If there’s a echo in your iPhone, don’t be alarmed now

Symptoms: Annoying echo on audiobooks in the Audible app when listening on iPhone 4, iOS 7.1.2

Audible view:

iTunes View:

Solution: Although the Audible application was set at Speed 1x it was picking up the 0.5x Speed from iTunes. Setting the speed to 1x in iTunes resolves the issue in the Audible app.

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** October Challenge – Young Adult **

goodreads The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the October Challenge – Young Adult;

October’s challenge is to find yourself a YOUNG ADULT novel you’ve wanted to read for awhile – but not just one! This challenge is to be ONE by an Aussie author and ONE by an International author:) (At least!)

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This weeks links (2014-09-29)

In brief:

* E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students (2014-Sep-29) [The Conversation]
More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage…


* The Week in Bike #37 – 26 September 2014

Some reading/listening:


Something from Bandcamp:
Letters From Alphabet City (Available from 28/09/2014) by ASH

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Adobe Patches (Sep-2014)

Adobe has another update for Flash Player to deploy for this month’s Patch Tuesday

Bulletin Description Impact / Severity Software
APSB14-21 Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player Critical :
Remote Code Execution
Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Air
[1.] Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player (APSB14-21) (2014-Sep-09) [Adobe PSIRT Blog]
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Patch Tuesday Wednesday (Sep-2014)

patch-tuesday Due to a backlog I’m a bit late with this months analysis; this month Microsoft have released four (4) security bulletins of which one (1) has a maximum rating of Critical and three (3) have a maximum rating of Important. Get MS14-052 patched as soon as possible.

❝ Today, as a part of our regular Update Tuesday process, we released four security bulletins – one rated Critical and three rated Important in severity – to address 42 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, and Lync Server. We encourage you to apply all of these updates, but for those who need to prioritize, we recommend focusing on the Critical update first. ❞ [1]

Bulletin KB number Description Impact / Severity Software
MS14-052 2977629 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Critical:
Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
MS14-053 2990931 Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Denial of Service Important:
Denial of Service
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework
MS14-054 2988948 Vulnerability in Windows Task Scheduler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege Important:
Elevation of Privilege
Microsoft Windows
MS14-055 2990928 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync Server Could Allow Denial of Service Important:
Denial of Service
Microsoft Lync Server

* MS14-052 : Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer : Known exploits in the wild

[1.] The September 2014 Security Updates (2014-Sep-09) [MS: MSRC]
[2.] Microsoft Patch Tuesday – September 2014 (2014-Sep-09) [SANS]
[3.] Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2014 (2014-Sep-09) [MS]
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Tuesday Tunes‬ #177 – Powerslave (Iron Maiden)

Powerslave Happy 3oth birthday to Iron Maiden’s Powerslave.

Powerslave is the fifth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 3 September 1984 on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US. It was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002. It is notable for its Ancient Egyptian theme displayed in the cover artwork, lifted from the title track, which was carried over to the album’s supporting tour. The World Slavery Tour’ began in Warsaw, Poland on 9 August 1984, and is widely regarded as being the band’s longest and most arduous to date, and lead to the live album Live After Death.
The release also contains a musical re-telling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, which uses pieces of the original poem as lyrics and is, furthermore, Iron Maiden’s longest song to date (at thirteen minutes and 42 seconds in length). Powerslave is also notable as being the band’s first album to feature the same lineup as the previous one, which would remain intact for two further studio releases.


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This weeks links (2014-09-08)

In brief:

* Stuff and Nonsense
Stuff and Nonsense is an adventure game with no real adventuring. Players sneak through the back streets of London, gathering evidence of their imaginary travels, and then stride into the Adventurer’s Club to spin tall tales and earn the admiration of their unsuspecting peers.
You all stole this idea from Professor Elemental, who recently pretended to travel to the South Pole. But you know that he actually had a quiet holiday at home. Since you stole his act, the Professor is now your sworn enemy, chasing you around town in the hopes of catching you at it. …

* Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett join forces with Radio 4 to make first ever dramatisation of Good Omens (2014-Sep-05) [BBC4]
BBC Radio 4 has today confirmed that the station will be collaborating with acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to create the first ever dramatisation of their co-penned cult-classic, Good Omens.
And some information over at io9.


* The Week in Bike #34 – 5 September 2014

* Pedal power: VicRoads considers allowing cyclists to run red lights (2014-Sep-12) [Herald Sun]

Some reading/listening:

* Doctor Who: The Daemons is on iView (GeoBlocked to Australia)

Something from Bandcamp:
An Atompunk Opera, The New Albion Guide To Analogue Consciousness (The Complete Album) by Paul Shapera

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