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Apple: iOS 12 Beta 4 Requires Device to Be Unlocked Before Connecting Any USB Accessories

[…]In the fourth developer beta of iOS 12, a passcode is required any time a computer or USB accessory is connected.[…]

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/18/ios-12-usb-accessories

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BIOS and the IBM PC Technical Reference

Nice, another online source to this classic document. There are a few other sources online, if you search. If you’ve never read this book, it is a great read, with the source to the PC BIOS listed, a great way to learn assembly language.

 

http://classiccomputers.info/down/IBM/IBM_PC_5150/IBM_5150_Technical_Reference_6025005_AUG81.pdf

 

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Microsoft announces the public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core Services

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/07/18/microsoft-announces-the-public-preview-of-windows-iot-core-services-today/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/iot-core/commercialize-your-device/iotcoreservicesoverview

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Red Hat: SPECTRE Variant 1 scanning tool

As part of Red Hat’s commitment to product security we have developed a tool internally that can be used to scan for variant 1 SPECTRE vulnerabilities. As part of our commitment to the wider user community, we are introducing this tool via this article. […] The tool currently only supports the x86_64 and AArch64 architectures. We do hope to add additional architectures in the future.[…]

https://access.redhat.com/blogs/766093/posts/3510331

https://people.redhat.com/~nickc/Spectre_Scanner/scanner.tar.xz

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Bloomberg article on Google Fuchsia

This story gives some background on Google’s Fuchsia platform.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-19/google-team-is-said-to-plot-android-successor-draw-skepticism

Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android
By Mark Bergen
and Mark Gurman
July 19, 2018, 3:00 AM PDT Updated on July 19, 2018, 8:31 AM PDT

 

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Bromium: uXen open source hypervisor

https://www.bromium.com/opensource/

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