How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X Was Hacked

· Charlotte Henry · News

Hidden in a file received by Jef Bezos was malware, granting attackers access to all aspects of the Amazon founder’s iPhone X.

Apple Customer Satisfaction Scores 81 on ACSI Survey

· Andrew Orr · Link

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) recently did an Apple customer satisfaction survey in which the company scored 81 out of 100. Other companies were included as well.

Following a 1% jump, Samsung moves into a first-place tie with Apple at 81 despite smartphone sales dropping for both companies…Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone SE all score 83…Customer experience shows little improvement over the last year. Cell phones are generally easy to use, with text messaging earning the top score at 85. Despite being the only area to improve year over year, battery life (78) finishes last among customer experience benchmarks.

The $4,400 Caviar iPhone

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

If the standard iPhone 10 is just not enough for you, luxury gadgets manufacturer Caviar has released a modified version, complete with a solar panel to charge the battery. It is not so sunny on the bank balance though – the phone starts at $4,400. The solar panel on the Tesla iPhone X charges the battery in around 30 hours. And yes, it was named as a tribute to Elon Musk’s electric car company. However, the phone apparently got rather hot when it was charged the normal way. It may be out of budget for most of us, but the Tesla iPhone X certainly catches the eye. MacRumours got their hands on one.

iOS 12: How to Make a Memoji

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Making a Memoji in iOS 12 Messages on iPhone X

iOS 12 lets you make your own custom Animoji called Memoji. Here’s how to create yours.

How Apple Made the A12 Bionic Chip

· Andrew Orr · News

Wired has a great article about how Apple made the A12 Bionic Chip. The A12 processor is even more powerful than its predecessor.

The iPhone 'S' Year, Headphone Jacks, Siri Shortcuts - ACM 479

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Reminder: this was an “s” year for the iPhone. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss what this means, and how iPhone XS is a solid “nuts and bolts” update. They also look at some listener feedback about headphone jacks, and discuss whether or not Siri Shortcuts will be a thing.

4 Vastly Different Perspectives to Expect on the New iPhones

· John Martellaro · Editorial

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iPhone buying advice is hard because people have a wide variety of communication needs. And feelings about Apple. That’s why you’ll see so many opinions from so many different authors. John helps us psych up for that.