Android™ wins

From Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBiR):

Before we get too far, let’s just get this out of the way now — Android™ wins. Not just wins, but Android wins so hard that most of the suspicious activity logged from iOS devices was just failed Android exploits. So while we’d love to compare and contrast iOS to Android, the data is forcibly limiting the discussion to the latter. Also, the malicious activity recorded on Android is centered on malware, and most of that malware is adnoyance-ware and similar resource-wasting infections.

Samsung extra creepy now.

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.

The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

When the feature is active, such TV sets “listen” to what is said and may share what they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said.

(Source: BBC, via The Loop)

iMore: Avoid MacKeeper

»I’d posit that if your affiliate marketing strategy is attracting lying douchebags and scum, then you’re the problem as much as they are.«

I hate these ads and therefor the software. I assume there’s a large enough group of switchers from Windows, who learned to be afraid (and probably rightly so), so the first things they install on a new Mac are anti virus scanners and crap like MacKeeper.

Source: iMore

Alan Eustace sets new skydiving world record

Mr. Eustace was carried aloft without the aid of the sophisticated capsule used by Mr. Baumgartner or millions of dollars in sponsorship money. Instead, Mr. Eustace planned his jump in secrecy, working for almost three years with a small group of technologists skilled in spacesuit design, life-support systems, and parachute and balloon technology.

Way more likable than that chauvinistic guy from Austria.

iPhone 6

iPhone 6

John Gruber:

I’ve found myself reverting to a habit I formed back in 2007 with the original iPhone: slowly spinning it around in my hand, over and over, side over side, like one of those “worry stones” that were popular back in the 1990s. It just feels nice in your hand.

Did the same thing back then and I’m curious if the new larger iPhone allows me to do it with my tiny, delicate geek hands.