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You will never believe what Oleg did after Hacking Apple iPhones

Oleg Pliss Plissing on Applie

You will never believe what Oleg did after Hacking Apple iPhones

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Oleg Pliss Plissing on Apple

Oleg Pliss Plissing on Apple

He plissed all over it!  Well that is if you did not pay the ransom.  Be on the lookout Apple fans, Oleg is at it hackin it up one the OS that cannot get a virus, malware or even get hacked.  🙂  Well that’s what a lot of people seemed to believe.  When in truth it used to just be too small to spend any time on trying to hack them.  Well times have changed and now after Microsoft bailed Apple out from a becoming a dying breed, their stock is one of the tops out there trading at over $600 a share.  Oleg is holding iPhones all over the world for a ransom, and if you don’t pay, you can say goodbye to all your info so he will Pliss all over it.

Apple’s ID ransomware attack

Signed by Oleg Pliss

Apple issued a statement in the wake of growing concerns surrounding a series of hacking attacks, apparently committed by someone called Oleg Pliss.

Tons of information from iPhone customers reported all over the world that they were locked out of their devices – via iCloud – with a message requesting money to be sent to an email address.

Apple’s short notice says that it “iCloud was not compromised during this incident. Impacted users should change their Apple ID password as soon as possible and avoid Apple device users from as far as Canada and the US took to Apple’s support communities website and claimed to have been targeted by the attacks.

Reports all over the world

There are also unconfirmed reports that the ransomware scheme has hit the almost everybody’s shores  according to the thread which has been read nearly 40,000 times.

“Impacted users should change their Apple ID password as soon as possible and avoid using the same user name and password for multiple services,” Apple said in a statement.

“Any users who need additional help can contact AppleCare or visit their local Apple Retail Store.”

 

Oleg Pliss Plissing on Apple Message

Oleg Pliss Plissing on Apple Message

The only Oleg Pliss reporters could find currently works for Oracle as a senior software engineer and computer scientist, working primarily on Java but it is unlikely that it was him.

 


BBM Rolling With 10 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

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BBM’s Successful Launch Points Out A Survival Route For BlackBerry

This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!* In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.

BlackBerry had 10 million downloads in twenty-four hours. Now that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available on iOS and Android, the walled garden is down and everyone is pouring in to pick up one of BlackBerry’s signature technologies. If BlackBerry wants a signpost to a way forward that’s good for the business and ensures they stay relevant over the next few years, BBM has handed it to them.

Until now, if you wanted to be on BBM, you had to purchase a BlackBerry

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device. While smartphones were still regarded as ‘phones with a bit more’ it was a simple decision to buy one. But the last five years have seen smartphones morph into ‘very small but fully capable computers’ and not every manufacturer managed to stay on top of that change. Nokia stayed with Symbian for too long, and by the time they changed to a modern OS (in Windows Phone) Android and iOS were too far ahead to be caught.

To help manage this unprecedented pent-up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here’s how it is going to work…

BlackBerry has struggled to make the jump to a modern smart phone, and it took until early this year to launch their vision in the Z10.

While the exact sales numbers for BlackBerry devices running the BB10 OS are not available, many analysts expect them to be around the 5 million mark with a following wind. Twice that number have shown an interest in BBM in twenty-four hours.

And BlackBerry is not finished with the app, as Andrew Bocking, BlackBerry EVP writes:

“We committed to delivering a BBM experience on iPhone and Android that was equal to that on BlackBerry 10. That means bringing BBM Video, BBM Voice and BBM Channels to Android and iPhone customers too. My team is still committed to bringing those features to BBM on Android and iPhone in the near future.”

Perhaps the only sad note to the success of the BBM app this week is the realisation that BlackBerry has come into this game too late to be earth shattering. Ten million users (assuming they all stay) is a big number, and one that could be built on, but the rise of clients such as WhatsApp Messenger (currently quoting 300 million active users across multiple mobile platforms) are a reminder of what could have been for BlackBerry. If they had opened up their service to a wider audience two years ago as former CEO Jim Balsillie argued for, instead of waiting for BB10 to be finished and placed in a rather standard smartphone chassis (the Z10), BlackBerry could have established themselves as the cross-platform mobile messaging system of choice.

That’s not an option for them in the near future, but with focus and dedication (and an attitude about serving the user first, and not serving the BB10 platform before iOS and Android), they have a chance to become part of the mobile infrastructure once more, without the extra cost of building and maintaining an alternative operating system or mobile hardware.

BBM is a little beacon of success in the middle of some turbulent times for the Canadian company. Hopefully BBM will continue to receive investment and attention so it can build on a successful launch and keep BlackBerry relevant in the smart phone world.

Forbes


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Four Legal Ways You Can Stay on Verizons Unlimited Data Plan

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This is How You Can Stay on Verizon‘s Unlimited Data Plan

By: Corey Geier

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So do you want to keep your Verizon unlimited data plan?  If you are one of the lucky people out there that has a account with Verizon that includes the unlimited data plan, then I am sure you are like me and are looking to do whatever you can to not get rid of it!  I have personally tried these options and they do work!  Now rumors are always spreading, and how its going away, or you will not be able to renew.  Currently no matter what anybody else says, you still have ways to keep your Verizon unlimited data plan.  I bet a bunch of you have upgrades available on Verizon ever since the cutoff date when unlimited data was no longer available.  I can remember all my friends flocking to the stores to get there last deal in, and everybody getting the “Charge” since it was one of the first “4G” smartphones on the market.  So now if you sign up for a new two year plan with a subsidized phone you will lose the unlimited data option, so instead you are stuck buying your new or used phones outright in order to keep your unlimited data.

I have been doing some research online along with speaking to some of the local phone reps in the area and I have verified that there are ways for people with unlimited data that would like to get a new phone for the discounted rate. With my research, there are many places out in the internet that lists ways to keep your unlimited plan, and I am going to summarize them for you.   Many new phones are going to be hitting the market soon and over the holidays so now is the time to start to prepare.  With some of the new phones that are going to be released like Apples two iPhone 5c & 5s, Blackberry’s High powered  Z30, and Samsung’s Screaming Fast S5 models launching, it might be a good time to lay it out for everybody.

NOTE:  It would be best if you would not go to a Verizon Corporate Store, as they might have more strict rules on upgrades and policy’s, so it would be best to seek out a third party like Best Buy, TargetWalmart  or some of the local chains in order to guarantee you get it done right.

Not including the first option, but all the rest you are going to have to use Verizon’s Family Plans or AKA Buddy Plan upgrades, I have read that this loophole is possible. Essentially all you need is a line on your account that DOES have unlimited data and you’re set! There are four scenarios you could be in if you still have unlimited data.

Option 1

This is the easiest and most used option, and this would be to purchase yourself a new phone and face value, sometimes costing well over $500.  But this insures you do not have to sign a new contract, so you will be able to keep your current plan with the unlimited data.  (this option would also work by purchasing a used phone that is sold to you legally unlocked, and not tied to a current plan.)

Option 2

You are the only person on your account

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In this scenario, you are the sole person on your account and you have unlimited data. The only way you can get by it is to add a line to your account. If you have unlimited, then you are on the old nationwide plans and you can add a line for $10 a month (You will have to change your plan to a family plan which may cost more depending on how many minutes you currently pay for). The way to make it the cheapest is to get a basic phone (It doesn’t even have to work). All you have to do is upgrade that line you just added to the phone you want. When its done, activate the old basic phone and the new phone you just added to your account becomes a phone you own. Then just activate that new phone on your line. It is the same concept as buying a phone on craigslist. Then you’re done. You have a second line thats only costing you $10 a month. When you upgrade in the future, you can donate the upgrade on your line to that new line and repeat the process. You will get an extra upgrade and keep your unlimited until Verizon finds a way to block it.

Option 3

You are on a family plan and everyone on that account has unlimited data

In this scenario, you have two options. You can either add another line for $10 a month and repeat the same process as listed above (Which I recommend because then everyone keeps their unlimited) or you can pick one of the lines that doesn’t need unlimited and donate your upgrade to that line. That line will lose unlimited, but once you pull the new phone off and put theirs back on, you can activate the new one on your line and you can keep using your unlimited. From then on out, simply give the upgrades on the lines that have unlimited to the one line that now doesn’t. Upgrade to the phone you want, and swap the devices.

Option 4

You are on a family plan and someone on the account doesn’t have unlimited data

The final scenario is the easiest to perform and also the one that I have used throughout the last few years, when I had the upgrade option available on other phones in my Family Plan.  This also doesn’t cost any extra to you. Donate your upgrade to that line (s)  without unlimited data, and once it is activated put the old phone back on that line. Then take the new phone and activate it under your line and enjoy your unlimited data.

I hope this can help at least a few people out there. I wanted to let everybody know that I could so with the few free options or one of the $10 extra a month options, it is hard to beat considering you get two upgrades for yourself now and you get to keep your unlimited data. Please share with us in the comments below any of your stories you had trying to keep your unlimited plan.


How to Use Your iPhone or Android Phone As a Webcamera

iPhone Webcamera App called epoccam

Yes You Can Use iPhone & Android Phone As a Webcam

By: Corey Geier

Have you been looking around for a free program that allows you to turn your iPhone or Android phone into a webcam that you can use to stream live video in chats? Yes, you can do video chats right on the iPhone & Android phone using apps like Skype but then, that’s going to be at a cost: you either don’t get the good quality of the iSight camera, or if you use it, you don’t get to see the other person.  Fine, what’s the solution? Turn your iPhone or Android phone into a webcam for your system. Things are as simple as they sound thanks to this apps that are designed to turn your iPhone or Android phone into a webcamera that you can use for all your video chats on programs like Skype, Google Hangouts in Google+. Etc.

EpocCam by Kinoni

iPhone Webcamera App called epoccam

Price: Free (HD version available)
Apps that turn your iPhone & Android phone into a webcam aren’t usually free. The good ones are sold at over 3 dollars apiece. Interestingly, this version of EpocCam is free and comes with a neat set of features. The performance isn’t all that great but it’s passable. The HD version is an epic one though: has everything you’ll possibly need.

Download iPhone EpocCam Wireless Webcam App

Download Android EpocCam Wireless Webcam App

 


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Ad Awareness – BlackBerry Increasing Apples Sinking

Blackberrys New Phone Lineup

BlackBerry is Gaining Back Ad Awareness While Apples is Decreasing

Ad Awareness BlackBerry Increasing Apples Sinking?  Is that correct?  Records prove Ad Awareness numbers.  BlackBerry hasn’t been known for their excellent marketing. Their new CMO, Frank Boulben, has sought to make that change. One effort was a company first by launching a $4 million ad during the Super Bowl.

Blackberry Ad Awareness Growing vs Apple iPhone Slips

It looks to be paying off. According to recent data, BlackBerry’s ad awareness is gaining on Apple. BlackBerry rose from a low of 6% in mid-January to 21% by the end of February.

Apple on the other hand is seeing a decrease. Their ad awareness dropped from 44% on January 15 to 38% on March 4, while their purchase intent also decreased from 14% to 7%.

Blackberrys New Phone Lineup

The new BlackBerry OS and the two models which run it–the Z10 and Q10–are considered by many the last chance to save the BlackBerry brand.  As such, the company has staked much in the way of resources to make it a success.  The OS, which has been two years in the making, has been entirely rebuilt, using technology obtained when the company acquired QNX. So far the reviews for both the OS and new models have been good.  The Financial Times, for one, effusively makes the case that the company has out-Appled Apple:  “Within 30 seconds of picking it up, I felt as if I had the iPhone 6 in my hand. Running iOS 7. It is an awesome phone, with a pleasing new operating system, BB10.

Complementary data from YouGov InvestorView also paints a modestly improved picture for BlackBerry. According to data compiled over the first quarter of 2012, among consumers who owned a BlackBerry phone and were likely to purchase a new phone in the next six months, only 30% planned to choose another BlackBerry phone. More BlackBerry users (34%) were likely to purchase an iPhone and an additional 12% planned to purchase from Samsung.

On the other hand, during the first two months of 2013, 34% of BlackBerry owners who plan to purchase a new phone in the next six months say they will stay with BlackBerry. Planned defections to Apple have decreased significantly to 17% while planned defections to Samsung have increased to 31%.

The data presented is far from indicative of certain success for BlackBerry, but it appears there is at least an opening for the company to take back some ground.  While the US will still have to wait a few weeks for the full release of the new phones, BlackBerry might just have a chance.

Phone Data 2012

Phone Data 2013