0 39m ago

Court documents reveal LAPD unlocked iPhone 5s during encryption row

It has been revealed that some areas of law enforcement in the United States were able to get into a locked iPhone as part of a murder investigation, during the public disagreement between the FBI and Apple over the San Bernardino encrypted iPhone took place. According to a report, investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department managed to get into a locked iPhone 5s, without requiring Apple to unlock it for them.

Posted in: iPhone, security, Apple
0 41m ago

LiveCode 8 launched following successful $750K Kickstarter project

LiveCode 8 has been launched after a successfully-funded $750,000 Kickstarter project. The new version has taken three years to develop, after being rewritten from the ground up with over 1,000 bugs fixed. It ships with nine pre-made widgets, along with 46 new extensions. A new LiveCode Builder language is available for the first time, allowing users to build and add their own widgets and extensions, without having to work with C++ or Objective C. The revised low-level string and binary implementations makes LiveCode 8 approximately 3.5x faster to code in than previously.

Posted in: software, developer
1 1h ago

Ahead of launch, consumers keener on 'iPhone 7' than for iPhone 6s

In a recent survey of consumers, consumers appear to be more interested in the yet to be revealed iPhone 7 than before of the launch of the iPhone 6s in both the US and China. However, consumer interest in the so-called iPhone 7 is not at the same levels of interest ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6. Of the 6,336 smartphone users surveyed in total, which also included consumers from the UK, Germany and Japan, around half are holding off on their next iPhone purchase until the next iPhone arrives in September.

Posted in: iPhone
3 2h ago

Samsung knocks Apple from number one mobile vendor spot in US

According to a recent traffic and sales analysis, Samsung has regained the top spot as the leading smartphone vendor in the US market with a 28.8 percent share on the strength of the new Samsung flagship phone. After eleven months at the top, Apple slipped to second place with a 23 percent share for the month of March. LG picked up third place with a 17.1 percent share, while Chinese makers like Huawei and ZTE were well off the pace.

Posted in: industry, Apple
0 2h ago

The Big Deal: Four more days to get the MacUpdate Spring Bundle

Alongside our regular MacNN Deals and Daily Deals posts, the writers of MacNN occasionally find offers that are interesting or major enough to warrant their own Big Deals post. Today is your reminder that there are four days left to get the MacUpdate Spring Bundle, a collection of ten productivity and creative apps for your Mac, that also ships with an extra bonus app for those buying the package early.

Posted in: software
0 2h ago

Bausch + Lomb, IBM team for cataract surgery iOS app suite

Bausch + Lomb, and IBM today announced a collaboration to develop the first app of its kind for iPhone and iPad for surgeons who perform cataract surgery. The innovative app will help surgeons streamline their workflow by delivering patient information and clinical insights as well as intraocular lens (IOL) options on a single, digital platform at the point of care.

Posted in: iPhone apps, iPad apps

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US tech giants to candidates: support TPP

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Uber are among thirteen major US corporations who have written an open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton urging them to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reports Reuters. Although not yet made public, the letter also asks the candidates to make it easier for the companies to hire tech workers from overseas. Both are not happy with the TPP deal, although Trump is sterner in his opposition to any kind of trade deals between countries. Trump has not rejected outright the idea of importing high-tech talent from overseas, while Clinton has already voiced her support for the idea. http://reut.rs/1Wb0Zwq

Industry  5h

Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support

Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY

Developer  18h

YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?

As part of the continuing YouTube evolution, the video streaming service is reportedly considering a paid subscription service that would provide users "over the top" cable TV service. According to sources familiar with the matter, the service has been in the works since 2012, has already made changes to accommodate the live video feeds, and could debut the offering as soon as 2017. http://bloom.bg/1rvx8BW

Industry  19h

Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program

Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6

IPhone apps  1d

AirMap iOS app for drone operators

Provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft AirMap announced today the release of the AirMap app for iOS and Apple Watch. Operators can now access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital flight notices to over 80 airports, and manage unmanned aircraft. Building on the success of AirMap's Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), the AirMap app brings to iOS devices a fully integrated airspace management solution for recreational and commercial drone operators. The app is free. http://apple.co/21wCadD

IPhone apps  1d

BlackBerry video calling available on iOS

BlackBerry has made its video calling feature available to Android and iOS users. The company reports limited availability of the new cross-platform feature for now, citing "because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally." http://blck.by/1ruu4pC

IPhone apps  1d

Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China

Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the 'iPhone' brand in China, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court has ruled. According to Quartz, Chinese company Xintong Tiandi is now free to continue selling its non-smartphone "IPHONE" branded products, which include smartphone cases, among other leather goods. The Chinese court ruled that Xintong Tiandi, which registered the "IPHONE" trademark in 2007, could continue to use the trademark because Apple did not start selling the iPhone in China until 2009. Apple also could not prove that Xintong Tiandi's ongoing use of the trademark would cause Apple material harm. The latest ruling by the Chinese government follows its recent decision to shut down the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store. http://bit.ly/1SNhRmB

IPhone  1d