[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 20:36:29 UTC 2013

I am really digging NFC as a means to security.
This is a cool project I recently backed:

I plan on using the ring to lock and unlock my phone, simply by placing the
phone in my hand.  Stick it in my pocket, and it locks.  Take it out of my
pocket, it reads the NFC ring, and unlocks. Completely "hands free" and
unless the thief steals my ring, they cant unlock the phone.

Apple still refuses to admit the viability of NFC.  I use Google Wallet all
the time to pay for my goods.  Its really slick.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Keith <uspatentpending at gmail.com> wrote:

> In general I was unimpressed as well.  They do claim the fingerprint data
> is not accessible in any way by software, though, I trust tech companies
> fending off the government like I trust a picket fence to keep in an angry
> Tibetan Mastiff.
> I would actually like to see a better way to do security on phones.  My
> password is difficult for a thief which means it's also difficult for me.
>  Also it activates at random times not at all consistent with the timeframe
> of inactivity that is supposed to prompt it.
> A biometric scanner is certainly defeatable, but probably not by your
> average thief.  That's what i'm looking for these days (and not finding),
> security that's easy for me and much harder for your average thief than
> simply wiping the phone and starting again.  If they steal it, it sucks,
> but I want them to wipe the phone rather than try to get at my data.
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Really? This is innovaton?
>> http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/10/4702820/gold-iphone-5s-photos
>> They did nothing for the phone.  Slightly faster processor, slightly
>> better camera....and its available in gold.  Oh, they tacked on a useless
>> finger print scanner, so now you can send your fingerprints to the NSA and
>> the Govenment without the hassle of being arrested! YAY!
>> Apple has been dead when it comes to mobile devices for a long time now.
>>  They have lost their innovative edge. (In my opinion, of course)
>> Lets discuss!
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> Thanks,
> Keith
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