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Year-old vuln turns Jenkins servers into Monero mining slaves

The Register - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:58
The hip world of continuous integration meets the dark world of crypto-jacking

Here's a salutary reminder why it pays to patch promptly: a Jenkins bug patched last year became the vector for a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency mining hijack.…

Microsoft ends notifications for Win-Phone 7.5 and 8.0

The Register - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:45
Sorry to spoil the fun both of our readers still running them, but support's ended too

Microsoft's all-but-euthanized Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0.…

Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:35
Sony definitely isn't the first name you think of when you're looking for a ride, but that might change soon in its native Japan. Nikkei has learned that the tech heavyweight is leading an alliance of taxi companies (Checker Cab, Daiwa Motor Transpo...
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When did App Store review times get so speedy?

iOS Programming - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:07

I just submitted an update for my game and within 30 minutes it was in review and ready for sale. Like props to Apple that's insane.

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Chrome cleans up messy URLs when you share from your phone

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:22
Google keeps making the web easier to use with its Chrome browser, from filtering ads on the desktop to getting rid of pop-ups and redirects on Android. The company just made sharing messy URLs nicer, too, thanks to the latest version of Chrome on mo...
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Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

The Register - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:12
Oh great - because Google's explained how to make Edge run dodgy code

Google has again decided to disclose a flaw in Microsoft software before the latter company could deliver a fix. Indeed, Microsoft has struggled to fix this problem.…

Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:38
Amazon's latest Prime Video production won't just rely on star power to reel you in -- it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France's Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance of pioneerin...
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PSVR's rodent adventure 'Moss' arrives February 27th

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:58
PlayStation VR's adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you'll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation 4. When it debuted at E3 last year, developer Polyarc (made...
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Snapchat is selling more than just crappy merch

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:29
Weeks ago, Snap opened up an in-app Snapchat store to sell merch, which appeared to be an attempt to open up a new revenue stream. But it looks like it will offer more than just dancing hot dogs. During yesterday's NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles, S...
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Air Hogs' Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:01
Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn't stopped Spi...
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Apple updates all of its operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:46
It took a few days, but Apple already has a fix out for a bug that caused crashes on each of its platforms. The company pushed new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS to fix the issue, which was caused when someone pasted in or received a single India...
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Apple iOS 11.2.6 - The latest version of Apple's mobile OS.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:39

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

Version 11.2.6:
  • Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash
  • Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories

  • iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

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Missive 5.7.0 - Streamlined email service.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:27

Missive brings a sleek and more streamlined email collaboration process. With native notifications, unseen Dock badges, and a clean UI, you can now close that browser tab and ditch your old email app for good (psst, make sure to set Missive as your default email client in the settings).

Note: Pricing options can be viewed here.

Version 5.7.0:
  • New: Teams.
  • New: Office 365 shared mailbox support
  • Improved: Coworkers autocomplete when @mentioning
  • Fixed: Merging duplicated conversations
  • Fixed: Searching canned responses with Cyrillic characters
  • Fixed: Removing task from comments
  • Fixed: Sub-mailboxes not being sorted by description anymore

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Apple’s Upcoming Handover of Chinese iCloud Data to a State-Owned Company

Daring Fireball - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:22

Lo Shih-hung, writing for The Hong Kong Free Press:

The US-based global tech giant Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation called Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) by February 28, 2018. When this transition happens, the local company will become responsible for handling the legal and financial relationship between Apple and China’s iCloud users. After the transition takes place, the role of Apple will restricted to an investment of US one billion dollars, for the construction of a data center in Guiyang, and for providing technical support to the center, in the interest of preserving data security. […]

Apple Inc. has not explained the real issue, which is that a state-owned big data company controlled by the Chinese government will have access to all the data of its iCloud service users in China. This will allow the capricious state apparatus to jump into the cloud and look into the data of Apple’s Chinese users.

I wish that Apple would provide a definitive list of all types of data that goes through iCloud, showing what is end-to-end encrypted (iMessage and FaceTime?) and what is not. This whole situations reeks to high hell, but I don’t know what Apple could do other than pull out of the Chinese market entirely.

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Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and hoverboard

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:15
As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine all of those things into its new Turbo Jetts e-skates: It...
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Garmin VIRB Edit 5.3.0 - Combine video footage from your VIRB action camera with GPS and other data.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:12

VIRB Edit combines your video footage with GPS and other data from either the VIRB Elite Action Camera or a compatible Garmin device. The result is a rich video experience that you can easily share and post online.

  • Add gauges and graphs to your video to show speed, elevation, heart rate, g-force, lap times and more.
  • Add text and titles to your video
  • Trim, reorder and stitch clips together.
  • Associate your GPS data with your video.
  • Adjust the volume and speed of individual clips.
  • Add music to your video.
  • Publish directly to YouTube or Facebook or export to your computer for easy online sharing.

Version 5.3.0:
  • Added software video pipeline for 5k and 5.7k UHD video support
  • Fixed an issue causing some trimmed clips to fail to export
  • Fixed a crash related to moving the viewport of a hyperframe project

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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WireframeSketcher 5.0.2 - Create prototype desktop, Web, and mobile apps.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:09

WireframeSketcher (was WireframeSketcher Studio) is a wireframing tool that helps designers, developers, and product managers quickly create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for desktop, Web, and mobile applications. It's a desktop app and a plug-in for any Eclipse IDE.

Version 5.0.2:
  • Fixed the use of auto-size when overriding properties in components

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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piQtility 5.1.0 - $19.99

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:59

piQtility, a clever image viewer/editor with a collection of tools every user needs from time to time.

  • Picture viewer: slideshow; easy sorting; easy sharing to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Photos, Mail; full screen support
  • Rename files: not just a simple file renamer, check it out
  • Watermark (text, image)
  • Convert files: supported file type: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF
  • Sort pictures, also batch functionality
  • Create HTML picture galleries
  • Resize, crop pictures
  • Frame photos
  • Convert to color profiles
  • Add tint
  • Create duo tones
  • Duo tone effect
  • Multiple foto filters, such as: sepia, chrome, vintage...
  • Extended ZIP functionality
  • Add rounded corners to pictures
  • Add a custom background color
  • Add a border with a thickness of your choice
  • Automatic extraction of faces from pictures and stored in seperate files.

Version 5.1.0: New photo filters, effects:
  • Fabric
  • Fabric 2
  • Fabric 3
  • Dotty
  • Dotty B&W
  • Stroke
  • Stroke B&W
  • With numerous adjustable properties.
Color pipet: Introduction of the color pipet, to give you more color control and increase your creativity.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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