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#221 of 307 OFFLINE   Hanson

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Posted January 28 2013 - 01:30 AM

I guess the owners of 500px are watching this play out with a bucket of popcorn:


http://www.theverge....s-editors-picks


Last week, Apple pulled the 500px app from the App Store simply because you could search for NSFW images. Being a photography site, artistic nudes are the norm. However, these are curated by the site and fall under their definition of "artistic". But Apple thinks any nipple is porn.

Vines is Twitters new video sharing app. Twitter is very closely entwined with Apple -- besides the persistent rumors that Apple is intent on buying Twitter, it's baked into iOS6. It appears that users intentionally or accidentally tricked the algorithm into pushing a porn clip as an Editor's Choice (the title and hashtag confirm it is porn and not something puritanically construed as porn). Either that or there's an editor at Vines who loves porn.


In any case, a lot of people are waiting to see how Apple responds to this. Even if they change the way clips are ranked or selected as Editor's Picks, Vines can be used to search for "inappropriate content", the exact thing 500px was shitcanned for.


Josh Topolsky first wrote about porn on Vines on Sunday in the article entitled, "Apple has a porn problem, and it's about to get worse". Less than 24 hours later and it's gotten worse.



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Posted January 31 2013 - 09:20 AM

500px is back on the market btw. Their app had a button conveniently labled "nudes' without any kind of gate earlier. It's actually surprising that it was allowed earlier more than that it was pulled. You can disagree with apple's policy (and i firmly DO!) but they were being consistent here. http://daringfirebal...500px-app-store

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#223 of 307 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 06 2013 - 05:34 AM

Grinding away on it: http://9to5mac.com/2...and-ipod-touch/

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Posted February 06 2013 - 05:36 AM

So do the new Japan Maps include Tokyo now?



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Posted February 06 2013 - 02:39 PM

Review of maps on Iphone and Android: http://news.yahoo.co...-184336258.html

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Posted February 07 2013 - 02:12 AM

Turns out you CAN use alternate maps with Siri, I didn't know that:

A series of Siri tips Use the “in transit” cue. Ask Siri to help you find an address with a couple extra words at the end, as in: “give me directions to San Francisco International Airport via transit.” iOS will open up the Maps app and display the routing pane, which lets you choose which third-party app you’d like to supply your directions. Attentive readers will know that Google Maps is included among these routing apps, which means that you can actually use this trick to get directions via Google Maps using Siri. When your Siri-capable iOS device is paired via Bluetooth, tap that blue button to choose which microphone Siri should use. Siri audio output. If your car has a built-in speakerphone, or if you have a Bluetooth accessory that has a microphone and speakers, you can choose which one Siri listens to for commands. When you click and hold the iPhone’s Home button, you’ll see a speaker icon to the right of the main Siri button. Tap it, and you’ll get a menu of all the various sound inputs your iPhone can use; select the one you want, and Siri will listen using that microphone and, if possible, give its feedback via those speakers.

More cool stuff: http://www.macworld....lsrc.twt_lexfri

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Posted February 12 2013 - 08:30 AM

Apparently, the "5" in iPhone 5 has another meaning:


iPhone 5 ranked fifth in user satisfaction, behind four Android powered devices


"These are the findings from our latest device satisfaction study, where we asked 320,000 mobile and tablet users in six countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Indonesia, about how satisfied they were with their device. 


The results were surprising, with the much anticipated iPhone 5 only ranking fifth in device satisfaction in a study of 93,825 US mobile users, behind four Android powered devices."

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Apparently, the 10 people who own the Atrix HD really really love their Atrix HD.



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Posted February 12 2013 - 03:30 PM

It's good that tech journalists keep writing comedy to amuse us in these difficult times.

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Posted February 14 2013 - 01:45 AM

Here's something that might actually bug Steve: http://www.theverge....rom-your-iphone

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Posted February 14 2013 - 02:15 AM

I was going to post that, but it's not a tremendous security flaw and I didn't want to post just any old FUD. It only gives you access to phone related functions like call logs, contacts, and gallery. It won't let you hack into someone's bank app, for instance. Now, if you store sensitive passwords in your contacts, then all bets are off.



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Posted February 21 2013 - 01:35 AM

Profile of the board chairman: http://tech.fortune....fe-after-steve/

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Posted March 22 2013 - 11:57 AM

Shades of Matt Honan.

 

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Posted March 23 2013 - 01:54 PM

Turned on two-step auth today, and it's got a 3 day wait. I can only assume Apple is sending me a new PIN by snail mail. 



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Posted March 23 2013 - 02:31 PM

Nope its just a period to make sure it's not a stolen phone. Seems smart to me but I'm paranoid right?

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Posted March 24 2013 - 09:03 AM

How does waiting three days confirm it's not a stolen phone (or laptop or iPad)? I initiated it from my laptop, not the phone. Google didn't have a waiting period when I turned on its two-step auth.

 

I didn't really want to turn it on -- Google's two step auth is a chronic nuisance -- but apparently Apple has a catch-22 where you have to turn on two-step in order to be safe from the problems the system causes with the normal system.



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Posted March 25 2013 - 07:38 AM

They send an email to you. 

 

Someone steals your phone.  Submits a 2step request.  Apple sends email to your contact.  You stop them from giving keys to new owner.


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Posted March 27 2013 - 11:05 AM

http://www.phonearen...ombined_id41258

 

Looks like the jailbreak community is the real culprit here. Consider all of the JB methods are all exploits to begin with.



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Posted March 28 2013 - 07:45 AM

I actually feel stupider for having read the comments in that article.

 

Android outshines all others for a variety of reasons, chief among them being the fact that it is an object oriented archiecture based on theatre Java language.
Being open-source, developers around the world are contributing to improving Android every day, that helps account for Androids staggering market share.

 

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"iPhone's are the most stolen phones out of any smartphone" ?! You kidding me bro?! I'd rather get a BlackBerry Z10 instead.

 

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malware means nothing to me google andriod phone been out for 5yrs now ...i never downloaded a app to scan for bugs on my andriod phone....i worked for verizon wireless and now att ....all phones act up they are mini computers i've seen every phone come back even iphones

 

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I really dont believe this; still not that I really care since I have never had any issue with my iPhones; not the same story with my androids; jaja!! Still I really love this figths among android babys and apple fanboys... Jaja! Just crack me up. Continue people; keep figthing over companies that continue generating lots of cash, wheter you fight for them or not. Jajaja! Dumb A$*^]^ jajajaja!!

 

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This guys wants the world to believe that, using an umbrella gets one more wet than annother not using one?

 

Anywho, the "research" is laughable.  "We totalled up the CERT responses in a spreadsheet!  And Uh, we didn't bother to do anything like seeing what the categorizations of those were or anything, or if they could actually, you know, be exploited in the wild ever...  And uh, forget about the fact that one lets you decide out of the box whether you want to sideload something that can brick your phone or not and the other doesn't, you must purposefully choose to go outside the ecosystem, a choice which is orders of magnitudes more likely to result in malware, spyware and other issues...."

 

Who would use info like this anyway?   Who would make a buy/no buy decision on it?


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Posted April 18 2013 - 05:32 AM

They are fine.


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Posted July 15 2013 - 11:41 AM

Looks like Android malware is preferable to this:

 

Apple to probe death of Chinese woman who used iPhone when it was charging

 

Could all well be a hoax, but it really gives a whole new meaning to "Lightning Port".






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