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Android Wear App for iPhone and iPad compatibility may Launch Soon

March 4th, 2015
As you may be aware, you need an Android smartphone to use an Android Wear smartwatch, but if you carry an Apple iPhone or iPad, you’ll soon be able to use the same Android Wear smartwatch, without relying on unofficial third-party app support. Google is reportedly going to release its a new iOS app over to the App Store that will allow iPhone and iPad users to pair Android Wear devices such as

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Signal 2.0 Brings Encrypted Messaging to iPhone

March 2nd, 2015
Signal 2.0 is available from Open WhisperSystems, and brings encrypted messaging to the iPhone.

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Is It Possible to Track Smartphone Location By Monitoring Battery Usage?

February 22nd, 2015
Data leaks through power consumption? Don’t be surprised because security researchers have discovered a way to track your every move by looking at your Android smartphone's consumption of the battery power,even if you have GPS access unable. Researchers at Stanford University and Israeli Defense Research Group, Rafael, have developed a new technology, which they have dubbed "PowerSpy",

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Report: Apple has “several hundred” staffers building an electric car

February 13th, 2015

On Friday, recent rumors about an Apple-branded automobile exploded with allegations that a staff of "several hundred" employees was working on an electric car inside of Apple headquarters.

The Wall Street Journal's report cited "people familiar with the matter" in describing a project named "Titan," and while the report acknowledged the possibility that such a car might never see release, or at least take years to launch, its sources claimed that the specific people put onto the Titan project—including former Ford engineer and current Apple product design vice president Steve Zadesky—were a sign that "the company was serious."

The report also noted that Apple recently hired former Ford designer Marc Newson; if Apple is indeed building a car, then Newson's hire starts making even more sense. In addition to his watch design efforts, Newson designed the stunning 021C concept car for Ford. To further cement its assertion, the WSJ report claimed that Apple executives have held meetings with "contract manufacturers for high-end cars."

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Ex-RadioShack worker charged with stealing customer’s racy cell phone pics

February 3rd, 2015

A former RadioShack worker is being charged in a California state court with accusations that he stole racy pictures from a woman's iPhone that was brought in for a cracked screen repair.

The victim, a 28-year-old San Francisco woman who took her phone in for servicing, noticed that her device had texted as many as 17 photos of herself that were housed on the phone. She called the police.

Jose Miranda, who no longer works at RadioShack's retail outlet in the Northern California town of Corte Madera, is charged with a felony count of computer-data theft and related charges. "He basically admitted to stealing these photographs and sending them to himself," Central Marin police Sgt. Paul Barrolaza told the Marin Independent Journal. Miranda could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Academics Use Siri to Move Secrets Off Jailbroken iOS Devices

January 20th, 2015
Researchers describe an attack leverage Siri on jailbroken iOS devices to steal secrets such as credit card numbers or passwords.

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How the NSA Could Bug Your Powered-Off iPhone, and How to Stop Them

June 3rd, 2014
The NSA can use your iPhone against you, even if it's off. Here's how to make sure it absolutely, positively, is not being used against you.






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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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