/ Security News /

A security researcher earlier today publicly revealed details and proof-of-concept exploit code for an unpatched, critical zero-day remote code execution vulnerability affecting the widely used internet forum software vBulletin that’s already under active exploitation in the wild. vBulletin is a widely used proprietary Internet forum software package based on PHP and MySQL database server that …

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The earthquake alert system on Android, which for now is only in California. Google Google search results leveraging the earthquake data. Google Back in 2016, Ars reported on an interesting use for the bundle of sensors we carry around every day in our smartphones—earthquake detection. The accelerometers in your phone make a passable-enough seismometer, and …

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Enlarge / TCL’s new 6-Series QLED Roku TVs come with mini-LED backlights. TCL TCL on Tuesday launched the latest iterations of its popular 6-Series and 5-Series 4K HDR TVs. Both lineups are available starting today, though TCL says the former will have “limited availability” on Tuesday. Prices for the 5-Series start at $400 for a …

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In macOS 11 Big Sur for MacBooks, Apple replaced the Energy Saver system preference with a new one called Battery. Let’s take a look at Battery and the options you can set. Usage History The first section of Battery is Usage History. This shows two charts: a Battery Level chart and a Screen On Usage. …

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Long time readers of this furry pontificator might have noticed something strange in last week’s column. Last week the Macalope approvingly linked to a piece on the Forbes contributor network. Needless to say, this caused a certain amount of consternation. So, let us return to the subject of the Forbes contributor network and bag of …

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Parallels Desktop 16’s Control Center under macOS Big Sur. Big Sur is also supported as a virtual machine, of course. Pro users will be able to name custom networks. There’s a developer menu to make some tasks easier. You can compress and export virtual machines. Parallels Desktop 16 launched on the Mac today. It’s the …

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The Google Maps app for Apple Watch. Google Maps in CarPlay’s Dashboard view. Today, Google made two announcements about Google Maps for Apple platforms. First, Google’s app now works with the dashboard view on CarPlay screens, allowing drivers to see maps and media controls side-by-side. Second, Google is relaunching the Maps app on the Apple …