As already reported by many sites, Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 build 12D12 to Developers.
In the mean time, Apple Developers are anxiously waiting for the GM or release build of iOS 7.1, since the current build (beta 5) has the goto fail vulnerability.
When asked about the release date of iOS 7.1, email@example.com simply said “soon.”
I picked up an Apple TV on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. I needed one for instructional purpose and the $25 iTunes Gift Card was a pleasant bonus. I noticed that the status light on the Apple TV stays on even when it was supposed to be in sleep mode. Afterward I noticed that the Apple TV felt really warm. This is the third Apple TV I owned, the other two are still in use and do not behave like this one.
According to Apple Support document the status light on Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation):
- Glows – Apple TV is on
- Is off – Apple TV is off or in standby
- Flashes once – Apple TV is accepting a command from the remote
- Flashes slowly – Apple TV is starting up
This particular Apple TV does not Flash in any way. The main concern is that this Apple TV actually stays on even though it is supposedly in sleep mode.
March 5, 2014 will be the last day to buy an Apple TV and get a $25 iTunes Gift Card.
I got one earlier today because I happened to need one, for educational purpose.
As usual some news outlet translated the promotion as a sign that new Apple TV is coming out really soon, only to be debunked by the bearded one*.
* Jim Dalrymple knows someone at Apple.
Apple rebrands “iOS in the Car” as “CarPlay“.
From Apple Press Release:
GENEVA―March 3, 2014―Apple® today announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri® without distraction. Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CarPlay to their drivers down the road include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp.
I don’t see Mazda on that list and that is such a disappointment to me. I drive a 2014 Mazda 3 which in my humble opinion has an unreliable Infotainment System. I wish that Mazda would offer software crossgrade to Apple CarPlay.
Should you have further inquires about your 2014 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6, contact Mazda Connect team at (800) 430-0153. Ask them politely to consider adding Apple CarPlay support to your favorite Mazda cars.
The fifty-first episode of Angry Birds Toons is now available for your viewing pleasure. Head to Toons.tv or your favorite Angry Birds Apps to watch this episode.
Stay Tooned for next week episode which is the fifty-second episode, marking the end of year one of Angry Birds Toons.
For the past week I have been removing a lot of Malware from a lot of computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Some are harder to remove than the others. In general I’d like to avoid the Scorched-Earth scenario whenever possible, as it is the last resort.
There are a lot of ways to remove Malware, there is not a single solution.
Whenever removing Malware from Windows computers I tend to boot to Safe mode with a Command prompt and remove any Malware reference from “Run” key in the registry and Start from Programs Menu.
Some tools/programs that I use:
There are a lot of other tools/programs that I use to remove the Malware whenever necessary.