MSM Tech Weekly: The week of Feb 22, 2016

Hi,

So, the big news is we are just 1 mod away from the graduation! But all right, here’s whats been trending in the technology world.

Apple files a motion to dismiss court order to unlock iPhone for FBI: Apple is sure they don’t want to create a GovtOS that will allow the FBI to unlock the iPhone 5C in their possession. The company has been consistently maintaining that such a system would weaken its devices and the security of its customers.  Read more…

Snapchat custom On-Demand geofilters: Hosting a party, and want your own geofilter? It’s now possible with a new on-demand geo-filters feature on Snapchat. It ain’t free though; that’s how Snapchat looks to earn more money.  Read more…

“I’ll buy that, or wait I need to think again!”. While Sharp went public with the news that Foxconn would acquire it for $6.2B, Foxconn expressed last minute concerns about Sharp’s future and put the deal on hold (some Finance class relation here? Future cash flows estimations?). Read here…

Now, the tablet is dead. This year there weren’t any tablets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  Could it mean the next thing to die are the tablets? Or well, there’ll only be one survivor: Apple. Read more…

14 out of 18300 applicants would get to join NASA’s latest astronaut class. I’ve done the math for you; that’s a .076% chance. While the chances seem low, the qualifications to become an astronaut aren’t as preventative. Read more… (May be you can apply next time).

Thanks!

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In my friend's words: Mudit is from New Delhi, India. He’s a wildly talented iOS developer and completed his undergraduate degree in 2013 in Computer Science and Engineering in Delhi. Mudit’s made three iPhone apps with his brother—one of which was top rated in the App store (it’s called Lookup: an elegant dictionary). Mudit is always willing to share his culture with us and learn new things about our culture from trying new foods to cheering on the Fighting Irish on Saturdays!