The recently revealed KRACK vulnerability that affects most Wi-Fi connections has caused a good deal of concern in the Apple world, but as Glenn Fleishman explains, it’s not all that it’s KRACKed up to be. Jeff Carlson joins us this week to look at iOS 11’s new long exposure feature, which makes it easy for any photographer to take what were once labor-intensive shots. Adam Engst reviews Cardhop, a new Mac contact manager from the creators of Fantastical, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata examines the hardware announcements from Google’s latest event in the context of how they compete with Apple products. Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.1, SEE Finance 1.1.11, Merlin Project 4.3, Fantastical 2.4.3, Delicious Library 3.7, EagleFiler 1.8.1, BBEdit 12.0.1, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.16.
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iOS 11’s Long Exposure effect for Live Photos captured using an iPhone or iPad is impressive. Jeff Carlson compares what you would have to do to get the same shot with the iPhone and a traditional camera.
A security researcher found a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 security specification that underlies all Wi-Fi implementations. It lets an attacker decipher encrypted data between a device and a base station. However, the opportunity to exploit this flaw is limited and closing fast for hardware that can be updated.
Contact management is boring, and Apple’s Contacts app is terrible. That’s why the new Cardhop app from Flexibits might catch your fancy — it’s easily accessed, attractive, and quick to use via its natural language parser.
Google for some time now has aimed to become a major player in the consumer hardware market, and that inevitably means competing with Apple. Google’s recent press event was crammed with products that are going up against Apple’s.
Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.1, SEE Finance 1.1.11, Merlin Project 4.3, Fantastical 2.4.3, Delicious Library 3.7, EagleFiler 1.8.1, BBEdit 12.0.1, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.16.
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Mac mini is important to Apple’s future (we’ll believe him when we see a real update!), Apple recommends running a specific Terminal command before selling a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, and we learn what the iPod’s creator is up to now.