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  • Scareware Signed With Apple Cert Targets OS X Machines

    Fri 5:06pm By yaelk
    msm1267 writes: A unique scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines has been discovered, and it's likely the developer behind the malware has been at it a while since the installer that drops the scareware is signed with a legitimate Apple developer…
  • Foxconn Set To Acquire Sharp Corporation For $5.6 Billion

    Fri 4:46pm By yaelk
    Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing/assembly company, is reported to be finalizing a deal to acquire Sharp Corporation for $5.6 billion, with the beleaguered company having finally rejected a proposed government rescue package in favor of…
  • Have Your iPhone 6 Repaired, Only To Get It Bricked By Apple

    Fri 11:26am By timothy
    New submitter Nemosoft Unv. writes: In case you had a problem with the fingerprint sensor or some other small defect on your iPhone 6 and had it repaired by a non-official (read: cheaper) shop, you may be in for a nasty surprise: error 53. What happens is that…
  • Patent Troll VirnetX Awarded $626M In Damages From Apple

    Thu 4:11am By timothy
    Tackhead writes: Having won a $200M judgement against Microsoft in 2010, lost a $258M appeal against Cisco in 2013, and having beaten Apple for $368M in 2012, only to see the verdict overturned in 2014, patent troll VirnetX is back in the news, having been…
  • 7 Swift 2 Enhancements iOS Devs Will Love

    Feb 2, 2016, 9:30 am By timothy
    snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Paul Solt outlines how Apple has made good on Swift's emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in its latest update, offering up seven worthwhile enhancements to Swift 2, along with code samples. 'Many of the enhancements…
  • Apple Developing Wireless Charging For Mobile Devices

    Jan 31, 2016, 2:14 pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is currently working with partners in the US and Asia to develop wireless charging for iPhone and iPad. Mobile devices with wireless charging capabilities could be released as soon as next year. Apple has not released the…
  • Apple: Losing Out On Talent and In Need of a Killer New Device

    Jan 31, 2016, 4:43 am By timothy
    mspohr writes with a link to an interesting (and rather dour) take at The Guardian on the state of Apple, which holds that: "Despite its huge value, Silicon Valley developers are turned off by [Apple's] 'secretive, controlling' culture and its engineering is…
  • iOS App Update Technique Puts Users At Risk

    Jan 30, 2016, 8:28 am By timothy
    itwbennett writes: An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through Apple's normal review process, potentially opening the door to abuse and security risks for…
  • iTunes Radio Is Now "Apple Music" (and You Need a Subscription)

    Jan 29, 2016, 1:22 pm By timothy
    New submitter Kevin by the Beach writes: If you haven't noticed... If you try to play iTunes radio on your devices it is now paywalled (you can get a free three month trial at apple.com/music). The only reason I noticed is that I have an Apple TV which at one…
  • Tim Cook: What's Good For the US Dollar Is Bad For Apple

    Jan 28, 2016, 10:25 am By timothy
    theodp writes: For years," Charles Erwin Wilson famously said back in the day, "I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa." That was then. This is now. The Washington Post reports that a strong U.S. dollar is the…
  • Apple Court Testimony Reveals Why It Refuses To Unlock iPhones For Police

    Jan 25, 2016, 1:46 pm By samzenpus
    blottsie writes: Newly unsealed court transcripts from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York show that Apple now refuses to unlock iPhones for law enforcement, saying "In most cases now and in the future, the government’s requested…
  • Google Paid $1 Billion To Keep Search On iPhone

    Jan 22, 2016, 9:38 am By Soulskill
    phantomfive writes: As the Google v. Oracle copyright case drags on, Oracle is claiming that Android has generated $31 billion in revenue for Google, $22 billion of which was profit. Court records also show Google paid Apple $1 billion USD to keep their search…
  • Apple To Launch First European Development Center

    Jan 22, 2016, 3:04 am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple has announced plans to launch its first iOS app development center in Europe. The location will be in Naples, Italy, with the center aiming to teach youngsters how to code. The announcement was made 21 January and explained…
  • Tech's Big 5 -- Here to Stay?

    Jan 20, 2016, 11:14 am By Soulskill
    schwit1 tips a piece at the NY Times about the most entrenched companies in consumer technology: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. The article makes the case that these five have a such a strong grip on the modern tech industry that they're…
  • Apple, Samsung, and Sony Face Child Labor Claims

    Jan 19, 2016, 1:35 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Amnesty International has accused Apple, Samsung, Sony, and other tech companies of failing to do basic checks to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined by children. A new report explains how cobalt is harvested from…
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