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As any fan of the The Matrix trilogy of films will tell you, the Keymaker is a character in The Matrix Reloaded who has the keys to provide Neo access to the system mainframe and by so doing hopefully save Zion from the ongoing sentinel attack. In the movie, the …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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According to a ... dated April 10th, researchers Anton Ivanov, Andrey Khudyakov, Maxim Zhuravlev and Andrey Rubin discovered a vulnerability in the Darwin kernel back in December 2014. Why is this of interest? Well, the Darwin kernel is an open source part of both the Apple operating systems. The vulnerability …
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The popular site has confirmed that it was successfully hacked on Monday this week. The vBulletin powered forums fell victim to what it describes as a similar breach that hit the Ubuntu forums earlier in the year. "Our case is quite similar" says MacRumors founder Arnold Kim who continues "with …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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So, you've either bought the or have upgraded your existing iPhone to iOS 6 and discovered, like half the Internet it would appear, that the new Apple Maps which have replaced Google Maps are, to be polite, an utter and total stinking FAIL. I'm no Apple hater, in fact quite …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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Over the weekend I wrote a news story for DaniWeb which revealed how the iPhone was vulnerable to SMS text message spoofing. This went under the title "" because, simply put, SMS text messaging is exposed to this kind of User Data Header manipulation (and not just on the iPhone) …
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Earlier this week, an iPhone jailbreaking guru called pod2g revealed how even the very latest beta versions of iOS 6 cannot prevent the iPhone from being vulnerable to SMS text message spoofing. This technique is often employed by spammers and scammers alike when targeting the smartphone user in order to …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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Responding to the publication of a report which shows Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all scoring badly when it comes to a reliance upon 'dirty energy' to power their data centers, Apple has hit back with claims that the report over-estimates the power consumption of iCloud and projects being constructed to …
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The Flashback Trojan has infected at least 600,000 Apple computers running Mac OS X according to the Russian AV company which researched the spread of the malware which was originally discovered at the end of last year and for which Apple issued a security patch just this week. You can …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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An ongoing attack aimed at users of the Apple Mac platform is being reported by security researchers. which has discovered these weaponised attacks in the wild, warns that regular Mac users without IT security software installed could be at risk of infection and hijacking. The researchers suspect that the attack …
by happygeek 1,589 in Mac OS X ()
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The Apple iWork office productivity suite for the Mac has been around for ages, and was recently joined by an iOS version. iWork documents have, up until now, been seen as being pretty safe courtesy of the particular implementation of the 128-bit AES encryption Apple used to secure them. I …
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Earlier this week a hacker group called Dev-Team launched a revamped website service that enables owners of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 (amongst a myriad other iOS-powered devices) to jailbreak them in next to no time, for free, online. The JailBreakMe site exploits a vulnerability with the way that …
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This week on Oreilly.com, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden revealed their discovery that Apple tracks and saves your location via iOS4 through your iPhone or iPad. This has sent a wripple of concern across the country and many people are demanding to know why Apple stores this info and how …
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It's official - Apple says it will be offering individual TV episodes for download 'rental.' While many are already heralding the announcement from yet another much-hyped media event in California as another nail in the coffin of old school television, Daniweb spoke to Dan Rayburn , a principal analyst at …
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Netflix subscribers who also happen to own an iPhone or iPod touch are now able to stream content to their devices over 3G or WiFi, a feature reserved for iPad users until yesterday. The app is available for free in the App Store for members, but obviously requires a subscription, …
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On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that it was issuing a special, although mysterious, invitation only event to give a few lucky members of the media a sneak peek at some of the latest Apple releases. The event is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 1st (10 am. PT) and is to be …
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The Apple rumor mill is in full motion this morning, folks. Bloomberg News is reporting that two of the world's most powerful cult leaders and their companies are considering a partnership to take network television programs one big step closer to breaking free from the box for good. The rumor …
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A rather reputable source has tipped off the Economic Daily News in Taiwan that a 7-inch iPad could be in the works for a holiday release this year. iLounge first reported the tip in early August, albeit with a potential release date in early 2011. The source in question has …
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Ha Ha (serious face) Is joke. Listen, my Gaming Comrades, Piston Games of Russia says they havejust the game for those times when you're busy. Too busy to play a video game? Never! Piston Founder, Anton Gladkoborodov believes you always have time for gaming. "Some people said, that games take …
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Earlier this morning, Mercury News reported that a midlevel global supply manager at Apple, Paul Shin Devine, has been accused of accepting $1 million in kickbacks from iPod/iPhone accessory developers. He was arrested on charges of wire fraud, and money laundering, resulting in a federal indictment and a private civil …
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We all knew it was bound to happen. Appleâs journey to world domination was first set into motion with the Mac, then came the iPod with itâs market domination. The launch of the iPhone increased their kingdom exponentially and the iPad has continued the legacy. Details came to light today …
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Apple's suing a number of manufacturers of Apple accessories, saying of their products, "many are of inferior quality and reliability, raising significant concerns over compatibility with and damage to Appleâs products." Apple says the manufacturers are infringing multiple patents and violating the Apple trademark. The suit involves companies Accstation , …
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Developers downloading the third beta of Apple's iOS 4.1 , which became available yesterday evening, were disgruntled to find that in this release, Apple's dropped support for both the iPhone 3G and the second generation iPod Touch. The changes were made to Apple's Game Center, a social network centered are …
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Once an iPhone firmware is jailbroken, it is only a matter of time before the hackers that be are able to unlock the phone as well. Late last night, a group of iPhone hackers, the Dev-Team, released an update for their app, ultrasn0w. This allows people to remove the carrier …
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Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut, warned Amazon and Apple yesterday that he wants to have a little talk with them about their "anticompetitive" deals in the electronic publishing market. In his letter , directed to Amazon's General Counsel, L. Michelle Wilson, Blumental warns that "Amazon's demand that the largest …
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Pornâitâs a multi-billion dollar industry fueled by mankindâs innate notions of lust and desire. iPhone 4âa smartphone device with millions of users worldwide connected through FaceTime videoconferencing. Porn+iPhone 4=iPorn, the shameless new venture of the adult-entertainment industry as it improves upon its limitless digital expanses. In truth, it was only …
by Glass_Joe 68 in Mac OS X ()
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The worldâs leading productivity suite is coming to a Mac near you late October and it will surprisingly save you an arm or a leg. Three editions will be available upon its venture onto store shelves: Mac Home and Business, Mac Home and Student, and Mac Academic 2011. Microsoft Office …
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Apple's filed three patent applications that mobile app developers are raising eyebrows at. The three patents involve design ideas rather than hardware, and cover high end fashion, hotel, and travel shopping via mobile device. Here's what each application is designed to do. The high-end fashion app is aimed at luxury …
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iPhone users can now create Web photo albums straight from their phone, with the ability to update existing albums. No longer is uploading photos from the iPhone a time-consuming task. In the past, iPhone users needed to select photos one-by-one. The updated version of the photo sharing app from Jalbum …
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Thanks to a federal copyright law ruling on Monday by the Library of Congress, jailbreaking your iPhone doesnât have to be kept to the underground forums like it's alcohol during a digital prohibition. The process is now completely legal under US law. Grab a glass of e-freedom! The resulting decision …
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The iPhone Case Program was announced earlier this morning, just a week after Apple CEO Steve Jobs addressed the reception issues spreading through the news like wildfire. In his shrugging off of the recent headlines, Jobs explained that only 1.7% of iPhone 4s have been returned and that just 0.55% …
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