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TunnelBear 3.7.2 - Subscription-based private Internet browsing.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features
  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $119.88/year

See the pricing page for full details.



Version 3.7.2:
  • Fixed a bug where buttons lost their text in Mojave
  • 5% more bears


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Dash 4.5.1 - Instant search and offline access to any API documentation.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features
  • Documentation Browser
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java EE, JavaFX, JavaScript, Joomla, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Knockout.js, Kobold2D, Laravel, LaTeX, Less, Lo-Dash, Lua, Marionette.js, Meteor, MomentJS, MongoDB, Mongoose, Mono, MooTools, MySQL, Nginx, Node.js, NumPy, OCaml, OpenCV, OpenGL, Perl, PhoneGap, PHP, PHPUnit, Play Framework, Polymer.dart, PostgreSQL, Processing.org, Prototype, Puppet, Python, Qt, R, Redis, RequireJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Rust, Sass, SaltStack, Scala, SciPy, Sencha Touch, Sinon, Smarty, Sparrow, Spring Framework, SproutCore, SQLAlchemy, SQLite, Statamic, Stylus, SVG, Symfony, Tcl, Tornado, Twig, Twisted, TYPO3, Underscore.js, Unity 3D, Vagrant, Vim, VMware vSphere, WordPress, Xamarin, Xojo, XSLT, XUL, Yii, YUI, Zend Framework, Zepto.js.
    • Supports docsets generated using popular tools like Appledoc and Doxygen.
    • Methods are conveniently shown in a special table of contents.
    • Highlighted in-page search.
    • Save bookmarks of your most used documentation pages.
    • Create search profiles to easily switch between docsets.
    • Easily search specific docsets by defining keyword filters (e.g., start your query with "python:" to search only the Python documentation).
    • Integration plugins for: Xcode, Alfred, Quicksilver, LaunchBar, PopClip, AppCode, Sublime Text, Emacs, Vim, TextMate, Eclipse, Terminal, AppleScript.
    • Easily integrate with any other application using the "dash://" URL scheme or the "Look up in Dash" system service.
    • Fuzzy search. Don't let misspellings get in your way.
    • Built for speed. Searching is almost instant.
  • Snippet Manager
    • Collect snippets of code that you reuse often.
    • Sync by saving your library in Dropbox.
    • Over 80 syntaxes for code highlighting.
    • Variable placeholders can be edited before pasting.
    • Abbreviations are expanded wherever you type them.
  • Special Snippet Placeholders
    • @clipboard expands into the contents of the clipboard.
    • @cursor repositions the cursor after expansion.
    • @date expands into the current date.
    • time expands into the current time.
  • Other Features
    • Retina-ready.
    • Multi-touch gestures.
    • Menu item or dock application, always one keyboard shortcut away.
    • Users that want to use Dash only as a snippet manager or documentation browser, can do so.


Version 4.5.1:
  • Fixed all remaining macOS Mojave bugs
  • Added support for Timing


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Tower 3.1.2 - Version control with Git made easy.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features
  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, Beanstalk, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server and Rhodecode integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • Support for full-screen and Retina displays
  • Many powerful drag-and-drop features include merge, rebase, push /pull to/from remote, apply stash, create new branch, etc.


Version 3.1.2:
  • New features, improvements, and fixes.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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Printopia 3.0.12 - Share Mac printers with iOS devices.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as an office of classroom. Industry standard encryption protects your print jobs between your iOS device and your Mac.
  • Save Paper With A Printopia Virtual Printer - Printopia adds a "Send To Mac" printer to your network. This virtual printing option will save a PDF or JPG file directly to your Mac. No need to waste paper next time you need to print a confirmation page.
  • Print To Your Mac's Dropbox Folder - Dropbox.com users can print PDF and JPG files directly to the Mac's Dropbox folder. Dropbox will take care of syncing your printouts for access anywhere you go.


Version 3.0.12:

Note: If you purchased Printopia on or after October 1, 2016, you are eligible to upgrade to Printopia 3 for free. If you purchased Printopia prior to October 1, 2016, you are eligible to upgrade to Printopia 3 for just $9 through January 31, 2018. To upgrade your license, go here.

  • Added general macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and iOS 12 support.
  • Added Mojave dark mode support.
  • Added TLS 1.3 support.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


  • OS X 10.7 or later


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OpenEmu 2.0.7 - Open Source game-emulation app (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.

Features
  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:
    • PlayStation Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4
    • Wiimote and Wii U Pro
    • Xbox 360 and 3rd party (driver required)
    • Sega Saturn USB
    • PS3 Neo Geo Pad USB
    • Logitech series (Dual Action, Rumblepad 2, Gamepad F310/F510/F710)
    • Gravis GamePad Pro
    • Retrolink SNES and N64
    • RetroUSB SNES RetroPort and RetroPad
    • Retrode (SNES)
  • Cores - OpenEmu is modular, and thanks to the work of other great open source projects, it can emulate a wide variety of video game systems (we call them 'cores'). Currently, the following open source emulation projects are used to power OpenEmu:
    • CrabEmu
    • DeSmuME
    • FCEU
    • Gambatte
    • Genesis Plus GX
    • Higan
    • Mednafen
    • NeoPop
    • Nestopia
    • Picodrive
    • Snes9x
    • TwoMbit
    • VisualBoyAdvance


Version 2.0.7:
  • Initial macOS 10.14 Mojave support. Users that updated to Mojave before updating OpenEmu will need to manually download the update from openemu.org
  • Added support for mapping controls with Touch Bar buttons.
  • Added Step Frame Forward and Step Frame Backward special keys in Controls preferences.
  • Added Fast Forward and Rewind notifications.
  • Added "Show in Finder" menu item in Save States and Screenshots collections.
  • Improved the Import Issue Resolver with a new modal UI.
  • Improved using controls for digital buttons mapped onto an analog stick.
  • Fixed audio becoming slightly out of sync after fast forwarding gameplay.
  • Fixed audio glitches for PSP games.
  • Fixed leftover window after quitting gameplay in a fullscreen popout window.
  • Fixed empty windows in Mission Control after quitting gameplay.
  • Fixed HUD bar remaining visible after closing popout window.
  • Fixed games not sorting by "Last Played" in List View.
  • Fixed case where bad/incomplete PSP game ISOs could be allowed to import.
  • Fixed various UI issues in the Homebrew collection.
  • Fixed a crash from mapping non-standard keys on external keyboards.
  • Fixed a crash when a button profile for a previously mapped controller changed.
  • Fixed a rare crash when deleting a game from a collection.
  • Fixed a rare case where a ROM hack might not import.
  • Fixed the appearance of localized text in various UI.
  • Updated localizations.
  • Updated Sparkle and XADMaster frameworks.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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Typinator 7.7 - Speedy and reliable text expansion solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.
We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-Friendly Features
  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text expansions function in all of your OS X and macOS apps with lightning-fast precision.

Caution: Please note that older versions of Typinator may not work correctly on Mojave (10.14).
If you have already upgraded to Mojave or plan to upgrade soon, we therefore strongly recommend that you upgrade Typinator to version 7.7.



Version 7.7:
  • Compatible with macOS Mojave
  • Support for Mojave's dark mode
  • Improved recovery from certain low-level problems
  • Typinator now supports the Qingg (清歌输入法) input method for Chinese
  • Improved display of invisible characters in the expansion field, especially with embedded pictures and tall fonts
  • Clarified warning in the German version of the built-in installer
  • Improved hotkey field implementation avoids issues when the window loses focus and is prepared for Mojave
  • Improved graphical representation of many user interface items
  • All internal URLs to the Ergonis server now use secure https connections
  • Reduced network traffic when checking for new versions
  • When Typinator does not have the required accessibility permissions, the explanation window now contains a button to open System Preferences
  • New versions of all included subscription sets
  • New version of the included ExternalIP script
  • Works around an expansion problem that could crash Pro Tools
  • Works around an inconvenience on Mojave, where the system asks once for each target application whether Typinator should be allowed to "control the application"
  • Fixed a problem with "stuck keys" in input fields
  • Fixed an issue with truncated messages in the Typinator window on Mojave
  • Fixed a problem on Mojave, where the position of the top/bottom splitter in the Typinator window was not correctly updated
  • Works around a problem with HTML expansions, which could crash Typinator
  • Fixed dimmed display of the Typinator icon in the About window
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the color representation of abbreviation preFixed and sufFixed in the "New Item" window
  • Fixed a potential crash with keystrokes generated by expansions
  • Improved memory handling in input forms avoids potential memory leaks
  • Fixed cut-off pop-ups in form windows in case of extremely long text in an alternative
  • Works around blurred content of input fields in the form window on non-Retina displays
  • Fixed a problem where the progress window could not be dismissed when the update to a newer version failed


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.1 - Anonymize Web browsing and more.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version.

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law-enforcement officers, activists, and many others.



Version 8.0.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Smultron 11 - Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Smultron 11 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts of texts.You can use Smultron to write everything from a web page, a script, a to do list, a novel to a whole app. Smultron is designed for both beginners and experts. It is a joy to use and it has all the text tools one needs. And everyone can use it because it is translated into many languages and has full support for accessibility.



Version 11:
  • Unified one window design - see all documents in the sidebar
  • Columns - sort, rearrange and delete tabular data
  • Language - see what words are nouns and verbs and so on (not for all languages and only in 10.14)
  • Focus - concentrate on the text without distractions
  • Improved dark mode (dark mode only available in 10.14)
  • Split window
  • Faster
  • Improved advanced find, hex view and syntax coloring
  • New syntax support: Crystal, Quanty, Rebol
  • Many other small improvements and fixes


  • macOS 10.13 or later


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KeyCue 9.1 - Displays all menu shortcut commands.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred triggers, and you are ready to use KeyCue for quickly showing a table of your URLs and invoking them with a single click. The mechanism has been designed in a flexible way to support further extensions in the future. So the URL collection is just the beginning of other actions that will be included in future versions of KeyCue.

  • See. View available keyboard shortcuts based on application by pressing the Command key.
  • Do. Simply type out the desired shortcut upon finding the appropriate action.
  • Learn. Develop into an efficient power user by remembering repeated shortcuts or discovering previously unknown actions.


Version 9.1:
  • Compatible with macOS Mojave
  • Support for Emoji 11.0
  • Descriptions of Emoji characters include the category (such as "Person", "Time", or "Food")
  • The Emoji category can be used as search term
  • Support for Mojave's dark mode
  • The folder contents view now contains an item for showing the folder in the Finder
  • Clarified warning in the German version of the built-in installer
  • Improved positioning of emoji characters in the table
  • All internal URLs to the Ergonis server now use secure https connections
  • Reduced network traffic when checking for new versions
  • No longer shows incorrect "omitted" messages for views that do not contain any shortcuts
  • Fixes a problem that caused misplaced emoji symbols with incorrect spacing for some users.
  • Works around a problem where KeyCue could not collect shortcuts from TheBrain under certain circumstances
  • The folder view is now truncated if if contains too many items (which could lock up KeyCue)
  • Works around an issue in Mojave that could result in missing table updates
  • Fixes an issue that prevented KeyCue from quitting in certain circumstances
  • Fixes an issue where custom shortcuts without key descriptions were displayed as modifier key combinations
  • Fixes a potential memory leak with certain custom themes
  • Fixes a problem where the progress window could not be dismissed after a failed download
  • See the product page for further details


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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Simon 4.3 - $59.00

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes.

Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest.

Keep a watchful eye on your favorite sites
  • Monitor any site. Want to receive an alert when a favorite blog has been updated? Or monitor activity on your personal page? If it's on the Web, Simon can watch it for you.
  • Enjoy flexible alert options. Find out about page changes via alarms, emails, or speech. Whether you're at work or at home, Simon has an alert option to match your level of urgency.
  • Get support for multiple services. DNS, FTP, IMAP, MySQL, Twitter, SMTP. Simon has built-in support for almost any service you can imagine.


Version 4.3:
  • Mojave dark mode and compatibility
  • Added the ability to follow or not follow a meta refresh for each test
  • Several improvements to the pause and auto-pause functions
  • A number of refinements of services and filters
  • Updated the default data
  • Plus many other improvements


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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PopChar 8.4 - Floating window shows available font characters.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


PopChar helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters.

Features
  • Expanded accessibility - Your Mac includes over 700 fonts, each of which contains thousands of characters -- Why not make them as accessible as possible? PopChar makes it happen.
  • Interface advantages - PopChar displays easy-to-analyze tables of characters, giving you an ultra-convenient interface. You can't access most of these characters from your keyboard -- PopChar puts them within your reach.
  • Liberating compatibility - No matter what app you are using, PopChar brings snappy simplicity to all font-related tasks. Whether you're working with a word processor or a Web browser, PopChar integrates seamlessly.
  • Smarter searching - PopChar's seasoned search capabilities will help you find what you are looking for, whether you need to search for a character by name, identify fonts that contain specific characters, or explore the entire character set of a font.


Version 8.4:
  • Compatible with macOS Mojave
  • Support for Unicode 11.0, including the new Emoji 11 characters
  • New built-in layout for Emojis 11.0
  • Support for Mojave's dark mode
  • PopChar now remembers the selected font collection across restarts
  • The shape finder button is now hidden when it makes no sense in the current mode
  • The group button is now located next to the shape finder button (instead of the top part of the scrollbar)
  • Clarified warning in the German version of the built-in installer
  • Improved hotkey field implementation avoids issues when the window loses focus and is prepared for Mojave
  • Small changes that improve visibility of certain icons
  • All internal URLs to the Ergonis server now use secure https connections
  • Reduced network traffic when checking for new versions
  • Fixes a drawing problem with extremely slow response on Mojave
  • Fixes a cosmetic problem with a partially cut off button in the Preview/Sample views
  • Fixes a text artifact that appeared on top of the formatted insertion mode button on Mojave
  • Fixes cosmetic issues with cut-off icons and buttons
  • Fixes the first-time hint in the German version, where the text was truncated
  • Fixes a potential crash when the PopChar window was moved offscreen
  • Fixes strange jumps while moving the PopChar window
  • Fixes a problem where the progress window could not be dismissed when the update to a newer version failed
  • See the product page for further details


  • OS X 10.6 or later


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PCalc 4.6 - Full-featured scientific calculator.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit conversions.

Includes a Notification Center widget, and support for Handoff with the iOS 8 version.



Version 4.6:
  • Full support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, including dark mode
  • You can now choose separate themes for both dark and light mode
  • Made "Dark Night" the default dark theme, and now use it on the widget in dark mode
  • Improvements to copy and paste, and drag and drop
  • Fixed a problem with VoiceOver and the Deg/Rad/Grad button
  • Fixed a problem with Engineering display mode sometimes being used instead of Scientific


  • OS X 10.8 or later


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Adobe Acrobat Reader 18.011.20063 - View PDF documents.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:59


Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web, you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.



Version 18.011.20063:

Note: For the Adobe Reader DC Classic Track update, see Related Links.

  • This patch fixes specific security issues.


  • OS X 10.4.11 or later


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Dead retailer's 'customer data' turns up on seized kit, unencrypted and very much for sale

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:13
Infosec bod claims he glimpsed sensitive personal info left on unwiped servers

Servers that once belonged to defunct Canadian gadget retailer NCIX turned up on the second-hand market without being wiped – and their customer data sold overseas – it is claimed.…

"Allow Phone Access" in WebView will not stay checked

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:07

https://i.imgur.com/6HEHOda.jpg

Whenever I check "Allow Phone Access" and then back out of the screen, it un-checks itself. I have a stock T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 on Android 8.1. Any ideas?

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Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:01
Mediocre malware operator 'fesses up to DC infection

A Romanian woman has admitted running a ransomware operation from infected Washington DC's CCTV systems just days before President Trump was sworn into office in the US capital.…

One Man’s Journey To Becoming His Own ISP

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:00

America is a BIG country. There are pockets all across the land where broadband Internet is slow-to-nonexistent, and many individuals are left with wireless cell service as their only means of internet connection. This is the situation [Brandt Kuykendall] found himself in upon moving his family to Dillon Beach, CA. So he started up his own fiber ISP. (YouTube, embedded below.)

“Cell phone service was really our only option, but that proved to be extremely expensive. My wife came home with the bill (of) $707, and that was the last straw.”

Despite being a mere two hours from the technological hub of San Francisco [Brandt] found himself dissatisfied with the level of service he was receiving from his provider. However, instead shredding his current contract altogether he decided to go directly to the source. He tracked down the location of the AT&T cell tower in his area and made every call he could in order to find out who was in charge of “opening up the taps”. Months of negotiation between AT&T and [Brandt] ensued and eventually resulted in a fiber line being installed directly into his garage.

The story didn’t stop there, because [Brandt] took it upon himself to spread the wealth by providing his neighbors with Wi-Fi access to the fiber optic line in exchange for a small monthly fee. Employing the use of industrial-grade small cell transmitters he essentially created a point-to-point network along his neighbors’ roofs. [Brandt’s] garage serves as the network monitoring hub enabling him to diagnose any traffic issues. What began as one man seeking decent internet speeds burgeoned into a journey to becoming his own ISP which now serves over 100 other residents of the Dillon Beach area.

[Via CBS San Francisco]

Samsung releases a new Good Lock Module, MultiStar. Can force any application to splitscreen and keep both windows active. (ie: netflix in splitscreen, or play 2 games at the same time).

Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:45

https://i.imgur.com/ivR0Ptj.jpg https://i.imgur.com/usmNZik.jpg

As google is actively making it harder to use split screen in pie, samsung is making it more robust and powerful. This is the first time i've ever seen and OEM allowing users to experiment with forcing any app to splitscreen, even the ones that don't support it. (I know this can be turned on in dev options!)

The most interesting part is being able to have both windows active, which I'm sure people here that been playing with native splitscreen since nougat have encountered plenty of apps that pause when its not the main window... kinda killing the point. Anyways, I don't think there is a non root way to enable this before, but this does open up new opportunities for power users. You can play 2 games at the same time. Or have a game open and a guide open.

You can finally get netflix to work in splitscreen! Was so weird that netflix could support pip, but not splitscreen.

And this is samsung, so all these apps can also work in the floating windows too.

The question would always be, does most ppl really need all this options? Not really, but it sure is nice to have when you have a phone with a large ass screen, flagship processor, and up to 8gb ram.

Sadly it seems like this app needs api 27 (oreo 8.1) so for now, only note 9 and maybe the tab 4 would work. Not sure if samsung is planning on updating older phones to 8.1, or skipping directly to 9.

Some games can also get kinda buggy when force splitscreen, but that's expected. ymmv.

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