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Another messaging crash for iOS devices is making the rounds. This time, it involves the colorful rainbow emoji. The bug affects both iPhones and iPads running iOS 10.1 or below, but a variant of the crash can affect devices running iOS 10.2. Emoji…
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FCC Net Neutrality, Backdoor Hacks, and New Apple Products - ACM 394

Sources referenced in this episode: Apple Offers ‘Major Updates’ to Logic Pro X and GarageBand Wheeler’s Final Plea for an Open Internet Cellebrite Hacked, Reaffirming Apple’s iOS No-backdoor Stance Jeff’s Twitter Bryan’s Twitter Jeff’s blog: Fresh Brewed…
In this episode: outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plea to protect Net Neutrality, the Cellebrite hack, and two Apple product updates.
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Today on @tmodaily: Verizon's Note 7 strategy, goodbye AT&T 2G

Verizon Now Intercepting Calls From Note 7 Users Refusing to Give Up Their Phone AT&T Officially Kills Off 2G, Original iPhone Support TMO Background Mode: Interview with Innovation Fellow for the TechCongress Dr. Chris Soghoian TMO Daily Observations…
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Still using a Note 7 phone? Verizon is going to intercept your calls. #note7 #fire #recall

Following Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 combust-a-phone mess and product recall, Verizon went from “We won’t do anything,” to “OK, let’s brick them,” and now is at the “Seriously people, give us the phone before you hurt yourself” stage. Verizon’s latest move…
Verizon's latest Note 7 move is to reroute calls to customer service to get users to exchange their phone for something less flammable.
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Former Apple engineer Bob Borrough has been arguing that CEO Tim Cook has made Apple boring. In a combination of tweet storm and an interview with CNBC stemming from said tweetstorm, the engineer said Mr. Cook has eliminated conflict within Apple, sapping…
Former Apple engineer Bob Borrough has argued CEO Tim Cook made Apple boring by eliminating conflict within Apple and sapping its vitality.
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The original iPhone's run is over because AT&T shut down its 2G network #att #iphone #edge

Farewell, 2G. AT&T officially ended 2G support on its network as of the first of the year, and it’s a safe bet almost no one noticed. Dropping 2G support means older phones like the original iPhone won’t work for phone calls any more, and it also opens…
Farewell, 2G. AT&T officially ended 2G support on its network as of the first of the year, and it's a safe bet almost no one noticed.
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Civilization Vi got its first expansions Wednesday with the release of the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack. The Polish pack includes the full Poland civilization, which includes the ability to take over tiles by fortifying…
Civilization Vi got its first expansions with the release of the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack, plus more.
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Just discovered Mac malware goes old school with pre-OS X system calls #mac #malware #security

Malwarebytes discovered a Mac malware threat dubbed Fruitfly that’s being used to target biomedical research facilities. Calling Fruitfly new, however, may not be correct because it looks like it’s been around since at least 2014, and it also relies on…
Malwarebytes discovered a Mac malware threat dubbed Fruitfly that's being used to target biomedical research facilities.
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Apple announced “major updates” to GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X on Wednesday (for NAMM), going so far as to issue a press release for the updates. The consumer-oriented GarageBand is getting the Alchemy synthesizer and a new browser for finding and…
Apple announced "major updates" to GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X for NAMM, going so far as to issue a press release for the updates.
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SelectTV by FreeCast 1-Year Subscription: $24 #deals

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a deal on a one-year subscription to SelectTV. This internet-streaming service gives you browser access to some 300,000 TV episodes, 200,000 movies, 50,000 radio stations, and 5,000 live channels. The price…
Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a deal on a one-year subscription to SelectTV with 300,000 TV eps, 200,000 movies, and 5,000 live channels.
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When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they debuted a new way to interact with your iPhone, called 3D Touch. 3D Touch lets you “peek” and “pop” your way around apps. The company also introduced Live Photos—animated pictures that you capture and bring to life…
In this tip we'll show you how to create your own Live wallpaper using an app. You can do this as long as your iPhone has 3D Touch.
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Today on @tmodaily: Vine's demise, the need for strong passwords #vine #social #security

Goodbye Vine, Hello Twitter’s Vine Camera For #&%@’s Sake, Make Your Passwords Stronger How to Create and Manage Strong Passwords Adam Christianson’s Maccast TMO Daily Observations Twitter feed
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