Hackers Using Find My iPhone To Demand Ransoms
The Find My iPhone app that Mac users can access to help them locate a computer, iPhone or IPad – there are reports of hackers figuring out users’ iCloud logins and passwords, locking their devices, and demanding a ransom to unlock them. Even if two-factor authentication is turned on, it’s possible for the hackers to get around it.
Google Buys The Pixel Phone Maker
Google is spending more than a billion dollars – in cash – to buy the division of HTC that makes Google’s Pixel phones. Under the deal, HTC, a Taiwan company, can continue to make and sell its own phones. This is the second time Google has tried to get into the phone hardware business. Back in 2012 is bought Motorola Mobility, but sold it two years later to Lenovo for $10-billion less than it paid.
Apple’s new iPhones – the 8, 8 Plus and even the $999 iPhone X – will come up short on cell network speed. They all are not going to be capable of using Gigabit LTE, which is a very fast speed all the carriers are moving to. The new iPhone will only be able to communicate at LTE Advanced which has a theoretical peak speed of 500 megabits per second, or half the theoretical speed of Gigabit LTE.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".