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Accountant Bought and Sold $4M in iPads and iPhones on Company Credit Card

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With great power comes great responsibility, the old saying goes. Something else that comes with great power: opportunities to profit by doing some very shady things.

For one opportunistic (and unscrupulous) accounting manager the temptation proved to be too much. Just a few years after being hired by a Toronto-area IT solutions firm, Nadia Minetto kicked off a crime spree that went unnoticed until 2016.

As the accounts manager, Minetto was in charge of keeping tabs on company credit cards. Naturally, she had access to one herself. In 2011, with no one looking over her shoulder, she started a little side business reselling Apple products.

She started small to test the waters, offering a single iPad for sale on eBay’s classified ad site Kijiji. Minetto found an eager buyer, Gabriel Fung, met him in a mall parking lot, and made the exchange.

The buyer wanted more, and Minetto was happy to oblige. Over the next 30 months they met again. And again. These were no longer simple little swaps. Sometimes as many as 20 iPhones and iPads changed hands. Small stacks of bills turned into fat, rubberbanded rolls.

Over the course of their partnership, Minetto sold Fung a lot of Apple products. The National Post reports the final tally at 5,321 iPads and 4,942 iPhones.

In 30 months. And no one at Wescom noticed.

To be fair, it can be tricky to tabs on credit card purchases even at a smaller company. That goes double for a company with over 600 employees where nearly a third of them have a company card.

It wasn’t until an outside consultant was brought in to prepare Wescom to go public that Minetto’s purchasing habits came to light. In addition to iPhones and iPads, Minetto had also charged up season tickets for the Toronto Raptors, cash gifts to friends, and (of course) a trip to Las Vegas.

Wescom had kept the whole thing hush-hush. Instead of prosecuting Minetto the company struck a deal that would allow her to get her life back on track. All she had to do was re-pay what she could, turn over two high-end cars to the company, and come clean.

When Wescom discovered that Minetto had been holding out, they finally went to court and the details of the case went public.

Wescom is also now going after Fung, who spent just shy of $4 million over the course of those 30 months… though his lawyer he claims he was the victim and really, really thought he just stumbled on to a totally legit supply chain for Apple products. Scout’s honor!

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Sandmarc produces anamorphic lens for iPhone

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The high end smartphones, including Apple iPhone, is increasingly seen as a serious tool for filmmakers, creating an appropriate market segment of accessories for filming. Suffice it to recall the product Manfrotto KLYP, which allows you to attach to smartphones lighting devices and tripods; cases and Moment interchangeable lenses, including anamorphic attachment; stabilizers Steadicam Volt and Xiaomi Mijia.

Another novelty presented by Sandmarc. This time we are talking about an anamorphic lens or attachment for the iPhone.

Sandmarc выпускает анаморфотный объектив для iPhone

In the description of the product mentioned multi-element optical design, multilayer coating and aluminum housing. To a smartphone it can be attached using a special case or clip. Nozzle is compatible with the iPhone 7, 7Plus and newer.

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Recall anamorphic attachment allows you to get video that looks like “a real movie” the aspect ratio and characteristic distortions of the forms of bright light sources. For this when shooting the image is compressed horizontally to the optical path. Of course, to view you need to give the image original is done by using the software.

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Nozzle Sandmarc is $ 160 complete with case and clip.

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Professional application for creating music Logic Pro X 10.4.5 supports 56 flows

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Apple announced the release of a new version of a professional application for creating music with Logic Pro X. According to Apple, the version of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 was created with the technical specifications of the new Apple Mac Pro and supports 56 of the data processing flow. This means that professional musicians and composers can easily work on demanding music projects.

Профессиональное приложение для создания музыки Logic Pro X 10.4.5 поддерживает 56 потоков

In Logic Pro X 10.4.5 on a new Mac Pro in real-time can handle five times more plugins compared to what a Mac Pro of the previous generation. The number of tracks and channels increased four times (up to 1000 tracks and 1000 tracks with software instruments). In addition, Logic Pro X additional support 1000 channel strips, 1000 tracks of MIDI from external devices and 12 shipments to the channel strip. At the same time improves the speed of response in the instruments Mixer and Event List during long sessions.

Users Logic Pro X new version is available as a free upgrade, and those who have the program yet, you can buy Logic Pro X 10.4.5 in the Mac App Store.

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In the beta version of iOS 13 found the hint that the Apple iPhone XI will get a USB-C

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Rumors that Apple will abandon the proprietary Lightning connector in the iPhone in favor used by industry leaders of the USB type-C, go long. It seems that this year they will become a reality.

Anyway, in the beta version of iOS 13 discovered a very eloquent indication of this. This is an illustration on the recovery screen iOS 13. It shows a cable with a USB type-C, pointing to the computer, not the Lightning cable pointing to iTunes as it is now.

В бета-версии iOS 13 найден намек на то, что смартфон Apple iPhone XI получит USB-C

Recall that Apple has transferred the iPad Pro to the USB connector C. a More advanced allows you to speed up charging and to access a wide range of accessories. By the way, that last point speaks in favor of the assumption that Apple’s limited support fast charging, and will not implement USC-C in the entire range of iPhone, as the company earns on that allow third-party accessory manufacturers to use Lightning.

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