iOS 10 backups can be cracked 2,500 times faster

iOS 10 comes with more than a redesigned iMessage and widgets. Traditionally, iOS grows more secure with every subsequent release. But this doesn’t appear to be the case with iOS 10 – rather, it’s the contrary. iOS10 also ships with a serious design defect that makes it vastly easier to crack password-protected backups.

Moscow-based Elcomsoft discovered the flaw, which is centered around local password-protected iTunes backups. On iOS 10, these now have a weak secondary security mechanism which “skips certain security checks”. This makes it possible to launch a brute-force attack (guessing passwords by characters, or running through a dictionary with a huge number of potential phrases to get to the one that sticks) up to 2,500 faster than iOS 9.

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How a ‘dull’ iPhone 7 launched Samsung on a path to destruction

The smartphone industry has become more competitive than ever. And yet, there’s no rivalry as fierce as Samsung vs Apple, the top two smartphone manufacturer’s. It’s like Messi vs Ronaldo, which is which, you decide. A rivalry while leads to the betterment of both the parties involved, it can also have harmful effects. Like explosions.

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Smartwatches didn’t really catch up with consumers like everyone expected

Wearable tech, which was seeing sizzling sales growth a year ago, is cooling this year amid consumer hesitation over new devices, a survey showed Thursday. The research firm IDC said it expects global sales of wearables to grow some 29.4 percent to some 103 million units in 2016. That follows 171 percent growth in 2015, fuelled by the launch of the Apple Watch and a variety of fitness bands.

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Motorola trolls Apple in a new video

If you haven’t been following the tech world these past few days, Motorola has launched a promotional campaign against the Smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple called #SkipTheSevens, basically suggesting what the campaign slogan clearly says, Skip the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the iPhone 7, and get a Moto Z.

The latest addition to this campaign is a new video where Motorola makes Apple fans think the Moto Mods are an Apple innovation. Continue reading “Motorola trolls Apple in a new video”

Indian authorities want Apple and Google to embed Aadhaar based encryption on all smartphones

India’s relationship with the global tech industry has become increasingly fraught. This year alone, the government has banned Facebook’s free web service and declined to exempt Apple from local sourcing rules and open its own stores, or sell refurbished iPhones. Now India could force companies to use technology cooked up in a government-funded lab.

Government involvement in the tech industry has been on a rise and in India especially, the Tech scene has been marked with many such incidents. Aadhaar card that started out as a unified identity program for Indians had run into a fair share of trouble with people pointing over the privacy concerns. Since Aadhar card stores the person’s biometrics, the stakes are simply multiplied.

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Samsung turns to Apple’s supplier for Galaxy Note 7 batteries

After faulty batteries led to a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones , Samsung Electronics will only use batteries made by China’s ATL for its replacement devices, a South Korean media report says. After the recall announcement earlier this month, the South Korean company is said to have contacted ATL to order an additional four million batteries as replacements in the Galaxy Note 7 devices.

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Here’s how you can get the best iPhone 7 feature on any iPhone (Not really)

Last night Apple launched it’s much awaited iPhone 7 with upgraded specs and a new two new colours. The iPhone 7 has some nice features that the previous generations did not have. Take a look at how the iPhone 7 stands against Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galax Note 7, LG V20, and the nexus 6P

One of the most discussed points is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack, which will force you to use either the bundled EarPods or connect your headphones via the Lightning-3.5mm adapter.

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iOS 10 : Release date and everything you need to know

Alongside the launch of the new iPhone this week, Apple is preparing for its “biggest iOS release ever”. The launch of iOS 10, the operating system designed for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, is anticipated as the most significant iOS revamp since Apple overhauled the design in 2013 with the release of iOS 7.

Like every iOS before it, iOS 10 is packed with a bounty of brand-new features designed to make your phone more useful than ever. It’s not available to download quite yet, but here’s a rundown of all the bells and whistles you have to look forward to come September 13th.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 7, LG V20 and the Nexus 6P

Apple Inc unveiled an iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras and no headphone jack at its annual launch event Wednesday, though the biggest surprise was the debut of a three-decade-old Nintendo game franchise, Super Mario Bros, on the smartphone.  While shares of Apple barely budged, Nintendo’s U.S.-listed shares jumped 29 pct on investors’ hopes that Super Mario would be a mobile gaming hit for the Japanese company. In a different but related news,  Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple watch

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