Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

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Today Apple released a deluge of updates which includes macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2.

macOS 10.12.4

  • Adds Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark.
  • Adds Siri support for cricket scores, schedules, and player rosters from the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.
  • Adds Dictation support for Shanghainese.
  • Improves right-to-left language support for the Touch Bar, toolbar, and visual tab picker in Safari.
  • Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview.
  • Improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages.
  • Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.

 

iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps. 

Find My iPhone

  • View the current or last known location of your AirPods
  • Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them

 

Siri

  • Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
  • Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
  • Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
  • Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

 

CarPlay

  • Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
  • Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
  • Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music

 

Other improvements and fixes

  • Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
  • New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
  • Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
  • Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
  • Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
  • Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
  • Home app support for accessory battery level status
  • Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
  • Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
  • VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail

 

watchOS 3.2

This release introduces the ability to use Siri with apps and Theater Mode to keep the screen dark until you tap it. This release also includes additional improvements and bug fixes.

  • Siri now works with apps from the App Store to start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides, and more.
  • Theater Mode setting turns on silent mode and keeps the screen dark until you tap it, even when you raise your wrist.
  • Scribble is now available in French, Spanish, and Italian.
  • Music playlist sync progress is now displayed in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

 

Apple also updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iOS and macOS.

Fake Virus Warning Targets Mac Users to Download MacKeeper

macoscheckdotcom scam site

I received a frantic message from a friend when she saw a message that “virus found” on her Mac. She then sent me a few photos of the message.

macoscheckdotcom scam site fake virus check

As it turns out, it is related to none other than MacKeeper. In January2014, a class action lawsuit was filed against ZeoBIT, the maker of MacKeeper.

“macoscheck.com” was registered on December 26, 2015.

Whois info on macoscheck.com:

Deus-ex-Mac:~ ultra-slacker$ whois macoscheck.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered

with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net

for detailed information.

Domain Name: MACOSCHECK.COM

Registrar: INTERNET DOMAIN SERVICE BS CORP

Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 2487

Whois Server: whois.internet.bs

Referral URL: http://www.internetbs.net

Name Server: NS1.SPEEDLOADINGSERVER.COM

Name Server: NS2.SPEEDLOADINGSERVER.COM

Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Updated Date: 26-dec-2015

Creation Date: 26-dec-2015

Expiration Date: 26-dec-2016

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:49:01 GMT <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/epp-status-codes-2014-06-16-en.

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the

registrar’s sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is

currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration

date of the domain name registrant’s agreement with the sponsoring

registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar’s Whois database to

view the registrar’s reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois

database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and

automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or

modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry

Services’ (“VeriSign”) Whois database is provided by VeriSign for

information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information

about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not

guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide

by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only

for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data

to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass

unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,

or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes

that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,

repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly

prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to

use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or

query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register

domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right

to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure

operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the

Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign

reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and

Registrars.

Domain Name: MACOSCHECK.COM

Registry Domain ID: 1989721914_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.internet.bs

Registrar URL: http://www.internetbs.net

Updated Date: 2015-12-26T12:22:03Z

Creation Date: 2015-12-26T12:22:03Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-12-26T12:22:03Z

Registrar: Internet Domain Service BS Corp.

Registrar IANA ID: 2487

Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@internet.bs

Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.7546458118

Reseller:

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited – http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Registry Registrant ID:

Registrant Name: Domain Admin

Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Registrant Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Registrant City: Nassau

Registrant State/Province: New Providence

Registrant Postal Code: 0000

Registrant Country: BS

Registrant Phone: +1.5163872248

Registrant Phone Ext:

Registrant Fax:

Registrant Fax Ext:

Registrant Email: macoscheck.com-owner@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Registry Admin ID:

Admin Name: Domain Admin

Admin Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Admin Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Admin City: Nassau

Admin State/Province: New Providence

Admin Postal Code: 0000

Admin Country: BS

Admin Phone: +1.5163872248

Admin Phone Ext:

Admin Fax:

Admin Fax Ext:

Admin Email: macoscheck.com-admin@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Registry Tech ID:

Tech Name: Domain Admin

Tech Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Tech Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Tech City: Nassau

Tech State/Province: New Providence

Tech Postal Code: 0000

Tech Country: BS

Tech Phone: +1.5163872248

Tech Phone Ext:

Tech Fax:

Tech Fax Ext:

Tech Email: macoscheck.com-tech@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Name Server: ns1.speedloadingserver.com

Name Server: ns2.speedloadingserver.com

DNSSEC: unsigned

URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-01-06T11:49:10Z <<<

Whois info on speedloadingserver.com:

Deus-ex-Mac:~ ultra-slacker$ whois speedloadingserver.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered

with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net

for detailed information.

Domain Name: SPEEDLOADINGSERVER.COM

Registrar: TLD REGISTRAR SOLUTIONS LTD

Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1564

Whois Server: whois.tldregistrarsolutions.com

Referral URL: http://www.tldregistrarsolutions.com

Name Server: NS-CANADA.TOPDNS.COM

Name Server: NS-UK.TOPDNS.COM

Name Server: NS-USA.TOPDNS.COM

Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Updated Date: 09-sep-2015

Creation Date: 03-sep-2015

Expiration Date: 03-sep-2016

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:17:54 GMT <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/epp-status-codes-2014-06-16-en.

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the

registrar’s sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is

currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration

date of the domain name registrant’s agreement with the sponsoring

registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar’s Whois database to

view the registrar’s reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois

database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and

automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or

modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry

Services’ (“VeriSign”) Whois database is provided by VeriSign for

information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information

about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not

guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide

by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only

for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data

to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass

unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,

or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes

that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,

repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly

prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to

use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or

query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register

domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right

to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure

operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the

Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign

reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and

Registrars.

Domain Name: SPEEDLOADINGSERVER.COM

Registry Domain ID: 1957177560_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tldregistrarsolutions.com

Registrar URL: http://www.tldregistrarsolutions.com

Updated Date: 2015-09-09T07:28:32Z

Creation Date: 2015-09-03T07:26:31Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-09-03T07:26:31Z

Registrar: TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd.

Registrar IANA ID: 1564

Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@tldregistrarsolutions.com

Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.2034357312

Reseller:

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited – http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited

Registry Registrant ID:

Registrant Name: Domain Admin

Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Registrant Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Registrant City: Nassau

Registrant State/Province: New Providence

Registrant Postal Code: 0000

Registrant Country: BS

Registrant Phone: +1.5163872248

Registrant Phone Ext:

Registrant Fax:

Registrant Fax Ext:

Registrant Email: speedloadingserver.com-owner@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Registry Admin ID:

Admin Name: Domain Admin

Admin Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Admin Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Admin City: Nassau

Admin State/Province: New Providence

Admin Postal Code: 0000

Admin Country: BS

Admin Phone: +1.5163872248

Admin Phone Ext:

Admin Fax:

Admin Fax Ext:

Admin Email: speedloadingserver.com-admin@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Registry Tech ID:

Tech Name: Domain Admin

Tech Organization: Whois Privacy Corp.

Tech Street: Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street

Tech City: Nassau

Tech State/Province: New Providence

Tech Postal Code: 0000

Tech Country: BS

Tech Phone: +1.5163872248

Tech Phone Ext:

Tech Fax:

Tech Fax Ext:

Tech Email: speedloadingserver.com-tech@customers.whoisprivacycorp.com

Name Server: ns-canada.topdns.com

Name Server: ns-uk.topdns.com

Name Server: ns-usa.topdns.com

DNSSEC: unsigned

URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-01-06T12:16:03Z <<<