Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,848
Woo hoo!! And the first 28% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: applepinglist

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Scientists uncover new battery chemical with 50 percent more storage capacity

    04/18/2018 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    V3 ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Lee Bell
    Development could change future smartphone, laptop and car battery technologies Scientists have found a way of using alternative metals in lithium-based batteries that might not only help relieve the issues associated with conflict materials, but also offer more storage capacity in future devices. The research team, led by professors at the University of California, Berkeley, managed to build lithium cathodes with 50 per cent more storage capacity than conventional materials - potentially enabling batteries to be made that can last considerably longer between recharges than current battery technology. This could change how we use technology in the future as these...
  • iPhone X Made 5x the Profit of 600 Android OEMs Combined

    04/18/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    iDropNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Mike Peterson
    image Tom's Guide Apple remained the most profitable smartphone brand through the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new market research report. The Cupertino tech giant managed to capture 86 percent of the total smartphone market profits Q4 2017, even though the premium handset segment didn’t grow as expected, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research (via CNBC). Additionally, the iPhone X accounted for 21 percent of total revenue and 35 percent total of the profits made by the entire industry in the fourth quarter — allowing Apple to grow about 1 percent, year-over-year. That’s despite the fact...
  • U.S. Court of Appeals again rules Smartflash patents asserted against Apple are invalid

    04/14/2018 7:02:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | April 13, 2018
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling that patents owned by licensing company Smartflash, LLC are invalid. The finding kills Smartflash’s hope of restarting lawsuits against Apple, Google, and Samsung. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a set of rulings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board which said that key claims in seven Smartflash patents relating to data storage technology were invalid because they described an abstract idea, not a patentable invention.
  • Apple Must Pay $502.6 Million to VirnetX, Federal Jury Rules (Link Only, Bloomberg)

    04/10/2018 8:09:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Bloomberg | April 10, 2018 | By Susan Decker and Dennis Robertson
    This article is on a jury decision about Apple infringing four patents that the patent office has already ruled are invalid. . . but that are being appealed to the appellate court which allowed this trial to go ahead anyway "because it was so far along." Link Only because of Bloomberg: Read the Article here.
  • New Apple ID Website To Let Users Download All Their Data, Permanently Delete Accounts

    03/30/2018 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Redmond Pie ^ | March 30th, 2018 | By Oliver Haslam
    Apple is set to introduce a new website dedicated to the management of Apple IDs and it will allow users to download a copy of all of the data stored by the company, according to a new report by Bloomberg. That data includes a user’s contacts as well as any photos, calendar information and even system or application level preferences. If it’s stored by Apple or one of its apps, the new Apple ID website will let a user download it. Alongside the en-masse data downloading, the new website will also allow users to carry out more mundane tasks such...
  • Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

    03/30/2018 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    MadDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2018
    Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 which improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and it is recommended for all users. This update: – Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the US – Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs) – Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro – Allows jumping to the right-most open tab using Command+9 in Safari – Enables sorting Safari bookmarks by name or URL by right clicking and choosing “Sort by…” – Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages –...
  • Apple Watch murder breakthrough: Heart rate recorded by smart device worn by woman (trunc.)

    03/30/2018 1:31:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    DailyMail Online UK Australia ^ | 07:12 EDT, 29 March 2018 | Australia Associated Press
    Smartwatch data helped police make arrest in Adelaide murder case Caroline Nilsson, 26, charged with the bashing murder of Myrna Nilsson, 57 The 26-year-old initially told police her mother-in-law had been attacked Nilsson sobbed throughout the hearing and will return to court on June 13 Recovered Apple smartwatch data, which indicated when a murder victim's heart stopped beating, will be key prosecution evidence in the case against a South Australian woman charged with killing her mother-in-law, a court has heard. Caroline Nilsson has been charged with the bashing murder of Myrna Nilsson, 57, at their Adelaide home in September...
  • Apple releases iOS 11.3, Also Apple releases tvOS 11.3 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K

    03/29/2018 6:32:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2018
    Apple releases iOS 11.3 Apple today released iOS 11.3 which introduces new features including ARKit 1.5 with support for more immersive augmented reality experiences, iPhone Battery Health (Beta), new Animoji for iPhone X users, and more. This update also includes stability improvements and bug fixes.Augmented Reality • ARKit 1.5 allows developers to place digital objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces • Adds support for detecting and incorporating images like movie posters or artwork into AR experiences • Supports a higher resolution real world camera view when using AR experiencesiPhone Battery Health (Beta) •...
  • iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.

    03/25/2018 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    iMore ^ | March 25, 2018 | Renee Ritchie
    Facebook scraped call, SMS data for years from Android phones. iPhones never allowed this. Ten Minute Video When you think there's something lurking in the dark, you turn on the lights. And, now that Facebook's data harvesting, hoarding, and exploitation is being lit up by the internet version of the Bat Signal, more and more problems are being discovered. Most recently: That Facebook was scraping call and SMS logs of Android phone users. And yes, this is what happens when neither your operating system nor your app care about your privacy. From ArsTechnica: "This past week, a New Zealand man...
  • Mysterious $15,000 'GrayKey' Promises To Unlock iPhone X For The Feds

    03/19/2018 12:20:15 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | MAR 5, 2018 @ 12:10 PM | By Thomas Fox-Brewster , FORBES STAFF
    Just a week after Forbes reported on the claim of Israeli U.S. government manufacturer Cellebrite that it could unlock the latest Apple iPhone models, another service has emerged promising much the same. Except this time it comes from an unkown entity, an obscure American startup named Grayshift, which appears to be run by long-time U.S. intelligence agency contractors and an ex-Apple security engineer. In recent weeks, its marketing materials have been disseminated around private online police and forensics groups, offering a $15,000 iPhone unlock tool named GrayKey, which permits 300 uses. That's for the online mode that requires constant connectivity...
  • Researchers Uncover macOS and Safari Exploits at Pwn2Own 2018

    03/17/2018 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    MacRumors ^ | March 15, 2018 | MacRumors
    The eighteenth annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in downtown Vancouver, Canada, where researchers are competing in the 11th Pwn2Own computer hacking contest for over $2 million in prizes. Day one results have already been published over at the Zero Day Initiative website, with a couple of successful Mac-related exploits already appearing in the list of achievements. Image via Zero Day Initiative​ Samuel Groß of phoenhex returned to Pwn2Own to successfully hack Apple's desktop Safari browser. Groß used a JIT optimization bug in Safari, a macOS logic bug, and a kernel overwrite to execute code to successfully exploit the browser,...
  • B.C. couple says iPhone sparked fire that destroyed home and want Apple to compensate them

    03/06/2018 11:19:17 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    GlobalNews Canada ^ | February 28, 2018 | By Jon Azpiri
    A Langley family is blaming tech giant Apple for a fire that destroyed their home. Cathy and Ian Finley say the fire was sparked by an iPhone 6 that was charging on a chair in their living room. “I came home and put my phone on charge in our house, went off to feed the goats and 20 minutes later I came back and there was smoke billowing from the roof of our house,” Cathy said. After a year of negotiating with their insurer, the Finleys have been awarded a $600,000 payout, which is going towards the construction of a...
  • Monster 1951 machine vs $15 BBC micro:bit: Which computer won and by how much? (video)

    03/05/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | February 20, 2018 | By Nick Heath
    Which machines triumphed in the battle between computers from the past eight decades? One computer is the size of three wardrobes and performed calculations to help build a nuclear reactor, the other is a tiny electronic board designed to teach children to code. If you had to place bets on which would prove the more powerful machine, your money would probably be on the former. However, while the first computer was built in 1951, the second was released in 2016, and in the intervening years technology has advanced so far that the supercomputers of yesteryear pale in comparison to even...
  • Chased by a stranger, woman fears iPhone setting may have left her vulnerable

    03/03/2018 9:16:05 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Standard Times ^ | March 3, 2018 | By John Tufts
    SAN ANGELO — Becca Blackman Wilcox couldn’t drive fast enough. She floored the accelerator of her 2016 Dodge Charger up to 91 mph, rushing to the safety of a police station in Brady, Texas. A few feet behind the 45-year-old’s car, headlights trailed, flashing in her rearview mirror. At 7:37 p.m. Feb. 24 the mother of nine had called 911 thinking the driver of the paper-tagged maroon Ford Explorer was intoxicated. But 20 minutes later, Wilcox was fearing for her life. Earlier that day Wilcox stopped at a San Angelo convenience store on her drive from New Mexico to Copperas...
  • The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

    02/27/2018 4:27:52 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2018 | By Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers, a major U.S. government contractor claims to have found a way to unlock pretty much every iPhone on the market. Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that's become the U.S. government's company of choice when it comes to unlocking mobile devices, is this month telling customers its engineers currently have the ability to get around the security of devices running iOS 11. That includes the iPhone X, a model that Forbes has learned was successfully raided for data by the Department...
  • Apple releases macOS 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with Telugu Text bug fix

    02/21/2018 5:46:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 21, 2018 - 8AM
    Apple releases macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update with a fix to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation. macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update is available via Software Update. Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with fixes to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation....
  • New Spectre, Meltdown variants leave victims open to side-channel attacks <p>

    02/19/2018 3:53:27 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | February 15, 2018 | By Conner Forrest
    MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, found by Princeton and NVIDIA researchers, may require significant hardware changes to be mitigated. MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, new variants of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, could put PCs at risk of another type of cyberattack. The MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime exploits could be harder to protect against than the original Meltdown and Spectre flaws, because of how deep their flaws exist in the processor. Security researchers from NVIDIA and Princeton have discovered new variants of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that may be more difficult to tackle than the originals. Dubbed MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, these flaws were further...
  • Buying a used phone? Beware of this common scam no one wants to talk about

    02/13/2018 10:18:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 12, 2018 - 3:00AM | By Simon Hill
    Maybe your phone is scratched up, the battery won’t hold a charge anymore, or you’re just plain sick of it. Whatever the reason, you start to shop around for a new phone, but all your budget will allow is a bland, mid-range device. So you hop online to see what kind of bargain you can pick up second hand. Someone is selling last year’s flagship iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, barely used, at a drastically lower price. You pounce and secure yourself a shiny new smartphone at a steal. The phone arrives in a couple of days, as described, and you...
  • Strzok & Page: Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight

    02/09/2018 7:53:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kif Leswing
    Apple publicly fought the FBI in 2016 over issues related to privacy, encryption, and an iPhone used by a terrorist. Texts between FBI employees released earlier this week give a peek into how some agents saw the battle. In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook. "And what makes me really angry about that Apple...
  • Apple smashes Street with biggest quarter in company history

    02/01/2018 1:53:23 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 · 4:31 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended December 30, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion, an increase of 13 percent from the year-ago quarter and an all-time record, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.89, up 16 percent, also an all-time record. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We’re thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with broad-based growth that included the highest revenue ever from a new iPhone lineup. iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it...