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 You missed my point completely. NFC claims that the distance provides the security. I'm saying that no signal transmitted wirelessly or wired is secure from being snooped. Saying NFC is secure because it works over a short distance is the same as saying a 100 metre cable is more secure than a 500 metre cable - both can be intercepted just as easily. Credit card fraud has entered the high-tech age. It used to be that you had to worry about the guy at the gas station...
Wrong as I described previously.There is absolutely no difference in security between NFC, WiFi, BT, your Internet connection or phone line (many stores still use phone lines to connect to the payment processor). They can ALL be snooped just as easily.NFC proponents point to the short distance of the signal as a means of providing security. This is 100% false. All it takes to snoop every single NFC transaction is a tiny antenna mounted on the back side of the POS terminal...
No. By using NFC Apple limits those 600 million iTunes accounts with credit cards down to a fraction of users that actually have the latest device (iPhone 6). You can't start a payment system that only works with a limited number of users. BT Low Energy and iBeacons is where it's at.
BTW, I'm pretty sure that 1.8 million is not all Enterprise users. There are a lot of regular consumers who activated KNOX for their own use. There are numerous forum posts from users wanting to know how to uninstall KNOX (or turn it off). We don't know how many "power users" use (or used) KNOX, nor do we know how many use it without really knowing what it's for.
I bet the creator of the architecture (ARM) was completely blindsided that Apple shipped a 64bit custom processor core that completely outclasses (and outperforms) their own designs (A53/A57) that haven't even been released yet.
Apple did, in fact, blindside the industry. Not only did it get Samsung to make the "me too" statement about their upcoming 64bit processor but it also caused that guy (forget his name) at Qualcomm to make a stupid statement that was later retracted. Further, it exposed countless blog writers for the idiots they are when they almost unanimously went on a rampage publishing countless articles calling Apple's move to 64bit nothing but "marketing" or bringing up the 4GB...
Yawn. As a builder of gaming PC's for many years I used to look forward to new processors from Intel to see what performance would bring. It used to be that each new version brought a significant performance increase and often necessitated in me upgrading my motherboard, CPU and RAM. Not anymore. Now all we get are minor improvements each year. I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but Apple are now the premier processor designers. The A6 was pretty good but the A7...
I've said this before and it bears repeating. While Apple and Motorola/Google never gave us any details (leaving people to speculate), I don't think Apple would allow that this time. I'm convinced if they do settle that Apple will want to publish some details so people will know they "won". Something like:"Apple today has announced a licensing agreement with Samsung where our patent portfolios will be cross licensed. Samsung will also agree to pay royalties to Apple and...
I used to build high-end car systems as a hobby. This is what someone needs to do:   iOS supports multi-channel audio over USB (this is how audio companies are able to make interfaces that allow you to record 8, 16 or even 24 channels of audio at once). You can also output a large number of channels, though that's used less often.   The A7 processor is fast enough to do a good chunk of audio processing, and since the A7 is available in the iPhone 5S, you have a very...
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