Author: Daniel Clark

Apple Vision Pro But amidst the excitement, a disturbing trend has emerged: multiple owners are reporting cracks on the front side of their devices, even when they’re just sitting idle. This perplexing issue has left many wondering if the Apple Vision Pro is as sturdy as Apple claims. Let’s dive into the details and unravel the mystery behind these mysterious cracks. Several Apple Vision Pro owners have taken to online forums to share their experiences with cracked headsets. In one instance, a Reddit user named u/dornbirn posted an image of a crack in the center of the front side of…

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The ability to save a website as a web app on your iOS Home Screen is an incredibly handy feature. It offers swift and effortless access to the desired web page without the need to launch a browser and manually navigate. However, for users in the E.U., there’s some disappointing news ahead regarding this facility. Apple recently revealed that it would be discontinuing this feature with its iOS 17.4 version for users based in the European Union. Hence, if you live in the E.U. and choose to update your iPhone, the convenience of converting web pages into apps on your…

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The gossip mill for the iPhone SE 4 has been working overtime in the past year. Rumors range from its demise to its revival, and now, the potential addition of the Dynamic Island—characteristic of other iPhone models. A recent report now forecasts a launch in early 2025, accompanied by a significant upgrade in its display. South Korean media outlet, The Elec (via Wccftech), suggests that the next iteration of the iPhone SE will debut “early next year”. Additionally, it is expected to be the first in the SE lineup to feature an OLED screen—a standard for the flagship iPhones since…

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Lenovo has set its sights on challenging Microsoft’s dominance in the operating system market with the development of an AI-powered operating system. This bold move was hinted at by Liu Jun, Executive Vice President of Lenovo Group and President of China, during CES 2024. Lenovo’s AI OS is part of the company’s broader strategy to fully promote its artificial intelligence business and position itself as the industry’s leading AI solution and service provider. While details about the new operating system are still scarce, Liu Jun revealed that it will be built around multi-terminal products, with a focus on AI PCs…

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Apple’s Vision Pro emerges as a groundbreaking device to revolutionize our interactions with the world around us. This game-changing gadget introduces us to a new era of ‘spatial computing,’ seamlessly blending virtual and real worlds, allowing us to engage with digital content in immersive and interactive ways. The Vision Pro has a significant impact on the content creation industry. It transforms entertainment experiences, making them surreal and captivating. As demonstrated by Casey Neistat’s exhilarating video ride, Vision Pro promises to redefine storytelling and engage audiences in unprecedented ways, leading to a surge of immersive content that entertains and profoundly engages.…

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Within a day of the Apple Vision Pro’s release, security researcher Joseph Ravichandran announced he had created a kernel vulnerability for VisionOS, potentially enabling jailbreaks and malware development. The launch of new hardware often attracts security researchers and malware developers eager to exploit the operating system. As jailbreak creators attempted to hack iOS, security issues emerged on the Apple Vision Pro. Ravichandran, a graduate student in microarchitecture security at MIT, claimed to have created the first publicly discovered exploit for the Apple Vision Pro in a Friday tweet. Photos shared by Ravichandran on Twitter revealed the Apple Vision Pro’s response…

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Cybersecurity researchers from Cado Security have discovered a sophisticated new cryptojacking campaign dubbed “Commando Cat” that targets exposed Docker API endpoints over the internet. The campaign, which has been active since early 2024, is the second such campaign to be discovered in just two months. Modus Operandi of the Attackers The attackers initiate the attack by delivering an interdependent payload from their server, utilizing Docker as an initial access vector. The first container, built using the Commando open-source tool, appears benign but allows the attackers to escape the container and execute multiple payloads on the Docker host itself. Payloads and…

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The Samsung Galaxy Ring, an upcoming contender in the best smart ring category, is expected to launch later this year. However, a dedicated icon for the device has already appeared in Samsung’s Good Lock customization app, hinting at its imminent arrival. Spotted by Reddit user SpottedMe and reported by SamMobile, the Galaxy Ring is listed alongside devices like the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds in Good Lock’s widget options for displaying battery status. While the Ring is not yet available for purchase, its inclusion suggests that Samsung has prepared its Good Lock app to support Galaxy Ring widgets soon. Regarding…

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Threat actors are targeting Chinese consumers seeking to access banned communications apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp, and LINE by deploying malware through malicious ads. Malwarebytes’ Report: Jérôme Segura of Malwarebytes discovered that two Google Ads accounts, originating from Nigeria, were used to publish malicious ads. These ads directed users to pages disguised as download sites for the banned apps. Unsuspecting users who downloaded the apps were infected with PlugX and Gh0st RAT malware variants. Campaign Details: The threat actors prioritized quantity over quality, constantly pushing new payloads and infrastructure. This campaign resembles the FakeAPP campaign, which targeted Hong Kong users…

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In his subscriber-only Q&A section of the Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman claims that iOS 18 has the potential to be the most significant software update in the iPhone’s history. Gurman plans to reveal more details about specific features and changes in the future, but two notable additions are already known. RCS Support Apple announced in November 2023 that it would support the cross-platform messaging standard RCS in the Messages app on the iPhone starting later in 2024. This suggests that RCS support will be a key feature in iOS 18. RCS will bring several improvements to the messaging experience…

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Samsung has dominated the foldable phone market, but the high prices of these devices have limited their widespread adoption. To address this, rumors suggest that Samsung may release a more affordable version of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 later this year, tentatively called the Galaxy Z Fold FE. Current Foldable Phone Prices and Market Challenges Currently, the top foldable phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold, start at around $1,800. Even budget options like the Motorola Razr Plus 2023 cost around $1,000. These prices, coupled with disappointing hardware and poor water resistance ratings, have…

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As AI moves from the cloud to on-device applications, the need for reliable performance benchmarks becomes crucial. MLCommons, an industry group focused on AI hardware benchmarking, has launched a new working group, MLPerf Client, to address this need. MLPerf Client: This initiative aims to establish AI benchmarks for desktops, laptops, and workstations running various operating systems, including Windows and Linux. Scenario-Driven Benchmarks: The benchmarks will focus on real-world use cases and incorporate feedback from the community. Initial Focus on Text-Generating Models: The first benchmark will assess the performance of text-generating models, specifically Meta’s Llama 2. Industry Collaboration: Members of the…

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Microsoft has released a new preview update (KB5034203) for Windows 10, bringing an array of improvements and bug fixes to the operating system. Interactive Weather Widget One of the key highlights of this update is the revamped lock screen weather widget. It now offers a more dynamic and interactive weather experience. By hovering your cursor over the widget, you can access detailed information about current weather conditions in your area. Clicking the weather “card” will sign you into your device and launch Microsoft Edge, displaying a comprehensive weather forecast. Additional Fixes and Improvements Beyond the weather widget, KB5034203 addresses several…

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The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the pinnacle of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, has arrived with a price tag that matches its premium status. While not the most expensive Samsung phone, it certainly commands a hefty sum. Let’s delve into the pricing details: Storage Variants and Respective Costs 256GB: $1,299 / £1,249 / AU$2,199 512GB: TBC / £1,349 / AU\2,399 1TB: TBC / £1,549 / AU\2,799 Key Points The base model with 256GB storage starts at $1,299, making it more expensive than its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung has maintained the UK pricing at £1,249 for the base model. The 512GB and 1TB variants…

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Bare Bones Software, the renowned developer of macOS text and code editors, has unveiled BBEdit 15, a major update that introduces a host of new features and improvements, including seamless ChatGPT integration. This latest version empowers developers and writers with powerful tools to enhance their productivity and creativity. BBEdit 15: A Deeper Dive into the New Features Minimap for Document Overview: BBEdit 15 introduces a new minimap that provides a high-level overview of the active text document. This visual representation of the document structure enables users to quickly navigate large files, identify sections, and gain a better understanding of the…

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In a move that signals its commitment to integrating generative AI across its products and services, Microsoft is bringing AI-powered writing assistance to one of its oldest and most ubiquitous applications: Notepad. Noted Windows code enthusiast ‘PhantomOcean3’ recently shared a screenshot of a new test version of Notepad for Windows 11, revealing a new menu selection called ‘Cowriter.’ This feature offers a range of options to help users enhance their writing, including ‘Rewrite,’ ‘Make shorter,’ ‘Make longer,’ ‘Change tone,’ and ‘Change format.’ While the ‘Cowriter’ feature is currently non-functional in this test version, it is expected to be activated soon…

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