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Judge Rules on Man Caught Driving With Dead Cellphone

Canadian judge explains his thinking in detail

(Newser) - A man caught driving with a dead cellphone has been found guilty of using a cellphone while driving, the Guardian reports. A Canadian judge ruled Monday that Patrick Henry Grzelak, caught wearing earbuds behind the wheel in British Columbia in Oct. 2018, had broken the law. "The cellphone itself... More »

Students' iPhone Scam Took Apple for $900K, US Says

Fakes sent in for repairs were replaced by genuine ones

(Newser) - Two college students scammed Apple out of $900,000 by sending fake iPhones to the company for repair under warranty, federal complaints say. The company realized many of the thousands of phones were counterfeit but still returned almost 1,500 genuine replacements to the students, NBC News reports. The phones... More »

'Siri, I Am Going to Shoot Up a School'

Indiana teen arrested after disturbing query

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Indiana ended up in juvenile detention after asking Siri a disturbing question—and sharing the results online. The Valparaiso Police Department says the teen told the Apple digital assistant, "Siri, I am going to shoot up a school," Fox reports. Police say the teen... More »

Massive FaceTime Privacy Flaw Revealed

Apple bug let users eavesdrop in secret

(Newser) - Anyone might've gained access to a FaceTime user's conversations and live camera footage via a bug Apple is now racing to fix. The website 9to5Mac first reported Monday that a bug in Apple's Group FaceTime feature allowed an iPhone or iPad user to call another user and... More »

iPhone Tweet Means Demotion for Workers at Rival

A big whoops for Huawei

(Newser) - Falling solidly under the "you had one job" umbrella this week is a story out of China. If you're responsible for updating Huawei Technologies' social media pages, highlighting a rival tech company probably isn't the best idea—which is exactly what two Huawei employees just discovered. Reuters... More »

Apple Shares Dive After CEO's Bad News

'This is Apple's darkest day during the Cook era'

(Newser) - Apple shares are in store for a bruising after CEO Tim Cook's warning to shareholders on Wednesday. The share price dived 8% in after-hours trading and is now down by a third from its October peak. The price is expected to plunge further on Thursday, bringing other tech stocks... More »

Demand for the iPhone Isn't What it Used to Be

Apple's revenue expected to be 9% lower than previous projection

(Newser) - Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, the AP reports, confirming investor fears that the company's most profitable product has lost some of its luster. The reckoning came in a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company's shareholders released after the stock market closed Wednesday.... More »

Trump Ridicules Report About Risky iPhone Habits

NYT says China and Russia are eavesdropping on his iPhone calls

(Newser) - A new report from the New York Times accuses President Trump of being so lax with his phone habits that Russia and China routinely listen in on his personal conversations. Trump, however, ridiculed the idea in a morning tweet . "The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York... More »

Apple Releases Hefty New iOS Update

It landed in iPhones, iPads, and iPods on Monday

(Newser) - Apple has released the newest edition of its mobile operating system. As the tech behemoth promised last week while unveiling several new devices , the iOS 12 update was made available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch on Monday, USA Today reports. The new iOS will be supported by the new... More »

Here's What Apple Debuted at Today's Event

Including 3 new iPhones, among them the company's most expensive one yet at $1.1K

(Newser) - Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically... More »

New iPhone Names Leaked by Apple's Own Site

ATH spotted names in sitemap file

(Newser) - Some of Apple's thunder may have been stolen by ... Apple. The company is slated to reveal its new line of iPhones at 1pm ET Wednesday, and the expectation has been that three new ones are coming, including its most expensive model to date, reports the AP . In advance... More »

Guy Who Invented iPhone's Autocorrect Apologizes

But Ken Kocienda isn't really that sorry, as he explains

(Newser) - You may not know the name Ken Kocienda, but you've likely cursed him. Or at least one of his inventions. As Kocienda explains in a piece at Wired , he worked as an engineer at Apple back when the iPhone was being invented, and he played a crucial role in... More »

Apple to Unveil New iPhones Next Month

The event is set for Sept. 12

(Newser) - September is nearly upon us, and you know what that means: we get a glimpse of the next generation of iPhone. At least, that's the speculation from Business Insider , which reports that Apple has sent out invitations for an event at its Cupertino HQ, adding that the company has... More »

AP Probe: Google Is Storing Data You Said Not To

Specifically, your location data

(Newser) - Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An AP investigation found many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used privacy settings that say they'll prevent... More »

Apple and Samsung Settle Epic Patent Infringement Battle

The companies filed a notice in federal court that they have agreed to drop the case

(Newser) - An epic legal battle between smartphone titans is finally over. Apple and Samsung have settled their seven-year patent dispute over Apple’s allegations that Samsung copied the iPhone’s design and software, reports CNN . Terms were not available, but according to the Wall Street Journal , the companies filed a notice... More »

Woman Has 25M Reasons to Not Let Toddler Use iPhone

'iPhone is disabled, try again in 25,114,984 minutes'

(Newser) - Well, that's one way to beat a smartphone addiction. The South China Morning Post reports a Shanghai mom is locked out of her iPhone for the next 47 years after her 2-year-old son repeatedly entered the wrong passcode. The mom, identified only as Lu, gave her son the phone... More »

Every iPhone Now Unlockable by the Feds, Report Says

Sources told 'Forbes' that a federal contractor discovered a way to get around Apple security

(Newser) - The federal government is likely now able to unlock any model of iPhone. A report in Forbes says a contractor known as a go-to for when U.S. officials want a suspect's device unlocked has discovered a way around Apple's security features. The contractor is an Israeli firm... More »

Apple May Alter Phone Lineup Like Never Before

It's rumored to be killing iPhone X before first birthday

(Newser) - Apple's most expensive iPhone ever might also be its shortest lived. A report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities—dubbed "the king of Apple analysts" by Mashable —predicts Apple will end production of the iPhone X after shipping 18 million devices in the first quarter of 2018,... More »

iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be Optional

But Tim Cook doesn't recommend you disable it

(Newser) - Apple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate... More »

Apple Investors Sound Alarm Over Products' 'Consequences'

They're worried about iPhone's impact on kids

(Newser) - Apple needs to do something about the "unintentional negative consequences" its products are having on children, two of the company's investors warn. In an open letter , Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, which own about $2 billion in Apple stock between them, call for... More »

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