FBI To Share iPhone Unlock Tactics With Cops


The FBI has agreed to share details of how it unlocked an iPhone — but with local police rather than Apple. The bureau’s court battle to force Apple to disable a security feature on the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter came to an abrupt end this week when officials confirmed they had found a […]

FBI-Apple Battle Takes Surprise Twist


The FBI says it may be able to unlock the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help. It’s delayed a court case and could make for some awkward outcomes either way. In case you’ve missed it, there’s a great explanation of the technological issues behind the case at the Franklin Veaux blog. The short and […]

Cookie Monster Partners Up with Siri to Bake Cookies [Video]


A funny ad for the new “Hands-free” Siri feature on the iPhone 6s. I generally don’t like Apple products ads all that much, but this one is fantastic. [Apple | Via TN]

Deal of the Day: Save BIG on Anker’s Amazing Kevlar Fiber Lightning Cables


If your “charge and sync” cables keep on breaking, Amazon is currently offering some great savings on Anker kevlar fiber lightning cables (black or white only.) If you buy 3 and use promo code OC4PW6QE at checkout, you’ll get all three cable for just $21.99, or 7.33 each! I’ve got a few of those when […]

Apple Defies Court Order On Encrypted iPhone

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Apple has vowed to defy a court order to give the FBI access to files on a phone owned by one of the San Bernadino shooters. Tim Cook says that the move would threaten the security of all customers. The order involves the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, which the FBI believes could house information […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From September-October 2015)

We continue our look back at 2015’s news and subsequent developments with September and October. Insider reports revealed Amazon was working on a low-spec tablet computer which would cost just $50. That proved correct, though that price was only if you took up the “Special Offers” option, meaning advertisements appear on the lock screen. Reviews suggested […]

10 Amazing Mac Shortcuts You Should Be Using


After 10 amazing keyboard shortcut for Windows you aren’t using here are 10 others for Mac OS! 0:21 – Get more OPTIONS from your Mac menus 0:47 – Adjust volume/brightness at smaller intervals 1:07 – How to take screenshots 1:28 – How to Force Quit an App 1:48 – Quick Search your system from any […]

Apple Fixes iOS 9 Lock Screen Security Bug


Apple has released an update to iOS 9 that’s a must install. It fixes a security problem that would let a thief access some iPhone contents without knowing the PIN code. The update is to iOS 9.0.2 and fixes the problem introduced in last week’s 9.0.1 update. While it didn’t mention the fix in the […]

Apple e-Book Collusion Saga May Not Be Over


Apple says it wants to take its e-book pricing collusion case to the Supreme Court. A ruling there could fundamentally affect the way courts oversee alleged cartels in tech and beyond. With us having covered the case on several occasions, I’ll give just a short summary for anyone who missed it: Printed books are sold […]

Apple TV Could Double In Price


The next generation of Apple TV could cost as much as $199 according to new reports. The rumored new hardware features don’t seem to justify the price and instead its success could rest on a potential TV subscription service. 9to5Mac says its sources peg the price of the new box at either $149 or $199. That […]

Introducing Sir: The Male Siri for the Upcoming iPhone 7 (Video Parody)


A parody commercial for Sir, a fictional new voice assistant to the upcoming iPhone 7. [Owen Weber]

Samsung-Apple Smackdown Heading To Supreme Court?


Samsung hopes to take its long-running patent battle with Apple to the Supreme Court. It wants a ruling on two significant issues in the way patents operate in the tech business. The dispute feels like its been going on forever and in tech years that’s not far from the truth: some of the patents involved […]