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iPhones of the Future May Keep Tabs on Your Mental Health

Apple has teamed up with Biogen, UCLA to study depression, anxiety, cognitive decline

(Newser) - We rely on our devices for practically everything these days, and Apple apparently hopes we'll soon check our iPhones to get a better handle on our mental health. The tech giant has previously teamed up with UCLA on mental health research, and with pharmaceuticals company Biogen on studying cognitive...

Apple Unveils iPhone 13, Upgraded Apple Watch
Apple Introduces iPhone 13

Apple Introduces iPhone 13

Latest model will have up to 1 terabyte of storage

(Newser) - Apple has unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year’s editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic. From the AP :
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Apple Update Fixes Big iPhone Security Problem
Apple Issues iPhone
Update After Hack

Apple Issues iPhone Update After Hack

Though such schemes 'are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of our users'

(Newser) - Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action, the AP reports. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the security issue was exploited to plant spyware...

Apple: Don't Attach iPhones to High-Power Motorcycles

Company says it can permanently damage camera

(Newser) - The iPhone apparently was not born to be wild. Apple warned users last week that attaching iPhones to powerful motorcycles exposes the devices to " intense high-amplitude vibrations" that could damage camera systems, the BBC reports. A support document released Friday states that vibrations "transmitted through the chassis and...

Judge's App Store Ruling a Blow to Apple

Restrictions have been loosened—good news for app developers, and possibly consumers

(Newser) - A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run App Store, threatening one of the iPhone maker's biggest moneymakers. It could potentially also save app developers billions of dollars that could encourage them to lower the prices paid by consumers, per the...

We Now Know Who Unlocked San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
Now We Know
Who Unlocked 
San Bernardino
Shooter's iPhone
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Now We Know Who Unlocked San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

It was Australian firm Azimuth

(Newser) - Five years later, we finally know how the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone was unlocked. The FBI wanted to get into the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who, along with his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a mass shooting at a company holiday party in December...

Warning for iPhone Users: Update Your OS Right Away

Apple says the same goes for iPad users, after security flaws 'may have been actively exploited'

(Newser) - Apple products are known for being fairly resistant to security issues. But on Tuesday, the company released a handful of new security patches, part of its new iOS 14.4 software, and the company is now strongly encouraging its iPhone and iPad customers to update to the new OS ASAP....

$6.6M in Apple Products Stolen in Truck Heist

British police say driver, guard were tied up

(Newser) - Police in Britain have asked the public to be on the lookout for anybody selling suspiciously cheap Apple products. Police say bandits made off with $6.6 million in iPhone 11s, iPads, Apple Watches, and other products after a truck heist in Northamptonshire, central England, reports Reuters . The truck was...

Are You Using Your iPhone's 'Secret Button'?
Are You Using Your
iPhone's 'Secret Button'?
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Are You Using Your iPhone's 'Secret Button'?

Back of the phone has been touch-sensitive since late September

(Newser) - The latest update to iPhone software added a nifty new feature that may have escaped the attention of many users. It added what Chaim Gartenberg at the Verge calls a "secret button"—the back of the phone. The Back Tap feature turns the "entire back of your...

Here are Apple's New iPhones, Designed for 5G

Models won't include a charging adapter anymore

(Newser) - Apple unveiled four new iPhones on Tuesday that are equipped with technology for use with faster 5G wireless networks. The staggered release schedule compresses Apple's window for building up excitement heading into the holiday season, the AP reports. With unemployment and economic anxiety high during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers...

Apple Unveils Discount Watch, but No New iPhones Yet

It was company's first virtual-only product reveal

(Newser) - Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch Tuesday in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company released five months ago...

iPhone Owners Can File Now for $25 Slowdown Settlement
Filing Opens in
iPhone Settlement

Filing Opens in iPhone Settlement

Apple to pay about $25 to each owner who endured slowdown over battery issue

(Newser) - Filing has opened for iPhone owners wanting their cash settlement over battery issues. Apple will pay about $25 to each owner under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, MacRumors reports, after the manufacturer admitted slowing down older iPhones to head off shutdowns caused by degraded batteries. Apple's payments are...

FBI Cracks Phone of Shooter on Base, Finds al-Qaeda Link

Saudi shooter at Pensacola naval base killed 3 Americans

(Newser) - Last year, a Saudi military officer training at a US naval base in Florida shot and killed three American sailors and wounded eight others. Now, federal authorities have finally broken into one or both of his iPhones and discovered a link to al-Qaeda, reports the New York Times . The gunman,...

Apple Debuts a Much Cheaper iPhone
Apple Debuts a
Much Cheaper iPhone

Apple Debuts a Much Cheaper iPhone

iPhone SE starts at $399

(Newser) - There wasn't a crowd at the launch of the latest iPhone, and with all Apple stores outside China closed, customers won't be able to try it before they buy it. The new iPhone SE, the first low-cost phone the company has released since 2016, has the same name...

Apple Makes a Big Change to Cleaning Instructions

Yes, you can use disinfecting wipes on your iPhone

(Newser) - Concerned about keeping your phone free of coronavirus germs without destroying it ? Apple wants you to know that it's fine to use disinfectant wipes on your iPhone. In fact, per Engadget , the tech giant actually changed the cleaning section of its website to reflect that. "Using a...

Apple Settles Suit for $25 per iPhone Owner

Company slowed older phones to keep batteries going

(Newser) - Owners of iPhones could receive $25 from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries. Apple and lawyers representing iPhone consumers agreed to a deal stemming from Apple's 2017 admission that it was...

This Is Why Movie Bad Guys Never Have iPhones

Knives Out director spills the beans

(Newser) - In the version of the world that Apple wants to see on the big screen, only the good guys have iPhones, according to Knives Out and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. In what may be a spoiler for Knives Out and numerous other films, Johnson tells Vanity Fair that "...

Warren Buffett's Flip Phone Is 'Permanently Gone'

Billionaire investor now uses an iPhone11

(Newser) - After years of encouragement in the form of gift iPhones, as well as an offer from Apple's CEO to fly to Omaha to set one up for him, Warren Buffett has made the switch. He's now using the new iPhone11, CNBC reports. What did he do with his...

Coronavirus Throws Apple, iPhone for a Loop

Plants have reopened, but second-quarter results will take a hit

(Newser) - Apple is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The company based in Cupertino, Calif., said Monday that all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities are outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, and all...

When Traveling, Beware of This
When Traveling,
Beware of This

When Traveling, Beware of This

Experts warn against using public USB charging stations

(Newser) - Travel much? You may already know not to fire up your devices on free USB public charging stations, but if not, here's the warning: "Depending on the vulnerability they exploit, they would have access to everything you would have access to on your phone," cybersecurity pro Jim...

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