Good morning, Central Texas! It’s (finally) Friday and here are a few tech stories we’re following today:
Apple kills iPad Nano, iPod Shuffle
The iPad Nano and iPad Shuffle aren’t exactly flying off shelves these days, so it should come as no surprise that Apple is killing them off for good.
Sales of both products were discontinued Thursday, but Apple says it’s standing by the iPad Touch -- for now at least.
With the popularity of iPhones skyrocketing in recent years, The Associated Press reports that sales numbers for the iPod had fallen so much that Apple had stopped breaking them out in its financial reports.
Tech execs getting catfished
Tech execs should -- in theory -- be pretty tech savvy, right? Well, CNN Tech reports that a growing number of them are falling victim to catfishing scams on LinkedIn of all places.
An Iran-based hacking group named Cobalt Gypsy reportedly created a fake LinkedIn account for a photographer named Mia Ash. Ash subsequently befriended a number of execs here in the U.S. and elsewhere.
If you know anything about catfishing, you can probably figure out what happened next. The hackers tried to steal credentials that could give them access to the execs’ corporate computer systems.
Be careful out there, guys and gals.
Ditching your cable box? Not so fast
Many of us have dreamed of the day when we can get rid of our cable boxes. They’re bulky and expensive, among other annoyances.
Well, hopes of being able to do that any time soon appear to be fading. A new report says plans to allow consumers to buy their own boxes -- instead of renting them like we do now -- have fizzled.
And many of the apps promised by cable companies that would’ve let us sidestep the boxes have yet to materialize.
Have a great Friday and an even better weekend. We’ll be here if tech news breaks.
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