A Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Fifth Amendment does not protect one’s fingerprint to unlock a device. However it does protect passcodes.
More and more details are emerging regarding Windows 9 (or what Microsoft ever Microsoft decided to call it). Now thanks to the president of Microsoft Indonesia, we know more details. It’s PRICE!!
Apple’s update iOS 8.0.2 has now been placed on servers to address the issues discovered in yesterday’s 8.0.1 update on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new release includes all of the HealthKit and keyboard fixes, among others, as well as the ability to actually make phone calls and connect to a cellular data network. (more…)
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 — Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal. There is extremely strong market demand for an untethered tablet live television solution, and the demographics of this market are the kind that advertisers love. By putting the ability to watch and record all subscription-free, live HD television anywhere directly onto tablets (through an over-the-air signal transmitted to a small antenna), Tablet TV looks well-positioned to capitalize on consumers’ unmet needs. (more…)
Last night 9to5 Mac noted a report from a Taiwanese news outlet which claimed in part that Apple would be putting the next-generation iPhone into production next month. Now, Bloomberg has confirmed that the company will indeed be starting production on two different models of the upcoming smartphone in July. (more…)
Because Apple sells more than 150 million iPhones a year with a sprawling network of suppliers making components, its ability to maintain such a wide cone of silence has become near-impossible. Apple has been mum but it appears that the upcoming iPhone will switch to sapphire screen coating instead of the thin Corning Gorilla Glass that has been there since 2007. And how do we know this is happening? Last November, Apple paid $578 million to GT Advanced Technologies in Arizona to help it produce lots and lots of sapphire, used commonly in high-end watches because it’s so durable and scratch resistant. But what wasn’t yet clear was whether that meant Apple would be taking the big step of covering the whole iPhone screen with it. (more…)
Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. (more…)
Last week, we shared a pair of photos of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S, revealing a few details such as a larger-capacity battery and a new dual-LED flash system for the rear camera. At the time, we had some questions about the main chip from the device, which lacked an A-series identification printed on it and which carried date codes indicating that it had been manufactured in October 2012. (more…)
A significant chapter has closed in the ongoing smartphone patent war between Apple and Samsung. A case that Samsung opened at the International Trade Commission in 2011 concluded on Tuesday, with the ITC determining that a variety of older Apple products infringe the claims of a Samsung patent, US Patent No 7,706,348. If the decision stands, a “limited exclusion order” would go into effect that would ban the AT&T models of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3, iPad 3G, and iPad 2 3G. (more…)
A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University has developed two hardware modules along with corresponding software that uses an Android smartphone to spot the location of a nearby shooter. (more…)