OS X Users Get First Automatic Security Update
Windows users are accustomed to automatic security updates, but Apple users received their first auto-updates to fix a flaw in OS X. The patch took care of an issue in Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Yosemite that could let a hacker take over your device and execute malicious codes.
Originally, Apple had suggested manual updates for users, but this flaw was serious enough that the company decided to push automatic updates. Users don’t have to do a thing. Their computers will update with no action, they don’t even have to restart it to apply the patch.
Christmas Day Attack Leaves Gamers Offline
Gamers anxious to try out games they received for Christmas and families wanting to test out their new PS4 or Xbox One were disappointed on Christmas morning. Networks for both consoles were down on Christmas morning. The problems are believed to be the result of an attack by Lizard Squad, a group that had threatened to take out the networks.
Both networks struggled to get back on line, leaving millions of disappointed gamers with expensive consoles unable to connect with other players.
Parents Use Smartwatch To Monitor Kids’ Diabetes
Parents looking for a way to keep an eye on the blood glucose level of their diabetic children when the kids at school or way from home found a unique way to make it happen. The group Nightscout figured out how to access the glucose monitoring system Dexcom G4 CGM. A small sensor monitor glucose levels under the skin and those levels can be monitored in real time with a computer, smartwatch, tablet or smartphone.
Parents say it makes more sense than relying on a child to poke his or her fingers and test their glucose level every four hours. The Nightscout app is available for iPhones and Windows Phones.