Critical Apple iOS SMS Messaging Bug Fix

By now, it is likely that you have seen postings about a serious new iOS messaging bug in your various social networking sites. This bug allows a person with malicious intent to cause an iPhone to reboot or lock up with nothing more then a simple text message containing some specially crafted Unicode text. Furthermore your messaging application will fail to launch until the attacker sends a second message or you perform a workaround such as sharing a photo from the Apple Photos App. Apple is aware of the issue and are already working on a patch for a future update. There are some workarounds floating around the internet with a short term fix however this blocks message previews, this blog post will go over a long term fix that will render your phone immune to this bug.

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Why Samsung Needs To Build A 2015 Nexus 10

In the weeks leading to Google I/O, it is not uncommon for Android Fanboys to let their imaginations go wild when it comes to guessing the latest hardware that Google will release in the upcoming year, if any. Back in 2014, Google took a gamble on partnering up with HTC to release the Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 was a very nontraditional Android Tablet and many Android fans will agree that while it did have a lot of positive attributes, it failed to reach the market share that Google wanted. Here are the reasons that I personally feel that Google should work with Samsung to build the next generation of Nexus 10 tablet. 

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Thoughts on Google’s Project Fi

Rumors of a Google sponsored cell phone service have been around since the launch of the HTC Dream in 2008. These rumors were accelerated with Google purchasing the VoIP provider Grand Central less then a year later (later re-branded to Google Voice). Google Voice had an amazing launch but later became a barren wasteland which failed to receive the attention it deserved, many felt their dreams of a Google phone service slowly die a painful death. Google Voice eventually became integrated with Google Hangouts which helped to jumpstart its use. Finally, on April 22nd of 2015, Google was ready to show off Project Fi, the first Google MVNO. Here are my thoughts. 

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Social First Phones – A History of Failure

Mobile phones of all sorts come and go all the time however there is a specific breed of mobile phones that are just around long enough to allow us to laugh at the 10 people that purchase them at full price only to be sold in a fire-sale a week after. These phones are known as “Social First” phones as they are built to prioritize social networking above other basic smartphone functions. These phones rarely last more then a few weeks on the market before rapidly being discontinued and forgotten about.

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iPad Log : Lack Of Updates

I know that this website has been a bit barren with iPad Log Updates so I wanted to let everyone know that I am still testing the iPad and using it as my daily driver. I have decided to cut back on the daily logs in order to not completely spill the beans on my final write up at the conclusion of this trial. The iPad is still alive as of this writing and I have been able to find a few redeeming features but for the most part, I still feel that Android is the superior platform.

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6 Technologies that Type-C USB Cables Will Kill by 2016

I don’t know of any person who works in technology who will can doubt that the USB standard was one of the most disruptive technologies to the computer world since the launch of the World Wide Web. Shortly after being launched in the late 90’s, the USB standard has made several technologies such as Parallel Ports, DB9 Serial Ports and even Floppy Disks obsolete with little effort. The newer Type-C USB port along with USB 3.1 that has started making its appearance on devices in 2015 stands to render several technologies that we use today obsolete, here are just 6 of them.

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