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EssentialMac | 28/08/2015

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Spotify Collects Your Location, Sensors, Voice And Photos Details

21/08/2015 |

Fresh from Forbes it seems that Spotify is going to be a whole lot of data collection on subscribers from now on. Basically if youre running spotify it’ll know where you are, if youre walking or moving, GPS co-ordinates and … Read More

Small El Cap Notification May Stop 1 Star Reviews On Launch

18/08/2015 |

One star reviews might be a thing of the past, or at least not so prevelant when El Cap comes to launch thanks to this one simple notification.

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#DragonforWork Live Blogging Nuance Press Event

18/08/2015 |

Nuance, the makers of Dragon dictate are just about to announce 5 new windows coming to Mac, iOS and Windows platforms. I’m liveblogging at things go along. Alas the page doesnt refresh so please check back.

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Now TV Box From Sky Updated. 1080p, USB & Ethernet Upgrades

10/08/2015 |

Arriving on the 6th August the new Now TV box from Sky will give you an even better way to enjoy Sky’s movies, entertainment and sport offerings without the need of a dish or subscription. Read More

Runkeeper Go! 50% off till August 10th

08/08/2015 |

No doubts about it that run keeper is a great app especially as it does a heck of a lot of stuff for free. The paid for version never really tempted me until it’s special 50% off deal making it just $19.99 for a years worth of pro feature including Read More

Ripping CD’s With iTunes Now illegal (again)

07/08/2015 |

You could almost file this one under conspiracy with the launch of Apple Music and the government now cracking down on piracy, however… Anyone who uses iTunes to rip a CD is technically breaking the law following recent changes to UK copyright legislation.

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Readdle Birthday Celebration. 50% Off Their Great Apps

04/08/2015 |

To celebrate, we’re launching a 50-percent-off Thank You Sale and sharing some of our lessons learned, failures, and successes on our blog. The App Store and its customers taught us a lot over the years, and I’d love to talk to you about what we’ve learned and where we are heading as a company.

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Torrent Freak Warns That Popcorn Time Vulnerability Can Let Hackers Take Control Of Your Computer

04/08/2015 |

Security researcher Antonios A. Chariton says that a fork of the Popcorn Time app is entirely susceptible to a malicious ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack, that would essentially provide an attacker with entire control over a vulnerable machine.

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Audio HiJack 3 Gets Some Nifty Updates

04/08/2015 |

There’s a reason many, many podcasters use Audio Hijack 3. It’s simple grid based system of adding microphones, audio sources, filters and much much more means you end up with a pretty powerfull mixing desk system. AHJ 3.2 has some nifty features including Time Shifting Audio.

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Thunderstrike 2 Firmware Worm Partially Patched

04/08/2015 |

Unlike its counterpart, Thunderstrike 1, version 2 of Thunderstrike 2 doesnt require any physical access to your Mac. This is a proof of concept where by using a software exploit the boot flash can be infected. This infects thunderbolt option roms and then the resume script or SMM. What does this mean in the real world. Don;’t randomly click or runanything you arent 100% sure about, but you do that anyway right?

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