Apple Offers Peek Inside Nevada Data Centers

6:00 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · Analysis

Apple Data

Apple has fired another round in their transparency offensive, letting Wired reporter Steven Levy tag along with Environmental Initiatives VP Lisa Jackson on a trip to Apple's Nevada data centers. Kelly Guimont runs us through what we learned and looks at what it means.

Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End

7:25 PM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · Analysis

The iPhone Crystal Ball

For many Apple haters and even more reasonable Android fans, the rallying cry for the last couple of years has been that Android is the better platform because you can get a larger display. What will those partisans rely on for proof of Apple's lack of innovation when the company addresses this segment of the market later this year?

Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium’s Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town

10:56 AM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · Analysis

Rockstar Consortium was denied a motion to move part of its patent infringement fight with Google from California to the Easter District of Texas -- a court known for favoring patent trolls. The patent holding company includes Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, and BlackBerry to buy Nortel's patent portfolio, and is suing Google.

Heartbleed Update: OpenVPN isn’t Safe, Either

2:00 PM, Apr. 17th, 2014 · · Analysis

As if the fact that the heartbleed bug wasn't already causing enough trouble for OPenSSL, it's a problem for OpenVPN, too. Just as hackers can exploit a code flaw in outdated versions of OpenSSL to potentially gain the secret keys to decrypt Internet traffic, they can do the same with OpenVPN, and one VPN operator has figured out exactly how it's done.

NSA Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed for 2 Years, but NSA Denies

5:47 PM, Apr. 11th, 2014 · · Analysis

When system administrators scrambled earlier this week to patch a serious security flaw in the SSL protocol, they assumed it was to protect against hackers and criminals from gathering user names, passwords, and other pieces of sensitive data on the Interent. News surfaced on Friday afternoon, however, that said the NSA knew about the flaw almost as soon as it was introduced into OpenSSL, and had been exploiting it ever since -- a point the NSA flat-out denies.

Shakeup Cements Jony Ive’s Control Over Apple’s Software Design

6:41 PM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · · Analysis

King Jony Ive

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly initiated another management shakeup at Apple in a change that will soon leave Sir Jony Ive firmly in charge of Apple's software design. Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie is reportedly departing the company, and Sir Jony will completely subsume control over Apple's software design group.

Dealing with Heartbleed: What You Need to Know

10:49 AM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · · Analysis

Heartbleed is a security flaw in OpenSSL, which is the system used to ensure the security of nearly half the websites on the Internet. The flaw gives hackers the ability to gain the security keys that keep the information passing between your Web browser and online servers encrypted, which could let them decrypt information you're expecting to remain secure -- including user names, passwords, and credit card numbers -- and even pose as legit servers. That sounds pretty ominous, so we sorted out what that means for you.

Apple Reportedly Cements iWatch Suppliers for Q3 Intro

6:45 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Analysis

The Apple Crystal Ball

Gird your loins, because it's time for more iWatch rumors: Economic Daily News of Taiwan is claiming to have a finalized list of suppliers for Apple's iWatch with terms that include August delivery for components for a Q3 introduction. The report also claims Apple is targeting production of 65 million units for 2014 alone, but take that one with a huge grain of salt.