iOS 15 is here

iOS 15 was first announced on June 7, 2021, at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference and was finally released for all devices on September 20, 2021. iOS 15 is compatible with iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) and offers a plethora of improvements and exciting new features.

Goodreader PDF Editor & Viewer App for the iPhone & iPad 

(Version 5.1.6)

Mashable described Goodreader, first released in 2009 for the iPhone, as "a Swiss army knife of awesome". I would have to agree. Goodreader is a must have killer app which allows you to read, annotate, edit and sign robust PDF files, view pictures and maps, Microsoft Office files, Apple' iWork (Pages, Numbers & Keynote) files, HTML and Safari web archives, listen to audio, view video and open ZIP and RAR archives. In addition, any documents which have been edited or annotated in Goodreader can be viewed in any other application using PDF format. In addition, any documents which have been edited or annotated in Goodreader can be viewed in any other application using PDF format.

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Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch

Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and legal services for open source software projects, has called on the open source community to ditch GitHub after quitting the code-hosting and collaboration platform itself.

The move comes a week after Microsoft-owned GitHub launched the commercial version of Copilot, an AI-powered pair-programmer that collaborates with software developers by suggesting lines or functions as they type. It’s a little like Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which strives to expedite your email writing by suggesting the next piece of text in your message using contextual cues.

Want Windows 11?  Your PC better have these specs

Microsoft has published its hardware requirements for Windows 11, adding strict new security requirements for its next operating system...if you're going the official route, that is. Here’s what you’ll need to run Windows 11 when Microsoft releases it in the fall.

iCloud Private Relay now considered a 'beta' feature, comes disabled by default with iOS 15

iCloud Private Relay is part of iCloud+, which is what Apple now calls the paid iCloud subscription plans with more storage. With Private Relay, Apple provides multiple security proxies that change the route of user traffic and keep it private. It’s almost as if Private Relay is Apple’s VPN for iCloud subscribers.

The most dangerous (and interesting) Microsoft 365 attacks

APT groups are developing new techniques that allow them to avoid detection and exfiltrate hundreds of gigabytes of data from emails, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other applications.

Government-sponsored hackers, who carry out cyberespionage campaigns, invest more resources than ever to find new ways of attacking the cloud. One of their preferred targets is Microsoft 365, previously called Office 365, a platform used by an increasing number of organizations of all sizes.

Robocalls are out of control.  But that could change after June 30

Millions of Americans don't even bother answering calls from unfamiliar or blocked numbers for fear a call might be from an illegal robocaller. That could change with a June 30 deadline from the FCC that requires voice providers to implement technology to force callers to identify themselves

A big deadline in the fight to beat back those annoying robocalls is coming tomorrow. As of June 30, every major voice provider in the US, including phone companies AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile and cable provider Comcast, will have to implement a technology called Stir/Shaken.

Introducing Twitter Blue - Twitter’s first-ever subscription offering

Twitter is officially rolling out their first subscription offering of Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) in Australia and Canada. The subscription service will offer Bookmark Folders, Reader Mode which will allow users to turn threads into easy to read text, and the ability to "Undo"; the ability to delete a tweet using a customized timer which can be set for up to 30 seconds,. This feature allows you to click "Undo" before your tweet, reply or response appears on your timeline. And best of all, you will be able to correct mistakes with preview before it is released to the world. Monthly cost for subscribers in Canada and Australia will be $3.49 CAD and $4.49 AUD. U.S. rollout has not been announced.

Municipal Broadband Is Restricted In 18 States Across The U.S. In 2021

 Over the past year, the broadband sector has come into the forefront of public discourse, with millions of Americans struggling to stay online amidst the pandemic. In many communities, local governments have turned to creating their own solutions where private competition has not met the needs of the populace.

There are currently 18 states in total that have restrictive legislation against municipal broadband networks in the U.S.

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