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Sili-spurned Valley! No way, San Jose! Amazon snubs SF Bay Area in search for HQ2 city

The Register - 2 hours 41 min ago
Bezos narrows down search for new base to 20 cities, mostly on East Coast

Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities where it wants to build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The Bezos Bunch says it has narrowed down a list of 238 proposals to 19 US cities and one in Canada.…

Little Snitch 4.0.5 - Alerts you about outgoing network connections.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 45 min ago

Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data.

Track background activity
As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any information wherever they need to. Little Snitch takes note of this activity and allows you to decide for yourself what happens with this data.

Control your network
Choose to allow or deny connections, or define a rule how to handle similar, future connection attempts. Little Snitch runs inconspicuously in the background and it can even detect network-related activity of viruses, trojans, and other malware.

Version 4.0.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.
Note: Version 4 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.

  • Fixed a kernel panic introduced in Little Snitch 4.0.4 that would occur when a single process established more than two billion outgoing connections.
  • Fixed multiple issues causing a Connection Alert indicating an internal error related to a code signature mismatch from being shown.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling in Little Snitch Network Monitor’s inspector would not work.
  • Fixed incorrect sorting of Time Machine Backups in Little Snitch Configuration’s “Import from Backup…” sheet.
  • The Connection Alert now points out if a connection is to or from the local network and offers a new option to create a rule for “Only local network”. Creating such a rule was possible in Little Snitch Configuration, but now you can do this in the Connection Alert, too.
  • For hostnames that end in .local, the Connection Alert will now create host rules, not domain rules. These rules worked as intended, but it makes more sense to create host rules instead.
  • A Connection Alert informing about a code signature mismatch is now shown even if Silent Mode is active. This is to prevent processes with an invalid code signature from communicating even in Silent Mode.
  • If an app changes its bundle identifier in an update, Little Snitch will update any existing rules for that app if the new version is located at the same path and is signed by the same developer. Previously, a Connection Alert indicating a code signature mismatch was shown.
  • Improved a button label in Connection Alert in case of a code signature mismatch to avoid possible confusion. Previously, it read “Require New Code Signature…” and now it’s “Accept New Code Signature…”.
  • Improved alert when macOS blocks Little Snitch’s kernel extension from being loaded. In addition to opening the “Security & Privacy” preferences panel, it also switches to the “General” tab, where it must be allowed.
  • Prevented multiple notifications about incoming connections from the local network to processes without a code signature being shown. Details: In earlier versions, if “Ignore code signature for local network connections” was enabled (in Little Snitch Configuration > Preferences > Security), an allow rule for only the specific IP address of the connecting peer was created and a notification was shown each time this happened. With this change, an allow rule for any incoming connection for the local network will be created and only a single notification will be shown. Note that this does not change what connections are accepted, only how many notifications are shown.
  • Improved performance when duplicating a large number of rules in Little Snitch Configuration.
  • Double-clicking an unapproved rule in Little Snitch Configuration to show the rule inspector now only approves the rule if the inspector is closed with the “OK” button, not with the “Cancel” button.
  • Fixed Little Snitch Network Monitor sometimes showing incorrect hostnames for incoming UDP data. Note that only the names shown were incorrect – the network filter and rules were not affected by this.
Internet Access Policy
  • Developers can now specify their name that will be shown to users as the source of the IAP information. Previous versions of Little Snitch used the name as defined in the code signing certificate, but this does not work for apps downloaded from the App Store. See the specification of keys for details.
  • If the developer’s name is read from the app’s code signing certificate, Little Snitch now shows the name without the country. For example, it’s now “Objective Development”, not “Objective Development, AT”.
  • Added support for Internet Access Policy files written in JSON format (in addition to the Property List format). See section File format for more information.
  • Added support for Internet Access Policy files embedded in XPC services. See the section Support for XPC services in the developer documentation for details.
  • Fixed an issue where developers testing the Internet Access Policy in their apps would not see up-to-date information in Little Snitch, specifically in localizations. Cache invalidation is hard.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Disco XT - Professional DJ mixing software.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 46 min ago

Disco XT is a versatile audio application for DJ mixing, music playback, and music management. The software has been designed for both realtime live performances and for creating mixes offline.

  • Manual and automated mixing modes, digital audio decks, mixer, sampler, extensive music library, playlist creation, effects, microphone input, recording mixes, customizable user interface, and more.
  • Two audio players with waveform displays and tempo / time-stretching.
  • Mixer with filters, EQs, crossfader and BPM detection.
  • Automated mixing with different editable transition types and a transition editor for creating precise transitions for particular songs with transition prelistening.
  • Dual output for separate headphone and speaker listening.
  • Limited / basic support for hardware controllers.
  • Music library with searching, genre, artist and album filters, artwork browser, customizable columns, song information editing, and optional iTunes library mirroring.
  • Creating and editing playlists and organizing playlists to folders.
  • Sampler for playing shorter audio samples in the mix, includes sample editor for cropping samples and for adjusting tempo and pitch of the samples.
  • User-editable effect chains with chorus/flanger, phaser, delay, filter, and advanced reverb.
  • Microphone input with voiceover for adding voice to the mix.
  • User-editable multipage tabbed interface. Recording audio output to a file with option for automatic splitting to multiple tracks.
Demo Limitations:
  • Playback is interrupted every 30 minutes.

Version 7.8:
  • Several fixes and quality improvements.

  • OS X 10.4.11 or later

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UPS Recommendations For Cisco Switches

Sysadmin - 2 hours 51 min ago

Hi Everyone,

I have a rack with 6 Cisco 2960X 48 port switches. I need to replace the UPS in that rack.

Does anyone have a recommendation?

Edit: All the ports of each switch is PoE enabled for Cisco phones. We need an hour of runtime when the power is out. Those switches are the only thing drawing power from that UPS in that rack. Hopefully this helps :)

For reference, the current UPS we have is this and runs on 208V.

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Mirror for Roku 2.2 - Mirror your Roku to your TV.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 52 min ago

Mirror for Roku allows you to mirror the screen and audio of your Mac to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your Roku. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your Roku!

Version 2.2:
  • Support for the new player app on the Roku devices.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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The Eternal Shooter 2.6 - Fight your way through zombies.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 58 min ago

The Eternal Shooter is a game about fighting zombies. You can shape the game into what you want to play.

Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

New Features:
  • Tokens - Tokens can now be earned by playing the game.
  • Achievements - You can now complete 10 achievements which each reward you with additional tokens.
  • Unlockable Characters - You can now unlock new characters using your tokens.
New Content:
  • Playable Character - Detective
  • Tweaked the confirmation popup spacing.
  • The confirmation popup now prevents clicking other buttons until your confirmation has been made.
  • Converted the app to 64 bit support for better performance.
  • Added the ability to purchase extra tokens.
  • Removed the weapon viewer button from the pause screen.
  • Resetting the game no longer causes starting characters to become locked, or the default settings to be changed.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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FileCloud Announces ServerSync, First EFSS Platform to Integrate Windows File Servers with IaaS Clouds

FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced that it is the first enterprise file services platform to integrate branch-office Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. This enhanced product offering, ServerSync, can replicate files and permissions on any local Microsoft Windows file servers and sync with the cloud to enable teams to store, share and access files seamlessly....(read more)

Western Digital Expands Mid-Range Enterprise Hard Drive Offerings for On-Premises Big Data Environments

Known for enabling new levels of enterprise total cost of ownership (TCO) with HelioSeal helium hard drive technology and industry leading capacity drives, Western Digital Corporation is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4 terabyte (TB), 6TB and 8TB air-based hard drives. The new products enable corporate data centers having data set sizes smaller than found in hyperscale environments to harness the power of data across a broad spectrum of Big Data applications such as analytics and distributed file systems....(read more)

Microsoft OneNote 16.9 - Free digital notebook.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 10 min ago

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes

Version 16.9:
  • Updated the application with optimizations to help improve your note taking experience.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Sparkbooth 5.0.134 - Turn your computer and webcam into a photo booth.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 13 min ago

Sparkbooth makes it simple for anyone to set up an instant photo booth experience. Download the Sparkbooth photo booth software to any computer with a webcam and you're ready to go!

Custom Keepsake... With several different photo size choices and customizable features, Sparkbooth is a memorable and inexpensive giveaway. A perfect way to create a unique and fun party keepsake for you and your guests.

Make It Your Own... Sparkbooth offers customizable options to commemorate a wedding, kid's party, a birthday party or any special event. Select a theme from the layout library or use your own background photo. Place a logo or text message to the screen.

Be Social... Automatically share your photos online with party guests and friends. The built-in upload option make it seamless to post on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other social networks.

Version 5.0.134:

Note: Version 5 is a paid upgrade. To upgrade your license, please go here:

  • Improved Canon component
  • Prevent Canon camera from timing out
  • Add cancel session shortcut action
  • Fix retake photo shortcut action
  • Send photo later queue imports photos from same folder as import file
  • Fix preview duration 'None' slider label
  • Update some missing translations

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Core 2 Duo processor or better (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)

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Eon 2.6.9 - Simple and elegant time tracking.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 21 min ago

Eon helps you easily track time on your Mac. Eon allows you to easily post time to several services to make invoicing as painless as possible.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 2.6.9:
  • Improved Project Bubble support.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Text Blocks 0.9.2 - Compose e-mails and documents from text blocks (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 25 min ago

Text Blocks lets you compose e-mails and documents from frequently used text blocks. Text Blocks is built around search - there are no abbreviations to memorize. Name and email address of the person you are replying to are detected automatically, and can be used to personalize the greeting in your templates. You can use form fields to further customize your text blocks. Once you’re done replying to an email, you can have the app schedule a reminder to follow up with somebody or add their contact details to a spreadsheet (great for keeping track of potential customers, contact lists, feature requests, bug reports, etc.).

  • Speedier email replies:
    • Save your most frequent replies as text blocks and reuse them
    • Personalize your text blocks with form fields
    • Use tags to organize your text blocks
  • Apple Mail integration:
    • Name and email address of the person you’re replying to are detected automatically
    • Automatically personalize the greeting in your messages with the correct name
  • Workflow integration:
    • Have the app schedule a reminder after replying to follow up with somebody later
    • Automatically save the contact details of whom you’re replying to in a spreadsheet
    • Keep unrelated text blocks in separate documents (e.g., one set of text blocks per project)

Version 0.9.2:
  • New: use a menu bar icon instead of the dock (enable via Text Blocks → Preferences…)

  • macOS 10.12.6 or later

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MailRaider Pro 3.13 - Read Outlook .MSG files on your Mac.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 30 min ago

MailRaider Pro offers MailRaider's abilities to read old, archived Outlook .MSG files, but with additional Pro features:

  • Bulk processing
  • The option to display your email with the formatting intact, as it was originally sent, or as plain text
  • The ability to save into a customizable XML format so that you can further process your email using tools of your own
  • Spotlight and Quicklook support
  • Customizable user interface
  • Beautiful icons and an entirely 'Retina' optimized user interface.
  • Detailed help, covering all the functionality of MailRaider Pro, and including useful tips on how to get help on using MailRaider Pro
  • Support for a broad range of formats

Version 3.13:
  • Bug fixes
  • Performance improvements

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Poedit 2.0.6 - Cross-platform gettext catalogs (.po files) editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 34 min ago

Poedit is a gettext translation (.po file) editor for Unix, Windows, and OS X. It aims to provide translators with a simple, easy-to-use user interface with all the essential tools, such as spellchecker or translation memory. It can also be used to manage translations for small projects.

The additional features of Poedit Pro are available for $19.99.

Version 2.0.6:
  • Fixed hanging with certain rare (non-UTF8, non-ASCII msgids) PO files.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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CudaText 1.35.0 - Code editor with syntax highlight for lot of languages.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 48 min ago

CudaText is a cross-platform code editor.

  • Syntax highlight for many languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, XML... in all, more than 180 syntaxes
  • Code folding
  • Code-tree structure
  • Multi-carets, multi-selections
  • Special auto-completion for HTML and CSS
  • Simple auto-completion for some lexers
  • Find/Replace with reg-ex
  • Split tab -- split view for 2/3/4/6 files
  • Plugins in Python language
  • Command palette
  • JSON config files
  • Customizable shortcuts
  • Can view picture files (JPEG/PNG/GIF/BMP/ICO)
  • Char map

For info on how to config, check out the website.

Version 1.35.0:
  • Add: auto-completion listbox in HTML allows multi-carets (like Sublime does)
  • Add: on macOS, some features use Command-key instead of Ctrl-key: Ctrl+click; Ctrl+(double click); Ctrl with drag-drop of text
  • Add: API
  • Change: option "lexer_dynamic_hilite" turned off by default (problems with option on macOS; slows down)
  • Fix: Find dialog: Shift key runs search

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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CLI only Debian VM

Command Line - 3 hours 49 min ago

I want to see just how far I can push my everyday computer use into the command line. I'm not a total noob when it comes to either linux or the command line, but I'm hopeless when it comes to building programs from source.

My questions are: How can I build vlc with framebuffer support, or should I stick with mplayer? What programs do you recommend? I've got irssi, screen, alpine, lynx, music on console, midnight commander, newsbeuter, rtorrent, vim and htop. Is it still possible to use irssi with facebook chat? And finally (for now), how can I get the menu based aptitude interface I know and love? I don't mind installing using only apt-get, but I like to be able to browse available packages to see if any tickle my fancy.

Thank you in advance to anyone willing to answer any of my questions.

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Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

The Register - 4 hours 1 min ago
Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme

The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…

HITB Security Conference in Amsterdam to feature innovative research on attack and defense topics

The agenda for Day 1 of the 9th annual HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands has been announced and it’s packed with cutting edge research on a range of attack and defense topics from crypto currencies to fuzzing and more. Invoke-DOSfuscation: Techniques FOR %F IN (-style) DO (S-level CMD Obfuscation) In this presentation, Daniel Bohannon, a Senior Applied Security Researcher with MANDIANT’s Advanced Practices group, will dive deep into cmd.exe’s multi-faceted obfuscation opportunities beginning with … More →

$25k Linux Journalism Fund

Linux Journal - 4 hours 17 min ago

Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism—and to spend it here, where Linux journalism started in 1994. more>>

Oracle Linux, just put Intel Microcode back into package?

Am I reading this right, they pulled the new "update" microcode_ctl from RH stream and then PUT the code that RH pulled out ... back in? That's what I'm reading here in the changelog right? Just looking for a second/third pair of eyes on this.

Running Oracle Linux btw isn't not my choice.

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