Alex Waddell

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First look at Apple Photos, the iPhoto overhaul for Mac

Today, Apple revealed more information about the long-awaited Photos app for Mac, a complete revamp of how you organize, edit, and share photos and videos on the Mac. It fully replaces iPhoto and brings a lot of the ideas Apple debuted on the iPhone and iPad to the desktop, including refined edit …

Apple now lets EU customers return music, movies, and apps for two weeks after purchase

Apple will now allow customers in Europe to return songs, movies, apps, and other digital media purchased through iTunes and the App Store within 14 days, regardless of their reason for wanting to make the return. The policy change has been spotted in the UK, France, Germany, and other EU …

NSA-Approved Samsung Knox Stores PIN in Cleartext

A security researcher has tossed a giant bucket of ice water on Samsung’s thumbs up from the NSA approving use of certain Galaxy devices within in …

Hackers Ran Loose Inside JPMorgan For 2 Months Before Getting Caught

It's as if a robber were to break into a bank today and stay there until Christmas before someone noticed.<p>That's how long hackers had access to JPMorgan Chase's computer system, The New York Times reported this week. If two months seems like an eternity for cyberthieves to wander through the …

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 – Here’s What’s New – MacStories

Following an official announcement at a media event last week, Apple today released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8, which was originally launched in September.<p>As Apple's Craig Federighi noted last week, Apple uses the launch of major new versions of iOS to collect “feedback” and quickly …

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

<b>There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.</b><p>Speaking to the BBC's Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers".<p>"We roughly know who …

OS X Yosemite Overview – MacStories

Apple today unveiled OS X Yosemite, the next major version of their Mac operating system. Introduced by Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, Yosemite brings a big new redesign to the Mac that is reminiscent of last year's iOS 7 redesign. Continuity between OS X …

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The 2014 Apple Design Award Winners – MacStories

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to <b>extra MacStories content</b>, delivered every week; it's also a way to support us directly.<p>Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Plus, it's made in Italy.<p>Starting at $5/month, …

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iOS 8: Our Complete Overview and First Impressions – MacStories

iOS 8, the next major version of Apple's mobile operating system, was unveiled earlier today at the company's WWDC 2014 keynote. Shipping this Fall, iOS 8 focuses on refining the bold new look launched last year with iOS 7, but, more importantly, it puts the spotlight on new user features, apps, …

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A detailed look at the Messages app’s new features in iOS 8 (Video)

At first glance, you may not notice anything different about the Messages app in iOS 8, but there is definitely a lot more going on when compared to iOS 7. Within the Messages app, Apple added several features including Tap to Talk which allows you to quickly record an audio/video message to send …

WWDC 2014 keynote day roundup - Everything you need to know

A lot of posts went out the door today, but we've rounded everything up for you below to ensure you get all you need to know! Enjoy!<p>And if you want …

Apple Continues 'Green' Initiative - Hires New Manager of Renewable Energy | MacTrast

Apple, as a part of its continuing “green” campaign, has named former vice president of NV Energy Bobby Hollis as the company’s Senior Renewable …

Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has spent the last year trying to convince the world that Foursquare isn't what it used to be. The company emerged back in 2009 with a novel app that let people “check in” to a location. That vision, and the local information that followed, propelled it to amass tens …

What the curvy iPhone 6 would look like

Yesterday, often reputable Japanese Apple rumor site Macotakara reported that like Marilyn Monroe, the iPhone 6 could be curvy.<p>Specifically, they said that the iPhone 6 would have curved edges, compared to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5’s squared edges, as well as a curved display. The result would be a …

Clydesdale Bank still using Windows XP machines for key applications | V3

<b>FRANKFURT</b>: Clydesdale Bank is still in the process of moving from Windows XP machines to Windows 7, despite support for the operating system ending …

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7 Heartbleed Myths Debunked

People are on edge thanks to Heartbleed, a coding mistake that inadvertently laid waste to the security of many big online services.<p>The revelation this week shocked the world. And new reports coming out about Heartbleed only seem to inspire more worries, not less. The unfortunate result is a lot of …

Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug

<b>Analysis</b> The password-leaking OpenSSL bug dubbed Heartbleed is so bad, switching off the internet for a while sounds like a good plan.<p>A tiny flaw in …

Security Architecture Principles

I would like to recommend to you some principles for security architecture, how to design security into our enterprises, networks, systems, and …

Everything you need to know about the Heartbleed SSL bug

Massive. Huge. Catastrophic. These are all headlines I’ve seen today that basically say we’re now well and truly screwed when it comes to security on …

Heartbleed Bug

Q&A<p>What is the CVE-2014-0160?<p>CVE-2014-0160 is the official reference to this bug. CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is the Standard for …

The Danger of Narratives in Tech

Jan Dawson on April 4, 2014<p>Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Gerald Ford was clumsy, Jimmy Carter was out of touch, Mitt Romney was a flip-flopper. All these …

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Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris Last Year for Siri Team

Apple purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies last year, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Novauris' main product was NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.<p>According to the company's website, its technology is able to handle multiple simultaneous voice …