Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Firefox 59.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.

Version 59.0.1:
  • Various security fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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QuickBooks R27 - Financial management and accounting for small businesses.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.

Version R27:

Note: Currently available for $10.

  • Backup
  • Budgets
  • Closing Dates
  • Email Send
  • List management
  • Merchant Services
  • Online Banking
  • Preferences
  • Search
  • Snapshot
  • Stability
  • Time Tracking

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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MacFamilyTree 8.3.4 - Create and explore your family tree.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface
  • the new Interactive Family Tree: Lets you navigate your entire family tree, view all persons and families, and add persons directly
  • FamilySearch: Doing extensive research has never been more convenient - access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of person and family records from the comfort your home.
  • Genealogical research developed specifically for OS X in order to harness cutting-edge Apple technologies for optimized application performance

Version 8.3.4:

Note: Currently available for $29.99.

Much Improved Interactive Tree:

  • Support added for Metal 2 when running in macOS 10.13 High Sierra for incredible smooth animations and less energy consumption
  • Much improved text rendering when running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improved visualization of family connections, persons and images
  • Much improved performance when using Family Search in the Interactive Tree
  • Improved indicators when further persons are present
  • Sidebar can be hidden when browsing the Interactive Tree
  • Print the Interactive Tree
  • Configurable Family Connections: Highlight blood relationships and adopted relationships
  • Improved generation separators: Quickly discover which persons are related
  • Improved control over shadows and lighting
  • Improved navigation and zoom
New Database Merge:

  • Merge GEDCOM files and MacFamilyTree files to your current family tree
  • Detects persons, families, sources and places present in both files in order to avoid duplicates
  • Decide on a entry-by-entry case which information to preserve
New Duplicate Detection:

  • Search for duplicate persons, families, places or sources in your family tree
  • When duplicate entries are found, merge these entries while preserving family connections
New Timeline:

  • Completely redeveloped Timeline
  • Choose between 6 graphical styles
  • Group timeline entries to create separate sections by last name or birth place
  • Display historical events, like World War II, directly on the timeline
  • Configurable fonts
  • Configurable events: Choose which person and family events should be displayed in the timeline
  • Timeline can be configured to be displayed as a top to bottom chart or left to right chart
Other Improvements:

  • Performance of all charts & diagrams vastly improved
  • Performance across the app improved, especially when using macOS 10.13 High Sierra or iOS 11
  • Find and reveal specific persons in larger charts
  • Smart Filters improved with more search options
  • Improved places import from GEDCOM files
  • Improved display of married names
  • Improved plausibility warnings
  • Countless number of smaller improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Opera 51.0.2830.62 - High-performance Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.

Version 51.0.2830.62:
  • Revert DNA-66595 [Mac][TouchBar] “Open new tab” slow when a text field is focused

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 22.1.0 - Professional vector graphics tool for Web and print.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Illustrator CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Illustrator customer).

Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 is the industry standard vector-drawing environment for designing across media. Express your creative vision with shapes, color, effects, and typography. Work with speed and stability on large, complex files, and move designs efficiently among Adobe's creative applications.

Version 22.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

  • See on-screen controls clearly:
    • You can now increase the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes making them even easier
    to work with.
  • Merge data using CSV files:
    • It’s easier than ever to merge data in the Variables Panel now that you can use CSV or XML files.
  • Import multiple page PDFs:
    • Save time when you import all the pages of a PDF all at once. You can choose a page range or select individual pages.
  • Dropbox Smart Sync improvements:
    • Now you can browse your Dropbox files without inadvertently downloading them.

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • To use the GPU performance features: Your Mac should have a minimum of 512 MB VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.

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Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - Professional print and digital publishing solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

InDesign CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer).

Adobe InDesign CC 2018 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.

  • Object is scaled incorrectly if stroke weight is not adjusted while scaling.
  • Paragraph Border and Shading settings are applied incorrectly, if the paragraph contains TCY.
  • InDesign does not preserve pageitem order inside layers, when some pages are deleted from the document.
  • PDF Export from InDesign discards Overprint Fill set as 0 for graphics in the placed PDF files.
  • Wrong font style is selected on changing font when Font Preview is off.
  • Special character (?) is shown in the Story Editor window with table cells resulting in hiding of first character.
  • Tint field becomes blank on hot launch, tabbing through it makes it 0% resulting in shading/border not appearing.
  • Exporting to PNG or JPEG fails if the file name contains a forward slash (/).
  • Panels such as Pages, Layers, Swatches becomes distorted and scroll bar goes missing on high resolution displays.
  • Save, Save As, and Edit menu options are not available, while linking to some PDFs.
  • Ghost image of CC Lib is visible in the upper-left corner in Classic workspace in Windows 10.
  • Garbage character appears in the More Open Type dialog box when applied with SVG font Trajan Color.
  • AppleScript error while opening document in InDesignServer.
  • InDesign does not honor dismissal of "onClose" event in script UI dialog.
  • Text wrap is lost on opening IDML.
  • InDesign hangs while pasting content from word file having endnote.
  • InDesign crashes on opening a corrupted inx file.
  • No tags for .wmf and .pict file types.
  • Tint of Paragraph shading, imported from word, changes to default (20%).
  • Visual feedback missing in Layers panel for non-printing layers.
  • Smart guides to align-to-center are not shown while aligning or creating objects in a document in CCJK.
  • Tag for anchored text frame is missing.
  • Error in XML Import when XML file contains "whitespace handling" processing instruction.
  • InDesign hangs, if object style size property is used with libraries.
  • [Mac OS having APFS file system only]- Names of scripts in the Scripts panel are not sorted by text.
  • Endnote navigation in PDF is incorrect when sections are present in the InDesign document.
  • Anchored images are not exported when exported using the Articles panel.
  • Next anchored figure gets tagged instead of the actual anchored figure with effects applied.
  • Transparency effects with transformation fail while exporting to PDF.
  • Application does not rotate to portrait on MS Surface Book.
  • Fonts folder becomes empty when InDesign is updated from CC 2017.0 to CC 2017.1.
  • Text is rendered as bars/boxes in GPU Preview while zooming in.
  • Master page, built using existing master page, drops PTF.
  • Size option defined in Object Style does not work correctly for Anchored Objects.
  • Access Denied error while packaging a document to a network location.
  • Resources folder is not created while exporting to SWF.
  • Overset text is lost while copying it to another document.
  • Wrong alert message is shown for missing/modified links while creating a package.
  • Pixelated PDF is generated upon relinking missing links from packaging dialog.
  • File name text variable shows extension(.indd) in PDF when PDF is created via packaging.
  • "Alternating" in Row/Column Stroke of Table Options is localized incorrectly.
  • Links folder is not created when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • Document state remains unchanged even when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • The Reference Point icon is truncated in theTransform panel.
  • Horizontal scroll bar in pages panel does not show in few scenarios.
Stability fixes:
  • InDesign crashes while trying to change the font from the drop-down menu, immediately after performing undo operation for some deleted text.
  • InDesign crashes while working on a document, if the underlying link resource for a link is missing.
  • Inconsistent state of idml data causes it to crash on opening.
  • InDesign hangs while opening certain InDesign files through InDesign Book.
  • InDesign crashes while moving or anchoring images in some documents.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a file on a network location, such as NAS server.
  • Opening a file saved to ‘BOX’ results in consistent protective shutdown until network is restored.
  • InDesign does a protective shutdown on closing a document after editing it using Edit Original from the Links panel, if a modal dialog is about to pop up.
  • InDesign crashes/freezes while copy pasting a text frame, if the system has a keyboard shortcut application, such as Keyboard maestro.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a document containing a link located in one of the dual mounted drives.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting some indd documents to IDML.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting tagged PDF if the documents have improper indexes.
  • InDesign crashes while re-linking missing InCopy stories with ‘Show Threaded frames’ option turned on.
  • InDesign crashes while switching back to the original document after doing ‘Edit Original’ for a placed indd file in it.
  • InDesign crashes when text is copied from InDesign to other application.
  • InDesign crashes while moving an inline anchored object to another position in a specific scenario.
  • InDesign crashes while copy-pasting large table containing word files having endnotes.
  • InDesign crashes on drag-and-drop of custom data from CEP panels.
  • InDesign crashes on relinking a story while keeping the Notes panel open.

Note: For a list of new features see the new features summary here.

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 32-bit video card; supports Retina display
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

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NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:47
NASA announced this week that it's looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project and they are used to study Earth's climate and the...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:58
Late Friday night, Facebook has announced it's suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from its site. While you may not have heard of SCL, its political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica has made headlines in the last few years due to...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Filtering out only audio files

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:46

I am trying to only play music in my app. I have seen this SO post

However, video files are still playing in my music app (just as audio)

I thought that

let songs = query.items?.filter({ (item) -> Bool in return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1 })

in the following code would filter out just songs, but it does not.

func getAllSongs(completion: @escaping (_ songs: [MPMediaItem]?) -> Void) { MPMediaLibrary.requestAuthorization { (status) in if status == .authorized { let query = MPMediaQuery() let mediaTypeMusic = let audioFilter = MPMediaPropertyPredicate(value: mediaTypeMusic.rawValue, forProperty: MPMediaItemPropertyMediaType, comparisonType: MPMediaPredicateComparison.equalTo) query.addFilterPredicate(audioFilter) let songs = query.items?.filter({ (item) -> Bool in return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1 }) completion(songs) } else { completion(nil) } } }

Can anybody help me figure out what I am doing wrong.

I am trying to change the line

return item.mediaType.rawValue == 1


return item.mediaType.rawValue <= MPMediaType.anyAudio.rawValue

However I have few video files in a large amount of audio files so it is difficult to test quickly

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What is the significance of contributing to open source projects? Does it really make someone stand out more than personal projects? Why is it recommended to work on them so much?

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:36

My local Code for America chapter has an open source project that needs some help. I'm taking the opportunity since it's there, but I'm curious, why is it so widely recommended to contribute to an open source project? What does it allow you to stick out more? What do hiring managers see in that?

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Nip/Tug: Plastic surgeon accused of mid-surgery 'hardcore' smut binge

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:52
Come for the nose job, stay for the... denials of any wrongdoing

A Los Angeles plastic surgeon has been accused of watching porn videos on a screen while performing surgery.…

Standalone Oculus Go headset could debut at Facebook's F8 event

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:21
Last year Oculus teased its standalone "Go" VR headset saying it would go on sale for $199 early in 2018. Now Variety cites unnamed sources claiming that it will debut at Facebook's F8 conference May 1st. That should provide the kind of stage Zuckerb...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Oracle botherer Rimini Street brags of swelling fortunes – but hands tied on reinvesting cash

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:44
Biz left with fewer reps after limit on sales, marketing spend

Rimini Street, the third-party support thorn in Oracle's side, has reported increased revenue and operating profit in 2017 – but complained unspecified covenants have prevented it from investing in sales staff or marketing.…

Hiring swift developer (paid work, remote)

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:11

US-based app dev company is hiring and looking for an experienced Swift Developer.

RoR experience is a plus but not required.

  • Remote position.
  • Yes it's paid.
  • No equity as of right now, possibly in near future.

Current task on hand is to finish marketplace app project.

PM me giving examples of your work, brief background, and relevant experience.

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Android Oreo mic drop fury: Google ups tempo for Pixel mobe audio fix

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:08
Hardware flaws may be amplified by slapdash software, tuning out bug now a priority

Google has escalated the priority and severity rating of a bug that has been silencing microphones on its Pixel smartphones running Android 8.1, aka Oreo.…

Possible to make a seperate APK/App?

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:58

Hey guys. Let me tell you a quick story; my school blocked Fortnite off our Ipads. I was wondering if it was possible to download the APK and downloading it from cydia impactor. Will this work or is there another way I could use to install it without being blocked? Thanks.

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Karlie Kloss' coding camp covers more cities and languages this year

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:37
Kode with Klossy, Karlie Kloss' coding camp for girls, is expanding this year. Last year, the program offered 15 camps in 12 cities, but this summer, it's running 50 camps in 25 cities and will teach 1,000 young women between the ages of 13 and 18 ab...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Would a Mac Mini from 2009 be good enough?

iOS Programming - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:29

Found one for $100. I just want to start practicing creating IOS apps. Nothing big. Simple apps and 2d games as I'm learning plus ones I feel are good to go up in the app store. Yes I should practice on android first but for the price I thought it was a good deal. Thanks for any answers.

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Fortnite for iOS First Look: It's fun, but desktop players will eat you alive

MacCentral - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:48

It hasn’t even been a fortnight since we learned that Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games’ wildly popular multiplayer survival shooter, would be coming to iOS, and yet now it’s already on my iPhone and iPad, running far more smoothly than I’d expect from a freshly-minted beta. Only a comparatively small group of players currently have access, but what I’ve seen so far suggests that Epic wouldn’t have to do much to fling open the gates to the wider public. (You can sign up for the beta here.)

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Microsoft tests forcing Windows Mail users to open links in Edge

The Unofficial Apple Weblog - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:46
Edge might be Windows 10's built-in browser, but it definitely isn't the most popular browser -- NetMarketShare reported just under 4 percent usage share as of February 2018, slipping well below Chrome's 59 percent. And now, it looks like the compan...
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)