iCloud hackers discredited, flicker-free video, printer web pages, Siri rocks reminders, Finder Permissions


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Apple saysiCloud extortionists have not hacked into our Systems — Hacker group Turkish Crime Family says it’s going to wipe out over 300 million iCloud accounts on April 7th if Apple doesn’t pay US$75,000 as ransom. Apple says the group hasn’t broken into its servers, so that means the logins they claim to have probably came from old hacks into other company’s services.
Many of the logins on Turkish Crime Family’s list look like they may have come from a 2012 LinkedIn data breach where over 100 million accounts were compromised, according to someone claiming to have seen the list.
[I thought it was suspicious they only demaned US$75,000. If you had breached Apple you couod ask a lot more – I figurd they lowballed hoping Apple would just pay without investigating properly, which is seriously underestimating almost everything about Apple!]

Digital Anarchy’s Flicker Free plug-in a useful tool for Final Cut Pro X users — Digital Anarchy’s US$149 Flicker Free plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (and Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro)  gives video editors and visual effects artists a useful tool that fixes a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing.

How to check out your printer’s webpage (and why you might want to) — Not every model supports doing so, but if yours does, it’s a handy trick to have in your arsenal for when your device starts misbehaving; sometimes certain options and features will be listed there (or will function properly from there!) and nowhere else.

Siri really rocks Reminders — Siri never forgets anything, and since most of us are never far from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can use Siri to set all your Reminders for you.

How to set permissions for items in macOS Sierra — You can set permissions for items on macOS Sierra if you wish. Permission settings determine who can view and alter files on the computer. You change permission settings at the bottom of the Info window for a file, folder, or disk in the Finder.

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