Aussie Mac Zone ~ Episode 191

Show 191 – May 22, 2017

Run Sheet ~ Garth & Michael & Nick

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Our Aussie Apple Ramblings
Story 1

Apple updates
As per the web page
“For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available.”
In the list when I say area on concern there may be 10 items in 1 area

iOS 10.3.2
Security issues in WebKit, SQLite, CoreAudio and others
* 25 areas of concern documented
MacOS 10.12.15
Security issues in WebKit, SQLite, CoreAudio and others
* 32 areas of concern documented
tvOS 10.2.1
Security issues in WebKit, SQLite, CoreAudio and others
* 16 areas of concern documented
watchOS 3.2.2
Security issues in WebKit, SQLite, CoreAudio and others
* 12 areas of concern documented
Safari 10.1.1
Security issues in WebKit and Safari
* 10 areas of concern documented

iCloud 6.2.1 for Windows
Security issues in WebKit
* Available for: Windows 7 and later
* 1 area of concern documented
iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows
Security issues in WebKit
* Available for: Windows 7 and later
* 1 area of concern documented

Apple lists information from a website called Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures at
There may be more areas and items that Apple has not divulged.

You may pause the show now and do your updates, we won’t mind!

Story 2

How do we get these BAD Things

So say we go to a legitimate website and get a popup that reads “We need to install a Profile for you to enjoy this site more”

Never, never, never, click.
A profile is a small file that Apple and its developers use to push test software to your iOS device.

We also tell you to hover over a link to see the actual destination of that link.
Even more careful now as baddies have tried to trick you by putting in a tricky letter that is almost a ”p” in the second “p” in So with a quick glance in looked legit.

So unfortunately it is up to us to be more vigilant and tell or family and friends.

Story 3

Spain, Sweden and Australia, $1 for Apple Music trial.

Apple Music changing from free trial to $1 cost.
Why these 3 countries? (we don’t know)

Story 4

Lady who’s headphones got hot not being compensated by Apple.

3rd Party battery issue.

Story 5

Tim Cook in a recent interview said he was keeping a more thorough check on his glucose levels. Not because he is a Diabetic, but because he understands that if your sugar levels are less highs and lows it puts less strain on your body.

Now it has been suggested that this is being achieved by him wearing a special Apple Watch strap

Story 5

iCloud to require app specific passwords from June 15

app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third-party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts and calendar services not provided by Apple.

The change applies only to iCloud accounts that have two-factor authentication enabled. (As all of them should.)

App-specific passwords are just what they sound like: a password that can be used by an app to log in to your iCloud account. It’s essentially a loophole that allows apps to access your iCloud account without having to go through the two-factor authentication process. The benefit over using your standard iCloud password is if a single app or service is compromised, you can easily revoke its app-specific password, instead of having to change your standard iCloud password everywhere. And since Apple generates the app-specific passwords for you, it can ensure that they’re as strong as possible.

Story 6

Apple holds Stevie Wonder concert on campus in honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Apple has been celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day all week, highlighting its Accessibility features and sharing the stories of those who use them. To cap off its celebrations, Apple yesterday held a concert at its headquarters with Stevie Wonder.

Earlier in the week, Apple released a new series of videos highlighting people with disabilities who use its products, while Tim Cook also sat down with three different YouTubers to discuss Apple’s Accessibility efforts. One of which was shot entirely in the Clips app.

For me I constantly use the 3 tap home button magnifier. Apple serial numbers that I have to write down constantly are small, and even hidden.
Try the serial number on power adapters these days, it is down in the AC socket.

Garth you?
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How To 1

How to find your parked car with Maps on your iPhone

To Activate
* Turn on Location Services. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
* Make sure that Frequent Locations is on. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations > Frequent Locations.
* Turn on Show Parked Location. Go to Settings > Maps > Show Parked Location.
* Make sure that your iPhone is paired to CarPlay or Bluetooth in your car.

To Find your car
* When you leave your vehicle, your iPhone disconnects from Bluetooth, which lets Maps mark the location of your car. To edit your car’s location, open Maps and tap Parked car or add a photo of where you parked.
* When you’re ready to go back to your car, follow these steps:
* Open Maps.
* Tap the Search field, then choose Parked Car from the suggestions list.
* Tap Directions and choose Drive, Walk, Transit, or Ride.
* Select the route that you prefer. When you’re ready, tap GO.
To remove a Parked Car pin, tap Parked car on the map. Then swipe up on the menu card, and tap Remove Car.
Maps won’t mark your parked car if you frequently park in the same location, like at home or work.

How To 2 – this weeks email

Hi Aussie Mac Zoners

Listener Steve ~ The last two weeks I have been getting AMZ a lot earlier in the week but the first time is about 1 minute of garble which I have to delete then reload?

Michael ~ What app are you using for the podcast?
Confirming, the re-loaded file is OK?

Listener Steve ~ I now know that the problem is from my podcast player. Overcast

Michael ~ I have also had recent problems with the latest Overcast update.
My issue is some podcasts play super super fast, and I cant change the speed.
I have to select another podcast, start to listen, then switch back to the first.

Since this discussion there has been another update to Overcast, hopefully fixing our issues as it is a great app.

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