Reboot…

I know its been a long since I have posted my last post in the blog….. Don’t worry the site is not dead. I will soon post…new posts if not daily but at least weekly. In topics not just related to tech, but about everything else too, be it food, travel or photography or just about life…..

Stay tuned…

Censorship of mobile messaging apps

While the worldwide popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp gets End-to-End encryption another popular app WeChat  in China gets system level censorship.

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Well China is known for censorship in internet an mobile and this is not something new but you will be amazed how a simple image gets blocked while you are trying to send it via WeChat, be it you are in China or some other country. And you will be surprised to know that the picture in question is only a cover photo of two famous magazines Economist and Time.

Source: GlobalNews

Apple to kill 3.5 m port in next iPhone

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Its being predicted that Apple will kill the 3.5mm jack in next version of iPhone. When this may come as a surprise to some but if you notice carefully, Apple has always ditched popular interfaces ahead of its time. People did complain initially but latter adopted it and the industry followed its trend.

Apple has always ditched popular interfaces ahead of its time. People did complain initially but latter adopted it and the industry followed its trend.

Old time Apple user must have seen that Apple was first to drop the floppy drive from its iMac G3 in 1988,Apple was also the first to kill the CD Rom drive in laptops with its MacBook Air series later in ints Macbook Pro series of laptops and the industry followed. Apple also killed USB in its most latex MacBook Air to favour USB Type C port , well most of the major players have not done that yet on laptops but you can see the trend of USB Type C on mobile devices.

Apple was first to drop the floppy drive from its iMac G3 in 1988

 

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My take is that there will be Lightning connector only in next iPhone that will serve all data/charge/audio. Probably next ten iPhone will come with an Lightning connected headphones.

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May be it will be a USB Type C connector for headphone or it might be only wireless headphones for next gen of iPhone,we never know whats in store. We all can just wait and watch what Apple comes up with if they drop the 3.5mm port for iPhone.

Apple’s Swift Programming Language Open Source.

If you are a programmer you know about Apple’s programming language Swift, which you can say is a successor of Objective-C, used for making apps for iOS , OSX and Apple Watch. Apple previously announced in WWDC in June that it is going yo make Swift Open Source, well this December , Apple has kept its promise and gifted the new programming language to the open source community.

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If you need to know about Swift and its open source community go to Swift.org which has already been set up by Apple. You can also got and visit the GitHub page http://github.com/apple to learn more.

 

China shuts down cell service of people who uses foreign messaging apps

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People living in China are getting there cell phone service shut down if they use foreign messaging services like WhatsApp. Before the mobile service is shut down they get an SMS fro the operator “Due to police notice, we will shut down your cellphone number within the next two hours in accordance with the law. If you have any questions, please consult the cyberpolice affiliated with the police station in your vicinity as soon as possible.” according to Times.

China has been know for strict internet filtering and this action from the Chinese Government shows that Internet is heavily censored.

 

Source:NY Times.

Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Happy Birthday Steve.

“Your time is limited, so don”t waste it living someone else”s life. Don”t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people”s thinking. Don”t let the noise pokies online of others” opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

– Steve Jobs.

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NETRA , the Indian PRISM.

The Indian Government has launched a system to monitor every citizen’s online habit. If you happen to post anything in the internet say your FB status, or Twitter or email with words like “bomb”, “attack” ,”blast” ,”kill” then you will be marked as a potential terrorist! Yes you read it write you will be marked as potential terrorist just for posting a status update in the internet which contains certain keywords.
I wonder what will happen if I post a status update like say: “I had a blasting my friends party!”

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The NETRA as per I have knowledge is a hardware device which has a 300 GB capacity and is installed in the ISP’s end to capture the traffic. It is installed now in more than 1000 locations.What the Government is trying to do is just invade privacy of all the internet users of the country. A thought that also arises in my mind is that how much of personal data is stored by NETRA? and how much secure is it? If this device stores personal data of a large number of people, then what will happen if some one hacks into NETRA? Who will then be answerable?

Sources: The Economic Times