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FBI vs Apple fight update: Bill Gates recants (sort of)

FBI vs Apple fight update: Bill Gates recants (sort of)

While yesterday it seemed that former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates landed squarely on the government's side of a recent legal dispute between the FBI and Apple. The case involves a locked smartphone owned by one of several San Bernardino shooters, and whether or not Apple should be obligated to create a new version of their iOS operating system to allow access to data stored within said device. It would appear that Bill Gates doesn't think the case is as black and white as most would suggest.

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Apple responds to questions about San Bernardino case

Apple responds to questions about San Bernardino case

What do you do when you're at work, and your boss asks you to do something that you find to be unethical? Maybe you go over his head, and talk with his boss, or even someone in HR. But what happens when the US government gives you an order to do something like that? If you're Apple, you can't really go over the government's head. But you can go to the people.

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mophie juice pack H2Pro for iPhone 6 Plus now available

mophie juice pack H2Pro for iPhone 6 Plus now available

Mophie has launched its juice pack H2Pro for the iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced today. The case is now available from the maker's website, and joins the same case that has already been available for the smaller iPhone 6. The case is designed to both increase the battery run time (via an integrated battery) and to protect the phone beyond military standards.

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Why John McAfee’s offer to unlock San Bernardino iPhone makes sense

Why John McAfee’s offer to unlock San Bernardino iPhone makes sense

The biggest news this week isn't about some new device hitting the market, or a major technological breakthrough. Instead, it's about one older iPhone. While no one might think twice about an iPhone 5c, this phone could radically change the state of cybersecurity in our country, and even the world. This phone was once owned by the San Bernardino shooter, and at the moment, no one can unlock it.

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Facebook Live Video goes international (on iPhone)

Facebook Live Video goes international (on iPhone)

Facebook unveiled its Live Video feature in early December, and has more recently expanded it to all iPhones users in the U.S. While there's still no word about when Android users will be let in on the fun, iPhone users outside of the United States are also seeing the feature roll their way, with Facebook saying it is expanding the feature globally. Some users outside of the US are already reporting seeing the broadcasting option.

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Apple apologizes for Error 53, restores bricked phones

Apple apologizes for Error 53, restores bricked phones

Believe it or not, once an iPhone is bricked, it isn't necessarily dead forever. Earlier this month we came into the understanding - like many iPhone users in the wild - that Apple had built in a so-called "Error 53" into their iPhones with Touch ID sensors. If the devices had been tampered with - fixed by 3rd party fix-it groups, included - they'd be bricked. Now Apple has apologized publicly for the method with which they'd implemented said feature.

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Apple installments bring quicker, cheaper iPhone upgrades

Apple installments bring quicker, cheaper iPhone upgrades

With a new iPhone somewhere on the horizon (as there is every year), Apple has just launched a new payment installments plan that makes it easy to trade in an older iPhone for a newer model. Dubbed "Trade Up With Installments," the new plan allows existing iPhone owners to trade-in their device, and put the price towards the monthly payments of their new iPhone, making them as low as $15/mo and as high as $35/mo.

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How Nintendo’s Miitomo plans to destroy Twitter and Facebook

How Nintendo’s Miitomo plans to destroy Twitter and Facebook

Pre-registration has begun for the first Nintendo mobile app, Miitomo, made for the masses to network socially. As this is Nintendo's first "smart device app", they've got a lot riding on its success. As such, they're making a big deal of how and when it'll launch. Starting today, Miitomo will allow pre-registration. In this pre-registration, users will attain Platinum Points for a new My Nintendo rewards program, one which will launch alongside Miitomo in March.

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Apple letter outlines why it doesn’t want to give FBI an iOS backdoor

Apple letter outlines why it doesn’t want to give FBI an iOS backdoor

In their effort to collect data and evidence in the case against the terrorists who killed multiple people in San Bernadino last year the FBI has been working with Apple to gain access to the shooter's iPhone. Apple was ordered this week to disable autowipe on the iPhone collected as evidence in the case. Autowipe is a security feature that deletes data from the phone if the password is entered incorrectly too many times.

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Apple ordered to disable autowipe on San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple ordered to disable autowipe on San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

It's not exactly a landmark court decision but one that could set a precedent in the tug of war between the US government and encryption advocates. A federal judge in Riverside, California has just ordered Apple to assist in unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone to aid in criminal investigation. While the judge isn't exactly telling Apple to break the smartphone's encryption and only disable the "10 tries and wipe" security feature, the consequences of this subtle difference can still send ripples in the fight for security and privacy on devices and services.

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Can smartphones replace DSLRs for print publications?

Can smartphones replace DSLRs for print publications?

The latest issue of the food magazine Bon Appetit has been released with inspiration from the most modern means of experiencing food: Instagram. Instagram being just one example of the many social networks and means of sharing the resulting photos taken by food-lovers - it's all about the culture. In addition to the impetus for the issue being social sharing, the full collection of photos inside was photographed by Apple's iPhone exclusively. What better way to drive home the point that we're obligated to photograph our meals than to show it with the tool millions use to do it?

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Apple acknowledges 1970 iPhone bug, but a fix has already been found

Apple acknowledges 1970 iPhone bug, but a fix has already been found

Last week, a very strange bug was discovered on the more recent versions of the iPhone. A bug so bad that if you took the right steps, you could manage to brick your phone permanently. Of course, those actions involve either traveling back in time, or simply trying to get your phone to believe that it was January 1st, 1970. Well, today, Apple finally acknowledged that this bug does indeed exist, and has offered up some advice.

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