Apple CEO Tim Cook: Nation Needs To Decide How Much Power Government Has Over Data, Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Nation Needs To Decide How Much Power Government Has Over Data, Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook used today’s press event for the new iPhone to once again make his case against court orders trying compel Apple to aid law enforcement in unlocking iPhones belonging to criminal suspects. [More]

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Samsung V. Apple Patent Case

The ongoing patent battle between smartphone standouts Samsung and Apple will get its day before the Supreme Court this year, as the nation’s highest court has decided to hear arguments about one facet of the long-simmering dispute. [More]

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Apple Engineers Might Resist Court Order To Weaken iPhone Encryption

A federal court in California is currently weighing whether or not Apple could be compelled to aid the FBI in unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the terrorists behind the Dec. 2, 2015 shootings in San Bernardino, CA. But even if the court rules that Apple must assist the government in opening the device, some engineers at the company are reportedly considering resistance. [More]

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver looked at length at the ongoing, complicated legal battle between Apple and the FBI, which has asked a court to compel the tech company to rewrite its software to allow authorities to search crime suspects’ locked iPhones. And while Oliver ultimately came down in defense of Apple’s position in the matter, he also believes the company could be more direct about presenting the reality of the situation. [More]

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Force-Quitting All Your Apps Won’t Actually Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Battery on your iPhone running low? If you’re the kind of person who rushes to force quit apps you aren’t using in an attempt to conserve what precious power you have, you’re not alone… but your method is basically useless at extending your phone’s battery life, according to a senior executive at Apple who knows about these things. [More]

Dozens Of Tech Experts Ask Court To Not Force Apple To Unlock iPhone

Dozens Of Tech Experts Ask Court To Not Force Apple To Unlock iPhone

The day after Apple filed its formal objection to a Feb. 16 court order compelling the company to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the terrorists who killed 14 people last December in California, a group of nearly four dozen tech industry experts have asked the court to rethink its decision. [More]

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Apple “Formally Objects” To Court Order To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Hours after Apple and the FBI faced off before a Congressional panel on the matters of encryption, privacy, and law enforcement, the company officially filed its objection to a court order directing it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, CA, on Dec. 2, 2015. [More]

Apple Working On iPhone That Even It Wouldn’t Be Able To Hack

Apple Working On iPhone That Even It Wouldn’t Be Able To Hack

While Apple and federal law enforcement officials argue over whether or not the company should aid in the hacking of a terrorist’s locked iPhone, the company has reportedly begun work on a version of the device that even its creators would not be able to unlock. [More]

Apple Now Offering Its Own Program To Buy iPhone On Installments

Apple Now Offering Its Own Program To Buy iPhone On Installments

With the release of the latest version of the iPhone last fall, Apple introduced a program that follows current trends in the mobile phone industry. Like some mobile carriers, they’ll rent you a phone, letting you trade it in every year if you want. Now they’re also offering a program where you can pay in installments and keep the phone rather than leasing. [More]

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Do Not Set The Date On Your iPhone To Jan. 1, 1970

While it might be tempting to take a “wild ride” into the past, do not set the date on your iPhone to Jan. 1, 1970, despite what a hoax image circulating recently says. That is, unless your idea of a wild ride is having a phone you can’t use anymore.

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Report: Apple To Accept Newer iPhone Trade-Ins With Cracked Screens, Other Dings

Report: Apple To Accept Newer iPhone Trade-Ins With Cracked Screens, Other Dings

For years the owners of iPhones with broken screens or damaged buttons looking to trade in their older device for a new one through Apple’s Reuse and Recycle trade-in program have been out of luck, unless they shelled out the cash to repair the smartphone first. That’s reportedly set to change with an upcoming revamp of the program.  [More]

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Fake Apple Stores Becoming Less Popular In China Again

At times, the thirst for new Apple products is so great in China that fake Apple Stores selling real Apple products pop up, with helpful uniformed employees ready to sell you any gray-market iThingy you might want. Now Reuters reports that some of those stores have switched over to selling local Chinese phone brands like Huawei. [More]

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Google Paid Apple $1 Billion In 2014 For Privilege Of Search Bar On iPhone

When you go to perform a Web search on an iPhone, the phone automatically chooses Google for you. Why? There are other fine search engines out there, and the iPhone could direct you to use any of them. However, the public learned from a copyright lawsuit against Google that the two companies have a revenue-sharing agreement that keeps iPhones performing Google searches, and in 2014 the revenue that Apple received was $1 billion. [More]

Apple Promises To Fix Bug Causing Misleading Battery Meter On iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Apple Promises To Fix Bug Causing Misleading Battery Meter On iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

If you’ve been confused by the battery meter on your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus that shows you having plenty of power, only to shut down while still showing a full charge, you’re not alone: Apple says a bug with the phones is showing some users a higher charge than the phone actually has. [More]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Will Reportedly Charge Faster, Have Pressure-Sensitive Screen

Samsung Galaxy S7 Will Reportedly Charge Faster, Have Pressure-Sensitive Screen

Back in September, Apple unveiled its more responsive “3D Touch” display for the iPhone 6S, so it should come as little surprise that Samsung may have something similar in its back pocket for the upcoming launch of its flagship Galaxy phone. [More]

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Apple Reminds Users That Their 2-Year-Old iPhones Are Totally Ancient

Sure, when we buy electronics, we acknowledge that they could become obsolete mere minutes after purchase. However, some iPhone fans who are committing acts of consumer endurance by using a mobile device released more than two years ago aren’t pleased with a reminder that Apple added to the App Store that’s nagging them to get a new phone already. [More]

iPhone User Blames “WiFi Assist” Feature For $2,000 Phone Bill

iPhone User Blames “WiFi Assist” Feature For $2,000 Phone Bill

Not even two months ago, we warned iPhone users that the new “WiFi Assist” feature in iOS9 could result in data overages if you weren’t careful. This tale of on San Francisco-area family shows just how bad it can be. [More]

Walgreens Customers Using Apple Pay Don’t Have To Swipe Their Rewards Cards Anymore

Walgreens Customers Using Apple Pay Don’t Have To Swipe Their Rewards Cards Anymore

Walgreens shoppers using Apple Pay at the checkout will have a slightly quicker experience than other loyalty members, as the retailer becomes the first to integrate its rewards program with the mobile payment system. [More]