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WikiLeaks says CIA has been hacking iPhones, Mac computers for years (with tools that require physical access)

WikiLeaks has released a second set of documents from its so-called “Vault 7” set of information that allegedly details the tools the CIA uses to hack phones, computers, and other devices. The second release is called “Dark Matter,” and according to WikiLeaks, it showcases some of the tools the CIA has used to hack the […]

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Amazon’s iPhone app now includes Alexa Voice service

Remember when Amazon tried to launch a smartphone? That didn’t go so well. But maybe Amazon doesn’t need to build and sell its own phones in order to get into your pocket. The company offers Amazon shopping, video, Kindle, and other apps for Android and iOS. And starting today Amazon’s iPhone app also includes the […]

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, may add wireless charging to iPhones

Rumor has it that Apple’s next-gen iPhones could support wireless charging. Now 9to5Mac has spotted something that adds a little fuel to that fire: Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. That’s the organization that promotes the Qi wireless charging standard used in many phones and other gadgets. Apple isn’t confirming whether the move means […]

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Final Android Wear 2.0 preview brings iOS support for third-party apps

Google is expected to roll out a major update to its smartwatch operating system soon. But the company has been offering developer preview builds for months. Now Google has released a fifth and final developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, including a number of bug fixes and one major new feature: support for third-party apps […]

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AT&T’s 2G network shut down on Jan 1st, ending support for first-gen iPhones (among other devices)

If you’ve been hanging onto an original iPhone for the past 10 years, you may have noticed that cellular data service stopped working a few weeks ago. That’s because AT&T shut down its 2G network at the start of the year… but didn’t bother issuing a public statement to that effect until two weeks later. […]

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Report: Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2017, one with OLED screen

Apple used to release one new iPhone each year, but for the past few years the company has been offering at least two models: one with a larger screen and better specs, and a smaller, cheaper model. Now there are indications that Apple could shake things up again in 2017 by introducing three new iPhones. […]

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Apple’s new TV app includes unified search and browse, Minecraft and Twitter coming soon to Apple TV

Apple is introducing new features for its Apple TV hardware, including support for new types of apps (such as Twitter, which allows you to see social media reactions to shows you’re watching), as well as new games coming to the platform (Minecraft is on the way). The company has also unveiled a new TV app […]

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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus coming Sept 16th, up for pre-order Sept 9th

Apple’s new iPhone models feature new camera system, an IP67 dust and water-resistant case, and longer battery life. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also have one less feature than previous models: there’s no dedicated headphone jack. Apple says there’s no need for a single-purpose jack in a mobile device, where space is at a premium. […]

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Bloomberg: Next iPhones to have dual cameras, haptic home button, no headphone jack

Another year, another iPhone… or two. Apple is expected to launch the follow-up phones to last year’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus soon, and it’s been widely reported that one of the key new features will be the removal of a feature: the new phones won’t have 3.5mm headphone jacks. Instead you’ll be able to […]

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Apple: 1 billion iPhones sold

It’s been nine years since Apple launched the first iPhone. And in that time, Apple says it’s sold more than a billion phones. That’s a lot of phones… but the milestone also comes on the heels of reports suggesting that iPhone shipments will be lower this year than last. Update: While analysts say the market […]