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A HTTP new remote access toolkit (RAT) that is cause for concern has surfaced, according to anti-virus/anti-malware program maker Symantec, which makes turning legitimate Android apps into malware easier than before. The program, Dendroid (tagged as Android.Dendoroid by the security company), offers an easy-to-use commercial solution to inject malicious code for trojan access into APK files for placement on Android marketplaces, bypassing security checks.
LogMeIn has updated its flagship Mac version, LogMeIn Pro, to add the ability to stream HD video, audio and multimedia apps to other computers or iOS devices either via a browser or the native iOS LogMeIn application. The LogMeIn program allows users to access Macs running LogMeInPro remotely, and includes printing capabilities, running Mac applications and accessing remote media content on mobile devices.
Zinio, a magazine service designed for iOS devices, has become one of the top three grossing iPad apps offered in the App Store. Since July's v2.0 update, which added support for in-app purchases, Zinio has ranked as the number one grossing News application in numerous countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Russia. The application provides access to thousands of magazines from around the world, with support for purchasing both subscriptions and individual issues. All magazines can be viewed as full-color reproductions of the print versions, or as enhanced text pages with support for resizing the text.
NCP has released its IPsec VPN client for the Mac, NCP Secure Enterprise. The software allows a Mac client to connect to a centrally managed network, enabling users to perform tasks such as linking a home Mac to a firewalled work computer. The company's management system monitors and controls remote access via VPN, allowing a remote Mac to access needed servers with one click.
Flying Mac has updated its remote access utility for Bare Bone's Yojimbo personal information manager, launching Webjimbo 2.5. The software allows users to view and edit their Yojimbo data from anywhere - via web browser, iPhone or iPad. Yojimbo stores information across numerous filetypes, like PDFs, images, web archives, rich text notes, bookmarks and both passwords and serial numbers. It uses tags, collections and labels for fast organization.
RemotePC has launched Remote Access Viewer for Mac, a new application that allows users to access Windows computers from a remote location. The utility can connect to one or more computers from a single platform, with each interface presented through a web browser. When accessing different computers, users can access programs, work on documents, or even reboot the remote machine. The connections are protected using 128-bit RC4/SSL security encryption, which covers all communication.
Faronics has released an update to its classroom management software for teachers, Insight 7.4. The software provides tools for monitoring a studentís computer, and allows instructors to control what applications can be opened, where students can go on the web, or to remotely access their systems. In the latest version support has been added for instructors to use the software from a Mac, along with additional internet controls for Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox.
RealVNC has launched an update to its software for remotely accessing and controlling computers, VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5. Users can view the desktop and control a different computer from within a web browser. The latest version features improved speed and performance, along with support for cross-platform printing and international characters. The company also enhanced the cross-platform chat function.
ResizeMe 2.1 ($26) is a batch image and photo editor that can resize, scale, rotate and flip multiple images and photos at once. The application is capable of handling most of the common image formats including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, JP2, SGI and TGA. The update has added the ability to rename files with the search and replace function, and allows images to be imported by dragging them to the dock icon. Photos can also now be edited in place as opposed to copies being saved in other locations. [Download - 1.2MB]
Health Tracker 3.3.0 ($20) is a tool for tracking and graphing any health related measurement. Diabetics can keep track of their blood glucose levels and people on diets can track their weight. The software also keeps track of your rate of losses or gains for each measurement, and evaluates how long it should take you to reach a goal, if a goal has been entered. Version 3.4 has fixed an bug related to deleting entries and also includes several user interface enhancements. [Download - 3MB]
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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN