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  • Apple employee commuter buses reportedly attacked near SF

    01/17/2018 6:52:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    C|NET ^ | Steven Musil
    Windows have been smashed on five buses used to shuttle Apple employees around the San Francisco Bay Area in suspected pellet gun attacks during the past several days, the Guardian reported Wednesday. The first incident occurred Friday as the commuter bus was traveling from the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, to San Francisco, the newspaper reported. Subsequent suspected attacks occurred Tuesday, according to an internal Apple memo obtained by the Guardian. "There is nothing confirmed but it is suspected that a pellet gun might have been used in these incidents," the email to employees said. "Luckily, no one seems to...
  • How Apple Watch saved one man's life -- and how it's empowering him after his heart attack

    12/15/2017 1:07:34 PM PST · by House Atreides · 23 replies ^ | December 15, 2017 | Zac Hall
    Scott... never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened... weeks ago when he had a heart attack in... middle of the night.... “Big fan of the Apple Watch right now,” he told me. It’s easy to understand why. ...Killian says he recently underwent a nuclear stress test and metabolic workout to rule out any health concerns.... After thousands of dollars of tests, he was cleared without issue. He had no reason to expect a heart attack.... ...Then Killian, who wears his Apple Watch to bed three to four nights a week for sleep tracking,...
  • Qualcomm joins Intel, Apple, Arm, AMD in confirming its CPUs suffer hack bugs, too

    01/05/2018 6:07:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 1/6/18 | Shaun Nichols
    Qualcomm has confirmed its processors have the same security vulnerabilities disclosed this week in Intel, Arm and AMD CPU cores this week.The California tech giant picked the favored Friday US West Coast afternoon "news dump" slot to admit at least some of its billions of Arm-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips and newly released Centriq server-grade processors are subject to the Meltdown and/or Spectre data-theft bugs."Qualcomm Technologies, Inc is aware of the security research on industry-wide processor vulnerabilities that have been reported," a spokesperson for Qualcomm told The Register."Providing technologies that support robust security and privacy is a priority for Qualcomm, and as...
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • Surprise! Apple Will Soon Let You Disable iPhone Throttling

    01/18/2018 7:48:38 AM PST · by fireman15 · 18 replies ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | DON REISINGER
    Upset that Apple has been slowing down older iPhones to prevent battery degradation? The company will let you disable this sort of throttling with an upcoming iOS update. But that doesn't mean you should. In an interview published last night (Jan. 17) by ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that a developer beta of iOS coming next month will provide users with more information on their states of their battery — and will ultimately throttle CPU performance if things are going awry. It will be released to the public soon after. The feature has caught the ire of those...
  • President Trump: Apple’s iPhone will be assembled in Wisconsin

    01/16/2018 9:54:23 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 16, 2018
    President Donald Trump sat down for an interview Thursday morning with four reporters from The Wall Street Journal: Rebecca Ballhaus, Michael C. Bender, Peter Nicholas and Louise Radnofsky. White House attendees included Communications Director Hope Hicks, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn.One portion of the interview involved Apple, Foxconn, and iPhone manufacturing:WSJ: Is there a possibility that Donald Trump could sign a comprehensive immigration bill which would provide a path to legal status, citizenship for 11 million people who are here illegally?Mr. Trump: Well, I’m not talking amnesty at all. I’m not...
  • Apple has already run out of replacement iPhone batteries (tr)

    01/13/2018 4:16:17 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Tim Collins
    Angry iPhone fans will have to wait until March to fix their handsets, despite promises from Apple to replace ageing batteries. The tech company previously admitted deliberately reducing the performance of older smartphones to extend their battery life. It offered to replace the power packs in the iPhone 6 or later even if the devices passed Apple's Genius Bar diagnostic test according to an internal memo. Customers have taken to social media to express their outrage at being told the firm has run out of stock and won't be getting more batteries in for at least two months. News of...
  • How to get Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement

    01/03/2018 9:10:20 AM PST · by fireman15 · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/02/2018 | Rick Broida
    Most phone owners come to realize that an old battery is a weak battery, one that gradually loses capacity. But it turns out that an old battery can also be a performance-killing battery, as evidenced by Apple's recent revelation: Owing to an intentional software feature, some iPhones will run slower if they have older, failing batteries. Fortunately, there's a simple fix: Get a new battery. Previously, Apple charged $79 for such a swap, but effectively immediately, you can get a replacement battery from Apple for just $29. That's for any iPhone 6 (£27.00 at uSwitch) or later.
  • Apple faces mounting lawsuits for deliberately slowing down iPhones

    12/27/2017 11:36:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 27, 2017 | Nicolas Vega
    It’s going to be a long winter for Apple’s legal team. The Silicon Valley titan is now facing at least eight US class-action suits after it admitted it intentionally slows down older iPhone models to prevent excessive wear and tear on their batteries. The company acknowledged last week for the first time in detail that operating system updates released since “last year” for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 included a feature “to smooth out” power supply from batteries that are cold, old or low on charge. Nevertheless, some Apple fanatics saw it as vindication of...
  • Apple's Liability For The Recent Battery Scandal

    12/27/2017 10:47:01 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    SeekingAlpha ^ | December 27, 2017 | By Zynath Investment
    Recently, reports came out stating that Apple throttles CPU performance on older iPhone models with older lithium-ion batteries to prevent sudden shutdowns due to excessive current draw. Several class action lawsuits have already been filed as a result of this revelation. While at first it may appear that Apple has a significant liability in this case, I propose that it has several defenses and will likely take these cases to verdict. Further, the company can make software changes that will eliminate any potential damages that could be argued in lawsuits against it. This revelation is unlikely to have any...
  • Is the iPhone X a disappointment? Investors think so

    12/26/2017 7:42:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | December 26, 2017 | Jordan Valinsky
    Shares of Apple and its suppliers tumbled this week after multiple industry analysts predicted weak demand for the new flagship iPhone. Apple's (AAPL) stock slid by as much as 4% in premarket trading Tuesday. The radically redesigned iPhone X was supposed to give Apple a boost following several years of sinking sales. Early sales reports were positive, and Morgan Stanley reported last week that the iPhone X is especially hot in China.
  • Apple admits slowing older iPhones, says it's to prevent battery issues

    12/20/2017 10:03:41 PM PST · by Krosan · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | December 20, 2017 | Shara Tibken
    The company says the practice deals with problems -- like unexpected shutdowns -- caused by aging batteries or cold conditions. If you think your older iPhone seems to run slower, you're not crazy. Apple on Wednesday said a software feature released last year makes your phone operate more slowly to offset problems with its aging lithium ion battery. As batteries get older, they don't hold their charges as well as newer batteries, and can have worse problems when the charge is low or the temperature is cold. The aging battery means your phone could have trouble operating or might unexpectedly...
  • Is The iPhone X Racist?

    12/18/2017 6:55:37 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 12-18-2017
    A woman in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing has been offered a second refund after faulty facial recognition software on two iPhone X handsets allowed her colleague to unlock them. As The South China Morning Post reports, the woman, identified only by her surname Yan, told the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation that despite activating and configuring each phone’s facial recognition software, her work colleague was able to get into both devices on every attempt. Yan said the first time it happened, she called the Apple hotline, but the staff would not believe her. Shen then went with her colleague to...
  • Trouble with My IPhone

    12/18/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    12/18/17 | Originalbuckeye
    I just turned on my IPhone and an update started. It finished and asked for my iCloud info. I didn’t put anything in and now I cannot do anything with my IPhone as a page that says ‘pay Apple $28, just go to the apps’ is the only thing that comes up.
  • 0-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability let remote access to smart accessories/locks, fix rolling out

    12/08/2017 1:09:39 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | - Dec. 7th 2017 1:03 pm PT | By Zac Hall
    A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to 9to5Mac that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers. Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevent unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality.The vulnerability, which we won’t describe in detail and was difficult to reproduce, allowed unauthorized control of HomeKit-connected accessories including smart lights, thermostats, and plugs.The most serious ramification of this vulnerability prior to the fix is unauthorized remote control of...
  • 2 San Leandro Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Man Over iPhone X

    12/05/2017 6:45:18 AM PST · by ThomasMore · 39 replies
    CBS San Francisco Bay Area ^ | 12/4/2017 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN LEANDRO (KPIX 5) — Two East Bay teenagers have been arrested for killing a man over an iPhone X. The victim: Danny Carlos, a 32-year-old father from Redwood City. The deal started on the ‘letgo’ app. What was supposed to be a quick sale turned into a robbery and eventually murder. “Danny was doing everything right in regards to using the app,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ray Kelly. .... They got search warrants for the letgo servers and found out who Carlos was communicating with on the app. That led detectives to 18-year-old Jordan Patton and 18-year-old...
  • Is the iPhone X the Most Fragile iPhone Apple Ever Built?

    11/20/2017 1:35:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | 11/7/17 at 7:26 AM | By Anthony Cuthbertson
    When Apple unveiled the iPhone X in September, it seemed the tech giant had finally addressed one of the most common complaints about iPhones: Their propensity for the screen to shatter when dropped. Apple said the glass on its three new iPhones—the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X—would be tougher than not just its predecessors, but all other smartphones out there. The new generation of iPhones “are reinforced by a steel and copper structure with the 50 percent deeper strengthening layer using our dual ion-exchange process,” Apple said, adding that it is “the most durable glass ever made...
  • The Fed’s Encryption Conniption

    11/15/2017 7:04:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 15, 2017 | Bob Barr
    As soon as the news broke last week that the FBI was unable to gain access to the phone belonging to the Sutherland Springs, Texas killer, you could hear the indignant feet-stomping of security hawks on Capitol Hill. It did not matter that the killer was not a member of ISIS, and acted alone. It did not matter that the motive was a domestic dispute, not the result of some broader terrorist plot. And, it did not matter that it was the government’s clerical error in the first place, which allowed for this tragedy to occur.There was data to be...
  • Apple says it immediately contacted FBI about unlocking Texas shooter’s iPhone

    11/09/2017 3:47:04 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 71 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 8, 2017, 8:47pm EST | By Nick Statt
    Apple is refuting the FBI’s official account Apple is refuting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s account of the aftermath of the Texas gunman’s attack this past Sunday, saying it reached out to the bureau “immediately” to offer assistance in getting into the gunman’s iPhone and expedite its response to any legal process. The attack, which left 26 dead and many more injured, was committed by now-deceased Devin P. Kelley, who is confirmed to have been carrying an iPhone that may have crucial information about his activities in the lead up to the shooting. The FBI originally cast blame on Apple...
  • The FBI can’t unlock the Texas church shooter’s phone

    11/07/2017 2:05:20 PM PST · by detective · 198 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/2017 | David Lumb
    At a press conference today, an FBI official investigating the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday said the agency can't open the shooter's encrypted phone. The agent painted the issue as a growing concern among law enforcement at all levels who can't access data on devices without their owner's credentials. It's essentially the same argument the FBI made two years ago when it demanded Apple help break into the phone of the San Bernardino shooter, a conflict that escalated into the courtroom.