iPhone #9 birthday and no malware outbreaks

None years after Apple’s iPhone revolutionized mobile computing and personal access, there are still no virus/malware outbreaks on the iPhone. Droid phone on the other hand, have almost daily malware outbreaks which disable phones or steal your valuable person information. Continue reading iPhone #9 birthday and no malware outbreaks

SSD Lifespan, you can relax now

Crucial Technology by Micron

Crucial Technology by Micron

In the beginning, solid state disk drives (SSDs) were nothing more than a curiosity. SSDs can replace conventional disk drives with flash memory modules that can speed up your computing experience significantly by speeding up reading and writing but cost thousands of dollars per drive. It has taken years but SSDs, led by Apple, are now becoming standard equipment on personal computers Continue reading SSD Lifespan, you can relax now

macOS Sierra is on the way with long awaited changes

macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra

Apple’s announcement this week of macOS Sierra and iOS 10 made the geeks stand up and take notice. Yes there are new features that all users will appreciate and on top of that, I predict that the geeks will be rejoicing later this year when they get their hands these two new operating systems for Apple products. Let the geekiness begin: Continue reading macOS Sierra is on the way with long awaited changes

Speeding up your Mac

Crucial Technology by Micron

Crucial Technology by Micron

One of the most common questions I get is: how do I speed up my Mac, its gotten slow over the years. Its a valid question and the computers sales industry has made a lot of money by convincing consumers to buy new hardware instead of simply doing some maintenance to restore its like new performance. They makes millions on that tactic and you can avoid the trap by considering some simple maintenance yourself. Continue reading Speeding up your Mac

New Emoji for 2016

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

Just when you thought you got used to all the new emojis, the Unicode Consortium (international committee in charge of all emoji) has approved the release of 72 more emoji. Thats great news for iPhone and iPad owners who will get the emoji with the next update but for the unfortunate Droid users out there, this news is just more Continue reading New Emoji for 2016

Blackberry backdoor in the hands of the RCMP since 2010

John Chen Blackberry CEO

John Chen Blackberry CEO

In recently revealed court documents during a criminal trial in Canada, the encryption key for Blackberry users worldwide was shown to be in the hands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and furthermore, millions of private encrypted communications between what was falsely believes to be secure Blackberry devices was shown to be intercepted and read by the RCMP. The master encryption key that allows all Blackberry communications to be read with trivial effort has been in the hands of the RCMP and all the time users were never notified that there was any monitoring or interception going on. In fact, Blackberry (RIM) sold millions of units based on privacy and security that did not actually exist. Continue reading Blackberry backdoor in the hands of the RCMP since 2010

FBI admits San Bernardino phone had nothing on it

FBI

FBI

In a evaluation that is not startling in any way The FBI has stated that no evidence of any crime has been found on the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. This is what I expected and predicted all along, after all what are the odds that someone would go through the trouble to turn off backup something that is not obvious nor trivial and then leave anything incriminating on their phone? The odds are pretty much zero. You don’t do one without doing the other so without ever seeing that phone I would have advised the FBI to not make a federal case out of it (keep in mind that it was the FBI’s fault that caused Apple to have to testify before Congress). Continue reading FBI admits San Bernardino phone had nothing on it

FBI loses, Apple wins! Justice Department about to retract demand against Apple

NSA by EFF

NSA by EFF

As I expected, the Justice Department has leaked that it will be dropping the demand against Apple to engineer a backdoor solution into all iPhones, per a leak from an anonymous Justice Department employee. Continue reading FBI loses, Apple wins! Justice Department about to retract demand against Apple

Apple fires back a stealthy blow at the FBI: private encryption keys for iCloud

Tim Cook, Apple

Tim Cook, Apple

Apple has announced that its kicking up the security of iCloud accounts up one more notch, which is not a surprise in the wake of the constitutionally illegal attack that the FBI launched on Apple recently, alleged;y to gain access to a dead suspect’s phone. This improvement would make it impossible for Apple to respond to any government warrant for iCloud data ever again. Continue reading Apple fires back a stealthy blow at the FBI: private encryption keys for iCloud

FBI blinks, backs off of Apple, Snowden disses backdoor demands

Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald

Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald

The Peninsula Peace & Justice Center has just hosted a video featuring a privacy discussion amongst the renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald from this past Friday at the panel discussion at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Continue reading FBI blinks, backs off of Apple, Snowden disses backdoor demands

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