iOS

Richard Clarke Slams FBI’s Pursuit of Weaker Encryption on Apple’s iPhone

10:13 PM, Mar. 14th, 2016 · · iOS

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, strongly condemned the FBI's efforts to force Apple to weaken iPhone encryption. In an interview with NPR, Mr. Clarke said that the FBI was wrong on encryption and was more interested in setting a precedent in its efforts against Apple than it was in actually accessing a work iPhone used by a dead terrorist.

FBI Court Filing Plays Fast and Loose with Apple Facts

2:08 PM, Mar. 11th, 2016 · · iOS

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The FBI on Thursday filed a response to Apple's response to a court order mandating that Apple create a version of iOS—dubbed FBiOS or GovtOS in the media—shorn of several key security features. In that response, the FBI attempts to deconstruct Apple's arguments against the order, but in one area in particular, the government's attorneys play fast and loose with the facts in an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for 40% Discount

4:40 PM, Mar. 9th, 2016 · · iOS

Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar and iPad App

We have a deal today on Jamstick, a device that lets you play guitar through an iPad app without having a full-sized guitar. At 16.4 inches long and weight of 1 pound, 9 ounces, it's easy to carry. Its built-in battery can go up to 8 hours between charges, and you don't have to tune it (it's not a real guitar, after all). It also comes with a teaching app and two other apps on the App Store. You can get it for 40 percent off retail at $149.99 through our deal.

Apple Music: Controlling Your Library with Siri

8:00 AM, Mar. 4th, 2016 · · iOS

Today's Quick Tip is about using Apple Music with Siri. Have you ever wondered how you can get the voice assistant to play the music you own rather than items from Apple's music catalog? Well, wonder no more, because we've got the answer to that (plus a few more handy-dandy tips) here!

Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED Bulb: $29.99

5:26 PM, Feb. 29th, 2016 · · iOS

Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED Bulb with Apple Watch

We have a deal today on the Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED bulb, a multi-hued LED bulb you can control from your iPhone, Apple Watch, and some Android devices. You can control timers, brightness, 16 million colors, preset scenes, on up to 10 bulbs from the app. You can get it through us for $29.99, a third off retail.

FBI Director Comey Admits Apple Case Could Set Precedent

6:02 PM, Feb. 26th, 2016 · · iOS

FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey acknowledged during a House hearing on Thursday that a court order forcing Apple to create software that bypasses security measures in iOS could establish a precedent. This, despite claims from the get-go that the court order was about one device and once device only.

Three Old Constitutional Arguments Apply Equally Well to Apple’s iPhone and the FBI

5:31 PM, Feb. 25th, 2016 · · iOS

If you love the constitution, the right to privacy, and America, you should support Apple against the government's push to destroy your civil liberties. Three tried and true Constitutional arguments against eroding our civil liberties apply to this case just as they have to many other civil liberty struggles of the past. John Kheit explains.

FBI Wants into our iPhones, so Apple is Making Them More Secure

9:41 AM, Feb. 25th, 2016 · · iOS

Apple working to make iOS, iCloud even more secure

Apple is already working on new ways to improve iPhone and iCloud encryption that would make government demands for tools to hack into our personal data worthless. Currently, the FBI is trying to force Apple to create a passcode hackable version of iOS, and that very likely was the incentive to accelerate security improvement efforts.