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.

Want an iPhone SE? There’s Already a Wait

9:43 AM, Mar. 24th, 2016 · · News

iPhone SE ships times start slipping hours after pre-orders start

Apple's new iPhone SE went on sale early this morning, and if you didn't order yours right away you may need to brace yourself for a wait. Ship time are starting to slip for the most popular model—Space Gray, 64GB—which means waits for other colors may not be far behind.

FBI Turns to Cellebrite to Unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone

3:02 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2016 · · News

FBI looks to Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The mysterious third party helping the FBI hack into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c is apparently Cellebrite, and not the NSA. The FBI said on Monday it had outside help working on breaking into the iPhone, which led to speculation as to exactly who that might be.

Report says New 13- and 15-inch Mac Laptops in June

10:19 AM, Mar. 23rd, 2016 · · News

New Mac laptops likely coming in June

Apple didn't refresh its laptop lineup at Monday's "Let us loop you in" media event, and it's looking like we won't see new models until June. According to a new report, Apple is planning to release what are being called "ultra-thin" 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook models near the end of the second quarter, which fits with a June—and Worldwide Developer Conference—launch.

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We're all aching for new Mac laptops, but it's looking more and more like they aren't coming until June.

New Anti-encryption Bill Shows Up in Senate

10:51 AM, Mar. 22nd, 2016 · · News

New senate bill could give courts wide control over encryption

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are circulating a draft bill that would give federal court judges broad authority to force companies into helping law enforcement bypass data encryption. The bill is vague enough so that judges would have to decide when companies should have to aid law enforcement, exactly how they would do that, and what penalties they could face for failing to comply.

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The fight to protect encryption is far from over. Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear he will stand his ground, the FBI won't stop pushing for ways to hack into our encrypted devices, and Congress won't stop coming up with new bills that could potentially strip away encryption. Sadly, should new laws pass that punch holes into encryption, the people the government should be protecting will be the true victims because their personal data will be exposed to the people the laws are intended to stop.

Apple Finally Selling Apple Pencil Replacement Tips

9:16 AM, Mar. 22nd, 2016 · · News

Apple Pencil replacement tips now available online

Apple quietly added Apple Pencil replacement tips to the online Apple Store on Monday, finally addressing the problem of lost or worn out nibs. The tips are removable and can wear out, replacements haven't been an option until now even though Apple Pencil went on sale last September.