Day: November 28, 2017

Here's How to Temporarily Fix the macOS High Sierra Bug That Gives Full Admin Access to Your Mac Sans Password

A newly discovered bug in macOS High Sierra enables the root superuser on a Mac with a blank password and no security check, essentially giving anyone full access to your Mac. Apple is likely already working on a fix, but in the meantime, there’s a temporary workaround — enabling the root user with a password. …

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Major macOS High Sierra Bug Allows Full Admin Access Without Password – How to Fix

There appears to be a serious bug in macOS High Sierra that enables the root superuser on a Mac with with a blank password and no security check. The bug, discovered by developer Lemi Ergin, lets anyone log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. This works when attempting to access …

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Apple Seeds Fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update to developers, a week and a half after seeding the fourth beta and a month after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the …

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AirPods and iPad Listed as Top Selling Electronics During This Year's Record-Setting Cyber Monday

Yesterday was Cyber Monday, an annual shopping event in the United States, United Kingdom, and many other countries that’s part of the holiday shopping season and offers users notable discounts on a vast array of consumer products. Last night, Adobe released its online shopping data for this year’s Cyber Monday, stating that November 27, 2017 …

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Members of Apple's PrimeSense Team Patent Method of Interacting With Mac Using Hand Gestures

Apple today was granted a patent originally filed in August 2016, describing a method in which users would be able to control a Mac computer — and potentially other devices — using a “non-tactile three dimensional (3D) user interface” (via Patently Apple). The patent’s inventor credits go in part to Amir Hoffnung and Jonathan Pokrass, …

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Apple Stores to Host Free 'Hour of Code' Sessions in Early December

Apple today announced it has opened registration for free all-ages “Hour of Code” sessions between December 4 and December 10 of this year at all of its nearly 500 retail stores around the world. Apple also introduced a new Hour of Code challenge in the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad that invites students to build …

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Apple Support YouTube Channel Launches With Videos Featuring iOS Tips and Tricks

Apple has launched an official Apple Support YouTube channel, uploading a series of videos that cover assorted iOS tips and tricks to help out customers new to iPhone and iPad. First noted on Reddit, the Apple Support YouTube channel was registered on October 5, but had remained dormant until yesterday when the channel was quietly …

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Bendigo Bank Announces Apple Pay Support in Australia

Starting today, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in Australia is offering support for Apple Pay. The announcement means account holders in Australia can now use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Blue Bank cards. People who use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Bank MasterCard will continue to get the rewards and benefits that their Mastercard credit and …

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WhatsApp Just Made It Easier to Record Long Voice Messages and Watch YouTube Video Links

WhatsApp received an update on Tuesday introducing a couple of notable feature additions, namely, a more convenient way to record long voice messages, and a picture-in-picture mode for viewing YouTube videos. WhatsApp’s voice message recording ability has been a popular feature on the chat platform for a good while now, but the fact that you …

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'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Downloaded Over 15 Million Times Since Launch

Nintendo’s latest iOS game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been downloaded at least 15 million times since it first became available for download last week, according to new download estimates shared by Sensor Tower (via TechCrunch). At an estimated 15 million downloads within six days, Sensor Tower says Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo’s second …

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