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Belgique : Orange et SFR remplacent Mobistar et Numericable, Telnet rachète BASE

Ça bouge du côté de la Belgique ! Cette semaine, pour fêter ses 20 ans, Mobistar reprend enfin le nom de sa maison mère, Orange, une décision dont se félicite Stéphane Richard sur Twitter. Concrètement, les clients ne seront plus coupés en passant la frontière et la marque Orange sera pleinement européenne (on pourra aller dans une boutique Orange...

Verizon now offers its customers unlimited video streaming over LTE with go90

Verizon Wireless has annoucned that it all of its post-paid customers can now watch video over LTE from the carrier's go90 streaming service without using up their data pool. This offer is part of go90's participation in Verizon's FreeBee sponsored data program.

This agreement encompasses all of go90's video content, which includes both on-demand and live programming. To take advantage of this offer, customers will need the latest version of the go90 app.

Verizon introduced go90 back in October as a free, ad-supported video service. You can watch whole TV episodes and clips from partners like Comedy Central and Discover, along with live programming like sports and concerts. While go90 is available for anyone, whether or not they're a Verizon customer, note that this new offer only applies to Verizon Wireless subscribers.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Apple comments on ‘Error 53’ failed security checks on iPhone

iPhones that have been repaired by third parties have been experiencing an "Error 53" post-iOS 9 update that has rendered some of the devices unusable.

This has led to a ton of online speculation — and condemnation — today. When contacted for comment, Apple provided the following explanation to iMore:

"We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor in your iPhone or iPad correctly matches your device's other components. If iOS finds a mismatch, the check fails and Touch ID, including for Apple Pay use, is disabled. This security measure is necessary to protect your device and prevent a fraudulent Touch ID sensor from being used. If a customer encounters Error 53, we encourage them to contact Apple Support."

Some of this isn't new. Back when the iPhone 5s introduced Touch ID for the first time, former iMore editor Ally Kazmucha discovered there was hardware based security for the parts. That way, if someone took possession of your iPhone they couldn't bypass the encryption and get at your data. In other words, to protect us from both big and little brother.

What is new is the iOS 9 update causing "error 53" which, in defense of those who've received it, is completely opaque. As the old saying goes, security is at constant war with convenience, and it looks like some new check put in place as part of iOS 9 generates that error when it can't verify that hardware security is still intact.

If this happens following an Apple or Apple-certified repair, it's not a problem. They can swap out the device for one that works, you can restore from backup, and everything is fine. With third-party repairs, not so much.

There are some complaints that about repairs not involving Touch ID that also cause the problem, though it's tough to rule out accidental damage. If true, though, it's possible Apple may need to fix the process so only the security system, and the security system alone, can trigger an error. And, of course, provide a more human-understandable error.

Some have asked for an override that would let an owner opt-out of the security check. Unfortunately, once a "back door" exists, it exists for everyone. It's one of those things where security and usability perspectives clash, and why "fail safe" and "fail secure" are two very different things.

If you've been affected by "error 53" let us know in the comments!

Apple relaxing its iPhone trade-in rules to accept phones with cracked screens

If you’ve ever cracked your iPhone screen, broken its camera, or damaged its buttons, you know that Apple doesn’t accept those banged-up devices as part of its iPhone trade-in program, which gives you credit to use toward the purchase of a new iPhone. But the company is reportedly softening its stance and will soon start accepting trade-ins of broken iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus units.

So what’s with Apple’s change of heart? According to 9to5Mac, if people can trade in their cracked iPhones for upgraded models, they’ll be less likely to settle for repairs, which run between $109 and $149 without AppleCare+. Apple will likely peg trade-in values for damaged models at $50 for a 5s, $200 for a 6, and $250 for a 6 Plus, 9to5Mac reported. You might be able to get more by selling your phone on eBay, but Apple’s trade-in program is risk-free and requires minimal effort.

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Remember the Milk rebuilds, creates new apps for different platforms


Remember the Milk was one of the most acclaimed productivity apps when it first came out 9 years ago. But somehow since then, a lot of other to-do list apps came out, some more advanced and more feature-packed than it, and so it became one of those classic but not preferred apps. Now, they are trying to make a comeback by rebuilding it from the ground up and by adding several new apps on various platforms, including Android smartphones and tablets.

While the old version is of course already highly functional, so much has already evolved in terms of productivity and in the way we use apps that they eventually became outdated. But now the brand new app brings a lot of things that makes Remember the Milk at par and maybe even better than the other apps of its kind. You can now add subtasks because as we all know, each task has a lot of other mini tasks that you need to do in order to cross it off our list. You can also now re-order your tasks just by dragging and dropping them in the order you want to do them.

You can also now make your lists more organized and colorful by tagging tasks by the color system you created for yourself. And if your task list involves other people, you can now easily share it with others and assign certain tasks to them, as long as they use the app too. You can also enable reminders for each of the tasks so you can never forget any of them. In case you need to work on making or updating tasks but you don’t have Internet, you can now work offline.

You can now update your Remember the Milk app and enjoy all the other new things that they have made for you. And if you don’t have it yet, you can download it for free. The Pro version of course has a lot of other features, but they will be increasing the price now to $39.99 per year.

SOURCE: Remember the Milk

Review: Gumdrop Cases DropTech Case for iPad Pro

                    We've seen Gumdrop's DropTech before, and now the rugged case has made its debut on iPad Pro. DropTech Case ($60) brings the same tough black silicone/nylon coverage to iPad Pro, along with slightly extended corners for added drop protection. The Smart Connector side of the iPad Pro is left exposed to make connecting accessories such as keyboards easier, and the case also includes a built-in holder for Apple Pencil. Unlike many iPad cases, DropTech features button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls.{/exp:char_limit}<div class="feedflare">

Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

1-transport_a_logobrand It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, a video platform that may have the potential to be the YouTube for virtual reality… Read More

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game

superbowl As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The thought process seems solid – an estimated million people descending on the already housing-strained San Francisco Bay area. With… Read More

ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

ZIRX-agent-customer ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t shutting down. ZIRX is shifting its focus to its enterprise service that offers parking to companies, while shuttering its consumer valet service… Read More

Dragula looks to take the bite out of drag-and-drop

With his Dragula open source library, developer Nicolas Bevacqua is looking to make drag-and-drop so simple that "it hurts."

Dragula is a micro-library, sized at about 48KB, and is exclusively focused on drag-and-drop capabilities. Now at version 3.6.3, it has been fitted with much better touch event support, handling more mobile browsers.

"A drag-and-drop library helps developers allow users of their websites to move elements around the page," said Bevacqua, an independent Web consultant, in an email. "In the case of Dragula, it helps you move elements from one container to another, as well as sort elements in the same container on a page." Dragula, he said, makes this simple by providing an intuitive and easy-to-use API.

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Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech

laura weidman powers Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports that do exist, what’s often missing are insights around retention rates, which can be good indicators of a company’s culture and what it’s like to actually work there. I recently sat down with CODE2040 CEO Laura… Read More

3 décès attribués au virus Zika en Colombie

L'ONU appelle l'Amérique latine à améliorer l'accès des femmes à la contraception et à l'avortement en raison des risques de malformations congénitales liés au virus Zika.

Gartner: The Growth of Wearables is Accelerating

A roundup of the news regarding wearables, Ubuntu, 5G and Bluetooth.

Maru OS attempts to make your smartphone your desktop as well


So a lot of tech and software companies are riding on the ridiculous amount of power a modern smartphone packs in its relatively handy form factor. The amount of computing power we have in our hands has increased in crazy levels in the past couple of years, and software developers are starting to think that maybe the smartphone can be just the one device that we need. Maru OS is an attempt toward this direction – software for your smartphone when you’re mobile, but able to become your desktop when you plug it in to a monitor.


Maru OS promises to turn your smartphone into a desktop when you need one, and one that contains all the files and images that you will need – because hey, it’s your smartphone as well. On the surface, Maru OS will give your smartphone an Android 5.1 Lollipop platform to work on normally. Connected to a monitor via HDMI or a SlimPort connector – and paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse – it gives you a desktop software running on Debian Linux, so you can work like you would normally on a desktop.


There have been a number of attempts to do this over the years, but the developers of Maru OS think that now is the ripe time to come out with this given the level of computing power current chipsets and hardware are giving smartphone users. Remix OS is another one of these minimalist projects, but Maru OS is unique in that it claims to only ever need your smartphone as your essential hardware.


At this moment, Maru OS says that you can test out the software using a Nexus 5 smartphone, as that is where the beta version is compatible at the moment. This is not even a flagship level phone. We are piqued enough to watch this space as the project develops over time. What do you think of it? Let us know, but check out the source link below for more info.


Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer. The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.

The popularity of single-board computers has grown with more people developing robots, wearables, drones and other devices. Few boards have been designed to be desktop replacements, and the that are powerful enough, like Nvidia's Jetson and Rockchip-backed Firefly, are priced over $200.

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Apps: Airmail, Day One 2, Airfoil Satellite, Instagram + Pocket

                Airmail ($5) — Following closely on the heels of its latest Airmail for Mac update, Bloop has released the first iPhone version of its popular email client. The iPhone version includes most of the great features and design from the Mac version, and you can even sync your email accounts and other settings from your Mac to get you up and going quickly. You also get full support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, an easy snooze feature,…<div class="feedflare">

Une API serveur-serveur pour CloudKit

C'est assez discrètement qu'Apple annonce ce soir une petite révolution : CloudKit est désormais accessible via des API externes, qui peuvent être utilisées depuis un serveur web. En clair, vous pouvez désormais interagir avec les données stockées chez Apple depuis une machine externe, ce qui ouvre des possibilités assez inédites pour ceux qui n'on...

Apple’s CloudKit gets a server-to-server request API

Apple has expanded the capabilities of CloudKit, the company's server-side API and a component of iCloud, adding support for server-to-server web service requests. Interaction with the CloudKit public database has previously been restricted to apps on iPhone and iPad, Mac, and web.

From Apple:

In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key. Learn more about generating a server-to-server key and composing web service requests.

CloudKit provides a number of tools to developers, including authentication services, private and public databases, and asset storage, letting developers focus more on the client-side components of their apps.

Source: Apple

Marvel Avengers Academy now available on Google Play Store

avengers1The Avengers are of course some of the most popular superheroes in the past so it’s not a surprise that games based on the various characters will be created. But the latest game from Marvel has a twist that some may like and some may hate. You get to play them when they were pubescent, whiny, probably annoying teenagers who are still in the process of developing and harnessing their powers. Yes that’s right, Marvel Avengers Academy is now out on the Google Play Store for your Android devices. We’ve seen this happen with the X-Men and Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters, but this time, it’s the turn of Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and other members of the Avengers to go to school. You can choose which of the super heroes or even villains you want to play as in the game and help them develop their iconic superpowers. And since you are after living in a campus, you get to experience other aspects of it like parties, dating, fighting with rival cliques, etc. Not only do you develop your character, but you also get to develop your dream Super Hero campus by creating dorms, classrooms, labs, training facilities, sports stadiums, etc. You also get to train your chosen team and prepare them for battle. Because after all, you are superheroes, and you get to go on missions and adventures. There are also in-game events that you can participate in to gain more points and powers. You can download Marvel Avengers Academy from the Google Play Store for free. But of course there are in-app purchases available so if you don’t want to spend so much, restrain yourself.
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What To Expect At The 9th Annual Crunchies

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.18.32 PM Is this your first time attending the Crunchies? Well you’re in for a real treat. Even if you’ve been before, we’ve put together a guide detailing exactly what you can expect at this year’s show, and tips on how to prepare your night accordingly. You can meet the nominees and learn more about what the categories represent here. Read More

Outlook Mail and Calendar receives modest update on Windows 10 Mobile

Outlook Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 Mobile has received a fresh update, but there doesn't look to be anything new or noteworthy to report.

Anker’s premium 20-watt stereo Bluetooth speaker delivers clear and crisp audio

Tote this premium Bluetooth speaker with you wherever you need your music to make an impact.

The Anker A3143 is capable of playing all genres of music at any volume level while maintaining an even mix, incredible clarity and thumping bass. It's larger than Anker's other Bluetooth speakers, measuring 8.27 x 2.36 x 2.36-inches and weighing in at 1.4-pounds. It's not exactly a speaker you'd consider pocketable, but rather one you'd toss in your bag and pull out when you get where you're going.

Snag a Belkin USB-C cable today while they’re 25% off!

Need a proper USB-C cable to keep your device charged up quickly and safely? This 6-foot cable from Belkin will do the trick and is capable of a steady 3-amp charging rate to the latest USB-C devices. Grab one today for only $14.95!


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