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Apple Event official: iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7 expected

Apple Event official: iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7 expected

This morning invites have been sent out for Apple's next big event, one that's sure to bring more than one device to the fold. This event will be taking place on the 21st of March, 2016, and will likely play host to a new iPhone, a new iPad, and a new set of accessories for the Apple Watch. Software updates and/or new apps are expected as well. SlashGear will be covering this event from the event center at which it takes place - stay tuned!

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Apple warns that FBI could monitor cameras and microphones next

Apple warns that FBI could monitor cameras and microphones next

If you've been following the case between Apple and the FBI, then you know that Apple has been asked to create a new, insecure version of iOS that allows any phone to be easily unlocked. The scariest thing about the case isn't what they could do with that software, but rather the precedent that such a ruling could set. And Apple's head of online services recently shared his thoughts on what that might lead to.

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iPhone 7 will not have headphone jack, case leaks indicate

iPhone 7 will not have headphone jack, case leaks indicate

When it comes to this year's expected release of the iPhone 7, we've already heard about the rumors and analysts' predictions, as well as detailed mock-ups based on supposed specs and measurements, so that means the next step in the buildup towards Apple's next flagship smartphone is leaked third-party cases. Well, images of just such a case have turned up, and, if accurate of the real device, it reveals that the overall design differs little from the iPhone 6s, but confirms two ongoing rumors about expected features.

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DOJ wants new judge to reverse pro Apple All Writs Act ruling

DOJ wants new judge to reverse pro Apple All Writs Act ruling

With just days before the court clash between Apple and the FBI in the San Bernardino case, the US Justice Department is gathering all the ammo it can get. Or, in this case, trying to divest Apple of such ammo. It has requested that a different federal judge reverse a ruling in a different New York case also involving Apple and the unlocking of an iPhone. There, the judge ruled that the use of the All Writs Act in this case was unconstitutional, which Apple immediately cited for its California case.

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First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

If you want to see your files again, cough up one Bitcoin. That's the message some unwitting Mac owners faced after accidentally installing malware on their computers, with the so-called ransomware encrypting their personal data and then charging them the equivalent of around $400 to retrieve it. Dubbed KeRanger, the malware - identified this weekend - is believed to be the first of its kind spotted in the wild.

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iOS 9.3 New Features – Here’s what to expect

iOS 9.3 New Features – Here’s what to expect

Just three days ago, Apple released the fifth developer beta of iOS 9.3. Considering iOS 9.3 beta 4 was released barely a week before that, you can get a feeling that Apple is quickly doing one last round of polish. Which could mean that the final release is indeed just around the corner, a corner that has "March 21" on its name. But while we just count down the days before Apple's much awaited early 2016 event, let's take a quick look at some of the things waiting for your iPhone or iPad when the fated day truly arrives.

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500 Apple II Programs available via browser emulation

500 Apple II Programs available via browser emulation

The Internet Archives has thousands upon thousands of pieces of old software that fans can use and play via their browser. Some of these programs will take you right back to school and remind you of days gone by when using the computer lab was the highlight of your school week. The 4am Collection at the Internet Archive is now past 500 titles that were originally published of the Apple II platform and many of these programs have been added to the archive for the first time.

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Apple VP: FBI proposal would let criminals stay a step ahead

Apple VP: FBI proposal would let criminals stay a step ahead

In about two weeks' time, Apple and the FBI will formally meet in court to determine the fate, not only of the San Bernardino case, but of the entire tech security industry in general and for years to come. Both sides continue to gather arguments, allies, and rhetoric, neither willing to budget from their position. After the latest puzzling "cyber pathogen" claim from the FBI, Apple is letting out another volley of arguments, this time from VP of software engineering Craig Federighi, who says that what the FBI wants it practically to turn back the clock on years of progress in protecting citizens from harm.

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AnTuTu Top 10 phone CPUs put Snapdragon 820 above Apple A9

AnTuTu Top 10 phone CPUs put Snapdragon 820 above Apple A9

Some manufacturers, like Apple and, recently, Samsung, try to steer attention away from the hard, cold, and impersonal numbers of specs and stats, focusing instead on relative performance and concrete applications. However, there will always be interest in those numbers, particularly CPU and GPU benchmarks. AnTuTu is one of the more popular providers of such numbers and, just after the launch of new devices, it has released what its tests have revealed to be the top 10 mobile CPUs in the market. Interestingly, the #1 spot is occupied by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820.

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iPhone SE release will answer Apple’s big iPhone problem

iPhone SE release will answer Apple’s big iPhone problem

Not everybody wants a phablet, and while the growth in smartphone screens may have opened the door to more immersive experiences, its left Apple and others with a bigger size problem than Donald Trump. Certainly, the sales success of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus suggests that there are many who will gladly accommodate a 4.7- or even 5.5-inch display, but glance around while you're out in public and it's clear that there are plenty of 4-inch or even 3.5-inch iPhones still in circulation.

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Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Is the Galaxy S7 the best phone VS iPhone, LG G5, and S6?

Today we're delivering a battle between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its most-viewed and/or most battle-requested smartphones on the market. That'll be the LG G5, which also isn't out on the market yet, the Galaxy S6 - the predecessor to the S7, and the iPhone. In this case we're pairing the device up with the iPhone 6S, since we don't yet know what'll be coming with the iPhone 7. For now we'll have to settle with the devices that are the best either on the market today or will be very, very soon.

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What is a Cyber Pathogen? An FBI invention to defeat Apple

What is a Cyber Pathogen? An FBI invention to defeat Apple

This week the FBI has pulled out all the stops when it comes to getting Apple to unlock their iPhones for court cases. They've invented a term. The term is "Cyber Pathogen." That's not a real thing. They've invented a new term to describe something that cannot possibly be inside the iPhone to convince the government that they absolutely NEED to gain access. It's one hundred percent absurd, for real.

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