Apple to Host Educational Event on March 27th in Chicago, Ill., USA

Apple has sent out a press invite stating that they will be hosting an “Educational Event” at the Lane Tech College Prep High School. The E-Mail invite reads: “Let’s take a field trip.  Join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students.” The event is scheduled to take place at 10am local time.

The State of Mac Malware

“In 2018, the state of Mac malware has evolved, with more and more threats targeting these so-called impervious machines,” Thomas Reed writes for Malwarebytes Labs. “We have already seen four new Mac threats appear. The first of these, OSX.MaMi, was discovered on our forums by someone who had had his DNS settings changed and was unable to change them back. “The malware that was discovered on his system acted to change these settings and ensure that they remained changed,” Reed writes. “Additionally, it installed a new trusted root certificate in the keychain.” “These two actions are highly dangerous. By redirecting Click Here to Read more

Ignore the iPhone X Naysayers….

“The Nikkei Asian Review wrote on January 29 and February 20 that Apple was ‘slashing’ production of the iPhone X from 40 million to 20 million units for the March quarter,” Chuck Jones writes for Forbes. “These made it appear that the iPhone’s March quarter demand was declining more than it usually does from the December quarter and that the X’s sales were disappointing.” “When you work through the numbers and compare them to previous March quarter’s new products, it shows that 20 million X’s is more in-line with historical results,” Jones writes. “The fall of 2017 was the first Click Here to Read more

Toddler locks mom out of her iPhone for 47 years

“A two-year-old boy in Shanghai disabled his mother’s iPhone for the equivalent of 47 years after playing with it and repeatedly entering the wrong passcode, according to a Chinese media report,” Kristin Huang reports for The South China Morning Post. “The incident happened in January after the phone was given to the child to watch educational videos online, the news website said,” Huang reports. “The mother returned home one day and when she checked the phone found it had been disabled for 25 million minutes by pressing keys repeatedly when the handset requested the passcode be inputted, according to Click Here to Read more