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xmCHART 4.0.8 - Filemaker plugin charts business, science data.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:42


xmCHART is a very powerful FileMaker Pro plug-in for creating graphs of numerical data in which all important types of charts such as bar, scatter, line, area, bubble, high-Low, candlestick, pie, radar, polar and Gantt charts are supported. By means of an extensive set of functions, all important chart components such as scalings, axes, grids and labels can be controlled by the user. Furthermore, a title, legend, background picture, additional texts and picture information (e.g., a logo can be easily added to complete a chart).

Therefore, xmCHART opens up a wealth of new ways for analyzing and representing numerical data for both FileMaker Pro developers and users. xmCHART is available in English and German. xmCHART comes in a 1 hour-per-session demo version.



Version 4.0.8:
  • BarChart2D(): Improved support of stacked bar charts containing NULL values.
  • PieChartLabelOptions(): Improved positioning method for inner labels. (see example)
  • FillColorScale(): 4 new color scales added.
  • Fixed further minor bugs and glitches.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Client: FileMaker Pro 12 or later, FileMaker Pro 14 recommended
    Server: FileMaker Server 12 Advanced or later, FileMaker Server 14 recommended
    Mobile: FileMaker Go 14 or later


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HTC U12+ review Megathread

Android - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:36

Hey r/Android, looks like the embargo on reviews for this phone has lifted.

Please keep all discussions and further reviews in this thread, and ping our modmail if there's others you'd like to see listed

Android Authority hands on

HTC Twitter Announcement

The Verge Hands on

HTC YouTube page

T-Mobile blog

DxOmark review

Cheers!

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Murus Lite 1.4.17 - Simple GUI for OS X PF firewall.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:35


Murus Lite is the entry-level member of the Murus family. It's a simple frontend for the OS X PF network firewall and features inbound filtering, bandwidth throttling, logging, presets, and port management. Interface is based on icons, LEDs, and collection views. Set the firewall rules by dragging-and-dropping icons and selecting checkboxes. No need to type code or to understand PF syntax. An expanded PF configuration view shows the PF ruleset with a clear representation of rules with icons, symbols, and dynamically generated comments for each rule. Murus Lite is free for both personal and commercial use.



Version 1.4.17:
  • Minor bug fixes


DXC chopping MORE customer-facing service staff

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:35
Automation and offshoring to replace weak humans in the West

Frankenfirm DXC Technologies is again looking for hard-pressed front-end customer support teamsters that are willing to leave with a redundancy cheque, according to an internal document.…

Murus Basic 1.4.17 - $10.00

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:29

Murus Basic opens a new world, offering a lot of advanced features. It includes all you need to build a strong and reliable firewall configuration with a high customization level for both inbound and outbound connections. Access advanced features like port knocking, adaptive firewall, and custom rules.

Features
  • Inbound filtering
  • Inbound logging
  • Outbound filtering
  • Outbound logging
  • Expanded PF config
  • 7 pre-defined presets
  • Wizard
  • Ports management
  • Bandwidth management
  • Interfaces management
  • Custom presets
  • Apps interactions
  • Country groups
  • Port knocking
  • Adaptive firewall
  • Advanced filtering
  • Custom rules
  • Proactivity
  • Realtime PF browser


Version 1.4.17:
  • Minor bug fixes


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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What is Google doing with smart unlock? Trusted places suddenly missing after being unreliable.

Android - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:23

So, a few weeks ago I started having problems with smart unlock. Trusted places got increasingly unreliable. There are numerous posts about this, also on the Google forums. Eventually the thing got worse, and now the option is completely missing. I'm not the only one having this issue. A few examples of people having problems or missing the option all together:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/SuX3qeH4RfY https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/qw3adoEMAr4 https://forums.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl/889491-smart-locks-trusted-location-option-gone.html

No idea what is going on here, but hey, if the option is gone than it can't be unreliable too right. It's a shame though, as it's a nice feature to have on a device without a fingerprint scanner.

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HTC U12+: Like a Pixel without the pratfalls, or eye-watering price tag

The Register - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:12
Google may have gobbled its talent but, yes, it's clinging on

Hands On It may be news to you that HTC is still with us, but the fact it's here is good news for phone buyers. HTC's only flagship smartphone of 2018 looks like a sensibly priced alternative to the Pixel and Galaxy, without the eccentricities and flaws of the Huawei P20 Pro.…

Automatic I2C Address Allocation For Daisy-Chained Sensors

Hack a Day - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:00

Many readers will be familiar with interfacing I2C peripherals. A serial line joins a string of individual I2C devices, and each of the devices has its own address on that line. In most cases when connecting a single device or multiple different ones there is no problem in ensuring that they have different addresses.

What happens though when multiple identical devices share an I2C bus? This was the problem facing [Sam Evans] at Mindtribe, and his solution is both elegant and simple. The temperature sensors he was using across multiple identical boards have three pins upon which can be set a binary address, and his challenge was to differentiate between them without the manufacturing overhead of a set of DIP switches, jumpers, or individual pull-up resistors. Through a clever combination of sense lines between the boards he was able to create a system in which the address would be set depending upon whether the board had a neighbour on one side, the other, or both. A particularly clever hack allows two side-by-side boards that have two neighbours to alternate their least significant bit, allowing four identical boards each with two sensors to be daisy-chained for a total of eight sensors with automatic address allocation.

We aren’t told what the product was in this case, however it’s irrelevant. This is a hardware hack in its purest sense, one of those which readers will take note of and remember when it is their turn to deal with a well-populated I2C bus. Of course, if this method doesn’t appeal, you can always try an LTC4316.

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