Four months after baby, Kim Kardashian‘s famous figure is back.
The new mom, who welcomed daughter North West on June 15, rocked a form-fitting, low-cut grey dress as she visited the DASH store in West Hollywood with sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner on Oct. 11. Kim accessorized her look with simple jewelry and beige suede heels.
Later that day, she donned the same outfit as she enjoyed a dinner date with Kanye West.
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Another week, another iOS 7 bug.
The ease of access to Airplane Mode in iOS 7′s new Control Center poses a possible security threat for iPhone owners, according to a study reported by CNet on Friday.
Quick access to Airplane Mode, even at the lockscreen, through the Control Center could give thieves or hackers extra time to compromise your device, say security researchers at German firm SR Labs, in a video posted to YouTube.
With Airplane Mode enabled, crucial programs needed to retrieve or remotely wipe a lost or stolen iPhone such as Find My iPhone are rendered useless. Without worry of the phone being located via GPS, thieves can take their time breaking into the phone, according to the researchers.
For iPhone 5S users the bug is extra grim, as SR Labs have also found that this extra time can give thieves a chance to spoof a user’s fingerprint and gain full access to their phone. Once inside the phone, thieves can use the “forgotten password” part of the Apple ID login to have a new password made. Once that’s been reset, whoever is in possession of the phone can access the owner’s accounts.
- Silicon Alley Insider: An iOS 7 Security Bug Lets Thieves Into Your iPhone 5S With A Fake Thumb (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- iOS 7′s Airplane mode ‘can be exploited for iPhone account hijack attack’ (zdnet.com)
- Latest iOS 7 Bug Gives Thieves Time To Make Fake Thumbprints And Crack Your iPhone (halyardconsulting.com)
- Terrible reporting about iPhone security leads to people being less secure. Great job, media! (imore.com)
- Latest iOS 7 Bug Gives Thieves Time To Make Fake Thumbprints And Crack Your iPhone (huffingtonpost.com)
- iOS 7 features built for the next Apple iPhone? (mobiles.co.uk)
- Apple aims for biometric greatness with new fingerprint scanners, misses (mysecuritysign.com)
- New Apple Software Bug Renders iPhone Wipe Feature Useless (AAPL) (benzinga.com)
- Security researchers detail new Touch ID and iOS 7 workarounds (idownloadblog.com)
- iOS 7 access to airplane mode from lock screen can prevent owner wiping stolen iPhone (itproportal.com)
What was life like before we had mobile internet? It’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine not being able to go online on your phone whenever you need to, just as it’s hard to imagine what it’d be like to not have an internet connection. With 4G gradually being rolled out around the UK, and different deals available for mobile internet through www.dclmobile.co.uk, access and options for going online through your phone is greater than ever. How have we changed, then, in our lives since mobile internet became available?
Mobile internet is still a fairly recent phenomenon, despite the technology being available in the late 1990s; the growth of mobile internet in the mid 2000s aligned with the increasing usage of smartphone, and the more general increase of devices like tablets capable of handling internet browsing and videos. As we’ve become more used to high speed and fibre optic broadband in our homes, so we’ve come to expect mobile internet through 3G, 4G, and wireless connections to be reliable and competitive in terms of speeds with home broadband.
Before we had mobile phone internet connections, we still had access to home and work internet, which handled most of what we now take for granted on mobile devices - with the exception of apps and the integration of different messaging features through phones and other devices, we could still use the same content and handle much of our workload without needing to get onto the internet when on the go.
Mobile internet has therefore increased our expectation to be able to go online whenever and wherever we want to. According to a recent German study of mobile internet usage, 79 per cent of users now expect to be able to get online quickly and easily, and want to use social media, apps, and other sites to avoid missing out on the latest news and trends. To this end, a new generation of mobile users born in the 2000s can’t imagine not having this level of connectivity.
There are several arguments that criticise this level of access, and the increase in speeds and options for using the internet through social media and apps. Whether being online virtually all the time is good for us is debatable, with the potential there for people to become cut off and unable to interact properly without social media and other forms of communication. Child safety concerns have also been raised in recent years, with children able to easily access unsuitable content and make themselves vulnerable to potential threats and bullying through social media sites.
It does say something that a life before mobile internet, or indeed the internet at all, is going to be harder and harder to imagine for new generations. While our usage has increased, we’re still doing much of the same things - communicating with each other, sharing content, finding entertainment. What is becoming more apparent, though, is how difficult it’s becoming to switch off and not see mobile internet as an emergency luxury, but rather as a necessity. With Google Glass devices on the horizon, it might not be long before we can’t live without augmented reality.
Eva blogs about tech news, trends, and the latest smartphones. For more information on 4G, she recommends visiting www.dclmobile.co.uk. She’s not sure whether she’d be able to get by without her smartphone or tablet, although she’d be interested to see whether she could.
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WASHINGTON — Overcoming reservations from the left, the right and the American public, a Senate committee Wednesday passed a resolution to bomb Syria in retaliation for President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
In a delayed markup of a resolution to authorize the use of military force, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 7, with one present, to let President Barack Obama mount a bombing campaign aimed at the Syrian regime’s weapons of mass destruction for up to 90 days, albeit within a more limited scope than Obama had requested. Specifically, the committee included language that would prohibit the use of U.S. troops on the ground “for the purpose of combat operations.”
Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) voted for the resolution.
Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) voted against the authorization, while Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) voted present.
The committee also voted 14-5 to table an amendment from Paul that would clarify the president’s constitutional authority to use military force in the event that Congress voted against intervention in Syria. Paul’s amendment would include language in the resolution to specify that if the authorization failed to pass Congress, the president “would be in violation of the Constitution” if he ordered a military strike against the Syrian government anyway.
In arguing for his amendment, Paul said that his fellow lawmakers should dispense with the Obama administration’s claim that such a action would be short of war. “This will indeed be a war,” he said.
The world of mobile gaming has always favored the big guys. So far, in the mobile realm this means iOS and Android users were the first to benefit, leaving other companies in the lurch. However, an announcement from BlackBerry and the game development platform Unity, may mark the end of these difficulties.
BlackBerry has announced that developers using Unity will soon be able to publish on the BlackBerry 10 platform, according to Venture Beat. This means the world of gaming on BlackBerry is about to get a whole lot cooler.
This announcement appears to come at least in part as a result of the BlackBerry 10 release. The BlackBerry 10 OS is a big step forward for the company, and offers users the option of going with a keyboard-less phone. This is important for game developers, as most of the phones they design for are touchscreen. With the new BlackBerry Z10 and the addition of Unity distribution, users will now enjoy everything other mobile platform users do.
The Importance of Unity
Unity itself is quite an innovative idea. Allowing developers to design games and other programs using simple, powerful and cost-effective tools, Unity was created to level the playing field in the gaming industry, says the company. And not only is Unity powerful and affordable, it also allows game creators to get their products out to a huge number of people across a range of platforms. The addition of BlackBerry to this list only improves that accessibility.
The list of what Unity supports, and what it plans to add in the future, is truly impressive. It currently supports Mac, Windows, iOS, Xbox 360, Android and PS3, and plans on adding the next gen consoles, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10, among others.
Unity allows smaller mobile game developers to use its services for free, and charges larger studios for its services. This does even more to encourage new ideas, better gaming and a democratic approach to game development.
What This Means for BlackBerry Users
People choose BlackBerry for a variety of reasons. Some prefer the increased security, some do so because employers prefer BlackBerry and some want a real, high-quality keyboard. Whatever the reason, though, users have always been limited on gaming options. When they do get games, much life for Windows-based phone users, they come out much later than on the iOS platform.
In the deal with Unity, BlackBerry is giving out a number of BlackBerry Pro add on licenses in exchange for a guaranteed release on BlackBerry World. This means BlackBerry users will be seeing some good, high-quality games in the coming months on the BlackBerry World service. According to Into Mobile, several Unity-created games have already made their way to the World store, including Hairy Tales, Qbism and Shadowgun.
Letting Everyone Play
The great thing about Unity’s design is that eventually, everyone should be able to play a game if they like regardless of their chosen mobile device. Different people have different tastes and different needs. Unity releases will allow you to have the phone you want, and still get access to the best in gaming.
It will be interesting to see in the coming years how such cross-platform releases change the patterns of brand loyalty in mobile devices. Gaming has always been an important consideration for many mobile buyers. When gaming is equal on all, consumers might make different choices.
Ernesto runs a small Internet marketing business in San Diego and freelances in his spare time.
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Facebook is teaming up with six telecom companies to launch Internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making Internet access available to the 5 billion people who currently don’t have access to it.
Founding members Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung will collaborate on projects centered on mobile technologies to provide affordable Internet access to communities across the globe.
Internet.org launched late Tuesday evening, and the initiative’s site will feature interviews with industry leaders and experts in the coming weeks.
While bringing Internet connectivity to more people is a laudable goal, with the potential for boosting education and local economies, the companies involved have a clear financial interest in expanding Internet and mobile-data usage. Facebook’s growth in developed economies has largely stalled, for example, as it has fully penetrated those markets.
Just over one-third of the world’s population has access to the Internet, and while the industry is growing at a fast clip, the global community is still largely disconnected.
“Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a company statement. “There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it.”
Internet.org will focus on three main challenges in developing countries.
Partners will work with mobile operators to make Internet access affordable through development of lower-cost, higher-quality smartphones.
They will invest in reducing the amount of data required to use the Internet and develop data compression tools that allow more efficient network and data capabilities.
And the partners will help other businesses become part of the effort to increase Internet access by providing incentives for mobile operators, device manufacturers, and developers to drive traffic online.
The following excerpt is from USATODAY!
Microsoft recently made a version of Office Mobile available free for iPhone owners who also subscribe to its cloud-based Office 365 service. Now it’s Android’s turn.
On Wednesday, Microsoft extended a similar benefit to folks with Office 365 subscriptions and Android smartphones. The offering comes at no additional cost to those subscribers, but a typical Office 365 subscription runs $99.99 a year (and lets people use Office on up to 5 PCs and/or Macs).
As with the version for the iPhone, the mobile app is meant to complement Office on a personal computer so it’s more Office light than anything else. (The Android version was not available to test in advance.) So, Android owners can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on their smartphones or create Word and Excel docs (but not PowerPoint docs) from scratch on those handsets. Outlook is not part of the deal.
The following excerpt is from Forbes!
Motorola’s new Moto X phone, the first smartphone that Motorola Mobility has built from scratch after Google’s acquired the company, may win out over other Android phones but isn’t likely to do serious damage to Apple Inc.’s iPhone market standing.
At least that’s the take by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
“Despite strong launches in Android devices including [Samsung’s] Galaxy S4 and HTC One, we note that iPhone sales have continued to exceed investor expectations over the past two quarters,” said Munster after Motorola unveiled the new smartphone at an event in New York today. “We do not view the Moto X device as significantly different than the aforementioned devices to change the current market dynamics between Android and iPhone.”
Apple, with its iOS mobile operating system, and Google with Android, are in a heated battle to win over smartphone customers with cool new hardware so that they ultimately buy into the ecosystem of mobile apps and services they provide. Apple is expected to update its iPhone as it’s done every year and deliver a new model in the fall dubbed the iPhone 5S. Munster is also counting on the company to introduce a lower-priced iPhone this year with a 3.5-inch display that has a lower-quality screen resolution, casing, and processor, and to follow that up in 2014 with a 4.5 to 5-inch model he’s calling the iPhone 6.
The following excerpt is from PCMAG!
It’s still unclear what Apple has in store for its recently acquired HopStop public transportation navigation service, but it looks like the iOS app isn’t going away — at least for now.
An update for the iOS version of HopStop rolled out this weekend, bringing support for cities in the U.K., Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Israel, as well as a new user interface and other helpful changes. Android users unfortunately did not get the same update, while the Windows Phone version was killed off shortly after the Apple purchase.
Hopstop for iOS version 2.6 now lets you report real-time delays, crowds, incidents, service changes, station closures, broken elevators, as well as suggestions and complaints. You can also save your home and work addresses from the Settings menu for easy access when you need directions.