Archive for February 12, 2019

UAG Introduces New Microsoft Surface Go Case

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 12, 2019 by itnerd

Urban Armor Gear (UAG, are welcoming their acclaimed Plyo Series to their Microsoft Surface Go collection.

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As a partner of the Microsoft Surface program, UAG designed the new rugged case out of lightweight materials and a sleek, thin, aesthetic to provide a minimalist solution to everyday drops and impacts.

Compatible with the Surface Go’s Type Cover Keyboard, users have the freedom to transform their tablet into a laptop with multiple viewing options, as the case is engineered with an infinite position kickstand.

The slim design also features a dramatically thin, friction-free, lint resistant exterior that easily slips in and out of purses and packs. But for the days when the daily grind doesn’t let up, the case’s airsoft corners are there to protect against the inevitable drops and shocks we all face.

Plyo Series– Surface Go

Available colors: Ice

Price: $69.99

●      Infinitely variable built-in kickstand for desktop use

●      Surface Pen storage

●      Uncompromised audio & access to touchscreen, buttons & ports

●      Compatible with the Microsoft Type Cover Keyboard

●      Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)


HP Explores Love At First Sight In New Short Film This Valentine’s Day

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 12, 2019 by itnerd

This Valentine’s day, HP is gearing up to introduce a special project, History of Memory.  The project explores the evolution of photography to better understand the connection between printed photos and memory. Through films, events, personal stories and social experiments, the value of printed images in our lives, especially in our family histories, is elevated and explained.

They launched the first film in the series, At First Sight, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The film brings light to the question – can you fall in love for a lifetime after seeing a photograph? See how one couple’s destiny was sealed after a fateful exchange below:


Porn And Gambling Apps Found To Be Using Apple Enterprise Certificates

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 12, 2019 by itnerd

You might recall that Facebook and Google were caught using Apple’s enterprise certificates for less than honorable purposes. And both got smacked by Apple for doing so. Well it seems that they aren’t the only ones as TechCrunch is reporting that dozens of pornography and gambling apps are abusing the enterprise certificate program as well:

TechCrunch was able to download and verify 12 pornography and 12 real-money gambling apps over the past week that were abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate system to offer apps prohibited from the App Store. These apps either offered streaming or pay-per-view hardcore pornography, or allowed users to deposit, win, and withdraw real money — all of which would be prohibited if the apps were distributed through the App Store.

Part of the problem is that literally anyone can request and get one of these enterprise certificates as long as they cut a cheque for $299 and provide a D-U-N-S business ID number. That’s a very low bar and the result is predictable. These certificates can be resold on the black market and can end up in places like China. Which of course is bad. Thus it’s clear that Apple needs to tighten up how people get enterprise certificates. How they do that is a bit of an open question. But they are apparently taking out as many of these rogue apps as they can as I type this. But that’s a short term solution to a much more complex problem.