Systems Administration

Nice Sticky 1.3.0 - Notes for the Desktop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:48

Nice Sticky is a beautiful, lightweight notes manager. Each note "sticks" to your screen, and is infinitely customizable - you can change size, style, opacity, make it stay on top of all other windows, or pin it to your Desktop. It also lets you access your closed-stickies history, so you can go back later to those you don't need right now, or that you thought you didn't need anymore.

  • Add as meany Stickies as you want
  • Closed-Stickies history
  • Infinitely resizable
  • 11 beautiful styles built-in and more to come
  • Always-on-top and pin-to-Desktop options
  • Elegant, fast, easy-to-use design
  • Launch at startup

Version 1.3.0:
  • This update is a maintenance update that prepares Nice Sticky for future development
  • Remade whole UI with new buttons and a rewritten theme component
  • Many minor UI tweaks
  • UI should now be more responsive and efficient
  • Implemented many minor under-the-hood changes that result in better overall performance and lightweightness

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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Revizto 4.8 - Real-time visual building-project tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:46

Revizto is a real-time visual collaboration tool for anyone working on a building project, including architects, engineers, contractors, and owners. Revizto helps to reduce errors and misunderstandings in the team during a project life cycle. Even non-expert users find it easy to work with Revizto.

Revizto allows you to examine scenes created in Revizto, a productive software for PC. Revizto turns BIM and CAD models into navigable 3D environment and allows to share these scenes using cloud-based repository - Revizto Workspace and collaborate from any device using Revizto.

Version 4.8:
  • Issue Stamps. New stamps will enable you to identify project issues with a single click and automate the reporting and management of those issues
  • Revizto Issue Tracker now supports high resolution images up to 4K, including markups over both 3D and photos
  • Ability to toggle between the grids and levels of different sub-models in the map.
  • Hebrew support for text input

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Mini Metro 1.0.370 - Design the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:44

Mini Metro will give you the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes between these stations to connect them with subway lines. Commuters travel along your lines to get around the city as fast as they can. Each station can only hold a handful of waiting commuters so your subway network will need to be well-designed to avoid delays.

The city is growing. More stations are opening, and commuters are appearing faster. The demands on your network are ever-increasing. You'll be constantly redesigning your lines to maximise efficiency. The new assets you earn every week will help immensely - as long as they're used wisely. Eventually your network will fail. Stations will open too quickly. Commuters will crowd the platforms. How long the city keeps moving is up to you.

  • Compelling, constructive, hectic, relaxed gameplay. If that makes sense. It doesn't though, aye? You just gotta play it
  • Three game modes: Normal for quick scored games, Endless for stress-free sandbox play, and Extreme for the ultimate challenge
  • Eleven real-world cities to design subways for (London, New York City, Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Osaka, Saint Petersburg, Montreal, São Paulo, Cairo, and Auckland); each has a unique colour theme, set of obstacles, and pace
  • Random city growth, so each game plays out differently. A strategy that proved successful last game may not help you in the next
  • Each game's map is a work of art, built by you in the classic abstract subway style of Harry Beck; f you think it's a keeper, save it, tweet it, show it off or make it your desktop background
  • Soundtrack by Disasterpeace
  • Colorblind and night modes

Version 1.0.370:
  • The next update has pulled into the station! We've added two features, one for experienced players and one for those new to Mini Metro
  • Added challenge mode. Choose one of the existing achievement challenges and build your metro within the restrictions
  • Added an interactive guide that explains the rules of the game and the basics of how to build your metro
  • The alternate maps now unlock automatically if you've already reached the required score
  • The per-line locomotive limit has been increased on maps with fewer than seven lines
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Nice Todo 2.0.0 - Checklist manager with cloud-sync features.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:38

Nice Todo is a simple way to remember things. It can lay always on top of your desktop so you will not miss any of your checklist items and it is always just one click away. It has 3 beautiful styles built-in and more to come! It also syncs using iCloud so you will be always backed up and up to date on all your Macs.

Nice Todo Features
  • Fast and lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Support for multiple checklists
  • iCloud sync
  • Elegant interface with 3 eye-candy styles and more to come
  • Customizable window opacity and "always on top" option
  • Built using newest technologies

Version 2.0.0:
  • Completely restructured and finely polished
  • All-new, simplified and out-of-the-way interface and finished it with 13 new styles
  • Added "check/uncheck all" and "remove checked" options

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Daily 1.12.3 - Time tracking for professionals.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:19

Meet Daily, an incredibly convenient time-tracking companion for professionals, loved by many for its simplicity. It works by asking what you're doing in a discrete manner. Each time Daily asks you what you're doing, a sample is recorded. Together with other information, such as when you started working and stopped working, Daily is able to create accurate time sheets. This new-but-proven concept results in a discipline-free and easy way of managing time tracking. Although simplicity rules, Daily offers powerful features enabling you to make it fully compatible with the way you work. Daily enables you to:

  • Discover the duration per activity, accurate to the minute
  • View your time sheets for a specific day, week, month or even year
  • See when you've started and stopped working
  • Register activities while you've been away from your computer
  • Automatically record a pre-defined activity using silent-mode
  • Control Daily using global keyboard shortcuts
  • Automatically start and stop registering on specific moments using the scheduler
  • Export your data to CSV files allowing you to import data into 3rd-party applications
  • and much more

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

Version 1.12.3:
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused Daily to incorrectly indicate subscription has ended

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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Fenêtre 0.6.0 - Keep a window open, on top of everything else.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:18

Fenêtre lets you visualize a video, a picture, a flat file or a website. Feel free to watch the latest episode on Netflix while working on your paper. Keep an eye on some documentation while working on your latest library. Have a reference design open while working on you're amazing website. The window will stay on top of the rest. Amazing features will keep you focused on your main activity without getting in the way.

Pro Features
  • Amazing See Through mask following your mouse.
  • Lets you Click Through the window when needed.
  • Interact with your clipboard.
  • [Lite too] Get the browser extension (Chrome or Firefox) to open a link or the current url directly while browsing.
  • Control the opacity of your window.
  • [Lite too] Get an amazing refined experience on specific websites (Youtube, Netflix, Twitch, GitHub, ...).
  • Preview markdown files.
  • Collapse the window to keep it completely out of the way.
  • Customize your experience with settings and hotkeys.
  • Keep a history of what you've opened.
  • Open as many windows as you'd like.

Version 0.6.0: Fixed:
  • Activate seethrough at the correct distance
  • Support different keyboard layouts
  • Update youtube url parser to new url schemas
Activate seethrough at the correct distance Support different keyboard layouts Update youtube url parser to new url schemas Added:
  • Config for default position
  • Favorites
  • Hotkeys to move a Fenêtre on a grid "Move your window" video to help menu

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Interesting AutoInput problem!

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:06

I have been trying to set up an AutoInput command for a very long time now. I want to make my phone do Device Device Maintenance itself (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge). I have started with setting up a Settings application to run in a specific time of a day, then I made AutoInput tap "Device Maintenence". The problem is on the next screen. When I want to set up an AutoInput command to click "Optimize", it just goes back! Like I made a command to return back to Settings application menu. Whatever I click in that window, I always end up getting the same coordinates getting back to the previous screen. What could that be?

Thank you in advance! 💪🏻

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Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till

The Register - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:00
No, don't unplug that cabl...

On Call Welcome once more to On Call, where Reg readers share the tech support moments that really made their eyes roll.…

Security bods: Android system broadcasts enable user tracking

The Register - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:30
Bypassing permission protection on network info

Security researchers have found a way to sniff Android system broadcasts to expose Wi-Fi connection information to attackers.…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.254, 16299.637

Sysadmin - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:24

Has anyone gotten the "Microsoft Email" for this release? Would you be willing to share?

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Changing over ISP for a business

Sysadmin - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:10

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes.

My company are currently looking at moving away from our current ISP as they are rather displeased with the level of service they are recieving currently, they also manage our firewall which we are looking at bringing back in house.

We are currently using a company called 6 Degrees if that helps with any options.

So the requirements would be to provide an MPLS network for the UK to service Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and maybe potentially Dublin as well.

Any suggestions for a good UK based ISP would be greatly appreciated.

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Svgsus 1.0.5 - Organize, clean svg files and transform them into code.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:06

Svgsus is the perfect tool to organize, clean and transform svgs into code. It's really powerful when both designing and developing. Designing gets easier because it helps you organize, find and use icons in your preferred design tool. Coding gets easier because it transforms svgs into code. Currently supporting Swift, Pug (jade) and Android vector format.

  • Import your own icon sets by dragging folders into svgsus.
  • Collaborate with your team by using synced folders (ex Dropbox / Google Drive) with svgsus.

Version 1.0.5:

Note: Currently available for $2.99

  • Resolved issue with pasted path (from e.g. Illustrator) that resulted in Svgsus freezing.
  • Drag "over" no longer gives us info about the file (as of High Sierra), hence we've modified the behaviour of the overlay (=> improved UX). This is the first update in forever. We appreciate your patience and we are really glad to be back.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Animatrice 1.0.3 - Create, edit, annotate or convert animated.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:04

Animatrice is your one-stop-shop for animations on macOS. Create, edit, annotate or convert animated image files with ease. Use Animatrice to record from your Mac's screen, your Mac's Webcam, or even directly from your iDevice. Anything Quicktime can read, Animatrice will read as well. Whether you have an animated image or a series of individual images, Animatrice got you covered. You can trim, crop, and resize videos or animations, change the framerate, and add annotations (shapes, arrows, freeform drawings, and text) and watermarks. You can even selectively blur regions of your input files to mask faces or sensitive data.

Animatrice will faithfully create your animations with no arbitrarily imposed limits on file size, number of frames, image size, or anything else. The only limits are your creativity and patience! Built from the ground up using the latest Apple technologies and supporting a large variety of input and output formats, Animatrice will transform how you create, edit, and transform animated images or videos.

Supported Formats
  • Input formats:
    • individual JPEGs, PNGs, TIFFs (images must be the same size)
    • TIFF stacks (For the scientists among us. The dynamic range will be reduced to the lowest 8 bit. Let me know if this is a problem).
    • animated GIFs
    • animated PNGs (APNG)
    • animated WebP
    • video files (Quicktime, MP4, essentially anything the Quicktime Player will open)
    • screen recordings (whole screen or region of interest, multiscreen aware great for making annotated tutorials or for converting web videos to animated images)
    • recordings from a Webcam
    • screen recordings from a connected iDevice
  • Output formats:
    • animated PNG (Millions of colors with transparency. You can can chose between the fast system encoder or APNGasm which is slower but produces highly optimised files ideal for frame-by-frame animations. Supported in Safari and Firefox)
    • animated GIF (only 256 colors with transparency, but widely supported)
    • animated WebP (Millions of colors with transparency. Supports lossless encoding. Supported in Google Chrome or Firefox)
    • MP4 videos
    • WebM videos (VP8 with optional transparency, ideal for animations and much, much smaller than animated image files. Please note that playback of WebM with transparency is not supported in all players. Google Chrome supports WebM with transparency.)
    • TIFF stacks

Version 1.0.3:
  • A loop count can now be set for GIF and WebP files
  • Frame rates up to 100 fps are now supported
  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Bitcoin mining by employees

Sysadmin - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:03

Hello everyone.
Let's talk hypothetically here.
Let's say that I have a friend at a very big gaming company that was just fired by the HR upon reporting that all of his tester colleagues were mining bitcoin on the company computers.
He was also forced to
The HR is hand in hand with them.
Isn't the IT department aware of it as well?
Or this could be hidden from them?
Have one of you experienced something like this?

Any advice for my friend?


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Fruit flies use the power of the sun to help them fly in straight lines

The Register - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:01
Winged critters can travel over 9 miles in a single evening

Fruit flies may have tiny brains about as big as poppy seeds, but their noggins are complex enough to the remember the Sun’s position to help with navigation, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology.…

It's official: Chocolate Factory anoints Tink crypto as Google project

The Register - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:30
Crypto library mainstreamed as version 1.2.0 lands on GitHub

Last year, a group of Google engineers emitted an “unofficial project,” a cryptographic library called Tink. Now, the Chocolate Factory has decided the software's good enough to carry its name.…

Weekly [Discussion] Thread

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:05

Pull up a chair and put that work away, it's Friday! /r/Tasker open discussion starts now

Allowed topics - Post your tasks/profiles

  • Screens/Plugins

  • "Stupid" questions

  • Anything Android

Happy Friday!

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AI sucks at stopping online trolls spewing toxic comments

The Register - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:03
It's easy to for hate speech to slip past dumb machines

New research has shown just how bad AI is at dealing with online trolls.…

(EU) Dell Now Redirecting to Reseller?!

Sysadmin - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:00

Has anyone been redirected to a reseller/partner by their Dell account manager?

I am not sure if it's because of the size of our company (small), but previously we could deal directly with our account manager for orders, questions, etc. and now that is no longer the case, we have to go via a partner which in turn no doubt they go to Dell thus complicating and lengthening the process?!

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This is hands down the best phishing email I have EVER received

Sysadmin - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:24


  1. Utilises DNS queries to confirm you're using O365 mail servers.

  2. The HTML formatting is almost identical to a genuine Office 365 email.

  3. The spelling throughout the entire email is completely accurate.

  4. The email addresses me personally using my name.

  5. The From address is spoofed as '[]('.

  6. My email address is listed at the top of the email.

  7. The primary domain associated with my O365 account is also listed.

  8. The phishing page looks identical to the real thing.

Of course, all of the information presented as evidence this is a legitimate email can be gleaned using the email address alone. More concerning however, is that the Office 365 anti-phishing filters have failed to detect this email and it has been delivered directly to my inbox.

The giveaway? Clicking on the link takes you to ''. Moreover, entering a fake password 'successfully' confirms the account.

This email may catch out thousands and thousands of unsuspecting people and businesses over the coming days and weeks, so please upvote this post and do your bit to help protect others.

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