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  • Snowden has plans for a device to monitor your iPhone's radios

    Thu 9:04pm By Mike Flaminio
    Edward Snowden and Andrew "Bunnie" Huang announced Thursday plans for a hardware monitor for smartphones. The device would attach to the devices internal attends and watch for unexpected wireless traffic. The goal is to alert users that they phone may be…
  • Report: Unannounced Apple Car ship date slips

    Thu 8:54pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:…
  • Gorilla Glass 5 coming later this year

    Thu 8:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs.…
  • Apple patent on cellular MacBooks

    Wed 5:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    I don't really pay much attention to patent stuff because it doesn't mean anything. Patently Apple though caught my eye on a recently granted patent involving cellular functionality in MacBooks.An electronic device such as electronic device 10 of FIG. 1 may…
  • BlackBerry CEO criticizes Apple's privacy stance

    Wed 5:43pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mixed messages from BlackBerry CEO John Chen. He was speaking at BlackBerry's Security Summit this week:…
  • HBO streaming up, Netflix down

    Tue 9:11pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:The clear winner in HBO's June quarter was the sixth season of the HBO original series Game of Thrones, which garnered 25.1 million viewers, up from 20.2 million viewers in the previous season. Jeff Cusson, a spokesperson for HBO, told Ars over…
  • U.S. Army Special Ops to switch from Android to iOS

    Tue 9:04pm By Mike Flaminio
    Military.com:The iPhone is "faster; smoother. Android freezes up" and has to be restarted too often, the source said. The problem with the Android is particularly noticeable when viewing live feed from an unmanned aerial system such as Instant Eye, the source…
  • Apple Music gains iTunes Match

    Mon 4:55pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jim Dalrymple: One of the biggest complaints about Apple Music over the past year was that it wouldn't properly match songs subscribers had in their existing iTunes libraries. That problem is being fixed by Apple.…
  • SoftBank makes bid to acquire ARM

    Mon 4:48pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:UK chip designer ARM has agreed to a whopping buyout offer from Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank for �24.3 billion (~$32 billion)--the deal comes just weeks after Brits voted to exit the European Union.…
  • Apple proposal for streaming royalties may squeeze Spotify

    Jul 17, 2016, 9:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Copyright Royalty Board is accepting comment on statutory rates for downloads and interactive streaming services. The new term is set to run 2018-2022. Apple, Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon, and RIAA are expected to provide comment on the proposed new…
  • On Apple's upcoming Swift Playgrounds app

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wired:Minutes after launching the app, you can learn to string together a few commands. Then you can watch them execute. You can move Byte forward with a simple "moveforward ()" command. You can pack three "turnleft ()" commands into a function and use that to…
  • Apple's Eddie Cue on why it and isn't creating original content

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    There's been a lot of speculation surrounding Apple's grand plans for Apple TV. Yesterday, news broke that Apple is auditioning for an unscripted reality show about developing apps. Plus numerous productions tied to Apple Music with Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift,…
  • Razer announces iPad Pro mechanical keyboard

    Jul 14, 2016, 9:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Razer announced a new mechanical keyboard for the iPad Pro. The company claims it's the first mechanical keyboard for a mobile device, which seems about right. The Razer Mechanical Keyboard case features new ultra-low-profile mechanical switches. The company…
  • Planet of the Apps

    Jul 13, 2016, 5:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is auditioning for an unscripted reality TV show called Planet of the Apps. The casting call is asking for contestants who can have a functioning app for demo by October 21st. The show is expected to start filming this year and into 2017 in Los Angeles.…
  • Pokemon Go gets patched, U.S. Senator asks questions

    Jul 12, 2016, 9:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Today the widely popular Pokemon Go app for iOS got an update to address concerns over excessive access to personal information. When authenticating through Google's services, the app apparently granted all available access to the user's account, which…
  • Pokemon Go and Google login seems a bad idea

    Jul 11, 2016, 8:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Pokemon Go mania is going strong, but if you signed up using your Google account, you may want to think twice. The authentication on iOS appears to grant the app full access.…
  • 22-year-old engineer pushes Apple's accessibility efforts

    Jul 10, 2016, 8:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mashable:Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager for global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple, says a notable part of the company's steps toward accessibility is its dedication to making inclusivity features standard, not specialized. This allows those…
  • Solving All the Wrong Problems

    Jul 10, 2016, 7:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Allison Arieff for the New York Times:We are overloaded daily with new discoveries, patents and inventions all promising a better life, but that better life has not been forthcoming for most. In fact, the bulk of the above list targets a very specific (and…
  • Verizon shuffled wireless data plans

    Jul 6, 2016, 5:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon Wednesday announced changes to its Verizon Plan. Essentially prices are increasing $5-$10 per month, but Verizon is increasing data caps and introducing a rollover feature. So, while you'll be getting more, you'll be paying more, but you get to retain…
  • New backdoor malware tries to gain control of Macs

    Jul 6, 2016, 5:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bitdefender Labs is reporting a new malware was found in the wild. Called Backdoor.MAC.Elanor, the software attempts to gain hidden access to macOS machines. The software was discovered on a software update site and called EasyDoc Converter.� File manager…
  • WSJ: Next iPhone to drop 16 GB option

    Jul 5, 2016, 9:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal recaps things that it expects to see in the next iPhone. Generally well sourced, the WSJ's confirms some rumors such as no headphone jack and entry model starting at 32 GB rather than 16 GB.…
  • Apple, Donate Live America team up for organ donor program

    Jul 5, 2016, 9:01 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple and Donate Life America announced today that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10. Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can…
  • Second linked to iCloud phishing scam pleads guilty

    Jul 4, 2016, 11:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Edward Majerczyk pled guilty for his role in a 2014 release of celebrity photos and videos. Majerczyk reportedly now faces up to five years in prison for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Ace.…
  • Apple and a DIY repair YouTuber

    Jul 4, 2016, 11:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Louis Rossmann creates video guides on repairing electronics, with a lot of videos for Apple's gear. His guides are great and often are critical if not caustic towards designs where its difficult to repair components rather than replace.…
  • Spotify makes claims of anti-competitive behavior against Apple

    Jun 30, 2016, 8:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    recode: n a letter sent this week to Apple's top lawyer, Spotify says Apple is "causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers" by rejecting an update to Spotify's iOS app.…
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