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2020

Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required -- and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

Apple braces for legal fight with DOJ over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly building a small team of specialists to defend the company's encryption policies as a legal showdown with the Department of Justice looms.

Trump tells Apple to 'step up to the plate' and unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Tuesday January 14, 2020

President Donald Trump waded into the encryption battle on Tuesday with a tweet calling on Apple to "unlock" iPhones at the request of law enforcement agencies, suggesting the company should do so because of help it receives on trade and "other issues."

'Little America' executive producer Lee Eisenberg signs big contract with Apple

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Lee Eisenberg has just signed a multi-year contract with Apple, launching a new production team to help create content exclusively for Apple TV+.

CES post show: The best gear coming this year for Apple fans

Tuesday January 14, 2020

CES 2020 is now in the rearview mirror so we are quickly taking a moment to reflect back at our favorite devices that we tried out during the show that are sure to appeal to Apple fans.

Cellebrite expands to Mac forensic tools with $33M BlackBag purchase

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Cellebrite, a digital forensic company known for assisting law enforcement in unlocking iPhones, is expanding its reach to other platforms, with the purchase of rival firm BlackBag adding PC and Mac forensic services to its portfolio.

Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3

Tuesday January 14, 2020

After a break for the holidays, Apple has returned to the beta-testing grindstone, providing developers with the second trial builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, and macOS 10.15.3.

Apple Watch alerts YouTuber to potential tachycardia

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Joel Telling, who presents the YouTube channel "3D Printing Nerd," went to the emergency room after his Apple Watch Series 4 alerted him to an elevated heart rate.

Rackmountable Mac Pro now available from $6,499

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Arriving a little over a month after its desk-based counterpart, the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro is now available to order, with the high-performance workstation starting from $6,499.

The FBI has the tools it needs to break into the iPhone, and shouldn't ask for backdoors

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Demands from the FBI and Attorney General William Barr for Apple to provide more help to the ongoing Pensacola shooter investigation did not need to be made, as security experts have pointed out the existence of hacking tools that could have granted access to locked iPhones -- which law enforcement has at their disposal already.

AirPods Pro firmware update sacrifices noise cancellation quality for bass

Tuesday January 14, 2020

A recent firmware update to AirPods Pro was was meant to improve the audio quality overall, but seems to have reduced the ability to block some ambient noise at lower frequencies.

Wedbush predicts $400 AAPL price on power of 5G 'iPhone 12' supercycle

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Following iPhone demand checks internationally, and predictions of an incredible 5G 'iPhone 12' debut, Wedbush has set a $350 per-share price target on Apple stock, but believes that $400 is possible if everything goes right in 2020.

Rumor: Apple developing 'iPhone SE 2' variant with Face ID, 5.4-inch screen

Monday January 13, 2020

A convoluted rumor on Tuesday suggests Apple is working on an update to iPhone 8 that swaps out Touch ID for a TrueDepth camera module with Face ID, enabling integration of a larger 5.4-inch screen.

Apple denies Barr's request to unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Monday January 13, 2020

Apple on Monday denied a public request from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to unlock iPhones owned by a Saudi Air Force cadet accused of killing three people at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., refuting the AG's claim that it has not provided "substantive assistance" in the investigation.

Apple's 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' to make appearance at PAX South this week

Monday January 13, 2020

Apple will promote its upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" at the PAX South gaming expo in Texas on Friday, potentially signaling an early screening of the show ahead of an official debut slated for early February.

Lowest price ever: Apple Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,499

Monday January 13, 2020

Just in, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H has issued a fresh price drop on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the premium Core i9 8-core model now $300 off. Or pick up the standard Core i7 model for just $2,149 ($250 off). Shop today with free 2-day shipping as odds are these Apple deals won't last long.

Mac shipments continue to slide in Q4 as PC market grows

Monday January 13, 2020

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a year-long downward trend amidst a wider industry rebound, as Mac shipments shrank in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to estimates released on Monday by market research firms Gartner and IDC

Apple introduces 'Reality Converter' app to view, edit USDZ 3D objects on Mac

Monday January 13, 2020

Apple on Monday debuted a beta version of Reality Converter, a Mac app that allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ 3D objects using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

macOS Catalina beta build suggests upcoming 'Pro Mode'

Monday January 13, 2020

Some snooping around in the new macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta build has unearthed references to "Pro Mode," which could be used to temporarily boost the performance of macOS systems such as the MacBook Pro.

Attorney General Barr demands Apple unlock iPhones in Pensacola shooting

Monday January 13, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr has publicly asked Apple to unlock a pair of iPhones used by the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida in December, complaining Apple has so far provided no "substantive assistance" to the investigation.