Apple will pay $1,000,000 for jailbroken iPhone

At the annual Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, Apple representatives announced the launch of an expanded reward program for vulnerabilities found in products.

Previously, the maximum reward for vulnerabilities found was $ 200,000, but now the company is ready to pay $ 1,000,000. This is the biggest award not only at Apple, but also among all technology companies.

This amount will be paid for vulnerabilities in iOS, which allow full access to the device without any physical interaction with the device. For errors found in macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iCloud, they promise up to $ 200,000. $ 500,000 can be obtained by identifying security flaws that allow hackers to gain access to user data.

To simplify the work of “white hackers”, Apple will highlight special smartphones on which some security measures are disabled. Everyone can try their hand.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: smartwatch with ECG sensor in two versions from $ 280

Today, Samsung, as promised, has introduced a new generation of its “smart” watches – Galaxy Watch Active 2.

There are several versions of watches to choose from, which differ in size (diameter of the dial 40 and 44 mm) and material (aluminum with a rubber strap or stainless steel with a leather strap). The 40 mm version has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels and a battery capacity of 247 mAh, the 44 mm version has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels and a more capacious battery – 340 mAh .

Inside, a 2-core Exynos 9110 processor is installed along with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. They also promise the LTE version with 1.5 GB of RAM, but most likely only in the USA.

The watch runs on the Tizen operating system. As expected, the mechanical bezel was changed to touch.Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: смарт-часы с датчиком ЭКГ в двух версиях от $280 (или 8 999 грн)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 can track 39 types of workouts, including running, walking, cycling, rowing and dynamic training. There is also a heart rate sensor, ECG, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC and IP68 water protection.

Using the Samsung Health app, you can monitor stress levels and monitor sleep quality. In addition, the watch allows you to view social networks and movie trailers, translate text into 16 languages ​​in real time, review pictures and control the smartphone’s camera (Watch Camera Controller function).

Sales start on September 27th, but pre-ordering is possible from September 6th. For the 40 mm version they ask for $ 279.99, for 44 mm – $ 299.99.

New iPhone gets Apple Pencil stylus support for the first time

Citi Research analysts are predicting that the new iPhone will have an unexpected feature that is borrowed from the iPad.

This is the support for Apple Pencil branded stylus. Before that, he worked only with tablets, so we are still doubtful about this forecast.

Recall Apple Pencil was released in 2015. Now there are two versions of it: one is compatible with the new iPad Pro, the second – with other models, including iPad Air and iPad Mini.Новый iPhone впервые получит поддержку стилуса Apple Pencil

Citi Research also speaks of three 2019 iPhone models. They are credited with more capacious batteries, a triple main camera in older models and a dual in the successor iPhone XR. The front cameras should be 10-megapixel, and the main sensors of the main cameras should be 14 megapixels.

New models are due out in September. The successor to the iPhone XS Max is expected to start at $ 1,099 and the iPhone XS at $ 999. The new dual-camera, which will replace the iPhone XR, will cost $ 749.