Every year, Apple tempts the world with a new, expensive iPhone, hailed as the fastest and best iPhone ever. You buy it. Just in time for the next fastest iPhone ever to hit stores, the one in your pocket feels crummier and more sluggish than ever. Is it coincidence? Are you sure?
Apple's products are announced and sold in regular cycles — at this point, a new model a year for each of its flagship product lines. This means that, merely a single year from the time you first learn about the iPhone 6, that phone will no longer be cool or shiny or interesting or desirable; instead, the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest and lightest and best.Read more
The organization that operates the wildly popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, says user privacy has been violated and that it's going to court to try to fix it.
Wikimedia filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Maryland against the National Security Agency and the US Department of Justice for allegedly violating its constitutional rights on Wikipedia. The organization argues that an NSA program collecting information wholesale across the Internet, known as upstream surveillance, is a violation of its First Amendment right of free speech and a violation of the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable search and seizure.Read more
When throwing tantrums kids should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with smartphones and tablets. It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.
But child psychologists say it may be stunting youngsters' emotional development, because they do not learn how to control their emotions. Researchers found that children need to find ways of self-regulating their feelings rather than masking them with distracting programmes or games. It has been noticed that increased television time decreases a child's development of social skills and language.Read more
He says iPhone has special software that allows the government to spy on you. The Edward Snowden insecurity wagon stopped late last week in Russia for just long enough to scatter tales of wide-open iPhone hardware and easily cored user credentials.
Snowden's lawyer told reporters in Russia that he does not use an iPhone. We assume that he does not use a lot of common or open means of communication these days, because he worries about what it means for his liberty. Snowden, who is currently enjoying Russia as his home, does not have time to use the popular phone, and is unlikely to ever make time.Read more
How many secrets do you think your iPhone can reveal to strangers? Even when it’s in your hands, placed on the table, or being charged from a laptop it can reveal quite a few — from personal correspondence and photos, to financial information and credentials. So how do you protect yourself? Well, you can follow our tips in order to maximize your iPhone security.
Keep in mind that doing everything we mention here will deprive your iPhone of some of its helpful features, but at the same time it will better protect your private data. You don’t have to follow all of the tips, so feel free to choose what you’re ready to sacrifice for the sake of security — it’s completely up to you.Read more
Children are crazy about PCs. However, it is important that this enthusiasm be managed properly; without something that we call “kids management,” this interest might turn into obsession and lead to early isolation characteristics with unpredictable consequences.
This obsession may cause children to react to separation from their PCs, as well as their parents’ attempts to bring them back to the real world, with uncontrollable hysterics. Kids management is a complex psychological concept where each parent chooses their own way. The ability to wisely manage ‘tablet entertainment’ is not acquired by default, but instead it is seamlessly integrated into an overall system of education.Read more
The British government isn't letting up on its desire to track internet activity in the name of fighting terrorism. UK Home Secretary is proposing a bill that would require internet providers to keep tabs on who's using a given internet protocol address and hand it over to the police, who could theoretically use it to hunt down suspects.
Full details aren't available yet, but there would be some accountability involved. Police would have to get permission before collecting IP address info, and there would be documentation showing both when and why they needed that data. The potential law is more respectful of privacy than the failed Communication Data Bill.Read more
MasterCard and Zwipe have announced the launch of a biometric contactless payment card with integrated fingerprint sensor, which they say will improve security and consumer convenience.
Senior executives from MasterCard and Zwipe are marketing the new card as a more secure way to pay than other contactless payment options and a convenient method of transacting due to the lack of PIN number required at the point of sale. It includes an integrated biometric sensor and the Zwipe secure authentication technology. It is the first of its kind to combine biometric authentication with contactless payment.Read more
A lot of people can be surprised that Steve Jobs forbid his kids from using new devices, including those that he created. During the interview Steve said: "My children haven't used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home." It is strange to hear from the person who made devices that dictate fashion and identify trends.
It turns out that many other leaders of technology firms strictly limit the amount of time their children can spend in front of a screen. Many people didn’t know what to say about Jobs‘ answer. They somehow thought that his house is full of touch screens, but iPads and iPhones are given to guests instead of candies. But it was not so. At all.Read more
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