As with all iOS x.3 (i. e. 9.3, 10.3) updates, Apple addresses mainly enterprise users. This time, Apple integrated a new useful functionality that will make IT departments feel relieved: on devices with iOS 11.3 there is a possibility to delay system updates for up to 90 days. The release of iOS 11.3 is expected for Spring 2018.
The use of third-party keyboards is widespread, especially in the private sector. The spread is explained by the advantages of such extensions, as they facilitate the creation of longer texts on touchscreens of modern smartphones considerably, for example, by the following functions:
- Swiping gestures allows messages to be typed much faster
- Through powerful analysis algorithms, words can be proposed and easily adopted through autocompletion
- By providing speech recognition, texts are now recognized quite reliably
At first glance, these features may be helpful to increase productivity significantly. However, the risks involved in using the functions must not be disregarded.
With the introduction of iPhone X and the new biometrical security feature Face ID in September 2017, new security concerns of users arise. In the center of all discussions are concerns regarding data privacy, since the iOS devices are now storing finger prints (Touch ID) or the users’ face (Face ID). The following article focuses on diminishing with (negative) rumors and gives an overview about the topic.
Since the release of iOS 11 and Apple Configurator 2 (version 2.5) on September 19, 2017, it is now possible to add iOS devices provisionally to the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). This possibility now offers new opportunities for companies.
It is a bit complicated running Ruby, Rails and Redmine in conjunction with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows. Luckily, Rails ships a build-in webserver called WEBRick that can be used to run Redmine on a Windows system, so you don’t need Windows IIS then.
I have been using SSL certificates that were issued and signed by Let’s Encrypt for a few months now. Besides the fact, that those SSL certificates are signed for free and accepted and known by most of modern internet browsers and other applications (even OwnCloud recognizes them), there is one smaller impediment: the certificates are issued for three (3!) months and have to be renewed manually. I will describe in this article, how to perform automatic renewals by using Cron and only a few gimmicks. Continue reading
The award winning widget “GAget” provides instant access to Google Analytics statistics without being logged in to GA in your webbrowser. Once added to your Mac OS X dashboard (also multiple-times usable) it fetches the data in realtime (even from the current day) and visualizes them.
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ssh-copy-id is a dedicated tool to set up public key authentication via ssh between two linux machines. You will get a problem, if the ssh daemon is listening on a different port (for example: 2222). The standard ssh-copy-id command in Ubuntu Linux doesn’t support a custom SSH port. According to the man page there are only a few parameters available: