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Sim cards can be easily hacked





Karsten Nohl claims that some SIM cards feature a flaw in the encryption technology, so that telephones with the cards can be spied on.

This flaw enables the hackers to send a spoof text message to the device. The latter will answer by revealing the 56-bit data encryption standard key (DES). Using the key, the attacker gains possibility to install dangerous software on the device and even listen in on your phone calls, access/send text messages and much more.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 0:58

Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked



Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

iPhone 5S rumored fingerprint sensor



Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the  screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.

iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to  verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using  new technologies such as  cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the  mobile security company AuthenTec last year.


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Google is launching Nexus 7



On July 24th Google is holding an event in San Francisco, where it is likely to show an upgraded NExus 7 tablet. It was rumored that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are about to get stock of the device on July 20th and they are offering sales on the current versions.

Thanks for 9to5Google, the photos of the next Nexus 7 tablet are revealed. It is claimed that the manufacturer of the device is ASUS and it comes in 16GB and 32GB models. The tablet has two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony.

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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 2:23

LiquidMetal for iPhone 5S



According to BGR's Jonathan S. Geller, Apple is about to announce the iPhone 5S produced with the help of LiquidMetal technology.

LiquidMetal is a breakthrough discovery, which can be compared with the invention of thermoplastics. Only the characteristics of the new alloy are much commercially-viable than those of thermoplastics. One of the best features is the "amorphous" atomic structure that differs LiquidMetal from other alloys. Another advantage is a multi-component chemical composition, so that the alloy can be used for whatever purpose. Last but not the least; LiquidMetal can be processed with the same technology as plastics.

It was in 2010 when Apple signed an exclusive agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies to use its technologies in the consumer electronics field. Since then the results of the deal have been expected, but with no success.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 19th, 2013. 1:37

Logitech introduces new speakers for Mac



The recently launched Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is an elegantly-designed pair of wireless stereo speakers to be used with your Mac. The device enables you to listen to music and any audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. They can easily switch between three devices by simply pressing a pause or play button on the devices.

According to Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories, the shape and material of the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 resemble of an art masterpiece, reflecting the trends of modern art and color decisions. These speakers will match perfectly the recent minimalism models of laptops and laconic futurism of interior design. Besides, the speakers feature Bluetooth connectivity, so you will avoid the problems with wires. Summing up, the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is a perfect decision for modern wireless, multi-device lifestyle.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 7:58

New Google Maps Version for iOS Adds Indoor Maps and iPad Support



New Google Maps version was released on July 16. Now popular app can boast of full iPad support, indoor maps and offline access.


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Apple's Looking for New iWatch Designers



We all know that Apple’s currently working on a kind of wearable computer, right? Moreover, we even know it’s called iWatch. However, when would Apple release this device and whether it would do that at all - these are still the questions to answer.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 3:21

Robber Steals iPhones and Leaves His Samsung Galaxy Instead



A man broke into Springfield wireless store, stole several iPhones and ran away. Seems to be a perfect crime, huh? It could have been such, unless the robber left his own Samsung Galaxy at the crime scene.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 15:33

Verizon is likely to owe Apple $14 Billion



A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.

According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone.  However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:38

New Calendar App by Any.DO



Yesterday Any.DO released its new app called Cal. Those who either already use Any.DO task manager, or simply need to get their time thoroughly planned would certainly be interested in this new application. But what it’s all about?

  


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Creating an auto-reply message



When someone calls you and there is no possibility to answer, auto-reply is exactly what you need. There is no need to type a message, just send one of the saved default ones.

You can prepare three different auto-replies, so that you can simply answer wherever you are, at a concert, dancing in a club or having a business meeting.

Now enjoy the tutorial for creating these auto-reply messages.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 21:52

Microsoft mocks iPad - Again



According to CNET, Microsoft has released another video to mock Apple's iPad. Such information was shared today on Twitter. What kind of video is that?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 21:11

Foxconn's Hiring Workers for the iPhone 6



According to China Business News, Foxconn’s currently hiring new workers for, presumably, a next generation iPhone. As the source claim, the recruitment firm, which works with Foxconn, has recently began a campaign aimed to find people capable of assembling the new Apple device.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 18:53

Apple Encountered Problems with the iWatch Trademark on a Domestic Market



The iWatch trademark has been actively pushed forward during the past few weeks. As a result, Apple is now recognized as its official owner in several countries, namely Russia, Japan, Taiwan and some others. Oddly enough, the Cupertino company hasn't yet filed for the iWatch trademark on its domestic market as well as in Europe. Why is it so?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 1:31