Lawmakers want answers from Apple over throttling old iPhones

The fallout over Apple’s throttling of older iPhones is continuing as Republican lawmakers sent a letter on Friday to the tech giant demanding answers to more than a dozen questions. Apple admitted in December that it slows down processing speeds for certain iPhone models, but claimed it only does

This hidden feature could cure your smartphone addiction

We love our phones like they’re our children, constantly picking them up for a check-in. However, phone addiction is a real thing. You know the drill: at every ping you’re a slave to looking at the screen; you hungrily search for notifications as you sit on the loo;

How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

FBI forensic examiner calls Apple ‘jerks’ for security efforts

The relationship between the FBI and Apple is known to be fraught. Ever since Apple refused to create a backdoor in its operating system to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it has become the standard-bearer in the wider dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. For

New invention brings batteries back from the dead

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company misled customers for years as “conspiracy theorists” claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to force people to upgrade. While Apple

Iovine denies report that he’s leaving Apple Music

Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple’s music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday. “I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the

Senate letter to Apple questions iPhone battery slowdown

The chairman of a Senate committee overseeing business issues asked Apple to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The California-based company apologized over the issue on Dec. 28, cut battery replacement costs and

Apple Store evacuated after iPhone battery overheats

An overheated iPhone battery injured a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and prompted the evacuation of around 50 people from the shop on Tuesday due to smoke, Swiss police said. Zurich police said the incident occurred as the repair worker was removing the battery, which overheated and

Cars dominate the Las Vegas gadget festival

Autos are overrunning CES. As tech heads descend on Las Vegas today for the annual gadget fest, the auto industry will again command much of the attention — and space. Roughly 10 percent of the exhibitor space at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be dedicated to self-driving cars, including autonomous

Even Apple investors think kids spend too much time on their iPhones

Even hedge fund moguls think kids are spending too much time on their iPhones. Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners, together with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, are going after Apple — urging the tech titan to develop software to allow parents to more easily limit the amount of time

Even Apple investors think kids spend too much time on their iPhones

Even hedge fund moguls think kids are spending too much time on their iPhones. Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners, together with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, are going after Apple — urging the tech titan to develop software to allow parents to more easily limit the amount of time

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

  Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. One of the bugs is specific to Intel but

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Is Apple getting ready to buy Netflix?

They say if you can't beat them, buy them. OK, they don't, but Apple may soon establish that as a new phrase, as it apparently looks to transform its place in the video-streaming market. Reports suggest that the tech giant may be preparing to just go ahead and buy Netflix

Apple has already started discounting iPhone batteries

Apple has already begun replacing iPhone batteries at a discount — weeks ahead of its previous schedule — and is loosening the rules on who’s eligible. Last week, the tech giant apologized to customers after admitting that it slowed down older iPhones to preserve their aging batteries. In the

Apple has already started discounting iPhone batteries

Apple has already begun replacing iPhone batteries at a discount — weeks ahead of its previous schedule — and is loosening the rules on who’s eligible. Last week, the tech giant apologized to customers after admitting that it slowed down older iPhones to preserve their aging batteries. In the

Apple offers battery discounts as apology for slowing down iPhones

Apple is scrambling to make things right after “battery-gate.” The tech giant on Thursday apologized to customers after admitting it deliberately slowed down older iPhone models to offset battery wear, and said it will slash the price of replacement iPhone batteries to $29. In a letter published Thursday, the tech

Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia

Both Apple and Amazon are in talks to invest in Saudi Arabia,  sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look. Both companies already sell products in Saudi Arabia via third parties but they and other global tech giants

Apple is “forcing’ Tim Cook to take a private jet everywhere

Apple shares have been flying high — and CEO Tim Cook has been flying in style. The iPhone maker revealed that it has been requiring Cook to take a private jet for all travel, whether business or personal — a mandatory “perk” that cost the company $93,109 this year

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s 2017 Pay Jumped 47%, to $12.8 Million

Tim Cook took home a much sweeter paycheck this year — thanks to Apple exceeding its financial targets for 2017. The tech giant’s CEO had a compensation package totaling $12.8 million for 2017, an increase of 47% over last year, according to Apple’s annual proxy filing Wednesday with the SEC. The

Apple faces mounting lawsuits for deliberately slowing down iPhones

It’s going to be a long winter for Apple’s legal team. The Silicon Valley titan is now facing at least eight US class-action suits after it admitted it intentionally slows down older iPhone models to prevent excessive wear and tear on their batteries. The company acknowledged last week for the

Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia

Both Apple and Amazon are in talks to invest in Saudi Arabia,  sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look. Both companies already sell products in Saudi Arabia via third parties but they and other global tech giants

Apple faces mounting lawsuits for deliberately slowing down iPhones

It’s going to be a long winter for Apple’s legal team. The Silicon Valley titan is now facing at least eight US class-action suits after it admitted it intentionally slows down older iPhone models to prevent excessive wear and tear on their batteries. The company acknowledged last week for the

Another lawsuit filed against Apple for slowing down old iPhones

Downtown Brooklyn recently got its first Apple store — and now has its first class-action suit against the tech giant for slowing down performance on older iPhones. see also Following three suits filed in federal courts in Illinois, Los Angeles and Northern California last week, five lead plaintiffs in Brooklyn,

Another lawsuit filed against Apple for slowing down old iPhones

Downtown Brooklyn recently got its first Apple store — and now has its first class-action suit against the tech giant for slowing down performance on older iPhones. see also Following three suits filed in federal courts in Illinois, Los Angeles and Northern California last week, five lead plaintiffs in Brooklyn,

Shares of Apple, suppliers tank on bearish iPhone X report

So much for iPhone X-stasy. Shares of Apple and its Asian suppliers took a tumble on Tuesday following reports that sales of the company’s newest smartphone could miss expectations in the first quarter. Apple is slashing its sales forecast for the iPhone X from 50 million units to 30 million

Shares of Apple, suppliers tank on bearish iPhone X report

Shares of Apple and its Asian suppliers fell on reports that sales of the iPhone X could miss expectations in the first quarter. Apple will slash its sales forecast for the iPhone X in the quarter to 30 million units, Taiwan’s Economic Daily reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources