You can now download MEWconnect from the Apple store for free. The app for Android is currently in the making – the beta version will be released by the end of September.
The developers state that MEWconnect is going to be a fully functioning cryptocurrency wallet where users can deposit store their assets safely. The app is convenient and user-friendly, QR codes replaced the outdated passwords.
Hopefully, the developer team of the wallet took into account the vulnerabilities of the desktop version, and the iOS users will not suffer hacker attacks like the previous one.
President’s Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is an official American holiday which is celebrated on the third Monday of February each year and is meant to glorify the post of the President of the United States.
Besides other festivities, this day is known and loved for the major sales in stores and malls. So let’s see, how much will the customers be able to save up between February 11 and February 19 if they want to purchase an electronic device?
As mentioned on the site of this major American laptop manufacturer, the President’s Day sale cut down the price on the popular model Alienware M15 gaming laptop by over 400 dollars. While its usual price is over 2 thousand dollars, you will be able to get it for about $1650 or even lower in the designated time period.
This laptop is perfect for the fans of video games. It has a 15-inch screen, a processor Intel Core i7 and a graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 which supports video game graphics with the highest resolution.
Another computer of this company was also reduced in price significantly during the sale period is XPS 13. This laptop with a 8th Generation Intel Core processor i7, 13-inch screen, 256 GB hard drive and Windows 10 Pro operating system will also cost you about $300 less.
As for another electronic devices giant Apple, the company put out a batch of coupons which will allow you to save a coin when purchasing IPhones, MacBooks and IPads during President’s Day.
For instance, the customers will have a chance to spend 200 dollars less on a MacBook or get a free shipping.
Thus, we can totally agree on the fact that even though not everybody in the US is happy about their president and his policies, it will be hard to find a single person who will turn down the offer to save up a significant amount of money during the President’s Day sale.
One of hottest topic in Google Trends today is smartphone radiation. The report released by Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, which is The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, has disclosed the amount of radiation emitted by headline smartphones nowadays. As the topic brought up so many controversies, we just cannot omit it.
What is the most important feature when choosing smartphone?
At present time, people are tend to choose any item based on how it looks and how trendy it is. And smartphones are no different. The best features for most users are amazing camera and enough memory. Some websites give the guide how to choose better smartphones, where they rank the following features:
Design and build quality
As you can see no one tells you whether it will be safe to use it or not. Indeed, people are aware that smartphones as any other electronic devices emit radiation, yet, they do not pay much attention to it, though they should do.
Radiation effect on body
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radiation has energy to affect the atoms in living cells and thereby damage their genetic material (DNA). The cells in the body are able to repair the damage, however, if the damage is not repaired correctly, a cell may die or eventually become cancerous.
Exposure to low levels of radiation (like smartphones other electronic devices) encountered in the environment does not cause immediate health effects, but is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk.
The phones emitted the most radiation
The data is calculated in “watts per kilogram”, and lower scores mean lower radiation emission from the smartphone. The report shows that Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T, and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 are the leaders of the rating, meaning that they emit the most radiation.
The fourth place is taken by OnePlus 6T, which did not go far away from its forerunner in terms of radiation, 1.55 and 1.58 correspondingly. HTC U12 life shuts down the top 5 with the result of 1.48 watts per kilogram.
Google Pixel 3 XL (1.39) did not fare much better, as well as his brother Google Pixel 3 (1.33). The owners of iPhone 7 and 8 should also start worrying about their health, as the results show 1.38 and 1.32 correspondingly. The newcomers like the iPhone XR (0.99), iPhone XS (0.99), iPhone XS Max (0.99) and the iPhone X (0.92) fare much better.
The phones emitted the least radiation
Samsung smartphones are doing best in the radiation chart. Eight phones released by this company emerged in the chart of the phones emitted the least radiation. The first in the rating is Samsung Galaxy Note8 unveiled on August 23, 2017.
The LG G7 ThinQ (0.24 watts per kilogram of radiation), the HTC U11 Life (0.28) and the Motorola Moto Z (0.30) have also done well in terms of limiting radiation emissions during device usage.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro hits the charts with 0.4 watts per kilogram. At the same time, the Honor 8 Pro registers 1.28 watts per kilogram of radiation.
It should be noticed that the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection did not test Chinese phone companies Oppo and Vivo.
It is also important to note that the German environmental agency Blue Angel certifies smartphones with a watt per kilogram reading of 0.60 and lower.
More and more retailers are coming to the cryptospace, since the price of Bitcoin has stabilized for a period of time. American wholesaler H&M Distributors, a company dealing with lap holders, replacement ballasts, and accessories, will allow customers to pay with cryptocurrency. The payments will be conducted with the help of an e-commerce platform Champion.
Crypto became mainstream in 2018
The year of 2018 has brought cryptocurrency into mainstream especially when the market cap approached at $830 billion on January 7. Let us remind you some memorable moments of accepting crypto.
Cryptocurrency is the best alternative to traditional fiat currency, it is very viable to use as payment for cross border transactions as well. Cryptocurrencies truly allow for a universal and global system of finance that connects people across border payments.
Unfortunately, after massive downturn in market cap, people paused accepting crypto, yet, now it is high time to resume the tendency.
Details of possible payments
According to the press release, H&M distributors will accept payments in Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH) and Bitcoin Diamond (BCD).
From now on, retailers will be able to complete the transaction in seconds without paying commission. It will reduce or “eliminate currency conversion fees” that have to be paid when using traditional payment processors, as the result, the customers will save more money.
Furthermore, the US-based distributor wants “freedom from chargebacks” – which can occur when using more conventional banking services. The giant distributor thinks that cryptocurrency payment systems “match the functionality of traditional fiat currency” and they go beyond traditional transaction processors in terms of “efficiency, accessibility, and security.”
The CEO and founder of H&M Distributors, Herb Needham, stated that:
“After more than 20 years in the business, we consider ourselves experts in specialty lighting. Accepting cryptocurrency payments allows us to share that expertise with even more clients by removing many of the barriers that made it difficult to sell internationally before. What sold us was the settlement system, which allows us to convert crypto payments to a USD equivalent right away.”
A young security researcher, called Linus Henze, discovered a MacOS bug which exposes passwords in Apple’s Keychain software. However, the researcher does not plan to share his disclosure with Apple.
MacOS Majove is a new desktop operating system which was released to public in September, 2018. The update brought a bunch of new features to its users, these are a FaceTime call with up to 32 people, the ability to transfer photos and document from your iPhone or iPad’s camera, dynamic desktop, etc. However, it seems that a new update brings not only fantastic features, but some bugs and problems as well.
Last week, shocking news was spread all around the Web saying that MacOS bug lets a person hear the audio coming from the phone whom you are calling to with Facetime. According to Benjamin Mayo at 9to5Mac, the person who first found out the problem, “there’s a second part to this which can expose video too…”
Forbes also revealed some details that, in fact, it does not matter whether the recipient has accepted the call or not, all audio captured while the iPhone is ringing can be heard by the caller. Moreover, if the recipient presses the power button from the lockscreen, used to accept or reject the incoming FaceTime chat, then video is also sent to the caller. Many people are extremely concerned of such a lack of privacy.
Exposure of Passwords
A 18-year old security researcher has discovered the latest MacOs Majove vulnerability to expose passwords in the malicious apps. These could be passwords from your bank website, Amazon, Netflix, Slack, etc. In case you are using the iCloud keychain, the passwords can be synced.
Below you can see a demo-video, which shows “KeySteal” exploit.
The reason why Linus Henze does not want to reveal his finding to Apple is the lack of payment for such research. Apple’s bug bounty program currently only applies to iOS, meaning that he might not get anything for his disclosure.
“It’s like [Apple doesn’t] really care about macOS. Finding vulnerabilities like this one takes time, and I just think that paying researchers is the right thing to do because we’re helping Apple to make their product more secure.”