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Taimur, Roohi and others at Halloween party

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Ram Charan, Kiara Advani to shoot the last schedule of Boyapati Srinu’s action entertainer, film to release on Pongal, 2019

Ram Charan, Kiara Advani to shoot the last schedule of Boyapati Srinu’s action entertainer, film to release on Pongal, 2019

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iOS 12 Jailbreak by Luca Todesco Ready with Confirmation on iPhone XS Max

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Oct
31

After Apple releases a new version of its iOS, there are always people that expect something else to happen soon. We are talking about people in the jailbreak community and until now they have been waiting for an iOS 12 jailbreak. They waited patiently ever since Apple started beta tests on the software.

What did they look for?

In order for iPhones and iPads to be jailbreaked, developers have to find some exploits. They achieved this through Luca Todesco, a developer renowned for jailbreaking, managing to jailbreak the iOS 12 on an iPhone XS Max. It is especially impressive since this model comes with the A12 Bionic chipset that added extra security measures.

Overcoming restrictions

Luca Todesco tweeted last month that he ‘pwned’ the software, even claiming that he did it from the first try without having to alter the code from his earlier project. This translates into Apple not making any major changes to iOS 12 compared to the beta version.

To support his claim, Todesco also released a video. At the time he said that we have to wait a few weeks for him to share the full details.

Confirmation

Todesco used Twitter again to confirm the reality of the jailbreak. For this, he used his own iPhone XS Max that ran iOS 12. The beta exploit was still relevant on the final build and by doing the jailbreak, he validated the lack of hardware restrictions that were supposed to prevent him from liberating the device.

Besides jailbreaking the phone, Todesco also restored the stock version of iOS 12. He still uses the XS Max, describing it as a ‘damn fine piece of hardware’. He neither confirmed nor denied that he would release the jailbreak to the public. We just have to wait and see.

Sara Murray

is a seasoned journalist with 10 years experience. While studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto, Sara conducted numerous research studies how social media advertising has changed the landscape of traditional PR. As a contributor to Billionaire 365 Sara covers stories affecting advertising and media.

iOS 12 Jailbreak by Luca Todesco Ready with Confirmation on iPhone XS Max

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Oct
31

After Apple releases a new version of its iOS, there are always people that expect something else to happen soon. We are talking about people in the jailbreak community and until now they have been waiting for an iOS 12 jailbreak. They waited patiently ever since Apple started beta tests on the software.

What did they look for?

In order for iPhones and iPads to be jailbreaked, developers have to find some exploits. They achieved this through Luca Todesco, a developer renowned for jailbreaking, managing to jailbreak the iOS 12 on an iPhone XS Max. It is especially impressive since this model comes with the A12 Bionic chipset that added extra security measures.

Overcoming restrictions

Luca Todesco tweeted last month that he ‘pwned’ the software, even claiming that he did it from the first try without having to alter the code from his earlier project. This translates into Apple not making any major changes to iOS 12 compared to the beta version.

To support his claim, Todesco also released a video. At the time he said that we have to wait a few weeks for him to share the full details.

Confirmation

Todesco used Twitter again to confirm the reality of the jailbreak. For this, he used his own iPhone XS Max that ran iOS 12. The beta exploit was still relevant on the final build and by doing the jailbreak, he validated the lack of hardware restrictions that were supposed to prevent him from liberating the device.

Besides jailbreaking the phone, Todesco also restored the stock version of iOS 12. He still uses the XS Max, describing it as a ‘damn fine piece of hardware’. He neither confirmed nor denied that he would release the jailbreak to the public. We just have to wait and see.

Sara Murray

is a seasoned journalist with 10 years experience. While studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto, Sara conducted numerous research studies how social media advertising has changed the landscape of traditional PR. As a contributor to Billionaire 365 Sara covers stories affecting advertising and media.

Test captaincy a burden on Sarfraz

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Oct
31

Mohsin Khan, freshly installed as the head of the PCB’s new cricket committee, wants Sarfraz Ahmed to be relieved of the Test captaincy, a suggestion that will do little to calm an already turbulent start to the committee’s existence.

Announced publicly only on Friday, Mohsin’s appointment had the PCB apparently distancing itself from the Justice Qayyum report on match-fixing, in a bid to convince him to work with Wasim Akram. Misbah-ul-Haq and former women’s captain Urooj Mumtaz are the other members of the committee.

It then emerged that only a week before the committee was formed, Mohsin had called Mickey Arthur a “stupid donkey” on a show on Bol TV, an assessment that could presumably make the three meetings in a year the committee will have with the coach a little awkward.

On that same show, Mohsin had first aired the opinion that Sarfraz should not be Test captain, an opinion he remained true to when talking to Hum News on Tuesday evening.

“I have said it before and I will say it now too,” Mohsin, who is associated with the channel as an expert, said “with Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in, don’t put the burden of three formats on him. It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation.

“I had said make him T20 and ODI captain and in Tests, put in a senior player for a year, year-and-a-half which will give him [Sarfraz] time, allow him to relax and groom himself as a leader, to get some confidence.”

Mohsin pointed to Pakistan’s haggard performances in the Asia Cup, which appeared to have taken a toll on Sarfraz.

“Sarfraz’s body language was so down. I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36. He is young, he has a lot of time. That was my view before and it is now as well.”

It is not as bombastic a take as it may come across; the burdens of captaincy in every format have weighed heavily on Sarfraz, who until recently was in the midst of a poor run with the bat as well as in uncertain form with the gloves.

But the timing of his remarks will raise eyebrows. Sarfraz has just led Pakistan to a Test series win against Australia – where he finally managed some big scores – and then oversaw a resounding 3-0 whitewash in the T20I series. That result, incidentally, has been sidelined by the news the cricket committee has been making.

Mohsin and the committee do not have the power to remove Sarfraz from the Test captaincy, only to make a recommendation to the board chairman Ehsan Mani. And that is something Mohsin will be doing.

“Yes, absolutely,” he said. “I have spoken to Ehsan Mani, the final decision will of course be his but I will give him the suggestion. Whatever suggestions I give, it will not be out of personal interest. I will only suggest those things that will help make Pakistan better on or off the field.

“This New Zealand series, it has Tests, ODIs and T20s, it will give us a better picture of how much mentally stronger Sarfraz has become. I will repeat – I only say this because he is still young and he doesn’t need this much pressure on him. He needs some relief time because wicketkeeping itself is such a difficult job.”

His comments, no matter the nuance, are unlikely to enamour him to Sarfraz, which means he will have managed to annoy both coach and captain less than a week into his job. Arthur has been understandably unimpressed by Mohsin’s remarks about him, and is believed to have asked for an apology. That has left the PCB scrambling to find a way for the pair to move on from this, with a first meeting between the two likely to be in front of Mani.

On Tuesday, the board was forced to clarify their stance on the Qayyum report, insisting that the “work of Justice Qayyum is acknowledged and appreciated by PCB and there is no truth in the perception… that the report has been dismissed by the PCB.”

In the same statement, the board added that it “maintains a zero-tolerance policy on corruption.”

Apple spruces up Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices

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Oct
31

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) refreshed some of its lesser-known products at a New York event on Tuesday, adding iPhone features like facial recognition to the iPad Pro and faster processors and better displays to some Mac computers that had gone years without a major update.

The devices will hit stores on Nov. 7. Counting new iPhones and Apple Watches released last month, Apple will have more than half a dozen new products on shelves for the holiday shopping season, many at higher prices than previous models.

The Cupertino, California, company introduced new versions of the iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet that competes with Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Surface, with thinner bezels and more screen space, along with the face unlock system found on Apple’s newer iPhones.

Prices for the iPad Pros increased to $799 and $999 for 11- and 12.9-inch models, though Apple plans to keep an older 10.5-inch version on sale for $649.

Apple unveiled the updates at an opera house at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, calling the venue a haven for creative activity. The company has been working to win back professionals like graphic designers targeted by Microsoft with its Surface tablets, which have gained market share this year.

Apple also played up software partnerships with Adobe Inc (ADBE.O) and Autodesk Inc (ADSK.O), whose programs will now work on Apple’s iPad Pro.

In July Apple reported its worst quarter of Mac sales since 2010, with unit volumes down 13 percent year over year, while iPad unit sales rose only 1 percent from a year earlier. Revenue for both fell 5 percent from the prior year.

A new version of the Mac Book Air, originally released in 2011, will feature a higher-resolution display and thinner bezels and start at $1,199, up from $999.

“Yes, you save a bit compared to the Mac Book Pro, but that’s not your main reason for buying it,” which is instead power and portability, said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies. She said Apple “knows they have a very loyal user base that will be willing to spend the money.”

Apple said the Mac Mini, a small desktop customers provide their own display and accessories for, would add processing power and memory capacity and start at $799, also an increase.

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As with previous models, the new machines rely on processors from Intel Corp (INTC.O), but Apple said an increasing number of security features on the devices are being handled by its own so-called T2 chip.

Apple introduced new iPhones and Apple Watches last month, but the older product lines accounted for $45 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal quarter. In comparison, iPhones brought in revenue of $141.3 billion.

“They really wanted to show the world they haven’t forgotten about the iPad and the Mac,” said Mika Kitagawa, a senior principal research analyst at Gartner.

Some of the recent dip in Mac sales can be explained by timing. Apple had waited until July to release new Macs, instead of June as in previous years.

And Mac sales growth has outpaced the PC market, while the iPad has been the most successful tablet in a market that turned out to be smaller than Apple hoped when it released the device in 2010.

Microsoft’s Surface line offers a hybrid between a tablet and laptop that runs Microsoft’s full Windows operating system. The iPad Pro runs the same operating system as iPhones.

The iPad Pro models have a USB-C port that allows them to work with an external monitor for the first time. When combined with the existing ability for an iPad Pro to work with a keyboard, the new port brings the devices closer to becoming a laptop competitor, Milanesi said.

“When people are looking at using this as their main computing device, that’s where you might seem the move toward the 12.9-inch” iPad Pro, she said.

Apple shares last traded nearly flat at $212.39.

Reporting by Angela Moon in New York and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Meredith Mazzilli

People chant Anushka’s name at Virat’s match

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Oct
30

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iOS 12 Jailbreak by Luca Todesco Ready with Confirmation on iPhone XS Max

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Oct
30

After Apple releases a new version of its iOS, there are always people that expect something else to happen soon. We are talking about people in the jailbreak community and until now they have been waiting for an iOS 12 jailbreak. They waited patiently ever since Apple started beta tests on the software.

What did they look for?

In order for iPhones and iPads to be jailbreaked, developers have to find some exploits. They achieved this through Luca Todesco, a developer renowned for jailbreaking, managing to jailbreak the iOS 12 on an iPhone XS Max. It is especially impressive since this model comes with the A12 Bionic chipset that added extra security measures.

Overcoming restrictions

Luca Todesco tweeted last month that he ‘pwned’ the software, even claiming that he did it from the first try without having to alter the code from his earlier project. This translates into Apple not making any major changes to iOS 12 compared to the beta version.

To support his claim, Todesco also released a video. At the time he said that we have to wait a few weeks for him to share the full details.

Confirmation

Todesco used Twitter again to confirm the reality of the jailbreak. For this, he used his own iPhone XS Max that ran iOS 12. The beta exploit was still relevant on the final build and by doing the jailbreak, he validated the lack of hardware restrictions that were supposed to prevent him from liberating the device.

Besides jailbreaking the phone, Todesco also restored the stock version of iOS 12. He still uses the XS Max, describing it as a ‘damn fine piece of hardware’. He neither confirmed nor denied that he would release the jailbreak to the public. We just have to wait and see.

Sara Murray

is a seasoned journalist with 10 years experience. While studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto, Sara conducted numerous research studies how social media advertising has changed the landscape of traditional PR. As a contributor to Billionaire 365 Sara covers stories affecting advertising and media.

Malcolm Speed wants Mark Taylor to replace David Peever as CA chairman

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Oct
30

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Malcolm Speed, James Sutherland’s predecessor as chief executive of Cricket Australia, has called for the resignation of the chairman David Peever and his replacement by the former captain Mark Taylor as a signal for “dyed-in-the-wool cricket people” to take back control of the game from an increasingly corporatised Board of the governing body.

Still directly involved in sports administration as the executive director of the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports, Speed decried Peever’s handling of the release of cultural reviews into CA in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, particularly his interview with Leigh Sales on the 7:30 Report, in which he described the scandal as a “hiccup” for cricket.

Speed also indicated that a host of eminent leaders with a background in cricket would be open to joining the CA Board were it to be chaired by Taylor, who has served as a director across two separate stints since 2004 but has never assumed the role of leading it. “I have been friends with the recent chairmen of Australian cricket. David is the first to have come out of the corporate world rather than out of the cricket world and I think in this crisis that’s what’s shown here,” Speed, also a former CEO of the ICC, told ABC radio.

“One thing that did strike me last night, I watched the 7:30 Report, at the end of the interview when he was talking about something that I would regard as orchestrated cheating – the captain, the vice-captain, the youngest player sit down and decide that they will go out onto the ground with sandpaper, will tamper with the ball, which is against the laws of the game, so they decide to go out and cheat – David Peever described this as a hiccup.

“Now, it’s not a hiccup, it’s much more than that, and my response to that was when I saw that interview and I saw that comment, I thought Australian cricket can do better in choosing its chairman and the game deserves better governance, the game deserves better leadership.”

Taylor, who backed Peever’s re-election as chairman of CA for a further three years at the CA AGM last week, was present in Melbourne on Monday for the release of CA’s cultural reviews, conducted by Dr Simon Longstaff of the Ethics Centre and the former Test opening batsman Rick McCosker. Speed said that the increasingly corporatised direction of CA, as outlined by Longstaff’s report, had created a gulf in terms of genuine knowledge of the game and how it should be run at the Board level.

“I’d like to see Mark Taylor stand up as chairman of Cricket Australia,” Speed said. “He’s on the board, he’s been there for quite a long time and there is a bit of an outcry that the whole of the board must go, I don’t agree with that, there are some very good people on that board who work hard, who have good judgment. I’d like to see Mark Taylor come forward as the next chairman.

“Mark is an outstanding man, who’s lived and breathed Australian cricket, who’s been on the Board for some time. I say I’ve run my race, like a lot of other people who’ve been involved in cricket, yes we’d love to be involved again if Mark were to be chairman and he rang me and said ‘I want you to be on the Board’ I would be there in a flash, as would lots of other people who’ve contributed to Australian cricket.

“There is a strong corporatisation of the board, that was a result of a serious governance review seven or eight years ago. It’s good to see some diversity on the board – some women on the board, some people who aren’t from the cricket family so to speak – but I think that’s missing at the moment, that the dyed-in-the-wool cricket people need to stand up and take back their sport.”

In making observations of the review, Speed said he was surprised to hear recommendations that captaincy candidates required lessons in moral courage, and that the selectors should include questions of character in their assessments of the players they choose. Speed described these conclusions as “naive”.

“A couple of things struck me as quite strange. Firstly, that the candidates for captaincy should have extra lessons in moral courage,” Speed said. “Now, if I had said to the captains I dealt with, people like Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and before them Allan Border, that they needed lessons in moral courage, that would’ve been a very short conversation, I can tell you that … they were never short of moral courage.

“The other thing that struck me is the direction that the selectors are now to take into account character when they’re picking the Australian cricket team as well as ability. That’s happened from the start of Australian cricket. It’s a major feature of what the selectors do so there are parts of the report that I think are naive.”

Among the areas for question about the review was the low level of return by current players to Longstaff’s requests for survey responses or interviews – revealed to be around 30% of those asked. Alistair Nicholson, the Australian Cricketers’ Association chief executive, indicated that most players felt more comfortable contributing to the ACA’s own submission, noting that the review itself cited CA’s inability to handle negative feedback.

“Players contributed a lot to what our submission to the review was, whether it was through a survey or interviews. They gave us a lot of feedback around that, so it’s important to note that came through in the overall Longstaff report,” Nicholson said. “The other thing is there’s indications in there around how negative feedback is not well taken [by CA] and in some cases players decided they didn’t want to do it and referred through us, and we compiled an appropriate submission.”

At the same time, the ACA’s president Greg Dyer indicated that relationships between the leaders of the two organisation had improved since last year’s fractious pay dispute, even though he stated bluntly that much of the players’ association’s criticisms of CA over recent years had been fully backed up by the findings of Longstaff and McCosker.

“Cordial, friendly, there’s a thawing which has commenced is how I’d describe it,” Dyer said of the relationship. “There are fruitful discussions underway, which obviously are confidential in nature, but there is a thawing, a definite willingness on both sides to improve that at the personal level, but we need to make sure the organisation beyond David Peever and Greg Dyer, beyond Alistair Nicholson and Kevin Roberts, we need to make sure that organisational relationship is founded on very strong foundations.

“Nobody within the ACA, nobody within our membership has been surprised by any of the findings of the Dr Longstaff review. This report details a corporate culture which is as bad as I’ve seen in my 30 years in the commercial world.”

Singapore Airlines-backed Vistara bets on upmarket model in frugal India

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30

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In the highly price-sensitive Indian aviation market, Vistara, a full-service carrier backed by local conglomerate Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI), is betting it can convince passengers to buy higher fares in return for superior service.

Though all airlines in India are feeling the pinch – with debt-laden Air India and Jet Airways (JET.NS) in such a parlous financial state they have been struggling to pay staff salaries on time – Vistara says its upmarket strategy is starting to bear some fruit.

The carrier has narrowed its losses and seen average fares rise this year as customers take to its product offering, including a domestic premium economy class, even though ticket prices at most rivals are falling, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng said in an interview at the carrier’s headquarters.

“We have seen a steady improvement in terms of demand, in terms of load factor as well as in terms of the fare passengers are willing to pay,” said Thng, a Singapore Airlines veteran who previously ran its Southeast Asian regional arm, Silkair.

India’s domestic airline market, the world’s fastest growing at 20 percent a year, represents an enticing long-term opportunity for Tata and Singapore Airlines. But in the shorter term it has turned into a financial sinkhole – high oil prices and a weaker currency are not being recouped in fare prices, driving carriers into the red.

“That is a paradox,” Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Director-General Andrew Herdman said of India. “It has a lot of exciting potential but from a business point of view, very challenging.” Vistara, which started flying in 2015 and now has 22 Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A320 narrowbody jets and a 4 percent domestic market share, has struggled financially as it scales up.

It narrowed its losses to $58.9 million in the financial year ended March 31 from $70.9 million a year earlier, according to accounts filed with the corporate regulator this month, but it faces tougher market conditions this year, with consulting firm CAPA India estimating it could lose $150-200 million.

“It was tough. It is getting tougher because of the macro conditions, the higher fuel price, the lower rupee,” Thng said of the operating environment.

PATH TO PROFITABILITY

Budget airline IndiGo, the Indian market leader with a 43 percent share, is adding capacity rapidly to protect its dominant position even though fares fell almost 10 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30.

As a full-service carrier, Vistara is more focused on obtaining a premium ticket price to cover the higher costs of offering perks such as food, a checked baggage allowance and a frequent flyer programme.

Vistara sees a path to eventual profitability through plans to launch international flights as soon as it obtains regulatory approvals and to more than triple its fleet over the next five years to give it a larger share of the Indian market, Thng said.

A major strategy shift is to own some of its fleet rather than leasing all of it. Vistara will own 19 jets worth a combined $3.1 billion ordered from Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus earlier this year, and lease another 37, underscoring its growth plans and strong financial support from its top shareholders.

“This is a market that is strategic for them in terms of aviation and this is a market where Vistara will continue to grow and be profitable,” said Thng. “They will have to inject a lot more (capital) going forward.”

Tata and Singapore Airlines this month invested $273.4 million in the airline, according to a regulatory filing.

For Singapore Airlines, the growth in India far outpaces its established markets and Vistara provides a strategic opportunity to build a business in a country of 1.3 billion people and a growing middle class that can now afford to fly.

For Tata, which once owned Air India, it represents a way back into the full-service airline business 65 years after that carrier was nationalised.

The idea is to build up a premium Indian brand that stands on its own, rather than an offshoot of Singapore Airlines, the Singapore carrier’s general manager for India David Lim said.

“I see benefits for Indian customers. It is an Indian product,” he said.

The international route network will be similarly India-focused, Vistara’s Thng said, with the airline looking to send passengers from its New Delhi hub to a variety of international destinations to the east and west – not just Singapore – particularly after six long-range Boeing 787s arrive from 2020.

In India, the government requires an airline to have more than 20 jets before operating international flights. Vistara reached that milestone in June but has been waiting on regulatory approvals before launching into the more lucrative international market.

A government official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Vistara’s hopes of doing so by December appeared optimistic but approvals should be granted within “a matter of months”.

ECONOMY LITE

Vistara’s entry into the market has not been without its challenges. Little more than a year after its first flight, the airline reconfigured its planes to cut the number of business and premium economy seats in favour of a larger economy class.

The Indian market is dominated by low-cost carriers like Interglobe Aviation Ltd’s (INGL.NS) IndiGo and SpiceJet Ltd (SPJT.BO), and selling tickets at a premium is particularly difficult in less wealthy second-tier and third-tier cities where Indian regulators require carriers to place 10 percent of their capacity.

“What the full-service carriers have started doing is pricing like a low-cost carrier and downgrading their services value – that is the mistake Jet Airways has made,” Elara Capital analyst Gagan Dixit said.

In August, Vistara added a new economy-lite fare class that excludes a complimentary meal and has a smaller baggage allowance, raising questions over whether it was changing its business model to compete.

Thng, however, said the lite fares were being offered mostly on smaller routes rather than popular ones such as New Delhi-Mumbai, with the intent of giving more price conscious customers the opportunity to get a taste of the premium Vistara product.

“Hopefully they will move up the value chain,” he said. “The economy is still growing. The number of people who can afford to pay, I believe will in the coming years continue to grow very aggressively.”

($1 = 73.1500 Indian rupees)

Reporting by Jamie Freed and Aditi Shah; Editing by Alex Richardson

‘Jhund’ producer defends Nagraj Manjule

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Oct
29

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iOS 12 Jailbreak by Luca Todesco Ready with Confirmation on iPhone XS Max

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Oct
29

After Apple releases a new version of its iOS, there are always people that expect something else to happen soon. We are talking about people in the jailbreak community and until now they have been waiting for an iOS 12 jailbreak. They waited patiently ever since Apple started beta tests on the software.

What did they look for?

In order for iPhones and iPads to be jailbreaked, developers have to find some exploits. They achieved this through Luca Todesco, a developer renowned for jailbreaking, managing to jailbreak the iOS 12 on an iPhone XS Max. It is especially impressive since this model comes with the A12 Bionic chipset that added extra security measures.

Overcoming restrictions

Luca Todesco tweeted last month that he ‘pwned’ the software, even claiming that he did it from the first try without having to alter the code from his earlier project. This translates into Apple not making any major changes to iOS 12 compared to the beta version.

To support his claim, Todesco also released a video. At the time he said that we have to wait a few weeks for him to share the full details.

Confirmation

Todesco used Twitter again to confirm the reality of the jailbreak. For this, he used his own iPhone XS Max that ran iOS 12. The beta exploit was still relevant on the final build and by doing the jailbreak, he validated the lack of hardware restrictions that were supposed to prevent him from liberating the device.

Besides jailbreaking the phone, Todesco also restored the stock version of iOS 12. He still uses the XS Max, describing it as a ‘damn fine piece of hardware’. He neither confirmed nor denied that he would release the jailbreak to the public. We just have to wait and see.

Sara Murray

is a seasoned journalist with 10 years experience. While studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto, Sara conducted numerous research studies how social media advertising has changed the landscape of traditional PR. As a contributor to Billionaire 365 Sara covers stories affecting advertising and media.

Schutt, Healy complete rout of Pakistan

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Oct
29

Australia women 98 for 1 (Healy 67*) beat Pakistan women 97 for 8 (Maroof 34, Schutt 2-15) by nine wickets

Alyssa Healy’s bruising unbeaten 41-ball 67 helped Australia wipe off their 98-run target in only 10.2 overs to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan.

Healy, whose only single-digit score on tour came in the second T20I, finished the series with two half-centuries. Ashleigh Gardner, who struck a career-best 63 not out in the first T20I, was at the other end when the winning runs were scored.

This completed an all-win series across formats for Australia ahead of their departure to the Caribbean for the Women’s World T20 next month, where they’re grouped alongside Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan and India.

Put in, Pakistan stuttered to lose three wickets in the Powerplay. Aliya Riyaz and Bismah Maroof, the captain, stitched together 49-run stand for the fourth wicket, the highest of the innings, before it came tumbling down. Maroof, the top scorer with 34, was run out in the 17th over to leave Pakistan on 84 for 5 with 21 balls to bat out.

Maroof’s was one of the four run-outs that hampered Pakistan’s progress. They could manage just 13 more off the remaining deliveries. Megan Schutt, the new-ball bowler, was the most economical, picking 2 for 15 off her four overs.

Australia’s chase was never in doubt as Beth Mooney and Healy blitzed their way to a 60-run opening stand before Natalia Pervaiz struck in the eighth over. It was to be Pakistan’s only moment of cheer on the field.

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ scares away box office competition with $32 million

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Oct
29

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Halloween” easily stayed No. 1 at the domestic box office in its second weekend as the spooky holiday nears.

Universal and Blumhouse’s slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis picked up another $32 million, marking a 58 percent decline from its impressive debut. Directed by David Gordon Green, “Halloween” crossed $100 million on Friday. The movie pocketed $25 million overseas for a total of $172 million worldwide.

Holdovers “A Star Is Born” and “Venom” also remained in the top five. Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” landed in second place with $14 million, dropping just 26 percent in its fourth outing. Lady Gaga and Bradley’s musical drama has earned $148 million. The acclaimed movie hit $100 million at the international box office for a global total of $253.2 million. Meanwhile, “Venom,” Sony’s dark superhero film with Tom Hardy, came in third with $10.8 million. That brings its domestic tally to $187 million for a worldwide cume of $508.4 million.

Otherwise, studios generally steered clear of the pre-Halloween frame. Lionsgate and Summit’s “Hunter Killer,” a high-stakes thriller starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman, was the only wide release. It wasn’t able to beat “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” as Sony’s family friendly flick came in fourth place with $7.5 million.

“Hunter Killer” was, at least, able to round out the top five with $6.65 million when it opened in 2,720 locations. The audience, which was predominately male and over the age of 25, gave the film an A- CinemaScore. Critics were far less generous with a Rotten Tomatoes average of 36 percent.

This weekend’s other new offerings failed to stir up much interest. Pure Flix’s faith-based war drama “Indivisible” fell flat, earning just $1.5 million in 830 theaters.

Elsewhere, Universal’s “Johnny English Strikes Again” pocketed a meager $1.6 million from 544 screens. An underwhelming performance in the States might not matter considering the movie is virtually engineered for international audiences. The third installment in the Rowan Atkinson-led British spy series launched earlier this month overseas, where it has already earned $107 million.

In limited release, Amazon Studios nabbed the highest screen average of the year as Luca Guadagnino’s horror remake “Suspiria” with Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton generated $179,806 from just two locations, or $89,903 per venue.

Does the strong pre-holiday showing mean studios should reconsider sitting out the Halloween weekend? A lot depends on the product, and the “Halloween” sequel hit all the right elements for success — a timely theme, a beloved property and solid execution.

“It is quite appropriate that a movie called ‘Halloween’ would deliver a sweet box office treat to the industry that typically suffers a slowdown on this particular weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with comScore. “Universal picked a perfect release date, inspiring nostalgia and excitement among moviegoers looking for the perfect film to complement their Halloween weekend plans.”

This weekend was up 37.6 percent over the same frame last year when “Jigsaw” led the domestic box office, according to comScore. As the month winds to a close, October officially hit a new record in North America. The month was up over 50 percent from the same frame in 2017. This year’s period brought in $789 million, which was enough to top the benchmark previously set by 2014 with $757 million.

‘Zero’: SRK’s in hilarious banter with Bauua

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Oct
28

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iOS 12 Jailbreak by Luca Todesco Ready with Confirmation on iPhone XS Max

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Oct
28

After Apple releases a new version of its iOS, there are always people that expect something else to happen soon. We are talking about people in the jailbreak community and until now they have been waiting for an iOS 12 jailbreak. They waited patiently ever since Apple started beta tests on the software.

What did they look for?

In order for iPhones and iPads to be jailbreaked, developers have to find some exploits. They achieved this through Luca Todesco, a developer renowned for jailbreaking, managing to jailbreak the iOS 12 on an iPhone XS Max. It is especially impressive since this model comes with the A12 Bionic chipset that added extra security measures.

Overcoming restrictions

Luca Todesco tweeted last month that he ‘pwned’ the software, even claiming that he did it from the first try without having to alter the code from his earlier project. This translates into Apple not making any major changes to iOS 12 compared to the beta version.

To support his claim, Todesco also released a video. At the time he said that we have to wait a few weeks for him to share the full details.

Confirmation

Todesco used Twitter again to confirm the reality of the jailbreak. For this, he used his own iPhone XS Max that ran iOS 12. The beta exploit was still relevant on the final build and by doing the jailbreak, he validated the lack of hardware restrictions that were supposed to prevent him from liberating the device.

Besides jailbreaking the phone, Todesco also restored the stock version of iOS 12. He still uses the XS Max, describing it as a ‘damn fine piece of hardware’. He neither confirmed nor denied that he would release the jailbreak to the public. We just have to wait and see.

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States can sack CA Board based on review

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Oct
28

On the eve of the public airing of Cricket Australia’s cultural dirty laundry, the Board director Mark Taylor has declared that the state associations are welcome to decide on whether they want to dismiss the Board now that they have been given access to the reviews commissioned in the wake of the Newlands scandal.

Numerous questions were raised about the timing of events around CA’s AGM last week, as state chief executives and chairmen sat through a full day’s conference on Wednesday and the AGM itself on Thursday before they were shown the reviews conducted by Simon Longstaff and Rick McCosker.

At the AGM, David Peever was re-elected as chairman for a second consecutive three-year term, becoming the first man to do so since Denis Rogers from 1995 to 2001, and later said that the states had not seen the reviews yet because they had not been finished until Tuesday.

Speaking to Channel Nine on Sunday, Taylor, who after the retirement of the Tasmanian’s Tony Harrison has become comfortably the longest-serving director, said there was nothing stopping the states exercising their constitutional right to make change at the top. This would involve calling for a vote, by which any directors, including the chairman, may be stood down by a two thirds vote of state delegates.

“I’ve heard that debate quite a lot of the last 10 days, and people are going to say that’s what we should have done,” Taylor said. “At the end of the day, the CA constitution still allows states and territories to get together if they think there’s a need for a change at Board level, and that’s me included, to do that.

“Whether it happens at an AGM or any time after, they are still more than within their rights under the constitution to do so. We’ve all been waiting to get this review out and I think tomorrow I’m very much looking forward to it, because I think all of us have had too much negativity around the game. Tomorrow is an opportunity to get it out there, people can make their own conclusions, and we can get on with thinking about the game next Sunday, the first men’s game here in Australia.”

Since extensive governance reform in 2012, CA has been led by nine independent directors, rather than the 14 state-appointed delegates that held sway for more than a century beforehand. State chairman have a say in the process of selecting directors via a nominations committee, but there has at times been friction over the degree to which CA have presented names for nomination rather than receiving them from the states.

Equally, there is fear about ramifications among the states, either individual or a collection, should they attempt to force change at Board level. Under CA’s financial model, also changed in 2012, each state gets a guaranteed financial grant annually, but CA makes final decisions on the scheduling of matches and also the use of discretionary funding over and above the basic grant – NSW, Victoria and Queensland, the three most populous states, have been notable recent beneficiaries of extra funding to strengthen community cricket.

The Longstaff and McCosker reviews are set to be released publicly on Monday, and Taylor said their content would make for confronting reading. He also added that there were no fewer than 41 recommendations made for how CA needed to improve as an organisation, and forecast that a focus on improving relationships would be critical.

“I’ve seen the review. It’ll be hard-hitting, confronting for CA and anyone who loves the game of cricket. [There are] 41 recommendations I think in the review,” Taylor said. “In it, Simon Longstaff from the Ethics Centre, he talks about the review being needed to be read as a whole, so don’t just take up the bits that are good for you.

“There’s opportunity for everyone to have their say, hopefully their final say about what we should do, to move the game on. there’s no doubt there’s a mandate in these reviews for CA to make some change to get better at what we do, and also most importantly to get on with how we do business with people. We’ve got to get that better, there’s no doubt about that.”

walk-off from a Sydney club match after being subjected to personal sledging by Jason Hughes, the brother of the late Phillip Hughes, Taylor said he harboured genuine concerns for the future, given how many people are “talking down” the game. Especially on the eve of a summer in which Australia must cope without Warner, Steven Smith ad Cameron Bancroft, while also ushering in the first year of a new AUD 1.18 billion broadcast deal.

“I’m concerned about the whole mood around the game. Even in grade cricket now with people walking off the field, I don’t enjoy seeing that,” Taylor said. “Yes David and I have had disagreements about the way things have bee handled in the past, but sooner or later, everyone in cricket’s got to get over it, we’ve got to start moving on.

“This is a terrific game, but I can’t get over how many people are talking it down at the moment, and gee it worries me, it really worries me, because I think the vast majority of people out there just want to go to the game, just want to play it. I hear that from the players a lot, I hear that from the spectators. People need to start getting over themselves, their own little agendas they might have in the game, and start thinking about what’s good for the game.”

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