Beyond controlling your finger, Apple's smart ring could control other devices such as a smart TV, a set-top box such as an Apple TV, a computer, tablet, smart home appliance and even the audio or entertainment system in your car. One intriguing concept involves two people, both of whom are wearing the smart ring. By shaking hands, the two could exchange messages, information and even money with each other. As an example cited by Apple, "the user may say 'by shaking hands with Steve I agree to give him $20,' which is recorded and converted to text and/or computer instructions, such that when the user shakes hands with Steve, and the user's ring is detected by an external device or a second ring worn by Steve, $20 is paid to Steve."The concept of a smart ring isn't exactly new. Some products already exist, mainly as a way to control or access your smartphone. A company called Ringly sells a lineup of rings that can alert you to incoming phone calls, emails, text messages and other content coming through on your phone. A $25 gadget called the iRing responds to the gestures of your hand to play music on an iOS device.
But an Apple smart ring would go beyond current rings to perform certain tasks on its own and not serve just as a clear case with glass screen protector for apple iphone x and xs - rose gold remote control for other devices, The key is not just whether Apple can perfect the technology but whether it could sell consumers on this type of a wearable gadget, (Via AppleInsider), A newly-published Apple patent application envisions a smart ring that would incorporate a microphone, camera, screen and other features found in today's smartphones and smartwatches, Apple could hit the world of wearable devices with a smart ring, at least if a recently-published patent application ever rings true with an actual product..
More than a billion Android smartphones and tablets are at risk of being compromised by the new bugs if their owners even just preview video or audio files that have been specially crafted to exploit the vulnerability, zLabs said. The first of the bugs has the potential to impact almost every Android device going back to version 1.0 of the software, which was released in 2008. The second bug can be used to target all devices running later versions of Google's software, Android 5.0 and up. Google next week plans to release Android 6.0, aka Marshmallow.
Security holes are a serious problem, Depending on the severity, they can let attackers run programs of their own choosing on a computing device, gain access to sensitive documents, monitor network traffic, listen to keyboard activity, turn on a webcam or turn clear case with glass screen protector for apple iphone x and xs - rose gold a computing device into a tool that launches attacks on other devices, Google, based in Mountain View, California, tries to set a good Android example with prompt security updates to its Nexus family of devices, including the just-announced Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X that will come with Marshmallow, But compared to Apple's competing iOS operating system, which powers its iPhones and iPads, the Android market is more vulnerable to security holes..
That's because the vast majority of Android phones get software updates slowly, if ever. That's the case even with mainstream Android phone makers such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony and LG, each of which is responsible for software updates. However, some Android security problems are ameliorated by the fact that some Android components ship in a package called Google Play Services that Google itself updates. Google told Motherboard it will issue a patch to Nexus users on October 5. These particular Stagefright flaws would require hackers to trick Android users into opening a dodgy video or audio file within a website or third-party multimedia player. "The vulnerability lies in the processing of metadata within the files, so merely previewing the song or video would trigger the issue," zLabs said in its blog post.