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Australia Hopes to Strong-Arm Tech Companies Into Giving Up That Precious Encrypted Data Australia Hopes to Strong-Arm Tech Companies Into Giving Up That Precious Encrypted Data

Last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became the subject of ridicule when he insisted his country’s laws would “prevail” in a war with mathematics to ensure law enforcement’s access to encrypted data. Now we know what the anti-encryption law says, and legislators have apparently changed tactics but…

Turkey's President Calls for Boycott of American Electronics Like the iPhone as Trade War Heats Up Turkey's President Calls for Boycott of American Electronics Like the iPhone as Trade War Heats Up

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country of 81 million people will boycott American consumer electronics, including Apple’s iPhone. The declaration comes as a trade war between the United States and Turkey has caused the Turkish currency, the lira, to plummet over the past few days, sending…

Apple's Sole Main Processor Supplier Just Got Hit With a Computer Virus Apple's Sole Main Processor Supplier Just Got Hit With a Computer Virus

A computer virus infected systems at multiple Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) factories on Friday night, disrupting operations at precisely the same time it is attempting to ramp up production for tech giant Apple’s future lines of iPhones, Bloomberg reported.

Amid Massive Court Battle, Qualcomm Says Apple Won't Be Using Its Modems in the Next iPhone Amid Massive Court Battle, Qualcomm Says Apple Won't Be Using Its Modems in the Next iPhone

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm confirmed in a conference call on Wednesday that it does not believe Apple, with whom it has been locked in a vicious, escalating court battle over royalties and patents since 2017, will use its modems in its next generation of iPhones.

Report: Apple Restructuring Its India Sales Division After Weak iPhone Sales in First Half of 2018 Report: Apple Restructuring Its India Sales Division After Weak iPhone Sales in First Half of 2018

Apple has been having a rough time in India including the loss of three key executives as it continues to struggle to beat single-digit market share in the country, which is the third-largest market for smartphones in the world, according to a weekend report in Bloomberg.

Apple's New iOS Cop-Blocking Feature Has a Pesky 'Workaround,' Security Firm Says Apple's New iOS Cop-Blocking Feature Has a Pesky 'Workaround,' Security Firm Says

Apple’s latest version of iOS, released yesterday, includes USB Restricted Mode, a security measure that seems designed to prevent unwanted decryption of iPhones by both bad actors and law enforcement using passcode cracking tools.

Apple and Google Questioned by Members of Congress Over User Tracking Apple and Google Questioned by Members of Congress Over User Tracking

Top House Republicans of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent the CEOs of Apple and Alphabet letters today, requesting they answer questions about the collection of data through their devices—such as emails, location data, and users’ voices.

Want to Appear Rich? Buy an iPhone Want to Appear Rich? Buy an iPhone

It’s difficult (and generally not all that productive) to guess how wealthy someone is based on appearances. But if you really need a shorthand to figure out if someone is rich or not, a new study suggests all you need to do is see what kind of phone they own. If it’s an iPhone, odds are they’re doing well for…

Apple Music Reportedly Just Beat Spotify in the U.S. With the Users That Matter Most Apple Music Reportedly Just Beat Spotify in the U.S. With the Users That Matter Most

As Tidal continues to struggle, Apple Music has found major success, and if a report leaked to Digital Music News is true, Apple Music may have just become the most popular on-demand streaming music service in the U.S.—at least as far as paying users go.

Hacking Firm's Ex-Employee Made Off With Menacing Spy Tools, Israel Says Hacking Firm's Ex-Employee Made Off With Menacing Spy Tools, Israel Says

Israeli hacking firm NSO Group is mostly known for peddling top-shelf malware capable of remotely cracking into iPhones. But according to Israeli authorities, the company’s invasive mobile spy tools could have wound up in the hands of someone equally, if not far more, devious than its typical government clients.

Apple Rumored to Make iPhones Colorful Again Apple Rumored to Make iPhones Colorful Again

About a month ago, rumors leaked that Apple was testing green and purple paint jobs for the next batch of iPhones, and while it seemed like a stretch, new info from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now added a bit more credibility to the idea that a bunch of brightly color iPhones might be available later this…

How Apple's New Software Turned My Life Upside Down How Apple's New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better. This…

Well This Is the Weirdest iPhone Rumor We've Heard in a While Well This Is the Weirdest iPhone Rumor We've Heard in a While

With the massive success of Apple’s AirPods, reports about a new pair of premium, wireless earbuds and over-the-ear headphones arriving in 2019 already seem like a forgone conclusion. However, if a report from the Nikkei is true, the future of Apple’s AirPods might not be as obvious as we thought.

There's a Brute Force Hack That Can Bypass the iPhone's Passcode Limit [Update: Maybe Not!] There's a Brute Force Hack That Can Bypass the iPhone's Passcode Limit [Update: Maybe Not!]

Apple is a perpetual battle to stay ahead of hackers and secure its devices but a new bug discovered by a security researcher and reported by ZDNet shows the passcode that protects iOS devices can be bypassed through a brute force attack, leaving iPhones and iPads vulnerable to being exploited.

Wait, What the Hell Happened to Apple AirPower? Wait, What the Hell Happened to Apple AirPower?

When Apple debuted the iPhone X last fall, the company also announced AirPower, a wireless charging pad with special Apple magic that would let you charge three devices at once faster than traditional Qi wireless chargers. But now, nine months later, AirPower still isn’t here, and it’s not clear when it will actually…

The Trump Administration Reportedly Promised Tim Cook There Won't Be Tariffs on iPhones The Trump Administration Reportedly Promised Tim Cook There Won't Be Tariffs on iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose company took in $17.9 billion in 2017's last quarter from China and has much of its supply chain located there, has been running around trying to slow down a possible US-China trade war threatened by Donald Trump’s administration—and while the White House might be largely ignoring his…

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…

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.…

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.

Shortcuts Is Apple’s Solution to Making Siri More Useful Shortcuts Is Apple’s Solution to Making Siri More Useful

According to Apple, Siri is the most-used digital assistant on the planet. But for anyone who has ever used Alexa or the Google Assistant, that doesn’t mean Siri is always the smartest. To give Siri more ways to help you out, Apple has created a new app called Shortcuts that will debut with iOS 12.

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