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Cellebrite probably wasn’t the brains behind FBI’s iPhone hack

The FBI signed a $ 15,000 contract with Israeli-tech firm Cellebrite to crack the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting investigation. However, according to a new report, Cellebrite may not have been the ones who successfully hacked the smartphone, after all. Instead, the Feds reportedly broke into the iPhone 5c with the aid of […]

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Texting behind the wheel? N.Y. cops may have the tech to find out

Cellebrite, the Israeli tech firm which helped the FBI hack the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case, is reportedly working on a “textalyzer” device that will allow authorities to find out whether a person as unlawfully driving while using their smartphone. The device would initially be used in New York, where proposed legislation may let law enforcement […]

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Cookie Monster gets real behind the scenes of Siri ad

We loved that recent Siri ad starring the lovable Muppet, Cookie Monster. And a new video gives us more with some mock behind-the-scenes footage. In the original spot, Cookie Monster used Siri’s hands-free functionality to set a timer while his delicious cookies baked. And he even asked the digital assistant to play some tunes on […]

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Leave Instagram behind with AfterLight’s massive toolset

Instagram has a fair amount of filters, but boy everyone uses them all the time. You know a photo’s come from the photo-sharing social network when you can call out the filters on it: X-Pro, Hefe, Clarendon! If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, check out AfterLight, a sweetly-priced iOS app for iPad […]

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Heartless Kanye has Apple Music fling behind Tidal’s back

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album has arrived on Apple Music — making something of a mockery of Mr. Kim Kardashian’s claim last month that the album would “never never never be on Apple.” We guess by “never” he meant “you’ll have to wait six more weeks.” My album will never never never be on […]

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iCloud hacker behind ‘The Fappening’ faces five years in prison

Almost 19 months after the mass leaking of naked celeb photos known as “The Fappening,” a man has been arrested for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act — and faces up to five years in prison as a result. Ryan Collins of Pennsylvania is pleading guilty to hijacking more than 100 accounts using phishing emails disguised as official […]

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Apple’s acquires company behind ‘Star Wars’ SFX

When you go to theaters to see the latest Star Wars movie, the special effects – particularly the faces of aliens – will now be driven by Apple technology. That’s because Apple has purchased Faceshift, a Zurich-based company that has created cool tech to capture a person’s facial expressions in real time. Techcrunch reports that […]

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German publishing giant sues dev behind iOS 9 ad blocker

Begun, the iOS 9 ad blockers legal wars has. Germany’s Axel Springer, a company which owns major newspapers like Bild and Die Welt, is trying to sue the developers behind Blockr, an ad blocker for iOS 9. The move comes through Axel Springer sub-company WeltN24, which aims to stop development of Blockr, as well as […]

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Ready to trade in your old phone? Meet the folks behind our gadget buyback (highest prices, btw)

We recently launched a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself. This post is about the startup company we partnered with to bring you this service. A college friend who bought a new phone and was about to trash a defunct […]

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The architects behind Apple’s spaceship campus set their sights on Mars

Foster + Partners is currently making a name for itself by designing Apple’s new spaceship campus and flagship stores, but once it’s done taking over Earth, the Australian-based architecture firm wants to help NASA create human colonies on Mars. Norman Foster’s firm revealed its plans for a 93-square meter habitat that would be 3D printed […]

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