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  • WikiLeaks details more CIA hacks, includes Mac Thunderbolt vulnerability

    Thu 8:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:The latest batch of files, dramatically named "DarkMatter" (after one of the tools described in the dump), consists of user manuals and other documentation for exploits targeting Apple MacBooks--including malware that leveraged a vulnerability in…
  • Apple acquires Workflow automation app

    Thu 8:46pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has purchased the app and team behind the popular Workflow app on iOS.…
  • iTunes adds rent once, watch anyway feature

    Wed 8:11pm By Mike Flaminio
    Update for iTunes 10.6 for macOS:Rent once, watch anywhere. Now you can enjoy your iTunes movie rentals across your devices with iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2.…
  • Anonymous Twitter attacker tied to iCloud account via SIM card

    Tue 8:40pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge: While AT&T didn't have any directly identifying data, the company's toll records showed that the SIM card had been used by an iPhone 6. That sent investigators looking for an iCloud account linked to the same number. After another search warrant to…
  • Apple revamps regular 9.7-inch iPad

    Tue 8:32pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tuesday Apple boosted its entry level 9.7-inch iPad and also trimmed the price. Not to be confused with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the regular iPad 9.7-inch replaces the iPad Air 2 as an entry model. Pricing starts out at $329 for a WiFi-only model with 32 GB and…
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

    Tue 8:26pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Tuesday added an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Editions to its lineup of iPhone options. Purchases of (PRODUCT)RED products feature a striking red color and portion of the sale is contributed to AIDS charity the Global Fund.…
  • Apple announces Clips video editing app for sharing videos

    Tue 8:21pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced an upcoming app for iOS geared towards quickly creating short videos for sharing. The app appears to streamlined way to make sharable content using a simple interface and animated captions.Clips lets users create multi-clip videos on iPhone or…
  • Report: Apple pursuing VR

    Mon 8:34pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:...no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At some point, he said last year, we will all "have AR…
  • AppleCare+ now available for iPhones up to 1 year after purchase

    Mon 8:21pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:A customer that purchases a new iPhone now has up to one year to purchase AppleCare+ for the device, compared to 60 days previously, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Apple has yet to update the fine print on its website, but…
  • Amazon Alexa arrives on iOS

    Mar 16, 2017, 8:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Inside of the Amazon App for iOS, there will be a microphone icon near the top of the screen that you can press to call up Alexa. You'll be able to ask the assistant almost anything you'd normally be able to ask through a device like the Echo. That…
  • Carnegie Mellon University help crack iPhone for government agency

    Mar 16, 2017, 8:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The FBI reportedly collaborated with a prominent university to unlock an iPhone connected to a terrorism case.…
  • iOS 11 may require 64-bit apps

    Mar 15, 2017, 8:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Since February 2015, Apple has required submitted apps to be 64-bit compliant. iOS 11 could potentially be the inevitable cut off for old apps that have not since been updated.…
  • Privacy/security blogger joins Apple

    Mar 14, 2017, 9:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jonathan Zdziarski:I'm pleased to announce that I've accepted a position with Apple's Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals so passionate about protecting the security and privacy…
  • Stopping auto-play videos

    Mar 14, 2017, 9:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    This has been making the rounds today and is pretty cool tip:…
  • Apple Sticker Fight ad promotes Message

    Mar 13, 2017, 8:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is promoting iOS 10's stickers for Messages in its latest web ad. Apple has created a short url to the stickers section of the App Store. Article Link
  • iPhone rumor round-up

    Mar 12, 2017, 5:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    It seems the rumors have been flowing early this year with the next iPhone. Part of that is most likely because the next Apple upgrade is highly anticipated as a major update after the iPhone 7 was limited to under the hood changes.…
  • End-to-end encryption and government snooping

    Mar 12, 2017, 5:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA hacking tools suggests end to end encryption poses a challenge for mass surveillance efforts.…
  • Detailed look at a fake iPhone

    Mar 12, 2017, 5:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Crude, but interesting photo album of an iPhone knockoff. Labeled as "iPhone S," the fake passes first look test both on hardware an software. Dig a little deeper though, like trying to get iCloud working, things fall apart. Article Link
  • Secret iPhone calibration machine used in Apple Stores

    Mar 8, 2017, 7:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Motherboard:According to those people, the calibration machine is a microwave-sized device that costs tens of thousands of dollars and has a mechanical arm that can run the iPhone through a battery of tests to make sure it's working properly. More…
  • Apple says many vulnerabilities in Wikileaks hack have been fixes

    Mar 8, 2017, 7:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple made a statement about the propertied leak of CIA hacking tools. The leak claims to have exploits for iOS.…
  • WikiLeaks claims to have CIA hacking war chest

    Mar 7, 2017, 8:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    USA Today: WikiLeaks says the archive appears to have been circulated among former government hackers and contractors, one of whom provided WikiLeaks with portions of it. The website says the CIA hacking division involved "more than 5,000 registered users and…
  • iTunes Terms and Conditions as a graphic novel

    Mar 7, 2017, 7:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    R. Sikoryak this week published a graphic novel called Terms and Conditions. It essentially a graphic novel of the iTunes Terms and Conditions that we all impatiently click through.…
  • Interview with former Apple retail VP Ron Johnson

    Mar 6, 2017, 7:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Recode has an interesting hour+ long interview with Apple's former VP for retail Ron Johnson. Johnson told some old Apple and Steve Jobs stories, including how he got hired:"I get the call, 'Hey, can you come back?'" he added. "I walk in, he [Jobs] goes, 'Hey,…
  • The Louis Vuiitton gold crocodile case

    Mar 6, 2017, 7:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Purseblog:As we originally reported, the Eye-Trunk (I'm assuming Vuitton went with that because Apple has legal protections over names that begin with the lowercase i, like iTrunk) comes in sizes for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. All three currently…
  • Report: Apple still courting Hollywood for content

    Mar 6, 2017, 7:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The New York Post on Apple's recent activity in Hollywood:There have been reports in recent weeks about Apple looking to kick-start a business in original TV programming.…