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  • Op-Ed Happy birthday, iPhone: Ten years later, Steve Jobs' creation owns us

    06/22/2017 4:04:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By Virginia Heffernan
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2007. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press) Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature Sermon on the Mount style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. There are 1 billion iPhones in use, and the device represents the pinnacle product of all capitalism, as Brian Merchant argues in his new book, The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. Merchant calls the...
  • Taiwan's Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, considering Wisconsin plant

    06/14/2017 9:57:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/14/2017 | CBS/AP
    A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. Scott Walker a huge political boost as he prepares to run for re-election. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks with Foxconn. At least one other upper Midwest state, Michigan, is also pursuing the plant. President Donald Trump alluded to negotiations with an unspecified company during a visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday, saying...
  • Apples Neural Engine chip for iPhone could revolutionise Apples AI offering

    05/31/2017 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    News ^ | 05/30/17 | David Glance May 30, 20174:12pm
    APPLE is reportedly working on a chip called the Apple Neural Engine, which would be dedicated to carrying out artificial intelligence (AI) processing on its iPhones. The addition of this type of capability would catalyse the use of AI on mobile devices. Although artificial intelligence is being used extensively already to power digital assistants like Siri and Google Assistant, these technologies rely on computer servers to process data sent to them rather than the processing happening on the mobile device itself. Augmented reality and digital assistants are not the only applications of AI that will become important on mobile devices....
  • Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

    05/23/2017 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | May 23 2017, 7:13am | Joe Cox
    Biometric locks for phones are just getting more and more elaborate. Not content with fingerprints, some devices now offer facial recognition tech for accessing a device, and in the Samsung Galaxy S8's case, an iris scanner too. Despite Samsung stating that a user's irises are pretty much impossible to copy, a team of hackers has done just that. Using a bare-bones selection of equipment, researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) show in a video how they managed to bypass the scanner's protections and unlock the device. "We've had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out," Linus...
  • Reality TV star must unlock iPhone in sextortion case

    05/04/2017 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    heraldMiami ^ | May 4, 2017 | BY DAVID OVALLE
    A reality TV actress accused in an extortion case involving sex videos must give up her iPhone password to police, a Miami judge ruled on Wednesday. In a case being closely watched in legal and tech circles, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Charles Johnson ruled that Hencha Voigt, and a man charged with being her accomplice, must unlock phones police believe were used in a plot to extort a social-media celebrity. He ruled that unlocking their phones would not violate their constitutional right against self-incrimination. For me, this is like turning over a key to a safe-deposit box, Johnson said. Voigt and...
  • Apple Wins Free Speech Award After China Censorship | China Uncensored

    04/25/2017 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    China Uncensored via YouTube ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris Chapel
    Video at link.
  • How I Made My Own iPhone

    04/13/2017 11:24:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-12-17 | strange parts
    A like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB made entirely from parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei.
  • Alabama man nearly killed after sleeping with phone charging in bed

    04/03/2017 10:14:46 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    WAAY-TV via WTTV TV ^ | Monday, April 3, 2017 | CBS4 WEB
    HUNTSVILLE, AL. An Alabama man was nearly electrocuted after falling asleep with his iPhone and charging cord in bed, WAAY-TV reports. Last week Wiley Day, 32, fell asleep with his dog tag around his neck. His iPhone was connected to its charger and an extension cord near his head. While he was sleeping, the chain to his dog tag slipped between the charger and the extension cord. The contact sent a surge of electricity through his body. And my necklace became the conductor. And it somehow, some way, jolted me over here to the floor, Day told WAAY-TV. Thankfully,...
  • Apple just pulled off one of the great engineering feats of all time

    03/29/2017 11:56:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 89 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    “Apple just pulled off one of the great engineering feats of all time by upgrading a few hundred million devices to a new file system,” Dave Farrington writes for NoodleMac. “Folks, that’s no mean feat.” “At the heart of all the cosmetic changes and app updates in iOS 10 this week, came a big one. APFS. That’s Apple’s new file system, now standard on iPhone, iPad, and Watch; and coming soon to macOS,” Farrington writes. “Think 20th century vs. 21st century. Also, think Apple against the rest of the world – especially criminals and governments – which does not seem...
  • President Trump dumps his Android phone for an Apple iPhone

    03/29/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    According to Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, President Trump has now switched from some random unsecured Android phone (possibly a Samsung Galaxy model) to a real Apple iPhone. Apple iPhones are more secure than Android phones. In fact, earlier this month, it was reported that 36 widely-used Android devices shipped with malware preinstalled. Numerous Samsung Galaxy phones populate that list of malware-infested iPhone knockoffs. President TrumpFor years on Twitter, the 45th president extolled the Samsung’s large phone displays in the years when Apple hadn’t yet made — and was, frankly, years late — to making iPhones with larger...
  • After once calling for a boycott of Apple, President Trump is now using a 'new iPhone'

    03/29/2017 8:38:53 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 22 replies ^ | March 28, 2017 | Chance Miller
    This evening, however, Dan Scavino Jr, director of social media and senior advisor to President Trump, revealed that the president has been using his new iPhone for the past couple of weeks. Scavino also confirmed that yes, its still President Trump himself behind most of those tweets. A piece from The New York Times earlier this year highlighted the problems associated with Trump using an insecure and outdated Android device. The report explained that many of Trumps advisors and aides, not to mention the Secret Service, had issue with the president using the old, unsecured Android phone.
  • Apple Dials Up Encryption as Mobile Threats Soar

    03/28/2017 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Infosecurity Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Phil Muncaster
    The infection rate in mobile networks – which includes Windows/PC systems connected by dongle and mobile IoT devices – rose “steadily” during the year to hit a new high of 1.35% in October. The vast majority of infections (85%) discovered in mobile networks belonged to smartphones, with Android (81%) the main culprit, followed by Windows/PCs (15%) and 4% linked to iPhones and other mobile devices. Nokia explained: “Many people are surprised to find that Windows/PCs are responsible for a large portion of the malware infections detected when analyzing mobile network traffic. These Windows/PCs are connected to the mobile network using...
  • Apple says recent WikiLeaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

    03/24/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 23, 2017 | by Matthew Panzarino
    Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the WikiLeaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device.The leaks were a part of the “Vault7″ documents, which WikiLeaks has been dribbling out. Some of the exploits, like NightSkies, could access personal info like call logs and SMS conversations — but only with physical access.Apple’s full statement is as follows We...
  • WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak Claims CIA Bugs Factory Fresh iPhones

    03/23/2017 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies ^ | March 23, 2017 | By S.J. Prince
    A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced.The documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. RELEASE: CIA #Vault7 "Dark Matter"— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017 Watch a livestream of the Julian Assange led event here. WATCH: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Livestream on CIA ‘Dark Matter’...
  • Apple took 92% of smartphone industrys profits in Q416

    02/07/2017 10:45:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00 pm
    Shares of Apple are up $1.64, or 1.3%, at $131.94, inching closer to that all-time high of $134.54, as Canaccord Genuitys Mike Walkley this morning writing that the company looks to have garnered 92% of smartphone industry profits with the iPhone in Q4, and will probably take more share in the priciest phones this year, Tiernan Ray reports for Barrons. Apple took top share of smartphone unit sales in Q4, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, Ray reports. But the company also again took the lions share in profits, by Walkleys own estimate. Apples profit share was down from 106%...
  • Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite

    02/03/2017 10:04:16 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | Feb 2 2017, 9:17am | By Joseph Cox
    The hacker says this demonstrates that when organizations make hacking tools, those techniques will eventually find their way to the public. In January, Motherboard reported that a hacker had stolen 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite. The data suggested that Cellebrite had sold its phone cracking technology to oppressive regimes such as Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia. Now the hacker responsible has publicly released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Cellebrite relating to Android and BlackBerry devices, and older iPhones, some of which may have been copied from publicly available phone cracking tools. "The...
  • Apple iPhones will be manufactured in Bengaluru: Here are the details

    02/02/2017 10:48:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, February 3, 2017 | TechDesk
    Apple iPhones will be 'Made in India', and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place, according to the government It is now official: Apple is taking the 'Make in India' route with its iPhones, and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place. The government of Karnataka issued a press release "welcoming the move'. Apple's proposal is to commence initial manufacturing operations in Karnataka. The press statement reads, "Apple's representatives led by Ms. Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Mr. Ali Khanafer (Head, Government Affairs), Mr.Dheeraj Chugh (Director, iphone operations) and Mr. Priyesh Povanna (Country Counsel) met with Ministers and...
  • Apple iPhone 7 is being hardened to handle military-grade secrets (UK)

    01/26/2017 11:52:07 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Techrepublic ^ | January 25, 2017 | By Nick Heath
    iPhone chosen over a Android handset to be turned into "dual-persona" device that can be used to discuss confidential matters. BT chose to Harden the iPhone 7 after rejecting the Samsung Note 4. Image: CNET The iPhone 7 is being turned into a phone capable of safeguarding military-level secrets for the UK armed forces. Telecoms giant BT is hardening the security of the device to allow UK military personnel to use it to discuss state secrets and for storing sensitive data. Describing the iPhone 7 as the "device of choice" for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Steve Bunn, technical...
  • FTC charges Qualcomm with monopolizing key smartphone chip

    01/17/2017 4:57:26 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | January 17, 2017 | FTC
    FTC alleges extracted exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Qualcomm Inc. with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.Qualcomm is the worlds dominant supplier of baseband processors devices that manage cellular communications in mobile products. The FTC alleges that Qualcomm has used its dominant position as a supplier of certain baseband processors to impose onerous and anticompetitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers and to weaken...
  • iPhone Handgun Has Police on Alert, Set to Hit US Market

    01/13/2017 1:39:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bruno Waterfield
    European police forces have been placed on alert for illegal imports of the iPhone gun, a 9mm double-barrelled pistol disguised as a smartphone. The handgun, which folds up so that it resembles an iPhone, will go on sale in America within weeks. With one click it unfolds to become a deadly two-shot pistol, with laser sights. An alert sent to Belgian police at the weekend said that although no copies had yet been found, the weapons were expected to turn up on European streets soon. To the eye, nothing can distinguish it from a mobile telephone, said the Belgian police...