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Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

08/30/2016, 05:53:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Answering the call of power users -- and avid iPhone photographers -- Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

08/30/2016, 04:26:04 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

Video of Apple's Black Hat 2016 presentation now available

08/16/2016, 08:11:58 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The full video of Apple's presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

Apple's security measures in iOS detailed at Black Hat conference

08/09/2016, 12:10:09 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Apple engineer Ivan Krstić spoke on far more than Apple's new bug bounty program at the Black Hat security conference, and delved into the inner workings of iOS hardware and software security features both in iOS 9 and the forthcoming iOS 10.

New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users

08/08/2016, 12:18:33 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

A new advertisement for Google Photos presents a solution for storage woes on low-capacity iPhones. But the pitch could have less relevancy if rumors prove true and Apple gives up on 16-gigabyte base configurations with the 'iPhone 7.'

Apple announces upcoming bug bounty program, initially invite-only

08/04/2016, 08:09:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple during a presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference announced plans to institute its first ever bug bounty program, an initiative that pays out cash for previously undiscovered software and hardware vulnerabilities.

App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:31:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely eradicating chat transcripts

07/29/2016, 11:33:01 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.

Apple's Ivan Krstic to give 'behind the scenes' iOS security talk at Black Hat USA

07/28/2016, 04:17:50 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture will go into "unprecedented technical detail" on iOS security during a talk at this year's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, including new technology coming with iOS 10.

Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

07/26/2016, 10:08:28 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.

Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

07/23/2016, 02:28:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

07/22/2016, 08:10:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

07/20/2016, 05:24:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

BlackBerry CEO says Apple's security stance puts company over 'greater good'

07/20/2016, 11:33:39 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Despite having similar on-device encryption and claiming to protect users' data vigorously, BlackBerry CEO John Chen slammed Apple chief Tim Cook in a Tuesday sppech, sugesting that Cook was putting his company's reputation "above the greater good."

Despite 9% growth, Microsoft Surface sales remain stuck at around 1M units

07/19/2016, 09:39:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft announced quarterly operating profits of just $3.1 billion on revenues of $20.6 billion, hit hard by slow sales of Office, a 17 percent drop in cloud profits, an $870 million decline from Windows Phone and tepid Surface sales that grew by 9 percent year over year but remained below $1 billion.

Apple's iOS App Store now generating 4x revenues per app vs Android Google Play

07/19/2016, 04:36:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new report examining mobile app revenues shows strong growth for Apple in China and from music and video streaming titles, and another big jump in the revenue lead that its iOS App Store maintains over Android's Google Play.

Apple Music shifting to iTunes Match 'acoustic fingerprinting' method of song ID

07/18/2016, 03:20:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Changes are being made behind the scenes to iTunes Music's library matching and streaming algorithms, allowing for more accurate determination of what songs the user owns, and preventing inadvertent destruction of music libraries.

Video: See all the best new features in Apple's macOS Sierra

07/15/2016, 11:59:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's forthcoming macOS Sierra update will focus on continuity and iCloud, further blurring the lines between the company's Mac lineup and its portable devices, like iPhone and iPad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at what's new in macOS Sierra.

Spark developer says some users locked out of Apple IDs, blames own servers

07/15/2016, 09:41:03 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A number of users of the popular email app Spark reported being locked out of their Apple IDs overnight, something developer Readdle later linked to server upgrades it was making.

This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

07/09/2016, 06:22:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Even with summer doldrums in full effect, there was still plenty of news to go around -- including the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and word that Apple is finally ditching 16 gigabyte iPhones.