On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV) deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets. Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only…
The issue, which surfaced as early as 2011, prevents text messages sent to some former iOS users from reaching their intended recipients. Apple has moved to fix the issue that prevented its support staff from manually fixing the issue for affected users.
The problem happens when Apple fails to de-register phone numbers from its iMessage database, and attempts to forward texts to iMessage, even if the user no longer has access to the service. In some cases, this leads to loss of messages.
During a question-and-answer session at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt declared that Android is more secure than the iPhone (i.e. iOS). Was Eric Schmidt going too far by saying Android is more secure that iOS?
Who will make the processor for the iPhone 6? Due to Apple’s bitter-sweet relationship with Samsung the Cupertino company is looking to shift some of its chip manufacturing to TSMC.
The next iPhone needs to be something special to compete with the top devices from Samsung, HTC and LG. If Apple just tweaks things, it is as good as dead. What do you think is the minimum Apple needs to do to stay in contention?
A new report published by the China Labor Watch, an NGO based in New York that is tasked with highlighting workers’ rights issues in China, has confirmed that Apple is working on a low-cost version of the iPhone, which will have a plastic case.
Would a cheaper iPhone model tempt you to jump from Android to iOS?
A Raymond James survey indicates that many customers say they wouldn’t never buy a BlackBerry, a finding that is reflected in the current market share..
In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory. Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by Apple, a feature that’s available on iPhones and iPads. Another Apple claim, one that sought injunction for Samsung’s use of a patented technology for detecting microphones when they are inserted in the headphone jack, has been rejected. The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission…
Google’s Quickoffice for Android and iPhone app was released for Google Apps for Business users today. Previously, only users of Apple’s iPad had this functionality.