Apple on FBI: This Case Should Never Have Been Brought

9:28 AM, Mar. 29th, 2016 · · News

Apple condemns FBI iPhone unlock fight

The FBI found a way to access the data on Syed Farook's iPhone, so it dropped its case to force Apple to create a hackable version of iOS. Apple has responded by saying the FBI shouldn't have filed its case in the first place.

FBI Hacks into Syed Farook’s iPhone, will Withdraw Apple’s Unlock Order

6:04 PM, Mar. 28th, 2016 · · News

FBI finds a way to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The FBI's mystery hack to get into San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone worked, which means investigators now have access to the device's encrypted content without Apple having to create a hackable version of iOS. The DOJ and FBI are expected to withdraw their court order compelling the company to create the less secure iPhone operating system, and that request could come as early as today.

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The FBI said NAND mirroring wasn't the way they cracked through Syed Farook's iPhone passcode. Apple will want to know how they did it, and now we know the FBI has a way to bypass our iPhone passcodes. It's time for stronger passcodes, everyone.

So much for Never: ‘Famous’ from ‘The Life of Pablo’ Now on Apple Music

10:58 AM, Mar. 28th, 2016 · · News

Apparently "never never" can be quantified as 41 days, because that's how long it took Kanye West to go from Tidal-only with his newest album to offering a track on Apple Music—the very service he said "The Life of Pablo" would never see.

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Thanks to Kanye we now know exactly how long "never" really is.

Report says iPhone 7 Getting Curved Screen and Body, Bigger Display

9:29 AM, Mar. 28th, 2016 · · News

Like Weebles, your next iPhone may wobble, but it won't fall down.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks Apple has a major redesign in store for this fall's iPhone 7. He thinks the next iPhone will sport a bigger and rounded display, and that it'll have a rounded glass back, too.

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Curved glass front and back sounds like an interesting design idea that could turn out great, or be a disaster. Considering the design is coming from Apple and not Samsung, there's a chance the design—assuming it's real—will be good.

Netflix Throttled its Video, not AT&T or Verizon

11:43 AM, Mar. 25th, 2016 · · News

Netflix is throttling its own video streams

Accusations that Netflix content is being throttled on wireless data connections turned out to be true—but it wasn't AT&T and Verizon behind the move, it was Netflix. The streaming video company said it has been throttling video quality on AT&T, Verizon, and other wireless data networks to help keep customers from going over their data caps.

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There isn't anything wrong with Netflix choosing to throttle video quality based on a customer's connection. The issue here is that Netflix kept quiet about the practice even when it made wireless data providers look bad.

Apple Fixes iPad 2 Bricking with new iOS 9.3 Updater

10:02 AM, Mar. 25th, 2016 · · News

New iOS 9.3 updater fixes iPad 2 bricking issue

Apple rolled out an updated version of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2 Thursday afternoon to address a problem where users couldn't activate their tablet after installing. The revised iOS 9.3 installer is build 13E236.

Apple v Samsung Damages Retrial Officially on Hold

11:50 AM, Mar. 24th, 2016 · · News

Apple, Samsung damages retrial on hold

The new damages trial in the ongoing mobile device patent infringement fight between Apple and Samsung is officially on hold. The trial was set to start on Monday, March 28th, but is now waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to review Samsung's appeal.