Month: July 2019

Apple falls behind Samsung, Huawei in global smartphone market share – CNET

Apple’s Q2 smartphone shipments declined by 4.9 million units from year prior, says Counterpoint Research. …read more Source:: CNet

US gives Chinese smuggler 37 months in the slammer for selling knock-off Apple kit

Moved more than 40,000 fake iStuffs while on student visa A Chinese citizen will be spending the next three-plus years as an involuntary guest of the US after he was convicted this week of smuggling tens of thousands of counterfeit Apple products into America.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

How Over 25 People Got Scammed Into Working at a Nonexistent Game Company

An anonymous reader shares a report: Brooke Holden had all but given up on breaking into the video game business. […] “Professionally inexperienced but passionate team manager looking for a hobby project to help support and manage,” she posted to a subreddit for assembling game dev teams. It was just a lark, yet a half…

Fitbit cuts Q3, 2019 outlook based on weak Versa Lite demand

Fitbit had some positives in the second quarter, but demand for Versa Lite, a budget smartwatch, wasn’t one of them. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Facebook Says It Was ‘Not Our Role’ To Remove Fake News During Australian Election

Facebook has declared it is not “our role to remove content that one side of a political debate considers to be false” in a final, positive, self-assessment of its actions in response to the death tax misinformation circulating on the platform during the May federal election. From a report: In correspondence seen by Guardian Australia,…

Flaws in SanDisk SSD Dashboard Present Malware & Data Loss Risks

Organizations using the utility should immediately install the latest version of the software, security vendor Trustwave says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Malvertising Campaigns Skirt Ad Blockers, Serve Up Mac Malware

The RIG exploit kit and Safari redirects are both in the adversaries’ bag of tricks. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Hyundai will make Rear Occupant Alert standard by 2022 – Roadshow

Yet another automaker attempts to rid the world of hot-car deaths. …read more Source:: CNet

Western Digital says flash market has hit its trough

Western Digital says the flash market has bottomed out as it sees improving conditions for storage. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Big Ol’ LED Wall Looks Cool, Can Draw Over 170 Amps

Building giant LED walls comes with a serious set of challenges. Whether they lie in power, cable routing, or just finding a way to clock out data fast enough for all the pixels, it takes some doing to build a decent sized display. [Phill] wanted a statement piece for the office, so rolled up his…