The digital world is constantly under threat from security breaches, but often an attack prevails over even the best defenses. Case in point, a new attack to be outlined at the annual Black Hat security conference which, among the usual spate of interesting tricks, touts itself as one of the most significant threats ever seen.
Even though Apple's continued effort to push proprietary mediums of physical connectivity goes against the ideals of many commentators, technologists and mobile users in general, there's no doubt that the Lightning dock connection system is the most pleasurable to use on the market right now. The reason for this is its reversibility, which makes the process of hooking up a device just that little bit less tedious, but with USB 3.1, connections via non-Apple gadgets will soon improve in terms of both speed and overall design. On Wednesday, the USB Implementers Forum showcased two new USB 3.1 connector standards, demonstrating how regular USB connectors will soon follow the lead established by Apple.
Apple can be, and has been, criticized for a lot of things in the past, and for good reason. However, one innovation that the fruit company deserves to be lauded for is the Lightning connector on newer iDevices and Macs. Forget about the fact that it has faster speeds and other similar advantages; the biggest gain is being able to plug the connector in both ways and have the “right side up” every time. It seems traditional USB is finally catching on, with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group announcing a new connector that can be plugged in both ways, and still work.
Step by step tutorial on how to create a bootable OS X Mavericks USB flash drive for installing Mavericks on your Mac as a clean install.
With Apple finally releasing OS X Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store, users can quickly open the store up on their Macs and get their hands on the latest player in the desktop operating system game. The fact that Apple's new OS is now available is obviously a positive thing, but once again the fact that it only comes as a digital download has caused a few people to raise their eyebrows at the company's chosen method of distribution.
According to a leaked AppleCare document, Apple has begun selling bootable OS X Lion USB drives to users who are in dire need. These thumb drives will allow those users to perform clean installs of Lion without carrying out the painful task of setting up Snow Leopard first.
Unless you have covered your eyes and ears for the last few hours, you're probably aware that OS X Lion, the iteration of Mac OS X, became available to consumers today. Aside from being available in the Mac App Store, it now turns out that Apple is releasing bootable USB thumb drives with the full installer loaded on them.
Since most Windows Phone 7 devices include several gigabytes worth of storage, wouldn't it be great if you could put it to better use by accessing it directly through your PC much like a USB stick? Thanks to this simple registry tweak, you're a second away from using your brand-new Windows Phone as a USB stick and still be able sync it with Zune like it has always been able to.
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