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Man Could Face Charges for Carrying iPhone Gun Case in London Airport

A passenger was detained by police officers at London Stansted Airport yesterday after the man was spotted carrying an iPhone case shaped like a firearm (via BBC News). Essex Police shared a picture of the gun-shaped case over Twitter and implied that the individual could have put his own life in danger by carrying the case around an airport terminal. You have a split second decision to make ... #WhatWouldYouDo #joblikenoother #AirportCops pic.twitter.com/qxiq7OxXjQ— Essex Police STN (@EssexPoliceSTN) July 6, 2016 A second tweet added: "Bringing this to an airport makes it much less likely you'll catch your plane. #dontbedaft." Police suggested the man could potentially be charged with a public order offense or for carrying an imitation firearm in public. Gun-shaped iPhone cases appeared online in 2014 and have since come in for criticism from law enforcement on several occasions. Cell phone case shaped like a gun = terrible idea #rcmpmb #tossthecase pic.twitter.com/ukCwn5GUXJ— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 12, 2015 In August of last year, Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded with rifles and tasers to confront a man carrying one of the cases tucked into the waistband of his shorts. After being approached by armed police, the man, who was at the beach with his family, handed over the offending case and avoided charges. "Unfortunately some people do not realize the risks associated with openly carrying or displaying these replicas in a public space," said an RCMP sergeant when asked about the incident. "Anyone who owns this type or similar devices should safely dispose of them immediately." I would NOT suggest purchasing this cell phone case, which was designed to look like a firearm. #BeSmart #BeSafe pic.twitter.com/swsWzD1sdY— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) June 30, 2015 In June 2015, the New York Police Department went public with similar warnings after learning about the availability of the cases, which have since been removed from Amazon and most major online phone case shops. Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts. Discuss this article in our forums

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Microsoft Overhauls 'Outlook Groups' iOS app for Office 365 Users

Microsoft has released a major update for its Outlook Groups iOS app that promises an improved user experience and more collaborative functions for Office 365 users. For those unfamiliar with Outlook Groups, Microsoft's relatively new service lets Office 365 work and education subscribers create public and private groups in Outlook 2016 which aim to offer several benefits over traditional distribution lists. Group members get access to shared inboxes, calendars, cloud storage and OneNote notebooks, and can participate in conversations, schedule meetings, share files and notes, and initiate Skype voice and video calls. With the addition of the Outlook Groups app, users can interact with their groups on the go via the app's shared mailbox, conversation, and collaborative note, document, and file sharing features. The new 1.10.8 update brings a "huge uplift of experiences" across the app, and now enables users to view group events, add them to their calendar, and create new events for groups. Groups can also be added to favorite lists for the first time, while notifications can be selectively muted for different groups. Outlook Groups is a free download available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link] Tag: Office 365 Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple Pay Now Available in Switzerland

Apple Pay has launched in Switzerland today with support for MasterCard and Visa cards issued by Bonus Card, Cornèr Bank, and Swiss Bankers. Other banks and participating issuers will likely be added in the future. Eligible cards can be scanned or added manually to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later. Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 or later, or iPhone 5 or later when the device is paired with an Apple Watch. Apple Pay is accepted by a number of Swiss retailers, including ALDI SUISSE, Apple, Avec, Hublot, K Kiosk, Louis Vuitton, Mobilezone, Press & Books, SPAR, TAG Heuer, TopCC, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted in the country.Yay! Apple Pay is available in Switzerland as from today #w pic.twitter.com/sLkqVD3T4h— David Roessli (@roessli) July 7, 2016Switzerland is the seventh country where Apple Pay is now available after the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, and Singapore. The service will also expand to France and Hong Kong later this summer. Related Roundup: Apple Pay Tag: Switzerland Discuss this article in our forums

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Verizon Revamps Plans With More Data, Carryover Data, Unlimited 2G, and Higher Prices

Verizon has announced a series of changes to its monthly service plans effective July 7 and introduced a new version of its My Verizon app in tow. The biggest change is that Verizon's unlimited talk and text plans now offer at least 30 percent more data, albeit at higher price points. Old Plans - S: 1GB for $30/month - M: 3GB for $45/month - L: 6GB for $60/month - XL: 12GB for $80/month - XXL: 18GB for $100/month New Plans - S: 2GB for $35/month - M: 4GB for $50/month - L: 8GB for $70/month - XL: 16GB for $90/month - XXL: 24GB for $110/month A new Carryover Data feature allows Verizon customers to keep their unused data for an additional month. Carryover data automatically rolls your unused data for one month into the next. If you have 1GB of unused data remaining in July, for example, it would be added on top of your regular August data bucket. Verizon has introduced a new Safety Mode that aims to eliminate overage fees by providing customers with unlimited data at low 128 kbps speeds at no charge once they have reached their monthly 4G LTE data limit. Safety Mode is included with XL and XXL plans, or $5 per month for S, M, and L plans. Verizon customers can return to 4G LTE speeds or add more data at any time in the new My Verizon app. Additional data costs $15 per GB. Meanwhile, Verizon customers can now get unlimited talk and text from the U.S. to Mexico and Canada, and while traveling in either country. The incentive is free for customers with XL or XXL plans, or $5 per month per line for calls from the U.S. for customers with S, M, or L plans. To roam with data in Canada or Mexico, Verizon offers a TravelPass feature for $2 per day per line. Verizon has also made similar changes to its small business plans. The new features and changes are complemented by a revamped My Verizon Mobile app.- The Feed: All you need to know about your data, account and bill in one real-time feed, with personalized products and content just for you. - The Data Hub: Your data control center. Clearly see how much data is being used, who is using it and how to get more if you need it. - Shop: The fastest and easiest way to browse, buy and customize the latest devices, all without leaving the app. - On-Demand Support: In-app help that’s there before you need it with immediate answers without calling for help. - Simplified Bill: A clear and simple bill that explains what’s changed from month-to-month. Understand and pay your bill with just a few taps.My Verizon Mobile is free on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone and iPad. Tag: Verizon Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple Begins Adding Apple Pay Code Support Into Safari Technology Preview 8

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced on March 30, 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into the release version of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 8 includes bug fixes and updates for JavaScript, CSS, Web APIs, Web Inspector, media handling, rendering, accessibility, and security. Apple has also for the first time begun moving Apple Pay support code into Safari Technology Preview. Apple Pay support for Safari is coming as part of macOS Sierra, but will not be functional until websites begin supporting it. The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website. Apple's goal with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can be run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while aimed at developers, it does not require a developer account to download. Tag: Safari Technology Preview Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 9.2.2 to Developers

Apple today provided developers with the fifth beta of an upcoming 9.2.2 update to tvOS, the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The fifth tvOS 9.2.2 beta comes one week after the release of the fourth beta and more than a month after the tvOS 9.2.1 update. tvOS 9.2.2 has been in testing since May 23. tvOS betas are initially more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta releases will be available over the air. tvOS 9.2.2, like tvOS 9.2.1, is a minor 9.x.x update, focusing mainly on bug fixes and performance improvements that aren't immediately apparent. Apple's release notes have suggested the update includes bug fixes and security improvements. No outward-facing changes were spotted in the first four betas, but this post will be updated if we discover any new features or fixes in the fifth beta of tvOS 9.2.2. Apple is also working on the next-generation version of tvOS, tvOS 10, which includes new Siri features, single sign-on cable authentication, and more. tvOS 10, currently available to developers, will be released to the public in the fall. Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 10 Tag: tvOS 9.2.2 Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Neutral) Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple Seeds Fifth OS X 10.11.6 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers, one week after releasing the fourth OS X 10.11.6 beta and more than a month since the public release of OS X 10.11.5. OS X 10.11.6 has been in testing since May 23. OS X 10.11.6 beta 5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. OS X 10.11.6, much like OS X 10.11.5 and the El Capitan updates that came before it, focuses mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes instead of obvious outward-facing changes. According to Apple's release notes, the update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs. No obvious changes or bug fixes were found in the first four betas, but we'll update this post should anything new be discovered in the fifth beta. Apple has also started testing macOS Sierra, the next-generation Mac operating system set to be released this fall. macOS Sierra includes features like Siri integration, auto unlocking with the Apple Watch, Apple Pay for the web, a new storage optimization feature, and more. Related Roundup: OS X El Capitan Tag: OS X 10.11.6 Discuss this article in our forums

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Snapchat Introduces 'Memories' to Save Your Favorite Moments

Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Memories, accessible by swiping up on the main camera screen, that serves as a personal collection of your favorite saved snaps and stories. Memories can be viewed personally, sent to your friends, or added to your Snapchat story. A snap taken more than 24 hours ago will appear with a frame around it in your story to indicate that it is older. Memories are categorized, so you can search for keywords such as "dog" or "Hawaii" to easily find specific Snaps and Stories related to a particular night out, vacation, anniversary, birthday, or other occassion. Memories also includes a My Eyes Only feature that makes personal snaps viewable by you only when showing your Memories to others. Snapchat was updated today, but Memories will continue to roll out selectively over the next month or so. Snapchat is free on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone and iPod touch. Tag: Snapchat Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.3 update to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.2, a minor bug fix update. iOS 9.3.3 has been in testing since May 23. The fifth iOS 9.3.3 beta update can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed. As a minor 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 features under-the-hood bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 9.3.2. No outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered in the first four betas of iOS 9.3.3. iOS 9.3.3 beta 5 comes following the developer launch of iOS 10, a new version of iOS that will be released to the public this fall, with the second developer beta of iOS 10 having launched just yesterday. iOS 10 includes features like a redesigned Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with its own App Store, a Siri SDK for developers, a new Home app for controlling HomeKit devices, a redesigned Apple Music app, and more. Related Roundup: iOS 9 Tag: iOS 9.3.3 Discuss this article in our forums

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What You Need to Know About Mac Malware 'Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor'

Internet security software company Bitdefender's research lab has disclosed new malware targeting Macs called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor [PDF]. Learn more about the malware and how to keep your Mac protected against attackers. What is Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor? Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor is new macOS malware arising from a malicious third-party app called EasyDoc Converter, which poses as a drag-and-drop file converter. What is EasyDoc Converter? "EasyDoc Converter.app" is a third-party app that poses as a drag-and-drop file converter. The app has the following fake description:EasyDoc Converter is a fast and simple file converter for OS X. Instantly convert your FreeOffice (.fof) and SimpleStats (.sst) docs to Microsoft Office (.docx) by dropping your file onto the app. EasyDoc Converter is great for employees and students looking for a simple tool for quickly convert files to the popular Microsoft format. EasyDoc Converter lets you get to work quickly by using a simple, clean, drag-and-drop interface. The converted document will be saved in the same directory of the original file.EasyDoc Converter was previously available on software download website MacUpdate, but the app was removed by July 5. It may remain available for download elsewhere online. The app was never available through the Mac App Store. The app was created with Platypus, a developer tool used for native Mac apps from shell, Perl, Python or Ruby scripts. How is Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor distributed? Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor infects Macs with EasyDoc Converter installed. The app installs a malicious script that is registered to system startup and allows an attacker to anonymously access the infected Mac. How does Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor put my Mac at risk? Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor creates a Tor hidden service that provides attackers with full anonymous access to the infected Mac remotely through a PHP-based local web server dubbed Web Service – via a Tor-generated address. Attackers then have the ability to access and modify files, execute shell commands, capture images and videos from iSight or FaceTime webcams, and more through a web-based control panel: • File manager (view, edit, rename, delete, upload, download, and archive files) • Command execution (execute commands) • Script execution (execute scripts in PHP, PERL, Python, Ruby, Java, C) • Shell via bind/reverse shell connect (remotely execute root commands) • Simple packet crafter (probe firewall rule-sets and find entry points into a targeted system or network) • Connect and administer databases • Process list/task manager (access the list of processes and apps running) • Send emails with attached files What is a Tor hidden service? Tor is free software that allows for anonymous communication over a computer network, known as onion routing. The software essentially re-routes network traffic through a network of computers so that it cannot be traced back to its source IP address, allowing users to browse the internet without being identified. Tor hidden services are websites or servers configured to accept inbound connections only when they are routed through the anonymity network. A hidden service is accessed through its "onion" address, such as XXXpaceinbeg3yci.onion, which the attacker can connect to to gain remote control of the infected Mac. Which Macs are affected? MacUpdate listed EasyDoc Converter's system requirements as Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later. OS X Snow Leopard is compatible with Macs that have at least 1 GB of RAM and 5GB of free disk space. Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor is thereby capable of infecting mid 2007 or newer MacBook models, all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, mid 2007 or newer Mac mini and iMac models, and all Mac Pro models. Identify your Mac model by clicking on the Apple logo in the top-left macOS menu bar and selecting "About This Mac." How do I protect myself against Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor? The most important and obvious preventative measure is to avoid downloading "EasyDoc Converter.app" from any source. Installing unknown apps from unidentified developers is almost always a security risk. Apple's default Gatekeeper security settings already prevent EasyDoc Converter from opening, unless you ignore the warning dialog and proceed to manually open the app under System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Mac users can also download a trusted anti-malware app such as BlockBlock, which continually monitors common persistence locations and displays an alert whenever a persistent component is added to the system. How will Apple deal with this malware? Apple will likely update its "Xprotect" anti-malware system to block EasyDoc Converter. Tags: security, malware Discuss this article in our forums

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