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iScore Baseball App Update


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iScore, an app for tracking baseball games and stats, has had a major UI overhaul. The fixes and improvements include:

– Complete new look for the new year
– Added a 3D “rotate” option when viewing Player Card hit chart under Player Manager
– Player cards have significantly increased functionality
– General usability enhancements throughout
– iPhone now has a “light skin” option for better contrast in the sun
– Support for MLB 2017 rosters

iScore Field

This app is used to track a baseball or softball game. Coaches, parents and fans can keep a detailed record as the game progresses. One of the many benefits is you do not have to know how to use a scorebook. You will need to know a little bit about the game.

iScore Stats

Once you enter the plays, you can generate and share stats and a scorebook easily.

iScorecast

Another great feature is the ability to “broadcast” the game to those who cannot be present or to rewatch the game. In the app, go to options and tap on Admin Website. Then, in a browser, go to my.iscorecentral.com. You will be able to enter your user name and password to access the team registration, roster, etc.

iScore Broadcast

From your iOS device, you will be able to send a link to the “live” game and as you enter information, the audience can see the game progress. You can share your game via email and the links will be sent.

Training

To watch the app in action and learn how to use the tools, watch the various iScore Tutorials. Do not wait until a game before you first learn how to use this app. You will get frustrated. A fun way to learn this app is to try watching a game on TV  and enter the plays as they take place. This practice will pay off for when you get to the real game.

In-App Purchases

You can buy several in app purchases like a team website or the 2017 Major League Rosters but, it is not necessary.

Conclusion

As training begins for travel and school baseball, if you want to be the team statistician or have fun broadcasting the game to parents who could not make it, check out iScore.

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iOS 10.2.1 Update


iOS 10

Apple has released an update to iOS 10. Version 10.2.1 offers various fixes and security enhancements. It is safer to make a backup of your iOS device before updating.

To update, while using a Wi-Fi network, tap on Settings > General > Software Update then download and install.

The security fixes include the following items:

Auto Unlock
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Auto Unlock may unlock when Apple Watch is off the user’s wrist
Description: A logic issue was addressed through improved state management.
CVE-2017-2352: Ashley Fernandez of raptAware Pty Ltd
Contacts
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted contact card may lead to unexpected application termination
Description: An input validation issue existed in the parsing of contact cards. This issue was addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2017-2368: Vincent Desmurs (vincedes3)
Kernel
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges
Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2017-2370: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero
Kernel
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges
Description: A use after free issue was addressed through improved memory management.
CVE-2017-2360: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero
libarchive
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Unpacking a maliciously crafted archive may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2016-8687: Agostino Sarubbo of Gentoo
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may exfiltrate data cross-origin
Description: A prototype access issue was addressed through improved exception handling.
CVE-2017-2350: Gareth Heyes of Portswigger Web Security
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2017-2354: Neymar of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab (tencent.com) working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative
CVE-2017-2362: Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero
CVE-2017-2373: Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A memory initialization issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2017-2355: Team Pangu and lokihardt at PwnFest 2016
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2017-2356: Team Pangu and lokihardt at PwnFest 2016
CVE-2017-2369: Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero
CVE-2017-2366: Kai Kang of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab (tencent.com)
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may exfiltrate data cross-origin
Description: A validation issue existed in the handling of page loading. This issue was addressed through improved logic.
CVE-2017-2363: lokihardt of Google Project Zero
CVE-2017-2364: lokihardt of Google Project Zero
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: A malicious website can open popups
Description: An issue existed in the handling of blocking popups. This was addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2017-2371: lokihardt of Google Project Zero
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may exfiltrate data cross-origin
Description: A validation issue existed in the handling of variable handling. This issue was addressed through improved validation.
CVE-2017-2365: lokihardt of Google Project Zero
WiFi
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: An activation-locked device can be manipulated to briefly present the home screen
Description: An issue existed with handling user input that caused a device to present the home screen even when activation locked. This was addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2017-2351: Sriram (@Sri_Hxor) of Primefort Pvt. Ltd., Hemanth Joseph

You can view more information about the various iOS updates here.

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iOS Battery Issues ? Try These Tips


Battery Percentage

If you find your iPad or other iOS device won’t charge or hold a charge, here are some tips from Apple.

Will Not Charge – Change Power Sources, Adapters or Cables

Plug into the USB power adapter that came with your device. A third party adapter may not work properly. If that still does not work, try plugging into a different source of power: wall power outlet, computer, etc. Also, consider trying another cable in case the one you are using is bad.

As your device charges, you should see a battery icon with a little lightning bolt next to it in the status bar or a large battery icon on the lock screen.

Will Not Fully Charge – Force Restart, Try Again

Try this: force restart your device by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. Then, let your device charge for another half hour or longer and see if it will fully recharge.

Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan

  • Software Update

Always make sure you are using the latest version of iOS. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If one is available, you can plug in your device to a power source and wirelessly download and install the latest version.

  • Screen Brightness

Optimize your screen brightness settings to help preserve battery life. You can dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness. To adjust your brightness, while your device is on, swipe up from the bottom of any screen to open the Control Center and drag the Brightness slider to the left. You will see your screen get dimmer. You can drag the slider to the right to make the screen brighter.

To turn on Auto-Brightness which will adjust your screen to lighting conditions automatically, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and set Auto-Brightness to on.

  • Use Wi-Fi

Using Wi-Fi to access data uses less power than a cellular network connection. So, turn on and use a Wi-Fi network. You can turn on your Wi-Fi by swiping up to open the Control Center and tap on the Wi-Fi icon and log into a Wi-Fi network.

Low Power Mode

When your battery power starts to get low, you can turn on Low Power Mode. You may receive an alert when your battery is low and turn it on then or in Settings > Battery. Apps may then begin to perform less background tasks to save power.

The chart below shows many of the battery functions discussed in this article.

Battery Settings

What’s Using The Power?

If you phone is not charging, you can view which apps are using the most power. To view the power usage, go to Settings > Battery and then you can tap on Last 24 Hours or Last 7 Days to see a list of the guilty apps.

You can read more about maximizing battery performance on this Apple Support page.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Your iOS Device (Up to 30 Days Later)


Photos icon

Sometimes, when using an iOS device, you may quickly go through your camera photos and delete an image or video by accident. It may even be a few days before you realize you want the image or video back. There is a quick and easy way to recover recently deleted videos, photos and images on an iOS device for up to 30 days.

First, tap on the photos icon. Next, tap on the Albums icon at the bottom right next to the Shared icon.

The last album on the right is called “Recently Deleted.” It has a trashcan icon. Tap on it.

Recently Deleted Album

 

Then, you will see photos that have been deleted and the number of days remaining before it is permanently deleted.

 

Photos Deletion Days Remaining

To recover the image, tap on the photo(s) you want to restore and then, at the bottom right, tap on “Recover.”

The image is now restored to your camera roll available in Photos.

You can read more about deleting and recovering photos on this Apple support page.

 

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Make iPad External Display via Duet Display


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Recently, I was traveling to speak at a seminar out of state with my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. While putting the final touches on my Keynote presentation, I realized I missed my external monitor to give me the extra room to also work on an Acrobat document for work.

Enter Duet Display, an iOS app you can download to make your iOS device an external monitor for your computer. You buy and download the app from the iOS store on your iOS device and then download the free app for your computer (Mac or PC) from the developers.

You will need the cable you usually use to connect your computer to your iPad. For the MacBookPro TouchBar and other Macs that use USB-C, you may need the cable that goes from USB-C to Lightning.

Once you have your device connected and have installed Duet Display on both your iOS device and computer, you can control various settings.

Duet Settings

Your iOS device resolution can impact what you see and how much. The higher the resolution you set, the more you can see. There is even a setting to allow you to use via touch, your touch bar on your iPad.

Duet Display Display Arrangement

To control the location of your display (whether it appears to the left or right of your computer), tap on the Duet icon at the top of your screen and then tap on the gear icon to make additional settings. For a Mac, you can read this Apple Support article.

So, if you have an iPad that you carry around with you and your Mac and want the benefits of an external monitor, you should definitely consider Duet Display.

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iOS 10.2 Released


iOS 10

Today, Apple has released iOS 10.2 including new features like the TV app for United States only. The app provides a “new and unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps.” Also, Apple claims the “emoji have been beautifully redesigned to reveal even more detail and over 100 new emoji have been added including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions.”

Before any iOS update, you should make a backup of your iOS device.

To obtain the download, connect to Wi-Fi then tap on Settings > General > Software Update. The update weighs in at over 300 MB.

This update also includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

TV

Use Up Next to see the movies and shows you’re currently watching and pick up where you left off

Get recommendations for new movies and TV shows in Watch Now

Discover new apps and the latest iTunes releases in the Store

Access the Library for your iTunes purchases and rentals

Emoji

Beautifully redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail

Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions

Photos

Improves stabilization and delivers faster frame rate for Live Photos

Improves accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album

Fixes an issue where Memories might generate a memory from photos of screenshots, whiteboards or receipts

Fixes an issue where the camera would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus

Additional support for RAW digital cameras

Messages

Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages

Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages

Music

Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next

Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in Library

News

Stories you’ve saved for later now appear the new Saved section

The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section in For You

It’s now easier than ever to get to the next story, just swipe left or tap Next Story while reading

Mail

Fixes an issue that caused the Move sheet to persist after filing a Mail message

Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail

Fixes an issue in which the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation

Accessibility

Adds BraillePen14 support to VoiceOver

Fixes an issue where the braille table could switch unexpectedly with VoiceOver

Fixes an issue where sometimes Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver

Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists

Fixes an issue where Switch Control was sometimes unable to delete Voicemails

Other improvements and fixes

Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors

Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories when software updates are available to HomeKit accessories

Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with 3rd party accessories

Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime participants to appear out of focus

Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime calls to appear with incorrect aspect ratio and orientation

Fixes an issue that prevented some Visual Voicemail from completing playback

Fixes a Safari Reader issue that could cause articles to open as empty pages

Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to quit unexpectedly after marking an item as read in Reading List.