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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 »
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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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Tuesday May 21

14:51
Some Good Old-Fashioned Speed Bumps for the MacBook...

Apple Newsroom:

Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation
Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for
the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster
performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more
performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac
notebook ever. […]

MacBook Pro is more powerful than ever for compiling code,
processing high-resolution images, rendering 3D graphics, editing
multiple streams of 4K video and more. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now
features faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering
Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro
with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo
Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.

Long story short, nice year-...

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14:44
Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay...




For the first time in the U.S., Apple iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices' Express Transit functionality to board the Portland-Vancouver area's TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains and the Portland Streetcar.

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14:04
Universal Audio releases Capitol Chambers

Located below the iconic Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, Capitol Studios is arguably the most recognized studio in the world — and much of its legend can be traced to its hallowed, subterranean echo chambers. From Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra, Beck to Muse, these underground spaces continue to provide gorgeous hi-fi ambience that is simply unmatched.

Now, after years of R&D and close collaboration with Capitol Studios — including unprecedented access to four legendary echo chambers 30-feet beneath the studio — Universal Audio proudly presents the Capitol Chambers plug-in, a startling end-to-end recreation of the most popular echo chambers ever created, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

The sound is absolutely stunning. Watch the video when you get to the UA web site.

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13:54
Apple May Replace Your Broken Apple Watch Series 3...

Don’t be surprised if Apple replaces your Apple Watch Series 3 with a Series 4 when you turn it in for repairs. The company informed their staff via internal memo that they may have to substitute Apple Watch 3’s due for repair with the newer Series 4 due to low inventory. This means that if

The post Apple May Replace Your Broken Apple Watch Series 3 With Series 4 appeared first on iLounge.

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13:11
New Backlight Service Program Addresses ‘Flexgate’...

Some 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro displays suffered problems with the backlight, and Apple will repair them under a new Backlight Service Program.

Apple will repair affected devices, which includes machines sold between October 2016 and February 2018, for free. Eligible models are listed below:

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

No other MacBook Pro models are included in the repair program at this time.


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13:07
2018 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Added to Keyboard...

The new 8-core MacBook Pro brings with it an updated version of the butterfly keyboard. Additionally, the 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are being added to Apple’s Keyboard Service Program.

Apple has updated its official Keyboard Service Program support page with the 2018 and 2019 MacBooks. If you’ve been having issues with your 2018 MacBook Pro or MacBook Air keyboard or any MacBook notebook with a butterfly keyboard, get in touch with Apple Support to get the repair process started. Keep in mind you’ll likely be without your machine for a least a day, if not longer.


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12:55
LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on...




Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

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12:08
Chinese Move to Boycott Apple Because of Huawei

Apple and Huawei are caught in the trade war between China and the United States. There is a growing ‘Boycott Apple’ movement in China.


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12:07
Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine...

Apple is now selling a new generation LG UltraFine 4K Display for the same $699 price as the previous generation. The product is now listed at the Apple Online Store with shipping from tomorrow.

more…

The post Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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12:04
Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive...




As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream -- if the devices are good enough.

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11:50
Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air,...

Apple says it’s determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Letters or characters repeat unexpectedly

  • Letters or characters do not appear

  • Key(s) feel "sticky" or do not respond in a consistent manner

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will service eligible MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro keyboards, free of charge. The type of service will be determined after the keyboard is examined and may involve the replacement of one or more keys or the whole keyboard.

To identify your computer's model and to see if it is eligible for this program, choose Apple () menu > About This Mac. Eligible models can be found...

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11:44
iMessage is the Apple Social Network

iMessage is the Apple social network. It might not be a Facebook killer, but it fares better than Ping and Apple Music Connect.


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11:29
Influencer Data Breach, Consumer Privacy Rollback –...

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about a social media database breach and a new wrinkle in consumer privacy.


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11:25
Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch...




At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the "stage light" problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros.

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10:58
Federico Viticci’s iPad Manifesto Covering Seven...

I’m a big fan of MacStories and today Federico released what he calls an iPad manifesto. He writes about his experience using the iPad as his main computing device over seven years.

Seven years after I started (slowly) replacing my MacBook Air with an iPad, my life is different, but one principle still holds true: I never want to find myself forced to work on a computer that’s only effective at home, that can’t be held in my hands, or that can’t be customized for different setups. For this reason, the iPad Pro is the best computer for the kind of lifestyle I want.


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10:58
Apple and Amazon cut a deal that upended the Mac...

Apple and Amazon will make all the right noises about how this is “for the customer” but it’s hard to see that when the competition dries up and the prices rise.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:53
Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit...




Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

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10:40
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with updated keyboard, 8...

Enlarge / The 2017 and 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros side by side. Each has a butterfly keyboard. (credit: Samuel Axon)

In the second update to the current crop of MacBook Pros since they were released in July 2018, Apple this week has expanded the available CPU options for both the 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 15-inch MacBook Pro has moved to Intel's 9th generation CPUs and offers 8-core options for the first time in the product line's history. The 13-inch saw a more modest CPU specifications bump. The MacBook Pro's price points remain the same.

Just as importantly, Apple has made another update to its butterfly keyboards in the MacBook Pro. This marks the fourth generation of the butterfly keyboard that has divided users and seen some widely...

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10:40
Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth Headphones: $153...

We have a deal on a pair of Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth Headphones. These over-the-ear headphones have on-device controls, and they’re made from leather, aluminum, polymer and steel. They have up to 19 hours of playback time, and they also come with a 1.2 m audio cable with 3.5 mm mini-jack as an alternative to wireless connectivity. They’re $179.99 through our deal, but coupon code WEEKEND15 brings the price down to $153 at checkout.


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10:37
Apple Releases the First 8-Core MacBook Pro

Today Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors with eight cores.


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10:31
Apple introduces its first 8-core MacBook Pro (but...

Well, I didn’t see this coming. Apple just announced an update of the MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. There are reports that is also includes an updated keyboard made of a new material.

However, there’s no 16-inch model, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted. With the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K no longer available at the Apple online store, I’d expect the announcement of a new Apple display any day now — at least at the Worldwide Developer Conference, which starts on June 3.

The pro laptop now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40% more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever, according to Tom Boger, Apple’s...

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10:16
Apple Tweaks Its Troubled MacBook Keyboard Design...

Apple is announcing an update to its keyboard repair program today. All MacBooks with the so-called "butterfly mechanism" (that's pretty much all modern MacBooks) will now be fully eligible for Apple's Keyboard Service Program. From a report: The expansion means that a few newer models that weren't previously covered will be able to get repairs. Unfortunately, Apple is not extending how long that program lasts -- it's still "4 years after the first retail sale of the unit." Apple is also announcing that it has created yet another iteration of its butterfly keyboard, which will ship on the new MacBook Pros. It also promises that it will speed up keyboard repair times. You will not be able to just take your MacBook in to have its keyboard replaced if you don't trust it, of course; it will need to exhibit issues for Apple to fix it. Apple has been put through the wringer over the reliability of its butterfly keyboards for the past few years, and rightly so. Although the company...

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Tuesday May 21

14:27
Apple Decides to Expand Keyboard Repairs to newer Models...

In March, Patently Apple posted a report titled "After a Decade using a MacBook Exclusively, Unbox Therapy's Host Dumps it for a Windows Laptop." Unbox Therapy's host Lewis Hilsenteger slammed Apple's MacBook Air Keyboard that had a problem with its "e" key as noted in our cover graphic. That problem with the "e" key finally sent Hilsenteger over the edge, dumping his MacBook Air. Two months later, Apple decides to repair more MacBook Models ...

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13:57
Seven Safari Tricks on iOS You Might Not Know

Safari on iOS has a surprising number of hidden tricks, letting you manipulate tabs, conduct page-specific searches, and more, and not all of these features are immediately obvious due to the gestures involved.

We've rounded up some useful must-know Safari tips that you might not be aware of or may have forgotten, so make sure to check out our video because we bet there's something here that's going to be new to you.

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  • Close All Tabs - Have hundreds of tabs open in Safari on your iPhone? You can close them all at once. Just long press right on the "Done" button in the tab view (which you can get to by pressing the little icon that looks like two squares) and you'll see an option to close all tabs.


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13:51
Apple won 65 Patents today covering a 3D method for form...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 65 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. This report covers 2 granted patents, 2 iPhone design patents and more. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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12:58
Apple Named Cannes Lions' 2019 Creative Marketer of...

Cannes Lions today announced that Apple has been named the Creative Marketer of the Year, marking the first time the Cupertino company has won the award.

Apple was named the Creative Marketer of the Year to honor its "world class creative communications and marketing initiatives."

Simon Cook, Managing Director of Cannes Lions, said that Apple is "highly deserving" of the Creative Marketer of the Year Award."The company's marketing and communications consistently showcases creative excellence. Apple Inc. has created a culture that drives marketing strategies that ensure that its customers are true ambassadors for Apple brands."Apple's VP of Marketing Communications, Tor Myhren, said that Apple is "humbled" to receive the award, which will be collected by Myhren at the final Awards Show of the Cannes Festival on Friday, June 21."We are humbled to...

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12:23
Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch...

The Apple online store and Apple retail stores in the United States are now offering a new 4K 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display, which replaces the previously available 4K and 5K displays from LG.

Priced at $700, the new display was discovered in an Apple retail store yesterday before making its way online today.

Apple started offering 4K and 5K LG UltraFine displays alongside the 2016 MacBook Pro, but has since stopped selling both of the original models.

The new 23.7-inch display features a...

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12:19
Apple wins two Camera Related Patents covering a Standal...

Back in February 2018 Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Envisions Tabletop & Ceiling Versions of their TrueDepth Camera for Mapping Rooms & Projecting Images." The invention covers a massive tabletop version of their depth camera in a standalone form factor that could create a 360° map of a room and its occupants. A second camera related granted patent covers a confocal inspection system ...

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10:23
Apple Granted Audio Patents for HomePod Adaption to a Ro...

Today Apple was granted two audio related patents. Back in March 2019 Apple was granted a patent relating to HomePod Adaption to a Room back in March. Apple's granted patent relates to audio adaption to a room under #10,299,039. It uses the same patent figures as the patent issued in March. The second audio related granted patent is one that Apple acquired relating to controlling audio within a home network.

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10:01
Apple Debuts New 8-Core MacBook Pro With Updated Keyboar...

Apple today announced the surprise launch of new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which are the fastest Mac notebooks ever at the top of the line. The updated machines feature Intel's 8th and 9th-generation processors, with high-end models featuring eight cores for the first time.

According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro offers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro. The new 13-inch machines are using updated quad-core processors, with the 6 and 8-core options limited to the 15-inch models.

Aside from new processors, the updated MacBook Pro machines continue to feature the same design, despite rumors that Apple would introduce a 16 to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019. There are some internal updates, though...

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10:00
Apple Launches New Backlight Service Program for 2016 13...

Alongside the launch of new MacBook Pro models, Apple today introduced a new Backlight Service Program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

According to Apple, a "very small percentage" of 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro displays can exhibit vertical bright areas along the bottom of the screen or a backlight that malfunctions entirely.

Apple will repair affected devices, which includes machines sold between October 2016 and February 2018, for free. Eligible models are listed below:

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

No other MacBook Pro models are included in the repair program at this time.

There have been...

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09:59
2018 and Newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Now Eligible...

Apple today extended its Keyboard Service Program to all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models equipped with any generation of its butterfly mechanism keyboard, not long after apologizing over the issues.

This means 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 MacBook Pro, or just-announced 2019 MacBook Pro models that experience keyboard issues such as sticky or inconsistently responding keys now qualify for free repairs up to four years after the original purchase date worldwide, regardless of warranty status.

To address the...

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09:15
Apple Said to Have Made 'Serious Bid' of ~$240...

It has long been rumored that Apple plans to compete in the electric vehicle market in some capacity, ranging from supplying other automakers with underlying technologies to developing its own vehicle entirely, and new information suggests that Apple may have been eyeing a major acquisition to boost its efforts.

Namely, Apple is said to have made a "serious bid" for Tesla around 2013, offering around $240 per share. That's according to Craig Irwin, a senior analyst at investment firm Roth Capital Partners, who said he has "complete confidence" in this information, but he doesn't know if the bid reached a "formal paperwork stage."

"Around 2013, there was a serious bid from Apple, at around $240 a share," said Roth, speaking on a CNBC video highlighted by ...

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08:51
Apple Wins Patent for Next-Gen Smart Battery Case and Wa...

In February 2017 Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Patent Reveals Breakthrough Quantum Tunneling Touch-Sensitive Materials for iPhone, Smart Cases & More." Apple's granted patent reveals a new breakthrough material described as deformable touch-sensitive quantum tunneling material that could be used in a next-gen smart battery case and Apple Watch band. Invisible touch zones can be used to add functionality ..

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08:07
Apple Wins Display Patents covering Quantum Dot and Micr...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 65 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two display granted patents covering Quantum Dot and Micro-LED technologies.

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07:39
Vizio's 2019 Smart TVs Now Available With AirPlay 2...

Vizio today announced that its 2019 smart TV models with forthcoming AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are now available at various retailers in the United States, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart.

The lineup includes high-end P-Series, mid-range M-Series, and lower-priced V-Series models. All of the TVs are 4K HDR, with prices ranging from $259.99 for a 40-inch model with under 400 nits brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate to $3,499.99 for a 75-inch model with 2,700 nits brightness and a 240Hz refresh rate.

Vizio says AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will roll out "in the coming weeks" in line with...

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07:19
Apple Wins Patent for Possible Next-Gen MagSafe for iDev...

In early April Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Reinvents MagSafe for the iPhone, iPad and Macs." This patent has now been granted

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06:35
Apple Highlights 'Great Feedback' Received Fro...

While the highlight of last week's iOS 12.3 release was a revamped TV app with a new "Channels" feature, the release notes also mentioned a minor change to the Apple News+ interface that did not receive as much attention.

Ensuring the feature gains some awareness, Apple in a press release today highlighted the ability for Apple News+ subscribers to follow publications directly from the Apple News+ catalog view in iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5. New issues from followed titles are automatically downloaded and available offline.

Apple added that it has received "a lot of great feedback from hundreds of...

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06:25
Apple Wins Project Titan Patent for an Advanced Motion C...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 65 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's latest Project Titan invention that generally relates to a seating system for vehicles that controls occupant motion.

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05:32
Health Canada Gives Green Light to ECG App on Apple Watc...

Health Canada has cleared the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, suggesting that both features will make their much-anticipated debut in Canada in the near future.

As spotted by the blog iPhone in Canada and confirmed by MacRumors, Health Canada issued active licenses for both features on May 16. The regulatory agency classifies the Apple Watch Series 4 as a Class II medical device, placing it in a "low-to-medium risk" category alongside the likes of contact lenses.

To view the licenses, navigate to the Health Canada search page and search for Apple based on company name.

The ECG app ...

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03:52
Apple Sued by Estate of 'Over the Rainbow' Com...

Apple and other tech firms are being sued for piracy by the estate of composer Harold Arlen for offering unauthorized copies of his songs, reports the BBC. Arlen's son, Sam Arlen, says he has found more than 6,000 unauthorized copies of his father's songs on Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft's services.

According to legal papers filed in Los Angeles and shared by AppleInsider, streaming services and download stores like iTunes are flooded with "bootleg" copies of Arlen's songs, robbing his estate of royalties. Arlen's work includes several American songbook classics like Over The Rainbow and Get Happy.

The 148-page filing claims the firms are...

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02:21
Apple Pay Launches in Hungary and Luxembourg

Apple Pay officially launched in Hungary and Luxembourg today, enabling bank card holders there to use Apple's mobile payment system for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch wherever they see the contactless logo.

In Luxembourg, BGL BNP Paribas is currently the sole bank supporting Apple's digital wallet, while OTP Bank is supporting Apple Pay in Hungary. Apple's regional websites for Luxembourg and Hungary both highlight 12 major retail chains that accept the mobile payment system, including Apple resellers in the two countries.

The expansion within Europe follows the launch of Apple Pay in Iceland earlier this month...

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Tuesday May 14

10:00
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-003 Sierra.

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Monday May 13

10:44
About the security content of watchOS 5.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.1.

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Friday May 10

15:18
About the security content of tvOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.3.

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Tuesday May 7

12:08
About the security content of Texture 4.22.0.4 for...

This document describes the security content of Texture 4.22.0.4 for Android.

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12:08
About the security content of Texture 5.11.10 for iOS

This document describes the security content of Texture 5.11.10 for iOS.

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Thursday May 2

15:54
AA19-122A: New Exploits for Unsecure SAP Systems

Original release date: May 02, 2019
Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this activity alert in response to recently disclosed exploits that target unsecure configurations of SAP components. [1]

Technical Details

A presentation at the April 2019 Operation for Community Development and Empowerment (OPCDE) cybersecurity conference describes SAP systems with unsecure configurations exposed to the internet. Typically, SAP systems are not intended to be exposed to the internet, as it is an untrusted network. Malicious cyber actors can attack and compromise these unsecure systems with publicly available exploit tools, termed “10KBLAZE.” The presentation detailed the new exploit tools and reports on systems exposed to the internet.

SAP Gateway ACL

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Monday April 29

07:26
Visual Studio Project To cURL A REST Endpoint in C++

Published a new Visual Studio project for running rest operations against an endpoint using C++ or Visual C++. That’s available at https://github.com/krypted/C-cURLer.

Note: When you compile the project, you will need to add the dependencies so check what’s being imported before doing so.

The post Visual Studio Project To cURL A REST Endpoint in C++ appeared first on krypted.com.

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Friday April 26

06:00
Get A List Of Software Installed On Windows And...

The Get-AppxPackage cmdlet can be used to obtain a list of all apps installed on a Windows host. In the following example, we’ll look at the apps installed for all users using the -AllUsers option.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

The output includes a Name, the name of the publisher, along with a location, the architecture, the version, the full name, the status, whether the software is signed, whether the development mode is enabled (useful when testing), the id of the publisher, the family, etc.

Next we’ll do a Select against the found set. You can use so stdout displays the Name and the unique identifier, which we can then use to programmatically work with the package if needed (you can choose any of the metadata from the previous command in the select):

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName

If you want, you can use -User instead of -AllUsers, to see the output of just a given package. One challenge with using Get-Appxpackage is...

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Thursday April 25

07:13
Transfer Text In And Out Of The iOS Simulator Using...

In a previous article, I covered creating, starting, and stopping iOS simulations. macOS comes with a handy tool to interact with the clipboard (aka pasteboard) on a Mac called pbcopy. You can redirect information from a file into your clipboard using the pbcopy command. Here, we’ll simply call pbcopy and then a file path

pbcopy ~/Desktop/transfer.txt

You can then redirect your text into simctl by doing a pbpaste into

xcrun simctl pbpaste booted

Once you’ve copied your data, clean up the transfer file:

rm ~/Desktop/transfer.txt

You can also pull text out. If you write data into the clipboard (e.g. during instrumentation) then you can extract it from that pasteboard using the simctl subcommand pbcopy as follows:

xcrun simctl pbcopy booted

The xcrun simctl subcommand also comes with a number of other pretty cool automations for programatic...

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Wednesday April 24

09:16
C++ Application To Write Data Into HKEY_CURRENT_USER

https://github.com/krypted/C-RegistryWriter – This project includes a RegistryKeyManager class that takes care of writing/reading to a registry file. Using a dedicated class makes expanding your registry functionality in the future easier.A DWORD is 4 bytes, so the value for RegistryWriter to send is currently limited to 4 characters (i.e. test1234 is not technically possible with a DWORD).

To use it, simply call the RegistryKeyManager class along with the key to write to and the value to put into the key:

RegistryKeyManager r( "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/x/y", 1234 ); Which would create a key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/x/y with a DWORD value of 1234.

You could then read the value of and modify the key with calls like:

DWORD currentValue = r.ReadDwordValue(); r.WriteValue(...

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Wednesday April 3

14:32
About the security content of watchOS 4

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.

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14:30
About the security content of iOS 11

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.

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14:30
About the security content of tvOS 11

This document describes the security content of tvOS 11.

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14:29
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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14:28
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Security Update 2018-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2018-002 El Capitan.

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14:26
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.8

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.8.

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14:24
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.1 for Windows.

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14:03
About the security content of tvOS 12.1.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.1.

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14:03
About the security content of Safari 12.0.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 12.0.2.

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14:02
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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13:58
About the security content of iOS 12.1.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.3.

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13:56
About the security content of Safari 12.0.3

This document describes the security content of Safari 12.0.3.

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