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CA calls for restricting state agencies' access to metadata

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Windows REvil ransomware group member says annual take is US$100m

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Rising telecommunications sector complaints under scrutiny by NZ competition regulator

29 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

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ASX again delays switch to blockchain-based system, this time to April 2023

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ACMA backs telco consumer regulatory reform

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Justice department bid to reinstate WeChat ban dismissed by court

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US appears to have hit peak paranoia ahead of presidential poll

28 October 2020 in Open Sauce

With the US elections a week away and warnings of Russian, Iranian and other foreign involvement pouring out from every…

Phone, Internet services complaints to TIO spike for third consecutive quarter

28 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Complaints about phone and Internet services by small businesses have grown overall for the third consecutive quarter, with residential consumers…

Torvalds says no need to name successor as that will take care of itself

28 October 2020 in Open Source

Linux creator Linus Torvalds says it won't be necessary for him to name a successor to take over from him…

Nokia tops Counterpoint's Android smartphone trust rankings for a second year

28 October 2020 in Mobility

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Italian energy giant Enel hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware

28 October 2020 in Security

The Italian multinational energy giant Enel Group appears to have been hit by cyber criminals using the Windows NetWalker ransomware,…

5G technology deployment a ‘step closer’ with imminent mmWave spectrum applications, says ACMA

27 October 2020 in Business Telecoms

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says the deployment of 5G technology in Australia is a…

Census to be given test run by 100,000 households on Tuesday night

27 October 2020 in Government Tech Policy

A total of 100,000 households will test out the infrastructure for next year's Australian census on Tuesday night, the Australian…

Zoom previews end-to-end encryption

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30 October 2020 in Business Software

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Legal centre warns on Consumer Data Right rule changes

30 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

A community legal centre has expressed concern that proposed changes to the Consumer Data Right rules puts people at risk.

Global tablet market shows strong growth in 3Q 2020

30 October 2020 in Hardware

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Christopher Wilkins takes on new role for Board in ANZ region

30 October 2020 in People Moves

Decision-making platform provider Board International has appointed Christopher Wilkins as Director of Partners and Alliances for the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region.

NSA refuses to spell out change to policy for planting backdoors

30 October 2020 in Government Tech Policy

America's National Security Agency has dug its heels in and is refusing to provide information to Democrat Senator Ron Wyden…

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30 October 2020 in Open Sauce

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Job advertisements return to pre-COVID levels

30 October 2020 in Recruitment

Job advertisements in the two weeks ending 25 October are at 90% of pre-COVID levels, according to a new report…

Monash/IIT AI identifies 91% of deepfakes

30 October 2020 in Business Software

Machine learning made deepfakes possible, and is also being used to detect them. Researchers at Monash University and the Indian…

Scientists from three universities share PM's prize for science

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Scientists from three universities — Professor Peter Veitch from University of Adelaide, Professor David McClelland and Professor Susan Scott from…

carsales set to launch beta of new digital mobility platform Placie

30 October 2020 in Automotive

Online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds vendor carsales says it will soon launch a beta of Placie, its digital mobility…

New APIs for iCall Suite

30 October 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Marketing software developer Tollring has extended the APIs for its iCall Suite call analytics and call recording products to allow…

Huawei keeps lead in China 3Q smartphone sales, but decline begins

30 October 2020 in Mobility

Despite the increasing American sanctions against it, Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies has retained its lead in the Chinese smartphone market…

ZEBRA CUSTOMER SUMMIT: Nov 10 2020 - video interview with CTO Tom Bianculli

29 October 2020 in Business IT

On the 10th of November, Zebra Technologies is holding its ANZ Customer Summit, with this year's theme being "Customer experience…

archTIS acquires US information protection business Nucleus Cyber

29 October 2020 in Deals

ASX-listed Canberra-based cyber security firm archTIS has acquired the Massachusetts-based global information protection business Nucleus Cyber for up to $9.75…

Fletcher makes an announcement about a two-day-old announcement

29 October 2020 in Open Sauce

Two days ago, the NBN Co, that august organisation which is building the national broadband network, issued a media statement…

Acronis launches first data centre in New Zealand

29 October 2020 in Data Centres

Cyber protection company Acronis has launched its first cloud data centre in New Zealand as part of its global deployment…

Inmarsat, Orbcomm extend product innovation, distribution deal to 2035

29 October 2020 in Deals

Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat and IoT solutions company ORBCOMM are extending their strategic partnership agreement to at least 2035…

With US poll six days away, ASPI warns of attacks on foreign elections

29 October 2020 in Security

The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute has issued a research paper claiming that state-backed actors are launching…

Samsung vaults to top as Indian 3Q smartphone shipments hit 53m units

29 October 2020 in Mobility

Smartphone shipments in India, the second largest market after China, grew to 53 million units in the third quarter of…

Big kids: eBay reveals 'Aussie Dads will buy their children gifts they secretly want this Christmas'

28 October 2020 in Home Tech

It’s not just fun and games for kids this Christmas, as more 56% of Aussie parentsare expected to buy their…

Nitro again insists data breach 'isolated' as incident gets more coverage

28 October 2020 in Security

ASX-listed Nitro Software, a firm that had its origins in Melbourne and offers a service to create, edit and sign…








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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:52

iTunes 12.4 arrives with no mention of vanishing files fix


Apple released a new version of iTunes overnight, but the release notes made no mention of the measures taken to address the vanishing file issue reported by certain users.

Last week, Apple said a forthcoming iTunes update would include "additional safeguards" to avoid the unexpected removal of music files reported by "an extremely small number" of users.

iTunes 12.4 arrived overnight, fulfilling the "early next week" part of Apple's undertaking.

But the release notes make no mention of the issue. They read:

Now enjoy all of your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more in a simpler design.

Navigation. Now you can use Back and Forward buttons as you navigate between your Library, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and more.

Media Picker. Easily switch between Music, Movies, TV shows and more - and Edit to choose just the items you want.

Library and Playlists. Use Sidebar to view your Library in new ways. Drag and drop songs to easily add them to Playlists. And Edit Sidebar to show only your favorite views.

Menus. Menus in iTunes are now simpler and easier to use. Use the View menu to customize your Library or try context menus to act on specific items.

In particular, iTunes 12.4 removes the hidden selection of categories such as podcasts, apps and audiobooks with a more conventional pop-up menu.

iTunes 12.4 menu 

The new version is available via the Mac App Store or Apple's website.

The Windows version of iTunes 12.4 addresses a dynamic library loading issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

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Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

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