Hackers Release AshleyMadison Database, Prove they’re Jerks

2:50 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Analysis

Hackers stole and then posted personal information online from AshleyMadison.com

The hackers who stole user account data from AshleyMadison.com have followed through on their threat to release the names and personal information online. 9.7 GB worth of data was dumped onto the Internet, which could be very embarrassing for those people since the site touts itself as the go-to place for adults looking to have affairs. The group, calling themselves The Impact Team, said they're trying to force the site to shut down because it wasn't following through on user requests to delete accounts after charging them US$19, and because they don't like the site's premise—both of which sound like flimsy excuses for being socially irresponsible jerks.

Customers report: Apple Pay on Apple Watch is Magical

4:00 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · Analysis

Research on Apple Pay with Apple Watch

Unlike Apple Pay on an iPhone, which requires one to pull the phone out and authorize, typically, with a fingerprint, payment with an Apple Watch is a joy. Frictionless. In a Wristly research report, most users describe the process as "magical." 

How Big is a 12 Megapixel Photo?

2:33 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · Analysis

Your next iPhone could have a 12 megapixel camera. Is that a big deal?

Rumors claim that Apple will introduce a new iPhone model in September with a 12 megapixel camera. Aside from "that's more megapixels!" exactly what will a 12 megapixel camera in your next iPhone get you? Read on to see Jeff Gamet's explanation.

Documented Proof of Apple Car Project Emerges

5:50 PM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · Analysis

GoMentum Grounds

The Guardian has uncovered documented proof of the existence of Apple's Car project. According to those documents, Apple has been in touch with GoMentum Station, a testing and research facility built on the bones of the Concord naval weapons station that specializes in autonomous vehicles.

CurrentC Races to Irrelevance, May not Launch Until 2016

1:10 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Analysis

CurrentC is doomed to irrelevancy before it even launches

CurrentC is another step closer to securing its place as the big non-starter in the mobile payment field now that parent company MCX CEO Brian Mooney has said its 2015 launch may slip into 2016. Meanwhile, Apple Pay and other NFC-based mobile payment options are already available and drawing in more users.

Verizon’s New Phone Plans Prove Sometimes You Follow the Little Guy

5:45 PM, Aug. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

Verizon ditches old-school contracts and subsidized iPhone deals

Verizon, the largest single cell service provider in the United States, is finally throwing in the towel and following T-Mobile's lead by ditching traditional contracts for its customers. Instead of two-year contracts and subsidized phone prices, Verizon is going with flat monthly fees for services and customers will pay full price for their smartphones—showing that sometimes the little guys really can make big changes happen.

When Google Did Evil

6:20 PM, Aug. 6th, 2015 · · Analysis

Turning points. If you look any person, company, or organization you'll find a key moment that sent that entity down a particular path, be it good or bad. Bryan Chaffin argues that Google had a turning point when it decided to promote its own content over the competition even when its own algorithms said that content had less value.

Apple Has Starring Role in New Crypto War

10:00 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · Analysis

Watching Eye Behind an iPhone Screen

It seems safe to say a new round of the Crypto Wars is in full gear. In fact, let's officially call it Crypto Wars 2.0, because proxy parties are keeping the fight simmering in the background between full on salvos from the main parties involved. Meanwhile, Apple maintains its starring role in the fight due to end-to-end encryption built into iOS and OS X.