Amazon’s Plan to Get More Apps, & Apple Patents Smart Home Control

Amazon is really working to get developers to build apps for them. They are letting them build purchases into apps. A sports app might let users buy sports equipment with One Click right in the app…the developer gets a cut.

Apple has patented a ‘smart home’ remote control that runs on iPhones. It can connect to multiple A/V components, as well as “smart home” devices like lights and window shades, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

We all get nagged constantly to make strong passwords, and change them, but here’s another reason: a version of Hashcat is out that can crack 55 character passwords. In some cases, it can break up to a 65 character string. When does that fingerprint reader come out?

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