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Apr 03
Apple posts first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4

Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvO 11.4, both of which add support for AirPlay 2.

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s followup to the original AirPlay Wi-Fi-based music playback standard. While Sonos popularized Wi-Fi-based multi-room audio playback, Bluetooth became ubiquitous, and multi-platform Wi-Fi audio standards spread in popularity, Apple lacked a competing story until AirPlay 2.

Messages in iCloud is also back in the iOS 11.4 beta. It allows you to store your iMessages in iCloud.

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Apr 03
iMobie PhoneRescue can now recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords

iMobie says its data recovery software, PhoneRescue 3.7.0 for both Mac and PC, is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords.

For those iPhone users who forgot their iTunes backup passwords, the utility can purportedly help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, as well as restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.

PhoneRescue costs $49.99 for a personal license, and $69.99 for a family license.You can purchase licenses from iMobie’s online store (https://tinyurl.com/y89jzsxd).

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Apr 03
Obvious Matter releases Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS

Obvious Matter has released Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS. The app is designed to help you clean up old and unused files from your computer.

With it, you can browse through your old stuff and preview a file's contents. Then you can decide if you want to archive or delete a file using keyboard shortcuts. Fossils supports previewing a large number of file types, including images, movies, PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers, Keynote documents, zip files, and more.

It requires macOS 10.12 or later. Fossils costs $4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/yamzzvvy).

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Apr 02
Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, watchOS 4....

Apple has released the first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1. Registered developers can download them 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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Apr 02
Output Factory for Adobe InDesign improves variable subfolder naming

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 2.2.9, a maintenance update to company's output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting and preflighting from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, layer versioning, custom scripts integration and more. Version 2.2.9 fixes an issue which prevented users from including text from InDesign document in the variable subfolder name for output files of each InDesign document in the batch.

Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $119.95. A demo is available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

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Apr 02
illumineX delivers EyeSpy update for macOS with new drifting balloon

illumineX delivered Squeaky, a new drifting balloon character for EyeSpy 2.1 (and higher) to the Mac App Store today.

EyeSpy is a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. It includes free original cartoon characters. The Squeaky balloon is available within EyeSpy as an $0.99 in-app purchase.

EyeSpy requires macOS 10.12 or higher. It’s free and available exclusively through the Mac App Store (https://tinyurl.com/yaasaetu). After you download EyeSpy, double-click the EyeSpy Guy character to open the Character Settings panel, where you can select new characters, download additional free characters, and purchase characters as an in-app purchase.

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Mar 30
iFunia updates Free YouTube Downloader for Mac to version 5.2.0

iFunia Studio (www.ifunia.com) has announced a 5.2.0 update for its Free YouTube Downloader for Mac, which now can convert YouTube to MP3 and download 2K, 4K, and 8K videos. It also sports an optimized user interface.

iFunia Studio is a free download. There’s also a pro version available for $39.99.

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Mar 30
Tembo for macOS revved to version 2.2

Houdah Software has released Tembo 2.2, an update to the file search utility for Mac. It’s a search tool based on the Spotlight engine.

Tembo is designed to make finding documents, mail messages, bookmarks, images and more as easy as possible. Version 2.2 brings refinements and under-the-hood improvements.

Tembo requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $15 for a single-user license and $22 for a family license. A demo is available for download (https://www.houdah.com/tembo/). Upgrades from previous versions are priced $6.95 and $9.95. respectively.

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Mar 30
Agenda announced for 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) has announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10, in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Oscar nominee film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to headline the event. The agenda has now been set. Tickets are on sale online only for $15 each, plus ticket fee. The price is $10 for students and teachers with a valid ID. There will also be presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos and more. Rounding out the evening will be the "World Famous Raffle," where the total value of prizes has now reached over $101,000.00 including a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio System worth over $29,995.00

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the SuperMeet Vendor Showcase featuring 23 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos, Digital Anarchy, Adobe Stock, B&H, Future Media Concepts, Master...

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Mar 29
Apple launches macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Apple has updated macOS to version 10.13.4. It’s available via the Updates section of the Mac App Store. According to the release notes, the upgrade improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and it is recommended for all users. This update:

° Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the U.S.

° Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).

° Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro.

° Allows jumping to the right-most open tab using Command+9 in Safari.

° Enables sorting Safari bookmarks by name or URL by right clicking and choosing "Sort by..."

° Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages.

° Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari .

° Displays warnings in the Safari Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non...

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Mar 29
Apple releases Swift 4.1

Apple has released Swift 4.1 (https://swift.org/download/) for developers, an upgrade of its programming language. It contains updates to the core language, including more support for generics, new build options, as well as minor enhancements to Swift Package Manager and Foundation.

There was also significant progress made in stabilizing the ABI, according to Apple. Swift 4.1 is a minor language release. It is source compatible with Swift 4.0.

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Mar 29
Apple debuts tvOS 11.3

Apple has announced tvOS 11.3, which includes frame rate matching features that were previously only available on the Apple TV 4K.

You can obtain the update by going into the Settings app on your Apple TV. Choose System > Software Updates > Update Software. The Apple TV will restart and install the software.

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Mar 29
Apple posts watchOS 4.3

Apple has released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch. You install it via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. According to Apple the upgrade:

° Let’s you Control volume and playback on HomePod from your Apple Watch;

° Restores the ability to control music on an iPhone;

° Allows you to use any orientation for Nightstand charging mode;

° The Siri watch face now shows progress towards closing Activity rings and when new songs are added to Apple Music mixes;

° Resolves an issue where Activity achievements were incorrectly awarded for some users;

° Fixes an issue where Siri music commands were not working for some audio devices.

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Mar 29
Apple releases iOS 11.3 for iOS devices

Apple has released iOS 11.3 for its iPhone and iPad line *with a Battery Health tool, a Health Records feature, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, new Animoji, and more. You can download it by going to the Settings App, selecting General, then choosing Software Update.

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Mar 29
IK Multimedia releases Syntronik Deluxe for Mac/PC

IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com) has announced Syntronik Deluxe, the expanded version of the synth powerhouse for Mac and PC systems. It adds five new synths, available both as a collection or as separate synths.

Syntronik offers a collection of vintage synthesizers. Syntronik Deluxe adds 500 new instrument presets, 18GB of new sounds, and more than 22,000 new samples for a new total of 22 synths, 2,600 instrument presets, 80GB of sound content and more than 120,000 samples.

Current Syntronik users can upgrade to Syntronik Deluxe for $99.99 or purchase any of the new synths individually. For new users the cost is $269.99

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Mar 29
WYSIWYG LaTeX Mac app Compositor receives update, now runs e-TeX

Karl Traunmueller has released Compositor 1.1, an update to the LaTeX Mac app. It brings real-time WYSIWYG capabilities to LaTeX, the document preparation system widely used in academia for preparation of scientific and technical publications.

Version 1.1 now runs e-TeX, an extended version of TeX developed by the NTS project. The next version, 1.2, scheduled for release by end of April, will bring improved support for more commonly used LaTeX packages.

A fully-functional 60-day free trial is available for download from the product's website (http://compositorapp.com). Licenses can be purchased from the product's online store at an early-adopter price of $19. The purchase includes all future updates, including major version updates.

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Mar 29
Creaceed unveils collaborative whiteboard for the iPad and Apple TV

Creaceed has unveiled Inko (https://creaceed.com/inko), a peer-to-peer collaborative whiteboard app for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.

It lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas from multiple devices, offering network-less connectivity, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. It also supports the Apple Pencil.

Inko 1.0 is available immediately as a free download on the Apple App Store, and is localized in 12 languages. The free version provides an unlimited number of canvases for personal use without limitation, and lets two or more users try the collaboration feature for a 60-second time-limited session. To remove this limitation, two purchase options are provided. The Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation

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Mar 28
Apple releases iOS 11.3 for the new iPad

Apple has released iOS 11.3. However, it’s only for the new 9.7-inch iPad announced this week. Once you get your hands on one, you can download iOS 11.3 over-the-air using the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

Hopefully, iOS 11.3 will roll out ASAP for other iPads and iPhones. iOS 11.3 introduces new features, such as Messages on iCloud for storing your iMessages in iCloud, ARKit 1.5, and a "Battery Health" feature designed to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries.

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Mar 28
Apple, Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University bring coding...

Apple has announced a new collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University to offer free professional learning to teachers across Chicago, designed to give educators the tools they need to bring coding and computer science into the classroom.

They’ll establish a Center for Excellence at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, which will serve as a teaching and learning hub to introduce high school teachers to Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum. This collaboration will help expand opportunities for local teachers, giving them new expertise to share with their students, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Everyone Can Code is a program designed by Apple to help everyone learn how to code using a Swift curriculum. The program includes a range of free resources, from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully functional apps.

Teachers will also have the opportunity to be trained on the App Development with Swift...

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Mar 28
Imagine Products, StorageDNA partner for myLTOdna interface

Imagine Products — creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets — and StorageDNA — which specializes in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals —have collaborated on an integrated solution that enables random access to files on an LTO tape, essentially turning it into a hard drive with dnaLTFS.

The new joint solution is called myLTOdna. It’s an integration between Imagine Products’ myLTO tape-authoring application and StorageDNA’s HyperTape high performance direct access tape solution powered by dnaLTFS. The result is a simple and intuitive user interface with which to administrate HyperTape operating modes manually, or automatically from creative applications such as Imagine Products’ PrimeTranscoder — a process that is highly preferable to command line operations, says Tridib Chakravarty, CEO and president of StorageDNA

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Apr 12
Spending on security solutions to reach $91 billion in...

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $91.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.2% over the amount spent in 2017, according to IDC. This pace of growth is expected to continue for the next several years as industries invest heavily in security solutions to meet a wide range of threats and requirements, adds the research group.

IDC says worldwide spending on security solutions will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% over the 2016-2021 forecast period and total $120.7 billion in 2021.

"Banks, discrete manufacturers, especially within the high-tech sector, and the federal government are spending the most on security to avoid large scale cyber-attacks and adhere to regulatory compliance," said Eileen Smith, program director, Customer Insights and Analysis. "Looking ahead to 2021, as the need the to protect IoT connected devices and infrastructure becomes paramount, industries like telecom and state...

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Apr 10
Strategy Analytics: third party messaging apps better...

Consumers are becoming less social in person by becoming more social “virtually” through advanced messaging features, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). Achieved through pre-installed RCS platforms and self-installed third party messaging apps, these platforms are providing a more consistent, expressive and compelling messaging experience for the sender, according to the research group.

Key findings from Strategy Analytics’ report include:

° Unlike SMS - a universal standard available across all phones - social messaging apps are run by third-party companies and need to be downloaded separately. This does mean however, that OTT messaging apps are consistent across all devices, regardless of operating system.

° Features that attract users are critical to the success of social messaging apps. Capabilities such as payment or game options within one app make...

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Apr 10
Consumer robotics revenues to reach $23 billion by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that domestic aide robotics will drive consumer robotics hardware revenues from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2018 to nearly $23 billion by 2022. That’s an increase of over 250%.

Juniper says that domestic aide robots, such as robotic vacuum cleaners, will account for 73% of total revenues by 2022. This will be due to increasing popularity of such devices from iRobot, Dyson and Samsung. These have been joined by lower cost devices, which will broaden the segment’s appeal.

The research group found that, despite popularity of domestic aide robots, the biggest growth area of consumer robotics will be in the educational area, representing an average annual growth of 40% in hardware revenues. Companies such as Anki and Wonder Workshop are joining established players like LEGO in providing robotics focused on programming. Juniper...

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Apr 06
IDC forecasts growth for connected devices in key...

IDC (www.idc.com) has published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In 2017, 433.1 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, growing 27.6% from the previous year.

Looking ahead, IDC anticipates a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5% as the market balloons to 939.7 million devices shipped in 2022. Within the smart home market, the smart speaker category, which includes devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, will remain the fastest growing category throughout the forecast. Meanwhile, shipments for most other categories, with the exception of video entertainment products, will experience a double-digit CAGR during the same period.

"The smart home market is still in its infancy but we're already seeing some significant changes in consumers' and vendors' approach," said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device...

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Apr 05
5G Boost won’t save vanishing wireless connectivity...

There will be 9.0 billion user-linked subscriptions to wireless services by 2023, up from 7.7 billion today according to new forecasts from Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). The research group predicts that 5G adoption will follow a comparable path to that seen by 4G LTE, but warns that there’s limited growth left in connectivity revenue for service providers.

Key findings of the report include:

° Wireless service revenue will peak in 2021 at US$881 billion, just 3% above the level forecast for 2018.

° User-linked mobile 5G connections will grow from 5 million in 2019 to 577 million in 2023 (excluding fixed wireless applications and industrial IOT). These will account for 10% of connectivity revenue in 2023.

Prior to the launch of 5G services, there is considerable time for 4G LTE platforms to evolve though LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro technologies....

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Apr 03
Connected clothing to become a $1 billion industry in...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, with other device categories forecast to grow much faster.

The research group ranks the fastest growing wearable sectors, in terms of shipments and compound annual growth rates (CAGRs), over the next two years as: connected clothing (102%), smart glasses (98%), smart jewelry (55%), hearables (31%), and smart watches (31%).

Juniper forecasts that the total smart wearables market will reach nearly 350 million devices shipped by 2020. The market is currently dominated by smartwatches and activity trackers, with 137 million devices expected to be shipped in 2018. However, growth will slow, shipping almost 190 million by 2020 as the lifecycle of devices lengthens as fewer new features and a software focus delay...

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Apr 03
Gartner: I&O skill gaps to cause business...

Two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). Successful I&O organizations will need to implement vastly different roles and technologies during the next five years, adds the research group.

Gartner forecasts that, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5%. Moreover, by 2021, 40%of IT staff will hold multiple roles, most of which will be business-related rather than technology-related. 

"What made I&O leaders successful in the past is not what will make them thrive in the future," said Hank Marquis, research director at Gartner. "Instead of focusing on the 'what' of I&O jobs — such as technical knowledge, education and training — I&O leaders need to shift their focus to the 'how' — the behavioral...

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Apr 02
The Northern Spy: history’s most ironic question

By Rick Sutcliffe

The Spy notes and passes on verbatim with little comment (it is its own commentary) the following advertisement:

Is your target audience completely persuaded?

Let Vologda Analytica do it for you. Our extensive data sets and state-of-the-art algorithms can analyze any target population and build your campaign. Whether your product is political, household or industrial goods, or your services, our techniques have proven effective with a wide variety of clients and situations and will work in yours as well.

We begin by comparing your targets with our general population, analyzing their vulnerabilities within their particular social environment, and weaving a fabric of data around them that reinforces their proclivities in directions most favourable to you. This can be as simple as reinforcing the beliefs they evidence by virtue of the context of their very social connections--a few posts here and there from people they...

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Apr 02
More than 25% of companies expect to be breached...

Nearly four in five companies (79%) were hit by a breach in the last year, according to new research from Balabit (www.balabit.com), a provider of privileged access management and log management solutions.

The report also revealed that seven out of ten (68%) businesses expect to be impacted by further breaches this year, with more than a quarter anticipating a breach to occur within the next six months. The Balabit survey was deployed in the UK, France, Germany and the U.S., and reveals the attitudes of 400 IT and security professionals surrounding their IT security concerns, their experience with IT security breaches, their understanding of how and when breaches occur, and the strategies they’re using to combat hackers.

According to Balabit, the majority of businesses know very little about the nature of the security breaches that take place within their organizations. While a high percentage of companies...

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Apr 02
Security-as-a-Service grows 21% in 2017

2017 has seen a steep increase in adoption of Security-as-a-Service  (SaaS), thanks to its multiple advantages compared to software licensing, according to Canalys (www.canalys.com). However, this fast change in revenue stream is creating headaches for vendors who have to rework forecasts for 2018 to not disappoint investors, adds the research group.

Security-as-a-service (SaaS) registered strong growth in 2017 at 21% to US$4 billion, following the rise in adoption of cloud solutions for enterprises. This growth was double the pace compared to the rest of the security market with software and hardware growing respectively 5% and 10% year-on-year to reach $27 billion combined. Canalys estimates the total security market was US$31 billion in 2017, up 10% overall.

“In the past year, Vendors like Cisco, McAfee and Trend Micro have strengthened their cloud portfolio, which now includes a wider range of products...

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Reviews and Kool Tools

ROLI’s Songmaker Kit (www.ROLI.com) is a portable music studio for creating a track anywhere. It combines the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block M, two cutting-edge controllers. The tactile, touch-responsive surfaces of... Read more »
Razer’s (www.razer.com) $39.99 Razer Goliathus Chroma is a multi-color LED version of Razer’s = soft mouse mat that gamers can now customize with up to 16.8 million color options and an array of lighting effects.   It... Read more »
Morel’s Nomadic Audio Speakase is a portable Bluetooth speaker and travel carry-on hybrid that transforms the suitcase’s interior volume into a large-scale hi-fi speaker. Its design won a 2018 Consumer Electronics Show... Read more »
TRENDnet’s (www.TRENDnet.com) $99.99 Mini USB-C HD Docking Cube (the TUC-DS1) is a compact docking station that supports high-resolution HD video, and extends or mirrors your notebook’s display. TRENDnet’s Mini USB-C HD... Read more »

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07:17
Games news: More real-world Pokémon and Harry Potter...

There’s good news and bad for iPhone gaming fans today. On the plus side, there are more real-world Pokémon Go and Harry Potter events on the way. On the downside, you won’t be able to play the official EA version of Tetris for much longer, even if you paid for it…

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07:02
British Officials Considering Limited Huawei 5G Role

British officials have proposed that Huawei is given a limited role in Britain’s 5G network, Reuters reported. A decision is expected imminently.

The recommendation, made at a meeting of officials from senior government departments on Wednesday, comes ahead of a meeting of Britain’s National Security Council next week to decide how to deploy Huawei equipment, the sources said. The officials proposed barring Huawei from the sensitive, data-heavy “core” part of the network and restricted government systems, closely mirroring a provisional decision made last year under former Prime Minister Theresa May. “The technical and policy guidance hasn’t changed,” said one of the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. “Now it is down to a political calculation.


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07:00
Jamf announces new product integration with...

Jamf, which develops "Apple in the enterprise” solutions, says Jamf Connect can now be directly configured in Jamf Pro, combining the IT workflows of Jamf Pro and the streamlined Mac authentication and identity management capabilities of Jamf Connect into one integrated experience. 

“A recent global survey showed that 31% of issues experienced by Mac users were login and credential issues - so a fairly sizable hurdle throughout a user’s experience,” says Jason Wudi, chief technology officer, Jamf. “Jamf Connect was created to solve these issues. By making Jamf Connect configurations available in the Jamf Pro interface, the number of steps to deploy or edit a Jamf Connect configuration are reduced, making setup and management much easier. This integration is a powerful step in how we continue to innovate...

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06:50
Apple Launches Fitness-Focused ‘Apple Watch...

Today Apple announced a new initiative called ‘Apple Watch Connected’. Gyms can join by offering perks for Apple Watch users.


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06:47
Apple blasted by Nobel laureate economist Joseph...

CEOs and political leaders in Davos are talking a lot about companies focusing on more than just profits by being responsible for their employees, their suppliers, and their communities.

One company that has come under some particularly harsh criticism for failing to live up to this ideal is Apple.

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06:39
Ukraine’s foreign minister hints Crimea issue in...

The Ukraine’s foreign minister has tweeted a hint that the hugely controversial Crimea issue in Apple Maps is “being resolved”…

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06:30
Goldman Sachs CEO happy with Apple relationship...




Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon claims the investment bank is happy with both its long-term relationship with Apple that started with the very first overnight bond issued when Steve Jobs returned to the company, all the way up to the current performance of Apple Card.

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06:24
Apple Watch Diagnoses Another Case at Atrial...

The Apple Watch has, for a good while now, been known for effectively recognizing cases of Atrial Fibrillation. AppleInsider reported on a new case in Kentucky, when a Christmas present helped a woman there with the heart condition.

As highlighted in a report by WHAS 11 on Wednesday, Rosemary Stiles, who received Apple Watch as a gift from her boyfriend in 2018, wanted the device to keep in touch with her children while on the go. While not explained in detail, it appears Stiles was looking to use tbe unspecified Apple Watch model in situations that would otherwise preclude full access to an iPhone, like driving. According to Kentucky law, people are allowed to operate a cellphone while driving if at least one hand is on the wheel, but that mandate is due to change in February when drivers will be required to rely on hands-free modes of communication.

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06:20
Apple Watch Connected platform launches in some gyms

Basecamp, Crunch Fitness, Orange Theory, and YMCA gyms are launching new “Apple Watch Connected” experiences inside gyms in the U.S., according to CNBC. Members can get discounts for working out, use Apple Pay to buy stuff, book classes on their Apple Watch, and more. 

CNBC says the Apple Watch Connected platform includes three tiers that must be supported by a gym that participates in the program.

° An Apple Watch Connected gym has to have an iPhone and Apple Watch app that lets people track their fitness, see classes and log-in at the gym.

° Gyms have to offer some sort of option for Apple Watch owners to “earn with Apple Watch.” For example, Crunch will give you a $3 to $4 in weekly credit if you meet certain goals, like working out a certain amount of time per month. The credits apply to the following...

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06:12
'Apple Watch Connected' will reward you to...




With the Apple Watch Connected program, gyms and other fitness facilities are partnering with Apple to utilize the Apple Watch in tracking workouts, earning rewards, and buying products or services.

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06:12
Apple looking into folded telephoto camera lens...

Is Apple planning to make photo accessories for its iPhone line? The company is at least considering it, as evidenced by a new patent filing (number 20200026033) for a "folded telephoto camera lens system.”

In the filing, Apple notes that the advent of small, mobile multipurpose devices such as smartphones has resulted in a need for high-resolution, small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. However, due to limitations of conventional camera technology, conventional small cameras used in such devices tend to capture images at lower resolutions and/or with lower image quality than can be achieved with larger, higher quality cameras. 

Achieving higher resolution with small package size cameras generally requires use of a photosensor with small pixel size and a good, compact imaging lens system. Advances in technology have achieved reduction of the pixel size in photosensors. However, Apple notes that as photosensors become more...

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06:03
Another Apple patent hints at an ‘iGlove’ smart glove

Apple has filed for another patent (number 2020026352) that hints at smart gloves (which I like to call “iGloves”) that could be used with, among other things, an augmented reality headset (the rumored "Apple Glasses”). It's for "computer systems with finger devices.”

In the patent filing, Apple notes that electronic devices such as computers can be controlled using computer mice and other input accessories. In virtual reality systems, force-feedback gloves can be used to control virtual objects. 

Smartphones may have touch screen displays and vibrators that are used to create haptic feedback in response to touch input. However, Apple says that devices such as these “may not be convenient for a user, may be cumbersome or uncomfortable, or may provide inadequate feedback.” The tech giant thinks it can do better.

Here’s the summary of the invention: "A system may include finger devices. A touch sensor may be mounted in a finger...

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06:00
Enterprise macOS login simplified with Jamf Pro and...

Jamf Connect was launched a few years ago after Jamf purchased NoMAD. Since they purchased NoMAD, Jamf has gone on to integrate Microsoft Azure AD and G Suite into the macOS login experience. Today, they are taking this integration to the next level, as it can now be integrated into Jamf Pro.

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06:00
T-Mobile catches up with 4G leader Verizon as 5G...

Opensignal is out today with its Mobile Network Experience Report for the US covering the second half of 2019. While Verizon did take home the most awards overall, T-Mobile almost had as good of a rating for 4G availability ahead of 5G rolling out more widely. And AT&T took the prize for the fastest download speeds.

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06:00
Tinder verification via blue checkmark rolling out,...

Tinder has announced the rollout of a couple of new safety features, including Tinder verification that photos are genuine, and a panic button, alongside flagging of potentially offensive messages…

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06:00
Adobe previews new project management and...

Adobe today announced Productions, a new feature set coming soon to Premiere Pro. The tools were previewed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and are targeted for production teams in search of improved project management.

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No Backup Camera On Your Car? Get The FenSens Smart...

I am spoiled. My 2017 Honda CR-V has a backup camera, and soon after getting that car I became a total fan of the backup camera. While it doesn’t totally replace a full look around our vehicle to see what’s coming, it does make it easier to back out of a parking space or garage with confidence that you’re not going to run into or over anything. Older cars don’t come with backup cameras, which is why we’re selling the FenSens Smart Wireless Solar Backup Camera today for just $159.

The FenSens Smart Wireless Solar Powered Backup Camera is perfect for any car with a truly 100% wireless aftermarket option for upgrading your vehicle...

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05:52
DxOMark: Apple's iPhone 11 is ‘very capable’...

In its Apple iPhone 11 camera review, DxOMark, a website that offers "an independent benchmark that scientifically assesses smartphones, lenses and cameras,” says the smartphone is “a very capable device for both stills and video.

Falling outside the top ten in our database, its image quality isn’t quite as strong as the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s, which ranks fourth with 117 points, but the new dual-camera iPhone 11 offers a slight improvement over last year’s iPhone XS Max at 106.

DxOMark says video scores between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max are very comparable, so it’s the still photo performance that makes the difference. The lack of a third tele-lens on the iPhone 11 is a significant factor in its lower Photo score of 112, compared to 124 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, whose tele-lens provides better results for zoom and bokeh. Read the compete review for details.

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05:44
Goodbye (again) to Flash; Apple ditches it in Safari...

Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash in the latest Safari Technology Preview 99. It's another step on the long road to the demise of Flash.

In July 2017, Adobe announced that it would stop developing and and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020 because “open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web.”

Adobe said the impending end of Flash is also due to collaboration with its “technology partners,” including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. Adobe continued to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL [end-of-life]. 

The end of Flash is overdue. In June 2016 the Global Media Format...

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05:40
Using DuckDuckGo’s Little-Known Alternative, ‘...

As it turns out, there’s a second version of DuckDuckGo called ‘DuckDuckGo Lite.’ Not only does it deliver search results extremely fast, but it cut out all the extraneous JavaScript and ads. But you also won’t see images, so this is really meant for people on slow or metered connections. I think it’s nice to see such a stripped-down version.


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05:32
Apple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works...

Apple has announced a new incentive program for gym-goers. The Apple Watch Connected scheme lets you earn real-life rewards at four gym chains for hitting fitness goals, with tracking provided by the Watch.

Rewards vary: discounts on gym membership fees, Nike and Apple gift cards, charitable donations — and even earning back the cost of your Apple Watch…

more…

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05:22
Patent trollin’: VirnetX wants $439 million verdict...

VirnetX is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to leave alone a $439 million verdict against Apple for infringing its network security patents, telling the justices that the tech giant's certiorari petition "presents no issues warranting review and is plagued by fatal defects,” reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the article).

This is part of a legal battle that’s been raging for six years. In January 2014, VirnetX, considered by many (including me) to be a “patent troll,”  filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to supplement its infringement contentions against Apple, the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit. And in May 2016 the company asked...

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Thursday January 23

06:31
Apple Advances future Finger Devices that will work with...

Patently Apple posted three patent reports in 2019 that introduced new Finger Devices designed to intimately work with a future Apple mixed reality headset, especially for VR content. The finger devices will provide users with haptics and the ability to feel objects in a VR environment interact with virtual or real objects in the user's view such as a HomePod, MacBook, TV or Home automation device like a thermostat and so forth. It could allow a user to ...

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04:16
Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version...

As noted in our coverage yesterday of the latest Safari Technology Preview 99, Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash. Safari Technology Preview is basically a beta of the next version of Safari proper, all but confirming that Apple is officially ditching support for Flash in the next version of its native Mac browser.

This means that when the next version of Safari is released, users will no longer be able to install or use Adobe Flash in the browser. The elimination of Flash support should not heavily impact users, given that most other popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Likewise, iPhone and iPad users won't be affected because Apple's mobile operating system has never supported Flash.

It was way back in July 2017 that Adobe...

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04:06
Apple invents an AIO Desktop Computer made from Glass th...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a next generation all-in-one (AIO) desktop iMac that is made with a continuous glass body. The design is shown to have a number of twists with alternative ideas including ...

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Wednesday January 22

17:50
DXOMARK is set to Release their Review and Scores for Ap...

In mid-December DXOMARK scored Apple's high-end iPhone 11 Pro camera third with a score of 117. Huawei's P30 Pro 5G score remains the leader with a score of 123. Tomorrow DXOMARK will release their review and scores for the iPhone 11 entry camera

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15:19
We're now learning that Apple's Intelligent Tr...

In August 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Google's Project Zero Team Finds an iOS Exploit Allowing Hackers to tap into conversations through iMessage & more." For the second time in the past year Google researchers have revealed security flaws in Apple software. This time the flaw was ...

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10:55
Flaws in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention Sa...

Google researchers discovered multiple security flaws in Apple's Safari web browser that let users' browsing habits be tracked despite Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.

Google plans to publish details on the security flaws in the near future, and a preview of Google's discovery was seen by Financial Times, with the publication sharing information on the vulnerabilities this morning.

The security flaws were first found by Google in the summer of 2019, and were disclosed to Apple in August. There were five types of potential attacks that could allow third parties to learn "sensitive private information about the user's browsing habits."

Google researchers say that Safari left personal data exposed because the Intelligent Tracking Prevention List "implicitly stores information about the websites visited by the user." Malicious entities could use these flaws to...

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10:23
Motorola is set to launch their new Foldable 'razr...

In mid-October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung to Introduce a Second Foldable Smartphone Design that Reinvents the Classic Flip Phone using Next-Gen Thin Glass." Although Samsung has been working on this for years, it's Motorola (via Lenovo) that will be taking orders for their new foldable smartphone simply branded 'razr.' Samsung is likely to introduce their version of a single-display based flip-phone at an event being held on February 11 in San Francisco.

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10:03
Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1...

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to developers, one week after seeding the second betas and more than a month after the release of iOS 13.3 with Communication Limits for Screen Time.

iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.3.1 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the air once the proper developer profile has been installed.

iOS 13.3.1 includes a "Networking & Wireless" toggle that turns off the U1 Ultra Wideband chip in the latest iPhones. The feature, located in the Privacy > Location Services section of the Settings app, turns off location for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Ultra Wideband.

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09:21
iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Navy Blue Co...

At least one iPhone 12 model will come in a new Navy Blue finish, according to XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro.

Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish available for iPhone 11 Pro models. In line with this, EverythingApplePro created a mockup of what the iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue could look like.

iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue concept via EverythingApplePro/Max Weinbach

Weinbach has accurately revealed a new iPhone color in the past. In May 2019, through his Twitter account PineLeaks, he said the successor to the iPhone XR would come in a new light green color. However, he said the green option would replace yellow, and the iPhone 11 is available in both green and yellow.

Weinbach also accurately predicted that the...

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08:17
At World Economic Forum in Davos Today, Google's CE...

Google’s chief executive officer Sundar Pichai has left no doubt in how important he thinks artificial intelligence will be to humanity. In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday Pichai surprised the audience in Davos by stating that "AI is one of the most profound things ...

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07:49
Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless...

Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology.

OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The idea is that you can quickly pick up one of the batteries from the stack and charge any Qi-enabled device on the go.

Introduced in August 2019, the OtterSpot system comes with a 36W USB-C power adapter and offers fast charging up to 10 watts. The base and one battery are available as a combo for $129.95, or...

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06:58
Foxconn Chairman Reveals that he wants to Boost American...

It's being reported today that Foxconn’s Terry Gou has pledged to begin production at a long-delayed electronics plant in Wisconsin sometime this year, kick-starting a signature U.S. project that’s expected to play a pivotal role in expanding the billionaire’s manufacturing empire.

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06:10
While BOE will enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain in 2...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that China's BOE could Supply Apple with up to 45 Million OLED Displays in 2021." The emphasis of the report was to confirm that it will be 2021 where BOE will become Apple's second OLED supplier behind Samsung. News out of China today confirms this eventuality.

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05:25
Supply Chain reports point to Wistron Expanding iPhone P...

According to a new supply chain report published this morning, Wistron plans to start ramping up output, including smartphones starting with Apple's iPhone

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Tuesday January 21

18:06
With Hot iPhone Demand, Apple tells TSMC to increase out...

In October TSMC's financials showed they had a great quarter beating expectations. Reporting last week for Q4 TSMC provided great guidance with TSMC expecting the next few quarters to outperform their typical seasonal patterns. Ahead of Apple's financial conference on January 28th, we're learning tonight that Apple has increased its orders for ...

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16:26
Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Ea...

Apple will start mass production on the rumored low-cost iPhone that's in the works starting in February, reports Bloomberg. The new ‌iPhone‌ could launch as soon as March after production begins.

Rumors suggest the new ‌iPhone‌ will be similar in design to an iPhone 8, offering up a 4.7-inch LCD display, thick top and bottom bezels, a Touch ID Home button instead of Face ID, and a single-lens rear camera, but it will be equipped with a modern A13 chip and 3GB RAM.

‌iPhone‌ SE and ‌iPhone 8‌

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14:48
EA Retiring Tetris Apps for iOS in April 2020

EA is ending support for its Tetris for iOS apps starting on April 21, 2020, the company announced today in app updates to Tetris Premium, Tetris 2011, and Tetris Blitz.

As noted on the MacRumors forums, updates to the Tetris apps say that the games are being retired, with no word on why. From the app updates:Hello Fans, We have had an amazing journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye. As of April 21, 2020, EA's Tetris(R) app will be retired, and will no longer be available to play. Kindly note that you will still be able to enjoy the game and use any existing in-game items until April 21, 2020. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game...

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14:30
Apple has Discussed making Podcasts with Producers of it...

Podcasting is hardly a new business for Apple. The company is the dominant distributor of such programs in the U.S. and many international markets. More than half of all podcast listening happens in the company’s Podcasts app. With that said, a little competition from Spotify could be pushing Apple to introduce new Podcasts related to Apple TV+ programming and more

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13:01
Hands-On With Anker's Apple-Certified iPhone Camera...

Anker in December debuted a new LED flash accessory that's unique because it's the first iPhone flash option that's Apple certified with Made for ‌iPhone‌ approval.

Anker started accepting pre-orders for the flash earlier this month ahead of a launch in late January, and we were able to get our hands on the LED flash to try it out.

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Priced at $50, the LED flash from Anker is designed to work with Apple's newest iPhones, which means it is compatible with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

There have been other flash accessories...

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12:34
Apple May Develop Original Podcasts Related to Apple TV+...

Apple is considering creating original podcasts focused on TV shows and movies from its Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Bloomberg. The podcasts would be used to promote ‌Apple TV‌+ content.

In the summer of 2019, Apple began asking podcast producers to pitch ideas for podcasts with connections to ‌Apple TV‌+ shows, and has since discussed making podcasts with the producers of some of those TV shows.

Apple's streaming TV service, which launched in November, has less content than other streaming services like Hulu, Disney+, and Netflix, so podcasts could provide Apple with a way to draw in new viewers. Though Apple is new to streaming TV, some of its shows, like "The Morning Show" have already earned...

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Monday January 20

06:54
AA20-020A: Critical Vulnerability in Citrix...

Original release date: January 20, 2020
Summary

On January 19, 2020, Citrix released firmware updates for Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway versions 11.1 and 12.0 to address CVE-2019-19781. Citrix expects to release updates for other vulnerable versions of Citrix ADC, Gateway, and SD-WAN WANOP appliances through January 24, 2020. (See Mitigations for update schedule).[1]

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit CVE-2019-19781 to perform arbitrary code execution.[2] This vulnerability has been detected in exploits in the wild.[3]

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) strongly recommends that all users and administrators upgrade their vulnerable appliances as soon as possible once the appropriate firmware update becomes available.

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Tuesday January 14

23:43
The History Of Windows 3.x

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09:46
AA20-014A: Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft...

Original release date: January 14, 2020
Summary

New vulnerabilities are continually emerging, but the best defense against attackers exploiting patched vulnerabilities is simple: keep software up to date. Timely patching is one of the most efficient and cost-effective steps an organization can take to minimize its exposure to cybersecurity threats.

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft released software fixes to address 49 vulnerabilities as part of their monthly Patch Tuesday announcement. Among the vulnerabilities patched were critical weaknesses in Windows CryptoAPI and Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server and client. An attacker could remotely exploit these vulnerabilities to decrypt, modify, or inject data on user connections:

  • CryptoAPI spoofing vulnerability – CVE-2020-0601: This vulnerability affects all machines running 32- or 64-bit Windows 10 operating systems, including Windows Server versions 2016...
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Monday January 13

09:00
Summarize UX Research In A Paragraph

I recently had a fairly large amount of work to do, summarizing UX Research findings into “a paragraph” and that project really got me thinking about trying to be more prescriptive about what a paragraph actually is. 

Consistency is important when making it easier for the consumers of our research to review our findings. Summarizing content allows people to drill down into just the information they’re looking for by providing a quick overview to an interview or study. Consistency doesn’t mean we can’t writing those summaries in an engaging and easy-to-read paragraph, just that consumers of the content get an experience that doesn’t take away from the actual content.

Before we start writing, we want to know what we’re trying to say. In UX that’s often trying to provide an Insight from your research. Think of the one-paragraph summary as something we might be able to summarize in an easy-to-read sentence, but you know, maybe shouldn’t. This is more than a short insight...

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Saturday January 11

22:35
The History Of Microsoft Windows 1.0

Friday January 10

08:34
The Importance of Retaining Time Series Data

We need to keep all of our data. And we need to keep it in multiple dimensions. These days, this refers to planning to stream data into a centralized repository, or warehouse. And the next step is to maintain that data in a fashion where it’s serialized by time. Time series refers to data points in a series of data that are indexed and ordered at specific times. For example, a snapshot of tables in a database exported every few hours. It can also be defined as data recorded in a sequence, measuring a similar specific setting over time, in order. Such as when you have data streaming a repository upon commit of a field.

The logical extension is that the amount of data grows when retaining time series data. As do costs. Such as when we start using a Time Series Database (TSDB), giving us the opportunity to find solutions and great strategies for tracking their performance of various fields over time. Time Series Databases facilitate usability and scalability. And the insights...

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03:45
AA20-010A: Continued Exploitation of Pulse Secure...

Original release date: January 10, 2020
Summary

Unpatched Pulse Secure VPN servers continue to be an attractive target for malicious actors. Affected organizations that have not applied the software patch to fix a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-11510, can become compromised in an attack. [1]

Although Pulse Secure [2] disclosed the vulnerability and provided software patches for the various affected products in April 2019, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to observe wide exploitation of CVE-2019-11510. [3] [4]...

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Thursday January 9

06:17
The History Of Computing: The Monk And The Riddle

Wednesday January 8

09:12
The History Of The App Store

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Monday January 6

12:01
AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U...

Original release date: January 6, 2020
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States and Iran’s historic use of cyber offensive activities to retaliate against perceived harm. Foremost, CISA recommends organizations take the following actions:

  1. Adopt a state of heightened awareness. This includes minimizing coverage gaps in personnel availability, more consistently consuming relevant threat intelligence, and making sure emergency call trees are up to date.
  2. Increase organizational vigilance. Ensure security personnel are monitoring key internal security capabilities and that they know how to identify anomalous behavior. Flag any known Iranian indicators...
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Saturday January 4

01:08
The History Of Computing Podcast: IETF, Guardians of...

Friday January 3

13:06
MacAdmins Podcast, Episode 150: The Year In Review

Wednesday January 1

12:56
Chromebook Hotkeys and Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keystroke combinations to perform actions on computers have been a massive time saver, since the days when Douglas Engelbart basically invented the macro keypad at the same time that he invented the mouse. They were always meant to be used together.

I find that when I’m navigating my Pixelbook and my Surface I tend to use the screen to tap, more and more – similar to how they used light pens introduced in the MIT Whirlwind in the 50s. But those keystrokes still save three or 4 taps at times and not only are they great time savers, but they kinda’ make you look wizardly to those watching over your shoulder. So let’s look at some, and I’ll sort them by frequency of use.

Note: If I don’t include something, use the built in search with the Ctrl + Alt + ? keystroke.

Standard Text Manipulation Keystroke Combinations

ChromeOS supports the standard keyboard shortcuts that have been used since the 80s for text manipulation. This is basically the...

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Tuesday December 31

11:19
Batch Process Sentiment Analysis for UX Research...

I added the option to run sentiment analysis on csv files exported from a UX Research repository like Handrail to the lightweight sentiment analysis tool I worked on recently. That’s available at https://github.com/krypted/lightweightsentiment.

This makes it pretty simple to pull in a csv and then add a column and supply a sentiment score for each row of the csv. It’s written to be generic and heavily uses python’s nltk. Make sure to install python3 before running it (e.g. brew install python3 with homebrew).

Once you have python3 installed, download the files from https://github.com/krypted/lightweightsentiment into a directory (e.g. on your desktop or in a place you like to keep such things). Then, let’s download your csv from Handrail. To do so, open Handrail, click on the study to export and then click...

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Sunday December 29

22:34
Krypted.com Turns 15

Krypted.com turns 15 today! It’s been a fun run. The nearly 4,000 posts (around 250 a year on average) here bring a few thousand people by my little corner of the web every day. There are no sponsors or ads (I’ve experimented but never found it worth the hassle but may some day). It’s really just my notes of weird little things here and there. I’ve been very lucky that after reading some of it, sometimes people come back. I’ve been very lucky that my silly note-taking has allowed me to write books, speak at conferences, and start podcasts. If you read this, you’re kinda’ the best! And I’m so happy you drop by to visit every now and then.

I can’t wait to see where we go over the next 15 years! Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you!

The post Krypted.com Turns 15 appeared first on krypted.

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Friday December 27

22:52
A Big Old List Of User Experience and Research Ops...

UX Conferences

Conferences make for a great place for a community to meet in person. Slack makes for a great place to interface with a community. A list of UX and UX Research Conferences include the following:

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Tuesday December 10

13:12
Logic Pro X 10.4 release notes

Learn about current and previous versions of Logic Pro.

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Wednesday November 6

10:24
About the security content of iOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.2.

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Thursday December 6

22:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1.1

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08:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...

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Apple resellers are offering $30 discounts on Apple AirPods with Charging Case, with prices at $129. These prices are the cheapest new AirPods prices currently available from any Apple reseller: (1)... Read more
Save up to $250 on an iPhone XS with these Ce...
Apple is now offering Certified Refurbished iPhone XS models for up to $350 off MSRP with prices starting at $699. Each iPhone is unlocked and comes with Apple’s standard one-year warranty and a new... Read more
B&H offers 13″ MacBook Airs for $150 off...
B&H Photo has 13″ 128GB MacBook Airs on sale for $150 off Apple’s MSRP, only $949. Overnight shipping is free to many locations in the US: – 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air Space Gray: $949.99 $150... Read more

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