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New iOS Bug Crashes iPhones And Blocks Access To iMessages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, And More

A new iOS 11 bug is wreaking havoc, crashing iPhones and disabling access to several third-party apps. The bug entails a message with an Indian language character.

Apple February 15, 2018

Google Pixel Sales Grew To 3.9 Million Units In 2017, But That's Less Than iPhones Sold Per Week

Google Pixel and Pixel 2 sales doubled to 3.9 million units in 2017. However, that figure barely makes a dent on the smartphone market, as Apple ships that many iPhones in less than a week.

Google February 14, 2018

iPhone Source Code Leakster Reportedly A Former Apple Intern

Apple's leaked iPhone source code was recently posted on Github. Reports confirm that a former intern stole the code and even more from the company.

Apple February 11, 2018

Apple Tells GitHub To Remove Leaked iOS Source Code 'iBoot'

Apple has ordered the leaked iOS source code iBoot removed from GitHub. The company insisted there is no security threat following the leak, which could lead to the discovery of system vulnerabilities and creation of iOS jailbreak.

Apple February 8, 2018

'Biggest iPhone Code Leak' On GitHub: Here's Why iBoot Leak Worries Security Experts

Someone has leaked iBoot on GitHub. There are missing files so it can’t be compiled, but hackers might still take advantage of this iPhone source code to find vulnerabilities in iOS and create jailbreaks.

Security February 8, 2018

Apple Reportedly Discussing iPhone Financing Options With Goldman Sachs

Apple is reportedly in talks with investment bank Goldman Sachs, looking to offer financing options for customers who want to buy an Apple device. The talks are in the early stages for now, but could make Apple products more accessible.

Apple February 8, 2018

How To Disable iPhone Throttling In Apple's Latest iOS 11.3 Beta

Apple promised new battery health features and options for customers with older iPhones, and the latest iOS 11.3 beta 2 delivers. Here's what you need to know about performance management and how to disable it.

Apple February 7, 2018

NYPD Cops Receive 36,000 iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Units To Fight Crime

The NYPD has begun its replacement program to swap over 36,000 obsolete Windows Phone units. Police officers will receive an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus as an upgrade free of charge.

Apple February 6, 2018

Bye Bye, Qualcomm: Apple Will Use Intel Baseband For Future iPhone Models Instead

Apple might be jettisoning Qualcomm altogether. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the Cupertino company will soon rely on Intel exclusively for baseband components of future iPhone models.

Apple February 6, 2018

Chinese Man Made $1.1M Selling Fake Apple Products In US Through Dream Digitals

A 43-year-old Chinese man on a student visa in the United States pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit Apple products in the country. The man made more than $1.1 million from the scheme and is now facing prison time.

Apple February 5, 2018

Apple To Release Software Update That’ll Fix Forced Throttling This ’Spring’

Apple will release a software update that’ll bring new battery features, including a toggle to turn off throttling, this spring. The announcement comes amid the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation on Apple’s forced throttling practices.

Apple February 2, 2018

Justice Department Begins Investigating Apple Over iPhone Battery/Slowdown Controversy

The U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Apple over its practice of throttling down older iPhone models without the knowledge of users. The investigation is in early stages.

Apple January 31, 2018

iPhone Battery: How To Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life And Performance

Looking for ways to improve your iPhone's battery life? We've created a handy guide and tips that will boost your iPhone's battery life and performance in no time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 30, 2018

Apple Is Bringing Digital Health Records To The iPhone

In the new iOS 11.3 beta, Apple added a major update to the Health app. The company is bringing medical records to iPhones, aiming to make things easier for patients.

Apple January 27, 2018

Phone About To Die? Chatroom App Can Be Used When Battery Is At Five Percent

Is your phone about to die? Die With Me's chatroom app for iOS and Android can be used when your smartphone battery is at five percent.

Apps/Software January 25, 2018

Chinese Man Bites iPhone Replacement Battery And Causes It To Explode

A man in China decided to test if his replacement iPhone battery was real by biting it. The battery exploded after he bit, the whole thing was captured on CCTV cameras.

Viral January 24, 2018

South Korean Authorities Now Also Investigating iPhone Performance Slowdown Issue

South Korea is now the latest country formally investigating Apple’s iPhone slowdown controversy after France, the United States, China, and others. A South Korean consumer group even accuses the brand of fraud.

Apple January 22, 2018

iPhone X Canceled? Analyst Believes Weak Demand Will Lead To Apple Ceasing Production This Summer

A surprise report from KGI Securities revealed Apple's alleged plans to end the production of the iPhone X. The company supposedly came up with the decision after the smartphone failed to meet sales expectations.

Apple January 22, 2018

ChaiOS Bug Will Crash Your iPhone When This Link Is Texted

A new bug that crashes iPhones has been found in Apple's iOS software. The new bug called chaiOS takes down the smartphones using a vulnerability in the Messages app.

Apps/Software January 18, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: You’ll Be Able To Turn Off CPU Throttling In Future iOS Update

Tim Cook revealed in an interview that the upcoming battery monitoring tool is not the only solution to the iPhone slowdown problem. The developer will reportedly include an option for users to completely turn off the performance-affecting program.

Apple January 18, 2018

Apple Rolls Out Sixth iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5 Beta Builds To Developers

Apple has released beta 6 of iOS 11.25 and tvOS 11.2.5 that mostly consist of low-key feature enhancements and bug fixes. The OS beta versions are available to developers and public testers, hinting of an upcoming release date.

Apple January 18, 2018

This Time, It’s China That’s Asking Apple For Information About Slowing Down Old iPhones

Chinese consumer groups demanded an explanation from Apple regarding the iPhone slowdown problem. The council also wanted the company to discuss its plans to address these complaints.

Apple January 16, 2018

It's Been 10 Years Since Steve Jobs Unwrapped The MacBook Air

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air in January 2008 and was hailed a game-changer and harbinger of things to come from Apple. The super-thin notebook still sells but it’s just a shadow of what it used to be.

Apple January 16, 2018

Is Your iPad Being Throttled? Short Answer Is No

Apple is throttling iPhones, and now the question is, does it slow down iPads too? According to the Cupertino brand, it doesn't, and it's probably because it doesn't need to.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2018

You Can Get An iPhone Battery Replacement At Office Depot & OfficeMax For $27.99

Can't wait for an iPhone battery replacement from Apple? Then Office Depot & OfficeMax has got you covered. It just dropped its service fee from $49.99 to $27.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2018

iPhone 6 Plus Replacement Batteries Won't Be Available Until At Least Late March

Apple is out of iPhone 6 Plus batteries, so owners will not be able to avail the $29 battery replacement program until at least late March. Supply problems are also starting to affect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple January 12, 2018

Another Apple Store Evacuated After iPhone Battery Explodes: Should iPhone Owners Start To Worry?

A second Apple Store was evacuated in as many days, after a floor was filled with smoke due to an iPhone battery explosion. iPhone owners, however, are still urged to take advantage of Apple's $29 battery replacement program.

Apple January 11, 2018

Pokémon GO Update: Niantic Is Ending Support For Early Apple Devices

Niantic has revealed that ‘Pokémon GO’ support for a certain number of iOS devices will end with the game's next update. Any device that cannot upgrade to iOS 11 will not have access to the mobile title.

Apps/Software January 11, 2018

US Government Questions Apple About Deliberate iPhone Slowdown, Gives Deadline For Response

Apple has been deliberately throttling older iPhones' performance, and now it has to answer for it. After the French government launched an investigation, the U.S. government is now questioning Apple as well over its iPhone slowdown practice.

Apple January 11, 2018

French Prosecutor Starts Investigating Apple Over iPhone Slowdown Practices

Apple's iPhone slowdown woes continue, as a French prosecutor just launched an investigation into the matter. Under French law, Apple could face hefty fines if found to have intentionally reduced the life of its devices.

Apple January 9, 2018

Another Factory Worker Commits Suicide At iPhone Maker Foxconn Factory

A Chinese worker at an iPhone manufacturing factory committed suicide on Saturday. This is not the first suicide at the Foxconn factory, which is renewing scrutiny into the company's working conditions.

Business Tech January 9, 2018

Apple Urged To Prevent Kids' iPhone Addiction, But Here's Some Parental Control Apps To Do Your Part

Apple was pressed to roll out solutions that combat against iPhone addiction in children. That may take some time, but you can take measures already with these parental control apps.

Apps/Software January 8, 2018

Do Something About iPhone Addiction In Children, Urges Two Apple Investors

There’s a growing evidence of smartphones playing a central role in dysfunctional mental health among children. Two Apple investors want the company to do something about it.

Apple January 8, 2018

Neutrogena Turns iPhone Into Scanner To Show All Your Skin Details

Skincare company Neutrogena teamed up with FitSkin to bring skin care into the future. The companies introduced a new tool and app that work in tandem to turn an iPhone into a skin scanner.

Life & Style January 7, 2018

Belkin Unwraps iPhone Chargers Galore: Wireless Charging Stands, Fast Chargers, And More

Belkin has a ton of new chargers for iPhone users. From wireless charging pads and stands to fast chargers, the accessory maker has got it all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 5, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta Of iOS 11.2.5: Siri Gets Biggest Update In Latest Release

Apple has released the first public beta of 2018, iOS 11.2.5 to its testing group. The biggest highlight in this new update is in Apple's digital assistant, Siri.

Apple January 5, 2018

Apple To Lose $10 Billion In iPhone Sales Due To $29 Battery Replacement Program

Apple is set to lose over $10 billion in iPhone sales due to its $29 battery replacement program. The program was launched to apologize for the recent battery controversy, as Apple confirmed that it throttled the performance of older iPhones.

Apple January 5, 2018

How Do You Know If Your iPhone Needs A New Battery Or Is Being Throttled? Here's How

Is your iPhone being throttled? If you've noticed a drop in performance but can't be too sure, here are some ways to confirm whether or not it's slowing down because of a degrading battery.

Apple January 4, 2018

Apple Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements, But What If You Don't Qualify? iFixit Has An Alternative

Apple dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements to just $29 to make up for its throttling, but the program only covers iPhone 6 or newer models. For older generations, however, iFixit comes to the rescue.

Apple January 3, 2018

Apple Tops Holiday Device Activations, Samsung Follows, Google Still Absent

Apple's iPhones and iPads led device activations globally in the week leading up to Christmas, according to the latest stats. Samsung ranked second while Google is still absent from the chart.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2017

Apple Loses Legal Battle With Italian Clothing Company Steve Jobs

Apple lost the legal battle with Italian clothing company Steve Jobs. The clothing company will now be able to use the name Steve Jobs on their products.

Apple December 31, 2017

Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does

Apple's confession that it throttles iPhones' performance to make up for aging batteries sparked great controversy, fueling questions of whether it's a common practice across the smarpthone industry. Several Android makers say it's not, and they don't do it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 30, 2017

Apple Wants To Make The iPhone Slowdown Controversy Right With $29 Battery Replacements

Apple isn't in a good place right now after the whole iPhone slowdown controversy blew up. It's now fixing things, though, by apologizing to owners and providing $29 battery replacements for iPhone 6 or later models.

Apple December 29, 2017

iPhone Throttling Suit Seeks Nearly $1 Trillion In Damages From Apple

Disgruntled iPhone users filed eight class action suits against Apple already after the company disclosed that it intentionally slows down iPhone's performance. One such lawsuit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.

Apple December 28, 2017

Is Touch ID More Secure Than Face ID? Apple Seems To Think So

From the look of things, Face ID is less secure compared to Touch ID. Apple seems to agree because it can't be used as an authentication method for the Ask to Buy feature.

Apple December 23, 2017

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