Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

And that is definitively that ... for now. 5G's carrier features frozen

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:30
Still to come: standards for stuff like IoT that non-carriers care about

Meta-standards group the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last week rubber-stamped the first "frozen" 5G standards.…

Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:07
Revenue will fall, but gigabytes shipped will rise as NAND soars

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage industry will decline for three years.…

♬ Finland, Finland, Finland, the country for new cloud DCs ♬

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:45
Forget pony trekking or camping. Finland now boasts a Google cloud region

Suomeen sovellusten kehittämistä ... sorry, let's have that in English: Google has opened its sixteenth cloud region, taking the Google Cloud Platform to the Nordic region via a data centre in Finland.…

Here's some phish-AI research: Machine-learning code crafts phishing URLs that dodge auto-detection

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:02
Humans, keep your eyes out for dodgy web links

An artificially intelligent system has been demonstrated generating URLs for phishing websites that appear to evade detection by security tools.…

Microsoft Office 2016 16.14.1 - Popular productivity suite.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.

Office for Mac is cloud-connected, so you can quickly get to the documents you’ve recently used on other devices and pick up where you left off. New, built-in document sharing tools make it easy to invite teammates to work on a document together. When sharing documents, you won’t have to worry about losing content or formatting, as Office for Mac offers unparalleled compatibility with Office on PCs, tablets, phones and online.

Note: an office365 subscription is required.

Version 16.14.1 (Build18061302):
  • Fixes an issue with the updater packages for the individual applications.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Viber 9.1.0 - Send messages and make free Viber calls.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country!

Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your Mac.

  • High-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Mac
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices

Version 9.1.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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calibre 3.26.1 - Complete e-book library management system.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more
  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.

Version 3.26.1: New features:
  • Book list: Allow drag and drop of books onto other books to merge the book records.
  • Check Book: External link checker: Also check HTML anchors (the part after the # in the link). Can be turned off via a checkbox at the bottom of the link checker window.
  • Edit Book: Preview panel: Show previews when editing SVG files
  • Edit book: When downloading external resources, also convert data URLs into files.
  • E-book viewer: When the controls are hidden show the progress in the window title.
  • Library Quick switch menu: Highlight the previously switched from library in bold.
Bug fixes:
  • PDF Input: Fix a regression in 3.24 that caused conversion of PDF to be significantly worse.
  • E-book viewer: Fix very slow loading for HTML files with very many images on Linux.
  • Content server: Fix a regression in 3.14 that removed the separator between books in the detailed list view mode.
  • Edit book: Fix SVG files not being beautified by the Beautify all files tool
  • Edit book: Fix searching in selected files not searching SVG files
  • Fix Tweaks help string not being displayed translated
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix distorted rendering of some labels in the custom metadata tab in rare circumstances.
  • version 3.26.1 prevents dropping of a book onto itself from triggering the merge dialog, which should reduce accidental triggers
New news sources:
  • El Cronista by Darko Miletic
Improved news sources:
  • Slate
  • New York Times Book Review
  • The Independent UK
  • NYTimes Tech Beat
  • New York Times

  • OS X 10.9.5 or later

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FileZilla 3.34.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

Version 3.34.0: New features:
  • After deleting files, the focus rectangle now stays near the previously deleted file

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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beaTunes 5.1.7 - Organize your music collection.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e., playlists based on one or more sample songs)
  • Browse songs from your music collection that match the currently selected song
  • Find all songs iTunes marks with an exclamation mark and remove them from the library
  • Find duplicates via acoustic fingerprinting

Version 5.1.7:
  • Improved Order Playlist by Property (sort order reset)
  • Increased efficiency of downloaded iTunes artwork check for network drives.
  • Fixed dialog appearance (macOS native theme).
  • Fixed duplicate Embed Special menu item.

  • OS X 10.7.3 or later

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NeoOffice 2017.10 - Mac-tailored, OpenOffice-based productivity suite.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:59

NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

NeoOffice 3.x and OpenOffice users: before you buy NeoOffice, we recommend that you click on the "NeoOffice support" link and read the list of changes.

Improvements to NeoOffice that users will not find in OpenOffice:

  • Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch using the NeoOffice > Open at Launch menu
  • OS X Versions
  • Native OS X grammar checking
  • Native OS X text highlighting
  • Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
  • OS X Services support
  • Native floating tool windows

Version 2017.10: Fixes the following bugs:
  • Opening and saving Impress documents
  • Scrolling in a Calc document
  • Quitting
  • A native save dialog that would default to saving to a .odt, .ods, or .odp file when saving .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx files
  • Copying a table in a Writer document
  • Building the list of available fonts for display in a popup window
  • Loading a chart with the GL3D style in a Calc document
  • Closing an Impress document
  • Selecting the Format > Paragraph menu item in an Impress document
  • Drawing native buttons and listboxes when running on macOS Mojava
  • Drawing partially transparent system colors incorrectly when running on macOS Mojava
  • Saving Writer documents
  • Editing the page header or footer in Calc documents
  • Crash due to LibreOffice bug #90357
  • Memory leaks due to several LibreOffice bugs

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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Trump trumped as Senate votes to re-instate ZTE ban

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:58
Meanwhile USA ponders more tariffs on China in ‘wet noodle’ trade skirmish

The United States Senate has passed an amendment that re-instates the ban on Chinese telecoms concern ZTE doing business with US-based companies.…

Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:58
$US120m buy aims to step beyond DevOps into triage

Last week Splunk spent US$120m to acquire VictorOps, a DevOps incident management outfit.…

HPE: Only 5% of our kit is sold as-a-service. So now we're really getting our aaS in gear

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:24
Look at these GreenLake bundles. PS: Don't just look

Just a single digit percentage of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s annual sales come from stuff sold as-a-service – that is, products you pay for depending on how much you use them.…

It's time for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to die (die, die)

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:18
IETF floats formal deprecation suggestion, even for failback

As TLS 1.3 inches towards publication into the Internet Engineering Task Force's RFC series, it's a surprise to realise that there are still lingering instances of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1.…

Fraudster admits she was OPM dealer: Leaked US govt staff files used to bag cash, car loans

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:16
Woman cops to using stolen records to open bank accounts

A woman has fessed up to using people's personal information, leaked online from the US government's Office of Personnel Management mega-hack, to take out loans and open bank accounts.…

Yubico snatched my login token vulnerability to claim a $5k Google bug bounty, says bloke

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:21
USB gizmo biz apologies amid infosec drama

Yubico has apologized to a security vulnerability researcher who had complained the dongle peddler lifted his work to nab a $5,000 Google bug bounty.…

Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:51
MSR's E2 processor EDGEs closer to reality... with a little help from Qualcomm, too

Microsoft has ported Windows 10 and Linux to E2, its homegrown processor architecture it has spent years working on mostly in secret.…

Not so private eye: Got an Axis network cam? You'll need to patch it, unless you like hackers

The Register - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:05
According to magic people, VDOO people

Researchers have detailed a string of vulnerabilities that, when exploited in combination, would allow for hundreds of models of internet-linked surveillance cameras to be remotely hijacked.…