Tech 2.0 for Friday, February 15, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 2/15/2013 11:14 am


Hackers have figured out how to access the iPhone. According to various reports, the passwords on iPhones can be hacked, giving someone the ability to make calls, listen to your recent messages and access your contact list. The flaw is exploited on iPhones running Apple's iOS 6.1 which is the most recent version of its mobile operating system. Hackers use a second iPhone placed nearby to make a call to the phone, canceling it, then answering with the targeted phone and fiddling with the power button. So far, there has been no comment from Apple.

Brazil's patent authority has handed a setback to Apple. Brazil's National Patent Office rejected Apple's request to register the iPhone name in Brazil. The office declared the iPhone name in the country belongs to a local company called Gradiente SA, not the global technology giant we all know. Brazilian trademark regulations are based on first-come, first served. Gradiente applied for the iPhone trademark in 2000, more than six years before apple submitted its application. A spokesman for Brazil's Patent Office said Apple is contesting the decision.

Planning the perfect outdoor trip in Florida? A free Florida State Park app can help you find a nearby camp site as it tracks your trails and sends you weather alerts. The Florida Park Service has announced a partnership with ParksByNature Network and Pocketranger.com to provide the free smartphone app. An interactive guide offers visitors a list of amenities, facility maps, directions, a calendar of events and a built-in compass. Users can plan their trip using their GPS location to find parking and nearby locations for hiking, camping, boating, birding and more. You can also track and record trails, mark waypoints and find your friends. It's a free download, on both Apple's App Store and Google Play.


BlackBerry's Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from iPhone, puts blame on hackers http://t.co/N39dVezC

Apple loses rights to the iPhone... in Brazil: Authorities rule name belongs to local firm http://t.co/P7QiSUC0

Apple's pushing back against that iPhone trademark ruling in Brazil, report says. Your move, Gradiente http://t.co/5xqagB9L

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