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  • Apple Wins Free Speech Award After China Censorship | China Uncensored

    04/25/2017 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    China Uncensored via YouTube ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris Chapel
    Video at link.
  • How I Made My Own iPhone

    04/13/2017 11:24:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-12-17 | strange parts
    A like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB made entirely from parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei.
  • Alabama man nearly killed after sleeping with phone charging in bed

    04/03/2017 10:14:46 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    WAAY-TV via WTTV TV ^ | Monday, April 3, 2017 | CBS4 WEB
    HUNTSVILLE, AL. An Alabama man was nearly electrocuted after falling asleep with his iPhone and charging cord in bed, WAAY-TV reports. Last week Wiley Day, 32, fell asleep with his dog tag around his neck. His iPhone was connected to its charger and an extension cord near his head. While he was sleeping, the chain to his dog tag slipped between the charger and the extension cord. The contact sent a surge of electricity through his body. And my necklace became the conductor. And it somehow, some way, jolted me over here to the floor, Day told WAAY-TV. Thankfully,...
  • Apple just pulled off one of the great engineering feats of all time

    03/29/2017 11:56:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 89 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    “Apple just pulled off one of the great engineering feats of all time by upgrading a few hundred million devices to a new file system,” Dave Farrington writes for NoodleMac. “Folks, that’s no mean feat.” “At the heart of all the cosmetic changes and app updates in iOS 10 this week, came a big one. APFS. That’s Apple’s new file system, now standard on iPhone, iPad, and Watch; and coming soon to macOS,” Farrington writes. “Think 20th century vs. 21st century. Also, think Apple against the rest of the world – especially criminals and governments – which does not seem...
  • President Trump dumps his Android phone for an Apple iPhone

    03/29/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    According to Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, President Trump has now switched from some random unsecured Android phone (possibly a Samsung Galaxy model) to a real Apple iPhone. Apple iPhones are more secure than Android phones. In fact, earlier this month, it was reported that 36 widely-used Android devices shipped with malware preinstalled. Numerous Samsung Galaxy phones populate that list of malware-infested iPhone knockoffs. President TrumpFor years on Twitter, the 45th president extolled the Samsung’s large phone displays in the years when Apple hadn’t yet made — and was, frankly, years late — to making iPhones with larger...
  • After once calling for a boycott of Apple, President Trump is now using a 'new iPhone'

    03/29/2017 8:38:53 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 22 replies ^ | March 28, 2017 | Chance Miller
    This evening, however, Dan Scavino Jr, director of social media and senior advisor to President Trump, revealed that the president has been using his new iPhone for the past couple of weeks. Scavino also confirmed that yes, its still President Trump himself behind most of those tweets. A piece from The New York Times earlier this year highlighted the problems associated with Trump using an insecure and outdated Android device. The report explained that many of Trumps advisors and aides, not to mention the Secret Service, had issue with the president using the old, unsecured Android phone.
  • Apple Dials Up Encryption as Mobile Threats Soar

    03/28/2017 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Infosecurity Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Phil Muncaster
    The infection rate in mobile networks – which includes Windows/PC systems connected by dongle and mobile IoT devices – rose “steadily” during the year to hit a new high of 1.35% in October. The vast majority of infections (85%) discovered in mobile networks belonged to smartphones, with Android (81%) the main culprit, followed by Windows/PCs (15%) and 4% linked to iPhones and other mobile devices. Nokia explained: “Many people are surprised to find that Windows/PCs are responsible for a large portion of the malware infections detected when analyzing mobile network traffic. These Windows/PCs are connected to the mobile network using...
  • Apple says recent WikiLeaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

    03/24/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 23, 2017 | by Matthew Panzarino
    Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the WikiLeaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device.The leaks were a part of the “Vault7″ documents, which WikiLeaks has been dribbling out. Some of the exploits, like NightSkies, could access personal info like call logs and SMS conversations — but only with physical access.Apple’s full statement is as follows We...
  • WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak Claims CIA Bugs Factory Fresh iPhones

    03/23/2017 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies ^ | March 23, 2017 | By S.J. Prince
    A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced.The documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. RELEASE: CIA #Vault7 "Dark Matter"— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017 Watch a livestream of the Julian Assange led event here. WATCH: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Livestream on CIA ‘Dark Matter’...
  • Apple took 92% of smartphone industrys profits in Q416

    02/07/2017 10:45:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00 pm
    Shares of Apple are up $1.64, or 1.3%, at $131.94, inching closer to that all-time high of $134.54, as Canaccord Genuitys Mike Walkley this morning writing that the company looks to have garnered 92% of smartphone industry profits with the iPhone in Q4, and will probably take more share in the priciest phones this year, Tiernan Ray reports for Barrons. Apple took top share of smartphone unit sale