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10:20
Apple releases updates of macOS High Sierra, iOS, watchOS, tvOS

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5.

Apple says macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 provides security and feature improvements — including a bug fix for a glitch that allowed the Mac App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password. . It can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.

iOS 11.2.5 also offers bug fixes, including one that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices. It also adds support for the upcoming HomePod and Siri Audio News. The update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

watchOS 4.2.2 also provides “improvements and bug fixes.” It can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by...

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06:27
Twocanoes Software releases TCM for the Mac

Twocanoes Software has released TCM, a solution to manage Macs from a web browser such as Safari or Chrome. The company says you can take a screenshot, open an app, open a web page, reboot a computer, send a UNIX command, reboot to Windows all without leaving your desk or your coffee shop.

Organizations can use TCM to create simplified web views so authorized users can sign into and only see a web page with a specific group of Macs and limited tasks, according to the folks at Twocanoes. You can keep Macs up-to-date instantly using TCM.

TCM is available immediately from Twocanoes Software (https://twocanoes.com/products/mac/tcm/) starting at $299 for up to 30 Macs. A demo is available for download. Education and tiered pricing is available.

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06:15
AKVIS releases ArtSuite 13

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has revved ArtSuite, its photo decoration software, to version 13, which adds new features and modifications, including the new Random Patterns frame, updated Texture Library, new default frames, Frame Packs Manager, user interface improvements, etc.

AKVIS ArtSuite includes hundreds of patterns, textures, templates, and artistic effects for creating holiday albums, personalized greeting cards, scrapbooks, special occasion invitations, and more. On the Mac platform, it requires macOS 10.7 or higher.

AKVIS ArtSuite is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop and other image editors. A Home license is $39 and allows activating and using the software on two computers. Version 13 is a free update for users who bought ArtSuite in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get ArtSuite 13 for $14...

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06:10
Mailbutler for Apple Mail gets revamped interface

Mailbutler GmbH (https://www.mailbutler.io) has upgraded their email extension for Apple Mail and Gmail users.

The extension acts as a “Swiss army knife” for emails while integrating into the native interfaces of the email apps. The Mailbutler upgrade sports a revamped interface and new functions.

MailButler requires macOS 10.10 or higher. A demo is available for download; registration is $8.95

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05:59
Apple’s HomePod ships February 9

Apple’s HomePod wireless speaker arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online for $349 this Friday, January 26, in the US, UK and Australia. It will arrive in France and Germany this spring.

The HomePod is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white. Combined with Siri, HomePod can send a message, set a timer, play a podcast, check the news, sports, traffic and weather, and even control a wide range of HomeKit smart home accessories.

According to Apple, the HomePod uses advanced software for real-time acoustic modeling, audio beam-forming, echo cancellation and more, powered by the company’s A8 chip, delivering a wide, spacious soundstage. Using spatial awareness to sense its location in the room, it automatically adjusts the audio to sound great wherever it is placed.

The HomePod features a large, Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, a custom array...

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04:09
Output Factory Server 2.0.10 for InDesign improves custom script...

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 2.0.10, a maintenance update to the company's output workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The app can serve unlimited users on a network and offers layer versioning, preflighting, single page export and more. Version 2.0.10 improves custom script integration during multi-format output and addresses some PDF security settings conflicts.

Output Factory Server can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $699.95. A demo is available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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Jan 22
Momenta B.V. introduces Agenda for the Mac

Momenta B.V. has introduced Agenda (https://agenda.com/), its debut application for macOS (10.12 and higher). Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for planning and documenting projects.

The app is made available under an interesting sales model: it’s free to use with no time restrictions, but an in-app purchase will permanently unlock all premium features released in the coming year. With Agenda, you group notes for each project into a timeline.

Notes can be manually ordered in the timeline, or given a date. They can also be coupled to events in the Calendar app.

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Jan 22
Apple teams with Malala Fund to support girls’ education

Apple and Malala Fund announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

With Apple’s support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programs to India and Latin America with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

Apple will help Malala Fund scale its organization by assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes needed to help girls everywhere attend school and complete their education. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will also join the Malala Fund leadership council.

“My dream is for every girl to choose her own future,” said Malala Yousafzai in a press...

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Jan 19
Apple posts three new developer betas

Apple has new developer betas: iOS 11.2.5 beta 7, watchOS 4.2.2 beta 5, and macOS 10.13.3 beta 6. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Jan 19
MacXDVD for macOS revved to version 4.1.3

MacXDVD Software (www.macxdvd.com) has announced MacX YouTube Downloader 4.1.3, an update to the company's multimedia application for macOS 10.10 and higher.

Packing the support for resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, the free video downloader enables users to harness the exciting capabilities of downloading razor-sharp 4K Ultra HD videos. With version 4.1.3, its download performance and universal compatibility are further complemented by the support of 4K HEVCs, VP9, and H.264 videos.

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Jan 19
European tech colleges adopt Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative

Apple has announced 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps. These colleges and universities are adopting Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum.

Everyone Can Code is a program designed by Apple to help everyone learn how to code, creating opportunities for all students and preparing them for the workforce. The program includes a range of free resources, from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully functional apps. Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.

Education institutions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal will offer App Development with Swift to prepare their students for...

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Jan 18
DEVONthink for macOS revved to version 2.9.17

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for macOS with usability enhancements and bug fixes.

Version 2.9.17 makes the web interface of DEVONthink Pro Office compatible again to current web browsers and improves importing email via drag-and-drop. It also adds support for tables created on iOS, facilitates cross-linking documents, and lets users search for PDF annotations and text entered into PDF forms. All four updates are free and recommended for all users.

All editions can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for attractive bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

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Jan 18
DJ Mixer Professional now compatible with maOS High Sierra

DJMixerSoft (http://www.djmixersoft.com) has updated DJ Mixer Professional to version 3.6.9. It’s an update of the 4-deck DJ mixing software.

Version 3.6.9 adds macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility. It also brings support for eight new high-end DJ controllers from Numark, Denon, Reloop, Hercules.

DJ Mixer Professional costs $99.95. A demo is available for download.

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Jan 17
Apple releases sixth developer betas of iOS 11.25, tvOS 11.25

Apple has released the sixth developer betas of iOS 11.25 and tvOS 11.25. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Jan 17
Apple announces new investments in the U.S. economy

Apple has announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where the tech giant has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the app economy that the company created with iPhone and the App Store.

The Cupertino, California-based company is already responsible for creating and supporting over two million jobs across the U.S. and expects to generate even more jobs as a result of the initiatives being announced today. Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers — an estimated $55 billion for 2018 — Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple...

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Jan 17
Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 now available

Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of the final version of Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 16. It’s a maintenance upgrade.

Troi Serial Plug-in can be used whenever you need to send or receive ASCII data over a serial port. A fully functional demo version of Troi Serial Plug-in 5.0.1 is available for downloading at https://www.troi.com/products/serialplugin/ . A cross platform developer license costs $999.

Version 5.0.1 works with the 5.0 version of the registration. If you bought a license for a pre-5.0 version on or after June 2, 2016 the upgrade is free. Eligible users have been sent a new registration string in May 2017. Upgrades from a cross platform developer license bought before June 2, 2016 are available from US$ 499. You can order upgrades from the Troi website.

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Jan 17
Secdo announces security support for the Mac

Secdo (www.secdo.com), which specializes in automated endpoint security and incident response technology, has announced support for macOS. The company says its approach “brings a number of long-awaited firsts among endpoint detection and response providers who lack feature parity for organizations faced with growing numbers of Mac users.”

Combining thread-level visibility with a behavior based assisted learning engine, Secdo is a solution that automatically detects new threats and investigate every security alert from any source. It creates a “force multiplier” for security teams while dramatically improving the operational backlog for discovery and recovery of internal and external threats. With the addition of the Mac agent, the folks at Secdo say they bring the following innovations to the endpoint detection and response market, including:

° The first platform with complete feature parity across Windows,...

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Jan 17
Typinator 7.4 for macOS improves Quick Search feature

Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 7.4, a maintenance update to their text expander. 

It’s not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words. Version 7.4 improves Typinator's Quick Search feature and offers more than 30 further usability and compatibility improvements.

Typinator 7.4 requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.4 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.

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Jan 16
Western Digital debuts two new G-Speed Shuttle products

Western Digital has introduced two new ultra-transportable solutions in its high-powered G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle product family. They’re designed to meet the demands of professional content creators who need “lightning-fast transfer speed and a high-capacity storage solution that can easily be moved from the studio to wherever your project takes you, and back,” says Scott Vouri, vice president strategy and business development, G-Technology, Western Digital.

The new 4-bay G-SPEED Shuttle solution integrates into a Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem. With it, a professional can transfer one hour of 4K footage at 30 frames per second (fps) in just minutes at up to 1,000 MB/second, according to Vouri.

Designed to handle multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle solution with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offers content creators up to 48TB and hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 in a 4-bay transportable design. It’s equipped with...

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Jan 16
Apple posts fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

Apple has seeded the fifth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update to developers. Registered developers can download it from Apple's Developer Center — or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Jan 23
Cellular M2M connections to reach 1.3 billion by 2022

A new report from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the total number of cellular M2M connections will reach 1.3 billion by 2022, representing a 220% increase from an estimated 400 million in 2017.

The research group found that emerging cellular networks, including NB-IoT, LTE-M and 5G, will grow together to account for just under 10% of all cellular M2M connections by 2022. Operators are now racing to provide the underlying connectivity for the future high growth of connections, spurred on by the enabled emerging use cases.

Juniper says that smart city development will hugely benefit from LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) access technologies, forecasting that over 25% of cellular smart city devices and applications will operate over these networks by 2022. The low cost per connection of LPWA networks and a battery life of 10 years will become appealing for monitoring city...

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Jan 23
Seniors are growing more comfortable with tech

The technology divide between older and younger generations may not be as wide as you think. According to a recent survey of 1,000 seniors issued by Senior Helpers (www.seniorhelpers.com), aprovider of in-home senior care, more than 68 percent of people ages 65+ rate their technology skills either average or above average.

The survey, which examined seniors' attitudes on everything from apps and internet usage to social media habits, also found that while most would not consider themselves "tech-savvy" (71 percent), nearly 60 percent of seniors think younger generations underestimate their knowledge and aptitude for technology.

"Technology is constantly evolving, but seniors are much more adept at using tech than many people give them credit for," said Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder, Senior Helpers. "It's become integral to so many other aspects of their lives, they are embracing it.”

The...

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Jan 23
IDC: IT infrastructure spending shifting to cloud IT...

According to a new forecast from IDC (www.idc.com), total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments is expected to total $46.5 billion in 2017 with year-over-year growth of 20.9%.

The research group says that public cloud data centers will account for the majority of this spending, 65.3%, growing at the fastest annual rate of 26.2%. Off-premises private cloud environments will represent 13% of cloud IT infrastructure spending, growing at 12.7% year over year. On-premises private clouds will account for 62.6% of spending on private cloud IT infrastructure and will grow 11.5% year over year in 2017.
Worldwide spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure is expected to decline by 2.6% in 2017 but nevertheless will account for the majority, 57.2%, of total end user spending on IT infrastructure products across the three...

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Jan 22
Gartner: global IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion...

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

"Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organizations consider the potential impacts of Brexit, currency fluctuations, and a possible global recession," said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. "Despite this uncertainty, businesses will continue to invest in IT as they anticipate revenue growth, but their spending patterns will shift. Projects in digital business, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and progression from big data to algorithms to machine learning to artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be main drivers of growth.”

Enterprise software continues to exhibit strong growth, with worldwide software...

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Jan 19
Juniper Research: one billion mobile devices to access...

The fourth quarter of 2017 has seen some exciting changes to a number of important segments in the fintech and payments markets. Updated Q4 research from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) predicts that the value of Bitcoin transactions will peak at $1.17 trillion next year, before collapsing to $57 billion in 2020.

The research group has revised its forecasts for Samsung Pay user adoption and transactions globally. New data from Samsung Pay confirmed South Korea and Russia leading global adoption, followed by the U.S. and India. And with Apple including QR code readers as standard on iPhones, Juniper predicts over one billion mobile devices accessing QR codes by 2022.

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Jan 18
Semiconductor revenue projected to growth 7.5% this...

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419 billion in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). This represents a near doubling of the research group’s previous estimate of 4%growth for 2018.

"Favorable market conditions for memory sectors that gained momentum in the second half of 2016 prevailed through 2017 and look set to continue in 2018, providing a significant boost to semiconductor revenue," said Ben Lee, principal research analyst at Gartner. "Gartner has increased the outlook for 2018 by $23.6 billion compared with the previous forecast, of which the memory market accounts for $19.5 billion. Price increases for both DRAM and NAND flash memory are raising the outlook for the overall semiconductor market.”

However, these price increases will put pressure on margins for system vendors of key semiconductor demand drivers, including...

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Jan 17
Marketing now harnessing the power of AI and ML

In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos referred to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon’s own SaaS (Software as a Service) offering.  
Kyle Tkachuk, CEO at lead gen software as a service (SaaS) company Clickback, fully agrees with this assessment – referencing a recent demonstration of AI used in B2B marketing applications.
 
SaaS landing page provider, Unbounce, challenged digital marketers to compete against an AI-based technology called “The Machine” in analyzing landing page copy.  The goal was to predict whether the copy would deliver an above- or below-average conversion rate.

“The Machine” won due to conducting its evaluation with a lack of biases. Conversely, the human marketers were opinionated on the effects of design and other variables. The Machine demonstrated 80% accuracy of prediction, compared to 50% by the human contestants.
 
“It is certain that AI [artificial intelligence] and ML [machine learning] are taking...

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Jan 17
Customer privacy at risk when companies become...

As new estimates predict cybercrime costs will exceed $2 trillion by 2019, many consumers are wary of letting companies handle their personal data, according to Spohn Security Solutions offers advice on how to handle and defend against such problems.

Lack of diligence in the business world has dominated headlines, leading to serious mistrust on the part of consumers. Currently, 68% of consumers don’t trust companies to handle their personal data securely and keep it protected from hackers, according to Spohn.

Companies need consumer data for invoicing and other legitimate business purposes. This means that methods must be developed for effectively securing data to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Cybercriminals quickly devise strategies to overcome older security measures, and it’s a sure bet that they’ll continue to exploit any possible vulnerabilities in new security patches, etc.

However, there are some basic practices one...

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Jan 16
Public cloud revenues grow 25.5% year-over-year

According to IDC (www.idc.com), vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 25.5% year over year in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), reaching $11.3 billion.

Public cloud infrastructure revenue grew 32.3% year over year in 3Q17 to $7.7 billion and now represents 30.2% of total worldwide IT infrastructure spending, up from 26.3% one year ago, notes the research group. Private cloud revenue reached $3.6 billion for an annual increase of 13.1%. Total worldwide cloud IT infrastructure revenue is on pace to nearly double in 2017 when compared to 2013.

Traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure revenue grew 8% from a year ago, although it has been generally declining over the past several years; despite the declining trend, at $14.2 billion in 3Q17 traditional IT still represents 55.6% of total worldwide IT...

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Jan 15
Apple and Google bringing social payments to the masses

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the global number of registered mobile domestic money transfer users is expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016.

This will be driven by social media apps such as WeChat, Facebook and others already witnessing a dramatic rise in service usage, alongside new services including Apple Pay Cash, and Zelle Pay; with leading mobile money services driving growth in emerging markets, adds the research group.

Juniper believes that 2018 will be the year for social payments with key rollouts from Apple, Google and Facebook expected to drive the much delayed social payments market, as a subsector of the wider mobile P2P market.

“It was inevitable that players such as Apple would follow in the footsteps of WeChat Pay and AliPay, and offer a universal set of payment features...

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Tuesday January 23

14:00
Apple World Today News Update: January 23, 2018

Tuesday's been a relatively quiet day in the Apple world, but there's always something new to tell our listeners about:

  • We tell you about the main features of the new OS updates out today
  • Wacom announces a new stylus called the Bamboo Tip that's targeted at iOS devices and is half the price of the Apple Pencil
  • iPhone X sales were actually quite good in Apple's Q1 2018, countering idiotic rumors from last week that Apple might cancel the product
  • There's a "Double Feature" promotion going on in the iTunes movie store

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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13:31
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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13:31
Apple released 2 new Software Updates
13:21
Apple Retail Store Experience Hardly Needs Fixing

A bitter complaint about the Apple retail store notwithstanding, there’s no better place to experience Apple, its products and service.


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13:04
Apple Mitigates Meltdown and Spectre in macOS Sierra...

Security Update 2018-001 Sierra and Security Update 2018-001 El Capitan also include the same general security fixes includes in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.


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12:57
DJI's iOS-connected Mavic Air drone hits new...




With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera.

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12:52
EU tipped to sanction Qualcomm over Apple chip deal...




The European Commission is reportedly preparing to sanction Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices in supplying components to Apple for use in its iPhones, with the antitrust watchdog potentially levying a fine against the chip producer of up to $2 billion.

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12:18
Craft beer: what city is the microbrew capital of...

Having lived there, I would have guessed Portland, Oregon. But seeing who is actually number one makes me want to visit.

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11:39
How to score an iMac Pro for $500 off: $4,494...

Although it’s likely that no deal will ever surpass Micro Center’s ridiculous $1000 off it recently ran for the iMac Pro, this one comes closest. B&H is offering $500 off any available iMac Pro SKU. That means that you can potentially score a base model 8-core iMac Pro, for $4494.00 out the door. more…

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11:37
Apple Releases watchOS 4.2.2 with 12 Security Fixes

The general release notes specify only “bug fixes and improvements,” while the security patch notes detail 12 different security holes plugged in the update.


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11:28
Siri’s news podcast playback feature now includes...

Included in today’s release of iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad is a new feature that builds on something we discovered earlier this month. Siri can now play news streams specific to sports, business, and music news when asked.

more…

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11:17
Apple Fixes iMessage Order Bug in macOS High Sierra...

Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Tuesday, an update that fixes the problem of iMessage conversations being out of order.


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11:13
tvOS 11.2.5 Released with More Bug and Security Fixes

Apple released tvOS 11.2.5 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Tuesday with bug fixes and patches for several security flaws.


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10:56
Apple Adds Support for HomePod to iOS 11.2.5, Fixes...

The release, “includes support for HomePod and introduces the ability for Siri to read the news (US, UK and Australia only).”


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10:55
Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 with HomePod support, Siri...

It's time to update all your Apple gear! A relative minor point release update has just been released for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. When you get the time, you should update all your iPhones, iPads, AppleTVs, and Apple Watches.

What's new in iOS 11.2.5

You won't find dramatic changes or really big new features in iOS 11.2.5, but it does add support for HomePod (coming February 9th) and the ability for Siri to play audio news. That last one is a little odd, because the feature went live last week and worked fine on earlier versions of iOS. Here's what Apple lists in the release notes:

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10:50
Survey claims interest in new iPhones nears historic...

A new survey by Wall Street research firm Cowen found that the number of current U.S. iPhone owners planning to buy a new iPhone “was near the lowest levels since conducting our survey.”

“iPhone appeal moderating across the industry,” the firm wrote in a new report. “When asked ‘what kind of cell phone do you think you will get with your next upgrade/purchase,’ the percent of postpaid respondents at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon selecting iPhone moderated vs. last quarter while at the same time just 80.5% of postpaid respondents who already have an iPhone indicated they will get one with their next upgrade/purchase, which was near the lowest levels since conducting our survey and was down from 87.6% last quarter.”

Cowen has been conducting quarterly consumer surveys since 2013. The firm recently completed its latest quarterly survey ahead of...

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10:46
Apple releases security update, fixes Meltdown on...

Alongside macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, released today, Apple has also issued Security Update 2018-001 for macOS Sierra and macOS El Capitan.

more…

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10:42
Qualcomm may be fined $2 billion for hurting...

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators will sanction Qualcomm for hurting competition by paying Apple to use its chips exclusively, according to the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article). Qualcomm paid Apple to buy all of its communication chipsets from 2011 to 2016.

Fines by the EU (Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency)  for such discretions are capped at 10% of a company’s annual turnover, which would put Qualcomm’s maximum payment at about $2B billion.

Seeking Alpha says the fine would give Apple power in its ongoing legal battles against Qualcomm for “exclusionary tactics and excessive royalties” and weaken Qualcomm as it tries to fight off the unsolicited bid from...

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10:39
How to stop “Upgrade to MacOS High Sierra”...

This is a great tip for those of us who can’t or don’t want to upgrade to MacOS High Sierra.

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10:36
Sonos Controller app adds darker UI, simplified...

In a blog post today, Sonos announced the rollout of a new version of their Sonos Controller app for iOS and Android. The update intends to simplify navigation and refresh the app’s user interface.

more…

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10:34
Apple Ready to Ship HomePod – TMO Daily Observations...

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple announcing the HomePod ship date, its delayed features, and how they think consumers will respond.


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10:22
Apple updates macOS High Sierra, iOS, watchOS, tvOS

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5.

Apple says macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 provides security and feature improvements — including a bug fix for a glitch that allowed the Mac App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password. . It can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra. 

iOS 11.2.5 also offers bug fixes, including one that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices. iOS 11.2.5 also offers bug fixes, including one that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices. It also adds support for the upcoming HomePod and Siri Audio News. The update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. 

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Tuesday January 23

13:41
Everything New in iOS 11.2.5: Siri Audio News, HomePod S...

Apple this morning officially released the iOS 11.2.5 update to the public, introducing support for the upcoming HomePod smart speaker, which is set to be released on February 9.

In addition to adding support for HomePod, the update also introduces several HomePod-related features such as Siri podcast-based audio news reports and a new music interface, along with bug fixes and security improvements. Check the video and post below for everything that's new in iOS 11.2.5.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Today's update introduces official support for podcast-based audio Siri news reports, a feature that first began rolling out on all devices last week.

When you ask Siri about the...

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12:29
AppleCare+ for HomePod Will Cost $39

The HomePod, set to be released on February 9, will be eligible for an AppleCare+ protection plan like all of Apple's devices.

AppleCare+ for the HomePod will be priced at $39, according to an internal memo sent to retail employees and shared by 9to5Mac. AppleCare+ for HomePod will extend warranty coverage for the HomePod from one year to two years, with two years of telephone support included.

The AppleCare+ coverage will provide support for two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to a $39 service fee. Accidental damage includes damage done to the HomePod by the user - repairs for manufacturing issues will be free.

Like AppleCare+ for Macs, Apple TVs, and iPads, coverage for AirPort devices is included in AppleCare+ coverage for HomePod. The AirPort must be purchased up to two years before the iPad or during the term of the HomePod's AppleCare+ coverage to be eligible...

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12:15
Qualcomm could be fined to the tune of €2 Billion for ab...

About a year ago, Patentlly Apple posted a report titled 'The U.S. Fair Trade Commission Sues Qualcomm for Forcing Apple to use its Chips in iDevices," followed by another titled "Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion Claiming Unfair Exclusionary Tactics and Charging Excessive Royalties." While we don't have rulings on either of these cases to date, Apple seems to have gotten a break in that it's being reported today that "Brussels is poised to sanction Qualcomm for abusing its dominance when it paid Apple to use its chips exclusively ...

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11:52
Apple's Rumored 6.1-Inch iPhone Said to Be 18:9 Wit...

While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn't expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan's Commercial Times.

Japan Display's Full Active LCD

The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display's so-called "Full Active" LCD technology. Unlike traditional LCDs, like those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Full Active LCDs only require ultra-slim 0.5mm bezels on all four sides, even smaller than those on the iPhone X.

Japan Display says its Full Active LCDs are six-inch displays with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels. Accordingly, the panels have an 18:9 aspect ratio, meaning their...

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11:36
Déjà Vu? Another Sapphire Project goes wrong and a Chine...

Back in late 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement between GTAT & Apple."It was a nasty divorce and Apple Legal fought hard to keep information about the details of their project(s) from being leaked to the press. While that dark chapter of making custom sapphire for Apple was thought to be over, another company in China has now stepped up to sue Apple over a breach of contract relating to the making of sapphire glass.

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11:18
Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS Sierra and...

Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple this morning released two new security updates that are designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines that continue to run macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.

As outlined in Apple's security support document, Security Update 2018-001 available for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 offers several mitigations for both Meltdown and Spectre, along with fixes for other security issues, and the updates should be installed immediately.

Apple addressed the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in macOS High Sierra with the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, but older machines were left unprotected. Apple initially said a prior security update included fixes for the two older operating systems, but that information...

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10:07
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 With Support for HomePod and S...

Apple today released iOS 11.2.5, the tenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September of 2017. iOS 11.2.5 comes two weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.2, an update that introduced Safari mitigations for the "Spectre" vulnerability impacting Apple's iOS devices.

The iOS 11.2.5 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 11.2.5 update introduces support for the HomePod, which will be released on Friday, February 9, and it brings fixes for several bugs in CarPlay, Messages, and Mail. The update also includes audio-based podcast news delivered via Siri, which was also officially unveiled...

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10:06
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 With Fix for Me...

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, the third major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available for Apple's Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 comes over a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and a little over a week after a macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update which brought a fix for the Spectre vulnerability.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.

No major outward-facing changes were discovered in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 during the beta testing period, but according to Apple's release notes, it brings security and feature improvements.

The update offers additional...

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09:31
HomePod Can Be Used as Speakerphone, Will Support Comman...

Apple this morning announced the official launch date for its much-anticipated HomePod, and that announcement included several new details that we hadn't previously heard about the Siri-equipped smart speaker.

In the HomePod press release, Apple says HomePod can be used as a speakerphone with the iPhone "for crisp and clear audio quality."

This means users will be able to take calls on the HomePod using a nearby iPhone, with the HomePod able to serve as a speaker and a microphone for the call. Further documentation shared with Apple Store staff (via Guilherme Rambo) says that this feature will allow "anyone" to make a call on their iPhone and then hand it off to the HomePod.Everyone can continue a...

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08:51
KGI: 6.1-Inch iPhone to Have Single-Lens Rear Camera, Al...

Apple will release a 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display, aluminum frame, and 3GB of RAM, but without 3D Touch, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo added that the 6.1-inch iPhone won't have a stacked logic board or an L-shaped battery pack like the iPhone X.

Kuo believes the 6.1-inch iPhone will cost between $700 and $800 in the United States, up from his previous $650 to $750 estimate. He previously said it will have Face ID like the iPhone X.

It's unclear if the aluminum frame refers to the entire back, in which case the device wouldn't support wireless charging.

More details to follow…

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08:37
HomePod Works Abroad in English Only, Other Languages Co...

While the HomePod is initially launching in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom next month, MacRumors can confirm that Apple's smart speaker will function in most other countries around the world.

When users try to set up the HomePod outside of the those aforementioned countries, a dialogue box will appear that directs them to choose one of three English language options to proceed. We can confirm this setup process can be completed, and that the HomePod functions, in mostly any country from day one.

The setup process was leaked by Guilherme Rambo‏ back in August:

This is how the HomePod setup will look like on an iPhone. pic.twitter.com/SARqsYslL6

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 22, 2017

What this all means is that if you manage to purchase a HomePod from one of the...

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07:43
Apple's iPhone X was the Worlds #1 Shipping Smartph...

A new analytical report published today claims that Apple shipped 29 million iPhone Xs in Q4 2017. This made it the world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holiday season.

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06:53
Apple Announces that HomePod will be in Stores on Februa...

Apple has announced today that their HomePod, their innovative wireless speaker, arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online ...

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06:32
Apple was Granted 39 Patents Today covering Facial Recog...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two patents. The first covers the original work done on facial recognition to be used to unlock an electronic device. The second covers the Smart Keyboard's Smart Connector. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with ...

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05:40
HomePod Launches February 9, Available to Order Starting...

Apple today announced its HomePod speaker will be released on Friday, February 9, with pre-orders beginning this Friday, January 26 via Apple's online store in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Apple added that HomePod will launch in France and Germany at some point "this spring."

HomePod is priced at $349 in the United States. On February 9, the speaker will be available in Apple Stores and at select resellers, including Best Buy in the United States; Argos, Dixons Carphone, John Lewis, Shop Direct, and EE in the UK; and The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer, and Telstra in Australia.

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller:HomePod is a magical new music experience from Apple. It brings advanced audio technologies like beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer and automatic spatial awareness, together with the entire Apple...

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04:18
Apple Supplier TSMC to Break Ground for 5nm Fab this Wee...

With Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) ramping up 7nm for smartphones in 2018, TSMC is expected to break ground this week for the construction of its new 5nm fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park, where its 3nm fab is also slated to see construction start in 2020.

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03:45
Apple is Reportedly Preparing to Launch a new Entry Leve...

A new supply chain report this morning states that touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to land more LCM (LCD module) orders from Apple, which reportedly plans to release an entry-level 13-inch MacBook ...

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01:04
Apple to Release New Entry-Level 13-inch MacBook This Ye...

Apple plans to release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in the second half of 2018, according to industry sources. The rumor stems from a DigiTimes report on Tuesday that General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to win more LCD display orders from Apple for the planned new model, after it began supplying the modules for existing MacBooks in the fourth quarter of last year.

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to land more LCM (LCD module) orders from Apple, which reportedly plans to release an entry-level 13-inch MacBook in the second half of 2018, according to industry sources.

With new orders for MacBooks and other models, GIS is expected to ramp up its LCM shipments to 600,000 units a month by the end of 2018 compared to 300,000 units currently, said the sources.Extrapolating from today's report, which is light on detail, Apple's next entry-level MacBook will...

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Monday January 22

17:53
Apple CEO Tim Cook Learned to Code in College

Under the leadership of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple has spearheaded an "Everyone Can Code" initiative designed to introduce coding curriculum into elementary schools, high schools, and colleges, so kids and adults of all ages can learn to code.

Apple CEO Tim Cook always speaks passionately about the importance of teaching coding to children of all ages, and last week in an interview, he even said that if you have to make a choice, it's more important to learn to code than to learn a foreign language.

Cook's recent comments spurred MacRumors reader El-ad to ask Cook about his own coding experience in an email, which Cook responded to. Cook says he learned to code in college because coding wasn't offered at the high school he attended.El-ad,

I learned in college. No classes exist in the high school I attended. I'm...

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17:18
Netflix Blows away Subscription Estimates and puts Press...

Apple Worldwide Video has been on a tear as 2018 kicked off by signing up a wide variety of new shows and series (one, two, three, four and more) for their future entertainment service. They have to put the pedal to the metal to get their service ready hopeful for later this year or next. Netflix just announced blow out subscription gains over the holiday quarter and their stock jumped 8% on the news.

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Tuesday January 23

09:00
Mondelēz International engages and inspires global...

Today’s post was written by Russell Dyer, vice president and global head of communications at Mondelēz International.

The business value of standardizing our best practices—what we call “The MDLZ Way”—is that it builds a company better equipped to compete in today’s global, digital markets. Our Information and Technology Solutions team is helping us achieve that goal by deploying Office 365 cloud services to our entire organization. Now that everyone uses a standard toolkit to communicate and collaborate, we’re starting to see some erosion of corporate silos, improved search and discovery, and easier access to colleagues and expertise.

Yammer is a great example. Our colleagues were craving a better internal social platform for that human...

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07:26
Extension Attribute To Check For OSX/MaMi

Here’s a quick extension attribute to check for OSX/MaMi. Basically, I’m just looking for one of the two DNS servers that always gets put into the list. From what I’ve seen they always come in pairs.  Below is a gist.

.gist table { margin-bottom: 0; }

Oh and thanks Katie for noticing my errant space!

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Monday January 22

06:00
Office 365 Education delivers the next wave of...

Today’s post was written by Eran Megiddo, corporate vice president of Education.

Our ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments continues today with the arrival of a number of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. Building on the momentum of OneNote Class Notebook, which has surpassed more than 15 million notebooks created since the beginning of this school year, and the launch of Microsoft Teams for Education, we have worked with students, teachers, and research institutes to ensure that Office 365 continues to deliver the best learning outcomes. This week at Bett, we’ll share how Office 365 Education enables teachers to engage every learner—ensuring equality and inclusion in schools to empower all students to do their best work.

Today’s updates to Office 365 Education include...

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Thursday January 18

16:27
The XKCD take on Spectre & Meltdown

Thanks, Doug. I actually giggled…

The post The XKCD take on Spectre & Meltdown appeared first on krypted.com.

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Tuesday January 16

13:20
About the security content of Xcode 9.2

This document describes the security content of Xcode 9.2.

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09:00
MEDNAX enhances patient-centric healthcare with...

Today’s post was written by Darren Handler, director of IT research and development at MEDNAX Health Solutions Partner.

As part of a great IT team at MEDNAX, it’s fulfilling to see how our technology innovations—such as our clinical research, outcome reporting, and patient data management solutions—all contribute to better health in the communities that our affiliated medical group practices serve across the United States. At MEDNAX, we see Microsoft 365, which includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, as the latest step in a digital transformation that reinforces the symbiosis between smart technology and the innovative, attentive patient care that has always defined our company.

We work as a team to improve patient health, and...

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Tuesday January 9

09:00
TalkTalk Telecom Group outthinks the competition by...

Today’s post was written by Gary Steen, chief technology officer at TalkTalk Telecom Group.

TalkTalk Telecom Group is a value provider of telecom services in the United Kingdom. We believe that reasonably priced, reliable telecom services should be available to everyone, and we provide both businesses and consumers with landline, mobile, broadband, and many other services.

However, because we’re a value provider, we need to be creative when it comes to spending on advertising, infrastructure and other items. We win by outthinking and outmaneuvering the competition. This means enabling our people to think creatively and differently about how they approach problems.

That’s why we...

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Monday January 8

10:13
About the security content of Safari 11.0.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 11.0.2.

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10:09
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update.

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10:07
About the security content of iOS 11.2.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.2.2.

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Thursday January 4

11:48
Quick and Dirty Spinnaker on macOS

Spinnaker seems kinda’ complicated at first, but it’s not. To get it up and running, first install cask:



brew tap caskroom/cask

brew install brew-cask



Then redis and java:



brew install redis

brew cask install java



Download spinnaker from https://github.com/spinnaker/spinnaker.git (I dropped mine into ~/usr/local/build/spinnaker). From your spinnaker folder make a build directory and then run the script to update source:



mkdir ~/usr/local/spinnaker/build

cd ~/usr/local/spinnaker/build

~/usr/local/spinnaker/dev/refresh_source.sh –pull_origin –use_ssh –github_user default



From your build directory, fire it up:



~/usr/local/spinnaker/dev/run_dev.sh

...

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10:47
TA18-004A: Meltdown and Spectre Side-Channel...

Original release date: January 04, 2018
Systems Affected

CPU hardware implementations

Overview

On January 3, 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) became aware of a set of security vulnerabilities—known as Meltdown and Spectre— that affect modern computer processors. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information.

Description

CPU hardware implementations are vulnerable to side-channel attacks referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. These attacks are described in detail by CERT/CC’s Vulnerability Note VU#584653, the United Kingdom National Cyber Security Centre’s guidance on Meltdown and Spectre,...

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Wednesday January 3

10:00
Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waivers Now...

We’re pleased to announce that Apple Developer Program membership is now available at no cost for eligible organizations. Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United States that will distribute only free apps on the App Store can request to have their annual membership fee waived.

Learn more about membership fee waivers.

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10:00
Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waivers Now...

We’re pleased to announce that Apple Developer Program membership is now available at no cost for eligible organizations. Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United States that will distribute only free apps on the App Store can request to have their annual membership fee waived.

Learn more about membership fee waivers.

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10:00
Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waivers Now...

We’re pleased to announce that Apple Developer Program membership is now available at no cost for eligible organizations. Nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities based in the United States that will distribute only free apps on the App Store can request to have their annual membership fee waived.

Learn more about membership fee waivers.

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Tuesday January 2

09:26
Stop Apps From Installing Automatically On A Mac...

You know how when you buy apps at home, they show up on your computer at work, if you’re using the same iCloud account for the app store in both locations? Some companies want to disable that. To do so, send a ConfigDataInstall key into com.apple.softwareupdate, which can most easily be done with the defaults command:



sudo defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ConfigDataInstall -int 0



Or to turn it back on:



sudo defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ConfigDataInstall -int 1

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Monday January 1

08:48
This New Years Day, Learn The Jot Command

This New Years Day, Learn The Jot Command

The jot command is one I haven’t used in awhile. But it’s still useful. Let’s take a look at a few of the things you can do with it. First, let’s just print lines into a new file called “century.txt” which we can do by running with the number of increments followed by the starting number, and then redirecting the output into the file name:

jot 100 1 > ~/Desktop/century.txt

Or to do integers instead, simply put the decimals:

jot 100 1.00 > ~/Desktop/century.txt

Or in descending order,

jot – 100 1 > ~/Desktop/century.txt

Now we could change the output to be just 50 to 100, by incrementing 50 (the first position) and starting at 50 (the second):

jot 50 50

The jot command is able to print sequential data, as we’ve seen. But we can also print random data, using the -r option. Following that option we have three important positions, the first is the number of iterations, but...

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Saturday December 30

05:00
Krypted.com Turns 13 Today!

Before December 30th of 2004, krypted.com was a site with some flat files of notes I’d taken. During the Holiday break that year, I finally converted it into a blog. And now, with over 3,500 posts and netting around 10,000 unique visitors a day, it’s very different. It started out as just some musings and technical notes. Now, it’s… Well, some musings and technical notes.

Actually, back then I’d occasionally write about college football (Go Dawgs!), a lot more about Windows (um, Windows NT sometimes – ick!), and an increasing amount about macOS Server. These days I post less, but I write as much as I ever did. Just more are links to articles I’ve written for other places (Medium, Huffington Post, Inc.com, Jamf, etc). Also, there’s more that’s up on GitHub and contributions to projects at work and for various vendors we all know and love. And there’s more structure, as with the macOS Server guides. Overall, I still love to write, just my interests shift here and there. ...

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Friday December 29

13:37
Episode 63 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Security as...

Thursday December 21

14:48
About the security content of iOS 11

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.

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Wednesday December 13

16:53
Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes

Learn about current and previous Logic Pro X 10.3 updates. 

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13:22
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.2.

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