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Google Chrome 62 Rolling Out to Mac, Windows, Linux Platforms

Google has begun rolling out version 62 of its Chrome browser to the Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. The new version includes changed security behaviors and new features for developers.

Google Chrome 62 Rolling Out to Mac, Windows, Linux Platforms

9to5Google:

The first “Not secure” badge to the right of the URL in the address bar appeared this January on HTTP sites where password or credit card fields were present. Google is now extending the warning to any HTTP site where user data is entered. The badge will only appear after users begin entering information into a site.

Meanwhile, every HTTP site in Incognito will sport the “Not secure” warning as Google notes the increased expectation of privacy that users have in this mode. The end goal is for all non-HTTPS sites to eventually feature this badge.

On the macOS version of Chrome, various buttons will match the native look of the operating system, including a new background color, border radius, and padding.

Chrome 62 for desktop is now available for macOS, Windows, and Linux. Updates for Android and Chrome OS are coming soon.

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 3 to Developers

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta of the upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update to developers. The seed comes a little over a week after they seeded the second beta of the operating system.

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 3 to Developers

Registered developers can download macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 from the Apple Developer Center, of via the “Update” tab in Mac App Store on Macs with the proper profile has been installed.

The new beta appears to focus on under the hood changes, such as bug fixes, security fixes, performance boosts and other behind-the-scenes changes. The only front-facing change so far is the addition of new Unicode 10 emoji.

Notes and Known Issues

Foundation

Known Issues

  • Clients of NSURLSessionStreamTask that use a non-secure connection fail to connect when an error occurs during PAC file evaluation and the system is configured for either Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) or Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC). A PAC evaluation failure can occur when the PAC file contains invalid JavaScript or the HTTP host serving the PAC file is unreachable. (33609198) Workaround: Use startSecureConnection to establish a secure connection.

Safari Known Issues

  • Some webmail clients don’t load correctly. (34826998)

Vision Known Issues

  • VNFaceLandmarkRegion2D is currently unavailable in Swift. (33191123)
  • Facial landmarks identified by the Vision framework may flicker in temporal use cases, such as video. (32406440)

Some macOS High Sierra Users Experiencing Delays Receiving iMessages and SMS Texts

A bug in macOS High Sierra is reportedly causing some users to experience significant delays in receiving iMessage and SMS messages on their Mac.

Some macOS High Sierra Users Experiencing Delays Receiving iMessages and SMS Texts

AppleInsider:

A number of users have detailed the issue in a growing thread on Apple’s support forums. In addition, one AppleInsider staff member also continues to have problems with the bug.

After updating to High Sierra, some users found that iMessages are significantly delayed in arriving on a Mac. In addition, while the Mac is active, notifications are silenced on other iCloud-connected devices like iPhones and Apple Watches.

The result means users may not receive texts and iMessages for hours after they are actually delivered.

Some users report success in working around the issue, at least temporarily, by either disabling and then re-enabling messages, or by sending messages on a Mac instead of an iOS device.

Recent betas of macOS High Sierra don’t appear to fix the issue. Users also report that currently the only permanent solution appears to be reverting back to macOS Sierra. A community bug report has been created to make sure Apple is aware of the issue.

Some users have speculated that the bug could be related to changes in High Sierra that will eventually allow for iCloud’s seamlessly syncing of messages across all devices. We’ll keep you in the loop as we learn more about this issue.

MacTrast Deals: DASH A: World’s Flattest Portable Speaker

The DASH A: World’s Flattest Portable Speaker offers up to 10 hours of playback in an ultra-thin package!

MacTrast Deals: DASH A: World's Flattest Portable Speaker

DASH A: World’s Flattest Portable Speaker – Experience Sonic Perfection. Impossibly High-Quality Sound, Unbelievably Slim Package. – Just $59.99!

DESCRIPTION

Dash A may be the world’s flattest Bluetooth speaker, but don’t let size fool you. This ultra-thin soundbar delivers 10 hours of flawless playback on each charge, and emits every subtle auditory detail thanks to its crisp quality. Use it to enhance the soundtrack on your next movie night, or to play tunes on your next beach trip–Dash A’s design is so portable, it’s not even a speaker…it’s a soundbar.

‘No contest. For sound quality and ease of use, the DASH A is a hands-down winner.’ Leslie Shapiro, Sound+Vision

  • Features wide-range playback w/ custom, rare-earth neodymium drivers
  • Pairs effortlessly to any Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Also connects via included audio cable
  • Pumps powerful bass
  • Provides 10-hours straight of playback
  • Sits less than 3/4″ high, disappearing below your mobile devices for unobstructed viewing
  • Takes calls via speakerphone w/ noise-cancelation

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How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device’s Camera App

QR Codes are those squares full of pixelated block patterns that you see in ads and other postings that are used to send users to websites, download apps, or access other information.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device's Camera App

QR Codes are a quick an easy way to access information, or to jump directly to a website. In the past, users have had to use a third-party app to scan QR Codes. However, with the release of iOS 11, users can now scan QR Codes by simply using their iOS device’s Camera app. Thanks to OSXDaily for the original tip.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device’s Camera App

1.) Open the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.

2.) Point your device’s camera lens at the QR Code you wish to scan.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device's Camera App

3.) Hold your iPhone steady for a moment or two while your device recognizes the QR Code. (Don’t press the shutter button, it’s not needed.) You’ll soon see a notification pop-up at the top of the camera app screen. Tap the notification to access the website, app, or other information connected to the Code.

If you point your camera at the large QR Code near the top of this article, you’ll go to MacTrast’s Twitter page. (You might as well follow us while you’re there.)

You can make your own QR Codes with various apps and websites. We used a website called “GoQR.me” to create the one we used in this how to.

For more tips and tricks that can help you make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

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