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    7 Password Experts on How to Lock Down Your Online Security

    It's a lot less dangerous than using the same password everywhere. Any password manager worth using encrypts the database using AES, so an attacker would need several months (if not longer, depending on how well-funded they are) to get in so long as you're using a reasonably strong master...
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    iPhone / iOS Thread

    Oh absolutely. I think the SE is a great phone, but it's far too small for my liking. I was speaking more in general about Apple's refusal to bump up storage in their base models. The 6s Plus has much the same issue - 4K/12MP/Live Photos camera, but in a 16GB base model. I think that's...
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    iPhone / iOS Thread

    Camera's also been bumped up from 8 to 12MP for stills, on top of Live Photos. 16GB is ridiculous in 2016. Internal storage is not at all expensive, this is just penny-pinching from a company that can most definitely afford to do better. Having said that, I'll probably be suckered into buying...
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    Apple vows to fight federal order to unlock iPhone

    It's not out of the question that the FBI simply can't get in (encryption is probably among the easiest security mechanisms to get right these days, though still by no means trivial), but chances are they don't care so much about breaking into the phone as they do about the legal precedent this...
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    Random Thoughts... (Motorsports Edition)

    Does anyone happen to know someone who races in Spec B, the Nissan Micra Cup, or something of that sort? I'm writing an article about ChumpCar for a journalism class, and I need someone who can discuss the costs associated with a more expensive (but still relatively cheap) series to provide some...
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    The BlackBerry Thread

    So I took the plunge. Had a look at the reviews and ended up getting myself a Priv yesterday. Thoughts so far: -I've had it heat up quite a bit a few times, usually during prolonged use involving switching between apps. Not sure why that's the case, but I haven't yet noticed any impact on...
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    The BlackBerry Thread

    This looks so good. Oh so very good.
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    The BlackBerry Thread

    Specs have been confirmed by Carphone Warehouse in the UK today: http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/phones/blackberry-priv/ Looks like most of the rumours were correct - Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 18MP camera, 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen. Battery sounds promising too, 3410...
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    iPhone / iOS Thread

    I got the chance to mess around with the iPhone 6s at my local Apple Store yesterday, some thoughts: -3D Touch is fantastic. Even though app compatibility is going to be spotty for some time, I could already see myself making good use of it in several different ways - and I'd bet money that...
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    The BlackBerry Thread

    That was pretty embarrassing - he kept trying the BlackBerry 10 home gesture on it (swipe up from the bottom of the screen), must have never used Android before. They really should've held off on the demos till they were ready.
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    The BlackBerry Thread

    So it's official - BlackBerry is making an Android-powered device: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-officially-announces-blackberry-priv It's called the Priv (pronounced like 'give'), which seems like a terrible name to me. But I do like the idea of a physical keyboard on a phone with a...
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    iPhone / iOS Thread

    I love the look of the 6S - 3D Touch/Force Touch looks pretty nicely implemented, and everything else is just a better version of what came with the 6, a phone that I already quite liked. But God dammit Apple, a 16GB base model again? Even after adding 4K video and Live Photos? Come on. I'd...
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    The Steam thread

    If anyone hasn't already played Bioshock Infinite, you can currently get it for 1 dollar/Euro/GBP from Green Man Gaming (they give you a Steam code) if you vote in the Golden Joystick Awards: https://goldenjoysticks.greenmangaming.com/ I hadn't played it before, but with hindsight, I'd have...
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I've (almost) upgraded four PCs to Windows 10 today. Here's what it's been like so far: Surface Pro 3: Super seamless as I'd hoped, being Microsoft hardware and all. Got the upgrade very early on (about 30 minutes after launch day technically began), and ran into 0 issues along the way. My...
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    All your cars are belong to us

    Yeah, clearly not. It's appalling. But it seems to be possible, according to the same researchers: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/car-hacking-chart/
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