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  • Celebrate says it can unlock any iPhone

    Mon 4:03pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wired:On Friday afternoon, the Israeli forensics firm and law enforcement contractor Cellebrite publicly announced a new version of its product known as a Universal Forensic Extraction Device or UFED, one that it's calling UFED Premium. In marketing that…
  • Have I Been Pwned owner is looking for a buyer

    Mon 3:57pm By Mike Flaminio
    Troy Hunt, the keeper of the info-security site Have I Been Pwed is looking to transition to essentially hobby into a solid business. The creator is looking for someone to purchase the site.…
  • Report: Apple gearing up to do 6 movies a year with awards push

    Mon 3:44pm By Mike Flaminio
    The New York Post is reporting Apple is looking to finance about six movies a year. The company is reportedly targeting stories that could win it awards. Since announcing plans to compete with Netflix in March, Apple has been busy with a new project: financing…
  • Microsoft and Apple bring new iCloud app to Windows

    Thu 4:21pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10. While iCloud has always been available on Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a sync feature that####s based on the same tech behind…
  • Apple may be looking to aquire Intel's 5G gusiness

    Thu 4:15pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report suggests Apple is still actively interested in acquiring Intel's 5G modem business. Intel shuttered its efforts to develop next generation mobile modems after Apple and Qualcomm came to a long-term agreement to supply modems. The modems will…
  • Apple listening to customers

    Jun 10, 2019, 5:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Marco Arment:Then, in April 2017, out of nowhere, Apple held a Mac Pro roundtable discussion with the press to announce that they were in the early stages of completely redesigning the Mac Pro.…
  • New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

    Jun 3, 2019, 5:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Designed for maximum performance, expansion and configurability, the all-new Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics…
  • iOS 13

    Jun 3, 2019, 5:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today previewed iOS 13, introducing a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map. iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimizations…
  • Apple introduces iPadOS

    Jun 3, 2019, 4:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced a new operating system platform with a dedicated OS for the iPad. iPhones and iPads have increasingly diverged over the years as Apple has positioned the iPad as a laptop alternative rather than a media consumption device. This change seems to…
  • watchOS 6

    Jun 3, 2019, 4:50 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today previewed watchOS 6, which empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store directly on Apple Watch.…
  • macOS Catalina

    Jun 3, 2019, 4:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    With macOS Catalina, Apple is replacing iTunes with its popular entertainment apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app. The all-new Sidecar feature enables users to extend their Mac desktop by using their iPad as a second display or as a…
  • tvOS 13 introduces redesigned Apple TV approach

    Jun 3, 2019, 4:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    With tvOS 13, Apple TV 4K gains an immersive new Home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade; expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screen savers filmed…
  • Back to Mac feature ending July 1 for all version of macOS

    Jun 3, 2019, 11:44 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple: As of July 1, 2019, Back to My Mac service will no longer be available in any version of macOS. You can use these alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop access.…
  • iPhone cellular download limit bumped to 200 MB

    Jun 3, 2019, 11:38 am By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac notes that Apple has increased its iOS limit for downloading files over mobile networks from its services. iOS users can now download apps, games, movies, and other media from the App and iTunes store up to 200 MB in size. 9 to 5 Mac notes that App…
  • iPassword 7.3 for Mac

    May 31, 2019, 4:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Agile Bits this week updated 1Password for macOS. The update revisits changes made last year to the password Mini engine for quickly getting information out of 1Password. This information can plug into a browser form or app entry. The function streamlines the…
  • iPhone apps phoning home at night

    May 28, 2019, 4:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Washington Post:On a recent Monday night, a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers got reports from my iPhone. At 11:43 p.m., a company called Amplitude learned my phone number, email and exact location. At 3:58 a.m.,…
  • New iPod touch gets A10 Fusion boost

    May 28, 2019, 4:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today updates its iPod touch media device for additional horsepower. The move appears to be geared for augmented reality functions, which might give some insights into its near term plans. The iPod touch has long been an entry-level into iOS with a…
  • All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It

    May 28, 2019, 4:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wired has a basic overview of Google's privacy controls. Some certainly add value for users, but it's a good idea to at least understand the tracking you're opting into. For example:It's this kind of deep digging that lets Google warn you when your flight is…
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops to offer an 8-core CPU

    May 21, 2019, 5:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with faster Intel 8th and 9th generation processors. With the refresh, Apple now offers an 8-core CPU. Apple says the new MacBook Pro offers 40 percent faster than the previous fasted portable Mac with a 6-core…
  • Apple offers new repair program for laptop keyboards

    May 21, 2019, 5:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has issued a new repair program addressing issues around its problematic laptop keyboards. Apple described the issue has letters repeating, letters not appearing, and key feeling sticky or not responding consistently to typing.…
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro repair program

    May 21, 2019, 5:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple issued a repair program for the 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops. The laptops are designated as having either four or three Thunderbolt 3 ports. The program is limited to qualifying laptops within 4 years of purchase.…
  • Microsoft Edge preview available for macOS

    May 21, 2019, 9:34 am By Mike Flaminio
    Microsoft announced the release of a preview version of its new Edge web browser for macOS. Microsoft's new browser effort breaks from its Internet Explorer, which left the Mac over 15 years ago. Based on Chromium, the browser is Microsoft's attempt to give…
  • Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings 25

    May 21, 2019, 9:30 am By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:The estate of Harold Arlen, the man responsible for composing Over the Rainbow and numerous other classic songs, is suing Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora for selling unauthorized recordings of some of the songwriter####s most famous…
  • 5G outlook for 2019

    8:51pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge has a short Q/A around the hype of 5G wireless. The short answer is that 5G no one should be worrying about 5G on their phone this year. Basically, 5G will require a lot more time to build out, so there's no rush to have a 5G-capable modem. But even…
  • Revamped Apple TV app now available

    May 13, 2019, 5:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today released a round of OS updates for its platforms. The new Apple TV app that, as previously announced, is now available with iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. The update brings a new experience for those subscribing directly through content providers. The…