• Apple strikes down iPhone passcode hack
Apple strikes down iPhone passcode hack

The passcode protecting Apple's iPhones allows users to protect their device and shield it from surveillance or intrusion. Though there is a limited number of attempts to enter a passcode a security researcher Matthew Hickey has found an easy way to cross this limit.

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  • New Bug Uncovered by Security Researcher Allows iPhone Passcode to be Hacked
New Bug Uncovered by Security Researcher Allows iPhone Passcode to be Hacked

Apple, however, dismissed the results of Hickey's research, stating that the alleged vulnerability was nothing more than "a result of incorrect testing ". Going back to his research, Hickey found that while it appeared that 20 or more passcodes were being entered in his brute force attempts, the iPhone was only recognizing four of five passcodes...

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  • Microsoft, Razer bringing keyboard and mouse support to Xbox One
Microsoft, Razer bringing keyboard and mouse support to Xbox One

If those are anything to go by, it looks like Microsoft is stipulating a limit of one keyboard and mouse to be supported per console (while several gamepads can be used at once). Leaked documents from the presentation show Razer's Turret keyboard and mouse working with the Xbox One, as well as a discussion on the company's Chroma RGB lighting c...

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  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4 launched: Price, specifications, features
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4 launched: Price, specifications, features

The Redmi 6 Pro employs a dual camera setup on its metallic rear end and equips a Sony IMX486 12MP sensor with pixel size of 1.25um, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus with the secondary lens being a Samsung S5K5E8 5MP camera of aperture of f/2.2.

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  • GM is bringing back the Chevy Blazer, an SUV classic
GM is bringing back the Chevy Blazer, an SUV classic

Those needing more grunt will opt for a 3.6-liter V-6 producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The company expects the new Blazer to meet the strong demand for SUVs in the country as the new Blazer is created to be a little bigger and roomier than the compact Chevrolet Equinox but smaller than the big Traverse crossover SUV.

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  • Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' Heads To Canada, Peru 06/22/2018
Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' Heads To Canada, Peru 06/22/2018

The app will now be available in French and Spanish versions. In January, more than 100 child advocates, civil society groups, medical experts and other individuals signed a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining their concerns and asking that the app be discontinued .

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  • Bethesda Is Suing The Creators of the New Westworld Mobile Game
Bethesda Is Suing The Creators of the New Westworld Mobile Game

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play game which recently arrived on Nintendo Switch , tasking players with building and managing their own Vault as an Overseer. To realize its design, Bethesda contracted with Behaviour under a work-for-hire agreement to develop FALLOUT SHELTER to Bethesda's specifications exclusively for use by Bethesda, and no ...

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  • Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax
Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

In a blow to huge billion dollar online retailers such as Amazon and eBay , the Supreme Court has ruled that states can impose a tax on goods and services ordered online. In other words, the plaintiffs have one more opportunity to make any other Commerce Clause challenges to the law (aside from physical presence) and until we know what they opt ...

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  • Algeria turns OFF the internet
Algeria turns OFF the internet

The exam results are expected to be announced from July 22. Facebook is to be blocked throughout the exams period, according to Algeria's Education Minister Nouria Benghabrit. Similarly, Iraq shut down internet in the country for three consecutive days in May 2016 between 5AM and 8AM local time to prevent sixth graders from cheating in the exam...

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  • Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes
Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes

Last month, AppleInsider combed through a small and insufficiently representative fix record dataset to come to some tentative conclusions-namely that the butterfly switch-equipped 2016 MacBook Pros experienced twice as many fix events related to the keyboard (excluding Touch Bar repairs) as the 2015 MacBook Pros that had the older chicle...

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  • Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play
Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Taking advantage of the excitement around a particular topic, in this case, Fortnite's release on Android is the easiest way for scammers to cash in on the craze. After the apps are downloaded, the "game" at first appears legitimate with images and icons ripped from the iOS version of Fortnite (including the logo of its developer Epic Games ),...

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  • Anti-meme European Union copyright law passes first hurdle, final vote in July
Anti-meme European Union copyright law passes first hurdle, final vote in July

Under the new rules, websites must check all content against a database of copyrighted work, and remove any flagged pieces. Article 13 attempts to update copyright laws to keep up with the likes of Facebook and Google . However, most other companies are then totally fucked, because they simply can not comply in any reasonable manner. A sim...

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  • AirPower pad, Apple's wireless charger, may arrive in September
AirPower pad, Apple's wireless charger, may arrive in September

The device would need not to overheat, as well as to manage power output to more than one device as well. The device will be created to wirelessly charge up to three devices at once; compatible products include the iPhone X , iPhone 8 models, Apple Watch Series 3 devices, and AirPod earbuds once their rumored wireless charging case comes out...

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  • Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases
Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a longstanding precedent on Monday that had barred states from requiring online companies to collect and pay sales taxes, delivering a victory for cash-strapped states and brick-and-mortar retailers.

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  • USA carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers
USA carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

It's just as bad on the wireless side, where carriers like Verizon have routinely have been caught modifying user data packets to track users around the internet (without telling them or providing opt out tools), and selling user browsing, app-usage and location data to everyone that comes calling.

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  • Measure the length of objects using AR on any ARCore device
Measure the length of objects using AR on any ARCore device

Google Measure 2.0 is now live on the Play Store and is compatible with all ARCore-supported devices. When Project Tango died, I figured the Measure app was done for too, but Google has resurrected the app for ARCore , its new, post-Tango augmented reality framework that works on many high-end Android phones .

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  • Get ready for more sales taxes on online purchases
Get ready for more sales taxes on online purchases

Roberts, in dissent, said e-commerce has exploded in the United States in part because there have been uniform rules. Taxes: Whatever you think about the issue of taxing internet sales, the simple fact is that the Supreme Court has just guaranteed that people across the country will now be paying more in state taxes.

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  • Google Removes Uber Ride Booking Option From Maps
Google Removes Uber Ride Booking Option From Maps

At that point, Google Maps was showing different vehicle types for each ride sharing service - such as UberX or UberXL - together with an estimate of how much the selected trip might cost. The integration allowed you to book a ride, track your driver, complete, and pay for the ride without ever leaving the Google Maps application. Apart from be...

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  • Inside And Limbo Head To The Nintendo Switch On June 28, 2018
Inside And Limbo Head To The Nintendo Switch On June 28, 2018

In a rare marketing move, gaming giants Nintendo and Microsoft have joined forces with one another in order to promote "Cross-Play" between the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms. Microsoft told fans that the Xbox hardware team is working on a new box at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles last week, and fans are o...

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  • The Steam Summer Sale has started
The Steam Summer Sale has started

Like many of Steam's recent sales, this one doesn't have any flash sales to be on the look out for. Steam Summer sales tend to land around the same time each yeah, with the 2017 discount season kicking off on June 22 and the 2016 one beginning on June 23.

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