Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Nvidia just can't get a break. Revenues up, profit nearly doubles... and stock down 20%

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:14
Ongoing Bitcoin woes left the channel holding all the cards, and that's not a good thing

Nvidia has turned in growth in revenue and profit, but has been punished for missing its guidance in the third quarter of its fiscal 2019, all amid a continuing sharp drop in demand from crypto-currency miners.…

Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:14
Sudden changes to FCC document raise eyebrows

Analysis There's a new battle brewing in Washington DC and for once it's not between Democrats and Republicans, but over who gets to decide the policies for a new trillion-dollar market: The internet in space.…

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:15
CEO insists Chinese spy chip bombshell 'impossible'

Super Micro Computer on Thursday reported net sales in the range of $952m to $962m for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. That's higher than company guidance of $810m to $870m, and up roughly 40 per cent on the year-ago period.…

Rumors Float Claiming AirPods 2 Are Still Coming This Year

Daring Fireball - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:48

Chris Smith, BGR:

A few weeks ago, Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo said that the AirPods 2 would launch either in late 2018 or early next year. Now we have a Samsung insider making a similar claim. “Ice Universe”, who’s a constant source of rumors, mostly related to Samsung mobile devices, said on Twitter that “Apple will definitely launch AirPods 2 this year”.

Anything is possible, but I’d find it a bit strange if Apple released new AirPods this year. If they were going to be ready for the holidays, why wouldn’t they have announced them at the event in Brooklyn two weeks ago? Why would they release a holiday gift guide listing the current AirPods as the second item on the list?

People are already buying holiday gifts, and gift-buying reaches its manic peak next week with Black Friday. People who are buying $160 AirPods now — on Apple’s own recommendation — would be justifiably angry if AirPods 2 come out before the holidays.

And what about inductive charging? Last year Apple promised a new charging case for AirPods that would work with the still-missing-don’t-talk-about-it AirPower charging mat. I don’t think they were going to use the Qi standard for that, but instead something proprietary like Apple Watch uses. If they still plan on supporting this, would they launch new AirPods now even while AirPower is totally missing? How do you launch AirPods with inductive charging without a way to inductively charge them? And if they still plan on shipping AirPower in the even vaguely near future, would they ship new AirPods without support for it?

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Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out of the loop to know

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:25
Mark promises independent oversight and AI as Sheryl leans far, far away

Analysis Facebook on Thursday (again) reiterated its commitment to fighting misinformation, following a report that the data gathering biz hired a public relations firm, Definers Public Affairs, to promote content that undermine company critics.…

Adding my Subclass of SKShapeNode

iOS Programming - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:05

Hi I made a subclass of an SKShapeNode Here:

import Foundation import SpriteKit import GameplayKit public class Player: SKShapeNode { init(circleOfRadius: CGFloat, wallCat: UInt32, ballCat: UInt32) { super.init() self.position = CGPoint(x: 100, y: 75) self.fillColor = .blue self.zPosition = 5 self.physicsBody = SKPhysicsBody(circleOfRadius: 12) self.physicsBody?.categoryBitMask = ballCat self.physicsBody?.isDynamic = true self.physicsBody?.contactTestBitMask = wallCat self.physicsBody?.collisionBitMask = wallCat self.physicsBody?.affectedByGravity = false } required init?(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) { fatalError("init(coder:) has not been implemented") } }

yet when I added it to my GameScene

var ball:Player! override func didMove(to view: SKView) { ball = Player(circleOfRadius: 12, wallCat: wallCat, ballCat: ballCat) self.addChild(ball) }

It didn't appear?? Any ideas??

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News: Apple partnering with Oscar-winning studio A24 for movie production

iLounge - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:46
With several TV productions already ongoing, Apple now appears to be making its first big move into film production through a deal with the Oscar-winning indie studio A24, Variety reports. Apple noted that the partnership is a “multiyear agreement” that will involve multiple films, but was vague on other details such as whether these will be theatrical releases or simply part of its digital platform, and no financial details were revealed.…
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Up to three million kids' GPS watches can be tracked by parents... and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:43
Gadgets can be hacked to spy on, find youngsters – claim

Parents could be unwittingly putting their children's safety and privacy at risk, thanks to security vulnerabilities in potentially millions of kids' GPS-tracker watches.…

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1... Runty-birds are go: 12,000+ internet-beaming mini-satellites OK'd by USA

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:47
FCC signs off on broadband-in-space plans, plus connections to Europe's GPS

America's broadband and telly regulator, the FCC, today approved a vast expansion in satellite networks around Earth.…

Don't cross the Application Streams! Actually, maybe you can now in RHEL 8 beta

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:26
Allows updating user space without breaking everything

Hot on the heels of its OpenStack Platform 14, Red Hat has announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.…

How to get used to Xcode 10 placeholder highlighting after Enter? (It was Enter + Tab before)

iOS Programming - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:49

Consider Xcode 10, when you have function with multiple (fore example) parameters, and you format it like: one parameter - one line. You press Enter and the next placeholder is highlighted automatically.

I can't get used to this new feature. Before I was pressing Enter + Tab to highlight the parameter, for 6 years. And now I continue to do so automatically... Then I need to hit Backspace to remove extra whitespaces I just added.

I see two ways to solve my problem:

  1. Disable this feature in Xcode.
  2. Somehow change my fingers memory and stop press Tab after Enter.

In both cases I don't know how.

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John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:24
Default judgement for one-time antivirus bad boy

Infosec personality John McAfee has been found legally "liable" via a default judgment for the death of his neighbour, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his Belize home in 2012.…

Setting up unit testing for Xcode

iOS Programming - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:18

Hey guys I need some help with setting up unit testing. The moment I added @testable import MyApp to my test code, google/signIn.h will complain that file is not found. Am i missing a step?

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Red Hat talks upgrades and bare metal with its new OpenStack Platform

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:33
Just don't mention those three Big Blue letters, OK?

Red Hat used this week's OpenStack Summit to announce the impending arrival of its OpenStack Platform 14. We had a chat with Red Hat's Nick Barcet about cadence, Kubernetes, and most definitely not IBM.…

News: Apple posts third developer betas of iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, second watchOS 5.1.2 beta

iLounge - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:30

Apple has pushed out a third beta of iOS 12.1.1, build 16C5050a, a minor updates that make some slight improvements to the FaceTime UI and other small changes. While the release notes only indicate a minor security change regarding tighter TLS certificate requirements, other reports have indicated that the ability to take Live Photos on a FaceTime call have returned, along with placing the camera toggle button back on the main FaceTime screen. A third…
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How would you filter adult URLs that might get uploaded in a Firebase app?

iOS Programming - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:24

At the moment my only defenses for filtering unsafe websites is running it through Google's Safe Browsing API but it doesn't detect adult URLs such as porn sites.

Is there something out there that can help with this or will it just have to be done through human moderation?


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Sorry, Mr Zuckerberg isn't in London that day. Or that one. Nope. I'd give up if I were you

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:18
Facebook boss delays, denies and deflects more invitations to international committee

"Delay, deny and deflect." Turns out Facebook's strategy for dealing with major threats works pretty well for small fry too because Mark Zuckerberg has once again turned down MPs' advances.…

Idea: Deleting Apps From the App Store Updates Tab

Daring Fireball - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:16

600+ likes and counting on this tweet that popped into my head this morning:

I wish you could delete apps right from the App Store Updates tab. When I see an update is pending for an app I never use, I just want to delete it right there.

Also, it would be great to be able to delete apps from Spotlight search results.

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