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If you're in the market for a new tablet, Best Buy is running some rather remarkable deals on consumer and professional tablets from Apple. Both the standard 9.7-inch iPad and the 11-inch iPad Pro are available with a steep discount with free shipping or free in-store pickup. First up is the 9.7-inch iPad, which normally rings in at $329 for the 32GB model. However, Best Buy is currently selling the upgraded 128GB iPad for an even lower price of $299 (available in Silver, Space Gray or Gold). The regular price for the 256GB SKU is $429, so this represents a $130 discount. Amazon is currently selling the 32GB iPad for $249, but this deal from Best Buy is a far better deal in our opinion --... Read more...
Apple has never taken kindly or turned a blind eye to companies that try and make copies of its devices or software. It has in the past crushed companies that were trying to make Mac clones, and Apple has now filed a lawsuit against a company called Corellium that specializes in virtualized environments and software virtualization. Corellium of course also makes a virtualized copy of iOS that is meant to be a security tool for researchers. Apple doesn't see the benefit in offering such a service and says that the "true goal is profiting off" what Apple calls blatant infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of Florida. Corellium markets products that allow the creation of virtual... Read more...
Lots of details have leaked over the last several months that claim to give us some insight into what the next-gen iPhone models will look like. The new iPhone 11 models will be unveiled next month, and rumors so far have highlighted hardware including the camera and the SoC inside the device. A new leak has surfaced this week that reveals a few more details on the coming iPhone models. The leak claims that storage options will be 128GB for the base device with 256GB and 512GB versions offered as well. Some had expected Apple to unveil an iPhone with 1TB of storage, but that isn't expected to happen until the 2020 iPhones land. The iPhone model fitted with an LCD is tipped to continue with several... Read more...
The FAA has a history of banning devices from commercial flights that are covered in a recall that poses a fire risk. A fire in a commercial aircraft flying at altitude is a major hazard, to say the least. In the past, the FAA banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and now the agency has issued a ban that prevents any of the older 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks that are covered in a battery recall from being taken on commercial flights. The FAA issued a statement that noted it is aware of the recalled batteries used in some MacBook Pro laptops and that it has alerted U.S. airlines about the recall. The FAA reminded the airlines to follow safety guidelines for the recalled batteries, which means... Read more...
When it comes to Apple's 2019 iPhone family, we know quite a bit about the smartphones already, especially with respect to their designs. From the front, the smartphones are expected to look nearly identical to their 2018 counterparts, but out back, they're expected to add an additional camera inside a square housing. According to the latest rumors coming from the Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple will be using the same -- or at least visually similar -- square camera pod on the 2019 iPad Pro family. Even more dramatically, it's said that the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will now have three cameras, putting them on par with the 2019 iPhone Pro. This is a big upgrade considering... Read more...
There's no denying that Apple's iPhone sales have been slowing down as the smartphone market reaches the saturation point; yearly upgrades becoming increasingly less exciting; and prices creep higher and higher. New data from analytics firm Canalys shows that Apple faced especially tough pressure in Europe during the second quarter of 2019. According to Canalys, iPhone sales in the European market tumbled from 7.7 million in Q2 2018 to just 6.4 million during Q4 2019, which represented a 17 percent drop. Apple wasn't alone, however, in seeing its sales falter year-over-year. HMD Global and Huawei saw sales drops of 18 percent and 16 percent respectively, although the latter was able... Read more...
Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. have discovered a flaw in one of the most widely deployed pieces of software in the world, which also happens to be the backend for the contacts list on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. The software resource  that Check Point found the flaw in is called SQLite, a database engine that is used in computer operating systems, desktops, mobile phones, and lots more. SQLite is used in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Google Chrome, and Android, among many others. The fact that the SQLite database engine is so widely deployed has made it a rich target for would-be hackers. Hackers could exploit SQLite and gain administrative control of an iPhone,... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Apple will change the branding for its high-end iPhone line this year. Leaker CoinX posted via Twitter that the naming convention for the iPhone for 2019 will include "Pro" hinting that high-end versions of the smartphone might be called the iPhone Pro.  Reports indicate that CoinX has a short history of Apple leaks, but has been accurate with leaks in the past. The leaker was accurate on current iPhone naming, the iPad mini coming back, and the iPhone XS Max. The leaker was also correct on symmetry differences between iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. All the leak claimed was that the Pro name would be used. Apple already uses the Pro branding... Read more...
Back when the iPhone X launched in 2017, Apple unveiled its AirPower wireless charging mat, which could top off an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch all at the same time. Months passed, a year passed, and Apple eventually announced that AirPower had been canceled due to engineering challenges. Apple might not have its own multi-device wireless charging solution in place, but it is partnering with Mohpie to make Qi wireless charging mats widely available to customers. The company announced that two of Mophie's latest wireless chargers will be available: one that can charge two devices at once, and one that can charge three at a time. The first device is the Dual Wireless Charging Pad, which... Read more...
There are plenty of vulnerabilities in the biometrics that are commonly used for unlocking devices today, including fingerprint readers and Apple's Face ID. Researchers at the Black Hat USA 2019 conference this week demonstrated a new attack that allowed them to bypass a victim's Face ID and login to the user's phone. However, the method that the hackers had to use is a little disturbing, as they had to use an unconscious victim and place a pair of modified glasses on their face. To pull off the hack, the researchers placed tape carefully over the lenses of a pair of glasses and then put the glasses on the victim's face to show how Face ID could be bypassed in this specific scenario. The exploit... Read more...
Apple has notoriously been against the practice of consumers servicing gadgets on their own, whether it is through their own hands or by an unauthorized third party. Further evidence of this can be seen in a message that some iPhone users are seeing in regards to their batteries. There have been reports of Apple implementing a mechanism to detect if a user has replaced their iPhone battery on their own, and if so, the handset will display a warning message. Source: iFixIt Fortunately, it appears as though the battery icon in the upper-right corner still works normally, showing users how much battery life they have remaining. However, if an affected user navigates to Settings > Battery, there... Read more...
Apple has traditionally been very protective of its iPhone devices and the mechanisms surrounding iOS—just ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has butted heads with the Cupertino company over encryption. Be that as it may, Apple is reportedly set to hand out special iPhone models to security researchers in an effort to make them more secure. This is according to Forbes, which says Apple will be announcing this plan at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas later this week. In addition, Apple is also said to be planning to announce a bug bounty program for macOS, its desktop operating systems for various Mac computers. As it pertains to the iPhone, these special variants... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Apple has a tendency of waiting longer than some of its competition to roll out bleeding edge features. One of those is an in-display fingerprint sensor. While the technology is found on some Android devices, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will finally introduce the feature on its iPhone models starting in 2021. In-display fingerprint readers are already available on various Android phones, such as Samsung's Galaxy S10 series and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The latest iPhone models, however, rely on facial recognition technology (Face ID) to authenticate a user, or an iPhone X series owner can rely on old fashioned methods, such as tapping a PIN code. One reason why Apple might... Read more...
There is no doubt that the deal struck between Apple and Amazon to sell the former's iPhone and other products on the latter's online retail platform had a negative impact on some marketplace sellers. To what extent, however, is something the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now investigating, which could potentially lead to an antitrust complaint. That is getting ahead of things, though. Let's start with the backstory. In November of last year, Apple and Amazon ended a long-standing feud to finally allow Amazon to sell iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products directly, through authorized sellers in the Amazon Marketplace. That in and of itself appeared to be a good thing. However, it was less... Read more...
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