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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Nintendo Amiibo cards are bullshit

Nintendo, in partnership with Sanrio, released cards for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Basically, they sell cards with NFC chips in them to make the game attract villagers in the appearance of the Sanrio characters to your island in the game. Why are they bullshit? Because it makes no sense to program chips, print cards, packaging, and ship them around the world for what is essentially a 540 byte file for an Internet-connected game console.

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Now Funding: Storm 2 Power Bank

Lately, it seems that you have no end of choice when it comes to battery packs to keep your stuff juiced up while on the go, or in the midst of an emergency. While choice is great, it can be a bit tricky to sort through it all and find one that meets your needs, and fits the look you go for in your gadgets. A rather unique one just hit Kickstarter, in the form of the Storm 2 Power Bank.

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In Review: Urbanista Athens earbuds

While it seems like – as of late – that I’ve been all about the over-ear headphones (which I must admit are great for working from home), I’m also still a fan of earbuds. I used them back when I went to the gym (in the before days), for popping onto a quick phone call, and even now when I go out for my morning jog. One of the latest I’ve checked out are the Urbanista Athens earbuds.

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Here’s some gear for the cold weather outdoors

Often, when it’s cold out, we just want to stay in. But we’ve also been staying in for a year now, so you might want to get out there and get some fresh air. If it’s more than a walk around the block, you might want some gear to, say, go camping. Yes, a lot of your warm weather gear will still work, but there are three items we’ve got here you might want to add in.

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