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German Group alleges Hacking Apple’s iPhone Fingerprint Scanner

iPhone Fingerprint ScannerA group of German hackers allegedly claims that they have hacked and cracked the fingerprint scanner of the newest iPhone model and this alleged claim was declared last Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will be better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.

The suspicion is not yet confirmed but if this claim is verified, it will surely be very embarrassing for Apple since they are already betting that they have set its smartphone apart from the new models of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others running the Android operating system of Google Inc.

Last week, Apple has claimed that they have found better way in protecting thieves from taking access to their iPhone users but based on this claim, it seems like very easy for them to do that.

Two prominent iPhone security experts told Reuters that they believed the German group, known as the Chaos Computing Club, or CCC, had succeeded in defeating Apple’s Touch ID, though they had not personally replicated the work. However, things have to be verified still. One of them, Charlie Miller, co-author of the iOS Hacker’s Handbook, described the work as “a complete break” of Touch ID security. “It certainly opens up a new possibility for attackers.” We tried to get some comments from the representatives of Apple but none of them bother to send a response.

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Apple Debuts New Apps for iOS 7 of Apple

iOS 7 New AppApple is soaring high as it produces new and wonderful features for its existing iPhones and iPads. They always try something new to make all their users happy and satisfied. As a matter of fact, just last Wednesday, Apple’s core operating system for its iPad and iPhone had a major refresh when it released its newest iOS 7 and you won’t be able to have problems if you are using old iPhones because the apps that you use right now or the apps that you use the most on those devices will also be freshened up to match.

Hundreds of new apps for iOS 7 were released the same day and amongst them were updates to the two most popular social media apps, Twitter and Facebook. With this, iPhone users are but very happy.

When you take a look at it closely, the new app on Facebook has been changed with a new way to navigate around your feed and it doesn’t anymore make you swipe from the left to get menus, but the navigation bar can now be found at the bottom for you to have quick access to your friend requests, notifications and messages. Facebook said that it has been testing new design over the last six months with a limited number of users and this have seem to be the perfect one for iPhone users all round the globe.

In the meantime, the changes in Twitter’s new app are mostly aesthetic, though there are some significant Twitter changes within the operating system, for instance, Siri can now search Twitter and in Safari you can now see a list of links that have been shared on Twitter by people you follow. This is probably good news to all of you so update you iOS now.

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Facebook and Twitter Now Unblocked in Iran

Facebook and TwitterThis is probably good news to all the citizens of Iran as they were long been waiting for the time to connect with their friends online through Twitter and Facebook after these two huge and famous social networking sites were blocked from their nation.

For the first time since 2009, Facebook has finally became widely accessible to Iranian users this Monday. Going back to year 2009, these online services were blocked in the midst of the widespread protest against former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian authorities blacked out Facebook and Twitter in the summer of 2009, when Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election victory sparked massive protests that gained momentum with the help of organizers using social media.

Reporters in Tehran for the New York Times and the Washington Post both said on Twitter that they could access the service freely on Monday. Director Jillian York of the International freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization, said that she has received so many reports from the citizens using several different Iranian internet service providers confirming that the bans appeared to have been lifted and it was considered to be unblocked in the nation.

“Some other blocked sites are reporting themselves unblocked – the National Iranian American council is reporting themselves unblocked as well,” York said, referring to a U.S.-based nonprofit group.

With this, most of the Iranians are so glad that they can finally access Facebook and Twitter and be one with the world. For all we know, Facebook and Twitter are two of the largest social networking sites which has billions of users worldwide.

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Certify Introduces Full Automation of Expense Reporting

Certify ReportExecutive LogoThe company that brings you a great expense report management system for small to large businesses in the United States, Certify, LLC introduces a new product called ReportExecutive™ which can fully automate the expense report system of an entire company.

The said innovation let employees and accountants works smoothly with their system eliminating the hassle of paper works, preparation and submission of expense reports. With the combination of Certify’s ReceiptParse (which is a system that uses mobile devices to scan data from receipts and automatically filling up necessary data for reporting and submitting it in the cloud for processing), the tasks can be done wherever you are, wherever you go. It is a complete new stuff that will surely bring convenience and much more systematic approach on how your organization handle tons of reports subject for audit and/or reimbursements.

For a more graphical explanation of this new feature, check out the full ReportExecutive video below:

You can visit http://www.certify.com/ today for the pricing details of the services, demo requests or free trials of their software.

Certify, LLC, is an online travel and expense management software company that provides expense report and travel booking solutions to corporations and individuals. The company provides a true SaaS (service as a software) on-demand travel and expense management solution which is easy to use, quick to deploy and affordable for clients of all sizes. Founded in 2008, and headquartered in Portland, Maine, Certify is financed by the founding team and a group of angel investors.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr Beats Canelo Alvarez

Mayweather vs AlvarezThe legendary and the unbeatable Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Saul Canelo Alvarez in a majority decision, however, one of the judges declared the fight a draw.

The 36-year old world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., let Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 13 years younger than him, swinging in the Las Vegas night as he cruised to his 45th win, and not even the eccentricity of one judge who reckoned it was a draw could detract from one of his finest performances.

Scores went in a rush and the decision was made. Quite how CJ Ross saw it 114-114 is a mystery known only to herself, but her partners at ringside made no such mistake, Dave Moretti calling it 116-112 and the Canadian Craig Metcalfe closer to reality at 117-111.

Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

“I just listened to my corner, listened to my dad,” Mayweather said. “My dad had a brilliant game plan, and I went out there and got the job done.” Mayweather remained unbeaten in 45 fights and added another piece of the junior middleweight title to his collection in a fight that was fought at a 152-pound limit. Alvarez weighed in at that weight, but was an unofficial 165 pounds when he got into the ring while Mayweather, who weighed in at 150 1/2 pounds, was an even 150.

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iPhone 5C and 5S Hardware Upgrades

iPhone 5C and 5SThe iPhone 5C and 5S is already out in the market and many people, most especially avid iPhone users, wanted to get both iPhones. The new phones are best described as iPhones albeit in some new colors and with some new tricks.

The iPhone 5S is said to be the phone after your fingertips. It looks like the iPhone 5 though with a more elegant design thanks to a new gold color option and the swanky, sapphire glass home button. Indeed, the smooth new home button now has a fingerprint reader, or what Apple is calling Touch ID. And it works just as Apple’s Phil Schiller detailed this morning.

What’s good about this phone is the fact that you are able to go through the setup process of training your iPhone to know your fingerprint by following some onscreen instructions and tapping your finger on the button. The phone will familiarize your fingerprint when you tap once on the button and then tap again. You are then logged in and when other fingers try to log in on it, it will flash “Try Again!” but the good news is, the phone can actually remember five fingerprints, allowing your child and spouse to use your phone.

The camera features, including the burst mode which takes 20 shots in two seconds, are actually what I am most excited about. I can’t say I noticed the speed improvements pushed along by the new 64-bit processor in my short time of playing around with it, but iOS 7 breezed on by with all its new colorful backgrounds, translucent layers and swift transitions.

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