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Apple’s iMessage encryption trips up feds’ surveillance

Apple’s iMessage encryption trips up feds’ surveillance

The fuss iMessage's encryption has created answers a question that I've often pondered. It'd be trivial to build powerful, public key encryption into our email programs. The first messages would exchange keys and from that point on, every email would be private. Why hasn't that been done? Probably because anyone who talks about creating such an [...]

iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

The MirrorCase for the iPhone lets you take photos while holding the phone flat, like an old-times camera. It seems like a good way to shoot video of yourself, too - just set it on a table and do your thing. At $50, it's a bit pricey. I wonder if there's a D.I.Y. version? (I think this is the gizmo used to secretly tape Mitt Romney declaring that [...]

Apple Without Steve Jobs

Apple Without Steve Jobs

Upgrade to iOS 6 Right Now

Upgrade to iOS 6 Right Now

Although iOS 6 won't see an official release until September 19th, you can install the final version right now even if you're not a developer thanks to some anonymous public postings of the software update files. Here's how... (more…)

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Now, having had two years to plot and scheme, Apple's renowned designer Jonathan Ive has replaced the tiny 3.5in (8.9cm) screen with a slightly-less-tiny 4in (10.2cm) screen? Wow. Knock me over with a feather. What do you do with the rest of your time, Jony? To use a car analogy, six years ago the iPhone was like a sexy new flagship model from [...]

Siri vs Google Search (Jelly Bean)

iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

Apple has added push notification-support for Government alerts (“AMBER Alerts” and “Emergency Alerts”) in iOS 6, according to CNET. As you can see in the above image, two new toggles – one for “AMBER Alerts,” and another for “Emergency Alerts” – have appeared in the “Notifications” section of the built-in Settings app [...]

U.S. Warns Apple and Publishers

U.S. Warns Apple and Publishers

"The publishers have denied acting jointly to raise prices. They have told investigators that the shift to agency pricing enhanced competition in the industry by allowing more electronic booksellers to thrive." Jesus... I don't care what you might have to say about "competition in the industry." We don't need any more freaking middle men. The [...]

iPhone SSH client roundup

iPhone SSH client roundup

Considering an iPhone but not sure if you can live without SSH in your pocket? Have no fear! Hot off the press is this review of four SSH clients for the iPhone: iSSH, pTerm, TouchTerm, and SSH. All four clients have their strengths and weaknesses, and iSSH seems to be the best option so far. Although each of these is an early release, and [...]

Every Apple Design Ever in 30 seconds

I thought this week could do with some more "fanboy," so cobbled together this blast of Every Apple Design Ever'ish in 30 seconds. I'm a Linux guy, at heart, but even if each of its products were given only a single frame of animation, such a video would not end before the heat death of the universe. Also, times have changed.

Inside the Apple archives at Stanford Libraries

In 1997, Apple gifted the Stanford University Libraries its historical collections of paperwork, hardware, software, artifacts, and other materials documenting the organization since Woz and Jobs founded it in 1976. The Associated Press toured the collection. No, it's not available for public viewing.

60beat GamePad controller plugs into iOS sound jack

This $50 controller looks cool, and the man in the video seems much nicer than Paul Christoforo. 60beat GamePad controller

This is how multitasking should be handled in iOS

The only problem I see with this when someone is scrolling long lists, like website blogs or contacts, they will have a high chance of triggering that. There isn't really this problem with the notification bar since there is usually a dead-zone with the app menu buttons staying at the top.

Best Apple ad I’ve ever seen

Putin is such a #bauce.

A Duet with Siri

Richard Stallman on Steve Jobs

Richard Stallman on Steve Jobs

Stallman is right in that Jobs was "the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool" and unlike Gates (which at least played a huge role in first making computers available for businesses and then cheap PCs available for the masses - and without which the Open Source movement would have still been today a thing for a small group of academics), [...]

Steve Jobs is dead

Steve Jobs is dead

Most common iPhone unlock codes

Most common iPhone unlock codes

This chart shows the 10 most common iPhone numeric lock-codes, as anonymously gathered by the Big Brother Security Camera app (now removed from the App Store). They represent 15% of all 204,508 passcodes sampled. I wonder how strongly they correlate with other numeric PINs, such as ATM/Chip-and-PIN codes. Interestingly, 1990-2000 are all in [...]

Fraunhofer cracks iPhone password in 6 minutes, exposes stored passwords

"What’s the one thing that could make losing your iPhone worse? If the person who happens to find your AWOL iPhone knows exactly what they’re doing. In a two-minute video clip published by German engineering firm Fraunhofer, the company demonstrates how an iPhone’s password security can be rendered completely moot. The demonstration [...]

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Why would anyone buy an iPhone on Verizon, especially with dual core android phones coming out? The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The move will for the first time let U.S. consumers choose the network that carries their [...]

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