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Comment: Re:Can't directly compare PC and phone sales ... (Score 1) 511

by otuz (#45979319) Attached to: Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

iPhone 4 and newer iPhone battery replacement is fairly trivial:

1: Buy a battery and a pentalobe driver or bit from dealextreme or ebay for about $10
2: Uscrew the two case screws
3: Slide the back cover off
4: Unscrew the battery connector screw
5: Replace the battery and reassemble the back cover

I've done it about once a year on my iPhone 4, once the average recharge interval goes from about five days to about three days.

Comment: The article didn't make sense and has been updated (Score 1) 90

by otuz (#44000607) Attached to: iPhone Apparently Open To Old Wi-Fi Attack

UPDATE: Vodafone has told TechWeek why it believes its users are safe: “The embedded configuration that is applied for our iOS devices ‘1WiFiVodafone1x’ and ‘Auto-BTWiFi’ are locked to ‘EAP-SIM’ authentication which is a bi-directional authentication protocol.

“Man-in-the-middle attacks rely upon a hacker setting up an access point pretending to be the configured AP [access point].

“With EAP-SIM configured, the device will send the AP a challenge to make sure that it is Vodafone that it is connecting to. This transaction is resolved with our network, which sends back the response to the challenge and its own challenge. The handset then responds to the network challenge and providing all of these challenge response pairs work then the user gets access. If the initial test for it being Vodafone fails, the device doesn’t connect.”

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 286

by otuz (#43882237) Attached to: 4K Computer Monitors Are Coming (But Still Pricey)

Actually you could push 4k resolutions out of really old video cards, including something like HDMI 1.0 and single-link DVI. You'd just have to scale down the refresh rate. The video card limits are mostly a function of bandwidth and they don't really care about the display geometry, all they do is send a stream of bytes from their frame buffer along with some sync bits to tell the monitor where the line or frame ends.

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