Apple Promotes “Live Tune-In” on Fourth-Gen Apple TV

A new feature for owners of the fourth-gen Apple TV called Live Tune-In has started getting a heavy push on the splash screen today. Live Tune-In,” a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps. While a lot of the device’s offerings are games, music and on-demand video, even in the 21st century sometimes people just want to flip channels and see what’s on. It should be a universal feature but it’s not with only some apps having access to the live tv feature. The feature is triggered by a SIRI command, examples given included “Watch CBS” and “Watch ESPN live”. As seems to be…

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Talk of a Locked iPhone 6 Hack from Cellibrite

It appears that Cellibrite is close to accessing data on the passcode protected iPhone 6 – emphasis on ‘appears’. This comes from  the story of Italian architect Leonardo Fabbretti. When his son died recently the man wanted access to the photos the boy had taken on his iPhone. The father actually had access to the device though touch ID, though a passcode is still required once the device is powered down. Fabbretti appealed to Apple for help. Customer care tried to help but their attempts to retrieve the requested data failed. And if the San Bernardino case between Apple and the FBI taught us anything, it’s that Apple currently has…

Apple Ordered to Stop Using Term “Split View” in India

Apple’s in trouble yet again with something it’s named and this time Split View is under scrutiny. Split view is the 2 pane view bought in iOS 9 and adding a new usefulness to the iPad. The Delhi High Court has ordered the Cupertino company to stop actively using the marketing term SplitView in India over an alleged trademark infringement. Nestled within India is a company there called Vyooh, who is a Microsoft vendor, and they apparently have the name ‘SplitView’ trademarked. A report from the Indian Times said, “The Delhi High Court has directed the US tech giant not to use the name ‘SplitView’ in any of its products…

Kanye West Album Expected to Hit No. 1 on Almost All Streaming

This probably isn’t the message Kanye West was hoping to send, but here it is. Tidal just isn’t big enough to support a major album. Weeks after its release as a Tidal exclusive, West’s latest album The Life of Pablo is expected to top the billboard charts for April 23. This is not a victory for Tidal though, as the April 23 will include the first results from other streaming music services as well as purchases from both Tidal as well as West’s own website. There is a way to spin this as good news for all streaming players though. Assuming Kanye’s album makes the top of the charts, it…

Adobe Issues Critical Cross-Platform Update for Flash Playe

Adobe has issued a critical Flash Player security update for everyone who still used Flash Player. The update or updates for OS 10, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OX, address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacked to take control of the effected system through ransom ware. The so-called “CERBER” attack affects Flash-based ads. There is good news, more good news and bad news around the attacks. The good news, there’s no known instance of the attack affecting Mac users. Windows 10 is being actively exploited though with users being billed as much as $1000 to get back access to their data. At least that had been the case, bringing…

Proposed Feinstein-Burr Encryption Legislation Leaks Out

A discussion draft of the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” has hit the web. This is a legislation being shopped around by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Richard Burr of North Carolina. Spelled like it sounds, the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” basically says that any entity that makes encrypted devices would have to hand over the information on those devices in an intelligible format when served with a legal order to do so. However, there seems to be an interesting case with the government wanting to having its cake and eat it too. While the law would require companies to jimmy the locks for…

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Apple Introduces Night Shift in iOS 9.3 Update

We are meant to spend about a third of our lives asleep, however the reality is likely to be that we allow our lifestyles, stress and the desire to finish the binge watching session of Daredevil season two greatly reduce the amount of time we spend in dreamland. A fairly recent problem that has compounded our ability to get a good nights sleep is our addiction to our mobile devices.