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Apple has just added the iPhone 6 Plus to its list of "obsolete" and "vintage" products, which means the company has ceased support and parts supply for the phone. The iPad Mini 4 has also been designated as vintage, which means it's a step closer to the obsolescence grave. As much as Apple products are... Read more...
I was pleasantly surprised by Apple's recent iPad Air announcement, with the 5th generation model getting the same spunky M1 processor that's found in the iPad Pro (and 5G connectivity too boot, albeit just sub-6GHz). The Mac Studio with its 20-core M1 Ultra option is intriguing, too. Looking ahead, though, Apple's... Read more...
The debate over whether smartphone owners should be legally compelled to involuntary unlock their handsets for law enforcement rages on, and advocates that they should just scored a key victory in New Jersey. In a 4-3 vote, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a former police office accused of tipping off a gang... Read more...
A jury has awarded $1.1 billion in damages to the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) after finding Apple and Broadcom guilty of infringing on its Wi-Fi patents. Apple bears the brunt of the penalty, as it has been ordered to pay $837.8 million in damages, while Broadcom is now legally compelled to fork over... Read more...
President Donald Trump has butted heads with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the past, but when it comes to use of encryption on iPhone handsets, he is squarely in the FBI's corner. Both he and the FBI want Apple to build a backdoor into iOS that would allow law enforcement officials to access... Read more...
Apple and the FBI have clashed over encryption policies on numerous occasions, with the latter pressuring the former to build a backdoor into iOS to make it easier for authorities to crack into locked iPhone handsets. To this point, Apple has not wavered, or so we thought. New information suggests Apple had... Read more...
Here we go again, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is exerting pressure on Apple to help unlock an older iPhone model as part of a crime investigation, and just like before, there's another layer to the story. On the surface, it might seem reasonable to pressure a device maker to thwart... Read more...
In a recent post to Twitter, President Donald Trump offered up harsh criticism on Apple's policy of refusing to "unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers, and other violent criminals," which boils down to a fundamental argument over privacy and encryption, and the iPhone maker's resistance to building a... Read more...
ASUS recently sent us its brand-spanking-new ROG Phone IIand we are in the process of evaluating the handset for a full review. We hope to have that posted within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we have some preliminary benchmarks and initial analysis to share, starting with the observation that this is the... Read more...
Apple caught some heat over its throttling mechanism in iOS, which reduces performance when the built-in battery degrades to a certain point. In response to the outrage that followed, Apple offered to replace out-of-warranty batteries at a discounted price$29, versus $49. Unfortunately, the discounted offer expired at... Read more...
Go home, Australian government, you're drunk. That's the general sentiment among technology firms and privacy advocates around the world, in response to a controversial encryption bill Australia's parliament passed this week. The new legislation forces companies to crack their own encryption when and if it's requested... Read more...
When Apple announced three different iPhone models back in September, the cheapest of the trio was the iPhone XR. That device was announced alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max, but didn't ship until late October. More recently a teardown of the iPhone XR found that the smartphone uses hybrid... Read more...
Apple has a history of butting heads with government officials over the topic of encryption, and specifically whether the Cupertino outfit should be forced to install a backdoor into its iOS devices primarily for law enforcement to use. It's not just the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that Apple disagrees... Read more...
Apple is a creature of habit, and those old habits have pretty much spoiled the launch of the upcoming next-generationiPhone and Apple Watch. Thanks to some rather amateurish mistakes on Apples part, product names, specifications, and colors for the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr and... Read more...
Usually when the government and Apple butt heads over a technology topic, it has to do with encryption, and specifically the lack of a built-in backdoor for lawmakers to bust through when investigating crimes. That is an ongoing topic, though it is not the only one. Concerned over the growing use of digital assistants... Read more...
The launch of Apple's 2018 family of iPhones is just a few months away, which means that the rumors surrounding the smartphones are starting to ramp up dramatically. The latest info leak suggests that at least one member of the new family will be available with more colorful finishes, which is a break from the... Read more...
The AppleiPhone has become so common with both upstanding citizens and nefarious criminals that law enforcement frequently is faced with trying to unlock the devices of people who are suspects in crimes to gather evidence. For suspects that are deceased, gathering evidence can be a challenge for law enforcement... Read more...
Cellebrite, an Israeli company known for selling solutions to law enforcement agencies around the globe to unlock smartphones, is back in the news again. This time around, the company is touting a new solution that would make it possible to crack just about any device that is currently running Apple's iOS 11 operating... Read more...
Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who now spends his days on philanthropy through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, made some comments that might ruffle a few feathers in the tech industry. Speaking to Axios, Gates warned that big tech companies should be careful not to put their own needs so far... Read more...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been unable to access data on a locked smartphone that belonged to Devin Patrick Kelly, the individual who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, leaving 26 people dead and several others injured. In a subsequent press release, the FBI identified the handset... Read more...
There's no secret that the FBI is not a big fan of device encryption on devices like smartphones. As we saw in the San Bernardino incident, then FBI director James Comey attempted to bully Apple into providing a backdoor to iOS and the Touch IDsafe enclave in order to break into an iPhone 5s that was used by... Read more...
Reports have been making the rounds over the last week (and for the past few years) that Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones when new iPhones are launched to push people to upgrade to the newer devices. The original claim that circulated was based on rather vague data relating to Google searches... Read more...
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