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  1. scojer

    New iOS 14 feature warns you if someone is spying on you through your iPhone

    The latest update tells you when apps are listening to you, or, watching you. I don't have an iPhone, but on my android, I have very few apps, and, the ones I do have I have already set their permission levels to make myself feel better...
  2. P

    Apple quietly reduces trade-in value for iPhones, iPads by up to $100

    Hopefully no one here was hoping for a good trade in toward the iPhone 12. They are really going to rape their own loyal customers arent they? Sad do to be an Apple user(me). Some of these are REAL bad, the iPad Pro trade-in value dropped by $70. wth Apple...
  3. scojer

    Siri listens to everything you do.

    Thanks to YeuEmMaiMai I like how they'll no longer use contractors, and keep it in house, to limit future whistle-blowers. There really is no such thing as privacy anymore.
  4. scojer

    Apple Is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Repair

    It’s not a bug; it’s a feature Apple wants. Unless an Apple Genius or an Apple Authorized Service Provider authenticates a battery to the phone, that phone will never show its battery health and always report a vague, ominous problem. If you replace the battery in the newest iPhones, a message...
  5. Pieter3dnow

    AMD announces Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, a dual Vega 20 graphics card

    https://videocardz.com/80956/amd-announces-radeon-pro-vega-ii-duo-a-dual-vega-20-graphics-card
  6. S

    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    And this time it looks even more like a Cheese Grater, and so does the monitor... https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/03/apple-finally-reveals-the-new-mac-pro/ Apple reveals first new Mac Pro since 2013 Monitor looks insane, like it will cost as much as a car. Looks to have some kind of...
  7. scojer

    Apple won't let you into your car

    Apple last week updated an Apple Pencil support document with a note warning users that charging a second-generation version of the stylus on a compatible iPad Pro might interfere with signals from nearby key fobs, preventing users from opening their car door.
  8. cageymaru

    Apple and Qualcomm Settle All Patent Suits

    Apple and Qualcomm have settled all patent litigation as the parties have agreed to a settlement that requires Apple to make a payment to Qualcomm. The companies have reached a six-year licensing agreement with a two-year option to extend and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. Apple is...
  9. DooKey

    Apple's Reinvention as a Services Company Starts for Real Monday

    There have been rumors flying all around about Apple moving towards services to expand their pocket books even more and the folks over at Bloomberg are saying all of the official announcements are coming Monday. If you think about it this move makes sense because iPhones are starting to reach a...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Launches iMac With Coffee Lake and Vega

    Today, Apple updated its iMac lineup with 9th generation Intel processors and AMD Vega graphics. The 21.5 inch iMac now sports up to 6 cores, while the 27 inch iMac gets what's presumably a fully enabled 8-core Coffee Lake die. Apple also says they're they're offering "Radeon Pro Vega graphics"...
  11. cageymaru

    Win Some, Lose Some in Qualcomm vs Apple Saga

    A jury in federal court in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in a patent infringement case against Apple. Qualcomm requested damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone. The three patents that Apple allegedly violated were related to battery life in mobile phones. In another case, a U.S. federal...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Pirated 4K Release Suggests iTunes DRM May be Breached

    In the world of pirated content, the titles of downloadable videos usually give some indication as to how they were encoded. "h264," for example usually means a video is encoded with the AVC codec, while "CAM, DVDRip, WEBRip, and Web-DL" specify the source of the video (namely, camera footage in...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Linus Torvalds Comments On Apple's Potential Move to ARM

    Rumors about the Mac's theoretical transition to ARM have been swirling ever since the original iPhone came out, if not earlier, but those rumors got particularly heated last week when both Bloomberg and Axios published reports claiming that the Cupertino-based company could make the switch...
  14. cageymaru

    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
  15. cageymaru

    How Facebook Tracks Your Ovulation and Heart Rate Through Apps

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that apps are sending sensitive information to Facebook through the Facebook SDK. The Facebook SDK makes it easy for app writers to share information with Facebook through a built-in analytics service called "App Events." 17.6% of the apps on Apple's App...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Officials Allegedly Say that Apple Could Move to ARM Soon

    A recent report from Axios claims that Apple is "widely expected" to move their Mac lineup to custom ARM chips in the next few years. The publication cites a Bloomberg report claiming that Apple plans to merge their software stack and app ecosystem across all platforms, though that could...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei is Allegedly Stealing Technology from Apple Suppliers

    Last week, we posted a report claiming that Huawei was trying to reverse engineer screen hardening tech from a U.S. startup. The claims about Akhan Semiconductor's potential military applications were seemingly confirmed yesterday, as they've just been selected by the Army for the integration of...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Software Pirates are Allegedly Hijacking Apple's Enterprise Developer Certificates

    Apple's Developer Enterprise Program has gotten quite a bit of scrutiny after both Facebook and Google seemingly violated the program's guidelines. Now, Reuters reports that "software pirates" are abusing the program to distribute modified versions of apps that enable users to "stream music...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    TSMC is Allegedly Apple's Sole A13 Supplier

    A recent Digitimes report claims that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be "the exclusive supplier of Apple's custom-designed chips dubbed the A13 that will power the 2019 series of iPhones." Apple sourced chips from multiple foundries in the past, which led to measurable power...
  20. cageymaru

    Apple Fixes Zero-Day Exploits with Release of iOS 12.1.4

    Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 and it fixes two zero-day exploits that had been abused by hackers. According to Google Project Zero team lead, Ben Hawkes, "CVE-2019-7286 and CVE-2019-7287 were exploited in the wild as 0day." CVE-2019-7286 allowed hackers to gain elevated privileges by using a...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Reactivates Facebook's and Revokes Google's Enterprise Certification

    Following Facebook's latest privacy scandal, where they, among other things, blatantly violated Apple's guidelines for the iOS Enterprise Certificate program, Apple revoked Facebooks certifications, effectively disabling many of their corporate apps. Now, TechCrunch reports that Apple has...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Google Disables ""Screenwise Meter" Tracking App on iOS

    Facebook recently faced another wave of negative publicity following a TechCrunch report, which claimed that Facebook sideloaded apps onto users' devices that tracked almost everything, and did so with a relatively lax parental consent process. On iOS devices, installing 3rd party apps from...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Bloomberg Claims iDevices With Laser 3D Cameras are Coming

    Citing "people familiar with the plans," a recent report by Bloomberg claims that Apple plans to launch iPhones and iPads with a longer range, rear-facing 3D camera "as soon as next year." This new camera would supposedly use a laser scanner to create a 3D representation of the environment...
  24. cageymaru

    Facebook Employees Panic After Apple Revokes the Company's Enterprise Certificate

    Thousands of Facebook employees have lost all access to internal iOS corporate apps because Apple has revoked the company's enterprise license that allows Facebook to develop apps outside of the Apple App Store for internal use only. This has caused widespread panic at the social media giant as...
  25. cageymaru

    Second Apple Hardware Engineer Charged with Stealing Trade Secrets for China

    An Apple hardware engineer working in the top secret "Project Titan" autonomous vehicle division has been arrested for stealing trade secrets. A fellow Apple employee witnessed Jizhong Chen taking unauthorized pictures of the vehicle. He also neglected to tell Apple that he had been hired by an...
  26. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Slow Production as Global Demand Weakens

    According to reports, the global smartphone market is cooling off as manufacturers slowed production in Q4 2018 and have modest goals for Q1 2019. Smartphone sales in Q4 2018 were lower-than-expected and this has led to the scaling back of production by smartphone manufacturers. "TrendForce...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook Paid Teens to Test Even More Invasive Apps

    TechCrunch just posted a report claiming that Facebook paid teens to install a "VPN that spies on them" on Android and iOS devices. More specifically, the social media company has allegedly been paying users between the ages of 12 and 35 "up to $20 per month plus referral fees" to download the...
  28. cageymaru

    Aetna Will Reward Its Attain App Users with an Apple Watch

    Aetna has launched a new initiative called Attain that will allow its users to pay for their Apple Watch by participating in the program. Aetna has deep clinical experience assisting its members with their healthcare needs from wellness to chronic disease. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    Facetime Bug Let Others Hear Audio Before Picking Up

    9to5Mac reports that a major bug in FaceTime allowed anyone with an iDevice running iOS 12.1 or latter to call someone else with FaceTime, and hear audio from their end without the other person ever picking up. Apparently, all you have to do is type your own phone number to the "add person"...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    NYT Outlines Troubled U.S. Mac Pro Assembly

    Back in 2012, Apple promised that it would start manufacturing "one of the existing Mac lines" in the U.S. instead of China. But a little over 6 years later, the vast majority of Apple's products are still assembled overseas, with the aging, pricey Mac Pro being the only exception. Citing...
  31. AlphaAtlas

    There's Allegedly a "Quiet Hostility" Between Apple and Nvidia

    A report from Apple Insider last week suggests that Apple and Nvidia aren't on the best terms. As it points out, the companies have a long history going back to the early 2000s, but the trouble started in 2004 when Nvidia failed to produce the GeForce 6800 Ultra Apple needed. Following some...
  32. cageymaru

    Intel Interim CEO Bob Swan Is Interviewed by Jim Cramer

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer interviews Intel interim CEO and permanent CFO, Robert (Bob) H. Swan. They discuss market opportunities at Intel, a little history of Intel and where Intel is headed in the future. "In that world, the opportunities to expand and bring our technologies to new places gets...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Allegedly Replaced 11 Million Batteries Following CPU Throttling Scandal

    Apple's missed revenue targets have sent investors scrambling for explanations, and a few pointed fingers at Apple's 2017/2018 CPU throttling scandal. Apple started a relatively affordable program to replace batteries in older iPhones for $29, and some analysts thought the program could put a...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    Apple is Allegedly Entering the Camera Count Arms Race

    Citing the Wall Street Journal, Reuters reports that Apple is planning to launch 3 new iPhones this year. Despite reportedly lackluster iPhone XR sales, the lower end iPhones are still set to use LCD panels. The highest end model is said to have 3 rear cameras, while the other two will "only"...
  35. cageymaru

    HTC Sales Are down over 61% in 2018

    HTC sales are still weak as its end of year financial statement showed a 61.78% decline in consolidated sales when compared to last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of decline that the company has experienced. HTC recently launched a new phone in December, but sales were still down...
  36. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Posts $1.5 billion Bond to Stop Some German iPhone Sales

    VentureBeat reports that Qualcomm posted about $1.5 billion in security bonds to enforce a ban on certain iPhones in Germany. Qulacomm won the case late last month, but had to pay this bond to actually enforce the ban. Apple recently ran into similar legal trouble in China, but that order only...
  37. cageymaru

    Apple Lowered Its Q1 Revenue Guidance Due to Slow iPhone Sales in China

    Apple has lowered its Q1 revenue guidance in a letter to investors. CEO Tim Cook also conducted an interview with CNBC in which he discusses factors such as rising trade tensions, the strong U.S. dollar and its effect on sales of iPhone products in China. He noted other factors such as users in...
  38. cageymaru

    Epic Games to Launch an App Store to Compete with Google and Apple

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Epic Games is working on an mobile app store to compete with the Google Play app store for Android users in 2019. As a consequence of competing with Google, Epic Games will also be competing with Apple and its App Store for iOS. The Epic Games app store will...
  39. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
  40. AlphaAtlas

    Foxconn to Assemble High End iPhones in India

    Reuters claims that Foxconn will start assembling "top-end" Apple iPhones in India as early as 2019. This is reportedly the first time Foxconn is making Apple's premium phones in India, and the source claims the Foxconn will invest about $356 million to expand an existing plant in Sriperumbudur...
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