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Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

  • Patch Lady Podcast for Early September

    Posted on September 8th, 2019 at 23:31 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Plus members, click here for the Pre Patch Tuesday Armageddon edition of the Patch Watch Podcast!  I recap the status of August updates, talk about phishing trends lately, and give some links to some great security talks.

    (and please let me know if you have any issues getting to the Podcast page!)

    [okay first issue I called it Early August podcast it’s supposed to be Early September!!]

  • Apple releases Apple Music Web App beta

    Posted on September 8th, 2019 at 06:40 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    From @Nathaniel Parker:

    Apple recently released a new web app in beta for Apple Music, one of the main features missing in Apple Music memberships.

    The current beta of the web app allows one to easily play any music from one’s Apple Music membership, including content from one’s iCloud Music Library matched or uploaded to iCloud. Other basic browsing (For You, Browse, Radio, Recently Added, Artists, Albums, and Songs) is available, as well as playlists synced with Apple Music appear. Dark Mode also works on macOS Mojave. The website also works on most modern web browsers.

    The ability to signup for Apple Music from the web app isn’t available yet, but reports are it’s coming.

    I tested this out with my personal Apple Music account. All of the browsing features were there, as well as my playlists and iCloud Music Library content. I occasionally had issues loading album artwork or seeing a “try again” message on some tabs, but clicking off and re-clicking the tabs caused them to load.

    It is a nice and needed addition to Apple Music, and I look forward to seeing the kinks ironed out and it brought out of beta, as well as additional features added to it.

    Personally (this is Woody again), I can’t wait to have an Apple music app that isn’t iTunes. I think I can count hundreds – thousands – of gray hairs from dealing with iTunes over the years. Come to think of it, most of those have fallen out.

  • Microsoft confirms: Visio online stops working with Win10 1903

    Posted on September 8th, 2019 at 06:10 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Here’s one I missed…

    Sergiu Gatlan at BleepingComputer points to an official Office online document that says:

    Visio stops working when using the keyboard

    You may have experienced the Visio app becoming slow or stalling when using the keyboard. This issue occurs on Windows version 1903. If you don’t know which version of Windows you have, see Which version of Windows OS am I running?

    This is a known issue and we are actively working on a fix.

    There’s a workaround — turn off Show text suggestions as I type — but no details about the 1903 build number.

    The Microsoft 365 Service Status page lists the bug, saying:

    Current status: We’ve completed development of the fix and we’ll begin performing exhaustive internal validation before deploying to the affected environments. We expect this validation phase to take an extended period of time while we ensure the effectiveness of our fix. Once the validation is complete, we will deploy it in the next Windows update.

    Scope of impact: This issue may affect any of your Microsoft Visio users that are on Windows Build 1903 and have the “Show text suggestions as I type” feature enabled.

    Start time: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 12:00 AM UTC

    Root cause: A code issue within Microsoft Windows is causing the Microsoft Visio service to experience stalls or delays.

    Next update by: Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 7:00 AM UTC

    MS has known about this since May 21. I’m really late to the party….