Archive for October 2016

Features that are no longer available in iOS 10

1) Delete all Emails

You can no longer get an option to delete all emails from an inbox in the Mail app. This is probably for the best. I’m sure some users might have done this accidentally. You’ll now need to select messages individually.

2) Photostream

This one’s probably for the best. Ever since iCloud Photo Library showed up, Photstream has been ignored like a distant cousin at thanksgiving. Now in iOS 10, there’s no mention of it – in the Photos app or Settings. If you’ve already got a Photostream album, you’ll of course see it, but that’s that.
Now, if you want to share your photos between devices, or save them to the cloud, you have to use iCloud Photo Library. Unlike Photostream’s weird 1000 photos and 30 days limit, iCloud Photo Library is much simpler. Although, the storage space is counted against your iCloud account, so you might need to upgrade that, if you have a lot of photos.

3) Deep Linking Settings Item

In iOS 10, Apple has disabled the feature where apps could deep link into specific parts of apps, or launch system apps as shortcuts. Currently Settings, Clock, Weather, Contacts, iCloud Drive, Voice Memos, and the Phone app are affected.

If you use a widget like Launcher to launch specific settings items, you’re now out of luck. Although, you’ll be able to assign shortcuts for calling people without any issues.

4) Hearing Tracks from the lock screen

Lock screen and Control Center controls for Now Playing screen have been simplified. And in the process, Apple has removed the ability to heart tracks from both the Lock screen and Control Center.
You can also no longer Shuffle or Repeat from the Control Center.

5) Slide to unlock

Apple is rewriting 9 years of history here by removing the old “Slide To Unlock” style and replacing it with “Press Home to Unlock”. Now whenever trying to unlock your device you will have to tap on the “Home” button.

Source: Here are features that are no longer available in iOS 10 – Redsn0w Jailbreak 8.3 – 8.4 Evasi0n iOS Jailbreak 8.2

[1609.09047] Quantum Tokens for Digital Signatures

The fisherman caught a quantum fish. “Fisherman, please let me go”, begged the fish, “and I will grant you three wishes”. The fisherman agreed. The fish gave the fisherman a quantum computer, three quantum signing tokens and his classical public key. The fish explained: “to sign your three wishes, use the tokenized signature scheme on this quantum computer, then show your valid signature to the king, who owes me a favor”.

The fisherman used one of the signing tokens to sign the document “give me a castle!” and rushed to the palace. The king executed the classical verification algorithm using the fish’s public key, and since it was valid, the king complied.
The fisherman’s wife wanted to sign ten wishes using their two remaining signing tokens. The fisherman did not want to cheat, and secretly sailed to meet the fish. “Fish, my wife wants to sign ten more wishes”. But the fish was not worried: “I have learned quantum cryptography following the previous story (The Fisherman and His Wife by the brothers Grimm). The quantum tokens are consumed during the signing. Your polynomial wife cannot even sign four wishes using the three signing tokens I gave you”.

“How does it work?” wondered the fisherman. “Have you heard of quantum money? These are quantum states which can be easily verified but are hard to copy. This tokenized quantum signature scheme extends Aaronson and Christiano’s quantum money scheme, which is why the signing tokens cannot be copied”.

“Does your scheme have additional fancy properties?” the fisherman asked. “Yes, the scheme has other security guarantees: revocability, testability and everlasting security. Furthermore, If you’re at the sea and your quantum phone has only classical reception, you can use this scheme to transfer the value of the quantum money to shore”, said the fish, and swam his way.

Source: [1609.09047] Quantum Tokens for Digital Signatures

well that sure is an abstract

Android Battery Life finally improving

Whilst the iPhone 7’s 712 minutes of call time (nearly 12 hours) may sound acceptable, the rival Samsung Galaxy S7 lasted twice as long – and it doesn’t even have the longest lasting battery. The HTC 10 lasted an incredible 1,859 minutes (that’s almost 31 hours).

Source: Report: iPhone 7 Ranks Dead Last in Battery Life

Despite the ClickBait headline and the small group of competitors designed to make the iPhone look bad… i think HTC 10 doesn’t get its true recognition for being an all around great phone… getting overshadowed by the big players.