Trump Reportedly Rejects Phone Security Measures As ‘Too Inconvenient’

President Donald Trump uses a cellphone not equipped with top security features and has rejected repeated attempts by his staff to harden his devices against hackers, Politico reported on Monday. Trump regularly uses at least two government-issued iPhones — one a “burner” device capable only of making calls, and another that’s loaded with a Twitter app and “a handful of news sites,” according to Politico, which said former government security experts criticized the president’s phone practices. Trump’s call-only phone has a camera and microphone — features that can be exploited…

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The iPhone X Is Here

A decade after the release of the first iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday to announce, among other things, the iPhone X. That’s “X” for “10,” but it may as well also stand for “exclusive.” Apple is charging just under $1,000 for the device. The event itself opened with a quote from the late Steve Jobs, as the Apple founder explained his incessant drive to create and perfect ― a drive he said reflects an appreciation for humanity and the essence…

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Twitterverse Trolls iPhone X’s New Security Feature With Arya Stark Jokes

They claim that Stark, who British actress Maisie Williams plays in the hit HBO show, would easily get around the device’s new security feature ― simply by using her terrifying face-changing skills. Here’s a selection of the best responses so far: Arya Stark is about to have a hell of a time with the new iPhone X face recognition feature — Hunter Brown (@_Hunter_B) September 13, 2017 Arya Stark is coming for your iPhone Xs. — Michael Calia (@Michael_Calia) September 12, 2017 I just realized Arya Stark wouldn’t have any problems…

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Ellen DeGeneres X-pertly Roasts The Hell Out Of The iPhone X

Ellen DeGeneres dialed up the funny as she slammed Apple’s new pricey gadgets on her talk show Wednesday.  Ellen told her audience that just like Apple, she had “a big announcement” to make. And that announcement? It was that she’s found a few flaws in Apple’s marketing of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X (the “X” stands for “10”). For starters, she told us exactly what we should do with our current iPhones: “The iPhone X is out, so if anyone has an iPhone, just throw that away.” Then, she…

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My Job Is To Raise My Children, Not Make Them Like Me

“It’s not fair! You just don’t want me to have any fun, you’re not my friend at all!” My seven-year old shouted that over her shoulder as she stomped away, having just lost another argument about sleepovers. It’s a frequent argument in our house, as more and more of her friends host and/or attend sleepovers, and she gets her fair share of invitations. As a kid, I loved sleeping over at my friend’s homes. As a mom? It’s not a road I’m ready to cross any time soon. So, every…

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Your Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up Your Kid’s iPhone For Parental Controls And Privacy

By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media You’ve done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to mention the Wild West of the App Store, where kids have access to everything from Candy Crush to Tinder. How can you possibly keep them safe, out of trouble, and away from content that’s too intense for them? It’s possible. And it might be easier than…

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This Is Why I Always Share My Story Of Child Loss

It’s been five years since I said goodbye to my daughter.  My husband and I had just moved to a new city and I was about four months pregnant. The first trimester nausea had subsided, and I was finally beginning to feel like myself again—save for my growing mid-section. I’d been trying to get my medical records transferred from our old home over to a new care provider. The new doctor refused to see me until they got my records, but my old doctor’s office kept dragging their feet. So,…

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