Inside a lab in New York worth US$10 million, specialists are trying to brute force their way into iPhones and iPads.
What’s going on in the isolation room is important, if silent, forensic work. All of the phones are hooked up to two powerful computers that generate random numbers in an attempt to guess the passcode that locked each device. At night, technicians can enlist other computers in the office, harnessing their unused processing power to create a local supercomputer network.
Writing for 9to5Mac, Zac Hall says that Apple could be holding private press briefings this week. If this is the case then we could see new Apple product announcements as early as the middle of the week.
This week appears to be one of those occasions based both on what 9to5Mac is hearing privately and suggestions by multiple public disclosures. If Apple is holding private press meetings at the start of this week, that suggests we could see the subject of those meetings announced publicly by the middle of the week.
I’m looking forward to the release of Apple’s ‘Tag’ Bluetooth beacons.
Two years ago the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library partnered with free video streaming service Kanopy to give free access to patrons. But they are ending the partnerships on July 1.
Ultimately, this came down to a decision by the libraries, and where to focus their strategic priorities right now. We have witnessed incredible growth in user demand at these libraries over the past couple years and worked with the NYPL, BPL, and QPL to devise innovative new models that give them certainty and supports their budgetary needs.
A New York teen sued Apple, saying its facial recognition in a store led to his false arrest. But Apple says it doesn’t use that tech.
So far, New York facial recognition experiments, such as ones used at toll booths, have failed. But the program will be expanded.
Additionally, on Thursday Ireland’s privacy regulator has 10 open investigations trying to figure out if Facebook violated GDPR.
New additions to the Eurasian Economic Competition database hint that Apple has new Macs coming at its October 30th media event.
US$19,000 worth of iPhones were recently stolen from a New York Apple Store. The hooded thieves were recorded on CCTV.
Apple’s list of cities hasn’t been updated with Buffalo yet, so it appears that it will be gradually rolling out.