November 30

The Marriott International hotel group is the latest company to announce a large-scale hack of a customer database.

We have taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. The investigation has determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties on or before September 10, 2018.

The company says that although credit card data was encrypted, it believes it possible that the hackers got the encryption keys too …

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November 29

Music is, to me, one of the greatest things in life. Whether it’s sitting down to actively listen to an album, with nothing else competing for your attention … dancing … having music help the time whizz by on a flight or other journey … or simply adding to the ambience when having friends round to dinner, music brings a huge amount of joy.

It’s never been easier or cheaper to play the music of your choice. A tenner a month on an Apple Music subscription gets you access to around 40 million songs on demand. You can access that music through any of your iDevices, but if you want to enjoy the experience to the full, a good pair of headphones or speakers make the world of difference.

After Zac shared his smart home gift guide, I’ve pulled together some personal recommendations for audio kit that will really enable your family and friends to get the most from their music – together with a few other miscellaneous suggestions at the end …

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Apple today has quietly released a new collection of colors for its iPhone XS silicone cases and Apple Watch sport bands. The new colors include Hibiscus, Mellow Yellow, and Pacific Green. Further, Apple has also started selling the new Nike Sport Loop colors that originally launched through Nike earlier this month.

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The new iPad Pro has ignited conversations about the future of computing and new possibilities for creative work. Paired with a second-generation Apple Pencil, the hardware unlocks potential that has driven many professionals to re-evaluate how iPads best fit in their lives. My own experience with the new iPad Pro has been a journey of discovery. To expand my horizons and help others get more out of their devices, I asked the creative professional community to share their own iPad workflows.

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