Information Security

Shell command for enabling/disabling color correction?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:58

Anyone know a shell command for enabling/disabling the monochromatic mode for the display?

Would like to assign a gesture like the double tap(through nova) or a shake to enable/disable the mode.

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Whois? More like WHOWAS: Domain database on verge of collapse over EU privacy

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:58
Governments refuse to get sucked into policy shambles, kibosh DNS GDPR plans

An effort to resolve conflicts between upcoming European privacy legislation and the global Whois service for domain names has, predictably, failed, raising fears that cybercriminals will take advantage of the impasse.…

Disk Partition Recovery Wizard - Easily recover deleted or a lost partition.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:40

Disk Partition Recovery Wizard allows you to quickly and easily recover deleted or lost partition. The deleted or lost partition will be recovered with original data. Disk Partition Recovery Wizard is safe, quick and easy-to-use partition recovery software.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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PSA about Atmos for mobile devices

Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:35

Mobile devices are starting to add Dolby Atmos software as a selling point. It is misleading and confusing to most consumers.

First of all, some people have heard it and claim it sounds better. But people will also think audio sounds better if you simply boost the bass and treble. Atmos is different technology, but the result is similar. Unless you are listening to a source that is mixed and presented in surround, like Dolby Digital 5.1, etc., Atmos for stereo speakers is not going to provide any benefit. It might sound flashy by comparison, but it is not how the original creator intended for the audio to sound.

Atmos for home theaters with more than two speakers is awesome!

Atmos for mobile devices (headphones) is very different and has very limited benefits.

Atmos 'virtual surround' for headphones is decent technology (an improvement on similar technologies) and it's good to have options, but it should have been branded differently from home theater surround sound. That's my main disappointment - they're confusing customers.

Atmos only applies audio mixed for surround. While some people will occasionally watch something like Netflix with 5.1 on their phone, the vast majority of audio consumed is going to be from a stereo source like YouTube, Spotify, etc. So, there is no expectation of surround sound from those stereo sources.

Atmos doesn't improve resolution. The quality of hardware (DAC + headphones/speakers) is what matters when it comes to the fidelity of the sound.

Ultimately, with stereo devices, it's still just two speakers (with no head-tracking). You could record the Atmos-processed (stereo) audio and play it back on a non-Atmos device and it would sound the same.

It could also be argued that any attempt to take a source mixed for multiple speakers and virtualize it down to headphones will inevitably result in occasional unintended artifacts.

There is a ton of misinformation about Atmos going around. Let's educate each other on what it really is. Audio is very susceptible to placebo effect. Just because it's louder and has an effect applied doesn't mean it's better.

I am open to arguments of what I have presented, but I've been a home theater enthusiast for many years and I've done significant research.

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[Help] GoHome var does not work, only goes to current page

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:30

Hi, I just started using tasker and I am trying to create a task to turn on an LED light. I have a widget on home page 6 and an autoinput action to click on. This task runs fine and works if I am on the home page that has the widget. It does not work on any other home page. The home page variable seems to have no effect regardless of what value is input.

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Konichiw-aaaaargh! Amazon's Japanese HQ raided in antitrust probe

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:27
Bezos Bunch under the microscope of anti-monopoly cops

Amazon has had its Japanese headquarters raided by police as the web giant finds itself the focus of an antitrust probe.…

Adobe Flash Player App - Play CS4-CC Flash media on the desktop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:20

Adobe Flash Player App is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Browser compatibility
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later

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Justinmind 8.3.1 - Design advanced mockups and run realistic simulations (was Prototyper Pro).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:18

Justinmind (was Prototyper Pro) allows you to design advanced mockups and run realistic simulations to capture and communicate functional specifications. Visualize user requirements without code. Simulate your interactive mockups, even with real data, before starting the project development. Demonstrate how the final application will behave to your customers, test users, and IT suppliers. Simulation technology helps you cut costs in your projects avoiding dramatic changes at the final stages of your projects.

Your customers and users can test and annotate a functional Web mockup worldwide with a Web browser, and communicate changes and new requirements with our Web annotation system.

Justinmind is available at a one-time cost of $455 or 'pay as you go' subscriptions.

Version 8.3.1:
  • iPhone X simulator and libraries, custom font support in prototypes, replace texts in prototypes, filter options in shared prototypes and more. Also bugfixes and improvements.

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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RememBear 0.4.6 - Password manager from the maker of TunnelBear (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:11

RememBear stores your passwords in a secure vault and syncs them securely across all of your devices. RememBear also allows you to generate super strong random passwords that not even a Grizzly could get their paws on.

  • Auto-fill logins and credit cards with a click
  • apps for your computer, tablet and phone
  • Independent and public code audit of RememBear security
  • Super strong 256-bit encryption
  • Secured end to end

Version 0.4.6 (beta):
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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[REQUEST] Profile for Dow Jones data

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:07

As a preface let me say that my coding skill is terrible.

What I'm looking for is a profile that gives me the Dow Jones level and how many points change has occured during a trading day. I don't need it to be live or real time, I actually need it at 7:00pm new york time. Way after markets have closed.

I am only just aware of the Yahoo finance API but I have no clue on how to use it.

Preferably, what I would love is, a profile that gives me that data as a swipeable notification in my notification panel, which has the current Dow Jones level, and points change for the day.

I realise that this is probably difficult to do, so it would be great if I could get some kind of step by step guidance for this.

I also know this is a huge ask. So thanks a lot in advance if you do decide to take the time to help me.

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Timepiece 1.1.3 - Minimal break timer with iTunes integration.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:57

Timepiece is a minimalistic timer to improve your productivity by scheduling time for specific tasks and getting breaks.

  • Keyboard-controllable.
  • Pomodorro-technique friendly.

Version 1.1.3:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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Your hacking tutorial - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:40

I’m completely new. What can you recommend me?

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Categories: Information Security

Are you Dying to Upload Your Brain?

Hack a Day - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:30

Cryonics — freezing humans for later revival — has been a staple of science fiction for ages. Maybe you want to be cured of something presently incurable or you just want to see the future. Of course, ignoring the problem of why anyone wants to thaw out a 500-year-old person, no one has a proven technology for thawing out one of these corpsicles. You are essentially betting that science will figure that out sometime before your freezer breaks down. A new startup called Nectome funded by Y Combinator wants to change your thinking about preservation. Instead of freezing they will pump you full of preservatives that preserve your brain including fine structures that scientists currently believe contain your memories.

Nectome’s strategy isn’t to have you revived like in conventional cryonics. They think the technology to do high definition scans of your preserved brain will exist soon. Those scans might allow future scientists to recreate your brain in a simulation. That isn’t really the same as coming back to life, though. At least we don’t imagine it is.

The company bills their process as archiving your brain, although since the process kills you, you are going to need to be legally eligible for euthanasia to take advantage of the process. There is a belief that structures known as connectomes hold your memories and these are preserved using this process. You can watch a TED talk about that subject, below.

Like all of these preservation strategies, there are a lot of unknowns. We aren’t sure that everything necessary persists because we don’t totally understand how the brain works. We also don’t know if anyone will ever figure out how to use these brains to simulate you back into existence. Then there’s the perennial problem of waking up to find yourself enslaved by an evil overlord or that your body is a warship in the service of a totalitarian regime.

For example, there is mounting evidence that your brain could really be a quantum computer. That would explain a lot, but even if it is wrong, there’s no way to know there isn’t something else totally not understood going on in there.

So how about it? Would you let them kill you to preserve your brain? Will anyone bother to boot up a copy of you in the future? If so, why? After all, according to all the smart people, you’ll just wake up to serve our robot overlords. If you just want to stimulate your brain, try DARPA.