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A pair of computer science students learned recently that hacking for fun can be a troubling, yet rewarding experience. According to a report in Ars Technica, two young men in Serbia went from worrying about fleeing their country to receiving shiny new iPads for their hacking prowess.
It all started when Ivan Petrović and Filip Stanisavljević used their l33t skills to infiltrate a billboard in a popular Belgrade plaza. They wanted to demonstrate to the billboard owner DPC that the software powering their sign was not secure.
Years ago I wrote about a small company named ColcaSac that had just started selling cases and sleeves for Apple’s MacBooks and iPads. I was impressed with the products, and I’m happy to say the company has kept updating its offerings and the quality is as good as ever. ColcaSac has a number of new sleeve for MacBooks, Kindles, and iPads, but it’s the newest product I’ve fallen in love with: The Juan Valdez ColcaSac shoulder bag. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s delightfully comfortable and light.
ColcaSac prides itself on blending classic styles with minimalist design, while at the same time using materials that are eco conscious. The Juan Valdez ColcaSac shoulder bag is made of a burlap exterior with a hemp lining. Inside, the bag’s lining is made of a soft fleece. The look of the bag is the most startling thing. It seems as if it was designed from leftover coffee sacks. I think it’s a brilliant design, but I’m the kind of guy who likes my cases and bags a bit different.
This is going to make for a few Box-heavy headlines: the company behind Mailbox, the streamlined email client for the iPhone, has merged with Dropbox, according to the Mailbox blog. The developers note the app’s huge growth and eager would-be users as the motivations to join forces.
“We can’t wait to put Mailbox in the hands of everyone who wants it. This means not only continuing to scale the service, but also including support for more email providers and mobile devices. Add to that a host of new features and we’ve got a LOT of work to do… Rather than grow Mailbox on our own, we’ve decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it out together.”
Following the release of YouTube Capture for iPhone late last year, Google has finally added iPad (and iPad mini) support to the app — taking full advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen and extra pixels — in version 1.2.
YouTube Capture lets you easily record, edit (with color correction, auto stabilization, trimming and music), upload to YouTube and share your life with the world through Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Now it’s easier than ever to capture and share moments like this.
Here’s a clever commercial created by Colombian company SiceVENDE. Titled “iPad vs paper,” the short clip shows us how a tablet device can help us in almost every way but one. Check out the video below for that one scenario during which an iPad is useless. You’ll chuckle when you see it.
(For the record, the video is titled “iPad,” but I don’t think it’s an iPad used in the video. Hard to tell, but I don’t see the Apple logo anywhere.)