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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Senior Correspondent Arnold Woodworth's Weekend Roundup for October 4, 2014

11 Products You Used To Love That Apple Has Quietly Killed

Here's What It Actually Takes To Bend The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

A Convincing Theory Explains Why The iPhone 6 Plus May Have A Bending Issue

BendGate Truthers Claim To Have Found The REAL Story Behind The 'Flexible' iPhone 6

The Man Behind The Original 'BendGate' Video Responds To Claims Of Manipulation

Hilsenteger says the results have been "identical" on every phone he tested:

"I've Bent 3 iPhones Now, And They All Bend In Exactly The Same Place"

"I've bent a total of three iPhone 6 Pluses now," he said to Bloomberg, "each one bending in the identical location right below the volume buttons."

Good video.

Apple Caught Using Windows XP In Its iPhone Testing Facility

Here's How Apple Is Making Its New HQ 'The Greenest Building On The Planet'

Apple Just Protected Your Mac From A Terrifying Vulnerability

Apple has patched OS X against a security vulnerability called "Shellshock."

Apple Was Going To Partner With PayPal On Apple Pay Until It Found Out PayPal Was Working With Samsung

How Every Square Foot Of An Apple Store Is Designed To Make You Spend More Money

The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps

THE BEACONS FAQ: It's Time To Set The Story Straight About Beacons And Apple's iBeacon System

Here's What Happened When An Employee Told Steve Jobs Something Couldn't Be Done

How The iPhone 6 Compares To Its Biggest Android Rival, Samsung's Galaxy S5

I've Had The iPhone 6 Plus For A Week, And Everyone Who Thinks It's Too Big Is Crazy

The iPhone, for me, isn't a phone. It's a portable computer. I use it for email, music, checking Twitter, reading the news, keeping an eye on Business Insider, and just about everything else. The big screen makes all of that better.

Head to Head: How PayPal and Apple Pay Compare

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen before you hand over your cold, hard cash?

Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner..

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers ... Via

It doesn't seem like the infected computers are currently being used for any attack, so the criminals behind iWorm are probably only growing the network for now. 

Dr. Web has published the number of computers that it believes have been affected by iWorm. As of last Friday, 17,658 infected Mac computers have been discovered, with 4,610 of them in the US.

Apple’s Encryption Will Slow, Not Stop, Cops And Spies

If history is any guide, the government will find a way to penetrate it.

Police can still obtain evidence through traditional court warrants while revelations about government spying show the National Security Agency can break or bypass encryption for terrorism investigations, said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional-law professor at The George Washington University Law School.

Only Congress Can Crack Apple's Spy-Proof iPhones

phone makers—first Apple (AAPL), then Android—are releasing handsets with encryption that makes it impossible for the handset maker to retrieve data from the phone, warrant or no. The government is not happy.

There’s not much that law enforcement can do to stop it, absent some help from Congress.

"I suspect that the Department of Justice will lobby Congress quite heavily to force phone makers to create a backdoor" says Darren Hayes

The lawmakers may not be as accommodating as they once were. Revelations about National Security Agency spying have made sanctioned surveillance into a political hot potato.

If government officials are unhappy about this latest turn of events, they have only themselves to blame.

The 10 Best Laptops On The Market

Apple is first, second and fourth place.

How To Go Completely Invisible On Facebook

The majority of people in these countries do not have Internet access

More than 60% of the world's population still isn't plugged in to the Internet, and the rate of adoption is slowing.

Three-quarters of the world's offline population lives in 20 countries.

10 things scam artists won't tell you

This 'Security Princess' Is Google's Secret Weapon

Was your brokerage account hacked? Here's how to know

Also some tips on how to protect your brokerage account from hackers

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