The lull before the storm (tomorrow’s Apple earnings call) resulted in a shorter than usual podcast today:
- Two more cities now have transit directions/schedules in Apple Maps
- As expected, Verizon will be purchasing Yahoo for $4.8 billion
- Apple’s earnings call happens at 5 PM ET tomorrow
The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.
The “Internet of Things” may make it easy for us to automate our lives, but it’s also making it easier for hackers to gain access to home networks and computers. Security researchers Rapid7 (via ZDnet) are reporting that security flaws in Osram’s Lightify brand of iPhone-controlled lightbulbs could allow hackers to launch browser attacks or even identify the wireless network’s password.
Rapid7 said that Osram is planning an update to eliminate most of the security vulnerabilities soon. The Osram Lightify system is sold as a starter kit with A19 bulbs and a Wi-Fi hub, and its bulbs are also compatible with Philips Hue and other lighting systems using the Zigbee protocol.