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Apple iOS 6.1.3 fix contains another lock screen bypass flaw

Only two days after Apple released a lock screen fix that allowed unauthorized users to bypass the four-digit PIN code on iPhones and iPads, a new password bypass vulnerability has been discovered. YouTube user videosdebarraquito was able to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone 4 using nothing more than a paperclip. By locking the device and… Read more →

Google Keep might be aiming to keep Evernote at bay

Google Keep has just been unveiled as the latest cloud-based app from the Internet giant designed to make life simpler. Basically, it’s a digital dashboard for virtual sticky notes and reminders for basically whatever the user wants to save. It sounds simple, useful…and oddly reminiscent of another popular app that is gaining a lot of… Read more →

Klout tapping into big data fervor with new business portal

There is plenty debate about whether or not Klout scores really reflect a person’s online influence, but it could work wonders for branding with the debut of a new business portal. The San Francisco-based company is tapping into big data fervor with Klout for Business, an analytics platform designed to offer companies more information about… Read more →

Intertrust Sues Apple, Charging Patent Violations

Intertrust, a company that nabbed a huge settlement over patents in a lawsuit with Microsoft nearly a decade ago, has turned its focus to Apple, suing the technology giant on Wednesday and charging infringements of its security and content protection patents. Intertrust, which is largely owned by Sony and Philips, sued Apple in Federal District Court in the Northern District… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Amazon-C.I.A. Deal, and Googling for GIFs

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here. Google Adds Search Filter for GIFs, Transparent ImagesMashable! |  Google adds a search filter for GIFs, productivity ends. – Nicole Perlroth Amazon and C.I.A. Ink Cloud |  Will the C.I.A…. Read more →

Test Run: Rdio vs. Spotify for Streaming Music

screenshot via Rdio Rdio’s user interface is beautiful and emotional, unlike Spotify which feels dated and boring. Talking about Spotify versus Rdio, two competing music streaming services, can be like arguing with someone in a bar over two baseball teams: People passionately love one or the other and will happily share their disdain for the rival. But Spotify often wins… Read more →

Gaining greater cohesion: Bringing business analysis and business architecture into focus

This guest post comes courtesy of Craig Martin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Architect at Enterprise Architects, which is a specialist Enterprise Architecture firm operating in the U.S., UK, Asia and Australia. By Craig Martin, Enterprise Architects Having delivered many talks on business architecture over the years, I’m often struck by the common vision driving… Read more →

Yahoo buying social recommendation engine Jybe

Yahoo is continuing its shopping spree of startups to round out its refreshed social and mobile strategies with the purchase of Jybe. See also: Yahoo eyeing major stake in Dailymotion In a blog post on Wednesday, Jay Rossiter, senior vice president of the cloud platform group at Yahoo, described Jybe as a “personalized recommendation company… Read more →