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Apple set to launch cloud-based music service ahead of Google

22 Apr

It’s the rumor that wouldn’t die, and Reuters is now reporting that Apple is finally set to launch a cloud-based music service — presumably putting its massive North Carolina data center to some real work at long last.

Details are still fairly light beyond that, but Reuters says that Apple’s service will actually launch ahead of Google’s similar cloud-based option, which it reports is now “stalled,” citing “several people familiar with both companies plans.”

According to Reuters, the service will let folks store their music (and only music, apparently) on Apple’s servers and then access it on any device with an internet connection — and a copy of iTunes, we presume.

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How to Keep Your iPhone and iPad Location Data Private

21 Apr

We heard earlier that iPhones and iPads electronic gadgets are silently and consistently tracking our locations, and logging the info when we perform syncs or backups. While this fact may be kind of scary on its own, the worst part is that the data is totally unencrypted and available to anyone who gets their hands on your devices or backup folders on your laptop. As of now, there’s no way to stop your iOS 4-running electronic gadgets from logging this data, but you can keep it on lockdown with a simple click.

Want to know how to keep this data private? Just keep reading.

By encrypting your backups, your location data will be accessible only by password. In order to add this layer of security to your iDevice, first, you must plug it into your computer and connect to iTunes. Select your device from the iTunes menu, and then scroll down to the bottom of the device’s main screen. Click the button that says “Encrypt iPhone (or iPad electronic gadgets) Backup” and then enter a hacker-proof password. It’s that simple.

Source from geeksugar

ShairPort emulator cracks open the door for more unofficial AirPlay streaming options

12 Apr

There’s already a few unofficial AirPlay applications out there, but looks like developer James Laird has now gotten right to the heart of the matter and enabled a whole host of new streaming possibilities. Here’s apparently managed to crack the private key used by Apple in the AirPort Express electronic gadgets (literally by ripping one open and dumping the ROM), and he’s used that to build an emulator dubbed “ShairPort,” which will let you stream music from iTunes to any third-party software — or hardware, for that matter, if someone decided to go as far as to build a device that takes advantage of the private key.

 

Source from Engadget