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2019

IDC: Samsung beat Apple in smartphone race during lucrative holiday quarter

Wednesday January 30, 2019

According to the latest industry estimates from research firm IDC, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor during the quarter ending in December, a shopping season typically dominated by Apple's iPhone.

New York state begins probe into Apple's FaceTime vulnerability

Wednesday January 30, 2019

New York state is launching an investigation into whether Apple failed to properly warn customers about a Group FaceTime vulnerability that allowed people to spy on others.

Apple reportedly testing three-camera iPhone with USB-C, plans major iPad enhancements for iOS 13

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Next year's iPhones will reportedly include models with a rear-facing 3D camera incorporating a laser scanner for purposes like augmented reality, while iOS 13 could deliver much-awaited features like Dark Mode and CarPlay enhancements.

Google is violating Apple's iPhone app privacy rules the same way Facebook did [u: disabled]

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Facebook is not the only major tech company found to be misusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate system, with a report claiming Google is pulling the same trick for its own app, one that is similar in nature to Facebook's now-blocked "Research" app.

LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted

Wednesday January 30, 2019

A hardware hacker has revealed a trio of vulnerabilities in the popular LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart bulbs, that could expose a user's Wi-Fi password to somebody devoted to rooting through your trash.

What analysts are saying in the wake of Apple's holiday quarter financial report

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Early analyst reactions are all over the place after Tuesday's results call, in which Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenue for the December quarter, more than it expected in its early-January revision, but less than it predicted for the quarter in November.

Apple's self-driving 'Project Titan' car technology allegedly stolen by second employee, says FBI

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Following up on an internal Apple investigation, the FBI has arrested a second person accused of trying to steal secrets related to the company's self-driving car platform.

Playing 'Fortnite' on an iPad Pro and iPhone XR with a controller is a considerable improvement

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Epic Games has recently added MFi controller support for iPhone and iPad to "Fortnite." We decided to see how good of a gaming experience you could get on both the 2018 11-inch iPad Pro and the iPhone XR using the Steelseries Nimbus MFi controller.

Sonnet launches new four-port USB-C PCI-e expansion card for Mac Pro tower

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Sonnet on Wednesday rolled out two adapter cards, the Allegro USB-C 4-Port PCIe and the Allegro Pro USB 3.1 PCIe, both of which can add powered USB ports to any computer with a PCIe slot, or even Thunderbolt Macs when used in a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe enclosure.

Apple has revoked Facebook's enterprise developer certificates after sideload violations [u]

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple has stopped Facebook from being able to use its internal apps by revoking its enterprise developer certificates, in response to reports the social network ignored guidelines relating to user privacy by distributing apps outside the app store, and paid users to install the spyware.

Cardiogram Premium enables remote, cross-platform monitoring of Apple Watch and Wear OS data

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple Watch app Cardiogram on Wednesday launched Cardiogram Premium, a subscription service that builds in advanced data sharing features that enable remote monitoring of another user's health metrics.

Examining Apple's second-largest $84.3 billion holiday quarter by the numbers

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple's financials for the holiday quarter were lower than the company intended going into fiscal year 2019, but while issues in China caused revenue to dip, the rest of the figures suggest there is far less to worry about, and in the case of Services and other elements, areas to be happy about.

Siri Shortcuts can be used to steal and send personal data, developer warns

Wednesday January 30, 2019

iPhone and iPad owners should be careful about which Shortcuts they run in iOS 12, since malicious app creators could use them to scrape valuable data, a developer warns.

'Dysfunctional' analysts 'cut and run' from Apple results call, says Jim Cramer

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple's December-quarter results call was "dysfunctional," but not from Tim Cook's and Luca Maestri's side because analysts didn't know how to react when they learned that the numbers weren't as bad as feared, according to the host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer.

Former US spies used iPhone hack tool on dissidents, on behalf of UAE

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Using a tool known as "Karma," a team of former U.S. intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates broke into the iPhones of activists, diplomats, and even foreign leaders, a report said on Wednesday.

Apple compares iOS updates to kitchen renovations in motion to dismiss iPhone slowdown lawsuit

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple cannot be liable for slowing down iPhones via iOS updates, according to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning efforts to prolong an iPhone's battery life by reducing its performance, with the company arguing the suit is the equivalent of suing a building contractor for upgrading a kitchen.

Apple Music subscribers don't have to buy Wi-Fi to listen on American Airlines

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Starting on February 1, if you want to listen to Apple Music on American Airlines, you don't have to buy Wi-Fi to do so.

Qualcomm versus US FTC 'no license, no chips' antitrust trial wraps up

Wednesday January 30, 2019

The United States Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm have both presented closing arguments over the contentious 'no license no chips' policy -- and the ultimate ruling will alter the trajectory of Apple's legal battle with the chip manufacturer.

Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin for 'knowledge' and not large-scale manufacturing

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is re-evaluating what it wants to do with its location in Wisconsin and is saying that the site will be more research-oriented than a manufacturing boom for the region.

Apple slapped with lawsuit over Group FaceTime bug

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple is facing a lawsuit related to a software flaw that allowed interlopers to eavesdrop on Group FaceTime calls, with the suit arriving less than 24 hours after news of the bug was circulated by mainstream media.