Samsung: its own blockchain wallet will be available for the Galaxy series

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Cryptosystem News – Samsung launches its Blockchain Wallet:

 

Samsung has been planning to launch such an application for quite some time. And now the company has been able to create a fairly secure solution for its users. Such a cryptocurrency wallet, Blockchain Wallet, is built into the Samsung ecosystem and into the security perimeter levels of the devices. The development is so far available for Galaxy series smartphones.

 

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Read more about Samsung Blockchain Wallet:

 

This app is designed only for devices running the Android operating system. That is, according to the enhanced security of the application developed by the specialists of the company, access to the encrypted keys can be carried out on two main options. That is, of course, by PIN-code and fingerprint.

 

Prospects for the technology:

 

Of course, it is difficult to consider such protection as a panacea. However, the presence of two encryption systems is interesting. If we consider the fact that the main protection of Samsung smartphones is based on Knox, which has its own encryption – then this, respectively, will clearly make life more difficult for those who try to access the wallet data.

 

At the same time, analysis of the application reveals that there is also access by fingerprint. And that’s a whole other level of security. The thing is, a fingerprint is a fairly stable piece of information.

 

 

If you do not take into account users who use any exotic fingerprints (e.g., toe, pet nose and the like), then if there are databases with fingerprints gaining popularity and are often part of the public policy of many countries in terms of digital passports and driving licenses – then this is a potential security breach.

 

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And the PIN is, of course, also questionable. A smartphone password would be much more effective. That is, we need to use an additional option in Samsung Knox with a full-fledged password…

 

About cryptocurrency statuses:

 

Historically, all cryptocurrencies (and they are already approaching 7,000 names) are actually out of financial systems. The volume is estimated to be up to $2 trillion. The global world economy considers them only as investment options, which have no clear link to a real permanent location in the economy with clear prospects.

 

They cannot be considered neither as assets nor as long-term investments – until there is at least some stability and uniformity in interpretation of their official legal circulation at the global level. That is, while some countries introduce cryptocurrency at the state level, others prohibit its mining with the prospect of ownership and settlement…

 

In conclusion:

 

Company Samsung is certainly right to expand its product base. As part of the digital ecosystem, such a move is justified. And the future will show other aspects.

 

Google includes its own entertainment center as part of its apps

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Google-App news:

 

The new optional section, designed for tablets based on the Android operating system, is now called “Entertainment Space”. This option assumes an entertainment center. The touchstone will be the appearance of a separate panel in Walmart devices. Then similar panels will appear on tablets manufactured by Lenovo, as well as other manufacturers.

 

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More detailed:

 

Also, Google, as the manufacturer of the program, believes that, in this way, it will take care of the users ‘ time. As you know, the company’s strong point is working with media content. And now all the media will be combined in one app. Of course, users should clearly be more comfortable managing content from a single window.

 

In addition, it is supposed to create and separate user profiles. And even on the same device, there will be additional profiles for, for example, several members of the same family.

 

 

Apparently, such services as Google TV will be integrated into the streaming blocks, among other things. And, best of all, apparently, syncing with Chromecast will work. That is, the selection of personalized media content based on the user’s profile will also function in this way. When you click on the image – you will be redirected to the application where the content was created.

 

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Of course, there will also be a section with games. There will also be recommended apps. In addition, Google engineers have carefully worked out the optimization of the launch speed of gaming applications.

 

The books section will also be in the new app. From Entertainment Space, you can go to exactly the media content that was in the user’s work profiles. In particular, to the one that the user had in the Google Play Books app. And of course, the entertainment center will not ignore such media content as audiobooks, recommendations based on user interests and new products.

 

Resume:

 

Of course, the Entertainment Space option does not produce any software and technical revolution. This is just a much more user-friendly app. It is more convenient than anything that existed before it on the part of Google.

 

According to research by the same Google, over the past year, users have increased the time spent on tablets by 30%. And so, of course, the company did not fail to take advantage of the potential market to increase traffic.

 

In principle, no one imposes Entertainment Space: it is easily disabled if desired. And manufacturers can decide for themselves whether to install it on their devices.

 

Of any disadvantages so far, one has been found: so far, at least, it is known that Netflix will not be integrated.

Google MFA: Prospects for multi-factor authentication enabled by default

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Google MFA or 2FA:

 

As you know, the most secure accounts are those with Google MFA authentication. The scheme has been working with 2FA for a long time, however, with today’s level of penetration of mobile devices into everyday life, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is preferable.

 

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Of course, no one really breaks a spear when choosing. Each user decides on their own what level of protection they need.

 

However, Google plans to make at least multi-factor authentication permanent in the near future. Enabling such features immediately and permanently will clearly remove the issue of the level of account protection. In any case, the security will greatly increase.

 

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Security factors, of course, are almost universally known. Only very few observe them. There are many reasons for this. Someone thinks that he is simply not needed by anyone, there are no secrets. Someone just does not understand what it is all about-well, bought an Android phone, made an account… No one really thinks about linking a Google account to a phone number.

 

Very few people connect dual authentication capabilities on a permanent basis. To simplify the procedure, there is even a completely correctly working application – Google Authenticator.

 

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In detail:

 

Even fewer people realize how unimportant even complex passwords have really become lately. With the development of various cybercrime structures, the complexity of the password has lost its value, databases with hundreds of thousands of pairs of addresses and passwords have long been walking on the Internet. The same Telegram has long provided an opportunity, at least, to check whether a particular address is in the list of compromised ones.

 

And given the fact that passwords to mail change, as a rule, quite rarely-the threat is growing…

 

Returning to the Google initiative:

 

Of course, the corporation tries to maintain its image on the security of user accounts. While, of course, pursuing their own interests.

 

The fact is that, while increasing the security of users due to multi-factor authentication, the amount of information about the user also increases.

 

 

If the Google MFA system has additional data – then, as a result, the accuracy of the provided advertising content for a specific user increases dramatically.

 

In addition-now when registering with Google MFA, it will be difficult to register an account without having a mobile device number. That is, if earlier this possibility was present, now the implementation of such a scenario is a big question.

 

In any case, there is still the option of using Apple security chips or push notifications that do not require a SIM.

About implicit iPhone settings in iOS version 14 and higher

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News about iOS 14:

Are received new versions of iOS 14, there are relatively many updates. Without being distracted by the obvious improvements, we will try to focus on the implicit ones. Apple is constantly improving its systems.

 

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Details:

 

The main interesting difference is the ability to opt out of pre-installed iOS components. For example, you can now do without apps like Safari and Apple Mail. To replace them with other fields for receiving updates, the user will be able to choose.

 

About hidden functions iOS 14:

 

To select the default app in iOS versions higher than 14, a menu with the option to select has appeared. Thus, the function of selecting an application by default function appeared. More apps are not fixed, the only question is whether they are available in the App Store.

 

About tracking iOS users by websites:

 

Safari can now tell the user who is tracking activity and how. This is made possible by a new feature – privacy report.

 

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When you click the Aa button at the top of the app, in the address bar field, a new list of options becomes available. At the bottom of this list is the “privacy report” button. When clicked, a detailed log for 30 days becomes available to the user. In it, you can view the number of activity tracking trackers. In addition, the list of blocked Safari ad trackers is also available.

 

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About the Home screen:

 

Home screen editing mode is now available when you tap on an empty screen space. However, after receiving updates, you can now configure the device so that new applications do not appear on the screen. Otherwise, all the work on setting up the home screen with the usual arrangement of icons will be disrupted when installing a new application.

 

You can send them to the application library. And only then, if necessary, take it to the right place.

Other functions:

 

A new media format has been launched – in particular, ProRAW for images. This is possible in the latest Apple models: starting with the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

 

In addition, the update now has a search function on the keyboard emoticons. There’s a new search bar.

 

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It also made it possible to understand what the app developer wants to know about the user. When you click on the “View details” button, you can learn a lot about privacy.

 

Another step Apple takes is to require the user’s explicit consent to approve data collection. That is, the user must allow the use of the information to form the selected advertising.

 

The function of hiding photos has become full-fledged. And it turns on when you press the “Hidden Album” switch to the active position. The menu is located on the path “Settings” – “Photos”.

 

 

Of course, you can not ignore the other features of the version. For example, “Picture in Picture”. For Youtube, this mode only works through Safari so far.

 

The function of eye contact is extremely interesting. When turned on, the other person in FaceTime will have a sense of your full attention. It is enabled through “Settings” – “FaceTime” – “Eye Contact”.

 

More – you can now configure actions via the back panel of the device. That is, if you go through “Settings” – “Universal access” – “Touch” – then the number of touches you can configure user-defined actions.

 

And of course, the function of traversing the list when returning from the depths of the menu. Now you can just press and hold the Back button. At the same time, a list of windows will appear where you can select the desired one.

The Outlook for shares of Apple reducing the price by 20% because of the release of the iPhone 12

Due to the release of the iPhone 12, according to surveys, many users choose the iPhone 11 that has fallen in price to $ 600…

 

After the announcement of the iPhone 12, the Barclays Bank analytical group reported a decrease in the short-term profitability of Apple shares with a decrease in the average selling price of smartphones from the latest line. This information caused the target price of the company’s shares to be significantly lowered.

 

 

Despite all Apple’s attempts to reduce the cost of its new smartphones by actions such as removing the 12-wire EarPods and power supply from the iPhone package, analysts at Barclays Bank believe that this will not recoup the costs incurred by the company for providing devices with 5G equipment, installing the latest OLED screens and increasing the amount of memory in some models.

 

Thus, it is assumed that Apple will not receive a significant part of the planned profit, and the margin of the new product for the company, especially when taking into account the fall in prices for previous versions, is relatively small.

However, if you take into account the fact that Apple has the highest profitability in comparison with others in the General market, this decrease in margins can only concern investors who are used to stable high earnings on the company’s shares.

 

Barclays Bank analysts also believe that, in the current economic situation in the world, most potential buyers will tend to buy not the new iPhone 12 with a starting price from 1000 to $1300, and would prefer dramatically cheapened iPhone 11-th model, or, in extreme cases, can choose 12 mini iPhone for $700 and maybe a standard iPhone for $800, moreover, 5G network only starts to run and is available not everywhere in the world.

 

Despite the fairly optimistic first tests of the iPhone 12 in terms of performance and design, there is no obvious usual hype around the new Apple product yet – the conditions of the recently ended first wave of the coronavirus pandemic make it more rational to treat such purchases…