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  • Apps Crash More on iPhone Than Android: Report

    11/18/2016 5:28:47 AM PST · by ThunderSleeps · 21 replies
    AppyGeek ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom
    New data from the Blancco Technology Group (BTG) says that 62 percent of all iOS devices suffered from software failures, compared to 47 percent of Android devices. What's more, 65 percent of iOS devices suffered crashing apps in the third quarter of 2016, more than doubling the 25 percent of Android devices that experienced the same trouble. While BTG didn't dig too deeply into why iOS might be failing more often than Android, it did point a finger at the exceedingly successful augmented reality game Pokémon Go.
  • The day the 911 network stood still

    11/04/2016 12:53:11 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Networkworld ^ | November 3, 2016 | By Mark J. Fletcher
    The frail, legacy emergency 911 network in the United States was accidentally brought to its proverbial knees recently by a teenager looking for an Apple iOS bug In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, an apparent Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attack was brought against several cities that brought 911 to a grinding halt. The incident triggered a response from the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCIC/NCC) and a Watch Advisory for a TDoS attack on public-safety answering points (PSAP) was issued just after lunch. Investigators were...
  • The Smartphone Platform War Is Over

    09/05/2016 5:39:45 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 186 replies
    Statista, the Statistics Portal ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | Felix Richter
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  • iOS and Android Combined For Record 99% of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter

    08/18/2016 9:48:53 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 7 replies
    Slashdot ^ | August 18, 2016 | BeauHD
    The research firm Gartner has crunched some numbers and found that Android and iOS accounted for a record 99.1% worldwide market share in the second calendar quarter of 2016, which is compared to 96.8% in the year-ago period. What some may view as even more shocking is that Android accounted for 86.2% of the market share in the second quarter, up from 82.2% a year ago. Meanwhile, iOS lost some ground as it dropped to 12.9% market share from 14.6% in the year-ago period. It's no surprise that Windows and BlackBerry have been losing market share. They dropped to 0.6%...
  • Black Hat 2016: Apple iPhone Updates Drub Android Counterparts

    08/05/2016 12:10:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    investors' Business Daily ^ | August 3, 2016 | By ALLISON GATLIN
    The latest Black Hat security conference is underway in Las Vegas. (AP)" LAS VEGAS -- Apple (AAPL) iPhones are drubbing their Android counterparts on the mobile security front, say Atredis Partners founders Shawn Moyer and Josh Thomas. But Apple's dominance isn't necessarily tied to a more potent security posture."Not that many (Android users) are on the newest release of the OS (operating system)," Thomas said. "It's like Windows 95 out in the wild. ... People are saying Apple is winning security. This is one reason why."The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is better at pushing updates, Thomas and Moyer told a...
  • Russian Hackers Targeting iOS Device Users with Ransom Attacks

    07/08/2016 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    AppAdvice ^ | July 8, 2016 | by Brent Dirks
    Protect yourself with two-factor authentication Salted Hash, a security blog from CSO, recently provided more details about the scam. Hackers first need to acquire a compromised an Apple ID by phishing, social engineering, data breach, or other method: From there, the attacker uses Find My iPhone and places the victim’s device into lost mode. At this point, they can lock the device, post a message to the lock screen and trigger a sound to play, drawing attention to it.In each of the cases reported publicly, the ransom demanded is usually $30 to $50. If a victim contacts the referenced email...
  • Which Apple Components Were Developed By The US Government (And why the NSA wants Apple to help)

    09/11/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the investing community this morning is focused squarely on the very disappointing iPhone 5 relaunch and the lack of a cemented China Mobile deal, which has resulted in a $20 billion loss in market cap in early trading for the second most widely held hedge fund stock, a thing that we find more curious in the aftermath of the latest revalations of an implicit, if not explicitly voluntary, joint venture between Apple and the US government and specifically its NSA uberspies, is just how much of Apple's product suite is derived thanks to developments by the US government....
  • Florida Man Sues Apple for $10+ Billion, Says iOS Devices Copy His 1992 Drawings

    06/28/2016 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    MacRumors ^ | June 28, 2016
    Florida resident Thomas S. Ross has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week, claiming that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod infringe upon his 1992 invention of a hand-drawn "Electronic Reading Device" (ERD). The court filing claims the plaintiff was "first to file a device so designed and aggregated," nearly 15 years before the first iPhone. ​ Between May 23, 1992 and September 10, 1992, Ross designed three hand-drawn technical drawings of the device, primarily consisting of flat rectangular panels with rounded corners that "embodied a fusion of design and function in a way that never existed prior to 1992." Quote...
  • Refugee rescue app pulled from App Store after it is outed as fake

    06/21/2016 2:39:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2016 | by Alex Hern
    The I Sea app claimed to help people call lifeboats to refugees by locating their vessels, but actually showed static images of the sea A mock-up of the I Sea app. The actual app, as released, would never show a boat because it lacked the capacity to do so. Photograph: Grey Group An app which purported to offer aid to refugees lost in the Mediterranean has been pulled from Apple’s App Store after it was revealed as a fake.The I Sea app, which also won a Bronze medal at the Cannes Lions conference on Monday night, presented itself as a...
  • Apple releases security update for mDNSResponder (for Devices not running the latest OS version)

    06/21/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | June 21, 2016
    Current versions of Apple products use the updated version of Bonjour. For previous versions, Apple has issued a security update. Apple has issued a security update for mDNSResponder, the low-level open source software that implements Bonjour in Apple and third-party products. Which Apple platforms are affected?OS X:  Versions prior to OS X El Capitan v10.11.1  Versions prior to OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 with Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite  Versions prior to OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 with Security Update 2015-007 Mavericks  iOS versions prior to iOS 9.1  watchOS versions prior to watchOS 2.1  AirPort Base Station Firmware versions prior to 7.7.7 and...
  • Bible translated into emojis ‘for millennials’

    05/31/2016 2:50:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 5/31/2016 | staff
    A new translation of the Bible updates the religious text with modern technology, replacing several words with emojis. The digital text titled “Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials” uses Apple’s vast library of emoticons to retell all 66 books of the Bible in a way intended to relate to young people.
  • Apple & SAP Partner to Revolutionize Work on iPhone & iPad

    05/06/2016 10:43:45 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 7 replies
    Apple ^ | 5/5/2016 | CUPERTINO, California and WALLDORF, Germany
    CUPERTINO, California and WALLDORF, Germany — May 5, 2016 — Apple® and SAP today announced a partnership to revolutionize the mobile work experience for enterprise customers of all sizes, combining powerful native apps for iPhone® and iPad® with the cutting-edge capabilities of the SAP HANA platform. This joint effort will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK) and training academy so that developers, partners and customers can easily build native iOS apps tailored to their business needs. “This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS...
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation ahead of release of gun that looks just like smartphone

    04/06/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt, Stephen Rex Brown
    Sen. Chuck Schumer issued an urgent plea Monday for iGunControl ahead of the release of a new firearm that looks like a smartphone. The .380-caliber double-barrel handgun, manufactured by Ideal Conceal, is expected to hit the shelves in mid-2016 and will only cost $395, Schumer said. . . . "It's clearly being marketed for nefarious purposes — 4,000 people are ready to pull the trigger on this dangerous weapon," Schumer said. . . . "Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attacked Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc?" he said.
  • Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 for older iPhones and iPads affected by Activation Lock issue

    03/28/2016 7:54:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | March 28, 2016 | by Benjamin Mayo
    Apple has released an updated build of iOS 9.3 for users affected by an activation bug, first reported last week. Although the version number is still 9.3, the update features a new build number, 13E5237, to signify the change. The issue prevented some iPhone and iPad owners from successfully completing the upgrade steps for iOS 9.3 if they could not recall their Apple ID info immediately, to pass Activation Lock. Apple stopped signing iOS 9.3 for older devices due to this bricking bug. Affected customers can now download the new firmware to upgrade to iOS 9.3. This may involve DFU mode and a cable to download the new firmware via iTunes, if currently...
  • MIT’s New 5-Atom Quantum Computer Could Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete

    03/24/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Cryptogon ^ | March 6, 2016
    "all you have to do is go in the lab, apply more technology, and you should be able to make a bigger quantum computer" So the only thing preventing a more general purpose quantum computer is money and enough engineers... Hmm... (POLL-AT-LINK) Via: PC World: Much of the encryption world today depends on the challenge of factoring large numbers, but scientists now say they've created the first five-atom quantum computer with the potential to crack the security of traditional encryption schemes. In traditional computing, numbers are represented by either 0s or 1s, but quantum computing relies on atomic-scale units, or...
  • ECDSA Key Extraction from Mobile Devices via Nonintrusive Physical Side Channels

    03/25/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 4 replies
    Tel Aviv university ^ | Tel Aviv university
    iOS 7.1.2-8.3 appears vulnerable: its ECDSA implementation, in CommonCrypto, exhibits scalar-dependent leakage and thus appears vulnerable. iOS 9.x does not appear vulnerable: its implementation uses side-channel mitigation techniques and we have no evidence that it is vulnerable.
  • Apple Ships iOS 9.3 and Apple Watch OS 2.2 Available Now

    03/22/2016 2:00:23 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MacObserver ^ | March 21, 2016 | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple shipped iOS 9.3 Monday afternoon, less than an hour after the media event that introduced the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system. New features include Night Shift, updated Apple News, CareKit, and other improvements. The update can be found in Software Update on your iOS device, or in iTunes watchOS 2.2 Rolls Out with Multi-watch Pairing Apple released watchOS 2.2 on Monday to go along with iOS 9.3. The update added support for pairing multiple watches with a single iPhone, and improved Maps support. watchOS 2.2 lets you pair multiple Apple Watches with your iPhone Maps now offers...
  • Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple’s encryption

    03/21/2016 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21 at 12:01 AM | By Ellen Nakashima
    A group of Johns Hopkins University researchers found a bug in Apple’s encryptionthat would let a skilled attacker decrypt photos and videos that were sent as secure instant messages. (Matthias Schrader/AP) Apple’s growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages — has spurred the U.S. government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement. But a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers has found a bug in the company’s vaunted encryption, one that would enable...
  • AceDeceiver: First iOS Trojan Exploiting Apple DRM Design Flaws to Infect Any iOS Device

    03/16/2016 6:30:31 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    Palo Alto Networks ^ | March 16, 2016 5:00 AM | Claud Xiao
    We’ve discovered a new family of iOS malware that successfully infected non-jailbroken devices we’ve named “AceDeceiver”. What makes AceDeceiver different from previous iOS malware is that instead of abusing enterprise certificates as some iOS malware has over the past two years, AceDeceiver manages to install itself without any enterprise certificate at all. It does so by exploiting design flaws in Apple’s DRM mechanism, and even as Apple has removed AceDeceiver from App Store, it may still spread thanks to a novel attack vector. AceDeceiver is the first iOS malware we’ve seen that abuses certain design flaws in Apple’s DRM protection...
  • Apple plays digital privacy hardball with FBI, 'but not with China'

    02/20/2016 3:58:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 38 replies
    /www.france24.com ^ | 02-19-2016-
    Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn't always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China. The standoff between the FBI and Apple over the investigation into the San Bernardino shooting, which claimed the lives of 14 people in early December, has divided the United States. While some have argued that the company should, in this particular case, help investigators by bypassing the phone's security system, others have insisted that doing so...
  • Windows Phone sales have almost ground to a halt (Android+iOS now own 98% of the smartphone market)

    02/19/2016 4:41:25 AM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    Engadget ^ | Feb 19, 2016 | Steve Dent
    Gartner has released its smartphone stats for Q4 2015 and the news is especially bad for Microsoft. In Q4 2014, the software giant owned 2.8 percent of the smartphone market -- not great, but still good enough for around 10 million units sold. In the same quarter of 2015, however, Windows Phone sales fell to 4.4 million, giving the OS a mere 1.1 percent of the total market. That means that it's basically in a death spiral, as consumers and app developers alike lose interest. Microsoft's rumored Surface Phone now looks like its last hope to rescue the division. The...
  • iPhone prank could make device unusable

    02/17/2016 2:17:17 PM PST · by for-q-clinton · 30 replies
    Wavy ^ | 17 Feb 2016 | Susan Campbell
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A digital prank making the rounds on Facebook has been ruining iPhones everywhere, and it now has Apple’s attention. The company has acknowledged that the prank is actually a bug that will prevent your phone from restarting. The message looks like an old Macintosh ad, and asks people to set their phone back to January 1, 1970 to experience a special feature that allows you to “relive the magic” of the past. Indeed, when the date is set back and you restart your phone, it will leave your phone stuck on the greeting screen. According to...
  • Don’t Try This At Home: Destroy an iPhone by Changing the Date

    02/12/2016 10:53:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 55 replies
    OSXDaily ^ | February 11, 2016
    We’re going to show you how this date trick works to destroy an iPhone so that you can avoid it yourself. Absolutely do not try this yourself, do not set the iPhone clock to January 1 1970 under any circumstances, it will break any iPhone. It will supposedly also brick any iPad or iPod touch as well, so do not try it on any iOS device. Do not try this yourself, you will ruin the iPhone. That can’t be made more clear, if you try this, you will ruin the iPhone. In other words, do not try this yourself...
  • Why switch to Windows 10 or a Mac when you can use Linux Mint 17.3 instead?

    02/03/2016 11:22:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 86 replies
    zdnet ^ | February 3, 2016 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    My buddy David Gewirtz recently wrote about the question of whether you should move from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or a Mac. I have another suggestion: Linux. Specifically Linux Mint 17.3, Rosa, with the Cinnamon desktop. Linux Mint 17.3 is a great replacement for Windows 7. In fact, it's a great desktop operating system period. sjvn Yes, I'm serious. I use all the above desktops -- yes I'm a Windows 7 and 10 user as well as a Linux guy -- and for people I think Mint 17.3 makes a great desktop. I've been using Mint as my main...
  • Linux Trojan captures audio and takes screenshots

    01/20/2016 8:26:27 PM PST · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Jim Lynch
    Security is something that is always on the minds of users these days, and that includes those who use Linux. TechWeek Europe has a disturbing article about a Linux trojan that captures audio and takes screenshots. It remains to be seen how widespread this Trojan is among Linux users and what the exact attack vector is for it. Steve McCaskill reports for TechWeek Europe: Security researchers have found a new Linux Trojan capable of taking screenshots of infected systems and even recording sound. Russian anti-virus firm Dr Web says that once the Linux.Ekoms.1 malware is launched it checks for two...
  • Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

    01/10/2016 7:41:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 70 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Saturday, January 09, 2016 | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world's global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016? That's the premise set out by clickbait legend Jay Yarow of Business Insider, who penned a compendium of worries of potential scenarios of doom for the world's largest and most successful tech company, bravely entitled "Apple is going to have a...
  • Microsoft pitches lobotomized Cortana for iOS, Android handsets. Don't be jealous, Siri...

    12/09/2015 7:56:27 PM PST · by dayglored · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Shaun Nichols
    Not content to have Cortana controlling Windows Mobile, Microsoft has released a toned-down version of its personal assistant tool for iOS and Android handsets. Redmond said that Cortana will run in a diminished capacity on the Apple and Google smartphone OSs, but will still allow users to link up their handsets with Windows PCs to sync and automate tasks. "Cortana was created to be a truly personal digital assistant - available on the go, no matter where or when you need help, and on whatever device you carry," wrote Cortana group program manager Marcus Ash. "That's why it's important to...
  • THE TELHARMONIUM WAS THE SPOTIFY OF 1906

    11/26/2015 3:30:25 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 24, 2015 | ELLA MORTON
    Detail from the cover of Scientific American's March 9, 1907 issue, which had a glowing article about the telharmonium. (Image: archive.org)It's a tumultuous time for streaming music services. One of the year's biggest albums, Adele's 25, was released on November 20, but not made available on Apple Music, Spotify, or any other streaming app by the artist's own decision. On November 23, music service Rdio, the first smartphone-era music streaming service to try to crack the U.S. market, began winding down after five years of struggling to attract paying subscribers.Rdio, however, was not the first service to allow American subscribers to stream music from their phones. That honor goes to the...
  • RUSSIA: Russian Internet Law Could Threaten Security of Americans’ Personal Data

    11/08/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Moscow requires major companies to move information to servers in Russia by start of next year A Russian law could place the personal data of millions of Internet users, including Americans, at risk if international digital companies comply by the start of next year, analysts say. The law, enacted last year, requires digital companies to store the personal information of Russians in servers on Russian soil. While officials in Moscow have cited concerns that Russians’ information could be vulnerable to foreign intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) if it is located outside the country’s borders, critics of...
  • DOJ Claims Apple Should Be Forced To Decrypt iPhones Because Apple, Not Customers, 'Own' iOS

    10/26/2015 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 10/26/15 | Tim Cushing
    The DOJ has filed its response to Apple's claims that unlocking an iPhone 5 would be unduly burdensome. This ongoing dispute over an All Writs Act order (the act itself dates back to 1789) is also an ongoing dispute over the use of encryption-by-default on Apple phones running iOS 8 or higher. The argument started with one of the founding members of the "Magistrates' Revolt" -- Judge James Orenstein -- who, back in 2005, challenged another All Writs order by the DOJ. A decade ago, Orenstein pointed out that the government's use of these particular orders circumvented both the judicial...
  • DOJ says Apple should be forced to unlock encrypted user data if asked by government

    10/25/2015 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 77 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 24, 2014 | By Chance Miller
    Earlier this week, Apple stated that it would be nearly impossible for it to access the data on a passcode-locked iOS device running iOS 8 or later. The company also noted, however, that even if it were possible, it would not feel comfortable doing so as to not tarnish the trust it shares with its customers. The Department of Justice has now dismissed that argument, saying that Apple should be required to unlock encrypted data because iOS is “licensed, not sold” to customers (via DailyDot). “Apple designed, manufactured, and sold [the phone] that is the subject of the search warrant,” the government...
  • Rush Limbaugh: What Apple’s iOS 9 ad-blockers will unleash

    09/21/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | September 21, 2015 | by Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh: What Apple’s iOS 9 ad-blockers will unleash Monday, September 21, 2015 · 5:34 pm · Among other things during his radio program, Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh on Monday discussed Apple’s iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, specifically content- or ad-blockers and what he thinks is Apple’s reasoning and what will result.The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated, most-listened-to talk-radio program in the United States with some 15 million weekly listeners, airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate radio stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed...
  • The App Store's Leading Ad Blocker Just Took Down His App Out of Guilt

    09/18/2015 4:19:53 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Mic.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Jack Smith IV
    To take sides in the war against advertising, you have to ask yourself this question: Are you willing to watch an ad to support the creators of the articles and stories you love reading, or should those creators starve until they find a better way of doing business?  It's a popular war too: This morning, the top app on the Apple App Store wasn't Minecraft, Facetune or some new puzzle game. It was Peace, an ad blocker, one of the greatest tools consumers have against ads on their iPhones. But the general who was leading that front has fallen on...
  • Apple Event Live Stream

    09/09/2015 10:00:22 AM PDT · by zeebee · 34 replies
    Analysts and industry insiders predict that Apple will unveil updated iPhones along with an Apple TV revamp that may signal a push into the online television streaming sector, dominated by Netflix.
  • New privilege escalation exploit discovered in OS X Yosemite, also affects just-released 10.10.5

    08/16/2015 10:01:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | August 16, 2015 | By Sam Oliver
    Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password. Luca Todesco on Twitter The exploit was discovered by Italian developer Luca Todesco, who relies on a combination of attacks — including a null pointer dereference in OS X's IOKit — to drop a proof-of-concept payload into a root shell. It affects every version of OS X Yosemite, but seems to have been mitigated in OS X El Capitan, which is nearing release....
  • Apple issues large patch set to shore up OS X, iOS security

    07/01/2015 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 12 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 1, 2015 6:02 P (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Apple has quietly included a large amount of security fixes in its latest set of patches for its OS X and iOS operating systems, plugging some serious, high-profile vulnerabilities in its code. A tally of the common vulnerability and exposures (CVE) tags in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Security Update 2015-005 and Safari 8.0.7 update packages showed 80 vulnerabilities have been patched by Apple. These range from a flaw that allowed attackers to write to the low-level extensible firmware interface (EFI) - which manages the hardware in Mac computers - when the systems resume from sleep. The EFI zero-day was...
  • Cop Buys Lemonade from a Little Girl...Returns the Next Day

    06/29/2015 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 34 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 6/25/15 | John S Roberts
    Patrol Officer Zach Ropos of Ohio spotted a little girl selling lemonade, and decided to grab a drink. He talked with the girl for a few minutes, heard what she had to say about why she was raising money, and went about his business. Ropos returned the very next day, and had this to say… “I talked to the little girl, gave her a speech about how courageous and admirable I think her efforts were to save up her money. I asked her how much she saved up, and she said she only had a few dollars.” Initially the girl...
  • Newt Gingrich reviews the Apple Watch (with Video)

    06/19/2015 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | June 19, 2015 | BY NEWT GINGRICH
    The first time I seriously tried to use the Apple Watch was to board a plane on a recent cross-country trip. The experience showed the promise of wearable devices, but it also revealed there are challenges to solve before smartwatches are worth buying for anyone other than tech enthusiasts eager to try the latest gadget. I previously read that I’d be able to call up my boarding pass on the Apple Watch, so I opened the United Airlines app by tapping its logo in the app menu. But the process was a bit more complicated than I thought. The app...
  • MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote address

    06/08/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address today, June 8th, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT. Apple today will stream the company’s WWDC Keynote live via Safari browser and Apple TV. Live streaming video requires Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. The big event starts today at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT here: http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/. Open it in one browser...
  • Apple is having its Microsoft moment... Apple products suffering glitches

    06/05/2015 6:05:07 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 51 replies
    WCVB ^ | 5 Jun 2015 | Jose Pagliery
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —So much for the argument "Apple computers are safer and bug-free." It's not true. We're accustomed to annoying glitches in PCs. But the past few years have shown that Macs, iPads and iPhones have them too. So far in 2015, five major flaws have affected Apple products. Just this week, we encountered a nasty bug that lets hackers bury computer viruses so deep inside Macs, you'll never find it. A week earlier, a flaw appeared that lets a text message crash an iPhone. These are significant issues, and neither has been fixed yet. Faulty code is found...
  • iOS 'Power' Bug Disguised As Text Could Also Crash iPads, Macs, And Apple Watches

    05/29/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 05/29/2015 | Rex Macadangdang
    The bug that causes an iPhone to collapse when it accepts a text message with a specific string of characters also affects other Apple products, such as iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches. A glitch within the central system common to all of Apple's iOS products that manages text messages causes the crash. When introduced with non-Latin special characters in a particular sequence, which includes Marathi, Arabic, and Chinese, the CoreText system chokes, pushing it to break down and terminate the whole operating system.Apple had informed several media outlets that the company is aware of the iMessage glitch and expect...
  • Apple Now Offers a Quick Fix for the iOS Messages Bug that Crashes iPhones

    05/29/2015 3:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 05/29/2015
    Apple instructs users on how to recover from a crash Softpedia was among the first to report a couple of days ago that a newly discovered iOS bug in the Messages app will crash or reboot any iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch device that receives a specially crafted text message.We have also told our users how to prevent their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch devices from getting crashed by the nasty Messages bug in the iOS 8 or later mobile operating system from Apple.On May 27, WSJ reported immediately after talking with Apple representatives that the Cupertino company is aware...
  • Safari (Apple browser) URL-spoofing vuln reveals how fanbois can be led astray

    05/20/2015 8:05:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexander J Martin
    A recently published exploit for the Safari browser demonstrates a URL spoofing mechanism which might convince users they are visiting a legitimate website, when they are actually visiting another site which may be phishing their details. Deusen researchers have disclosed a vulnerability which may be exploited by hackers to hijack user accounts on a range of websites, from social media to banking. The proof-of-concept invites users to visit what appears to be the Daily Mail website – however, a script will execute the loading of another URL before the page users are directed to can be displayed. Tested using Safari...
  • Hacker told F.B.I. he made plane fly sideways after cracking entertainment system

    05/16/2015 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 83 replies
    APTN National News ^ | May 15, 2015 | by Jorge Barrera
    A well-known U.S. hacker told F.B.I. agents he took momentary control of an airplane’s engines mid-flight by hacking into its inflight entertainment system, according to a document filed in U.S. federal court and obtained by APTN National News. Roberts, who has been interviewed at least three times by the F.B.I. this year, is under investigation for allegedly hacking into the electronic entertainment systems of airplanes, according to an application for a search warrant to probe seized electronic equipment. The document shows F.B.I. agents investigating Roberts believe he has the ability to do what he claims: take over flight control systems...
  • Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

    05/13/2015 2:04:06 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 49 replies
    mail ^ | Updated: 18:30 EST, 12 May 2015 | Myriah Towner For Dailymail.com
    A California woman claims she was fired after disabling an app with a GPS function that was required to run on her company iPhone and tracked her 24 hours a day. Myrna Arias was working for money transfer service company, Intermex, last year when she claims her boss, John Stubits, 'bragged that he knew how fast she was driving' at certain times after she had installed the app, Xora, according to the lawsuit. She then objected to being monitored during non-work hours claiming it was an invasion of her privacy and 'likened the app to a prisoner's ankle bracelet'. Arias...
  • Silicon Valley Then and Now: To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

    05/03/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BackChannel ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leslie Berlin
    “You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in May, 2003, and I’m sitting next to Jobs on his living room sofa, interviewing him for a book I’m writing. I ask him to tell me more about why he wanted, as he put it, “to smell that second wonderful era of the valley, the semiconductor companies leading into...
  • 5 Awesome Windows 10 Announcements Microsoft Just Made

    04/29/2015 1:54:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Paste ^ | 04/29/2015 | By Luke Larsen
    At their long, developer-focused Build conference this morning, Microsoft announced a plethora of new things regarding Windows 10 and its new identity as a service-based company. Windows 10 is the company’s new attempt at recapturing the interest of longtime Windows 7 users, after a fairly limited turnout for Windows 8.In case you haven’t heard, yes—Microsoft skipped “Windows 9” and went straight to Windows 10. The good news is that the OS looks to be a pretty balanced and powerful system that takes the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and finds a happy medium in between the two....
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    “Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. “Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    02/26/2015 7:06:24 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 46 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2/26/15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11%, or $2.4 billion. The blow for Android is softened only slightly less so only by the fact that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox seemingly made no profit at all.
  • Here's everything we know about Project Titan, Apple's rumoured electric car

    03/01/2015 3:58:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/28/2015 | Rob Price
    Just a few weeks ago, the idea that Apple might make a car seemed like an outlandish rumour. Today, it's accepted by many as gospel. Numerous reports have filtered through in recent days, providing more detail on Apple's automotive ambitions. Of course, nothing has been confirmed yet. The Apple Car would be a massive, multi-year undertaking. But here's what we've heard so far: It's called Project Titan. The detail comes via a report from the Wall Street Journal. It's an electric car. This puts the company in competition with Tesla, which develops cutting edge electric-powered vehicles. VC and entrepreneur Jason...