Tech horror: This guy’s iCloud account got hacked

Tech horror: This guy’s iCloud account got hacked

This raises questions about how trustworthy cloud services are. Mat Honan says his account was hacked but the hacker didn’t use the password to do it. The hacker got in via Apple’s technical support system. This is really scary. Can we really trust cloud services yet? I am afraid not.

via daring fireball

How many People use Twitter’s official apps?

How many People use Twitter’s official apps?

Benjaming mayo has done an interesting analysis of the usage of Twitter apps with a million tweets as input. 6 out of the top 7 clients are official. Another thing to note is that 77% of people use official apps. On Twitter’s decision to ban third-party clients he says,

For people that think Twitter will never ban third-party clients because there would be too much backlash, I think this 77% figure shows that Twitter could do it with ease. A large portion of the 23% would be happily herded to a first-party client, as they don’t really care what app they use — it just turned out that the client they first downloaded wasn’t a Twitter-owned app. The only people who would care would be the geeks, like me and anyone else who could be bothered to read this post, who actually care about the client they are using. And let’s face it, Twitter doesn’t care about geeks.

This kinda worries me and I dread to think of the day when I won’t be able to use my favorite apps like Tweetbot on iOS and Echofon on windows. Twitter really doesn’t care about geeks.

This will be a revolutionary touchscreen for the iPad 3

This will be a revolutionary touchscreen for the iPad 3

  • This will make iPad revolutionary and not evolutionary.
  • Skeuomorphic interfaces will thrive and shine because you can feel textures.
  • Will be one big leap for touchscreen devices.

Update: Nothing of that sort. iPad of 2013 could sport this. Maybe.

Windows 8 registry shows nine separate flavors to choose from

One of the few things I don’t like about Windows. Why can’t they go for one universal version? Or a maximum of two: Home and Business.

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