Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 103

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Run Sheet ~ Jayson (late), Garth & Michael

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Story 1

US NBA star claims iPhone 6 plus related injury responsible for lower accuracy

Free agent Matt Bonner claims larger size of phone induced minor injury

macon reports US NBA player is blaming the screen size of Apple’s iPhone 6 plus for a persistent arm injury. San Antonio Spurs player Matt Bonner is citing his own experience, as well as that of his training staff for the claim that the larger device necessitating a longer reach across the device as well as changes in use habits is responsible for his tennis elbow-like injury.

Bonner said of the injury to The Concord Monitor that he “went through a two-and-a-half month stretch where I had really bad tennis elbow, and during that stretch it made it so painful for me to shoot I’d almost be cringing before I even caught the ball like, ‘Oh, this is going to kill.'”

The free agent continued elaboration, saying that “everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my

theory on how I got it. When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone it was a strain to use it, you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that’s how I ended up developing it.” According to Bonner, his coach had a similar injury, after extended sessions on the same device playing an unspecified game.

While Bonner played in a decade-high 71 games, his three-point shot percentage dropped to 36.5 percent. Bonner shoots at a 41.4 percent career average. Of the drop, Bonner said that “I really don’t want to say

that’s why my percentage dipped, but I’m not too worried about it. I know I can still shoot.”

 

 

Story 2

Apple updates OS X server for Yosemite to 4.1.3

The server package that adds functionality to the base OS X “client” has been incremented to version 4.1.3, and brings security fixes, stability improvements, and importantly improved reliability of Time Machine backups and restores.

Other fixes and features added include Profile Manager support for new Mobile Device Management commands, and payloads introduced in iOS 8.3

caching server configuration option can now output DNS TXT records in Windows format

Messages service improvements for group access

enhancements for Profile Manager device searching

User and Group accounts can now be exported to a file

a fix for Profile Manager, Calendar, and Wiki services

improved Web service remote administration

Firewall rule application fix after reboot

and Wiki service improvements on iPad.

 

Story 3

As posted on Aussie Mac Zone this week, introduced in Yosemite, you can send any sized attachment using your iCloud email account.

The default minimum is 20Mb but some ISP wont allow this big a file so I have made mine 10Mb

What it does is transfers your attachment to an iCloud server and adds a link in your email that the receiver clicks to get the attachment.

link to the article

How to send any file with Mail Drop in OS X

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Story 4

Watch apps we use / tried

Garth – NextThere by AppJourney for public transport, and Letterpad game by NimbleBit

Jayson – eBay watch bands

Michael – Reminders Nano by KendiTech

This app gives me complete access to my reminders list. Apple only give you notifications from reminders on the watch.

 

Story 5

Phone apps we use / tried

Jayson – Fallout Shelter game by Bethesda and  Music

Garth -Feeddler Pro by C.B. Liu an RSS reader and iTired sleep timer ~ sorry appears to be no longer available

Michael – Star Walk by Vito Technology ~ have had this for years on my iPhones. You just hold it up to the night sky to show you stars and planets by name.

 

Story 6

New TorrentLocker Outbreak

Please be aware that there is another variant of Ransomware currently happening within Australia.  This one appears to be from Australian Post and relates to tracking delivery of an item.  The user will be directed to a website (hxxp://aupost-track.net) which includes a Captcha mechanism, which requires user input before supposedly giving information about the tracked item.  If a user inputs information into the Captcha window the malware is downloaded and  files will become encrypted.

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