europe this summer

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Audi is showing off its new A3 Sedan that is a compact four-door model described as digitally and fully connected from the infotainment system to the assist systems. The second-generation A3 Sedan is 1.6-inches longer and 0.8-inches wider and 0.4-inches taller than the outgoing version. The change in proportions gives the vehicle an increase in headroom of 0.8-inches and additional elbow room.

The front of the A3 is dominated by a large Singleframe with honeycomb grille flanked by striking headlights. Available Matrix LED technology is offered for the headlights, which also house new digital running lights. The car has a body line that runs to the rear bumper to emphasize its length and is 5.9-inches longer than the Sportback.

The new A3 has streamlined body with improved aerodynamics featuring a larger diffuser than the outgoing model. The vehicle also has a pair of electrically actuated louver modules behind the grill that help aerodynamics by opening and closing as needed. The roof of the new A3 Sedan is available in carbon as an option. The A3 Sedan has a digital instrument cluster with a central MMI touch display inclined towards the driver. The measures 10.1-inches diagonal and has standard handwriting detection along with natural language control.

The digital instrument cluster is 10.25-inch and is included in the basic model. Audi virtual cockpit plus versions have a 12.3-inch screen that offers three different views. The car is also fitted with a head-up display projecting important information onto the windshield directly into the driver’s field of view. The Audi A3 Sedan will offer a choice of two TFSI engines and one TDI engine at launch. The 35 TFSI is a 1.5-liter direct injection engine making 150 PS paired with a new six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed S tronic automatic.

S tronic equipped versions also have a 48-volt mild-hybrid system available. The 2.0-liter TDI diesel makes 150 PS and is only offered with the seven-speed S tronic. Audi also fits the car with a new and more sporty suspension. Orders are being accepted for the A3 Sedan starting at the end of April in Germany and other European markets with delivery starting this summer. A base version will start at EUR 29,800 with an entry-level gasoline engine following shortly after launch starting at EUR 27,700.

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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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