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2017

Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski hired by Apple's device security department

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has attracted the attention of Apple, and has accepted a position within the iPhone manufacturer's Security Engineering and Architecture team.

'Proton' Mac trojan has Apple code-signing signatures, sold to 'customers' for $50K

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Security researchers have discovered the existence of a new trojan dubbed "Proton" being marketed in hacking forums to online criminals, claiming to ship with genuine Apple code-signing signatures that could make it a greater risk to victims.

Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

Concept imagines Apple's 'iPhone 8' with Siri-based augmented reality

Tuesday March 14, 2017

A new set of concept renders for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- sometimes known as the "iPhone X" or "iPhone Edition" -- envisions the device making use of augmented reality technology to let Siri and widgets connect with the outside world.

LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

Rumor: Apple to debut 10.5-inch iPad Pro at special event in early April

Tuesday March 14, 2017

The rumor mill is ablaze about a supposed 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with the latest claims out of East Asia saying Apple has pushed up manufacturing of the alleged flagship tablet to make an early April launch.

Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple's CarPlay -- and Android Auto -- will be coming to Mazda vehicles sometime in the near future, the Japanese automaker revealed on Monday, taking it off the list of major holdouts in CarPlay support.

Apple's new 'Sticker Fight' ad for iPhone 7 emphasizes iMessage feature

Monday March 13, 2017

The latest in Apple's advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 brings Apple's "stickers" feature into the real world in a playful and colorful manner.

Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

Monday March 13, 2017

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's framework found to correlate with the results of similar studies using established data collection methods.

New iPad models in testing near Apple's Cupertino headquarters, data suggests

Monday March 13, 2017

Ahead of a potentially imminent product unveiling, Apple is testing multiple new iPad models around the San Francisco Bay Area -- including its home in Cupertino, according to data shared by a mobile marketing firm.

Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 to developers [u]

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple on Monday made available a sixth beta releases of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 to developers, marching ever closer to a public release. [Updated with info on public betas]

Rumor: Apple's new iPad Pros could debut next week, with or without an event

Monday March 13, 2017

With new iPad Pro models expected soon, a new rumor claims that Apple is set to unveil new products as soon as next week, even though no event invitations have been issued to the press.

Despite China weakness, Apple's 'aspirational' brand remains strong globally -- report

Monday March 13, 2017

A new analyst report sees Apple outperforming an expanding premiums smartphone market, with the company garnering its highest market share in four years in the US, Japan, and Europe.

Apple updates HomeKit accessories page with availability & new categories

Monday March 13, 2017

Apple this week updated its webpage for supporting HomeKit accessories with changes like new categories, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship.

Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

Monday March 13, 2017

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

Monday March 13, 2017

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

Monday March 13, 2017

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

'Game of Thrones' stars Maisie Williams & Sophie Turner to appear in Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

Monday March 13, 2017

Two more celebrities have announced their involvement with the Apple Music version of "Carpool Karaoke," this time "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.