Police staff could be intentionally damaging their iPhones to receive an upgrade to the latest technology, a leaked email reveals.
In an internal email, inadvertently sent to media organisations on Tuesday, Sergeant Roslyn Whitley from the police mobility team expressed concern at the increasing number of requests for replacement cell phones.
“Since the 1st of February we have noticed a significant increase in the number of iPhone 6 requests received via the self-service portal,” she wrote in the email.
“Our concern is that officers are too eager to receive the new device (as we all are) and intentionally damage their devices to receive an iPhone 6 replacement. Read more »
Spying on cellphones of partners is on the rise.
I suspect it will be more women spying on their partners than the other way around, though when blokes do it isn’t to find out what they are up to it is about being manipulative and controlling.
Still if you are thinking of spying on your partner because you suspect they are playing away then you probably already have your answer.
Spying on spouses and partners through mobile phone bugging systems has reached epidemic proportions, according to pressure groups monitoring electronic abuse in the UK.
They warned women to guard against the growing use of ‘spyware’ which can tell a suspicious husband, boyfriend or former partner how they are using their phones. Read more »
iPhones and iPads are the favoured toys of the political left. Wrongly Wrongson even made it a condition of writing a political strategic plan for Kim Dotcom.
The Greens, who are against everything, except if it affects convenience like air travel, or iPhones, are deliciously inconsistent when it comes to this. Where are the protests outside of Harvey Norman calling for all Apple products to be boycotted?
Yesterday I mentioned the app that is available to push alerts of rocket strikes to your smart phone.
It is called RED and is available for iPhone and Android.
I have it installed on my phone and at dinner last night a flurry of alerts came in reminding me to share with you what it looks like.
When you login you have two possible screens.
The latest alerts and and a Map showing the latest alerts. It uses GPS and cell towers to know where you are.
Here is the Map screen showing the flurry of rocket attacks against Ashdod and Askelon and the general vicinity at around 6:45pm last night.
I haven’t used Microsoft Office products in years.
I mostly live in the cloud and where possible use Google Apps and in the past have used OpenOffice as a viable alternative to Office.
Office applications became more and more bloated and the days of massive installations on hard drives to do basic things like simple spreadsheets and documents is long gone.
The advent of tablet and mobile computing has pretty much killed off applications like Office.
It may be one of Microsoft’s biggest squandered opportunities.
Tired of waiting for Office to be optimised for their mobile gadgets, a growing contingent of younger companies is turning to cheaper, simpler and touch-friendly apps that can perform word processing and other tasks in the cloud.
Take Artivest Holdings, a New York-based financial services startup that sells alternative investment products. The New York-based company uses an app called Quip, which combines word processing and messaging, to handle all but the most sensitive legal and financial files. Read more »
Martyn Bradbury was busted yesterday…in the documents I released he asked for $5000 for a new laptop, phone and tablet…becuase if he was going to represent the Internet Party he’d ned cool toys.
Bradbury claims he isn’t on the payroll…yet…but strangely re-tweets every tweet of Kim Dotcom’s…he’s worse than the Gurnard.
With all the howling and dead horse flogging of the GCSB sideshow in an attempt to either take the heat off Mr 29% or falling victim to their own hypocritical paranoia, I wonder if the likes of Billy Big Steps propaganda agent The Gurnard and NZOA bludger and
top 2nd tier media presenter Russell Brown will want one of these upon release:
The strongest indication yet that Apple’s new iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint scanner has been discovered by an app developer.
A string of code discovered in the latest beta release of Apple’s iOS 7 software implies that either the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 could come with a fingerprint scanner.
The code describes a user touching the Home button with their thumb. A fingerprint then appears on the screen, that changes colour – presumably to signify a match – and the ‘recognition is complete’.
A folder called Biometric Kit was also found.
A string of developer code discovered in the fourth beta release of Apple’s iOS 7 software, pictured, gives the strongest indication to date that either the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6 could have a fingerprint scanner
A folder called Biometric Kit, pictured, was also found and the feature could be for security reasons to unlock the phone, or to authorise payments in the App Store and prevent people from stealing your phone, reading your messages or obtaining personal data
The feature could be for security reasons to unlock the phone, or to authorise payments in the App Store and prevent people from stealing your phone, reading your messages or obtaining personal data.
The screenshots were tweeted by developer Hamza Sood.
Rumours about a fingerprint scanner being introduced to an upcoming Apple handset first emerged before the iPhone 5 was released in September last year.
Apple had purchased security company AuthenTec, which analysts claimed was because Apple wanted the firm’s expertise in NFC (near field communication) and biometric secutiry technologies.
The iPhone 5 did not include the feature, though, and this led people to speculate that the next model – dubbed iPhone 5S – or later versions, such as iPhone 6, would include the feature.
In April this year, rumours surfaced that the next iPhone model could be delayed because of this technology.
A supply chain source in Taiwan told Reuters that Apple was trying to find a coating material that did not interfere with the fingerprint sensor, and this may be causing production problems.
Then in May, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett claimed fingerprint scanners could spell the end of modern-day passwords and the technology would become more popular once Apple introduces it to one of its products. – Source
Will all those “decent journalists, trained and skilled” that are obsessively bleating and moaning about how terribly important bagging the GCSB is want an iPhone 5S with the capacity for Apple to store your print?
This guy used his iPhone to shoot one second of video, every day for a year.
A little bit of video, shot on my iPhone, every day from birthday #29 to birthday #30. Still not sure why.
Music: “All My Friends,” LCD Soundsystem
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