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  • Apple Won't Collect Your Data For Its AI Services Unless You Let It

    Fri 4:40pm By manishs
    Apple doesn't like collecting your data. This is one of iPhone maker's biggest selling points. But this approach has arguably acted as a major roadblock for Apple in its AI and bots efforts. With iOS 10, the latest version of company's mobile operating system,…
  • Apple Discontinues Thunderbolt Display

    Thu 11:30pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple has officially told several news sites that it plans to discontinue the Thunderbolt Display, which has been available online and in Apple retail stores since it was first introduced in 2011. "We're discontinuing the Apple…
  • SanDisk Made an iPhone Case With Built-In Storage

    Thu 6:40pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: SanDisk has made its iXpand Memory Case to alleviate the problem that Apple creates when they release an iPhone in 2016 with only 16GB of on-board storage. The iXpand Memory Case is an iPhone case with flash storage built directly…
  • BitTorrent Adds Music, Video Streaming Options With Re-Launched BitTorrent Now

    Thu 12:40pm By manishs
    Dan Rys, reporting for Billboard:As streaming continues to consolidate its foothold as a major force in the music-listening community, more and more players are getting into the increasingly crowded space. Today, BitTorrent announced it is adding an…
  • Apple Says iOS Kernel Cache Left Unencrypted Intentionally, Nothing To Worry About

    Thu 10:40am By manishs
    The iOS 10 kernel, which Apple released to enthusiasts last week, is not encrypted, according to a report. Security experts expressed their surprise and puzzlement over this in a report by MIT News. The iPhone maker, after remaining tight-lipped over the…
  • KFC Introduces Meal Box That Doubles As A Smartphone Charger

    Wed 8:05pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: KFC has introduced a limited edition 5-in-1 Meal Box to select KFC outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The box has one mighty special feature: it will charge a user's smartphone while they eat. The company has partnered with a Mumbai-based…
  • 'Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives'

    Wed 12:40pm By manishs
    According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's upcoming iPhone won't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The news has already upset many people. The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote on Tuesday that the decision of getting rid of the legacy headphone port is "user hostile and…
  • Kernel of iOS 10 Preview Is Not Encrypted -- Nobody Knows Why

    Wed 10:00am By manishs
    Security experts are claiming that iOS 10 preview, which Apple made available to enthusiasts last week, is not secure. iOS 10 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. It will be available to standard customers later this year (likely around…
  • LeBron James Used A Steve Jobs Speech To Motivate The Cavs To Victory

    Wed 9:00am By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from BGR: Well, LeBron James finally accomplished what he set out to do when he announced his triumphant return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014: he brought an NBA championship to Cleveland. Going into the NBA Finals, the…
  • Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid

    Tue 7:25pm By manishs
    A WSJ report on Tuesday claimed that the next iPhone won't have the 3.5mm headphone port. A handful of smartphones such as LeEco's Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and Le Max 2 that have launched this year already don't have a headphone jack. The Verge's Nilay Patel has an…
  • Apple Starts To Shell Out $400 Million To Customers In eBook Settlement

    Tue 6:45pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: Starting today, millions of e-book purchasers will get either credits or checks for twice their losses, said legal firm Hagens Berman, which helped litigate the class action lawsuit. CNET reports: "Apple is on the hook for $400…
  • Apple Unlikely to Make Big Changes for Next iPhone

    Tue 1:20pm By manishs
    The next iPhone isn't going to look much different from the last year's iPhone 6s, or 2014's iPhone 6. According to a WSJ report (paywalled; alternate source), Apple will release two new iPhone models with screen sizes 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, and both the…
  • Big Tech Squashes New York's 'Right To Repair' Bill

    Jun 19, 2016, 12:30 pm By manishs
    Damon Beres, writing for The Huffington Post: Major tech companies like Apple have trampled legislation that would have helped consumers and small businesses fix broken gadgets. New York state legislation that would have required manufacturers to provide…
  • Apple Explains Why iMessage Isn't Coming To Android

    Jun 17, 2016, 7:20 pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: Ahead of Apple's WWDC keynote this year, one of the more bizarre and sketchy rumors we saw take shape claimed that Apple was planning to deliver iMessage to Android. As is typically the case, the rumor…
  • Thanks To Apple's Influence, You're Not Getting A Rifle Emoji

    Jun 17, 2016, 2:40 pm By manishs
    Charlie Warzel, reporting for BuzzFeed News: Unicode, the technical organization in charge of selecting and overseeing emojis, debated and ultimately decided to remove a rifle from its list of new emoji candidates in 2016, according to multiple persons who…