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Whatsapp goes Native on OS X and Windows

10:10 AM, May. 11th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Whatsapp, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app for the iPhone and Android devices, is now available for Mac OS X 10.9 and higher, and Windows 8 and higher. Apple's Messages offers end-to-end encryption, too, but only with other iOS device and Mac users. Whatsapp encrypts your conversations regardless of which platforms everyone in the chat uses. Think of it kind of like a babble fish for encrypted chats. Whatsapp is free and the desktop version is available for download at the Whatsapp website.

TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-10: Apple’s Big Car Challenges, Smart Device Security

1:27 PM, May. 10th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple may have an uphill battle coming over meeting production for its electric car project. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at how the Apple Car may fare against Tesla and other car makers who have a head start in the business. They also offer their take on whether or not we need to be concerned about smart home device security.

Hey FBI, India can Hack iPhones but Doesn’t Want Backdoors

9:56 AM, May. 10th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

India's government has its own iPhone hack

Maybe the FBI should team up with India because that country's government says it can hack into Apple's iPhones. Both think access to encrypted data in investigations is important, although India's government doesn't seem to be going to the same extremes to get it.

Internet of Things is a Security Disaster

9:26 PM, May. 9th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · News

Internet of Things devices offer almost no security protections

The Internet of Things promises a world where all our devices can talk to each other and make our lives easier. What it doesn't promise, at least not yet, is any form of security—and that's leaving smart homes, smart medical devices, and more, open to hackers and government surveillance.

Moxiware’s Apple Pencil Magnet: $16.95

6:51 PM, May. 6th, 2016 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Moxiware's Apple Pencil Magnet is a claver add-on for your Apple Pencil because it turns your iPad Pro into a giant stylus holder, and it keeps your hundred dollar drawing tool from rolling off the desk. It's a sleeve that slides onto your Apple Pencil, so it adds a little more grip-ability to your stylus, too. It's available in several colors and it's available at a discount: US$16.95 instead of $21.95. I've been trying one out, and it's pretty cool. It even sticks to my iPad Pro in my bag, so my Apple Pencil doesn't get lost.