Archive | 4 September 2012

The next-gen iPhone is coming September 12

The iPhone 5 is almost there. Apple is sending out invites to developers for the upcoming keynote at 10:00 PDT at the Yerba Buena Center. According to the latest rumors, the iPhone 5 might have 4G LTE like the new iPad, a wider display (4″ than 3,5″), totally new dock connector and NFC technology. Now we just have to wait until the 12th September and see what’s going to happen.

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AntiSec leaks 1.000.000 UDIDs from the FBI

During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files were downloaded from his Desktop folder one of them with the name of ”NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc. the personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose.

As you read, a AntiSec took a .csv file from a FBI laptop, which contains over 12 millions of Apple devices UDIDs using a Java’s vulnerability. This contains personal informations such as city, address and cellphones numbers and tokens for the push notifications.

Though, only 1 million of these were leaked and published on the web. If you want to check if your device’s UDID was leaked, simply head to the source link (at the end of the post) and paste it.

How do I find my UDID?

To find your UDID, connect your device to iTunes, click on its name on the right bar and click on the serial number. It’ll appear another code, hit Cmd+C and then paste it on the mentioned webpage.

Source | TNW

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Differences between OEM, RTM, RC and Retail

I talked about the OEM version of Windows 8 before, and the downgrade option to a different version. But, what’s the difference between OEM, RTM, RC and Retail? These are all different edition of a OS, but with the same capabilities. As an example, I’m going to use Windows 8 to explain them, so let’s start!

OEM: “Original Equipment Manufacturing”. Windows 8 OEM is the edition which comes preinstalled on a computer. So when you buy a PC, the OS edition that you’ll get is this one. The OEM has the same capabilities as the Retail.

RTM: “Release to Manufacturing”. Windows 8 RTM is an edition that is no longer in the development stage, but not released to customers yet.

RC: “Release Candidate”. Exactly what it means, this edition comes right before the RTM. Different version of the RC are indicated by rc1, rc2 and so on.

Retail: The final one, is the Retail. This edition is the same as the OEM, but it’s not preinstalled and sold separately in a box, usually at a higher price. You should buy it only if you have a computer that doesn’t have any OS installed, maybe because you’re building it yourself.

Confusing? No, it isn’t, it’s technology. 😉

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Windows 8 Pro OEM will let you downgrade to Vista or 7

If you already hate Windows 8 after trying the preview, here’s a good news for you. Windows 8 OEM will let you downgrade as back as Vista your PC if Windows 8 Pro is installed even if you don’t want it, thanks to the licensing agreement. This means that when you buy your brand-new computer, you can install Windows Vista or even 7 (who wants Vista?) under the same OEM license, but not the still-used-from-a-lot-of-users Windows XP.

This technically will give you a choice, between start using the new OS when it’s coming out (october 26th) or choose an older version, maybe if you don’t feel so good for a fresh start. This includes:

  • Windows 7 Professional;
  • Windows Vista Business;

You can choose between these two versions and upgrade at no additional cost later. You must to pay for the upgrade only if you bought your PC before the 06/02/2012 (mm/dd/yyyy)

This will remove the Metro (duh, I shouldn’t use that word, but I’m not a developer) interface and restore the old Start menu on the bar for a more common user interface.

Personally, I would prefer to keep Windows 8 installed now, than using an older version for still a long time.

Source | PCWorld

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