Cellebrite, the machine used to take data from your iPhone, is taking software from Apple

The Signal blog has a post which details security vulnerabilities in a Cellebrite device. Among the details they noticed? Cellebrite is using DLLs that are distributed with iTunes for Windows.

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The best summary: Making sense of the Apple products just announced, April 2021 version

Apple announced a lot of things yesterday: new iMacs, new Apple TV and remote, a new iPad Pro, and a purple iPhone. What should you get, what will actually help you, and what’s better than the last version? Buckle up, I’ll help you make sense of it.

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Go MilSpec in your workout with the Amazfit T-Rex Pro

Over on WWR, we’re used to seeing brands strike up partnerships with other companies or events for any number of reasons. When it comes to the smartwatch, or more specifically fitness watches, that doesn’t happen nearly as much. However, a new release – the Amazfit T-Rex Pro – has become an official partner of Spartan Race US.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Left Hand Brewing 1265

Today’s beer is one I waited a long time to get around to reviewing. Why? Well, we can blame the pandemic for that. When my office shut down, there were still a few packages arriving there – and this one, from Left Hand, was one that languished a bit. So, once I was able to get it, I was curious as to how the Left Hand Brewing 1265 would handle the unintended aging.

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A new way of powering up: the mophie powerstation go

When we think about power-on-the-go, it tends to be in terms of power banks that slide into a bag to top off our phone while we’re out and about, or perhaps even something that can drive enough electrons to power a laptop. What if those battery packs could do more – say, provide enough power to jump start your car? That’s what the new mophie powerstation go lineup is offering.

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Another way to stay connected in the wild – the Bivy Stick Blue

We tend to think of communications as being ubiquitous. Our cell phones have become part of our EDC, and we just expect to be able to get a signal wherever we are, allowing us to check in, see the weather forecast, and the like. You might be surprised, then, if you head off down a trail and find out you don’t have any reception at all. That’s where the Bivy Stick Blue comes in.

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The MecArmy CPL – one small light, served up two ways

When it comes to items that you’d be considering for your everyday carry (aka EDC), a flashlight often hits that list of must-carries. I’ve got a small one on my keychain, and of course our phones can work as one in a pinch. You’re likely already wearing a watch, and perhaps carrying a pocketknife or multitool. So, why not expand the capability of those with a light attachment? That’s what the MecArmy CPL is offering.

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Get adjusted to temperature swings with Sea to Summit

While I do rather enjoy camping in the fall and in the spring (due to the cooler daytime temps) there is one thing that’s always a bit uncertain – and that’s just how variable temperatures can be throughout the day. You may wake up needing a sweatshirt and then head into a point of being in shorts and a t-shirt later in the day. Sea to Summit has some items that can help you navigate those fluctations.

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In review: Eufy Smart Lock Touch & WiFi

While you’re no doubt familiar with the Anker brand (for their solid electronics, audio, and accessories), you may not be as familiar with their sub-brand eufy. The products there are focused more on things that are for the home – think stuff like robotic vacuums and security-focused items. I’ve had one of their video doorbells installed for awhile now, and recently tried out two of their smart lock products.

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