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Fri Sep 26

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 9:40 AM

Re: Digital Hub 3.0?

Yes I've been pondering that article for a couple of days ... it's just I don't quite get why you'd want a watch as your digital hub? Perhaps it's me but ... let me take a crack at explaining ...

Steve Jobs when defending iPad sizing once [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:49 AM

Re: Ouch!

Our sysadmin (who is patching servers currently) says that the *nix patches weren't complete and the *nix vendors are working on a complete fix now. So, it would seem there are bigger targets still out there.
Yes it seems as though the [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Linux User's Group board. 4:25 AM

Re: Nothing is safe

Note as well that if you are using any of the reasonable distros, your bash is already fixed to the extent that the demo no longer runs; and if further patching is needed you'll probably be set by this time tomorrow. ( Having a system that you [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:20 AM

Re: Shellshock info and patch

Steve Gibson on a couple of twit.tv podcasts has mentioned that this bash vulnerability affects Apache servers which run about 50% of the internet and many of those internet-of-things devices we're putting into our [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:09 AM

Re: Ouch!

The vulnerability may have been there, but it wasn't how NudeGate happened. It was unrelated coincidence.
Actually the issue isn't with NudeGate rather leaving a 'pretty easy to fix' vulnerability open for months. How do I know it was [more]

Thu Sep 25

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platykurtic posted to the Apple board. 12:54 PM

Ouch!

A London-based security researcher made multiple reports to Apple that the company's iCloud service was vulnerable to brute-force password attacks months before the revelations that celebrities' iCloud backups were mined for intimate photos and [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 7:10 AM

Re: Just year one of increases

Wrong board?

Thu Sep 18

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 1:10 PM

Re: iOS 8 available

I'm so looking forward to upgrading to an iPhone 6 next month, so I can use TouchID to unlock 1Password on my phone.
I'd love for the folks who defeated the iPhone 5S version of TouchID fairly rapidly to take a crack at the iPhone 6. No [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:40 PM

Re: iOS 8 available

1Password

And it's free now too. Use a free DropBox account to sync between devices. Or iCloud.

I can't recommend this enough (or use Lastpass as an alternative). Using a (recognized) password manager incurs the following [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Apple board. 4:24 AM

iOS 8 Ars Technica review

It's a monster - extremely comprehensive & worth a read for all the features of the new iOS 8.
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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:21 AM

Re: iOS 8 available

iOS 8 also fixes a number (53) of security vulnerabilities, some of which would allow an attacker root privileges. So - if the device is capable of running iOS 8 well - I wouldn't wait too long before conducting the update.
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Wed Sep 17

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 5:19 AM

Re: Gruber on the Apple Watch

Interesting. The pricing proposed may be a good way for Apple to bridge the 'uncertain volume expectations' & the 'why bother unless it's going to be huge as it won't shift the needle' line of reasoning that's been used against doing the iWatch [more]

Fri Sep 12

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:14 AM

Re: Convenience of Apple Pay

Here's a link to demonstrate that Visa etc. are already implementing NFC payments via a single tap in practice - this type of shopping is already done in a number of European countries like for example the Czech Republic & Spain.
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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:59 AM

Re: Convenience of Apple Pay

Theoretically, they could have a credit card sized device that isn't an iPhone or even iOS device but just does Apple Pay.
You mean like Visa & Mastercard have now. In 2012 we had to implement NFC tap-to-pay technology at the London [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:57 AM

Re: Apple Pay and Market Share

I'm sure they will use their global clout, but why wouldn't they ALSO sign a similar deal with Google?
Much like Carplay & Android Auto I would expect that vendors of POS equipment will implement both Apple Pay & Google Wallet. [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:35 AM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

And most are pretty water resistant (for triathletes & sweat).
Just like the Apple Phone.

You don't appear to do a lot of triathlons which involve swimming (an activity Apple excluded from it's water resistance).

I'll [more]

Thu Sep 11

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 9:26 AM

Re: Flash content

I just checked & Adobe Flash Player isn't on the Play Store anymore. I also took a glance through all the Android development devices we have & in none of them does Flash appear to be loaded.

In Chrome - more or less Android's main [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 6:40 AM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

It seems to me that it would still be useful for 2 of the 3 activities you mentioned, unless you usually run and bike underwater.
I think my chief concern is that there are already stand alone, proven options for this that don't require [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:19 AM

Re: So, Icloud verus Dropbox

Dropbox also has the advantage of working off non-Apple devices (in case you might want to).

Which opens up a couple of nifty opportunities like syncing web-site files from a Mac or PC to multiple Linux servers, syncing media to & from [more]

Wed Sep 10

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:15 AM

Re: GT Advanced

It's a bit strange that Apple did the huge deal with GT, and how this has turned out.
The way Apple typically rolls is that (IMO) the hardware folks identify a trend that they'd like to use (flash memory, screens & now sapphire), Apple [more]

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