Samsung’s Art-Inspired Frame TV is Now Available

Samsung has just come out with a TV set that feels less like technology, but still makes you enjoy the tech behind the screen. That’s the main idea behind the new Samsung Frame TV. It’s a minimalist television set that’s designed to look like a large picture frame. The TV is designed by Yves Behar and was […]
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Movie Formats like 4DX will Make Movie Theaters More like Theme Parks

When Cars 3 was released, it became the first Pixar film to be distributed in 4DX, the motion-based “immersive” film format from South Korea’s CJ 4DPlex. 4DX is one of a handful of formats that attempt to turn traditional and passive films into something more experiential: seats shake, tilt, and pivot, while environmental effects like air […]
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Motorola's Moto E4 Hits Verizon Prepaid June 22

Motorola today said its recently announced Moto E4 smartphone will go on sale June 22 in the U.S. The handset will be sold by Verizon Wireless Prepaid online for $70. Motorola also plans to sell an unlocked version the phone for $130 through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Fry’s, Motorola.com, and New Egg. The company expects to offer the phone through Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program, too, which will allow people to purchase the handset at a lower cost as long as they agree to view ads on the lock screen. The Moto E4 will reach Boost Mobile, Sprint, Flash Wireless, Jet.com, Republic Wireless, Target, and Ting in July. Motorola said the Moto E4 Plus won’t reach the U.S. until later this summer.

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Doro 8020X Overview

Doro 8020X OverviewIf you’re of a certain age the Doro handsets will definitely appeal. They’re simple to understand, easy to use and have an intuitive method of getting tasks done.

Some of their line-up, like the 6050 we looked at yesterday, are more simplistic. Other handsets pack further features, such as remote assistance, health and well-being monitoring and more.

Targeting the elderly, Doro have done well.

But wait, what’s this? The Doro 8020X isn’t necessarily aimed at the older generation. Instead this is a rugged, solid but clever smartphone which is ideal for remote workers and those in heavy industry. Drop it , use it in dusty environments, plonk it in a puddle. It’ll be fine, and there’s an assistance button if you need anything. That alone is a big tick in the box for companies looking to protect and care for remote or lone workers, but it’ll also do all the clever smartphone stuff too.

Here we take a look at the handset in one of our classic car videos. Do let me know your thoughts…

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  • Virgin Mobile to Phase Android Out Slowly

    Virgin Mobile today announced plans to become an iPhone-only carrier, but the carrier’s Android-based handsets won’t vanish overnight. Virgin’s reseller partners, including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, will continue to carry and sell Virgin Mobile’s lineup of Android handsets along with the prepaid carrier’s Data Love service plans, according to Justin Scott, Virgin Mobile’s Director of Communications. These retail partners will not sell the iPhone for the Inner Circle yet, though Virgin anticipates they will later this year. Virgin says its existing customers won’t have to worry about any immediate changes. All Virgin subscribers are welcome to keep their current phone and service plan. If they wish, customers can upgrade to the Inner Circle plan once it becomes available, but Virgin won’t force them to right away. Virgin will, however, begin to phase out all Android handsets over time. “While we love our partners in the Android ecosystem and care deeply about our Android customers, the Inner Circle is a path to a different future,” explained Scott. “Specifically, it’s an opportunity to reposition the brand and align it with the other Virgin companies in the United States. We certainly didn’t make this decision lightly and based some of it on consumer data. We chose to become the first iPhone-only based mobile carrier in the United States and launch a game-changing offer because it was time for Virgin Mobile to make a bold move.” Scott did not provide any sort of timeline for phasing out the company’s Android phones.

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    Apple Pushes Second iOS 11 Beta to Developers

    Apple today seeded iOS 11 Beta 2 to developers. It also offered up fresh betas of macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and Xcode 9. Apple did not say what new features are included in the fresh builds. The company first announced iOS 11 earlier this month at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The revised mobile platform takes aim at the App Store experience, uses machine learning, makes changes to the camera and control center, adds a file folder, tweaks iMessage, and improves Live Photos. This second beta is still an early build of the platform and is meant only for developers. Apple is expected to make the first public beta available next month.

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    Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 Live

    Matteo and Majid are joined by Khellan this evening in the live recording of episode 209 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. You can watch live here on Coolsmartphone.com or on YouTube.

    The edited episode will be available to download on your podcast client of choice later in the week when the Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Elves finish the job. We haven’t seen them for a few days, so they may have melted and been condensed in the Coolsmartphone Towers air conditioning system. I suppose we’ll find out later in the week.

    Don’t worry, your cool hosts will be on the show tonight. They are quite obviously too cool to be affected by weather, but if given the challenge they could spend the whole episode speaking about the weather. Want to see if you can push them off the rails that far? Twitter is how to do it:

    Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 Live

    Happy listening and/or watching.

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  • SSH Key Misuse: Why Aren't We Protecting Our Machine Identities?

    Chris Vickery, a cyber risk analyst for UpGuard, recently revealed that a cache of documents related to a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) military project were left unprotected on an Amazon cloud storage server. The files included highly sensitive SSH keys, as well as security credentials for a lead senior engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, a major contractor in the federal space.

    Distressingly, it’s possible that these credentials provided malicious actors access to a highly-protected Pentagon system. Vickery was shocked by availability of these assets, writing: “Exposing a private key belonging to a Booz Allen IT engineer is potentially catastrophic for malicious intrusion possibilities.”

    Experts consider SSH keys to be more secure than usernames and passwords, so they’re often used to manage privileged access to the world’s most sensitive data and critical machines. Unfortunately, many organizations struggle with protecting SSH keys. For example, a Forrester report found that 47% of security professionals have already responded to a breach involving SSH keys over the previous two years.

    This specific incident is part of a much a larger problem with SSH and TLS keys, as well as digital certificates, because they are used in the same way humans utilize user names and passwords. Machines use keys and certificates are used to authenticate each other so they can communicate securely. This concept is one of the least understood and most frequently overlooks aspects of security. Every year we spend $7 billion protecting user names and passwords but we spend almost nothing protecting digital certificates and cryptographic keys.

    We’ve seen many incidents that involved unprotected machine credentials, especially in the federal space. Famously, a leaked NSA memo confirmed Edward Snowden used machine identities to remain undetected while he gained unauthorized system access and exfiltrated a massive amount of sensitive government data. The use of machine identities was crucial to…
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    Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier

    Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple’s iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward. Further, shoppers will be able to buy and activate an iPhone on Virgin Mobile USA at Apple Stores. Pricing for Virgin Mobile iPhones starts at $279 for the 32 GB iPhone SE and ranges up to $969 for the 256 GB iPhone 7 Plus. According to the company’s web site, Virgin Mobile does not offer financing for iPhones and customers will have to pay full price. The company now offers only a single service plan. For $50 per month, Virgin Mobile USA provides unlimited talk, text, and data in the U.S. International roaming add-ons start at $5 per month. There are limitations on Virgin’s plan: video playback is capped at 480p, music is streamed at 500Kbps, and gaming is streamed at 1.5Mbps. Virgin says mobile data speeds will be suppressed when the network is congested. For a limited time, Virgin Mobile is offering up to 12 months of service for just $1. The $1 yearly service offer is only available to customers buying a new iPhone and activating it on Virgin’s network. Customers will have to sign up by July 31, 2017 to score the $1 deal. At the end of the 12-month service plan for $1, customers will automatically be moved to the $50 plan. Last, the $1 yearly plan and iPhone purchase buy customers access to the Virgin Inner Circle. The Inner Circle is a promotional program that provides benefits with other Virgin-branded properties. For example, Inner Circle members who buy one plane ticket on Virgin Atlantic will be given a second ticket for free. Inner Circle members who book two nights at a Virgin-owned hotel will be able to cash in on a third night for free. Virgin says these offers will be made available to Inner Circle members every few weeks. Customers interested in this package can pre-order one of Virgin Mobile USA’s iPhones starting today. The phones and Inner Circle will become available starting June 27. Last, Virgin said it will offer “pre-loved” iPhones starting in the fall, allowing customers to take advantage of more affordable prices.

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    Snapchat Introduces Simple Location Sharing

    Snapchat today updated its mobile app and made it possible for users to share their location with one another. The tool appears to have just two modes, on and off. When users choose to share their location, all their friends will see where they are on a map. Alternately, users can remain in “Ghost Mode” to keep their location private. Snapchat says users’ Actionmojis will show up on the map only when they open Snapchat. The map supports zooming, so you can see where all your contacts are as they move about cities or regions. Snapchat sees the feature as a way for people to find one another when out and about and share experiences. Snap Map is being added to the Android and iOS mobile Snapchat apps over the days ahead.

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