The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

10:04 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is engaged in an active campaign to break Apple's encryption technologies in order to broaden its ability to surveil anyone, anywhere. According to The Intercept, the CIA has waged a multi-year effort to find vulnerabilities in iOS, iPhones, and iPads that it can exploit.

Apple Stores Replacing Department Stores as Main Driver of Mall Traffic

9:08 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

5th Avenue Apple Store

Apple's fleet of Apple Store retail locations bring in so many visitors, they have begun replacing department stores as the main traffic driver to malls in the U.S. Apple has been able to use its industry-redefining sales to drive lease terms that are far more attractive than other retailers.

Watching the Apple Watch Watchers

11:57 AM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · · Analysis

Watching the Apple Watch Watchers

We're just hours from Apple's Spring Forward Event, where the company is expected to provide more details about the Apple Watch. So what better time to throw out some more speculation about the newest "soon-to-be-must-have" device? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes the under on price speculation and wonders about upgrade paths. How wrong is he? You'll find out soon!

Gartner Says Apple Beat Samsung in Smartphones in December Quarter

9:11 PM, Mar. 3rd, 2015 · · Analysis

Apple

Gartner announced on Tuesday that Apple topped Samsung in smartphone sales during the December quarter of 2014. While Apple has long made between most and all of the hardware profits in the smartphone industry, this is the first time in many years that Apple can claim to be the top smartphone maker in mere units-sold terms.

Daimler Chairman Continues Auto Industry’s Dismissal of Apple Car

9:53 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · Analysis

Daimler Chairman Continues Auto Industry's Dismissal of Apple Car

Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Cars, has stepped up to be the next major auto executive to dismiss Apple's much rumored "Titan" car. Dr. Zetsche, a 37 year veteran of Daimler, said that Apple has no experience in cars and asked why the iPhone maker would be interested in such a low margin business.

Samsung Buys ‘Battery Pack Business’ for Electric Cars

10:40 PM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · Analysis

Samsung Buys 'Battery Pack Business' for Electric Cars

Samsung announced Monday that it will acquire the "battery pack business" of Magna International, a major automotive supplier. The company said the purchase, "is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules with Magna's expertise in battery packs."

Wall Street Journal: Apple’s Car Is Codenamed ‘Titan’

9:29 PM, Feb. 13th, 2015 · · Analysis

The Apple Crystal Ball

The Wall Street Journal is tossing its hat into the "Apple is Working on a Car" ring. On Friday, the newspaper reported the most extensive details yet of Apple's research team, and said specifically that Apple was developing an electric car with an Apple code name of "Titan."