Brand New 15″ MacBook Pro with TouchBar GPU Graphics issue/glitch/fault.

2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Highest possible spec, 2TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4GB GPU, 2.9Ghz i7.

24 hours old, powered on, installed Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop from Adobe CC app.

No apps open at the time. I had just launched the Migration Assistant as I was about to start pulling over all my content from my old 2012 retina MacBook Pro. Migration Assistant had just logged me out automatically and then I opted to quit migration assistant and do some more housekeeping on my old rMBP before migrating data. I quit the Migration Assistant and was presented with the login screen. I tried touchID which failed as it required password, typed in password, screen went blank for 5 to 10 seconds and then had terrible graphic glitches, mainly a yellow wave hue all over the screen that moved when windows were moved around. Issue was still present after changing the resolution in the settings. Issue persisted for around 5 minutes before returning to normal. Continue reading “Brand New 15″ MacBook Pro with TouchBar GPU Graphics issue/glitch/fault.”

iPhone 7 DNG vs JPG (RAW vs JPG)

Comparison of shadow recovery from iPhone 7 RAW/DNG images vs JPG

It’s iPhone 7 launch day here in the U.K. and our 256GB iPhone 7 in black has arrived and the first thing we wanted to test was the new ability of the camera to shoot in RAW (actually Adobe’s open format RAW called DNG) and see what benefit it offered over shooting in normal JPG mode and we’re surprised, and disappointed, by the results. Continue reading “iPhone 7 DNG vs JPG (RAW vs JPG)”

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Is call audio logging baked into your iOS device?

Are Apple and the NSA logging your phone calls?

How much do we actually know about our mobile devices? The information they collect, store and transmit is largely unknown to the majority of users and closed sources and systems make it difficult to maintain transparency in a progressively security conscious time.

We all make mistakes with security, your author revealed some of these a few years ago where Facebook, Dropbox, 1Password and a smorgasbord of other apps were found to be storing critical data in plain text.

A few years on and again I was digging around in code and spotted something which concerns me.

It may be nothing, but I think it’s in our collective interests to have the following clarified.

The following header file displays the function names contained within the iOS 8.1 Springboard App’s TelephonyManager interface

 

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