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Cellular voice and SMS can reportedly be listened in on, FaceTime and iMessage safe

Cellular voice and SMS can reportedly be listened in on, FaceTime and iMessage safe

Security researchers in Germany have reportedly discovered two ways to both capture and decrypt voice and SMS communications that travel over SS7, a set of protocols used by phone systems. The Washington Post The flaws discovered by the German researchers are actually functions built into...
Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

Fibit has announced a new firmware update for its latest Surge, which the company describes as a "superwatch." With the latest version 9.2 firmware, the Fitbit Surge gains better accuracy with step counts, battery level indicator, and also GPS tracking. Additionally, runs that are being tracked...
Watch ABC updated on Apple TV to bring recently aired full episodes

Watch ABC updated on Apple TV to bring recently aired full episodes

The Watch ABC channel on Apple TV has been updated to give viewers access to recently aired shows on the ABC network. With the update, Apple TV users will be able to stream full episodes of TV shows a week after the airing date. Along with this capability, ABC also tweaked some features inside...
Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg reportedly joins Jobs biopic in supporting role

Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg reportedly joins Jobs biopic in supporting role

It looks like casting for supporting roles in the Steve Jobs biopic has begun. Michael Stuhlbarg is said to be joining Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in the movie. Stuhlburg, of Boardwalk Empire fame, is reported to be playing the role of Andy Hertzfeld, one of...
Instagram drops the hammer in spam account purge

Instagram follower count just drop? Here's why!

Shortly after announcing that it had reached 300 million users last week, Instagram stated that it would be adding verified accounts and cracking down hard on spammers. Well it appears that the hammer has officially started coming down, and users are in an uproar over their lost followers. In...
How to record phone calls on your Mac

How to record phone calls on your Mac

If you're in a business — as I am — where you occasionally conduct interviews over the phone, or want to remember brainstorming sessions with a friend, you may wish to record your calls. In the past, this was a bit of a pain with iPhone calls, since iOS apps can't hijack your audio signal. You...
Bing iPhone 6

Microsoft updates Bing apps for iPhone and iPad with new designs and more

Microsoft has updated the Bing apps for the iPhone and iPad today, offering up some revamped designs for the search engine apps. Microsoft says: On iPhone, we completely redesigned the home screen of the app. Due to the larger size of the new iPhones, we moved the search box to the middle...
iPhone 6, 6 Plus now ship in as little as 1 business day

iPhone 6, 6 Plus now ship in as little as 1 business day

If you've somehow held off on picking up a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus so far, it looks like you still might be able to snag one before the holidays are over. Shipping times for both devices have improved dramatically to 1-3 days for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 models, and just 1 business day for both...
McDonald's trial uses beacons to guide passersby to McNuggets

McDonald's trial uses beacons to guide passersby to McNuggets

McDonald's trial with beacons in Columbus, GA to guide customers to its stores is a success. The company announced that using Bluetooth LE and an app developed by beacons supplier Piper, it was able to increase sales of McNuggets by roughly 8 percent in the store. With the beacon technology,...
500px update adds built-in camera, Lightroom editor

500px update adds built-in camera, Lightroom editor

500px has announced that its updated iOS app adds more capabilities for the mobile photographer. The update brings a number of new and notable features, including a built-in camera so you can snap shots directly within the app, a professional photo editor, import capabilities from Lightroom, and...

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