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iOS 10 comes with more than a redesigned iMessage and widgets. It 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 – where different passwords are tested until the correct one is identified – up to 2,500 faster than iOS 9. This separate security mechanism is distinct to iOS 10; it doesn’t affect earlier versions. It also exists in parallel with… This story continues at The Next Web

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While it’s only been two weeks since the new iPhone 7 dropped, someone has already managed to circumvent its defenses. Teenage hacker Luca Todesco, better known under the alias of qwertyoruiopz, has figured out how to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 – and he claims it took him less than 24 hours to bypass. Although Todesco bragged about his achievement on Twitter and YouTube, he says he has no immediate plans to release the details of the exploit he used – not until Apple has released a patch at least. obligatory cydia screenshot pic.twitter.com/peSF0kVNBh — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016 Speaking to Motherboard,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Over the course of the past few days, a handful of complaints have emerged on Apple’s support forum from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners claiming that they’re experiencing poor sound quality during phone calls. “It’s like the phone is hollow and the sound is coming from behind it, ” writes a user describing the problem to a Community Specialist on the forum. He then goes on to add that the issue only occurs in calls. Lowering the volume appears to alleviate the problem, but it’s certainly not a permanent fix. Fortunately, it looks like Apple is aware of the issue as… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve got loads of LEGO bricks lying around and are looking for your next great building project, you’ll want to check out Flybrix. The company’s DIY kits contain all the parts you need to craft your very own custom drone however you like. Each kit includes everything you’ll need to build a quad-, hex-, or octo-rotor airframe: LEGO bricks, motors, propellers, a pre-programmed Arduino-compatible processor on an expandable PCB, and even a LEGO minifig pilot. Once you’ve built your drone, you can control it using your phone and the companion app, which is available for Android and iOS. There’s also… This story continues at The Next Web

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Hoo boy, Facebook has messed up big-time with its advertisers. According to The Wall Street Journal, the social network has admitted to misreporting video metrics to its clients for the past two years. Facebook said that its measure of the average time users spent watching videos was artificially inflated because it was only factoring in video views of more than three seconds – resulting in data that overestimated this metric by 60-80 percent. The trouble with that is that it misguided advertisers who spent money promoting campaigns on the social network. They need that kind of data to decide how… This story continues at The Next Web

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While the furore over Apple’s latest iPhone has died down somewhat, some folks are still puzzled about the company’s vision for the future, what with the removal of the headphone jack and the new wireless AirPods. The writers behind Conan are clearly still in that camp; the talk show’s latest sketch riffs on Apple’s recent ads, announcing the launch of the ‘AirBag’, a stunning reinvention of the traditional folded paper carrying bag. The team thought of everything, from beaming bag content data to your phone, to a Plus model and even compatibility with cats. The only problem is, the spoof… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon has launched Prints, a new service in the US that offers to print your photos, with prices starting at 9c a pop. You can order prints in various sizes, as well as a range of photo books that start at $20 each; shipping is free on orders of $15 or more. The company says that custom stationery and calendars will soon become available. Amazon hopes its new service will help Prime customers take advantage of the full-resolution photo storage that’s bundled with its subscription plan. It launched Prime Photos in 2014 in the US and subsequently rolled it out… This story continues at The Next Web

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Last month, MIT spin-out firm Nutonomy launched a pilot test of its self-driving cabs in Singapore. Now, it’s teaming up with Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, to extend the trial with a larger user base. TechCrunch notes that the test phase will run for two months to begin with, in the One North area in Singapore, and Grab users can book a free ride through the company’s app. Passengers can travel beyond the 2.5 km square business district, but then the on-board human supervisor in the front seat will have to take the wheel to complete the trip. Grab told… This story continues at The Next Web

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The newest episode of “Between Two Ferns” is a treasure trove of hilarious (and awkward) moments between host Zach Galifianakis and special guest Hillary Clinton. But what really made our GIPHY-sense start tingling was the incredible, silent shade that Clinton keeps throwing at Galifiankis. It’s the perfect fodder for a new Reaction GIF pack we like to call: Hillary Clinton is quietly judging you Want to introduce these GIFs into your everyday lexicon? Just install the GIPHY app for iOS, switch on our new iMessage app capability and search “Hillary Clinton Judging You”. Now your judgement of friends and family can be a… This story continues at The Next Web

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Let’s be serious here; most of us will never run a marathon. The idea of running 26.2 miles of muscle-aching, nipple-chafing, shit-inducing road are just outside the realm of what most of us consider normal. My hat’s off to those that can do it, but my admittedly rotund self just can’t imagine the horror these runners face over a treacherous two-plus hour run. Sports Experts, a Canadian athletic apparel company, wants you to experience a marathon without ever leaving the couch. ‘Scrolling Marathon‘ recreates the grueling 42.2 kilometer (26.2 mile) Montreal Marathon with a mobile website that turns your thumbs into legs and allows you… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Moto Z is a darn nice phone, but unfortunately it was a verizon exclusive when it launched in the US two months ago. Thankfully, you can now buy a GSM unlocked version for $699 which will work with AT&T and T-Mobile (sorry Sprint folk). That’s about $75 over the Verizon version, so it certainly doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth noting the unlocked version comes with 64 GB standard. The Verizon model comes with 32 GB standard, and the 64 GB option will cost you $50 extra. Moreover, you can only get the standard Moto Z unlocked. The Moto Z Force, with… This story continues at The Next Web

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Tesla Motors started pushing a software update to its Autopilot system that disables automatic steering for drivers that aren’t paying attention. The update also adds better voice commands and improved radar to its semi-autonomous driving mode and a feature that keeps kids and pets from overheating, an industry first. Tesla has come under fire recently after a handful of accidents, at least one fatal, caused by its Autopilot system. Some of the problem, it seems, stems from a failure to properly communicate what the feature actually does. When most of us hear Autopilot, we think hands-free guidance and autonomous driving. Tesla, on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are the only two surviving members of The Beatles, but if they ever want to take the show back on the road, this AI would probably be a welcome addition. Sony CSL Research Labratory is releasing an album next year of songs written entirely by artificial intelligence. Of them, this derivative work could be the title track. The music for ‘Daddy’s Car,’was written entirely by AI and put together by French composer Benoît Carré. Carré also wrote the lyrics and arranged the harmonies. So, while not entirely robot-driven, the AI definitely gets at least a production… This story continues at The Next Web

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In his new half-hour program, ‘Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,’ the famed theoretical physicist warns that announcing our presence to alien civilizations, particularly those that could be more technologically advanced than we are, is probably a bad idea. It’s not the first time he’s warned of alien threats. Gliese 832C is ‘super-Earth’ only 16 light-years away. It’s the sort of world that Hawking hopes to scan for alien signals using some of the most advanced audio-gathering radio telescopes we can get our hands on. But if we find intelligent life, Hawking isn’t so sure it’s going to be all that welcoming.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following the launch of Google’s messaging app ‘Allo‘ and its accompanying Assistant bot, security experts are up in arms over Google reneging on a promise better protect its users. NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden did a hot take on Allo yesterday, after its US launch, and came to the conclusion that it was nothing more than a honeypot for US surveillance efforts. Free for download today: Google Mail, Google Maps, and Google Surveillance. That's #Allo. Don't use Allo. https://t.co/EdPRC0G7Py — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 21, 2016 The controversy goes back to Google’s developer conference, I/O, back in May. There, Google demonstrated the new… This story continues at The Next Web

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iOS 10.1 was just released as a public beta, including the first opportunity for the general public to try the iPhone 7’s best camera feature. Only available on the large iPhone 7, the new ‘Portrait’ mode copies Huawei and HTC, using the the dual lens set up to calculate depth and artificially add some background blur (also known as bokeh) to your portraits. This helps isolate your subjects from busy backgrounds and make your photos look more like they were shot on a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Though Apple said it would be available for everyone ‘later this year,’ the public beta gives… This story continues at The Next Web

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When conducting a UX review, you need to focus on actionable insights.An audit is not an just a laundry list of usability issues. Triage, prioritize, and deliver clear next steps to our stakeholders and clients. Beyond fixing glaring issues, you also want to reveal new opportunities for conversion and engagement. Unless you present a clear plan, your audit will just get left in some developer’s to-do list purgatory: At GobySavvy, we follow a 9-step process for UX reviews. In our experience, the process helps us actually get our recommendations implemented. I’ll explain exactly how this process works, using our project… This story continues at The Next Web

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A comprehensive roadmap to save you frustration, tears and cool cash. This is a long read: It’s two and a half year of learnings from being part of starting more than 11 companies with my great colleagues at Founders. I’ve distilled all this into seven principles, a 16 minute read, on how to grow a startup — written from the perspective of someone with a background in traditional agencies. Why should you read it? If you’re considering to go into startups (or already have) with an agency background you do not want to miss this. It will save you from learning a lot of… This story continues at The Next Web

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With Lyft, Gett, and Uber and others, New York City might just be the world’s most saturated ride-hailing market.   Uber’s users will be happy to know that starting today, you can book rides up to 30 days in advance through the app. When you book a car, you get timely reminders to make sure you don’t forget to hop on, although surge pricing still applies. Being able to book rides in advance seems great for fixed-time appointments like getting to the airport or an interview — it’s one less thing to forget when you’re in a hurry. The company is still rolling… This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook Messenger is getting a neat update today on Andriod and iOS, according to TechCrunch: you can now poll your friends. The feature only works for group chats (because polling a two people is silly), and works just like you’d expect: type in a question and some possible responses. There are a few obvious uses. Picking a restaurant comes to mind; I’ve had multiple birthday party groups in excess of 20 people. You could also present dates for a trip, ask for opinions on a particular topic, etc. On another note, Facebook is introducing a ‘chat assist’ tool that uses machine learning to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Did you know there’s a nifty little trick that will let you pack over 2,000 games in just one oldschool Nintendo cartridge? In his latest video, Zach from Howchoo explains how you can hack your useless old Nintendo cartridge and turn it into a retro gaming powerhouse – and it’d cost you only $30. All you need to build the device is a Raspberry Pi Zero computer, a small USB hub, a couple adapters of various sizes and – of course – a spare NES cartridge. Once you’ve assembled the Pi Cart, as Zach calls it, you’ll have to equip the Raspberry Pi processor with the RetroPie software pack… This story continues at The Next Web

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GIPHY lives and breathes reaction GIFs so it was only a matter of time before we decided to create and star in some of our own. There are too many to list, so here are 15 of our favorites. If you want to see all 150 of them just head over to our GIPHY Originals channel and choose from our batch of creepy hellos, fantastic fist bumps, and rosé chugs. Why have two thumbs up when you can have four? Ballin’ so hard, you can’t even react. Watching some drama unfold in a group chat. When someone makes a joke at your expense. At home after a long… This story continues at The Next Web

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I have 6,569 photographs stored on my iPhone. The majority of these images are all of the same subject — my dog. They document his journey from a puppy to a fully grown four-year-old Tibetan Terrier. Unfortunately, my family has grown tiresome of the hordes of pictures I post in our iMessage group every time he does something cute. However, I have a feeling that’s about to change as I’ve discovered a fantastic new application that merges images into GIFs to make them more fun and interactive. It’s called Momento and is available to download exclusively through the iMessage App Store. Momento automatically generates GIFs… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ready to moonlight as a successful digital entrepreneur? The Internet Marketplace Entrepreneur Bundle delivers a crash course on everything you need to start your own side business. For a limited time, you can pick up this 6-course package for over 90 percent off from TNW Deals. You’ll be able to get started setting up a source of side income by utilizing online e-commerce platforms like Alibaba, eBay, and Amazon. Learn how to source products, white label and market them, and ultimately drive revenue for your business. Here’s a teaser as to what you’ll be learning in this bundle: Learn to… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s time to hang up those bulky, wired headphones–for good. FRANKLIN Headphones deliver clear wireless sound, and they fold for easy transport. For a limited time, you can pick up your own set for just $39.99 from TNW Deals. Pair your FRANKLIN headphones with your phone, tablet, or even your laptop to hear your media in full clarity. You’ll enjoy an impressive 33-foot range, allowing you to rock out with unparalleled freedom. When you’re done, simply fold and easily stow away your headphones. This headset is also designed for the active life on the go, equipped with a built-in microphone… This story continues at The Next Web

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