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A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A federal magistrate in New York declined to fall in step with the government’s demand to access an Apple device seized by investigators, fanning the flames of a national debate.

The post A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices appeared first on WIRED.

Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone

Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone

The White House has denied the FBI’s pleas for an encryption backdoor. But don’t forget that feds can still sneak in through the window.

The post Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone appeared first on WIRED.

iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next

iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next

Apple’s wildly popular iOS has earned the title of the world’s most secure consumer operating system. But now that title has an asterisk: China.

The post iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next appeared first on WIRED.

Spy Agency Contractor Puts Out A $1m Bounty For an iPhone Hack

Spy Agency Contractor Puts Out A $1m Bounty For an iPhone Hack

A spinoff of the French firm Vupen is offering an unprecedented reward for an iOS zero-day exploit.

The post Spy Agency Contractor Puts Out A $1m Bounty For an iPhone Hack appeared first on WIRED.

Hack Brief: Upgrade to iOS 9 to Avoid a Bluetooth iPhone Attack

Hack Brief: Upgrade to iOS 9 to Avoid a Bluetooth iPhone Attack

A just-patched wireless attack represents a rare risk to Apple’s carefully restricted mobile operating system.

The post Hack Brief: Upgrade to iOS 9 to Avoid a Bluetooth iPhone Attack appeared first on WIRED.

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple wants its devices to know everything about you. But more than ever, it wants you to know that Apple doesn’t know what those devices know.

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Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple wants its devices to know everything about you. But more than ever, it wants you to know that Apple doesn’t know what those devices know.

The post Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You appeared first on WIRED.

How Popcorn Time’s Piracy App Is Sneaking Onto iPhones

How Popcorn Time’s Piracy App Is Sneaking Onto iPhones

On Wednesday Popcorn Time plans to launch a version of its copyright-flouting bittorrent video player for iOS, potentially bringing its free, easy-as-Netflix form of movie and TV piracy to millions of iPads and iPhones.

The post How Popcorn Time’s Piracy App Is Sneaking Onto iPhones appeared first on WIRED.

Wireless Display Standards Explained: AirPlay Miracast WiDi Chromecast

HDMI allows you to connect almost any device to a TV or another external display, but HDMI requires a wired connection. You might assume there’d be a well-supported standard for wireless displays, but you’d be wrong.

When it comes to mirroring a device’s screen wirelessly or using it as a remote-control for media displayed on another screen, there is still a wide variety of competing standards fighting it out in the market.

via Wireless Display Standards Explained: AirPlay, Miracast, WiDi, Chromecast, and DLNA.

E Pluribus Unum Gone Digital – Wired

E Pluribus Unum Gone Digital: Connected Software Is the Next Step in Productivity | Innovation Insights | WIRED.

Starbucks as workplace: How’s your work-life balance in the mobile age?  Global X/Flickr

E Pluribus Unum Gone Digital: Connected Software Is the Next Step in Productivity | Innovation Insights | via WIRED

Google. Evernote. Wunderlist. Mailbox. Dropbox. GoToMeeting. The newest wave of apps is all about leveraging the right tools to help you get things done across multi-screen. This proliferation of mobile technology has promised liberation for today’s workforce. So why do we feel more chained to our work than ever?

Nearly 1.3 billion (yes, billion) people now work untethered from their desks, and organizations are getting serious about keeping this new distributed workforce connected and productive with tools that support with mobility and collaboration.

The arrival of the mobile workforce has given many entrepreneurs the hope that they will be able to find some time for life outside of work. But with time as the ultimate commodity in today’s increasingly busy world, the work-life balance that many seek is still more of an illusion than reality.

We should be at a point where we can spend our Sunday afternoon playing catch with our kids, instead of wasting hours sifting through emails to get a handle on where our business stands. Or have time to go out and meet with prospective clients and make deals that will grow our business, instead of being bogged down and overwhelmed while pulling all of the pieces together.

So why is this still a problem in a time when we have more productivity tools and technologies than ever before? Because all of our tools are entirely disconnected, and its contributing to our ever more fragmented workflows. We’ve put too much of an emphasis on our email as a productivity tool, with the hopes that new productivity management and content sharing tools from Google Docs to Asana will pick up the slack where email fails.

But that’s not happening. Workers are still spending 28% of their office time on emails daily, which amounts to more than 650 hours a year and 13 hours a week.

Microsoft, Apple and Google have tried to solve this information overload, with more than half of the workforce stating that they are demoralized when they can’t manage all the information that comes their way each day, but have ultimately failed to create a solution that enables everyone, from the small business owner to the corporate manager, to get their work done faster and more efficiently.
The tools that we turn to for personal productivity have made the shift from web to multi-screen and while they are useful, they are not transformative. Why? Because they are all great at doing one thing — but don’t talk to each other.

Ultimately, we’ve gotten away from the simplicity of work. No one should have to open 5-6 different tools, email, Google Docs, GoToMeeting, Dropbox, Basecamp, Evernote and the myriad of other tools we use, in order to get an update on just one project. All of these tools have become somewhat counterproductive as only 2 percent of us can actually multitask between all of them and because more than 50% of us are now spending more time trying to be productive than actually working.

In trying to make things simpler we’ve only diminished productivity, which combined with wasted time, negatively affects the bottom line.

So how do we solve this snowballing productivity problem? We need all of these software tools to work together as one, creating a digital E Pluribus Unum.

By approaching the productivity problem from a position of connectivity, our workflow immediately becomes more efficient because our tools are working for us, and doing the information sifting and organizing so that we don’t have to.

For example, CEOs should not be copied so often that they have 300 emails coming through their inbox each day. This system makes email another job that managers don’t have time for, and ultimately defeats the purpose of email as a tool for communication.

However, if email, project management, meetings, documents, notes, etc. are all unified in one place, CEOs can utilize the time they used to spend searching for the latest email update to actually get something done.

Working on the go can also be as productive as working at your desk if you’re able to access apps in a single connected place that doesn’t require opening and closing different programs constantly in order to complete one task on a phone or tablet. At the end of the day, everyone needs to be able to see it all at a glance when out of the office, whether we’re at the kitchen table or on the train.

Technology has helped us break the chains and free ourselves from being stuck at a desk all day, and now its time to keep track of what really matters when it comes to working efficiently — context and clarity.

We have realized how fragmented and disconnected our workflows have become, now its time to reconnect.

Steven Berlin is co-founder and CEO of Uskape.

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