TVZion Has Been Shut Down

TVZion app has been shut down by the developer and the application is no longer working. Also if you visit the official website for the streaming application you will ve redirected to a Pastebin post. In the post the developer of the TVZion application with a brief message sents his goodbye to his community. The link to the Pastebin post can be found here: https://pastebin.com/raw/eCRtjyum

Hi everyone.

Looking at the recent events, to protect the moderators, I have decided to shut down the app.

ZC members, thank you for your continued support all this time and I am truly sorry if I have let you down.

But we need to protect the moderators that have provided this community so much support selflessly for absolutely nothing in return and at least as the developer it is now my duty to return the favor and ensure their well being.

It has been such a pleasure to have you all as a community but it is time for me say good bye.

What has happened

Following the recent news that several moderators of the team behind TVZion app have been reportedly served with cease-and-desist notices by the global anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the developer has now decided to terminate the application. Just a few days ago, the same developer insisted that he was unaware of all that had happened to the moderators of the application and that TVZion was gonna continue as normal. But looking back, it all seems that this was not the truth.

The cease-and-desist notice that the moderators received stated that “Within ten (10) days of the Effective Date [REDACTED] shall transfer the domains Zionapp.live, Tvzion.me, Tvzionapk.com, and Tvzion.io, and all trademarks related to the Infringing Service, to the Rightsholders at no cost, and shall execute whatever documents and take whatever actions are necessary to effect the transfer”. And guess what, it has been exactly 10 days and the app is no longer working as well as the official website has been also taken down.

TVZion has been shut down

Taking it a step further

TVZion was one of the best alternatives of Terrarium app that was also shut down in the past. But the developer of TVZion has taken a step further creating a paid subscription called “TVZion Club” offering better streaming experience and unlimited access to practically …everything. That didn’t pass unnoticed by the big studios and the rest is now history.

For someone that is a member of this community this is no news. Streaming apps come and go and as always, for one app that is taken down, more follow.

What TVZion shut down means for a user

From a user prespective there is no reason to be worried. Usually in these cases no users are prosecuted. And in being honest, there must be millions of users just for this app. That practically makes it impossible for anyone to prosecute a simple user. But as always with third party applications and streaming applications we always suggest that users use a VPN in order to protect themselves. You should always protect your online identity, especially when you decide to stream certain content. And my personal suggestion is to never pay for such applications. You should never give your information by paying for a grey area service.

For more developments about TVZion and streaming applications in general we will continue to inform with newer posts.

The Nubia Red Magic 5S is finally shipping to everyone at $579.00 / €579.00. Comes with a sexy RGB light panel (on the back), pressure-sensitive zones (300Hz touch-sensing), and a built-in cooling fan for maximum performance. The Red Magic 5S by Nubia is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 CPU.

Red Magic 5S Snapdragon 865 5G

Display

The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and the size is 6.65 inches. That is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that gives a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with an insane refresh rate of 144Hz, making it the phone with the fastest screen in the world! Under the display, we find also the fingerprint sensor.

Build

The Red Magic 5S is a big boy as expected. The dimensions of the gaming smartphone are 168.6 mm x 78 mm x 9.8 mm and the weight is 218 grams. Having a big body has also its benefits. In fact, the device comes with a Li-Po 4500 mAh battery and fast charging 55W that can boost the device to 56% in just 15 min and a full charge at 100% in only 40 min. This charger though is optional since the included is a 18W charger.

Nubia Red Magic 5S Battery

Memory

The gaming smartphone does not support any external memory support as the inbuilt support comes in 8 GB, 12 GB and even 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM partnered with 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage options. So you get the best performance possible with super fast speed.

Software

The device is powered by the latest Android 10 and Redmagic 3.0. And with the Game Space 2.1, you can take full control of the performance. You can boost CPU, GPU performance, all maxed out, or leave it in the auto setting.

Camera

The 5S comes with a triple-camera setup on the rear. We find a SONY 64 MP (wide), an 8 MP (ultrawide), and a 2 MP (macro). On the front, there is an 8 MP (wide) camera for the beloved selfies.

sony camera

Colors

It is available in two colors such as Sonic Silver and Pulse (Blue and Red). Both look great!

Nubia Red Magic 5S Full Specs

  • Body: 168.6×78.0x9.8mm, 218g; Glass front and back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame.
  • Display: 6.65″ AMOLED capacitive, 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 388ppi; 144Hz refresh rate; 240Hz touch-sensing rate.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+): Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650 GPU.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 10, Redmagic 3.0.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP, f/2.0, 13mm, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP; LED flash, HDR, panorama.
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1.12µm; HDR.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; Front camera: [email protected]
  • Battery: 4,500mAh; Fast charging 55W, 56% in 15 min, 100% in 40 min; comes with 18W charger outside of China.
  • Misc: WiFi 6, Fingerprint sensor (under display, optical), Pressure-sensitive shoulder triggers (300Hz touch-sensing), Built-in cooling fan, NFC.

Optional Accessoires

And as always with the Red Magic gaming phones, you can select from a vast list of optional accessoires that can enhance your gaming experience even more.

Where to buy

You can get the Nubia Red Magic 5S in your country from the Red Magic Official Store for $579.00 / €579.00 and free shipping included. Also, a 15-day return is in place as well as reliable warranty by Nubia.



LibreELEC 9.2.5 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8 only for RPi4. This release only contains a fix for RPi4.
There is no 9.2.5 for every other platform.

Changes since 9.2.4:

  • firmware fix for RPi4 (blank screen at start)

Kodi 19 Matrix:

We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19.

Change for Raspberry 4:

With LE 9.2 and later you need to add hdmi_enable_4kp60=1 to your config.txt if you want to use 4k output at the RPi4. Before you needed hdmi_enable_4k=1 that is now deprecated.

If you experience problems, please open an thread at our forum. You can also open an ticket at our Github issue tracker.

Upgrading

On first boot the Kodi media database will be upgraded. Depending on your hardware and media collection size this could take several minutes. Please be patient.

Downloads

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iOS 14 beta 5 & iPadOS 14 beta 5

Apple released iOS 14 beta 5 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 for developers. As the public release date of iOS 14 is soon approaching, Apple is likely to focus more on fixing bugs and stability improvements rather than adding new features to the operating system. Below is a summary of all the new features and changes Apple made in the latest beta 5 for iPhone and iPad.

Install iOS 14 beta 5 & iPadOS 14 beta 5

If you haven’t already, you can install the iOS 14 public beta on your iPhone and enjoy all the new features of the operating system right away. In addition to the changes mentioned below, you can also find Apple’s release notes for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 on this page.

Apple iOS beta

Apple news widget

There is a new taller Apple News widget for Today view that can display multiple news at once at the far-left screen. This widget increases the number of Apple News widgets to seven and it headlines for Top Stories, For You, and Best of Apple News. However, the higher ratio of this widget means that it cannot be used on the home screen.

New time picker

There is now a wheel selector for the clock, which means users can scroll the time instead of having to type manually. There is however also the option to manually enter the time.

Hidden Album iOS & iPadOS 14 beta 5

Hidden album

Users are also able to create a hidden album in iOS. With the latest beta, there is an option to show the hidden album under Utilities. The hidden album is always accessible even in the image selector. To enable it, go to Settings, scroll down to Photos, and look for Hidden Album.

Widgets require location permission

Any app that has a widget and requests location data will now show a new option “While using the app or widgets” when requesting location access. This will provide the widget with your location data for up to 15 minutes.

iOS 14 widget permission

Shortcuts app

Shortcuts app has now a new “What’s new?” splash screen upon first launch. This may be really useful for a lot of users.

What's new shortcuts iOS 14

Other features?

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comment section down below.

Which is your favorite new feature or change of the latest iOS & iPadOS 14 beta 5? Do you think the new changes are towards the right direction or not?

Small businesses can find it challenging to compete with more established brands all over the world. They might have a fantastic product or service, yet customers will always flock to something more familiar and convenient, which is why we see Amazon continue to dominate the eCommerce industry with little sign of slowing down. 

However, just because it’s unlikely your business will ascend to such heights, at least now, this doesn’t mean you can’t still focus on the potential for growing your business, and the best way to do this is by considering which tech can help boost your fortunes. 

Technology has always been something that enables companies to take the next step. With such a versatile range of potential systems and software available, it’s time your business embraced them, too. Here are ten ways technology will improve your small business. 

Communication 

You don’t need reminding that communication is an essential part of the business world. With a small business, you could argue that it’s even more crucial compared to more established companies. 

Without communication, there is perpetual uncertainty about what is happening at any point. Staff do not know their roles and managers don’t know what is happening on the main floor. With a small business, you have the benefit of having most, if not every, member of staff in one place so that you can communicate with ease. 

Instant messaging services can enhance this, as you can quickly shoot off a message without disrupting your workflow, or the workflow of anyone else. It’s more reliable than writing an email, and also more informal, which is something you may want to promote within the office. 

Productivity

Anything that takes too long to do will hinder productivity. It’s not just the action itself, but also the before and after that can affect the workday. 

Staff will often get into a groove with their work. They are not working too quickly but also not too slowly. Instead, they are working at a decent pace. However, this can be disrupted if they need to do some menial task, such as change an appointment date or make a post on your social media pages. You can embrace the wonders of in-office automation to help overcome this problem. 

Automation will eliminate these menial tasks and put them in the hands of the technology. All you need to do is set up a system that automatically makes changes or posts for you. With this, your staff won’t need to stop what they’re doing, allowing them to remain productive and on-task throughout the day. 

Finances

Finances are one of the biggest worries for a small business. You don’t have the mighty budget that larger companies have, so you’ve got to be more careful with your spending. 

This is where technology can boost your fortunes and come in handy. While you may need to spend a little to invest in reliable tech, the benefits can be remarkable. With proper investment, you can identify areas of the business that are not always necessary. This can include using outsourcing for your tech support and content creation. 

A financial bot, as it were, can also minimize the risk of discrepancies in your finances, which will help protect you from the wrath of the taxman. No matter how good you might be with numbers, you’re also human, and humans make mistakes. A financial bot will not do this, and it will do it quicker than you ever could, too.

Marketing

Another significant worry for small businesses is spreading the word and raising awareness about their brand. Marketing is the way for you to do this, but the sphere of marketing is always changing. 

In the past, people learned about you through word of mouth, and then there were things such as billboards, TV ads, radio placements. In the modern world, it’s about social media ads or the occasional spot on a podcast. 

A company that fails to embrace the positives that can come from social media engagement, regardless of what you think of the trend, is at risk of falling behind significantly. Take advantage of the brand personality tropes that have become popular, but also don’t be afraid to use segmentation through automation to target potential customers more efficiently.

Collaboration 

A collaborative environment is a surefire recipe for success. Still, old ways of this collaboration, such as sticking a team in a room and hoping they work it out, are not what anyone looks for anymore. 

And so they shouldn’t. The evolution of technology has made these awkward scenarios something best left in the past, and it’s not something that any self-resp[ecting business should consider using any more. Instead, the likes of cloud technology and document editing in real-time can boost a collaborative nature and also simplify procedures. 

You should expect your staff to be busy the majority of the time, and this is why the idea of dragging them into a meeting to discuss plans isn’t always ideal. With tech, you can enable them to tackle such tasks on their own time and trust them to work alongside coworkers and clients to achieve great things. 

Customer Service

Customer service is crucial for all businesses, but as a small business, you must make a good impression and deliver top quality service to your customers. If you fail to do so, they will look for other companies that offer the same service, which can severely affect your profits. 

But what do tech and customer service have in common? Live chatbots on your website are a great way to put them directly in touch with your agents, giving them the chance to ask questions and get answers immediately. However, some customers may not want to speak directly to bots, instead preferring a real person. You can also use social media messenger services to do this, and it will alleviate any fears your customers may have. Likewise, developing an app will enable your customers to use your service wherever they are, rather than battle with a mobile site. 

Speaking of websites, you must do everything you can to keep your customers happy on your website, and if this means investing in a professional developer, then so be it. The average customer will typically wait just three seconds before abandoning a slow-loading webpage, so you must make sure you optimize your site correctly to ensure they can navigate your website with ease. 

Engagement 

There are a variety of ways that you can improve engagement, and this can include everything from interesting social media posts to content creation. The better your technology, the better this content will be, so it might be worth considering how programs and software can boost customer engagement. 

If you like to make blog posts, you must ensure that everything is written with correct grammar and spelling and flows appropriately, too. While anyone can write, not everyone can write well, and a poorly written article is easy to spot from a mile off. Use grammar checking programs such as Grammarly or ProWritingAid to make your writing more clear and concise. 

Conversely, you may prefer making videos, especially if your business is more action-based. It’s not enough to record footage on your phone, so think about investing in better equipment to make your videos stand out, and also use quality editing software to provide a professional appeal. While you may not have the budget to compete with larger businesses, you can still get creative in your video campaigns and give both current and potential customers a reason to enquire about your brand.  

Training 

Not many people enjoy training, but if you want to maintain high performance and allow your employees to advance their careers, training sessions are essential. Despite this, it isn’t always convenient to put everybody in a single space to train them. They will have other things to do, they might need to leave early, or they may just not want to be there at all. 

To overcome this, you can consider video conferencing solution comparison options. Rather than force everyone into a single room, it allows you to create training materials for them to view in their own time. This puts less pressure on them to attend seminars and sessions but still gives them the option to learn more if they want to.

It won’t disrupt their workday, and they can pause the video if they need to. Furthermore, you could also offer live video training for remote workers, which enables them to ask questions along the way if they have any queries. 

Best In Business 

It can often feel overwhelming to be a business owner, especially if you run a smaller company. This is why technology can assist you and improve your fortunes. It will make every aspect of your workday more manageable, and this will ensure you are less stressed and more prepared to take on the next big task. Too many businesses are reluctant to embrace tech, but these are the ones who fall behind, so make sure you do not get caught in the same trap.



LibreELEC 9.2.4 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8.

Changes since 9.2.3:

  • firmware fixes for RPi (fixes booting issues)
  • Kodi 18.8

Kodi 19 Matrix:

We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19.

Change for Raspberry 4:

With LE 9.2 and later you need to add hdmi_enable_4kp60=1 to your config.txt if you want to use 4k output at the RPi4. Before you needed hdmi_enable_4k=1 that is now deprecated.

If you experience problems, please open an thread at our forum. You can also open an ticket at our Github issue tracker.

Upgrading

On first boot the Kodi media database will be upgraded. Depending on your hardware and media collection size this could take several minutes. Please be patient.

Downloads

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So, here we go. Hot on the heels of what is intended to be the final release in the 18.x “Leia” series, it’s time to give you good people a taste of things to come. So, with no further ado, we’d like to present the first Alpha releases of Kodi 19.x “Matrix”.

This is a major release, so, as you’d expect, it comes with many new features. However, it will inevitably cause problems for some people, which is why we’ll go through a more traditional Alpha/Beta/Release Candidate model. As such, then, please be aware that installing this will inevitably break things, and we’d really like your help at that point to identify the problems and get them fixed.

So, all that aside… what’s actually changed?

Audio/Music

  • Improved handling of multi-disc CD sets and box sets
  • Additional metadata tags
  • Improved handling of album release dates
  • New setting to open music fullscreen/visualisation window automatically when playback is started
  • A new, Matrix-inspired music visualisation is now available to install – great care has been put into making this perform well on lower-end systems

Video

  • Software decoding of the AV1 CODEC

Subtitles

  • Subtitle opacity can now be changed
  • New dark grey colour for subtitles

Estuary Skin

  • Redesign of the music fullscreen/visualisation window to match other fullscreen windows – allows fanart and visualisations to be shown without coloured overlays
  • Additional media info flags added to music fullscreen/visualisation window info display
  • The default Playlist view now uses the Widelist view format with options on the sideblade menu as in other areas of the skin
  • A new “Now Playing” view added for music playback, showing media details for both any selected song in the playlist and those for any currently playing song

Games

  • iOS now supports game controllers (Xbox/PlayStation/other supported Bluetooth controllers)

Platform Specifics

  • Darwin (Apple) platforms:
    • Objective-C code migrated from manual memory management to ARC
  • iOS:
    • Added showing total/free space
    • Kodi log can now be shared using native sharing sheet
    • Kodi GUI is no longer obscured on devices with notch
  • macOS:
    • Blank Other Displays setting no longer requires app restart
    • “Toggle fullscreen” now uses default macOS shortcut
  • Android:
    • Static HDR10 support for all source types (if supported by the device)
    • Dynamic Dolby Vision HDR support for streaming services (if supported by the device)
  • Windows:
    • Static HDR10 support for all source types (if supported by the GPU) 

Information Providers (scrapers)

  • New python scrapers for music – available in repo as Generic Album Scraper and Generic Artist Scraper
  • New python scrapers for TV & movies – available in repo as The Movie Database Python and The TVDB (new)

PVR

  • PVR reminders
  • TV and radio channel groups and Estuary home screen widgets
  • Group manager usability enhancements
  • Channel manager usability enhancements
  • Guide window navigation controls
  • Estuary PVR information dialog enhancements
  • Setting ‘Switch to full screen’ now supports channel types
  • Playlist context menu items for recordings
  • Dynamic PVR categories for Estuary home screen
  • Ability to sort channels and EPG by the backend order of channels
  • Support group specific channel numbering and option to start group number locally from 1
  • Support for starting EPG entries as live
  • Support displaying recording sizes and being able to sort by them
  • New, Live, Finale and Premiere for EPG, recordings and timers
  • Guide window performance improvements
  • Search window performance improvements
  • EPG performance and memory usage optimisations
  • C++ API for PVR Addon development

Network

  • Improved information around the security implications of enabling external interfaces
  • Added default-on switch to require a password for the web interface
  • Kodi will now enforce the origin of installed add-ons and their dependencies. This has been implemented to prevent third party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons, which was the cause of numerous error reports in the past.
  • Improved support around official repos, allowing users some safeguards when installing private repositories

Addons

  • Probably the biggest change: with this release, we move to Python 3 for addons (see note below).
  • Kodi will now enforce the origin of installed addons and their dependencies. This has been implemented to prevent third party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons, which was the cause of numerous error reports in the past.

Due to the discontinuation of Python 2, Kodi now utilises Python 3 for addons. Because of this change, this update might disable addons where a compatible version isn’t available, although these will be reactivated as soon as their authors provide new versions. The list of Kodi Matrix compatible addons available from the official repository is growing by the week, but not everything has been ported over yet.

     

    If you want to take the plunge, you can get Alpha 1 from here. Again, though, please: expect some breakage, don’t use this as your daily installation unless you know how to get things working again, and please share your experiences back with us so we can really get going on those bugs.

    As usual – well, it is open source – you can see what’s changed between v18 and v19 here. It’s a long list…

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    We are expecting the Apple Watch 6 and the iPhone 12 to be announced together in September this year. And some leaks and new information on the smartwatch have already appeared online.

    Apple Watch 6 Blood Oxygen Monitor

    Measuring the level of oxygen in the blood can be an excellent indicator of respiratory problems and other health issues. Especially during this pandemic which doesn’t seem to pass. The idea is that it would work like the electrocardiogram feature already on Apple Watch 5 models. It is very reliable and it is warning you about potential problems ahead of time, so you should visit a specialist.

    Starting with the report from the well-known Chinese outlet DigiTimes, which says the upcoming smartwatch will indeed have a blood oxygen sensor packed in.

    To make things even more reliable, according to 9to5Mac, such a sensor has already been spotted in the watchOS 7 beta. Obviously Apple wouldn’t be able to announce such feature until the presentation of the actual hardware.

    Apple Watch 6 Battery Leaks

    In a separate leak, MySmartPrice has noticed 3 small batteries with capacities of 262.9mAh, 265.9mAh and 303.8mAh appearing through the South Korean regulatory process. Those differing sizes most probably line up with different sizes and models for the new Apple Watch 6.

    The Apple Watch 5 models all come with a 296mAh battery. But take into account the optimizations and efficiency improvements that Apple manages to pull off each year. That means the battery life on the Apple Watch 6 will be at least as good if not a little better when compared to the Apple Watch 5.

    We should find out for sure in the next few months as September 8th seems to be the most plausible date for the launch of both devices.


    Kodi includes a powerful web interface that can be used with any browser, but also sits behind the remote control application you use on your phone, or the web front end on your tablet – if you’re using Kore, or Chorus, or one of the numerous alternatives, then you’re using this interface. However, it has recently been brought to our attention that not all users follow security best practices when enabling this functionality, and are thus exposing themselves to danger. This is partially our fault, since we have not been completely clear about the implications of enabling external interfaces in Kodi. The next Kodi release, 19.x “Matrix”, will provide more context when interfaces are enabled, and require a password for the web interface by default. This blog post will detail how you could be affected by an exposed interface at the moment, however, and what to do about it.

    Recommendations

    • Do not use the Kodi web server without setting a reasonably-secure password.
    • Do not expose any Kodi external interface (web server, JSON-RPC, event server …) directly to the Internet.
    • Do not enable any external interface in Kodi that you don’t actually use. This is especially true for the JSON-RPC service when exposed on all interfaces.

    Explanation

    The interfaces Kodi provides for external control are, by design, very powerful. It’s possible to use the remote control functionality to execute arbitrary code on the box that Kodi runs on, just like you could do this using a traditional IR remote when sitting in front of the TV. In effect, this means that a machine can be completely taken over by an attacker that has access to the web or JSON-RPC interface.

    This is why you should never run the web server without authentication. It allows anyone with access to the server port to completely control your box. Even if you do not expose the web server to the Internet, other machines including your PC or laptop can do this. This is possible from a standard web browser (via JavaScript), so you might visit a malicious web page that does this in the background and not even realise that it’s happening. While the next Kodi version will still allow you to disable the web server password, we strongly recommend to set one. If you already use the web server and do not have a password set, you can do so using the Kodi settings, after which you will also have to configure your remote control application to authenticate using that password.

    Also, keep in mind that neither JSON-RPC over TCP nor EventServer (enabled with the “Allow remote control from applications” setting in Kodi) offer any authentication, so they should usually be restricted to access solely from the box on which Kodi is running (“Allow remote control from applications on this system“).

    We hope this clears some of the confusion and, as always, you can head to the forums if you have any questions.

    With grateful thanks to Jacob Baines of Tenable, Inc., for highlighting this problem.





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    So, here we are again. Those of you with eagle eyes may already have seen this rolling out, but just to make everyone else aware – 18.8 is here. In our ongoing quest to make your lives as simple and fulfilling as possible, we’re proud to present what is likely to be the final release in the 18.x “Leia” series, before all effort now shifts to 19.x “Matrix”.

    As usual, this is a bug fix release, so don’t go looking for new features. Full details are on GitHub, but here’s the short form… as you’d expect this late in the 18.x development cycle, this isn’t a huge release, but it does include some things we thought were necessary to keep us going until the next major release emerges. In summary, this version:

    • Fixes a severe security issue in gnutls
    • Other significant library/compatibility updates
    • Gets client/server on MariaDB 10.5.4 working for Android
    • Fixes video database access for Ubuntu 20.4 and other distros using earlier libfmt versions (search and other filtering failed)
    • Fixes subtitle handling from archives
    • Fixes CDDB access
    • Makes minor improvements to logging and memory reporting/display
    • Fixes EDLs where skip points are at the very start of a file
    • Contains code improvements to fix specific events, e.g. race conditions in the EPG or “pause” on end of streams on Android
    • Enables alpha blending for the video player (Windows)
    • Better handles specific exceptions (Android, mostly)
       

    Thanks to everyone who has helped by reporting, isolating or fixing issues here.

    The full changelog can be found in our GitHub milestone or you can read the merged PRs here. If you want to read back on the full history of v18 itself, or of previous versions, you can find the corresponding articles in the relevant blog posts.

    Application deployment on different platforms (notably, Google Play and the Microsoft Store) varies due to circumstances outside of our control. It may thus take a few more days to appear everywhere, so just stay tuned; this is particularly the case in curated stores, where ongoing issues with staffing may mean a further delay before the application is accepted and published. All we can say is to keep looking.





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