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The Supreme Court Case That Could Tear Down Apple's Walled Garden The Supreme Court Case That Could Tear Down Apple's Walled Garden

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider an appeal in a long-delayed case that revolves around whether Apple’s App Store policies constitute a monopolistic practice that violates antitrust laws.

One of macOS’ Most Useful Features May Be Making Your Files Less Secure One of macOS’ Most Useful Features May Be Making Your Files Less Secure

A bug in macOS’ Quick Look feature has seemingly been known to forensic experts for the better part of a decade, but security researcher Wojciech Regula shed new light on how the vulnerability actually works in a report published earlier this month.

iOS 12 to Feature Automatic Location Sharing for 911 Calls iOS 12 to Feature Automatic Location Sharing for 911 Calls

After pissing off law enforcement with its announcement that iOS 12 will include a tool intended to circumvent cracking of iPhone encryption, Apple has a new feature that police will probably like: Automatic transmission of location data when a user calls 911.

Apple Manages to Snag Oprah Winfrey to Make Shows, Possibly for Subscription Video Service Apple Manages to Snag Oprah Winfrey to Make Shows, Possibly for Subscription Video Service

Tech giant Apple has scored a huge victory in its $1 billion original programming push, signing a multiyear deal with host and media magnate Oprah Winfrey to produce as-of-yet unspecified streaming content. According to the Wall Street Journal, the signing of Winfrey is expected to play into its long-rumored launch of…

Apple Maps Was Broken for Hours Today?? Apple Maps Was Broken for Hours Today??

On Friday morning Apple Maps was unusable, apparently.

Updates From Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and More Updates From Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and More

Ryan Murphy says American Horror Story’s big crossover is happening this year. Could Lucasfilm be reviving Seth Green’s weird Star Wars comedy shorts? Plus, Brie Larson hypes up the strength of Captain Marvel, what’s to come on Cloak & Dagger, and our first look at the new Rocketeer animated series. Spoilers, away!

iPhone Hackers May Already Have a Workaround for Cops to Crack Apple's Newest Security Feature iPhone Hackers May Already Have a Workaround for Cops to Crack Apple's Newest Security Feature

Apple and the law enforcement community have been stuck in a back-and-forth over encryption for the last few years, and it’s heated up considerably this month since Apple announced a feature that would thwart a popular iPhone cracking method used by police. Now, the companies that work with law enforcement have…

Apple's Spaceship Campus Filled With Standing Desks to Improve 'Lifestyle' Apple's Spaceship Campus Filled With Standing Desks to Improve 'Lifestyle'

It’s good to have options, especially when it comes to ergonomics on the job. That’s why standing desks have become a hallmark of the modern workplace (or co-working space) despite their unclear health benefits. Still, if the man in charge wants ‘em, that means everyone’s getting ‘em, which is what happened at Apple.

Android P Beta vs iOS 12 Beta: Which Looks Most Promising? Android P Beta vs iOS 12 Beta: Which Looks Most Promising?

Both Google and Apple have started the long tease ahead of new software updates in the fall, with Android P and iOS 12 now available to users who are brave enough to take the plunge (and have a developer account, in Apple’s case). So which beta software looks most promising and gets us most excited? Here’s how they…

Cops Are Predictably Pissed About Apple's Plan to Turn Off USB Data Access on iPhones Cops Are Predictably Pissed About Apple's Plan to Turn Off USB Data Access on iPhones

Tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to prevent anyone who wants to gain access to a encrypted iOS device via techniques like Cellebrite’s GrayKey phone-hacking box by introducing an option to lock USB data access an hour after it’s locked, essentially turning iPhones, iPads, and iPods into sealed black boxes.…

Apple's New Privacy Guidelines May Get Facebook's Awful Onavo VPN Off the App Store Apple's New Privacy Guidelines May Get Facebook's Awful Onavo VPN Off the App Store

Apple’s new App Store privacy guidelines restricting apps that collect data on users’ friends—specifically, the address books of iPhone users—already seemed to be in large part a response to Facebook’s sprawling Cambridge Analytica data scandal. But the company could also be targeting Facebook’s Onavo Protect VPN…

Apple Will Punish Apps That Misuse Your Address Book Data Apple Will Punish Apps That Misuse Your Address Book Data

Apple quietly rolled out a new set of rules for developers last week, adding restrictions for apps that suck up the address books of iPhone users, Bloomberg reports. Developers could, for example, sell the databases filled with your friends’ contact information to boost their bottom lines. No more.

This USB-C iPhone Rumor Is Too Much This USB-C iPhone Rumor Is Too Much

A post by DigiTimes that’s making the rounds cites unnamed “sources at analog IC vendors” who say that Apple could be moving the iPhone and iPad to USB-C by 2019. That move would spell the gradual demise of Apple’s proprietary Lightning port, which was introduced in 2012 and has been the connector for basically every…

A Mix-Up Meant Malware Could Have Posed as Apple Software, and Nobody Noticed for Over 10 Years A Mix-Up Meant Malware Could Have Posed as Apple Software, and Nobody Noticed for Over 10 Years

Security researchers on Tuesday unveiled a method that could’ve allowed hackers to bypass a wide range of commercial products designed to protect Apple devices from malware. While there’s no evidence the bypass was ever used maliciously, the issue went unnoticed for over a decade.

Apple's New Guidelines for the iOS App Store Include a Total Ban on Crypto-Mining Apple's New Guidelines for the iOS App Store Include a Total Ban on Crypto-Mining

With the price of Bitcoin approaching a 6-month low, there’s been a lot of uncertainty about the whole cryptocoin movement, and it seems Apple is dealing cryptocurrencies another blow by banning mining apps from the iOS App Store.

The FCC Lied to You, Facebook Nudes, and WWDC 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week The FCC Lied to You, Facebook Nudes, and WWDC 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Congratulations! If you believed Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s evidence-free assertion that someone launched a cyber attack on the agency’s website in 2017, rather than crashed after comedian John Oliver directed the audience of his insanely popular show to weigh in on Pai’s crusade to kill net…

Apple Isn't Your Friend Apple Isn't Your Friend

Apple has been steadily positioning itself as the anti-Facebook for a while now, and between verbal jabs aimed at the social media giant and privacy-focused product decisions, the patient goodwill campaign seems to be working. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t going to save us, and now’s the time to keep your guard up.

Heads Up, iOS Developers: Lots of You Are Flagrantly Breaking a Big NDA Heads Up, iOS Developers: Lots of You Are Flagrantly Breaking a Big NDA

WWDC 2018 is coming to a close, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of developers, who continue to tweet, blog, and take to Reddit with the things they’ve noticed about the next version of iOS. There’s only one problem with that. It’s a violation of the agreement they signed with Apple to become developers in the…

10 Useful New Features Hidden in the macOS Mojave Beta 10 Useful New Features Hidden in the macOS Mojave Beta

Earlier this week, Apple gave macOS 10.14 a name (Mojave), showed off some of its key features, and pushed out a developer preview to the world. We’ve been playing around with the brand new, rough-around-the-edges first beta of the new macOS, and these are some of the coolest and most useful features we’ve come across…

13 Useful New Features Hidden in the iOS 12 Beta 13 Useful New Features Hidden in the iOS 12 Beta

You may have heard that there’s a new version of iOS on the way, bringing with it Group FaceTime and a bunch of other cool stuff. Each iOS update ushers in more new features than Apple can cover in a keynote though, so we took a dive into the first iOS 12 developer preview to see what else is coming down the line.

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