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by Maura at Dec 16, 2017
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Alibaba team jailbreaks iOS 11.2.1 on iPhone X.JPG

AppleInsider reports that the security research team at Alibaba’s Pandora Labs has just revealed via a blog post that it has jailbroken iOS 11.2.1, the most recent iOS update that was just released to the public last Wednesday, on iPhone X. This clearly shows that iOS 11.2.1 has vulnerabilities, so we can expect another update soon to fix them, no doubt.
Pandora Laboratories also posted a photo showing an iPhone X with Cydia...
by Maura at Dec 15, 2017
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Man tells how Apple Watch saved his life.JPG

9to5 Mac reports today on the story of Scott Killian, whose has told them how his life was saved by his Apple Watch. “Big fan of the Apple Watch right now,” he said.

Killian, who is an attorney, working in a high-pressure environment, said that at almost 50 year old, he had recently undergone a rigorous stress test and health workout program costing thousands of dollars and nothing had been found to be wrong with him whatsoever.

However, when wearing his Apple Watch to bed on several nights to track his sleep patterns, he was woken at 1 a.m. by an alert from the third-party app HeartWatch, which informed him that his heart rate had been elevated when he was sleeping. Killian said he had felt a little indigestion, but that was all.

In fact, the data showed that...
by Maura at Dec 15, 2017
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Apple signs up new show from Battlestar Galactica creator.JPG

MacRumors reports that Apple continues to add to its content portfolio by ordering a series of a new space drama TV that is being developed by Ronald D. Moore, best known for his work on excellent shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Helix, and Outlander.

In the original report on the story, Deadline says that the drama “explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.” The as-yet unnamed TV series is being made by Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s own Tall Ship Productions, and was created and written by Moore and two co-executive producers from the critically acclaimed Fargo, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

This makes the third television series that Apple currently has in development, having recently signed a deal with Steven...
by Maura at Dec 14, 2017
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Life is Strange out now.JPG

The multi-award-winning, narrative-driven adventure game Life is Strange has arrived in the App Store for iOS today. The deservedly critically acclaimed console game was created by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix. The enhanced-for-iOS version has been developed by Black Wing Foundation using Unreal Engine 4, complete with full touch screen integration. The game’s devoted fans will also get to use exclusive Life is Strange iMessage stickers, and there’s even a new in-game photo-mode so you can be like the game’s main heroine, Max Caulfield, a photography senior.

The storyline centres around Max discovering that she has the ability to rewind time when she saves the life of her best friend, Chloe Price. Max and Chloe team up to try and solve the...
by Maura at Dec 13, 2017
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Rumour says Tidal short on money and could close soon.JPG

9to5 Mac reports today that Tidal, the lossless streaming music service that was launched with great fanfare by a collection of music superstars such as Jay-Z and Rihanna, is losing money and likely to fold next year.

According to the original source of the rumour, Norway’s Dagens Naeringsliv, Tidal lost approximately $44 million last year, and only has enough money to last another 6 months, despite the fact that Sprint has invested $200 million in the company.

However, those million-plus listeners who enjoy the Tidal service will be happy to hear that according to the company itself, reports of its imminent demise are greatly exaggerated. In fact, Tidal says that while it will reach a point of zero capital in 2018, the investment from Sprint, as well as other...
by Maura at Dec 13, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.2.1.JPG

MacRumors reports that Apple has today released iOS 11.2.1, which is the eighth iOS 11 update to be released so far.

As you might expect, the update fixes various bugs and problems that have arisen since iOS 11.2 was released a couple of weeks back.

Possibly the single biggest issue addressed by the update was the re-enabling of remote access for shared Home app users, which was disabled by Apple when it issued a server-side fix for a HomeKit security flaw.

The original HomeKit security flaw that needed fixing gave unauthorised access to HomeKit accessories such as smart locks, and the only way that Apple could fix it was by temporarily disabling remote access for shared users, which it promised would then be re-enabled by a subsequent update, hence today’s...
by Maura at Dec 12, 2017
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Twitter launches new threads feature.JPG

Recode reports that Twitter has today launched a new feature that it has been trialling for several months, threading, a.k.a. “tweetstorms,” or the ability to send a string of connected tweets that Twitter will automatically turn into a thread and publish together. The tweetstorm” will also get a “show this thread” icon so that people know that the tweet is longer than usual.

According to Recode, tweetstorms have been around for a long time on Twitter, with venture capitalist Marc Andreessen credited as being one of the first famous people to use them. However, they took some effort to post previously, as you had to publish each tweet individually. Here’s what the Twitter blog had to say about how to use the new threads/tweetstorm feature:

“We’ve made it easy to...
by Maura at Dec 12, 2017
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Apple announces iMac Pro release date for this week.JPG

Following lots of recent speculation after it was first announced back in June, Apple today announced that it will be releasing its brand new workstation-class iMac Pro on Thursday, December 14, writes MacRumors. Apparently there will be 8- and 10-core versions available to order this week, but according to YouTuber Marques Brownlee, the high-end 14- and 18-core models will not ship until early 2018, along with a 14-core model that has yet to be announced.

Brownlee was able to get some hands-on time with the new 10-core computer, which he featured in his latest YouTube video, entitled “iMac Pro: 1 Week Impressions!”

Early benchmark data shows that the 10-core iMac Pro clocked at 3.0GHz has a multi-core score of a little more than 37,400 on Geekbench, which is a...
by Maura at Dec 11, 2017
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Verizon signs new NFL streaming deal.JPG

According to a new report from Recode, Verizon has just signed a deal with the NFL worth more than $1.5 billion over 5 years to stream live games.

Verizon’s previous deal to stream NFL games was worth $1 billion over 4 years, so this deal is actually costing the company more per season. Recode says that one of the reasons why Verizon is happy to pay more for the streaming rights is because it wants to use them to bolster AOL and Yahoo, which it has invested heavily in.

One interesting development of the new deal is that unlike the previous deal, the streams will not be exclusive to Verizon subscribers, and will now be available on various Verizon properties such as Yahoo, AOL, Go90, and Complex to be streamed on any phone or tablet in the US. As you might expect,...
by Maura at Dec 11, 2017
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Apple aquires Shazam iOS.JPG

Just as predicted this weekend, Apple has today announced that it has acquired music recognition platform Shazam.
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