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How to Send Invite to Calendar Event on iPhone & iPad
by: Paul HorowitzSending invitations to events is a primary feature in any calendar, and the Calendar app for iPhone and iPad is no exception. While it is easy to send invitations to events to contacts or other people with the Calendar app on iPhone and iPad, if you’re unfamiliar with the process it may be new to you. Additionally, there are a few quirks that may cause some confusion when using the Calendar invitation system on iOS and iPadOS. Let’s dive in and see how this feature works. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
PSA: iOS 16.4 Enables Auto-Installing Software Updates by Default
by: Jamie CuevasAll iPhone and iPad users should be aware that installing the iOS 16.4 update for iPhone or iPadOS 16.4 update for iPad will enable the system settings for automatically installing and downloading future iOS/iPadOS software updates to that device.A splash screen noting this change appears right after the update has installed on a device and before it can be used, but since many device users are trained to just mindlessly tap forward on these setup screens, they may miss what exactly is being done on their iPhone or iPad, and the implications of this.Furthermore, the splash screen on iPhone and iPad gives only two choices; the default is “Continue” which sets the device to both download and install future software updates automatically, or the secondary option to ‘Only Download Automatically’. This is a false choice (and arguably a UX dark pattern), because despite not being listed on this particular setup screen, users can actually choose to manually enable or disable
Unable to Auto Unlock Mac with Apple Watch? Troubleshoot & Fix
Apple allows users to unlock their Macs using their Apple Watch, which is a super handy feature for users of both devices. As convenient as this may sound, the feature isn’t completely flawless though, and sometimes you may run into issues with the auto-unlocking Mac feature. Since Apple Watch and your Mac relies on a wireless connection to get this done, you can run into connectivity problems that may prevent you from unlocking your Mac with it. Additionally, certain macOS settings can change the way your Mac unlocks and in some rare cases, software glitches can stop your Apple Watch from unlocking your Mac too. Regardless, it’s pretty easy to diagnose what’s causing this issue and get it fixed.Interested in learning what you can do? Here, we’ll be going through the various troubleshooting methods that you can follow to fix and unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch normally again. >> Full Article <<
iPad Pro extends brilliant 5K display through Sidecar
Apple has said many times it won’t produce a touch-screen Mac because that’s what iPads are for. But Sidecar functionality can make an iPad a touch-screen extension of a Mac, where you can drag and drop elements and work with them using Apple Pencil or your fingertips.Today’s featured MacBook Pro setup mounts a big 5K display and an iPad Pro right next to each other. In the photograph, you can see the desktop wallpaper running right onto the tablet’s display through Sidecar (more on that below).And who doesn’t love an all-Apple audio arsenal? This setup rocks paired OG HomePods, AirPods Max on a cool charging stand and AirPods, too. ★★ Full Article ★★
How to Set Preferred Networks in macOS Ventura
For those using macOS Ventura, they may be curious how to set preferred networks within the operating system. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for them, as the tried and true methods have been removed within the operating system. While there is a fix, many users are likely not going to be happy with this solution. Keep reading to find out more.Prior to macOS Ventura, users may have been familiar with going to their Advanced Network Preferences and simply dragging and dropping their preferred networks in an order that works for them. Unfortunately, the recent changes to macOS Ventura no longer allows for this. If you’re using an older versions of macOS, you’re still able to do this, but with Ventura, you’re going to have to take a different route. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Raise Hand in Zoom on Mac & Window PC
by: Paul Horowitz If you spend time in Zoom Meetings, whether hosting or joining, and you’re using a Mac or Windows PC, and perhaps you’re new to either platform or new to Zoom, you may be wondering how to raise your hand in a virtual meeting, and how to lower your hand.Of course we’re talking about raising and lowering your virtual hand in Zoom Meetings, not literally doing so on camera, and it turns out it’s quite simple. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Raise Hand in Zoom on iPhone & iPad
by: Paul Horowitz Zoom Meetings are a regular part of many of our lives these days, and if you’re using Zoom from an iPhone, iPad, or Android, you may be wondering how you can raise your hand in Zoom for those devices.We’ll show you how to raise your hand in Zoom for iPad, iPhone, or even Android. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Enable & Take Screenshots on Apple Watch
by: Jamie Cuevas Apple Watch has the ability to take screenshots, but for new Apple Watch devices and users, the screenshot feature is actually disabled by default.If you wish to enable the screenshot feature on Apple Watch, and learn how to take screenshots on Apple Watch, read along. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Stop Spotify Opening on Mac Automatically
by: Paul HorowitzThe Spotify app for Mac defaults to opening itself automatically every time the Mac restarts, boots, or a user logs in to the Mac.If you do not want Spotify to open automatically on the Mac, and you’re running MacOS Ventura, read along to prevent this behavior and stop Spotify from opening itself. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Microsoft Catapults geriatric Moore's Law from CERTAIN DEATH
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2646]Jack Clark[/url], 16 Jun 2014 Microsoft has found a way to massively increase the compute capabilities of its data centers, despite the fact that Moore's Law is wheezing towards its inevitable demise. In a paper to be presented this week at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture ([url=http://cag.engr.uconn.edu/isca2014/]ISCA[/url]), titled [i]A Reconfigurable Fabric for Accelerating Large-Scale Datacenter Services[/i], a troupe of top Microsoft Research boffins explain how the company has dealt with the slowdown in single-core clock-rate improvements that has occurred over the past decade. The Register/full read here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/16/microsoft_catapult_fpgas/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/16/microsoft_catapult_fpgas/[/url]
Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8
"Quote" Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8 By Michael deAgonia June 6, 2014 02:46 PM ET Summary/ Computerworld - At this year's World Wide Developer Conference, Apple execs demonstrated a variety of new features for the company's desktop and mobile lineup. While more than a few stood out as game-changers -- such as allowing [url=http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/developer/]iOS 8 apps to access data from one another[/url] and the rollout of the new [url=https://developer.apple.com/swift/]Swift[/url] programming language -- I believe the most important change for users is the tightened bond between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. ComputerWorld/ Full Read Here: [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248898/Apple_s_Continuity_tack_brings_ubiquitous_computing_to_Yosemite_and_iOS_8]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248898/Apple_s_Continuity_tack_brings_ubiquitous_computing_to_Yosemite_and_iOS_8[/url]
Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2479]Andrew Orlowski[/url], 13 Jun 2014 Hollywood film actor Tom Hanks' WhoSay page is attributing copyright of a photograph to the millionaire rather than to the British photographer from Cornwall to whom it actually belongs - and the plucky Brit is now fighting for the recognition he deserves. The photo was taken by snapper [url=http://www.timmartindale.co.uk]Tim Martindale[/url] last year, and features his late father’s war medals on a Cornwall beach. R The Register/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/tom_hanks_page_claims_copyright_on_brit_photographers_pic/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/tom_hanks_page_claims_copyright_on_brit_photographers_pic/[/url]
Yahoo search results page gets a makeover
Yahoo has revamped its search results page as part of an ongoing transformation. Rolled out Wednesday, the design changes display the actual search results higher on the page without some of the clutter that appeared in the older version. A new navigation bar at the top offers links to other Yahoo pages, including the home page, Mail, News, Finance, Weather, and Flickr. That bar will also eventually wind its way to other Yahoo pages. Yahoo also said the page loads faster thanks to some behind-the-scenes enhancements, while the overall design is a bit more in line with that of its home page. And the company promises more changes ahead for its search results page. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587772-93/yahoo-search-results-page-gets-a-makeover/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3812i36762FA10F06D40A.jpg[/img]
Intelligence firm Stratfor wasn't very smart about data security
By [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/user/richi_jennings]Richi Jennings[/url]June 16, 2014 6:43 AM EDT Stratfor is a secretive, shadowy, somewhat-scary company that refers to itself as a "geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm." The company attracted [i](unwanted)[/i] attention in 2011 for a website data breach, finding itself "pwned" by hackivist group AntiSec, and highly embarrased to boot. ComputerWorlld/ full read here/ [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/24026/intelligence-firm-stratfor-wasnt-very-smart-about-data-security-itbwgk]http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/24026/intelligence-firm-stratfor-wasnt-very-smart-about-data-security-itbwgk[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/11194i65E8AA497BD2A1A3.jpg[/img]
Firefox 29 Beta Out with new GUI (Australis Themed)
Today my firefox got updated in beta channel to Latest Firefox 29.0 Beta The have changed the GUI to the dev channel Australis which were released as nightly builds. Well now Firefox looks more Chromish with rounded tabs, new customisation modes, new menu etc, ,still with seperate searchbox. Personally I prefer a fresher interface rather than, the rounded style we see in chrome and few others. Also if the inactive tabs had some kinda border around them.. it would have been good. I like the new menu, more like Win 8 style. They have introduced new sync, but havent tried yet. For full releasnotes : [url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/]http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/[/url] So firefox users out there.. How do you welcome the fox?
Geeksphone Peak+ seeks freedom from Apple and Android
[quote][b]Brian Bennett[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/07/25/PeakPlus-cropped_610x390.jpg[/img] [i]If you're an untried phone maker hoping to break into the mobile phone business, there are certainly two safe bets in town: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Upstart smartphone company Geeksphone, however, chose to place its bet on a dark horse in the handset OS war instead. All Geeksphone's gadgets run Firefox OS, which is crafted by Mozilla, the people behind the popular desktop browser of the same name. Geeksphone's latest device, the Peak+, boasts fresh upgrades over its predecessor and signals further commitment to this fledgling platform.[/i] [/quote] [u][b]Read[url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/geeksphone-peak/4505-6452_7-35823856.html] here[/url][/b][/u].
Samsung Galaxy Tab S unveiled(hands-on)
[quote][b]David Carnoy[/b] wrote: Samsung's latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, takes direct aim at the iPad with units that are both thinner and lighter -- despite offering larger screen sizes -- for the same price as Apple's iconic tablets. The new Samsung models add to the already dizzying array of tablets from the Korean giant available at different price points, sizes, and across two different product lines: the consumer-focused Galaxy Tab and the more productivity/business oriented Note line, which includes a stylus. And while all new tablets always come out of the gate with the iPad in their sights, the Galaxy Tab S seems to have a leg up on its earlier Samsung siblings, at least from a specs and value perspective. [/quote]Read [url=http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-10-5-inch/]here[/url].
Google's ISP YouTube quality report
[url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/29/google-shames-slow-u-s-isps-with-its-new-youtube-video-quality-report/]http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/29/google-shames-slow-u-s-isps-with-its-new-youtube-video-quality-report/[/url] Google is shaming bad ISPs with a report on how well they stream YouTube videos.
Google Glass kernel software goes public
OK, this is on the seriously geeky side, but if you're keeping tabs on all things Google Glass, you'll want to know that the software kernel underlying the high-tech spectacles is now publicly available. The blog Karthik's Geek Center noted Saturday that the kernel source code for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] has been posted to the [url=https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-kernel-source/]Google Code site[/url], ready for download. The brief writeup there say's that's "unlikely to be the permanent home" for the code, which should end up being relocated to a spot adjacent to "other [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]android[/url] kernel source releases relatively soon." The 65.7MB file -- described as a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_%28file_format%29]"tarball file,"[/url] or a compendium of sorts -- for the code has been downloaded 3,506 times since it was uploaded to the site just over 24 hours ago. It's avail
The FBI Actually Does Want to Hack You
[b]Justice Department seeks search warrant changes to battle online crime syndicates, but critics cite impact on innocent bystanders and potential for abuse.[/b] The [url=http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/RulesAndPolicies/rules/Agenda%20Books/Standing/ST2014-05.pdf#page499]proposal[/url] was published Friday for comment, ahead of a May 29 meeting of the US Judicial Conference's committee that sets policies and procedures for the country's court systems. The proposal would alter search warrant rules -- called Rule 41 in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure -- including lifting current restrictions on judges only being authorized to sign search warrants for within their jurisdiction. Multiple civil liberties and privacy rights groups, however, have warned that the changes would give government investigators too much power, too little accountability, and would affect too many innocent bystanders. [url=http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-inf
Know your network
By Martin Roesch Posted on June 12 2014 Summary/ At any given time, can you see and understand the devices, applications, users, operating systems and vulnerabilities on your network? What about malware? Where is it hiding? How long has it been there? What information is it accessing? Threats are able to circumvent and breach existing security because today’s cyber attackers often know more about a network and its protection technologies than you, the network’s owner, and use this information superiority to infiltrate and compromise networks, accessing proprietary data and risking cyber security. BetaNews/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://betanews.com/2014/06/12/know-your-network/]http://betanews.com/2014/06/12/know-your-network/[/url]
The Internot: Billions of people choose not to go online
By Wayne Williams Posted June 11 2014 Summary/ Google, Facebook and other tech giants are investing in ways to bring Internet access to those far flung parts of the world which are still offline. Creative methods include using balloons, satellites, drones and lasers. Despite this concerted effort, an estimated 4 billion people still don't have access to the Internet. The Internet Society (ISOC), a global not-for-profit organization founded in 1992, has published its inaugural Global Internet Report in which it charts the spread of the Internet, highlights trends, and illustrates the principles that, it says, "will continue to sustain the growth of the Internet". Importantly it identifies two distinct groups of non-Internet users and reveals the barriers that must be overcome in order for them to gain access. BetaNews/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://betanews.com/2014/06/11/the-internot-billions-of-people-choose-not-to-go-online/]http://betanews.com/2014/06/11/the-internot-bil
Did TrueCrypt’s developers embed a hidden Latin message for us all?
[url=http://grahamcluley.com/author/grahamcluley/]Graham Cluley[/url] | June 16, 2014 More than two weeks after the mysterious [url=http://grahamcluley.com/2014/05/truecrypt-insecure/]demise of the TrueCrypt encryption tool[/url] we’re none the wiser about why the project abruptly shut down. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/11276iF5CEAC8A870CC2F2.gif[/img] But now some are claiming that the clue was right beneath our nose all along. See that first sentence on the TrueCrypt project’s [url=http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/]homepage on SourceForge[/url]? [quote]"WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues" [url=http://grahamcluley.com/2014/06/truecrypt-hidden-message/]Full Article[/url] Interesting and clever if it is true. [/quote]
Intel's 'Thunderbolt 2' official, coming later this year
Intel has officially dubbed the next version of its high-speed port "Thunderbolt 2." The technology was actually [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57578503-76/intel-shows-off-speedier-thunderbolt-tech/]revealed at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in April[/url] under the code name Falcon Ridge. Technically, Thunderbolt 2 is a controller chip that doubles the speed of the first-generation port, supporting up to 20Gbps bidirectionally. That means the cables can now support both transferring a 4K video and putting it on screen at the same time. Current versions of Thunderbolt are limited to an individual 10Gbs channel each for both data and display, less than the required bandwidth for 4K video transfer, Intel said in a [url=http://blogs.intel.com/technology/]blog post[/url] Tuesday. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57587687-92/intels-thunderbolt-2-official-coming-later-this-year/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroo
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