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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile simplifies phone number theft with default '0000' PIN

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

In what appears to be a heinous oversight, Comcast set the default PIN code for all Xfinity Mobile customer accounts to "0000," opening the door to phone number hijacking and, in some cases, identity theft.

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MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple's absence in 5G and foldable screens

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Media coverage from this year's MWC Barcelona, nee Mobile World Conference, has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.

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If Qualcomm wants its 5G modems in the 2020 iPhone, it has to wrap up the legal battles now

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm may miss out on an opportunity to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhones, Barclays suggests, warning the window to make the necessary arrangements to provide the components is narrowing, with matters not helped by the chip producer's ongoing legal activity with Apple.

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Airbnb, American Airlines, Dexcom & others getting Siri Shortcuts

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Several prominent apps have gained Siri Shortcuts compatibility this week, and more prominent names are coming between March and April.

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Foldable iPhone heating system could prevent damage in cold weather

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Cold weather will make OLED screens brittle, and will pose a problem for bendable phones. Apple is working on a series of sensors and micro-heaters to keep a foldable iPhone warm, to prevent damage.

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New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you from using iPhones on flights

02/27/2019, 04:02 pm

The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced rules banning lithium-ion batteries from being included as cargo on flights with passengers on safety grounds, and has applied a new and more restrictive maximum charge limit, but the rule change does not directly affect iPhone or iPad owners and other device users.

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Cellebrite iPhone hacking tools selling on eBay for as little as $100

02/27/2019, 03:02 pm

Meant to be used only by law enforcement, Cellebrite hacking tools for iPhones and other smartphones are reportedly selling on eBay for sums as low as $100.

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NHL 'Shot on iPhone' campaign displays player-taken photographs outside arenas

02/27/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is once again using its "Shot on iPhone" campaign to highlight the camera quality of its smartphone range, this time in a partnership with the NHL that involves billboards outside arenas featuring photographs taken by the team's players.

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Apple spotlights iPad Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X in music & theater education

02/27/2019, 12:02 pm

In what Apple is calling a first in a series of looks at innovative technology use in the classroom, the company is highlighting how its products are used for production of music and theater at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts.

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Apple pulls duplicate App Store VoIP titles accused of exploiting search categories

02/27/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has scrubbed a number of VoIP apps from the App Store following a report that some developers were creating clones to capture more search traffic.

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'Worst of the bad news' is behind Apple when it comes to iPhone sales

02/27/2019, 10:02 am

Though Apple's March-quarter iPhone shipments will likely be disappointing, there are signs that a recovery is underway, according to an analyst report issued on Wednesday.

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Editorial: Apple's waiting game on foldable iPhones is no surprise

02/27/2019, 07:02 am

Apple didn't invent the smartphone, the tablet, the mouse, the CD-ROM, Wi-Fi, laptops, personal computers, or smart watches. Apple has always known that being first isn't what counts, and it certainly knows that about folding phones.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad & more targeted in new lawsuit over LTE patents

02/26/2019, 03:02 pm

A group of firms operating under the aegis of Optis Wireless Technology are suing Apple over seven patents connected to LTE cellular standards.

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Future iPhones could use tech in Face ID for improved 3D Touch capabilities

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

The 3D Touch pressure sensitivity offered in some iPhone models could be improved upon in future models, with Apple examining the use of VCSEL technology to monitor deflections in a surface caused by a finger press, or even to analyze and monitor effects of the Taptic Engine.

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Here are the winners of Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' photography challenge

02/26/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has selected winners of its "Shot on iPhone" challenge, which sought the best photographs taken on Apple's smartphone, with some of the top entries highlighted on the Today show on Tuesday.

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Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case now available for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR

02/25/2019, 03:02 pm

The new Mophie Juice Pack Access wireless battery case is now officially available to order for the iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR.

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'Torpedo' location detection exploit could target iPhones on both 4G & 5G networks

02/25/2019, 02:02 pm

Flaws in both 4G and 5G cellular networks could potentially let hackers pinpoint the location of any given smartphone, including the iPhone according to researchers.

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T-Mobile slows US 5G launch, postpones some frequencies until late 2019 [u]

02/25/2019, 11:02 am

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is delaying its 5G launch from the first half of 2019 until the second, owing to a lack of compatible phones, its CTO said in a Monday interview. [Updated with correction by T-Mobile]

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Sprint says 5G launching in May, but with slower speeds than other networks

02/25/2019, 10:02 am

Sprint will finally begin rollouts of what it calls 5G in May, the U.S. carrier announced on Monday, although without the speeds possible on some of its competitors' networks.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of iPhone

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of taking its existing technologies and creating new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of iPhone.

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