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Here’s what you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability

If you’ve been reading the news this week, then you’ve probably caught wind of the KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) vulnerability, which implies some serious security concerns for almost anyone utilizing Wi-Fi networks at home or work.

KRACK impacts both the WPA2 and WPA1 Wi-Fi standards. The former is the most popular Wi-Fi standard in use today, and it’s also supposed to be one of the most secure. On that note, this vulnerability can be a bit concerning.... Read the rest of this post here


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Will the iPhone X’s notch be a problem for day-to-day landscape mode use?

I’m avidly waiting for Apple’s new iPhone X, just like many others, but one of the controversial qualities about the upcoming handset is the ‘notch’ at the top of the display; this is where Apple keeps its TrueDepth camera system and many of the iPhone’s other vital sensors.

Because the iPhone X has a gorgeous edge-to-edge OLED display, I’m thrilled to see how developers will adapt apps to work with the notch. Apple will unquestionably govern for how developers will be allowed to interact with or ‘hide’ the notch, so it should be fascinating to see how creativity will manifest itself.... Read the rest of this post here


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With the end of Windows on phones, how does Microsoft avoid being the next IBM?

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For fans of the platform, the official confirmation that Windows on phones isn't under active development any longer—security bugs will be fixed, but new features and new hardware aren't on the cards—isn't a big surprise. This is merely a sad acknowledgement of what we already knew.

Last week, Microsoft also announced that it was getting out of the music business, signaling another small retreat from the consumer space. It's tempting to shrug and dismiss each of these instances, pointing to Microsoft's continued enterprise strength as evidence that the company's position remains strong.

And certainly, sticking to the enterprise space is a thing that Microsoft could do. Become the next IBM: a stable, dull, multibillion dollar business. But IBM probably doesn't want to be IBM right now—it has had five straight years of falling revenue amid declining relevance of its legacy businesses—and Microsoft probably shouldn't want to be the next IBM, either.

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USB Type-C is great, but the standard isn’t perfect yet

USB Type-C is a forward-thinking I/O standard that aims to bundle both ease of use and versatility in one universal package. Not only is it becoming popular in the mobile device market, but it’s also finding its way to the game console and portable notebook markets among others.

If you own any of Apple’s new MacBooks or MacBook Pros, then you’re likely already accustomed to the USB-C life. While it takes a little bit of getting used to at first, it can be a smooth transition after some time. Nevertheless, I have a beef with the USB-C standard; at least in its current form.... Read the rest of this post here


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The future of iPhone starts in November, is iPad X to follow suit?

It’s all but certain that some visual cues of iPhone X will eventually trickle down to the iPad line. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior,and it certainly doesn’t take lots of mental gymnastics to recall at least a few moments where an iPhone feature (hardware or software) pioneered the way for its bigger iPad cousin to follow.... Read the rest of this post here


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