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Woman Ordered to Unlock iPhone With Fingerprint

Some say move violates 5th Amendment

(Newser) - Apple's fight with the feds over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's phone has dominated the headlines, but a judge demanded a woman's fingerprint be used to unlock her iPhone—a first in a federal court case, reports the Los Angeles Times . Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan's phone was seized... More »

Apple 'Cheerleader' Icahn Dumps All His Stock

Billionaire is worried about China's influence, barriers against company

(Newser) - Just a few years ago, Carl Icahn opened his wallet to invest in Apple, calling such a move a "no-brainer," and became what the Guardian calls a "huge cheerleader" for the tech company. But that all changed this week as the billionaire investor made a decision to... More »

Easy Trick Turns iPhone Folders From Squares to Circles

Because who wants to be square?

(Newser) - Looking to gussy up your iPhone or iPad home screen? Lifehacker reports on a "fun little trick" that changes your lame, old square folders to awesome circle folders. All it takes its setting a very small image—like 3 pixels by 3 pixels small—as your home screen wallpaper... More »

Employee Found Dead at Apple HQ

Body was found in a conference room, possibly with a gun

(Newser) - An employee was found dead in a conference room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Wednesday morning, the San Jose Mercury News reports. According to KGO-TV , authorities found a gun near the employee's body. But the Mercury News reports police aren't confirming the presence of a weapon.... More »

Apple Revenue Down for First Time in 13 Years

...since 2003, when the iPod was hot and there was no iPhone

(Newser) - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year—and that's the problem. That's 10 million fewer iPhones than the tech giant sold during the same quarter a year ago, its first year-over-year decline in iPhone sales. As a result, Apple on... More »

Feds Drop 2nd iPhone Fight With Apple

Case abruptly ends when passcode handed over

(Newser) - The looming fight between the government and Apple over encryption has been delayed again—this time after the passcode to the locked iPhone of a New York drug trafficker was simply handed over. "An individual provided the department with the passcode to the locked phone at issue," a... More »

FBI Director Suggests It Cost $1M+ to Crack iPhone

That's more than James Comey will make in 7 years, 4 months

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey won't say exactly how much the agency paid hackers to break into a locked iPhone —but it's definitely more than he makes. Speaking at a security conference in London, Comey said it was "a lot," and "more than I will... More »

DHS: Windows Users Better Delete QuickTime

The Apple program appears vulnerable to attacks

(Newser) - Windows users, watch out: The Department of Homeland Security is advising you to delete QuickTime from your system, Network World reports. The problem is that Apple is no longer supporting Windows versions of the program, and antivirus vendor TrendMicro has found vulnerabilities that allow "attackers to execute arbitrary code... More »

Apple's Recycling Program Brings in $43M in Gold

Apple recycled two-thirds of nearly 90M pounds of electronic waste in 2015

(Newser) - Apple has released figures on its Apple Renew recycling program, and it's clearly paying dividends. Out of nearly 90 million pounds of electronic equipment it recovered last year, 61 million pounds were recycled, Apple reports . Specifically, it reclaimed 23 million pounds of steel; 13 million pounds of plastic; 12... More »

How Did FBI Crack That Phone? They Paid Hackers

'Gray hats' discovered iPhone security hole

(Newser) - To get into the locked iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, the FBI apparently did something Apple never does : give money to hackers. Sources tell the Washington Post that the agency avoided a legal battle with Apple by paying a group of so-called "gray hat" hackers who... More »

Taylor Swift's Apple Ad Spawns 5 Amazing Figures

Drake and Future should be happy

(Newser) - On April 1, Taylor Swift shared an ad for Apple Music in which she belts out Drake and Future's "Jumpman" while running on a treadmill, then does a faceplant. (Shake it off, Swift.) AdWeek reports the video—"based on real events," says Swift—has been... More »

FBI Trying to Hack iPhone in Murder Case

Apple devices belong to Arkansas murder suspects

(Newser) - The FBI will again put its mysterious phone-hacking skills to use: A prosecutor in Arkansas says the FBI's Little Rock field office has agreed to help hack an iPhone and iPod owned by two teenagers accused of killing a couple in July. Hunter Drexler, 18—whose iPhone 6 was... More »

Kanye Caves, Puts Pablo Track on Apple, Spotify

He swore last month he'd 'never never never' do that

(Newser) - Whether Kanye West has actually finished The Life of Pablo is unclear. But as of Tuesday, one song from the so-called "anti-album" is finally up on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play, Esquire reports. The song is "Famous," featuring Rihanna and the "I made that bitch... More »

FBI to Apple: No Worries, We Hacked Your iPhone

So ends the legal dispute over Syed Farook's device

(Newser) - The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world's leading technology companies.... More »

Latest Apple Update Is Causing Apps to Crash

Many users are reporting the issue with iOS 9.3

(Newser) - If you haven't updated to iOS 9.3, you may want to wait: According to AppleInsider , users are reporting a bug that causes apps to crash and freeze. The problem occurs when clicking hyperlinks in Apple apps including Mail, Messages, and Safari, as well as some third-party apps like... More »

Apple's 1st Original TV Series Will Be About ... Apps

Also Will.i.am is involved somehow

(Newser) - Experts have predicted Apple is on the verge of challenging Netflix and Amazon in the world of original digital programming, the Washington Post reports. One source even tells the New York Post that Apple "has been having discussions all over Hollywood." But when the tech giant finally spilled... More »

Apple Doesn't Pay Hackers, So Hackers Help FBI: Experts

The black market is doing just fine, though

(Newser) - Hack into Google, Facebook, or Microsoft products and one can reap "bug bounties" that those companies pay to unearth their own flaws. But Apple doesn't pony up for such detective work, which is why security experts say they're not shocked an outside party— Reuters notes an Israeli... More »

FBI May Not Need Apple's Help After All

'Outside party' has demonstrated way to break into iPhone

(Newser) - A new twist in the Apple-FBI showdown means there may be no showdown after all. In a court filing Monday—a day ahead of the latest court hearing on the FBI's demand for Apple to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone—the Justice Department announced that... More »

Apple Reveals Smaller Phone

The SE will start at $399

(Newser) - Apple confirmed a badly kept secret of the tech world on Monday: It's rolling out a 4-inch phone called the iPhone SE. The Wall Street Journal reports that the $399 price for the 16GB version is the company's lowest ever for a new phone. The 64GB version will... More »

What's Coming at Monday's Apple Event

Smaller iPhone, new Apple Watch designs are rumored

(Newser) - Analysts say Apple will unveil a smaller, more affordable iPhone, probably dubbed the iPhone SE, with similar features to the iPhone 6 at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Monday. Rumors are also swirling about a smaller iPad Pro, an updated iPad Air 3, and new designs for the Apple Watch,... More »

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