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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:

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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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Wednesday December 12

04:30
Comment: LG’s latest laptop shows just how lovely a...

Regular readers will know that I was a huge fan of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The moment it was discontinued, I rushed out to buy the very last model so that I could keep it for as long as possible.

Way back in 2014, I argued that it was time to bring it back. That didn’t happen, of course, and two years later I’d come to terms with the fact that the era of user-upgradable MacBook Pro models was at an end.

But that wasn’t there only reason I loved the 17-inch model: there was also that gorgeous screen size. And LG’s latest laptop shows just how lovely a modern take on a 17-inch MacBook Pro could be …

more…...

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04:00
How to Use One Mac as a Time Machine Destination for...

Today’s Quick Tip is an interesting one (if we do say so ourselves). Did you know you can use one Mac in your house as a Time Machine destination for another? How very very odd. We’ll go over the oddness in its entirety in this article!


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04:00
Year in review 2018: Apple’s year of predictable...

If 2017 was a year in which Apple let some products stagnate while over-aggressively trying to update others, 2018 was the exact opposite. Long-neglected favorites like the MacBook Air and Mac mini were finally refreshed, and iOS 12 focused on addressing longstanding complaints.

For the most part, Apple didn’t wow us in 2018 with breakthrough designs or never-seen-it-before features. Just as iPhones have “S” years (iPhone 4s, 5s, 6s, etc.) where the design stays the same but everything is just better, this was an “S” year for Apple as a company. With the exception of the Apple Watch Series 4, most of this year’s product and service releases were safe and predictable. Apple didn’t launch major new services. It didn’t drastically change the designs and features of products we’re used to.

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03:15
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR eSIM support...

Apple’s eSIM support has gone live and has now expanded to 24 countries and 45 carriers.

Previously, Apple’s eSIM support document laid out eSIM support across 10 different countries.

After the last week, Apple’s list of countries and supported carriers now include the following:

Norway – Telenor

Canada – Fido, Lucky Mobile, Rogers

Poland – Orange

Qatar – Ooredoo, Vodafone

Croatia – Hrvatski Telekom

Singapore – M1

Denmark – 3

Spain – Movistar, Orange, Vodafone Spain

Estonia – Telia

Sweden – 3, Tele2

Finland – Telia

Switzerland – Sunrise, Swisscom

Taiwan – APT

Hong Kong – 1O1O, csl, China Mobile Hong Kong, SmarTone, 3

Thailand – AIS, dtac, True Move H

United Arab Emirates – du, Etisalat, Virgin Mobile

Kuwait – Ooredoo

United States – Verizon, AT&T

Apple has offered the following explanation as to how eSIM functionality operates:...

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03:00
Apple Pay launches in Germany, rolls out with ample...

The rumors were true.

Apple Pay launched in Germany on Tuesday, complete with the support of 15 banks and credit card firms for its initial rollout within the country.

Six more will follow in 2019.

The partners are as follows:

American Express

Maestro

Mastercard

Boon

Bunq

Comdirect

Deutsche Bank

Fidor Bank

Hanseatic Bank

HypoVereinsbank

N26

02 Banking

Edenred

Vim Pay

The service will be extended to Consors Bank, Consors Finanz, Crosscard, Deutsche Kredit Bank, Fleetmoney, ING, Revolut, Sodexo, and Viabuy in 2019.

Major German retailers and venues within the country include supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl, clothes shops H&M and Zara and travel provider BVG. US brands such as McDonalds and Starbucks also accepted it from launch. German Soccer giants FV Bayern Munich signed up for Apple Pay too, as did the Allianz Arena, the team’s home stadium....

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03:00
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable review: Listen...

Vinyl records are making a major comeback, but digital recordings are better suited to mobile pursuits. Audio-Technica's USB turntable gives you the best of both worlds.

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03:00
Let's face it: The iPhone XS Max is the new...

Let us pity them—the sad, devoted lovers of the iPad mini. In the wake of every Apple iPad event since 2015, you can find them frowning in the crowds or, later, rushing to Reddit to weep in collective misery at the absence of their beloved device’s Fifth Coming.

But I say there’s no cause for all that melodrama. I say Apple has already given us the latest iPad mini: It’s just calling it the iPhone XS Max.

Extra padding

This would have been a weaker argument as recently as a year ago, when Apple’s largest phones remained saddled with chunky bezels. Now, we’re seeing a reversal of the old order. In 2010 it was popular to joke that the iPad was little more than a massive iPhone, but with the arrival of the iPhone XS Max, it’s increasingly more accurate to say the iPhone is a tiny iPad.

To read this article in full,...

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03:00
Ring vs Nest: Choosing a DIY home security system is...

Your decision isn't between two products, it's between two entire ecosystems.

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03:00
How to customize the Finder toolbar in macOS Mojave

There are several ways to customize the Finder toolbar in macOS Mojave. To start, open a Finder window by clicking the Finder icon at the left end of the Dock. To customize the toolbar:

  • Hide or show the toolbar: Choose View > Hide Toolbar, or View > Show Toolbar.

  • Hiding the toolbar also hides the sidebar, and moves the status bar from the bottom to the top of the window.

  • Resize the toolbar: If you see angle brackets at the right end of the toolbar, it means the window is too small to show all of the toolbar items. Enlarge the window or click the brackets to see the rest of the items.

  • Change what’s in the toolbar: Choose View > Customize Toolbar. You can drag items into and out of the toolbar, add a space between items, and choose whether to show text with the icons.

  • Rearrange the items in the toolbar: Press and hold the Command key, then drag an item to a new location....

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02:45
Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music...

Apple is currently sending out emails to Apple Music subscribers with promo codes to buy a brand new HomePod with a significant discount. So far, UK customers are receiving codes worth £50, bringing the price of a HomePod down to £269 direct from Apple.

A £50 discount beats average eBay prices. Some third party outlets are selling HomePod as low as $250, so the deal isn’t unprecedented, but represents a significant discount from Apple itself. It’s not yet clear if Apple...

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01:25
Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the...

Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. You no longer have to deal with cords if you don't want to. True wireless earbuds connect to one another and your audio source via Bluetooth.

No wires mean no inline microphones or controls, but truly wireless earbuds sound just as good as traditional Bluetooth counterparts (for better or worse). They also boast all of the features we've come to expect from earbuds designed to work with your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Since Apple’s AirPods became a runaway hit, an endless stream of companies have rolled out their own true wireless earbuds and earphones. As you might expect, not all of them are worth your time or money—so we've got your back with buying suggestions to meet a wide variety of needs.

To read this article in full, please...

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Tuesday December 11

22:25
LG's Gram laptop line adds a 2-in-1 and '...

LG will showcase two new entries to its ultralight Gram lineup at CES 2019 -- one of them is a 17-inch laptop for those who prefer large screens, while the other is a 2-in-1 convertible. According to the sneak peek the tech giant has released, the 17...

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21:01
Flash deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($...




After originally selling out within four hours, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

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20:13
NSA official: China is preparing for possible high-...

NSA official Rob Joyce told guests at a Wall Street Journal security conference that hacking-related Chinese activity had been climbing in recent months. He was concerned the country was "prepositioning" itself to attack "critical infrastructure" suc...

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18:57
Does Australia’s access and assistance law impact...

This new law may have a side effect of limiting employment for Australians in tech.

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18:54
Google Lens launches on iOS to power visual searches...

Up until this year, I might have used this frequently. Now, I try to use Google products as little as possible.

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18:32
Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb...

Tonight the police in Menlo Park, CA are on the scene near the 200 block of Jefferson Ave where the headquarters of Facebook and Instagram are located. According to local news stations KRON4 and NBC Bay Area, an anonymous tip came in to the NYPD, who...

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16:48
Disney’s Millennium Falcon Attraction Launches in...

Digital Trends writes: “The Millennium Falcon has arrived. After two years of construction, Han Solo’s ride is all set for takeoff at Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, revealed in a behind-the-scenes image posted on the official Disneyland Instagram account.” I have a good feeling about this.


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16:45
Microsoft Office apps updated with support for...




Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

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16:39
Opening New Tabs Next to the Current Tab in Safari

The way Safari tabs work on the Mac:

  • If you ⌘-click a link or use the contextual menu to open a link in a new tab, that new tab will be created next to your current tab.
  • If you make a new tab with File → New Tab (⌘T), the new tab will be created at the rightmost end of the tabs in the current window.

This is the way Safari tabs have worked as long as I can remember, and it matches the way tabs work on other browsers on the Mac.

It’s fine if you don’t have a lot of tabs. But I always do, and the behavioral mismatch has long bothered me. If I have, say, 10 tabs open in a window and I’m currently using, say, tab 2, when I type ⌘T to open a new tab it feels like the rightmost end of the row of tabs is “way over there”, but what I want is the new tab to open “right next to where I am” — like what happens when I ⌘-click a link.

A few months ago I asked on Twitter if there...

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16:33
Review: Lynktec TruGlide Duo Stylus Pen

The Lynktec TruGlide Duo Stylus Pen has been redesigned. It’s elegant in design, built well, and features both a ballpoint pen and a microfiber stylus.


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16:31
Huawei CFO freed on bail ahead of extradition

Tensions remain high over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou for alleged Iran sanction violations, but Canada just offered a tiny olive branch. A British Columbia Supreme Court justice has granted Meng bail after her attorney and family made a ca...

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Wednesday December 12

03:58
Apple Offering Discounts on HomePod to Apple Music Subsc...

Apple this morning began offering promo codes to Apple Music subscribers that allow them to buy a HomePod at a discounted price for a limited time, in a holiday-themed promotion.

As of writing, customers in the UK have received codes for £50 off a new HomePod, bringing the price down to £269, with the offer available until December 16.

The discount is being offered via an email from Apple that includes a button-style link to 'Get Your Promo Code', which sends customers to the official Apple website with the promotional offer applied.

HomePod brings out the best in Apple Music. To celebrate the holidays, we're giving only Apple Music subscribers £50 off HomePod now through December 16. Claim your special promo code now.The £50 discount narrowly beats the price of HomePod from John Lewis and...

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Tuesday December 11

20:03
Samsung Unveils new Infinity-O Display & 5G Modem an...

In November Patently Apple posted a report that talked about the crisis that Samsung was undergoing with their smartphone division losing a lot of ground in 2018 to Chinese rivals Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi in Asian markets. The report also touched on a "punch-hole" display coming to the Galaxy S10 in early 2019 along with a fingerprint scanner under the display using ultrasonic technology. The rumor of the "punch-hole' display coming to the Galaxy S10 became a reality yesterday ...

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16:00
Microsoft Office Apps Now Support Dark Mode on macOS Moj...

Microsoft today updated its suite of Office for Mac apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave and several other new features. The updates are available to both Office 365 subscribers and to users who purchased Office 2019 for Mac as a one-time purchase.

The update also makes it easier to insert a photo from an iPhone or iPad into a PowerPoint slide using Apple's new Continuity Camera feature. This allows users to control-click in a PowerPoint window where you want the photo to appear, quickly take a photo on a nearby iPhone or iPad, and import it into a slide.

And with v16.20 some customers will see our Ribbon Visual Refresh with new icons and styling in Office 365 for Mac, as we begin...

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13:26
Verizon App Now Allows eSIM Activation on iPhone XS, iPh...

It is now possible to use the My Verizon app to activate eSIM service on an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR in the United States.

The app was updated today to allow Verizon customers to purchase a cellular plan for the eSIM line of an iPhone without needing to visit a Verizon store. The in-app process should be more straightforward and convenient.

"My Verizon" changelog via Gabriel Lewis

Verizon and AT&T rolled out eSIM support last week, while T-Mobile is expected to offer an in-app solution for setting up eSIM...

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10:27
Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 12.1.2, macOS Moja...

Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 12.1.2 to public beta testers, one day after seeding the same beta to developers and six days after the release of the iOS 12.1.1 update with expanded eSIM support and many other new features.

iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the free Apple Beta Software Program will receive the iOS 12.1.2 beta over-the-air in Settings > General > Software Update after installing the necessary configuration profile from Apple's beta site.

iOS 12.1.2 looks to be a minor update focused on "bug fixes and improvements," according to Apple's release notes.

Apple also seeded the first betas of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and tvOS 12.1.2 to public beta testers today. The...

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07:29
Apple Won 45 Patents Today Covering a 3D Depth Camera, A...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover (1) Apple's robotic system that places electric car batteries into place, (2) a possible future auto adjustment Apple Watch band, and (3) a depth mapping system that could work with a possible new Mac, television or gaming system (Apple TV). Apple was also granted design patents for ...

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04:23
Four Years After Apple Pay was introduced, German Banks...

A local German news site is reporting that Apple is finally bringing its iPhone payment service Apple Pay to Germany some four years after it was first launched in the US. The service will be introduced in the Bundesrepublik by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday at a presentation of current quarterly figures. Cook did not initially disclose further details such as the names of participating supermarket chains.

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Monday December 10

20:51
Apple Pay Launches in Germany

Apple Pay made its long-awaited debut in Germany this evening, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users in the country to finally take advantage of the contactless mobile payments service if their card issuer supports it.

At launch, Apple Pay partners in Germany include American Express, Deutsche Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, Edenred, Comdirect, Fidor Bank, and mobile banks and payment services o2, N26, boon, bunq, and VIMpay. It may take until the end of the day before the rollout is fully completed.

MacRumors readers and Twitter users are starting to share screenshots of their Apple Pay cards in the Wallet app on iPhone.

Apple Pay ist nun auch in Deutschland endlich verfügbar!#ApplePay #ApplePayGermany...

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20:24
As Expected, Silicon Valley Bitterly Complains about the...

Last Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Australia Passes their Anti-Encryption Law which is likely to create Sparks in Silicon Valley." If anything, Silicon Valley is predictable and late this afternoon TechCrunch reports that Apple, Google and Microsoft under the "Global Government Surveillance Reform" rebuked the anti-encryption law passed last week.

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19:32
Samsung Kills Headphone Jack in Latest Smartphone After...

Samsung today introduced its latest smartphone, the Galaxy A8s. It is Samsung's first smartphone with an Infinity-O display, which has a nearly edge-to-edge, uninterrupted design beyond a small hole for the front-facing camera.

It is also Samsung's first smartphone without a headphone jack, much to the amusement of iPhone users, as Samsung has mocked Apple for over two years over its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, a trend that has continued through to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

While on stage unveiling the new Galaxy Note7 in 2016, for example, Samsung executive Justin Denison made sure to point out that the device came with a headphone jack. "Want to know what else it comes with?" he asked. "An audio jack. I'm just saying," he answered, smirking as the...

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18:12
Epic Games Removes 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy Fr...

Epic Games today announced that its Infinity Blade role-playing game trilogy has been removed from the App Store.

In a blog post, the video game studio said "it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards," adding that the trilogy "will always hold a special place" in its history.

Along with the three Infinity Blade games, all in-app purchase options have been removed, according to Epic Games. iPhone users who already purchased the games will remain able to play them, and re-download them from the App Store using the same Apple ID that was originally used, for the foreseeable future.

The news was first reported by Eli Hodapp at MacRumors sister site ...

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12:27
Hands-On With the iPhone XR Clear Case From Apple

It took nearly two months following the on-sale date for the iPhone XR, but Apple's highly anticipated clear case for the colorful device is now available. We're not entirely sure what the delay was in launching it, and it's currently the only first-party case available for the iPhone XR, so we went hands-on with the new case to see how it stacks up.

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Apple's clear case is intended to show off the colorful rear shell of the iPhone XR, and it does a great job at that, with a crystal clear view of the phone itself all around. The case is a bit firmer than we expected based on our previous experiences with third-party clear cases, so Apple's case holds its shape well while also providing solid protection.

The iPhone XR Clear Case...

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12:01
Qualcomm Fools Chinese Court with Invalided Patent to ga...

Apple's CEO got an instant headache this morning as a Chinese court ordered a ban on most iPhone sales in the country as part of two preliminary injunctions. Apple was quick to respond in a statement stating that "Qualcomm's effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world. All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China."

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10:27
EU is just looking for an Excuse to Investigate Apple Pa...

EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, according to anti-trust chief Vestager

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10:10
Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.2 to Developers With...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1.2 update to developers, five days after releasing iOS 12.1.1, an update that introduced a revamped FaceTime layout, re-added Live Photos for FaceTime, and brought Haptic Touch for notifications on iPhone XR.

Apple's release notes state that iOS 12.1.2 "contains bug fixes and improvements," so this appears to be a minor update.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

We'll update this post if we discover any notable changes.

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09:23
Apple's Future 5G Service Bundles could include Mov...

Apple's new movie / TV service that's currently under development is, for the time being, known as "Apple Worldwide Video." Their content budget is dwarfed by Netflix and Amazon. Apple had reportedly started their project with a billion dollar budget that will grow to four billion by 2025, according to a Loup Ventures 2017 report. Amazon and Netflix reportedly have...

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08:10
Apple Pay Will Reportedly Launch in Germany This Week, P...

Apple Pay will make its long-awaited debut in Germany this week, according to German blog Macerkopf.

The report, citing unnamed sources within German banking circles, says the launch will likely occur on Tuesday with mobile bank N26 and Comdirect expected to be among the initial participating issuers in the country.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Pay would launch in Germany by the end of this year back in July. Apple Pay is also listed as "coming soon" on Apple's website in Germany, so a launch is to be expected imminently.

Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has since expanded to many other countries, including the United Kingdom,...

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08:02
Green Monday Deals: Get Black Friday Prices on HomePod,...

Today is Green Monday, an online shopping event that is similar to Cyber Monday, allowing customers another chance to buy gifts for the holidays at Black Friday prices and get their items shipped before Christmas.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Most major retailers are running Green Monday deals today, and we've rounded up some of the best and most notable deals in this article. These include HomePod for $250 at Target, an iPad mini 4 for $250 at Best Buy, all-new Anker discount codes on Amazon, and more.

Target

Target today has brought back one of the best Black Friday discounts, offering shoppers the chance to get Apple's HomePod for just $249...

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07:27
Samsung Invents a 360° Camera Attachment for a Future 5G...

During Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 we learned a little about their 7nm next-gen processors designed to kick start the 5G network revolution. One of the many new features that Qualcomm's processor will be able to handle in conjunction with their 5G modem is interactive live event 360° streaming. While Samsung Gear 360 could do the trick, a Samsung patent filing shows they're working on a snap-on 360 degree camera accessory for their smartphones that supports Qualcomm's new 5G smartphone chipsets

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06:37
Qualcomm Wins Import Ban on iPhone 6s Through iPhone X i...

CNBC and Reuters today report that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court has granted Qualcomm an import ban on the iPhone 6s through iPhone X in China after the court found those devices violated two Qualcomm patents. This could result in those iPhone models being unavailable to purchase in China.

However, in a statement issued to those publications, Apple said all iPhone models remain available for customers in China:Qualcomm's effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world. All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China. Qualcomm is asserting three patents they had never raised before, including one...

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Tuesday December 11

14:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Germany

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Germany, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites.

Learn more about Apple Pay

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14:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Germany

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Germany, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites.

Learn more about Apple Pay

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Monday December 10

10:00
App Store Connect Holiday Schedule

As a reminder, new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other App Store Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Submit your apps for review

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10:00
App Store Connect Holiday Schedule

As a reminder, new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other App Store Connect and developer account features will remain available.

Submit your apps for review

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Thursday December 6

22:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1.1
22:10
About the security content of tvOS 12.1.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.1.

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22:08
About the security content of Shortcuts 2.1.2 for iOS

   

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22:07
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra, and Security Update 2018-006 Sierra.

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22:06
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for Windows.

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22:06
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for Windows.

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22:05
About the security content of Safari 12.0.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 12.0.2.

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22:05
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.9

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.9.

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22:04
About the security content of watchOS 5.1.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.1.2.

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22:04
About the security content of watchOS 5.1.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.1.2.

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Monday December 3

21:00
App Store Best of 2018

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2018. This showcase honors our favorite apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing experiences that developers have created for Apple platforms.

See all the featured apps and games

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21:00
App Store Best of 2018

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2018. This showcase honors our favorite apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing experiences that developers have created for Apple platforms.

See all the featured apps and games

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08:18
AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Original release date: December 03, 2018
Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are issuing this activity alert to inform computer network defenders about SamSam ransomware, also known as MSIL/Samas.A. Specifically, this product shares analysis of vulnerabilities that cyber actors exploited to deploy this ransomware. In addition, this report provides recommendations for prevention and mitigation.

The SamSam actors targeted multiple industries, including some within critical infrastructure. Victims were located predominately in the United States, but also internationally. Network-wide infections against organizations are far more likely to garner large ransom payments than infections of individual systems. Organizations that provide essential functions have a critical need to resume operations quickly and are more likely to pay...

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08:18
AA18-337A: SamSam Ransomware

Original release date: December 03, 2018
Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are issuing this activity alert to inform computer network defenders about SamSam ransomware, also known as MSIL/Samas.A. Specifically, this product shares analysis of vulnerabilities that cyber actors exploited to deploy this ransomware. In addition, this report provides recommendations for prevention and mitigation.

The SamSam actors targeted multiple industries, including some within critical infrastructure. Victims were located predominately in the United States, but also internationally. Network-wide infections against organizations are far more likely to garner large ransom payments than infections of individual systems. Organizations that provide essential functions have a critical need to resume operations quickly and are more likely to pay...

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Splashtop Extension Attribute for Jamf Pro

Friday November 30

08:32
Jamf After Dark Episode 8: Jumpy McJumpstarts

So this whole JNUC and holiday season thing as well as an episode that didn’t turn out due to audio levels kinda’ set us back a bit. But we’re right back at it. Hope you enjoy episode 8 everyone!

The post Jamf After Dark Episode 8: Jumpy McJumpstarts appeared first on krypted.com.

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08:00
Upcoming Changes for Mac Software Signed with...

Give users even more confidence in your software distributed outside the Mac App Store by submitting it to Apple to be notarized. When users on macOS Mojave first open a notarized app, installer package, or disk image, they'll see a more streamlined Gatekeeper dialog and trust that it does not contain known malware. Starting spring of 2019, macOS Mojave will more prominently highlight notarization status. In an upcoming macOS release, Gatekeeper will require Developer ID–signed software to be notarized by Apple.

Learn more and view new documentation

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08:00
Upcoming Changes for Mac Software Signed with...

Give users even more confidence in your software distributed outside the Mac App Store by submitting it to Apple to be notarized. When users on macOS Mojave first open a notarized app, installer package, or disk image, they'll see a more streamlined Gatekeeper dialog and trust that it does not contain known malware. Starting spring of 2019, macOS Mojave will more prominently highlight notarization status. In an upcoming macOS release, Gatekeeper will require Developer ID–signed software to be notarized by Apple.

Learn more and view new documentation

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Total Wireless is offering the iPhone 6s starting at $199.99 through December 31, 2018. Sale prices are available on the following models: – $100 OFF on the 32GB iPhone 6s, now $199.99, free shipping... Read more
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