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  • THE MYSTERY OF MCCAIN'S 2ND COPY OF THE CLINTON-STEELE DOSSIER

    07/11/2018 10:51:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 11, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anyone following the investigation of the Clinton campaign's attempt to frame Trump probably already knows that while the primary vector for the Clinton-Steele dossier, a document alleging Russian control over Trump created by the Clinton campaign and used as the basis for the FBI investigation, was Fusion GPS and its media and Dem allies, a secondary vector was McCain. Now it turns out that McCain had a different version of the Clinton-Steele dossier. Fusion GPS has discussed doing more work on the dossier afterward and it's likely that the version McCain had was a newer copy. It would explain why...
  • Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

    06/15/2018 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Motherboard.vice.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | By Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    “Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.” Image: Malwarebytes Apple confirmed to The New York Times Wednesday it was going to introduce a new security feature, first reported by Motherboard. USB Restricted Mode, as the new feature is called, essentially turns the iPhone’s lightning cable port into a charge-only interface if someone hasn’t unlocked the device with its passcode within the last hour, meaning phone forensic tools shouldn’t be able to unlock phones. Naturally, this feature has sent waves throughout the mobile...
  • Dear iPhone—It Was Just Physical, and Now It’s Over

    05/16/2018 4:44:46 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 11-May-2018 | Katie Reid
    s a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be deaf or blind? Would you rather have no legs or no arms? I’d try to erase the sound of my mom’s piano playing, the sight of the ground growing smaller as I soared on the tree swing in my backyard, or the feeling of playing basketball so hard my lungs might explode, but I just couldn’t. How could life go on without these sensations that...
  • How to protect yourself from the EFAIL vulnerability on Mac and iOS

    05/15/2018 1:05:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Idownloadblog ^ | May 14, 2018 | By Bryan M. Wolfe
    Here’s how to protect yourself from the EFAIL vulnerability in Apple Mail on both iOS and macOS. These temporary fixes come after the new vulnerability was discovered that allows hackers to derive decrypted plaintext from encrypted emails. For the attack to work, the third party must be in possession of your encrypted S/MIME or PGP emails. Although Apple’s likely to offer a fix to this vulnerability sooner rather than later, there are things you can do now to make your email more secure.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was the first to discover this vulnerability.Method 1 As previously mentioned, the first method involves removing...
  • APPLE SUED—YOUR COMBUSTIBLE PHONE—Took Down an Airplane!!!

    05/14/2018 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/2018 5:44 PM PDT
    The crash of EgyptAir flight 804 into the Mediterranean Sea that killed 66 people was caused by a hot Apple product ... according to a new suit. The families of several of the victims of the May 19, 2016 crash claim the tragedy was due to the co-pilot's iPhone 6S or iPad mini overheating in the cockpit and catching fire. According to the docs ... an investigation revealed the device ignited and led to a bigger fire in the cockpit, which ultimately took the plane down. It should be noted, however -- some industry experts have questioned this phone theory...
  • Apple scraps $1 billion Irish data center over planning delays

    05/10/2018 10:31:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2018 | Reuter's Staff
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Apple ditched plans to build an 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center in Ireland because of delays in the approval process that have stalled the project for more than three years, the iPhone maker said on Thursday. Apple announced plans in February 2015 to build the facility in the rural western town of Athenry to take advantage of green energy sources nearby, but a series of planning appeals, chiefly from two individuals, delayed its approval. Ireland’s High Court ruled in October that the data center could proceed, dismissing the appellants who then took their case to...
  • iPhone X Made 5x the Profit of 600 Android OEMs Combined

    04/18/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    iDropNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Mike Peterson
    image Tom's Guide Apple remained the most profitable smartphone brand through the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new market research report. The Cupertino tech giant managed to capture 86 percent of the total smartphone market profits Q4 2017, even though the premium handset segment didn’t grow as expected, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research (via CNBC). Additionally, the iPhone X accounted for 21 percent of total revenue and 35 percent total of the profits made by the entire industry in the fourth quarter — allowing Apple to grow about 1 percent, year-over-year. That’s despite the fact...
  • Apple has an iPhone design problem it’s getting harder to solve

    04/17/2018 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/18/2018 | Tonya Riley
    Apple's big design problem is that it is running out of space on the device's exterior. The headphone jack went, and then the bezel was downsized and the Home button eliminated from the iPhone X. But Apple is running out iPhone options to drop. The new Apple AirPower wireless charger, which is rumored to launch in 2018, could also impact the future of the iPhone's design =============================================================================================================== Apple made waves in 2016 when it decided to get rid of the iPhone's headphone jack, and again in 2017, when it announced the iPhone X would have a virtual home button. Apple...
  • Leaked Apple memo: 12 employees were arrested last year for leaking secrets

    04/13/2018 2:03:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.fastcompany.com ^ | 04/13/2018 | Staff
    Apple has long been obsessed with secrecy, but a new memo seems to take it to the next level. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on a memo recently sent to all Apple employees stating that 29 Apple people were caught leaking secrets about planned products last year, and 12 of them were arrested. The memo describes in stark terms the implications for employees who leak and get caught: “These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere,” according to the memo, which quotes product marketing executive Greg Joswiak. The memo lays out examples of times...
  • Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

    04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years. However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising. Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones. Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering. But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer. The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than...
  • How to stop your iPhone from tracking locations you frequently visit

    03/26/2018 11:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    iMore Blog ^ | January 9, 2018 | by Luke Flipowtcz
    Your iPhone will track and record places that you visit most often to provide better location-based data and suggestions across iOS 11. While these suggestions can be super helpful, you may not like the idea of your iPhone and iPad tracking the locations you frequent If you value your privacy more than you do location-based data and suggestions, you can turn the feature off. How to turn off Significant Locations on iPhone and iPad: 1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen. 2. Tap on Privacy. 3. Tap Location Services at the top. 4. Tap System Services. It's all...
  • iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.

    03/25/2018 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    iMore ^ | March 25, 2018 | Renee Ritchie
    Facebook scraped call, SMS data for years from Android phones. iPhones never allowed this. Ten Minute Video When you think there's something lurking in the dark, you turn on the lights. And, now that Facebook's data harvesting, hoarding, and exploitation is being lit up by the internet version of the Bat Signal, more and more problems are being discovered. Most recently: That Facebook was scraping call and SMS logs of Android phone users. And yes, this is what happens when neither your operating system nor your app care about your privacy. From ArsTechnica: "This past week, a New Zealand man...
  • Child locks mother's iPhone for 48 YEARS [tr]

    03/06/2018 9:39:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    A mother in Shanghai left her son to watch 'educational videos' on her smartphone but returned to find it had been locked for 25 million minutes. Apple's iPhones can be set to lock out anyone trying to use them if a wrong passcode is entered with the lockout period increasing with each failed attempt, but it is not clear how many times the child typed in the wrong numbers.
  • iPhone users quietly find ‘Easter’ back on their calendars

    03/03/2018 10:58:08 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Listesite News ^ | Feburary 28th, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Easter has “appeared just as quickly as it disappeared” on Apple’s iPhone after widespread complaints from users. As LifeSiteNews reported last week, Apple Inc. removed Good Friday and Easter from its default “US Holidays” calendar app for iPhones... ...Apple sent a response letter signed by “Phil.” “We are sorry that you do not have Easter marked as a holiday on your Calendar. An update is planned for this week that will fix it,” the letter read.
  • Vanity: Need help with IPhone SE 32gb “Your Apple ID has been disabled”

    03/03/2018 9:47:47 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 03/03/2018 | Self
    Ok, Wife has an iPhone SE 32gb purchased online from Walmart Family Mobile. Trying to Download from AppStore several different Apps. Browser, Facebook, Messenger, etc and keep getting “Your Apple ID has been disabled” and We are unable to get any Apps to DL. We have changed Her Apple ID/Password 3 times and still get the same Message. Been on HOLD untill it turned to IGNORE on Voice Tech Support and Chat Support for several hours. So I’m Posting this to use the vast resources on FR. I should have done this last night.
  • Bring on the Weird Phones...Someone's got to shake up the sea of stagnant flagships.

    02/25/2018 9:08:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | By Eric Limer
    The iPhone X is beautiful, no doubt. It's also expensive as all get-out, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be the same. We're finally reaching the platonic ideal of a smartphone: a big, slick slab of screen that looks pretty, costs a fortune, has a good camera, and runs all the apps. Cool, good, great. Also boring! Extremely, savagely, stultifyingly boring. Thank goodness for this year's crop of weirdos coming out of the woodwork. As 2018 Mobile World Congress looms, the new crop of devices make it clear that the titans of phonemaking are still reluctant to...
  • Here comes Samsung's answer to the iPhone X

    02/22/2018 10:11:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    C/Net ^ | February 22, 2018 | SHARA TIBKEN
    Apple wowed the world with its iPhone X. Now it's Samsung's turn. The South Korean electronics giant on Sunday will unveil its latest phone, the Galaxy S9, at its Unpacked event at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung's invitation for the launch featured the number nine -- for the name of the device -- as well as the teaser, "The Camera. Reimagined." The Galaxy S series is Samsung's most important product line. If you own an Android phone, the odds are pretty high that it bears a Samsung logo. Last year, about one out of every...
  • How to test your smartphone's speed... And improve its performance.

    02/21/2018 9:56:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 02/20/2018 | By David Nield
    Is your handset doing its best? Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After a year or two, your trusty smartphone may not race along at the same speed it used to. You might feel like it has slowed down a little, but before you go in for an upgrade, you should be more scientific about your hunch. To know for sure whether there's a drop-off, here's how to run some benchmarks and speed tests on your phone—and boost its performance if it falls short. Benchmark basics On personal computers, benchmarking has been around for years. Benchmarks are tests that measure the...
  • Latest Apple Update Deletes Easter,But Leaves 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

    02/19/2018 11:52:52 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 111 replies
    MRCtv ^ | February. 19. 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes,
    We’re still not sure if it was a glitch, an “oops” or an intentional snub, but it looks like Easter Sunday has disappeared from Apple’s iPhone calendars under the company's latest software update. Fox News reports some iPhone users have complained that Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year and is the most important holiday in Christianity, has been erased from Apple’s calendar under its latest iOS version 11.2.5.
  • Please help me get the font bigger for FR on my phone.

    02/17/2018 12:22:58 PM PST · by Yaelle · 47 replies
    iPhone 7 ^ | 02/17/18 | Self
    New iPhone 7 recently updated and I can’t remember which browser still allows you to enlarge font on a site like Free Republic and still allow wrap around text in the viewing screen so that you don’t have to scroll left and right like a fool to read each line. Whyyyyy can’t we have FR work well and visibly on mobiles? Or do I just not know the trick?