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Tuesday February 5, 2019. 11:00 AM
Grant Thompson, the teenager that reported the FaceTime bug last week, will be eligible for the Apple bug bounty program. 'Apple's bug bounty system is typically invite-only and limited to specific categories of security flaws, like accessing iCloud account data or...
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Monday February 4, 2019. 11:01 AM
2018 was the worst year ever for smartphone shipments, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. It means Apple isn't the only company fighting to keep people interested in buying new phones every year. From a report: IDC said 1.4 billion smartphones were sold...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Contrary to popular Anglocentric belief, English isn't the world's most-spoken language by total number of native speakers -- nor is it the second. In fact, the West Germanic tongues rank third on the list, followed by Hindi, Arabic,...
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Sunday February 3, 2019. 12:35 AM
A 13-year-old boy visiting family in Indiana has been charged with 'intimidation', according to the Northwest Indiana Times: The boy allegedly said to Siri, iPhone's voice assistant, 'I am going to shoot up a school,' according to a news release from the Valparaiso Police...
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Saturday February 2, 2019. 01:50 AM
The Apple executive who led the Siri team since 2012 has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research. Apple Insider reports: The Information reports Apple executive Bill Stasior is no longer in charge of Apple's virtual...
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Friday February 1, 2019. 09:05 PM
After resisting local government's mandates for years, Apple appears to have agreed to store Russian citizens' data within the country, a report says. From a report: According to a Foreign Policy report, Russia's telecommunications and media agency Roskomnadzor has confirmed ...
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A new website exposes the extent to which Apple cooperates with Chinese government internet censorship, blocking access to Western news sources, information about human rights and religious freedoms, and privacy-enhancing apps that would circumvent the country's pervasive...
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Apple said Friday morning that it had a fix for a bug discovered in Apple's video and audio chat service FaceTime this week, which had allowed callers to access the microphone and front-facing video camera of the person they were calling, even if that person hadn't picked...
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schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: An Apple hardware engineer was charged by the U.S. with stealing the iPhone maker's driverless car secrets for a China-based company, the second such case since July amid an unprecedented crackdown by the Trump administration on...
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Thursday January 31, 2019. 10:50 PM
Apple has now shut down Google's ability to distribute its internal iOS apps, following a similar shutdown that was issued to Facebook earlier this week. From a report: A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail,...
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A lawyer in Houston has filed a lawsuit against Apple over a security vulnerability that let people eavesdrop on iPhones using FaceTime. 'His lawsuit, filed Monday in Harris County, Texas, alleges that Apple 'failed to exercise reasonable care' and that Apple 'knew, or...
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Wednesday January 30, 2019. 09:56 PM
Apple plans to launch iPhones with a more-powerful 3-D camera as soon as next year, stepping up the company's push into augmented reality, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. From the report: The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera is designed to scan the environment to create...
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Facebook is not the only one abusing Apple's system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an app called Screenwise Meter, which bears a strong resemblance to the app distributed by Facebook...
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Reuters reports: A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how...
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Facebook is at the center of another privacy scandal -- and this time it hasn't just angered users. It has also angered Apple. From a report: The short version: Apple says Facebook broke an agreement it made with Apple by publishing a 'research' app for iPhone users that...
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Due to an economic slowdown in China and diminishing demand for new iPhones, Apple's profits in its most recent quarter were flat compared with a year earlier. 'The disappointing financial performance had been expected since Jan. 2, when Apple, for the first time in 16...
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Tuesday January 29, 2019. 09:30 PM
An anonymous reader writes: Twitter user MGT7500 tagged the official Apple Support account in a January 20 tweet claiming that her 14-year-old son discovered a 'major security flaw' that allowed him to 'listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval.' The user also...
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Four new iPad models and a 7th-generation iPod Touch have been found in upcoming iOS 12.2, and seven new iPad models were discovered in the Eurasian Economic Commission Database, reports MacRumors. From the report: Developer Steven Troughton-Smith speculates that the iPad...
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Social media sites lit up today with anxious Apple users after a strange glitch in iPhone's FaceTime app became apparent. The issue: It turns out that an iPhone user can call another iPhone user and listen in on -- and access live video feed of -- that person's conversations ...
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Monday January 28, 2019. 11:50 PM
According to a new report from Cheddar, Apple is planning a Netflix-like subscription service for games. 'The service would function like Netflix for games, allowing users who pay a subscription fee to access a bundled list of titles,' reports Cheddar. 'Apple began privately ...
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