Slashdot: Apple logo Slashdot: Apple


  • Many Drivers Never Use In-Vehicle Tech, Don't Want Apple Or Google In Next Car

    Thu 7:27am By samzenpus
    Lucas123 writes: Many of the high-tech features automakers believe owners want in their vehicles are not only not being used by them, but they don't want them in their next vehicle, according to a new survey by J.D. Power. According to J.D. Power's 2015 Driver…
  • Apple Launches Free iPhone 6 Plus Camera Replacement Program

    Sat 10:23am By timothy
    Mark Wilson writes: Complaints about the camera of the iPhone 6 Plus have been plentiful, and Apple has finally acknowledged that there is a problem. It's not something that affects all iPhone 6 Plus owners, but the company says that phones manufactured…
  • MDM Vulnerability In Apple iOS Sandbox Facilitates 'Rogue Apps'

    Aug 21, 2015, 8:55 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: A vulnerability in Apple's iOS sandbox, which could affect personal information as well as configuration settings, has been discovered by Appthority's Enterprise Mobility Threat Team. It affects all mobile device management (MDM)…
  • Could the Best Windows 10 Laptop Be a Mac?

    Aug 19, 2015, 3:25 pm By samzenpus
    dkatana writes: Now that Windows 10 is finally out there many people are looking for the best laptop with the power to make the new OS shine. The sweet spot appears to be in $900-$1500 machines from Dell, Asus and HP. But Apple, the company that has been…
  • Documents Indicate Apple Is Building a Self-Driving Car

    Aug 15, 2015, 9:25 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The Guardian has obtained correspondence through a public records request that indicate Apple is seeking a facility in the San Francisco area to test a self-driving car. "In May, engineers from Apple's secretive Special Project…
  • Thunderstrike2 Details Revealed

    Aug 12, 2015, 1:19 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Prior to DefCon and BlackHat, we learned that Trammell Hudson had developed a firmware worm for Apple machines that could spread over Thunderbolt hardware accessories. Now that both conferences have finished, Hudson has published…
  • Prosecutors Op-Ed: Phone Encryption Blocks Justice

    Aug 11, 2015, 3:14 pm By Soulskill
    New submitter DaDaDaaaaa writes: The New York Times features a joint op-ed piece by prosecutors from Manhattan, Paris, London and Spain, in which they decry the default use by Apple and Google of full disk encryption in their latest smartphone OSes (iOS 8 and…
  • Congressional Black Caucus Begs Apple For Its 'Trade Secret' Racial Data

    Aug 8, 2015, 2:51 pm By Soulskill
    theodp writes: In Silicon Valley this week, Rep. Barbara Lee called on Apple and other holdouts among the nation's tech companies to release federal data on the diversity of their work forces. She was with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to…
  • Tech's Enduring Great-Man Myth

    Aug 5, 2015, 8:23 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Did Steve Jobs deserve his reputation as a brilliant inventor? Since Jobs's death in 2011, Elon Musk has been thrust into the spotlight as a man who can shake the pillars of tech. Does he deserve that reputation? MIT's Technology…
  • OS X Bug Exploited To Infect Macs Without Need For Password

    Aug 5, 2015, 2:20 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: A new flaw has been discovered in the latest version of OS X which allows hackers to install malware and adware onto a Mac without the need for any system passwords, researchers say. The serious zero-day vulnerability was first…
  • Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail

    Aug 3, 2015, 3:18 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is reportedly testing a new feature which would allow Siri to answer your calls and then transcribe the voicemails as text messages. The iCloud service would then send users the text of that transcribed voicemail. Apple…
  • Researchers Create Mac "Firmworm" That Spreads Via Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapters

    Aug 3, 2015, 12:27 pm By Soulskill
    BIOS4breakfast writes: Wired reports that later this week at BlackHat and Defcon, Trammell Hudson will show the Thunderstrike 2 update to his Thunderstrike attack on Mac firmware (previously covered on Slashdot). Trammell teamed up with Xeno Kovah and Corey…
  • Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Lawsuit

    Jul 26, 2015, 1:11 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Nike and co-defendant Apple have reached an agreement to settle a class action suit that alleged false advertising from the two companies indicating that the FuelBand fitness watch had capabilities to track health. The two companies…
  • A Tweet-Sized Exploit Can Get Root On OS X 10.10

    Jul 23, 2015, 2:30 pm By timothy
    vivaoporto writes: The Register reports a root-level privilege-escalation exploit that allows one to gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac using code so small that fits in a tweet.…
  • Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

    Jul 20, 2015, 11:46 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost three months since the Apple Watch launched, and the tiny device hasn't taken people's wrists by storm. That's not to say it's a failure — experts estimate Apple has sold between three and five million of them,…
MacHash is your up to the minute Apple news source. It's a content discovery engine that continuously delivers the latest Apple, Mac and iOS headlines from the web's best sources.