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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

myLTOdna is the Mac-based front-end interface for...

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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?

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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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Saturday February 22

01:32
Linux to get iPhone fast charging support

Before the iPhone 11 Pro was released, all iPhones shipped with slow 5W chargers. However, now that the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max come bundled with 18W fast chargers, it makes sense to have computers support the technology as well.

To add fast charging support for iPhones, the upcoming Linux Kernel 5.7 will add support for the latest fast charging technology. To be more specific, it’s not only for iPhones but also iPads which use 24W chargers.

The Linux kernel with support for fast charging for Apple mobile devices is expected to be released in late spring. At present, when an Apple device is connected to a machine running a Linux based OS will only be able to draw 500mA of power which is very low compared to what is required for fast charging.

iOS devices which support fast charging require a higher amount of power than 500mA. With the upcoming update to the Linux kernel, Apple devices will be able to draw power upto 2500mA...

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00:30
Apple’s presence in Cuba is on the verge

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world – it is a trillion dollar company. The company sells iPhones, iPads, Macs, and various accessories across the globe – products which are highly popular. However, the same cannot be said for the company in Cuba, as its presence in the country is at the margins.

The Cupertino based company (Apple) does not have an official presence in Cuba; people of Cuba have to rely on third-party stores to buy Apple products and the same can be said for services & repairs. It has been reported by AppleInsider that, if a person in Cuba is seen using an iPhone, the person is very likely a tourist. 

Countries like India have become an important market for Apple as the price of data has gone down drastically. The prices of 4G data in India falls in the lowest price brackets in the whole world. However, the same cannot be said of Cuba, as data is not affordable to many and the network infrastructure is...

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00:14
Apple patents machine learning based maps system

Apple appears to be working on a new system to correct GPS coordinates of its maps service. The company is planning to use machine learning for the correction of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data by obtaining data from consumer location. If implemented, this method will help the company improve the accuracy of its mapping service.

If the machine learning (ML) model imagined by Apple works out, it will be able to generate location estimates based on the previous data gathered by the company. It will help reduce multipath errors or any other mapping problems which consumers face sometimes.

The Apple mapping patent application reads, “A device implementing a system for estimating device location includes at least one processor configured to receive an estimated position based on a positioning system comprising a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellite, and receive a set of parameters associated with the estimated position.”

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Friday February 21

23:56
Apple updates its Human Interface Guidelines...

Apple’s developer guidelines are quite strict compared to Google’s Android Play Store rules. In addition to improving the quality of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS apps, Apple has rolled out some new design resources for developers.

The Cupertino based company shared the new design resources on its Developer site. All the new resources are for some of its new services as well as old like Sign In With Apple, Apple Pay, iMessage, etc.

For Apple’s new service which protects users from spam and other targeted attacks with its secure “Sign in with Apple” service, the company has added a new logo which can be found as a PDF, PNG, and an SVG as well.

Along with the new logos, Sign in with Apple also gets centered buttons and logo only button which can be found in Sketch files, Photoshop files, and also Adobe’s XD format.

Apple Pay also gets some love with new templates which can be found in Sketch and Photoshop...

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23:39
Apple reopens some of its stores in China

The Cupertino based tech company Apple closed many of its stores across China after the news of Coronavirus broke. The company also shut its manufacturing and assembly plants for a few days. However, it appears now that the company has reopened its stores across China.

The stores in China were supposed to reopen long ago but Apple had extended the closure due to the new information found related to coronavirus. The company has reopened ten of its stores in China; the company had closed its stores in the beginning of February.

The Apple stores across China that opened on 19th of February are-

Guangzhou

Apple Pearl River New City

Apple Sky Plaza

Dalian

Apple Dalian Hang Lung Plaza

Apple Centennial City

Qingdao

Apple Qingdao Vientiane City

Shanghai

Apple Hong Kong Plaza

Apple Nanjing East...

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15:48
9to5Rewards: Win iPhone 11 + Flash USB-C charger...

There’s just one week left to enter our iPhone 11 giveaway courtesy of Chargeasap. You can also still get the company’s new Flash 150W USB-C Powerbank & Wireless Charger at a special preorder price ahead of its launch for a limited time:

Preorder the Flash by Chargeasap now for $139 (Reg $299)

Head below to enter the giveaway:

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14:22
Bring back your Mac’s startup chime with this simple...

Apple’s Mac startup chime became an iconic signature of the company’s computers over the years and then in late 2016, it was removed for all Macs going forward with the exception of the 2017 MacBook Air. In a fun development today, there’s a short terminal command that’s been discovered that will bring back your Mac’s startup chime.

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13:29
Exciting New Rumors: iMac and MacBook Pro for 2020

John has found some fascinating rumors regarding the 2020 iMacs and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Buckle up.


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13:00
John Legend Speaks at Apple Park

Musician John Legend became the latest big name star to address staff at Apple Park this week. The multi-award winning artist discussed issues around race in America. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted an image of the session. He praised Mr. Legend for his “work to curb mass incarceration and improve access to education.”


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12:42
Tesla Begins Deforestation in Germany to Build New...

 

Tesla has resumed cutting down trees in eastern Germany following local opposition, Reuters reported. The deforestation is so it can build an enormous factory in the area.

The U.S. electric carmaker last November said it will build a factory in Gruenheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg near Berlin, creating up to 12,000 jobs, a decision that was initially lauded as a vote of confidence in Germany. Tesla wants to start production in 2021, but environmentalists have exploited legal loopholes in the planning process to halt felling of trees until an environmental audit is finalised to gauge whether any rare species could be endangered.


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12:21
Largest public iOS developer survey highlights Swift...

The largest public iOS developer community survey wrapped up last month and the results are now live. Among the findings, the survey of over 2,000 Apple devs highlights how Swift is doing, how much interest there for each of Apple’s platforms, what revenue models are most popular, and much more.

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12:05
These Tiny Chips Could Help Stop Counterfeits

MIT researchers created tiny (0.002 square inches) chips that could help combat supply chain counterfeiting.

It’s millimeter-sized and runs on relatively low levels of power supplied by photovoltaic diodes. It also transmits data at far ranges, using a power-free “backscatter” technique that operates at a frequency hundreds of times higher than RFIDs. Algorithm optimization techniques also enable the chip to run a popular cryptography scheme that guarantees secure communications using extremely low energy.

Sounds interesting. I wonder if these could be used for more than counterfeits.

Featured Image credit: MIT News


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11:49
Review: Twelve South Curve SE is a minimalist Mac...




Twelve South's newest pedestal for MacBook may look similar to the company's previous Curve stand. It does, however, boast a new sleek white appearance that is a rarity among MacBook stands.

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11:34
Best Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C displays for MacBooks...

We’re into 2020 and USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 display options are growing. It’s great to see Apple’s Pro Display XDR on the market but it’s likely not the best fit for the majority of users with a starting price of $5,000 without a stand. Let’s take a look at some of the best USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays available for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro in the $400-$1,300 range.

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11:05
Earth 3D Brings Gorgeous Live Wallpapers to Your Mac

Earth 3D is a cool app we recently discovered in the Mac App Store. It gives you live wallpapers and screensavers of the earth.


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11:02
Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS – TMO Daily...

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing a new data breach and keeping your ISP from selling your web history.


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11:01
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Fold phones, fingernails and...

Fold phones are still breaking, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Apple TV+ is releasing Amazing Stories and an Amazon vendor scams the system.

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10:52
POWERSLIM6 6,000mAh Power Bank 2-Pack: $39.99

We have a deal on a 2-pack of POWERSLIM6 6,000mAh Power Banks. Both portable batteries have 6,000mAh of capacity, 2 USB charging ports, and 1 FastCharge 2A USB port. They charge via FastCharge 2A microUSB. You get two of these devices for $39.99 through our deal.


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10:43
Safari Will Stop Accepting HTTPS Certificates That...

Safari is to stop accepting HTTPS certificates that are set to expire over 13-months after their creation date from September 2020.


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10:39
SlickWraps Was Hacked, But Hasn’t Done Anything...

SlickWraps makes skins for iPhones and Androids. It was recently hacked, but fortunately by a white hat hacker without malicious intentions. The story behind it is fascinating, especially because the company has blocked him and so far has failed to do anything about it.

To say I went to great lengths to treat SlickWraps equitably would be an understatement. Candidly, after the staggering number of primitive security flaws exhibited by their administrators (e.g. the vulnerability to Dirty COW, an exploit which was patched in 2016), I question whether they deserved the leniency I am about to describe.


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10:27
How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented...

I’ll be the first to admit I found The Mandalorian boring and juvenile but the effects and visuals are spectacular.

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10:17
Odd Job: What’s it like to be a real-life Disney...

I’ve never had any interest in going to Disney theme parks but I’m always fascinated by stories of the behind the scenes workings of the facilities.

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Friday February 21

18:40
Foxconn gradually resumes iPhone Production in Zhengzhou...

News out of Henan Province, home to Apple's main iPhone plant, that Foxconn is gradually resuming production at a key complex in the central city of Zhengzhou ...

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18:13
The Trump Administration is planning a 5G Summit that wi...

On February 6th Patently Apple posted a report titled "The U.S. Attorney General reveals that a U.S. Consortium may take a Controlling Stake in Nokia and/or Ericsson for 5G." The US government knows that a solid alternative to Huawei 5G networking equipment must be found quickly which could mean creating a consortium of US and European companies to create a solid alternative for the US, Europe, Australia and other ally countries. News today claims that a major 5G summit will be held at the White House that will include major technology company heavyweights in telecom equipment and infrastructure including Nokia, Samsung ...

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16:46
Future Android 11 Phones could include new Backside Tapp...

Apple has at least two known patents about backside iDevice gesture panels. Now a new report reveals that Google is testing new double tap gestures on the rear of future Android phones that will ...

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15:42
On Monday Huawei is to introduce their new 5G MatePad Pr...

Yesterday we reported that Huawei is to unveil their next-gen 5G smartphones along with their second generation folding phone the Mate Xs next Monday. Today we're learning that Samsung's new 5G tablet will be unveiled

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10:32
Legislation in the works could remove immunity that curr...

New legislation that's currently in the works could remove immunity that currently protects tech companies from having to assist law enforcement. Today child pornographers, terrorists and drug lords are being protected by internet platforms and silicon valley players using section 230 that wasn't meant for these circumstances. So section 230 immunity may have to be removed to bring silicon valley players back to earth and not act as though they're above the law.

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09:29
The EU Wants All Phones to Work With Interoperable Charg...

Despite pushback from Apple, the European Parliament in January voted overwhelmingly for new rules to establish a common charging standard for mobile device makers across the European Union. This article explores what form the EU laws might ultimately take and how they could affect Apple device users in Europe and elsewhere.

What Exactly is the EU Calling For?

To reduce cost, electronic waste and make consumers' lives easier, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want "binding measures" that ensure chargers fit all smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices.

According to a 2019 impact assessment study on common chargers of portable devices conducted by the EU, almost a fifth of people surveyed reported having faced "significant issues" because...

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08:20
Make Your AirPods Case Look Like a Game Boy With This Ne...

Elago has released a new cover for the AirPods charging case with a retro design inspired by Nintendo's iconic Game Boy.

Available in Light Gray or Black, the cover is made of flexible, impact-resistant silicone material with an anti-slip coating, giving the AirPods charging case some added protection. It is also equipped with a carabiner, allowing it to be attached to a keychain or a backpack or so forth when on the go.

The cover is compatible with both the first- and second-generation AirPods charging case, but not the AirPods Pro case. Elago says the cover does not interfere with wireless charging functionality.

The cover is available for $10.99 to $12.99 on Amazon and Elago.com.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

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07:20
Apple Maps Expands 3D Street View Feature to Boston, Phi...

As noted in the MacRumors forums, the new Look Around feature in Apple Maps recently went live in three more cities in the United States, including Boston, Philadelphia, and the Washington, D.C. area.

Introduced in iOS 13, Look Around is an interactive way to visually explore a city with 3D street-level imagery, similar to Google Street View. The feature is also available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Houston, and the Hawaiian island of Oahu, with many more places to come.

In an area where Look Around is available, a binoculars icon will appear in the top-right corner of Apple Maps. Tapping that icon opens a street-level view in a card overlay at the top of the screen. Look Around also appears in the search results for a supported city, below the Flyover and Directions buttons.

When you're in Look Around mode, tapping on the...

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07:19
A new Survey reveals the interest level Americans have i...

Back in April 2019 Samsung was set to turn the smartphone world on its head. They were on the cusp of launching their first folding smartphone called the 'Galaxy Fold' when reviewers tore it to shreds with one screen disaster story after another. After changes were made and recently introducing the Z Flip, a new survey reveals the level of interest that Americans have in foldable devices

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05:38
Google Testing New Double-Tap Gesture on Back of Pixel P...

Google is reportedly testing an interesting new gesture for its Pixel smartphones that lets users double-tap the back of the handset to control various functions.

XDA-Developers discovered the new gesture system, codenamed "Columbus," in the Android 11 developer preview for Pixel phones. According to the site, the double-tap gesture can be used to perform the following actions:

  • Dismiss timers
  • Snooze alarms
  • Launch the camera
  • Invoke Google Assistant
  • Play or pause media
  • Collapse the status bar
  • Silence incoming calls
  • Unpin notifications
  • Other "user-selected action"

The double-tap gesture apparently doesn't require any special hardware, as it relies on the phone's gyroscope and accelerometer. ...

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04:44
A California court grants Apple a restraining order agai...

A California court granted Apple a temporary restraining order against Rakesh Sharma, a 41-year-old San Francisco man, who goes by the name "Rocky."

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04:22
AirPods Pro Lite is still rumored to be on track for Mid...

Taiwan-based Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a unit of ASE Technology, is likely to obtain system-in-package (SiP) orders for AirPods Pro Lite...

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Thursday February 20

15:24
T-Mobile and Sprint Aiming to Close Merger as Early as A...

T-Mobile and Sprint are aiming to finish their merger by April 1 now that all legal issues have been resolved and regulatory approval has been granted, the two companies announced today.

In a press release, Sprint and T-Mobile announced an amended business combination agreement that has been approved by the Boards of Directors of T-Mobile and Sprint. Under the terms of the amendment, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will get a slightly higher ownership stake in the new company.A separate arrangement entered into by SoftBank Group Corp. in connection with the amendment will result in an effective exchange ratio of approximately 11.00 Sprint shares for each T-Mobile share immediately following the closing of the merger, an increase from the originally agreed 9.75 shares....

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13:02
Upcoming 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Use Intel's...

Apple is rumored to be working on a refreshed version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro following the launch of the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ in October, and the new 13-inch machines could adopt Intel's 10th-generation Ice Lake chips.

Over the weekend, a Twitter leaker shared a 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark of a machine said to be an upcoming 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ equipped with Intel's 10th-generation i7-1068NG7 Ice Lake 2.3GHz chip with 4.1GHz turbo boost capabilities (via Wccftech).

2020 13" Macbook Pro
> i7-1068NG7 2.3GHz base 4.1GHz boost 28W
> 32GB of RAM
> 2TB SSD pic.twitter.com/o4k6ymc6oJ

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11:57
Apple is Feeling the Heat to grant users the right to Sw...

Over the past 8 or 9 months Patently Apple has posted a dozen or more reports on Apple being in the crosshairs of the U.S. Justice department, Government officials related to Antitrust matters, the EU Commission and even the Russian Government. Apple is certainly under the microscope and with Russia demanding that alternative software be installed on all iPhones in Russia by June, Apple is finally getting the news out that they're considering opening up that avenue in the future.

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.4 W...

Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.4 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first public betas and a day after releasing the second updates for developers.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 13.4 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.4 bring useful and notable new features and changes. There's an updated Mail toolbar that separates the reply button from the delete button to make it harder to accidentally delete emails, there's a new "Shazam It" shortcut in the Shortcuts app for identifying songs, and some tweaks have been made to...

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08:57
Apple Files Patents for AirPower and iPadOS Features for...

In this last patent report of the day we cover two patents. The first covers an AirPower patent filed 2 months after the project was officially cancelled. Is it really dead? Who knows. The second patent covers iPadOS in respect to various ways to switch apps. There's 361 pages of patent figures to look through but not in this report.

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07:38
DigiTimes Continues to Suggest New Version of AirPods Pr...

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes provides its paying subscribers with a daily preview of stories that it plans to publish, and in today's edition, it continues to suggest that Apple is planning a new version of AirPods Pro.

The story preview reads as follows:USI likely to enter supply chain of AirPods Pro, sources say

Taiwan-based Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a unit of ASE Technology, is likely to obtain system-in-package (SiP) orders for the upcoming AirPods Pro, according to industry sources.Presumably, these "upcoming" AirPods Pro are the same model as the "AirPods Pro Lite" that the publication referred to earlier this month.

The earlier report claimed that "AirPods Pro Lite" will be an "entry-level version" of the AirPods Pro, but no features or specifications have been shared. The report added that production is unlikely...

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05:38
Apple Patent dives deep into Future Mixed Reality gaming...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of head mounted device patent applications from Apple. The first patent application is a major one focused on AR, VR, and MR Gaming. The filing is focused on Optical Tracking and a Panoramic Optical Scanner. Apple touches on a possible future gaming console which has been included in a number of trademark applications in the last year. Apple's patent discusses gaming controllers in-depth ...

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05:12
Spotify May Be Allowed to Stream Directly on HomePod and...

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reported that Apple is working to allow third-party music services like Spotify and Pandora to be streamed directly on the HomePod with Siri in a future software update, as is possible with Apple Music. Spotify currently can only be streamed on the HomePod via AirPlay.

The report adds that Apple is also considering allowing third-party music services to be set as default in iOS 14, which would let users ask Siri to stream music from the likes of Spotify without specifying "with Spotify" at the end of the command. Siri currently defaults to Apple Music for these requests.

In early 2019, Spotify announced that it had filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission over unfair ‌App Store‌...

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Friday February 21

08:40
The Twisting Story Of OS/2

The post The Twisting Story Of OS/2 appeared first on krypted.

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Tuesday February 18

06:09
The History Of The Mouse

The post The History Of The Mouse appeared first on krypted.

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05:06
AA20-049A: Ransomware Impacting Pipeline Operations

Original release date: February 18, 2020
Summary

Note: This Activity Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK™) framework. See the MITRE ATT&CK for Enterprise and ATT&CK for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) frameworks for all referenced threat actor techniques and mitigations.

CISA encourages asset owner operators across all critical infrastructure sectors to review the below threat actor techniques and ensure the corresponding mitigations are applied.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) responded to a cyberattack affecting control and communication assets on the operational technology (OT) network of a natural gas compression facility. A cyber threat actor used a Spearphishing Link...

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Friday February 14

08:17
Happy Birthday ENIAC!

The post Happy Birthday ENIAC! appeared first on krypted.

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Tuesday February 11

08:14
VMS

The post VMS appeared first on krypted.

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Friday February 7

22:07
A Quick History Of Boolean Algebra
12:03
Jamf After Dark: Going Technical on Identity

Thursday February 6

11:51
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan.

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11:49
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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11:39
The History of The Punch Card

The post The History of The Punch Card appeared first on krypted.

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Wednesday February 5

09:06
Sentiment Analysis In Action

Sentiment analysis is the automated analysis of content like text or speech as positive, neutral or negative. That positive or negative analysis can be considered looking at the polarity of the words and a result of sentiment analysis is often a polarity score. This type of scoring allows organizations to better understand how constituents see them. This might mean analyzing Twitter or Facebook, tagging a sentiment score on blog posts or comments on posts. 

Using technology like sentiment analysis we get insight into how clients and employees see products, the company, support cases, or services. This is usually done using natural language processing part of a body of work we tend to generically call machine learning. Sentiment analysis has become key for many industries to figure out what people think and to then improve the experience with products and address any branding concerns or promote positive branding when possible. 

While natural language techniques in...

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Monday February 3

21:11
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.

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21:05
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 Sierra.

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14:26
About the security content of iOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.3.

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14:22
About the security content of tvOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.3.

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14:21
About the security content of watchOS 5.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.1.

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Sunday February 2

18:05
The History of Computing: The Y2k “Bug”

Saturday February 1

09:39
New Perspectives On The Three Horizons Model

For a long time, the McKinsey Three Horizons model has been a systematic approach to look at the strategy of innovation in larger companies. It laid out three horizons, or time lines, that innovation comes in. Many enterprises have used the model to stay competitive in emerging markets. But we do so with a lower impact today than we used to. Even though incumbents in markets continue to grow quickly. Until we stop.

Defining The Three Horizons Model

The model came out in 2000, the same year the dot com bubble burst. Think about this: when Baghai, Coley, and White wrote The Alchemy of Growth, it was a disruptive model. And selling a good or service online was actually considered innovative. Like Pets.com.

The goal was to execute business models while researching and building new capabilities. And many of those took years to develop. Today, we can probably launch a new product in months if not weeks. That might be...

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Friday January 31

10:07
AA20-031A: Detecting Citrix CVE-2019-19781

Original release date: January 31, 2020
Summary

Unknown cyber network exploitation (CNE) actors have successfully compromised numerous organizations that employed vulnerable Citrix devices through a critical vulnerability known as CVE-2019-19781.[1]

Though mitigations were released on the same day Citrix announced CVE-2019-19781, organizations that did not appropriately apply the mitigations were likely to be targeted once exploit code began circulating on the internet a few weeks later.

Compromised systems cannot be remediated by applying software patches that were released to fix the vulnerability. Once CNE actors establish a foothold on an affected device, their presence remains even though the original attack vector has been closed.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is releasing this Alert to provide tools and...

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03:29
Generic Machine Learning Recommender Script

Been working more on building really generic and simple machine learning tools. This one is a generic recommendation script built to run as a lambda or gcf. This iteration on my GitHub is built to run locally but it’s straight forward enough to import json, parse, and run it as a microservice.

Requirements

  • numpy
  • gensim
  • nltk==3.4.5
  • textblob==0.15.3

Usage

Run locally, the recommender crawls through a column of a csv and matches the recommendations for similar content.

Those are based on the content passed in the –text field. Can use the –recs option to define the number of recs you’d like to recieve in response.

python recommender.py --file='my.csv' --text="Flash update" --column="title" --recs=...

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Thursday January 30

15:35
MacAdmins Podcast: Arek Dreyer on macOS Support...
07:08
The History Of Computing: The Rise of Cisco

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