Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:20
Routine file about accused crim suddenly mentions WikiLeaker's name

An apparent cut-and-paste error has revealed that American prosecutors may have already filed criminal charges against cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange.…

News: Daily Deal: CASA Hub + PeAk USB Adapter Bundle

iLounge - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:00

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the CASA Hub + PeAk USB Adapter Bundle for only $39.99 — that’s 22% off the regular price. This kit will cover all of your power adapter and data transmission need, no matter how you like to store and transfer your data. The CASA Hub PDC501 is equipped with a USB Type-C adapter for the new MacBook Pro and other laptops, as well as two standard USB ports, a microSD and an SD card slot, making it…
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BlackBerry absorbs Operation Cleaver beaver Cylance into threat detection unit

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:47
$1.4bn match made in heaven

BlackBerry has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending over half of its cash pile to bolster its threat detection unit.…

'Unjustifiably excessive': Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:14
Gangs Matrix led to 'multiple and serious' breaches of data protection rules, says watchdog

London cops have broken data protection rules by using a controversial database that ranks people's likelihood of gang-related violence but fails to distinguish between victims and perps, and low and high-risk people.…

Dell melts in face of investor dissent, ups offer for Class V stock

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:35
Guess what happens? Stockholders thaw to idea of cashing in

Dell Technologies has upped the buy price for Class V stock to win support from shareholders that threatened to block the proposed transaction and hinder the company’s return to the US stock market.…

Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:04
First UK conviction for reckless UAV flying

A Russian-speaking man from Cambridgeshire has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of illegally flying a drone beneath a police helicopter during a search operation.…

EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:20
EE: We're sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that's... unjustified and disproportionate!

The UK's comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts before they were due to expire.…

OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:50
Not the best at anything, but a solid, great value performer

Review What if Huawei used OnePlus's Oxygen UI, I found myself musing recently. Wouldn't it be the perfect package? Huawei's amazing RF performance, and bleeding-edge tech, with a UI that didn't actually suck?…

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:20
Swipe – open toilet door – and swipe again

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Work out loud," my prospective new employer tells me, adding that "we are a team, not a family". Sister Sledge need not apply.…

128-layer flash flood to come roaring down the Yangtze in 2020 – report

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:50
Chinese fabber YMTC has cunning tech catch-up plan

China's Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) aims to leapfrog 96-layer NAND and move straight to the production of 128-layer flash in 2020, according to a report.…

Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:19
Says company that sells switching services

Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

How to check if the user has an Apple Watch paired with his iPhone? (Want to prompt Watch users only, to install the watch app)

iOS Programming - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:45

Am creating an iPhone app with an accompanying Watch app. If the user has a paired Watch, but has not yet installed the watch app, I want to prompt the user that "this (iPhone) app also has an accompanying app, and please install the watch app for added convenience". How can I check if the user has a Watch?

I know how to check if the app is already installed, but if it is not, I would like to prompt only to Watch users about installing the Watch app and show nothing about this to non-Watch users.

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Bright spark dev irons out light interference

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:01
Dusts off unused 'paperweights' to save data entry program

On Call Dust yourselves off, dear readers, it’s Friday once more and time for On Call, our weekly column of reader’s technical triumphs.…

How do I automate this release workflow?

iOS Programming - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 02:49

I have a base url defined in a swift struct like this:

public struct MyConstants{ static let WEBURL = "" //static let WEBURL = "" //static let WEBURL = "" }

Whenever I need to release a new build, I have to archive the app 3 times with 3 different urls manually. After archiving 3 builds, I have to distribute 3 archives with ad-hoc distribution to 3 different folders.

My question is how can I make this easier or even automate?

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If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:56
Six weeks after first release f build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right

The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous, after Redmond pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.…

tvOS Simulator restarting bug in Xcode 10.1?

iOS Programming - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:54

Hey all. I've been updating an older, more neglected app of mine, and I've finished the iOS updates and am now testing it on tvOS to make sure it all works well and update tvOS specific code where needed, but I'm having a weird issue with the simulator. It keeps repeatedly rebooting, going to the black screen with the spinner on it. Even with no apps installed or running on it, it still does this. I don't even have to touch it, I can just see it restarting over and over in the background. As a result, this makes developing for Apple TV a pain in the ass, as I don't have easy access to my physical Apple TV right now.

The iOS simulator has no such issue, and all simulators over there work fine, across multiple iOS versions. It's only tvOS simulators, on all tvOS versions, across the 4K and regular 4th gen.

What I've tried:

  • Reboot my Mac
  • Restart the Simulator
  • Erasing all content and settings on the Simulator
  • Clearing derived data, and all that stuff

Anyone else having this issue, and does anyone have a fix? It's driving me mad. I just want to make sure my app works right quick before trying it on my real Apple TV this weekend 😢

Edit: The system log only reveals this:

( Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.

No errors before this, and after this it's only typical tvOS boot stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Assertiond isn't loading but I have no idea why.

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Sorry, but NASA says Mars signal wasn't Opportunity knocking

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:26
Mislabelled signal raised rover fans' hopes, just for a while

Space-fans pricked up their Twitter-ears today, when just for a few minutes it looked like the little lost rover Opportunity had woken up.…

Live financial data using Yahoo Finance or Quandl API

iOS Programming - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:48

I recently started working on an app that takes the prices of some stocks/indices, but I am completely at a loss as to how to get the JSON file form the api link. I feel like I can figure out how to parse a JSON file into a readable format later, so I am trying to focus on how I can get the JSON file itself.

This is the link that Quandl provides in their documentation:\_key=yourapikey

This video was the closest to what I wanted, but when I try and use the code in the video directly I get all kinds of errors. The code that the video uses is this:

URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: NSURL(string: temp_url) as! URL) {

data, responce, error in



I tried to fix them but after finally being able to compile the console gave me this:

libMobileGestalt MobileGestalt.c:890: MGIsDeviceOneOfType is not supported on this platform.

How can I fix this problem, or is there a better way to get access to the JSON file? I have looked all over for tutorials on how to do this sort of thing, but most of them seem to either be outdated or incomplete.

Any help would be appreciated.

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MIT to Oz: Crypto-busting laws risk banning security tests

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:17
I see the red team and I want it painted black

Australia's government's crypto-busting legislation risks blocking security research, a leading Internet policy boffin has warned.…