In an Interop keynote presentation yesterday, PayPal chief information security officer Michael Barrett discussed the future of account security and suggested the PINs and passwords may be a thing of the past. Barrett is the current president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance.
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Apple has created a “waiting list” for requests from law enforcement officials seeking to unlock iOS devices they have seized.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster released a research note on Thursday saying that buy-side investors’ concerns that Apple’s gross margin will see a two-year decline to below 30% is not likely, noting the company’s ever important iPhone margins are stable.
Add the iPad to the list of everyday objects that can kill you, as a science fair project shows that the magnets in the iPad can shut down pacemakers implanted in a heart patient’s chest.
Netflix’s iOS app got a significant update yesterday, adding a feature that should please a great deal of users: autoplay! The app now automatically begins the next episode of a television show once you finish the current episode, saving you the trouble of having to manually begin the next episode.
A judge ordered Google to turn over information Apple has requested in reference to what methods the search giant is using to find internal documents related to Android. The data will be part of a second U.S. patent infringement trial against Android device maker Samsung.
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Waze about a possible acquisition of the popular social GPS navigation and traffic service. Waze was once recommended by Apple as an alternative to its own iOS Maps app.
Noted Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple, a 20-year veteran of the Apple news scene, and founder of the website The Loop, has launched a new iOS magazine through Apple’s Newsstand. The app takes inspiration from Marco Arment’s The Magazine app, and will serve as an extension of the site’s content, including long-form articles on technology, music, games, and more.
Apple has released a new update today for all of their Thunderbolt-enabled Macs (all current models except the Mac Pro). The update is intended to provide stability fixes and improvements for the Thunderbolt interface, as well as Target Disk Mode.
The Pixelmator team has just released a significant update to their popular Mac image editing software, adding “over 100 new features,” including several new tools, including one that I am particularly excited about: The new Light Leak tool!
Apple today stepped up their promotion for the upcoming milestone 50 billionth app download form the App Store. Apple will mark the event with a $10,000 iTunes Store gift card to the person who downloads the milestone app.
The iPad can do a lot of things, especially if you connect it with any of the many connected accessories available for iOS devices – but did you know the iPad can even control a self-driving car? Researchers ar Oxford University have modified a Nissan Leaf electric car, adding in equipment to enable the car to be self driving – and the brains behind the smart car is none other than the iPad!
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is developing a number of new hardware products, among them are a 3D smartphone that allows seeing 3D images without special glasses, and an audio-only streaming music player.
The Financial Times reports that Apple is still in negotiations with Sony and Warner over royalties for their iRadio streaming music service.
A new analysis from Canalys says that in the first quarter of 2013, Apple sold enough iPhones in China to grab 8% of the country’s growing smartphone market, becoming the fifth-largest smartphone seller in that country.
A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some internal design changes where the camera lens and flash are concerned.