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My iPhone did something useful today, and I didn’t even ask it to

November 24th, 2013
Happened to swipe down from the top this morning (Notifications screen) and I noticed that my iPhone told me that it would take about 34 minutes to get to Newark from where I was. 

Now, I've noticed this before, always when I was on the way to work or something where I had an appointment on my calendar with an address in it, my iPhone would estimate the time it would take for me to get there.  But today, I had nothing on my calendar, so how did it know where to estimate my time to?  So I thought about it. 

 Then I realized it was the "Frequent Locations" setting under privacy. I left this on when I upgraded to ios7, because I wanted to see, if anything, what useful functions came out of it. 

I went into there today and I noticed for the past several weekends my family went north to go to the mall, shopping, or something else near Newark, DE.  So the iPhone remembered that and said "okay, well, today is Saturday, so I am betting you are going to go to the mall today." And it gave me arrival time to that location. 

I think it's handy, borderline creepy, but helpful. 

So, I went to a different mall today, in a different direction. Just to screw with my phone. 

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My iPhone did something useful today, and I didn’t even ask it to

November 24th, 2013
Happened to swipe down from the top this morning (Notifications screen) and I noticed that my iPhone told me that it would take about 34 minutes to get to Newark from where I was. 

Now, I've noticed this before, always when I was on the way to work or something where I had an appointment on my calendar with an address in it, my iPhone would estimate the time it would take for me to get there.  But today, I had nothing on my calendar, so how did it know where to estimate my time to?  So I thought about it. 

 Then I realized it was the "Frequent Locations" setting under privacy. I left this on when I upgraded to ios7, because I wanted to see, if anything, what useful functions came out of it. 

I went into there today and I noticed for the past several weekends my family went north to go to the mall, shopping, or something else near Newark, DE.  So the iPhone remembered that and said "okay, well, today is Saturday, so I am betting you are going to go to the mall today." And it gave me arrival time to that location. 

I think it's handy, borderline creepy, but helpful. 

So, I went to a different mall today, in a different direction. Just to screw with my phone. 

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Apple’s New iPhone Could Move Fingerprint Authentication Into the Mainstream

September 9th, 2013
Apple’s New iPhone Could Move Fingerprint Authentication Into the Mainstream
Bruce Schneier: Apple would be smart to add biometric technology to its new iPhone being announced tomorrow, because it's a good balance between convenience and security for a mobile device. But the reality isn’t that simple. 'Is this the finger ...
    






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Documents in the Cloud

June 20th, 2012
Dear Apple,

I see that in your presentation you told us that apps like Preview and TextEdit would have the ability to save to iCloud, and thusly all your documents would be pushed to all your devices.

So my question is, what in iOS 6 is going to allow us to read TextEdit documents on the iPhone/iPad?  Are you going to sync PDFs (that are saved in Preview, per your demonstration) to iBooks?  Or are you going to have a separate iOS app for PDF's?

Just a couple of simple questions I'd like to be able to have an answer to.

Thanks.


Please leave comments below.

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Security Justice – Episode 13

June 6th, 2009

notaconThis is the 13th episode of the Security Justice podcast recorded May 20th 2009 live at Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub! This episode was hosted by Tom, Dave and Chris with special guest The Security Shoggoth! Music provided by dualCORE!  Thanks to everyone listening to the live stream and for participating in the chat via IRC.

Website Plug of the Month: Liquidmatrix Security Digest is a fantastic security blog/news site.  Created by Dave Lewis (@gattaca) with guest posts by James Arlen (@myrcurial, creator of the term “cyberdouchery“) , Security Intern (@Securityintern), Matt Johansen (@mattj) and Zach Lanier (@quine).

Here are the topics covered during the podcast and show notes:

Please send show feedback to feedback [aT] securityjustice.com or comment below.  Thanks for listening!

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