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2018

FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

Thursday January 11, 2018

FBI officials continue their attack on Apple's iPhone encryption, with the latest remarks against the company's moves coming from a senior forensics examiner -- and only one day after similar remarks were made by the FBI director.

Apple running low on iPhone 6 Plus batteries, postponing some swaps until March

Thursday January 11, 2018

People wanting to swap out the battery on an iPhone 6 Plus may in some cases have to wait until March or later, owing to a shortage of replacement units.

Honda teases 2019 Insight hybrid with optional Apple CarPlay

Thursday January 11, 2018

Honda on Thursday previewed the 2019 Insight, which will optionally support Apple's CarPlay interface for connected iPhones.

Apple's iOS platform advantage in fixing bugs is beating Google's Android

Thursday January 11, 2018

Apple is the only PC or smartphone vendor to have full control over the user experience it provides to its customers, thanks to its positioning as an integrated platform vendor. This is a key--often overlooked--advantage for the company that is driving customer satisfaction and trust as well as attracting serious attention from the enterprise at a time when Google's Android is doing neither one.

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Thursday January 11, 2018

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Zotac Amp Box & Amp Box Mini promise eGPU acceleration over Thunderbolt 3

Thursday January 11, 2018

Zotac has announced the Amp Box and Amp Box Mini, two upcoming eGPU enclosures that, in combination with a compatible video card, should boost the graphics performance of Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBooks.

Apple carries first-ever in-store, third-party Wi-Fi router in form of Linksys Velop

Thursday January 11, 2018

Apple is now selling Linksys' Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System in stores and online, signaling a break from a policy of only selling its own AirPort routers.

Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

Thursday January 11, 2018

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.

Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

Thursday January 11, 2018

Apple's servers started to sign older versions of iOS for a number of hours on Wednesday night, an issue that gave iPhone and iPad owners a brief opportunity to downgrade iOS to an earlier release, with some hardware found to be downgradable to iOS 6.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, other business leaders urge Congress to save DACA program

Thursday January 11, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook and more than one hundred business leaders on Wednesday urged Congress to pass legislation that would keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protections in place for immigrants brought into America as children.

Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA - one of the most acclaimed artists in hip-hop history - will host a free Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month.

Siri adds tennis and golf data integration ahead of Australian Open

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Apple continued to build out its Siri virtual assistant this week with new data integrations for golf and tennis, additions seemingly timed to coincide with next Monday's start to the Australian Open.

Targus shows off new Thunderbolt 3 docking station with 85W, support for 4K at 60Hz

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 docks may have been slow to roll out but the market is picking up pace now, with Targus throwing their hat in the ring with a new offering aimed at multi-platform users.

Drama series 'See' picked up by Apple as original content march presses on - report

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Apple is said to have ordered a new television drama series titled See, the latest move by the company's rapidly-expanding content group.

Apple drops Safari Technology Preview 47 with new APIs, Spectre fixes

Wednesday January 10, 2018

A new version of Apple's experimental Safari branch was made available to web professionals late Wednesday, bringing a number of API enhancements and folding in patches for the Spectre vulnerability.

Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Apple's Calle Colon store in Valencia, Spain was evacuated on Wednesday after an iPhone's battery exploded during repair, filling one floor of the building with smoke.

Asus aims portable ProArt PQ22UC 4K OLED monitor at on-the-move professionals

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Asus has added a new high-end display to its range of professional monitors that is made for those who work on the move, with the ProArt PQ22UC consisting of a 21.6-inch 4K OLED panel with USB Type-C connectivity that can be easily transported as a second display for a MacBook Pro.

2018 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show stymied by blackout, heavy rain and flooding

Wednesday January 10, 2018

One day after the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show saw some exhibits close because of rain, a blackout has plagued the expo center and has run for an hour, and counting.

Video: Next generation iPhone SE 2 may have a glass back for Qi charging

Wednesday January 10, 2018

According to a recent rumor, the next-generation "iPhone SE 2" may feature a glass back just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, suggesting it will feature wireless charging.

T-Mobile offers up to $700 off second iPhone in latest promo

Wednesday January 10, 2018

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is running a new "Buy One Get One" promotion in which people buying an iPhone can get up to $700 off a second, as long as they meet the right criteria.