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Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Apple PC no longer Immune to hacks

Cyber Security, Technology
The fairy tale is over  for Mac computers. The position that Apple’s Macs were immune to attacks and therefore did not need anti-virus or other defenses has finally been shattered. Those of us in the security industry have been preaching this for years. Check Point researchers have discovered an email-phishing campaign in Europe that is specifically targeting Mac users. The trojan is the first of its kind for Apple computers, and it phishes for credentials by displaying full-screen alerts that claim there’s an urgent OS X update waiting to be installed. Once it has the keys to the castle, OSX/Dok makes the changes it needs to spy on a victim's web browsing. First it gives administrator privileges to whoever's currently logged in. That allows additional password prompts to be bypass
Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Mobile, Technology
Apple unloaded a laundry basket of announcements with changes for its iPad and the iPhone. The America's Tech giant just released its new tablet called “the new iPad 9.7”. Sure this is the cheapest a new 9.7inch iPad has ever cost but don’t pop the champagne yet, a lot of corners have been cut to achieve at such a low price. The screen has remained the same at 9.7 inches with a 1536*2048 resolution as other high end Apple tablets, but the True Tone Display functionality is no longer present. This feature ensured that colors are still accurate regardless of how dull or bright the screen was. Also, the anti-reflective coating that helped with outdoor legibility is also gone. The new iPad may be part of the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s gambit to resurrect tablet sales. At about 2
Social apps dominate mobile activity

Social apps dominate mobile activity

Mobile, Technology
The mobile apps industry is growing tremendously with social apps reigning supreme. Additionally, Consumers are spending more time on their apps than ever before. Over the past half-decade, the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed us into an app-driven society, presenting marketers with new opportunities to connect with consumers by creating more interesting and sophisticated apps to command their attention. Yahoo’s mobile analytics wing Flurry released a new study, State of Mobile report for 2016, that reports that Thousands of mobile apps appear every day and with the pace at which they are growing, in the next couple of years, these apps will cannibalize one another. However, the study mentioned that time spent in social media and messaging apps grew by an ast
Facebook & Google dominate the list of 2016’s top apps

Facebook & Google dominate the list of 2016’s top apps

Internet, Mobile, social media, Technology
Mobile applications from Facebook and Google dominated the new list of the year’s top apps released by Nielsen. Facebook, a social network company also dominated the second spot with Facebook Messenger at 129 million unique users per month. Following Facebook's winning of the top spots, Google holds most of the remaining spots with YouTube (113 million), Google Maps (105 million), Google Search (103 million), Google Play (99 million), and Gmail (88 million). Another Facebook-owned app in the 8th spot, Instagram (74 million), bookends the Google apps. According to  Techcrunch , among the top 10 smartphone apps, the apps with highest year-over-year change were Amazon App and Instagram, with 43% and 36% growth in users from 2015, respectively. Nielsen also took a brief glim
Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Technology
Apple has confirmed it is working on the technology for a self-driving vehicle Newshub reports. According to Apple, they are investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation. The firm as well looks forward to collaborating with NHTSA and other stakeholders so that the significant societal benefits of automated vehicles can be realized safely and responsibly. Three months ago, Apple reportedly restructured the unit working on the self-driving technology, shifting its focus from building its own car to designing the operating system and software for autonomous vehicles. Apple also encourages data sharing, particularly for accidents, saying that would enable the in...