Apple’s iPad Laptop | Tech Talk Today 142

Apple’s iPad Laptop | Tech Talk Today 142

How the CIA cracks iOS devices, some watch talk, we debate the future of laptops & the opportunity for an industry power plug standard.

Plus how Russia plans to put some money behind open source mobile platforms & more!

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iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets

The security researchers presented their latest tactics and achievements at a secret annual gathering, called the “Jamboree,” where attendees discussed strategies for exploiting security flaws in household and commercial electronics. The conferences have spanned nearly a decade, with the first CIA-sponsored meeting taking place a year before the first iPhone was released.

Hands-on with a (working) Apple Watch | The Verge

First things first: it is really confusing to have both the Digital Crown and the communications button next to each other on the side.

Hands On With The All-New Ultra Thin MacBook With Retina Display | TechCrunch

n person, the computer’s technical achievements are even more stunning than they were on stage. The notebook weighs only around 2 lbs, which is amazingly only about half a pound heavier than the original iPad. Holding it in the hand tricks your mind into thinking it’s even lighter, though, thanks to that larger display and the fact that you remember it’s actually a notebook.

Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish | TechCrunch

Russia wants to support the Samsung-led Tizen open source effort, and also Jolla’s Sailfish OS — which has been developed in Europe (Finland), and is an extension of the open source MeeGo project (although notably Sailfish is not (yet) itself open sourced).

Tweeting from a conference at the weekend, Nikolai Nikiforov, the Russian Federation’s Minister of Communications and Mass Communications, called for the “de-monopolization of the global IT ecosystem” — and expressed support for the Linux-based Tizen OS, tweeting a hands-on photo of himself using the “new open source operating system”

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