The team—Fluoroacetate—was crowned Master of Pwn with 45 points.
Not many details were given other than that it’s a multi-year, multi-film deal.
VSCO X is a membership program for the photography app VSCO. It’s a yearly subscription that offers members exclusive film emulation presets. Members also have access to the entire library of 130+ presets. The membership costs US$19.99/year.
Since Kodachrome, no film has attracted as loyal a following as Fujifilm’s Velvia 50. With its high contrast and richly saturated colors, Fuji Velvia 50 quickly became the go-to film for landscape photographers. A slight magenta cast and warm color palette make Velvia 50 especially suited for autumn, desert, and sunset scenes.
The Mac Observer has a full list of Film X presets that are updated every month.
Apple made it to the top of the retail store list, with a score of 106.25 out of 135.
A server belonging to Voxox (formerly Telcentris) in San Diego was exposed because the server wasn’t protected with a password. Security researcher Sébastien Kaul discovered that it was an SMS text database containing “tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor codes, shipping notifications and more.”
Each record was meticulously tagged and detailed, including the recipient’s cell phone number, the message, the Voxox customer who sent the message and the shortcode they used.
If you’re dumb or negligent enough to not secure a password containing other peoples’ sensitive data, you should not be in whatever industry you’re in. I hope Senator Ron Wyden’s bill gets passed.
Today’s Quick Tip is about Siri Suggestions in iOS 12. Have you seen reminders to call people back on your lock screen? Don’t like those prompts? We’ll tell you what to do!
Panic has made good on the WWDC announcement that Transmit was coming to the Mac App Store, the app made its debut Thursday.
Final Cut Pro was updated Thursday with support for third-party extensions to make time using Final Cut Pro more effective.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host John Kheit, who has a bee in his bonnet about Apple’s upgrade pricing for RAM and storage on the new Mac mini and MacBook Air models. They also discuss whether or not Apple actually has a “deep pipeline,” as well features they’d like to see come to iOS in the future.
An Apple patent application suggests that Apple would want Siri to someday work locally when it can. John explains why.
Evernote has launched a new dark mode for its popular note-taking application. Mac and iOS users can now switch between the standard UI (“Light”) and a new, darker Note UI (“Dark Mode”). The idea is to help users in a variety of circumstances, whether they who work late, suffer from migraines or benefit from a darker screen for other accessibility reasons.
LastPass has revealed it’s Christmas naughty and nice list, with Apple top of the pile. They took the top retail sites and saw who was best at protecting personal information…and who was not. In particular, they looked at “key password requirements and other account security features to develop a ranking of the five most and least secure retail sites, based on whether and how well they met a set of criteria”. Apple was deemed the most secure e-retailer, followed by Best Buy and Home Depot. Wayfair was left propping up the naughty list.
Apple is “aggressively” recruiting engineers to develop chip components in San Diego, according to Bloomberg. The move indicates that Apple may be adding San Diego to the locations in which it designs chips. A number of job listings have appeared for the city, which just happens to be the home of chipmaker Qualcomm. Here’s a snippet:
This month, Apple published 10 job listings on its website for chip design-related positions located in the city, marking the first time the Cupertino, California-based technology giant has publicly recruited for such roles in the Southern California hotbed for chip design. Apple is advertising for engineers to work on multiple types of chip components, including engineers to work on the company’s Neural Engine artificial intelligence processor and wireless chips.
Charlotte Henry has a quick guide for using Instagram’s new ‘Your Activity’ feature to help users reduce their screen time
Host Kelly Guimont talks to Andrew Orr and John Martellaro about how Apple’s AI can help college students, and Facebook’s latest PR problems.
We have a combo deal on a USB-C hub with a microUSB (male) to USB-A (female) adapter. The CASA Hub is equipped with a USB Type-C adapter for the new MacBook Pro and other laptops, as well as two standard USB ports, a microSD and an SD card slot. The other device is called PeAK, which features a reversible micro USB male to USB-A female connection. The two devices together are $39.99 through us.
Apple describes the new store as being in “Haussmann-era apartment building” and says that the inner courtyard will contain its “grandest” forum yet for hosting free Today at Apple events.
In order to pull this off your iPhone would need the necessary processing power, as well as a big enough offline knowledge database.
Apple and Barclays are teaming up to offer a special promotion. If you sign up for an Apple Rewards Barclaycard Visa, you’ll get two US$25 Apple Store Gift Cards or App Store Gift Cards.
The Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards allows cardholders to rack up points when using the card to purchase products at Apple locations. The card rewards users with 3 points for every $1 spent at Apple, 2 points for every $1 spent at restaurants, and 1 point for every $1 spent on other purchases.
More details can be found on Apple’s financing page.