03/03/2015, 03:03 pm
A newly-discovered flaw in some implementations of cryptographic protocols SSL and TLS -- including those used by Apple's Safari and Google's Android AOSP browsers -- could allow an attacker to force clients to use older, weaker encryption that would make it significantly easier to intercept secure communications.
BitTorrent Sync gains new look, Mint for iOS picks up bill reminders, Sonos adds simpler Room access
03/03/2015, 02:03 pm
A trio of important app updates were released onto the iOS App Store Wednesday, adding a new Pro service for BitTorrent's Sync file sharing, interface refinements for Sonos Controller on iOS, and bill reminders for Intuit's iOS budget tracker, Mint.
03/03/2015, 11:03 am
This year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature more than a thousand iBeacon transmitters onsite, allowing attendees to receive timely, location-specific messages and the ability to connect with others.
03/02/2015, 02:03 pm
Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple's partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.
03/02/2015, 11:03 am
Apple and IBM have unveiled three more MobileFirst enterprise apps for iPhones and iPads, covering a range of industries and uses: Advisor Alerts, Passenger Care, and Dynamic Buy.
03/02/2015, 10:03 am
Search giant Google on Monday revealed plans to build a new mobile payments API into its Android mobile operating system, allowing developers to integrate the service -- dubbed Android Pay -- into their applications.
02/27/2015, 01:02 pm
iOS 8.2 could be released to the public as soon as next week, while the release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to a new report.
02/26/2015, 08:02 am
Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.
02/25/2015, 05:02 pm
Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.
02/25/2015, 02:02 pm
Though podcasts are not a new medium, the format has seen significant growth over the last few months, attributed in part to the fact that Apple's Podcasts app is now built in to iOS 8.
02/24/2015, 08:02 pm
As part of JP Morgan Chase's 2015 Investor Day on Tuesday, the bank went over statistics relating to its credit card business, announcing it has provisioned over one million wallets on Apple's fledgling Apple Pay mobile payments service.
02/24/2015, 05:02 pm
As part of Apple's continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, the company recently added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.
02/24/2015, 10:02 am
International payment network Visa on Tuesday announced that it would extend its network tokenization service -- one of the foundational technologies behind Apple Pay -- to Europe beginning in mid April, signaling that the first overseas launch of Apple's mobile payment solution may not be far away.
02/23/2015, 09:02 pm
Developer Tapbots on Monday pushed out an update to its popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot for iOS, bringing playback support for videos and GIFs hosted by the ubiquitous microblogging network.
02/23/2015, 01:02 pm
The second beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday, fixing a bug found in previous versions that could cause issues when connecting to a CarPlay-enabled vehicle infotainment unit.
02/23/2015, 12:02 pm
Search giant Google is reportedly doubling down on its mobile payments strategy, agreeing on a new deal with major U.S. wireless providers to pre-install the Google Wallet app on Android handsets while acquiring the technology behind Softcard from those same carriers.
02/23/2015, 10:02 am
Parents with young children now have a new option for tablet-based entertainment, as Google on Monday officially unveiled YouTube Kids, a new app for the video sharing site focused on enabling children to discover content for themselves.
02/22/2015, 11:02 pm
Despite being among the first automakers to sign on with Apple's CarPlay initiative, Japanese marque Toyota is reportedly planning to stick with its own in-house infotainment system for the foreseeable future.
02/20/2015, 10:02 am
After an apparently successful public beta program for OS X Yosemite, Apple is rumored to be considering an expansion of that initiative that would see forthcoming versions of its mobile operating system -- beginning with iOS 9 -- subjected to the same assessment.
02/19/2015, 12:02 pm
If you've ever found yourself despairing over Apple's insistence that home screen icons be lined up neatly in rows, but can't -- or won't -- turn to jailbreak tweaks, a relatively new Web app called Makeovr has come to your rescue.