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Mac App Electrum Wallet With Backdoor Spotted in Wild

An Electrum wallet with a backdoor has been spotted in the wild by ConfiantIntel. They noticed that it’s another example of a piece of malware notarized by Apple. Link to tweet thread below.

These fake wallets were introduced during a Malvertising attack our security team discovered early this week, involving the hacking of a Major SSP. The hackers redirected the victims to https://electrum-4.github[.]io/ asking them to install an update of the electrum wallet.

In a separate tweet, it looks like one of Patrick Wardle’s tools can detect it.

Apple Renews ‘Dear...’ for Second Season on Apple TV+

Apple announced on Friday that it plans to renew unscripted series “Dear…” for a second season on Apple TV+.

Offsite Backups: Insurance for Treasured Files

According to Dr. Mac, if you want to avoid the risk of losing your photos, music, videos, documents, bookmarks, and every other precious file on your Mac, you absolutely, positively must have at least one offsite backup.

InvisibleShield Launches a Non-Newtonian Fluid Screen Protector

InvisibleShield has launched two screen protectors for the iPhone 12 family that uses an advanced material called D3O.

Microsoft Adds M1 Support to Visual Studio Code

Microsoft announced on Friday support for M1 Macs for its Visual Studio Code software.

We are happy to announce our first release of stable Apple Silicon builds this iteration. Users on Macs with M1 chips can now use VS Code without emulation with Rosetta, and will notice better performance and longer battery life when running VS Code. Thanks to the community for self-hosting with the Insiders build and reporting issues early in the iteration.

Jay Blahnik Shows Us Inside the Apple Fitness+ Studio

Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of health technologies at Apple, gave a tour of the company’s three-story Fitness+ studio.

Developers Receiving US$500 Credits for Send Back Developer Transition Kit Mac Minis

Developers who sent back their Developer Transition Kit (DTK) Mac Mini have started to receive US$500 credit from Apple.

Ray Liotta Joins Apple TV+ Series ‘In With The Devil’

Emmy Award winner Ray Liotta will be joining Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser in the limited series “In With The Devil.”

2020 Smartwatch Sales Flat, But Apple Increases Market Share in Q4

Smartwatch shipments dropped year-over-year in Q4 2020, with overall shipments for the year flat, but Apple increased its market share.

Security Friday! Search Engines and Support - TMO Daily Observations 2021-03-04

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday news, including updates on cookies and iOS released and some tech support help from Apple.

Jamf Sees Boost From Strong Apple Enterprise Demand

Jamf, the Apple-focused device management firm, reported strong revenue for both Q4 2020 and the year as a whole. It follows increasing enterprise demand for Apple products. Furthermore, the company is now manager over 20 million devices, 9to5 Mac reported.

One of the key financial figures Jamf has been reporting is annual recurring revenue (ARR). Jamf’s Q4 recurring revenue grew 40% year-over-year to $70 million; its fiscal year recurring revenue rose 42% to $249.2 million. “We finished 2020 with high growth across every product, geography, and the top 10 industries we serve, demonstrating the strength and diversity of our platform,” said Dean Hager, CEO of Jamf. “As we look to 2021, we’ll continue to expand the breadth and depth of our Apple Enterprise Management platform to enhance our value to customers and accelerate further penetration of Apple in the enterprise.” Jamf had set a goal of managing 20 million Apple devices by the end of 2020 way back in 2015. The company ended the year with 20.4 million Apple devices on its platform with more than 47,000 customers.

Find Where You Can Buy Girl Scout Cookies With This App

It is, (I’m told by U.S. colleagues!) the time of year for Girl Scout Cookies. Obviously, fewer people are out and about to buy them in front of stores and the like this year. However, there is an official iPhone and iPad app to help you find where they are being sold available in the App Store, so you don’t have to miss out.

Clubhouse is One of The Most Popular Apps in the World - But What is it?

Clubhouse has experienced a meteoric rise in recent weeks, but what actually is it? And what can you do on it?

New Puzzle Game ‘SP!NG’ Arrives on Apple Arcade

The latest game from SMG Studio has arrived to Apple Arcade. It’s called SP!NG and it’s like a stress ball for your brain. With only one touch, flow through hundreds of hand-crafted levels. Unlock new themes that change the look and feel of your experience. Earn new characters and perfect levels to unlock new challenging modes. Features: 180+ levels (and more to come), Daily challenges, 5 themes, and 40 characters to unlock.

Apple TV+ Earns Three Nominations at the Saturn Awards

Apple TV+ has picked up three Saturn Awards nominations from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, AppleInsider reported. This might not be quite up there with the Golden Globes and other awards the stream service’s content has been put forward for, but no doubt every piece of recognition will be welcomed.

“For All Mankind,” is nominated in the Best Fantasy Television Series category. It will compete against shows including “Outlander,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” Similarly, “Amazing Stories” will compete against “The Mandalorian,” “His Dark Materials,” and, perhaps oddly, also “Perry Mason” for Best Television Presentation (Under 10 Episodes). Lastly, “Servant” is nominated in the Best Horror Television Series category, opposite such dramas as “The Walking Dead,” and “Creepshow.”

Sarah Niles Joins AFC Richmond For Season Two of 'Ted Lasso'

Sarah Niles has joined the cast of Apple TV+ hit series Ted Lassoand will play AFC Richmond’s sports psychologist, called Sharon.

EU Preparing Charge Sheet Against Apple Following Spotify Complaint

EU antitrust are regulators are in the process of finishing their charge sheet against Apple in relation to a case brought by Spotify.

If This Then Bob – TMO Daily Observations 2021-03-04

Today Kelly is joined by Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus to discuss If This Then That, and some of the ways you can use the service to automate your life.

Paramount+ is Now Available in the U.S. And Beyond

The Paramount+ streaming service is now available in the U.S., 18 Latin American countries, and Canada for US$9.99 per month.

Eve Systems Adds 3 New HomeKit-Over-Thread Products

Eve Systems have announced three new HomeKit products that work with new technology called Thread.