Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

first_imgApple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping (AP) – Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user’s microphone remotely.The bug was demonstrated through videos online and reported on this week by tech blogs. Reports say the bug in the video chat app could allow an iPhone user calling another iPhone through Group Facetime to hear the audio from the other handset – even if the receiver did not accept the call.“We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week,” Apple said in a statement Tuesday.Its online support page noted there was a technical issue with the application and that Group Facetime “is temporarily unavailable.”The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, released a statement warning people about the bug and urging people to disable the app until Apple fixes the issue.Apple is due to report its latest quarterly earnings later Tuesday amid intense investor interest in the company’s financial health. Earlier this month, Apple said that demand for iPhones was waning and that its earnings for the final quarter of 2018 would be below expectations – a rare downgrade from the company. AP, January 29, 2019 Posted: January 29, 2019 AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Nest Hello smart video doorbell drops to 16574 Update Sold out

first_img Mentioned Above Nest Hello Get Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 for $100Sure, you can do some basic photo and video editing on your phone, but mobile apps will take you only so far. For more detailed work, you need a PC and capable software.Here you go: For a limited time, Amazon is offering Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 (for Windows and Mac) for $100. Regular price: $150.See it at AmazonPhotoshop Elements is like the junior version of Photoshop, the 800-pound gorilla of image editors. It’s designed to help you organize, manage, fix, enhance and share your photos.Now, I’m the first to point out that you can accomplish Photoshop-level image editing with free tools like Gimp and Paint.NET. Those programs have fairly steep learning curves, however. They’re not what I would call consumer-friendly. Photoshop Elements has a learning curve, too, but it’s definitely more guided, more intuitive.As for Premiere Elements, it’s a pretty powerful consumer-level video editor. With it you can import clips from just about any source and turn your footage into a polished, professional-looking movie.  There are some negative reviews from Amazon buyers, but look closely: Most of those came from folks who didn’t follow the license-redemption instructions properly — or thought they were buying Photoshop proper.Get a $100 iTunes gift card for $85Do you spend a lot on iTunes? Are you eyeballing the current Marvel movie sale that has a bunch of MCU titles (like The Avengers) on sale for $10 apiece? Here’s a way to save a few bucks.For a limited time, and while supplies last, PayPal Digital Gifts (via eBay) is offering a $100 iTunes gift card for $85. It’s a digital card delivered via email.See it at eBayYou can use this for iTunes and App Store purchases. Sound good? Hurry up: In my experience, these deals don’t last long. (The $50 gift card for $42.50 is currently sold out.)CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! See It Dell Tags $229 $229 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 Smart Home See It Comments See It Best Buycenter_img Nest Adobe Amazon Now playing: Watch this: Crutchfield Ding, dong, the list (price) is dead… Tyler Lizenby/CNET I don’t throw around words like “scourge” lightly, but porch pirates are a scourge on society, no question. It’s not surprising, then, that video doorbells have exploded in popularity — they give you a live view of who’s at the door and can record video whenever they detect motion.Read more: 7 ways to keep packages from getting stolen off your porchThe top-end models tend to be pricey, usually in the $200-$250 range. For a limited time, however, and while supplies last, CE Overstock (via Rakuten) has the Nest Hello smart Wi-Fi video doorbell for $165.74 when you apply promo code SAVE15. That requires you to have a Rakuten “membership” (free) and be signed into your account. Update: Sold out! But see below for a price that’s just $4 higher.See it at RakutenIf supplies run out, here’s a close second: MassGenie has the Nest Hello for $169.95 when you’re signed into your account and click the orange Power Deal button. It usually sells for $229.Here’s the most important thing to know about the Nest Hello: It’s CNET’s favorite video doorbell, beating out the likes of the August View Doorbell Camera and Ring Video Doorbell 2. Read our full Nest Hello review to learn why.As is common (unfortunately) with many smart doorbells, this one requires a monthly subscription to really get the most from it. Although Nest stores a three-hour video history at no extra charge, it’s probably a good idea to get Nest Aware, which for $5 per month stores a five-day video history.That subscription also nets you extras like activity zones (which let you limit motion detection to, say, just the porch area, so you don’t get a bunch of alerts every time a car drives by) and person and facial recognition.For what it’s worth, I’m currently testing a less expensive video doorbell that’s similar in design and offers free cloud storage, but it’s nowhere near as versatile as the Nest Hello. The latter is not only CNET’s top pick, but also a top-rated choice among users: Everywhere I look, I see average ratings of anywhere from 4.6 stars to 5 stars. (Seriously, check out Lowe’s: 5.0 average from over 2,300 buyers!)Assuming you’re going to end up paying some kind of monthly fee for cloud storage and whatnot, you might as well get the best deal you can on the hardware. This is one of the best deals I’ve seen, period. See it $229 Nest Hello Review • Nest Hello review: This is the smartest video doorbell around Nest Hello video doorbell: Smarter than your average… Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate 2:39 $175last_img read more

The price of innocence

first_imgIndia International Centre will be screening the film The Price of Providence, directed by Merajur Rahman Baruah on June 20 at the Centre’s Auditorium. The director will also introduce the film which will be followed by a discussion.The film is about the city Detroit’s corruption that puts Dwayne Provience in prison for a crime he did not commit. It took the hard work of strangers and nothing short of a miracle to regain his freedom. Corruption and incompetence, having devolved the city into bankruptcy, once again stand in Dwayne’s way today as he seeks to gain compensation for the decade he spent in prison as an innocent man. Through it all, Dwayne keeps his head up, and fights build up the life that was taken away from him. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’However, with the help of the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, he regained his freedom after a decade in prison, but his fight for justice continues.Merajur Rahman Baruah is an independent documentary filmmaker from India based in Delhi. He has done Master degree in Sociology, Diploma in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, and Film Appreciation course from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He has received the Commonwealth Vision Award 2006 as commanded for his film Beyond the Zero Line from the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, United Kingdom. He has also received Rajat Kamal for the best film on social issues at the 55th National Film Awards-India and also best director award for his film Shifting Prophecy at the Hyderabad International film Festival 2008. His film The Nine Months won the second best film at Jeevika- Asia Livelihood Documentary film Festival 2010-Delhi.When: June 20Where: India International Centrelast_img read more

KMC to float fresh tender to procure hot mix from outside

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will soon float a fresh tender for procurement of hot mix from outside and using it for road repair”After National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned the use of hot mix plants in the city, we are unable to operate our two hot mix plants located at Palmer Bazar and Goragacha Road near Taratala. Hence, we have to procure hot mix from outside for road repair. We will float a tender and select an agency from whom we will be getting the hot mix,” Mayor Firhad Hakim said after a high-level meeting at KMC headquarters on Friday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe civic body will also float a tender for selecting consultant for construction of a pollution free hot mix plant or similar alternative infrastructure. “We will float the tender after seeking advice from experts and then will ask time for around six months from the court to set up the infrastructure,” Hakim said. The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority as well as the state Public Works Department procure hot mix from outside through tendering process. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe meeting between the Member Mayor-in-Councils (MMiC) was held at KMC where a few councillors gave the proposal of shifting the hot mix plant situated on Goragacha Road to Bhangar in South 24-Parganas. The decision in this regard is yet to be taken. Sources at KMC said they will appeal to NGT for relaxation in operating two plants for a certain period and will inform in detail about the steps they are taking to switch over to other alternatives for curbing pollution. The matter is scheduled to be heard again by NGT on December 18. In the last month, a private company had demonstrated before KMC on how cold mix technology can be used for road repair. The KMC engineers are analysing the pros and cons of the technology. KMC has also written to its mother organization PWD regarding their idea of using coal mix for road repair.last_img read more

NKDA to celebrate World Environment Day

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) will be celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5 in a unique manner to create a sense of environment awareness among the residents.”We will be organising plogging on early mornings at Eco Park in New Town. Plogging is a new environmentally conscious fitness trend, where people pick up rubbish while on a run. We will be giving prizes to the ones collecting the most trash,” a senior official of NKDA said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPlogging is a term coined in Sweden and according to a leading international daily, this exercise-meets-eco-friendly activity started there and has since spread across the world. The combination of jogging and picking up plastics and other waste material on the ground is a better exercise than just jogging, as one has to squat or bend in addition to running or walking. NKDA is also contemplating an ‘adda’ session on the electric bus of Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO). The event will be held in association with the British Deputy High Commission. According to plans, this will start from NKDA corner in Eco Park, where recycled products created from wastes as well as washed and pressed dresses at very low prices are being sold for the young – not because they can’t afford new ones but because they care for the environment. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSenior officials of NKDA led by its chairman Debashis Sen held a meeting on Friday, to discuss the strategy of organising the two events on June 5. It may be mentioned that New Town already boasts of a number of sustainable and consumer-centric features like app-based cycles for the entire city, e-buses, solar PV on canals, advance machinery for road cleaning & solid waste management, public green & open spaces etc. It is India’s first green-rated satellite city and is a unique blend of ancient architectural practices and modern technological innovations.last_img read more

Hard Rock coming to Daytona Beach with brand new hotel

first_img Posted by Share Travelweek Group Hard Rock coming to Daytona Beach with brand new hotel << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ORLANDO — Hard Rock International has set its sights on ‘the original American Beach’ with the announcement of a new property in Daytona Beach opening in late 2017.The 200-key hotel, launched in collaboration with Summit Hospitality Management Group and managed by Hard Rock International, will be the company’s fourth property in Florida, featuring Hard Rock’s trademark style and rock ‘n roll vibe.True to the brand, the property will boast a Body Rock workout facility, and a Rock Spa complete with Rhythm & Motion spa menu, six treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure station and poolside cabanas with spa services. In the lobby, the world famous Rock Shop will feature Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise.For families, young rockers can hang out in the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club. Additionally, The Sound of Your Stay music amenity program allows guests to unleash their inner rock star, whether that means setting the mood with a complimentary vinyl player and records or nailing power chords on a Fender guitar.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backOther hotel amenities include 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, all-day dining, 24-hour in-room dining, a grab-and-go coffee shop and a poolside bar and grill. There’ll also be an expansive swimming pool and deck, and nearby outdoor experiences like paddle boarding and deep-sea fishing. Tags: Florida, Hard Rock Hotelslast_img read more