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Silicon Valley recap: It’s a goddamn meat market

Jared and the rest of the Silicon Valley guys face a new challenge at TechCrunch Disrupt. Photos courtesy HBO

Jared and the rest of the Silicon Valley guys face a new challenge at TechCrunch Disrupt. Photos courtesy HBO

Silicon Valley, much like the place it depicts, is one big sausage fest. An “inclusive” tech conference is one where there is almost a line for the women’s bathroom and flirting involves some guy trying to exchange PGP keys with you.

So it makes sense that the show’s only main female character — Monica, the right hand of billionaire VC Peter Gregory — feels obliged to tell the crew of Pied Piper before they head to the battle at TechCrunch Disrupt that the place is a “vortex of distraction.” But it’s not the gizmos or other gimmicks, it’s the women.

“Normally, the tech world is 2 percent women, the next three days it’s 15 percent,” she warns gravely.

“It’s a goddamn meat market,” Gilfoyle deadpans.

The episode is all about how sparks fly when sex meets the single startup guy.

Some spoilers follow. Medium, though. 

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iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Fixes iMessage Errors, Probably Breaks Something Else

iOS-7-beta-4

iOS 7.1 takes another slow step closer to launch with the release of beta 4 to developers. As ever, the release notes are scant, so it’ll take some digging to really find out what has changed. There’s on bit of good news though: the Messages app should no longer lie to you about messages failing.

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Hidden Strings Inside Latest iTunes Beta Say You’ll Soon Be Able To Rent Your Apps

Hidden Strings Inside Latest iTunes Beta Say You’ll Soon Be Able To Rent Your Apps

Well, this is certainly unexpected. Apple may have kept secret a big change to the App Store that they’ll announce at the “Let’s Talk iPhone” event tomorrow: app rentals.

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iOS 5 Beta 3 Now Available For Download!

iOS 5 Beta 3 Now Available For Download!

Apple has just released the third beta of iOS 5 to registered developers, known as Build 9A5259f. We’re downloading and installing now, but in the mean time, if you’re a registered developer, get downloading at the iOS Dev Center.

Noticed anything new in Beta 3? Drop us a line in the comments below! Here are the release notes.

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Unlocking Your iPhone Just Became A Lot Harder in iOS 5 Beta 2

Unlocking Your iPhone Just Became A Lot Harder in iOS 5 Beta 2

Apple released its iOS 5 beta 2 firmware late last week, and in addition to modifying push notifications and activating Wi-Fi syncing, it has also killed one of the most popular and user friendly unlock tools for the iPhone 4.

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FaceTime for Mac Beta’s “Security Hole” Has Already Been Fixed

FaceTime for Mac Beta’s “Security Hole” Has Already Been Fixed

For a few hours yesterday, the Internet lit up with reports originating from Macwelt.de that there was a serious security hole in the FaceTime for Mac beta.

Frankly, calling it a “security hole” seemed even at the time a tad hyperbolic. Basically, the hole in FaceTime for Mac beta meant that once a user had logged into his account, that user’s AppleID and password could be altered within the app by anyone with physical access to the computer, without any other security checks.

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