Writer and Podcaster Antony Johnston – TMO BGM Interview

1 day 16 hours ago

Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling writer and podcaster. The Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde is based on his graphic novel; his Brigitte Sharp thrillers are critically acclaimed; and Dead Space, his first videogame, redefined its genre. He also hosts a writer’s podcast.

Antony told me about how he transformed his career as graphics artist into successful graphic novels and video game scripting. Later, on his Mac, he delved into novel writing (with Scrivener), most notably the Brigitte Sharp thrillers. Antony recounted how his graphic novel The Coldest City came to be made into a theatrical movie, Atomic Blonde. And to top it all off, Antony told me about his podcast “Writing and Breathing,” a show about “why, how, and what we write,” in which he chats with fellow authors of all kinds.

John Martellaro

Apple releases important security patches for all its operating systems

1 day 17 hours ago

Apple has released a small but important update to all its operating systems today. The update notes for version iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, watchOS 6.2.6, tvOS 13.4.6, and macOS 10.15.5 are practically non-existent: “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.” The iOS update also includes 13.4.6 for HomePod.

Typically, when Apple is so vague about a security patch, it is trying to make sure users have a change to update without tipping off hackers. This latest patch is probably related to a new jailbreaking tool that apparently works even on newer hardware running iOS 13.5.

We can get a little more information by looking at Apple’s security updates page. The security update details for all these operating systems is exactly the same:

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Jason Cross

iOS and iPadOS 13.5.5: Apple releases first beta for developers

1 day 18 hours ago

In addition to releasing important security updates for all its operating systems on June 1, Apple released the first beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.5.5. We have little information so far about what is included in the beta or when it will be released.

What’s new in iOS 13.5.5

The beta was released with no release notes, even on Apple’s developer site. That typically means that the release either focuses on bug fixes and performance, or that it incorporates code for testing unannounced features or products.

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Jason Cross

Hints of new Apple News audio feature appear in iOS 13.5.5

1 day 18 hours ago
New iconography discovered in the latest iOS 13.5.5 beta suggests Apple is preparing to launch an audio feature for Apple News, seemingly confirming rumors that the tech giant plans to produce special content to make its product more attractive to potential subscribers.
AppleInsider Staff