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Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Cam gains support for Apple HomeKit
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Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Cam gains support for Apple HomeKit

Continuing its promise of adding HomeKit to its product line, Arlo has just rolled out extensive HomeKit support for the relatively new Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight cam. The Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Cam was released earlier in 2020 and initially was only supported in the Arlo app. With Friday's HomeKit integration, the camera shows up in the Home app, and so do the motion sensor, two-way communication, and the light. The light is adjustable too, allowing users to change the brightness of the LED panel. Users are able to use the motion sensor from the Pro 3 Floodlight Cam to trigger various scenes and other accessories as well. For example, the Pro 3 Floodlight Cam could detect motion which could then be used to toggle on a user's outdoor lights that are controlled via a HomeKit in-wall switch or...
You Can Now Jailbreak iOS 12.4.8 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak
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You Can Now Jailbreak iOS 12.4.8 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak

Posted by Rajesh Pandey on Jul 24, 2020 in News, Unc0ver Jailbreak The Unc0ver team today rolled out a new update for their jailbreak tool which adds support for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and the original iPad Air. Owners of the above devices can now jailbreak their device provided it is running iOS 12.4.8. The new exploit used by Unc0ver 5.3.0/1 has higher reliability when jailbreaking the above devices running iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.1 or iOS 12.4.1 – iOS 12.4.8. This is a relatively minor update for the tool and it does not really benefit iPhone and iPad owners whose devices are running iOS 13.5.1 or iOS 13.6. The last version of iOS 13 that can be successfully jailbroken using Unc0ver still remains iOS 13.5. Given that iOS 14 is now around a couple of months away from it...
iOS 14 Jailbreak Demoed by Pangu Team
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iOS 14 Jailbreak Demoed by Pangu Team

Posted by Rajesh Pandey on Jul 24, 2020 in Jailbreak iOS 4 The Pangu team has demoed a working iOS 14 jailbreak at MOSEC 2020, a mobile security conference. The jailbreak was shown working on an iPhone 11 Pro running a beta build of iOS 14. Do not get your hopes too high of a possible iOS 14 jailbreak landing from the Pangu team around the same time that Apple releases iOS 14 to the public later this fall. It is quite common for developers and teams to show off jailbreak for a new and upcoming version of iOS, but never eventually getting around to releasing it. The Pangu team has also not released an iOS jailbreak in quite a few years now and their last jailbreak tool was for iOS 9. Mosec 2020, iOS 14 JailBreak DEMO by Pangu pic.twitter.com/SfkDpvhYQG — Min(Spark) Zhen...
iOS 14: How to Use App Library on iPhone
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iOS 14: How to Use App Library on iPhone

The iPhone home screen is getting a much-needed makeover and gaining some useful customization options in iOS 14. Users will no longer be limited to the endless list of scrolling apps pages on the home screen.  With iOS 14 on your iPhone, you can implement resizable widgets on the home screen or hide the home screen pages. The biggest change, however, is the addition of the App Library. Let’s understand what’s App Library, how to use it effectively on the iPhone, and answer some of the commonly asked questions around it. How to Use App Library on iPhone There is a new space on your home screen that’s called the App Library. You will find it by swiping to the left-most home screen. Users don’t need to enable or toggle-on any option to use the App Library on their iPhone. It auto...
Apple’s Restrictions on Third-Party Devices in Find My App Comes under Scrutiny
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Apple’s Restrictions on Third-Party Devices in Find My App Comes under Scrutiny

With iOS 14, Apple opened its walled garden a bit. Apart from allowing users to change their default email and web browser apps, the company also allowed them to add third-party devices in the Find My app. Apple did so to silence growing criticism about the company not operating on a level playing field when it comes to third-party products and services. However, it has now come under criticism. Apple’s AirTags haven’t been announced yet, but the company allowed brands like Tile and others to integrated their products with the brand’s Find My service. However, more details about the program have now been revealed and information about how the Cupertino-based brand is forcing far stricter rules on third-party brands on using Find My. A secret 50-page PDF from Apple was share...
Leak Claims Apple Is Bringing Face ID to Future Macs
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Leak Claims Apple Is Bringing Face ID to Future Macs

Apple introduced Touch ID with the iPhone 5s in 2013, and then the feature made it to the MacBook lineup with the MacBook Pro in 2016. In 2017, the company introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, but the 3D face recognition feature hasn’t made it to any Mac yet. However, a new leak suggests that Apple will soon launch Macs with Face ID. According to 9To5Mac, references have been found that suggests Apple is working to bring Face ID to its computers. The publication was able to find an extension on macOS Big Sur Beta 3 with code that’s intended to support ‘PearlCamera’. If you can remember, PearlCamera is a codename that Apple internally refers to the Face ID and the TrueDepth camera, and it was first leaked in 2017 before the launch of the iPhone X. References to ‘BioCapture’...
The 6 Best Google Assistant Speakers You Can Buy in 2020
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The 6 Best Google Assistant Speakers You Can Buy in 2020

BoseIf you’re heavily invested in the Google ecosystem, using Google Assistant is likely second nature for you at this point. Whether it’s smart home commands or listening to music, Google Assistant is just useful to have around. So, why not have it around everywhere and the addition of great audio quality with a Bluetooth speaker that has Google Assistant built-in? What to Look for in a Google Assistant Speaker When it comes to selecting your speaker, there are a few things you should consider. Audio Quality: Obviously, this is the most important part of any speaker. You might have your preferences on how you like your audio to be tuned, but regardless of that, the speaker you buy should output audio worth its price tag. Connection Requirements: Google Assistant requires an in...
How to Connect to a Database Over a Network
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How to Connect to a Database Over a Network

When connecting to a database, you must take extra precautions if it’s not running locally. Any connections made over a network should be secure, and you should never leave the database open for anyone to brute-force a connection. The Best Solution: Run Your DB In a Private Subnet Connecting over the internet is risky. You should never just leave your database open to the web, as it’s simply just increasing your attack surface for no reason. With proper passwords set up, it’s not going to allow anyone to hack you instantly, but it’s usually not necessary to have a database be publicly accessible. With that being said, it’s often beneficial architecturally to have databases run on separate servers. Separating your database from your web servers allows you to manage it individual...
How to Save Web Pages for Offline Reading in Safari on iPhone
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How to Save Web Pages for Offline Reading in Safari on iPhone

Enjoy reading on the go but have a bad network signal? If you have an iPhone or iPad linked to an iCloud account, you can save articles to your Reading List for later reading offline using a feature buried in Settings. Here’s how. How to Enable the Reading List Offline Before the offline reading list can work, we need to make sure iCloud is set up to save your Safari bookmarks and Reading List. To do that, open “Settings” and tap on your name at the very top. Then tap “iCloud.” In iCloud settings, scroll down until you see “Safari” and tap the switch to turn it on. If it’s already on (the switch will be green), leave it that way. Now, we need to turn on the offline reading list option. Press back two times in the upper-left corner of the screen until you retu...
How to Create Lambda Functions Using SAM
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How to Create Lambda Functions Using SAM

While Lambda has a web-based editor for updating your functions, it’s intended for beginners, and isn’t what you should use in practice. Creating functions with SAM templates allows you to move your Lambda functions onto your existing source control and CI/CD pipeline. The Problem If you’re learning AWS and Lambda, you’ve probably seen this interface: This is Lambda’s web editor, which allows you to edit the function directly from the page for that function. It’s great for beginners, and can even be used extensively for small projects when extended with the Cloud9 IDE, which allows for local and remote debugging. However, this isn’t the real way you should be writing Lambda functions, especially if you’re managing an entire microservices backend running on hundreds of them...