The Examiner received the latest Mashable video on or about Sept. 23, 2013. Like most folks you are probably most interested in the "alleged" iPhone 5S Touch ID hack - that appears in about the middle of the video. The hack has been reported by the BBC News. A previous Gadget List mentioned the Saturday (Sept. 21, 2013) release of the new BBM service for Android and iPhone. The new "universal" BBM has been paused. The Apple TV 6.0 service has also been paused.
Again, most are probably intrigued that the Apple Touch ID scanner system has been hacked. Spoiler alert: If you have watched the Nicholas Cage version of "Gone in 60 Seconds" you probably have a 'feel' for this hack. An HD photo of the specific print is required to begin the hack. A number of viscous materials like pink milk latex, wood glue or cyanoacrylate are required. Then some solid powders like wood dust or graphite are suggested to complete the fake print. The "hack" (via the Chaos Computer Club) is OK - but would not appear to be "universal". That's just an opinion. The ultimate authority might be Istouchidhackedyet.com.
The release of the BBM (BlackBerry Messaging service) to iPhone and Android was posted earlier. However, a "rogue" Android app was released unofficially. The BBM Blog reports that "1.1 million app users were picked up in 8 hours". Unfortunately the rogue Android app had to be disabled according to the post. Thus the engineers at BlackBerry have had to get back to work on the new BBM app during this pause. Equally unfortunate is that the Blog does not explain why this caused (?) an unexpected pause in the app release. Similar posts appear on the @BBM twitter feed.
Another pause in digital service comes from Apple TV's pause in ATV 6.0. You can still purchase an Apple TV but no mention of 6.0 is on the site. The 9 to 5 Mac post actually described the 6.0 update as "botched". You may want to stick with 5.3. However 6.0 firmware should be available. You might want to pause on any use of the BBM Android app, Touch ID and ATV 6.0 updates (but it should be fixed). Existing BBM services should still be operable.