This issue brings you the second set of our picks from Macworld/iWorld 2013, but that’s only the beginning. In the news, we recommend that iPhone 4S users avoid iOS 6.1.1 unless you’re already having problems with iOS 6.1, and Rich Mogull explains the best way to protect yourself against the latest Flash vulnerability without losing complete access to Flash Web sites. Glenn Fleishman looks at the significant price hikes from in-flight Internet provider Gogo, and Steve McCabe puts the different English dialects of Siri to the test. Finally, we’re pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Connected Data, makers of the Transporter social storage device. Notable software releases this week include Sandvox 2.7.6, AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac and OS X Server 2.2.1.
If you are having problems with cellular connectivity on an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1, consider updating to iOS 6.1.1. Otherwise, sit tight.
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Connected Data, Inc., makers of the new Transporter social storage devices!
Adobe Flash isn’t only vulnerable, it’s being used to hack Macs. Instead of merely applying the latest patch, Security Editor Rich Mogull shows you how to sandbox Flash and limit future attacks.
The in-flight Internet operator Gogo, which runs Wi-Fi on all U.S. planes equipped with service, other than those operated by Southwest Airlines, has raised prices and is experimenting.
Macworld/iWorld doesn’t occupy two vast Moscone halls as it did in years past, but the expo floor did play temporary home to hundreds of vendors. Here the TidBITS staff continues to report on what caught their attention at the show.
Siri offers American, British, Australian, and Canadian English choices, and changes the output voice to match. But does that mean you can switch among them freely? With testing help from his American wife and daughter, Steve McCabe, a Brit living in New Zealand, puts Siri’s voices through their paces and comes up with some intriguing results.
Notable software releases this week include Sandvox 2.7.6, AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac and OS X Server 2.2.1.