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Recent Apple leaks have included details about the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iOS 11's gold master code. (Source: Technologizer)

Apple memo about leaks gets leaked

An internal memo warning Apple employees about the consequences of leaking information has been leaked. The tech giant has suffered from a considerable number of leaks in the past, and the memo warns that leakers face losing their...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:39:00 +0200
Luminescence shock avoidance technology could also potentially save battery power. (Source: Gadget Hacks)

Apple patent deals with luminescence shock

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent application for “Luminescence shock avoidance in display devices” that was filed by Apple in December 2017. Luminescence shock occurs when a device is tu...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:33:00 +0200
The Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Special Editions dazzle in glorious red. (Source: Apple)

Apple announces Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has announced the impending release of the Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The devices will be available to order from April 10 and physical units will start appearing in Apple stores in some countrie...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:46:00 +0200
Apple has released a patch for the Indian character bug that causes severe crashes on all platforms.

Apple releases patch to fix the Indian 'Telugu bug' on all platforms

Apple has released a patch that will fix the so-called 'Telugu bug' on iOS, MacOS, tvOS and WatchOS. When users receive a message or notification that contains a certain Indian character, the app crashes and becomes unusable. In s...
Jonathan Maes, Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:46:00 +0100
Apple confirms the US Government's probe into the iPhone throttling controversy. (Source: Hypebeast)

Apple responds to reports regarding the US Government's enquiry into throttling iPhones

Apple confirmed that the US Government has asked questions regarding intentional throttling of old iPhones and reaffirmed that it would not degrade the customer experience to force upgrades.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:42:00 +0100
Image: Computerworld.com

Apple devices are already protected against Meltdown without any hit to performance

With the massive vulnerabilities recently discovered in Intel CPUs, the main question on everyone's minds are when affected devices will be updated to guard against possible exploits. Apple is ahead of the game; apparently, the la...
Sam Medley, Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:27:00 +0100
Your iPhone could slow down due to an ageing battery. (Source: User TeckFire on Reddit)

Apple allegedly throttling older iPhones with degraded batteries

A user on Reddit has posted potential evidence that Apple could be throttling older iPhones relative to the output battery voltage to prevent them from drawing too much power. Although this is not the first instance of throttling ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:55:00 +0100
IHS graph shows how much the iPhone X costs to produce compared to previous models (Image source: Apple)

IHS chart shows how much the iPhone X costs to produce compared to previous models

The iPhone X costs almost 2.5x more than the original iPhone SE in materials alone which coincidentally matches the 2.5x retail price of the Apple flagship.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:39:00 +0100
Apple's iPhone 8 flagship family gets a new minor iOS update

Apple fixes the autocorrect bug on iPhones and iPads

The bug that came with iOS 11.1 and simply did not allow some users to type "i" by replacing it with "A" and a Unicode symbol has just been fixed by iOS 11.1.1. This update also takes care of an issue with Siri ("Hey Siri" sometim...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:35:00 +0100
Flag of the Peoples Republic of China. (Source: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

Qualcomm trying to get iPhone sales banned in China

Qualcomm has filed several lawsuits in China in an attempt to block iPhone sales over patent disputes.
Craig Ward, Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:53:00 +0200
Apple iPhone. (Source: Pixabay)

iPhone 7 was the most purchased phone internationally in the first half of 2017

Market intelligence firm, IHS Markit, have released their research showing the most popular models for the first half of 2017. The top 10 contains five Samsung models, four Apple models, and one Oppo model.
Craig Ward, Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:58:00 +0200
Microsoft Edge logo. (Source: Microsoft)

Forget Safari, now all iOS users can live life on the Edge

Microsoft has now opened their new Edge Browser for iOS beta up to allow any iOS user to join the beta program. Edge for iOS aims to bring features from the desktop and easy syncing.
Craig Ward, Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:50:00 +0200
When the cell towers and wifi goes down in an emergency, this is your best backup. (Source: Pixabay)

Apple tells the FCC they can't enable FM radio in the iPhone 8 because it doesn't have one

In response to the FCC asking Apple to "do the right thing" and enable the FM radio in the iPhone, Apple have responded to say they can't because the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 don't have FM radio hardware.
Craig Ward, Sat, 30 Sep 2017 03:11:00 +0200
The Wi-Fi exploit could be affecting billions of devices. (Source: Google)

Google and Apple release emergency patches to fix Wi-Fi exploit in iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

The Wi-Fi exploit works with any mobile device that integrates Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. Google and Apple claim they have released emergency patches for Android 8.0 Oreo and iOS 11, but it may take some time to patch all devices.
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:02:00 +0200
The iPhone X gets the same 3 GB of RAM as the 8 Plus, but larger battery. (Source: Apple)

iPhone X to pack 3GB of RAM, biggish (for Apple) 2,716 mAh battery

The iPhone X will pack one of the largest batteries Apple has put in a smartphone. It's RAM, however, will be the same 3 GB found in the iPhone 8 Plus.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:47:00 +0200
Legacy 32-bit apps will fail to launch on iOS 11. (Source: MacRumors)

PSA | Legacy 32-bit iOS apps will fail to run on iOS 11

The iOS 11 update is just around the corner for compatible Apple devices. Users of legacy 32-bit apps need to be aware of the fact that iOS 11 will not allow execution of 32-bit apps unless they have been updated by the developer ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:44:00 +0200
The iPhone X features an full-body OLED display. (Images: Apple)

This is the iPhone X: Apple's flagship, reimagined

The iPhone X brings a complete overhaul to the iPhone's design language. Featuring a 5.8-inch full-body display, the iPhone X brings new innovations to Apple's flagship line, including improved camera optics, facial recognition, a...
Sam Medley, Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:15:00 +0200
The iPhone X could pack a hexa-core punch. (Source: iDrop News)

iPhone X could pack a hexa-core processor

Apple seems intent on making sure that its next flagship iPhone packs a performance punch. Leaked code from a Gold Master build of iOS 11 indicates that it will feature a hexa-core processor.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:46:00 +0200
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands

Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +0200
Huawei has overtaken Apple as the No. 2 global smartphone maker. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei overtakes Apple for No. 2 global smartphone maker spot

Huawei is now the second most popular smartphone maker, according to data from Counterpoint. Although the iPhone 7 range is still the most popular on the market, Huawei's popularity in China has driven its sales success.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:51:00 +0200
The VMI document offers an insight as to how Apple classifies the service eligibility of a device. (Source: MacRumors)

Leaked VMI document offers an insight into Apple's warranty repair rules for the iPhone

Apple's Visual/Mechanical Inspection (VMI) guide details how Apple Care centres handle in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs. The leak of this guide is not exactly path-breaking but definitely offers an insight into how Apple ho...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:34:00 +0200
Wouldn't you be all smiles too if you only had to pay $1 for monthly mobile service? (Source: Virgin Mobile)

Virgin Mobile announces a steal of a deal for iPhone users

$1 a month gets you unlimited everything for the next 12 months. All you have to do is bring your iPhone to Virgin Mobile, or buy one directly from them, and sign up for the biggest wireless service deal the company has ever offer...
John Garcia, Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:55:00 +0200
This is the second time this year that a broadcom WiFi chip has caused security issues. (Source: Business Insider)

Broadcomm WiFi can be hacked on iPhone and several modern Android phones

A Black Hat researcher has found a vulnerability with Broadcom wireless chips used in various phones including iPhone, Nexus, and Galaxy S phones. This bug allows a hacker to overflow the memory in the wireless chip and execute co...
Craig Ward, Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:13:00 +0200
Qualcomm and Apple have been locked in a legal battle since January. Now Intel has joined by throwing their support behind Apple. (Source: recode.net)

Qualcomm hits back at Intel's claims of anti-competitive behavior

Qualcomm has responded to Intel's claims that they are an "anti-competitive bully," by asserting that they aren't specifically targeting Intel's products, just those that infringe on their patents.
Craig Ward, Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:58:00 +0200
Qualcomm threatens to ban all Apple products in the US. (Source: Techjuice.pk)

Qualcomm CEO thinks Apple will settle in latest lawsuit

Apple is expected to adhere to the contract and pay up the patent royalties it owes to Qualcomm, else the court expanses would be too high, says Qualcomm CEO.
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:58:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5 ticks most of the boxes expected of a 2017 flagship (Source: GSMArena)

OnePlus 5 officially hits the launch pad and is more Apple-esque than ever

OnePlus has unveiled the much anticipated upgrade to its smartphone lineup
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:19:00 +0200
OnePlus tries its best to demonstrate that its handset is not an iPhone rip-off. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus posts an image of the OnePlus 5 in hopes of combating iPhone rip-off claims

A new Twitter post by OnePlus attempts to prove the differences between its upcoming device and the iPhone 7 Plus. Unfortunately, it does the exact opposite.
John Garcia, Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:01:00 +0200
Third-party repair, such as that offered by popular YouTuber Louis Rossmann, is often preferable to having your device wiped and exchanged with a refurbished model by Apple. (Source: YouTube/Louis Rossmann)

Consumer watchdog accuses Apple of misleading customers about repairs

Australia's consumer watchdog is taking Apple to court over allegations that the company lied or misled customers about their rights as consumers under Australian law.
Douglas Black, Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:30:00 +0200
Samsung and Apple cleaned house in the ACSI's 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey. (Image: ACSI)

Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index

The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
Sam Medley, Wed, 24 May 2017 23:26:00 +0200
Apple finally passed the $800 billion mark in market cap at closing on Tuesday. (Image: Apple)

Apple hits $800 billion market valuation

The Cupertino Giant set a record at market close on Tuesday by eclipsing $800 billion in market capitalization, a first for any U.S. company.
Sam Medley, Wed, 10 May 2017 17:43:00 +0200
iOS 10.3 is now available for download. (Source: Apple)

Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available

The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
Sam Medley, Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:26:00 +0200
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
Sam Medley, Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:55:00 +0100
Alexa is now available to help in the Amazon iOS app. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Alexa comes to iOS

The digital assistant is currently only available in Amazon's own app and is somewhat limited in what it can do. However, it can still query information, order products, and control other connected devices in a smart home.
Sam Medley, Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:27:00 +0100
As of March 2017, about 97.2% of Android devices may be vulnerable to exploits in WikiLeaks' latest documents. (Picture source: Android Developers)

Google says it has patched exploits used by the CIA

Google is confident that the latest versions of Android and Chrome are not vulnerable to the hacking tools detailed in the latest Wikileaks dump. Older versions of the software, however, may still be vulnerable.
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:44:00 +0100
The iPhone 6 leads the failure rates, followed by the 6s. (Source: Blancco Technology Group)

Research firm finds iPhone failure rate increasing, eclipsing Android

Research firm Blancco has found that iPhones have become remarkably less reliable over the past five quarters. At the same time, Android phones have increased in reliability significantly.
Douglas Black, Mon, 06 Mar 2017 04:28:00 +0100
Even as the smartphone market slows down, iPhone sales have bounced back due to its loyal customer base. (Source: Nikkei Asian Review)

Apple's iPhone refresh details get further confirmation

In light of new information, Nikkei Asian Review now states that Apple's iPhone 8 will feature three configurations, one of which is the 5.8-inch OLED version. In addition, we're also getting two smaller versions of the iPhone 8 s...
Isaac Brown, Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:22:00 +0100
Mac Otakara has stated that Apple may update their current iPad Pro and iPhone lines in March. (Source: Otakara)

Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March

According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
Sam Medley, Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:51:00 +0100
Showtime Glass offers screen protection with some glitz. (Source: MOXYO)

Glitz and glam on the go: MOXYO Showtime Glass adds sparkle to your iPhone's screen

Showtime Glass is a tempered glass screen protector for iPhones. It has embedded glitter that "sparkles in any light condition" but is not visible when the display is on.
Sam Medley, Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:10:00 +0100
Xiaomi may be making its own line of SoCs, codenamed "Pinecone." (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi may be making its own mobile SoC, codenamed "Pinecone"

Xiaomi may be joining Huawei as the second Chinese smartphone company to manufacture a mobile system-on-a-chip, or SoC.
Sam Medley, Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:24:00 +0100
The new sensor can create 64x slow motion video clips. (Source: Sony)

Super Slow: Sony develops smartphone camera capable of recording 1080p at almost 1,000 fps

The new sensor can capture 19.3 megapixel still images in 1/120 seconds and can record 1080p video at 960 fps, allowing for incredible slow-motion playback.
Sam Medley, Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:27:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 7 smartphone

Apple to start making iPhones in Bangalore

As the Indian market grows, Apple seeks to take advantage of this trend and plans to start manufacturing smartphones locally as soon as this April. The location chosen for the plant is Bangalore, India's technology hub.
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:25:00 +0100
Apple has been struggling to compete with the more aggressively-priced smartphones coming out of China. (Source: CNBC)

Oppo R9 replaces iPhone as top selling phone in China

After five years, a mighty titan has been dethroned. Apple's iPhone has finally been supplanted by a fast-growing mid-range smartphone maker Oppo Electronics. Apple will have to impress with the iPhone 7 in order to win Chinese co...
Isaac Brown, Tue, 31 Jan 2017 03:12:00 +0100
Stroll, the first TV ad for the Apple AirPods shows how easy it is to pair them to your iPhone 7.

Apple Stroll: First AirPods TV-ads promise easy pairing

Three 15 second TV-ads and a one-minute video put the spot on Apple's wireless AirPods, that are supposed to make music life easier for Apple users, thanks to an improved pairing technique and Siri integration.
Alexander Fagot, Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0100
"Take mine"! The new Apple spot puts the focus on the Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple "Take mine!": New iPhone 7 Plus commercial puts focus on Portrait Mode

Apple shows off how powerful Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus really is. The new commercial aptly named "Take mine!" follows a young woman around a small village in Italy where everyone wants to have their pictures taken.
Alexander Fagot, Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:28:00 +0100
If you want to get the Apple AirPods before Christmas, ebay has you covered, for a lot of money.

Getting the Apple AirPods before Christmas can cost up to $1.000

If you really want to get your hands on the Apple AirPods before Christmas next week, it can cost you up to $1,000, a quick look at ebay reveals. Apple's shipping window has increased to six windows by now.
Alexander Fagot, Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:32:00 +0100
Apple's wireless AirPods can be purchased for $159 USD. (Source: Apple)

Apple's wireless AirPods now available for purchase

After several delays, Apple's AirPods are now listed on Apple's online store.
Sam Medley, Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:42:00 +0100
Bridge, the first Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones will be available for sale in March 2017.

Occipital Bridge: Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones

Occipital will start selling the Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset for iPhone 6 or higher in march of next year for $399. A limited explorer edition for developers is available now.
Alexander Fagot, Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:51:00 +0100
Apple AirPods finally coming in the next few weeks

Apple AirPods finally coming in the next few weeks

Impatient iPhone 7 owners will be able to purchase a pair of AirPods hopefully before the end of this month according to an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:38:00 +0100
Cortana can sync across Android, iOS, and Windows machines. (Source: Microsoft)

Cortana coming to the UK on Android and iOS

Microsoft is sending their digital assistant across the pond and updating her look, to boot.
Sam Medley, Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:03:00 +0100
It might not be a good idea to save a few bucks on a cheaper charger. (Source: International Configurations, INC)

Study shows over 99% of counterfeit Apple chargers dangerous: watchdog group

UK watchdog Trading Standards tested 400 counterfeit "Apple" chargers for basic safety violations. Only 3 passed.
Douglas Black, Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:00 +0100

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