Tag Archive: Break


White House won’t back bill forcing tech companies to break encryption

The White House is refusing to publicly support new draft legislation that would give judges the right to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement break encrypted data. The measure was put forward by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the Republican chair and top Democrat of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both […]

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10 ways to break your iPhone

Sometimes if your iPhone is just in too good condition, it helps to break it in a little. The initial scratch or screen break relieves a lot of pressure. But maybe you ran out of good ideas about how to break it. We’re here to help. 1. Boil it in Coke 2. Drop it in lava 3. […]

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Apple must wait until 2016 for tax break verdict

Having previously said that he expected to receive the European Commission’s verdict on Apple’s Irish tax arrangements by Christmas, Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan now claims that an announcement is likely to be delayed util next year. The delay in the long-running investigation is the result of regulators asking for additional information from the Irish government, which will […]

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Yes, your glass Apple TV remote will break if you drop it

The tech accessories industry had better get to work on coming up with a protective case for a new Apple product that appears to be fragile – the remote control for Apple TV. The above remote fell onto a tiled floor from a person’s lap and shattered. It does not work, costing the owner an […]

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$5 service will break up with Comcast for you

I wonder how many actual hours I’ve wasted sitting on hold, navigating audio phone menus and arguing with service representatives over why I want to cancel my cable service. I’m betting it’s a lot, and I’m betting that you have been victim to this ridiculous gatekeeping system, too. AirPaper, a new internet service out of […]

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Apple’s iOS 9 update woes break the Internet’s heart

If you’re having trouble downloading iOS 9, you’re not alone. Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system today, but a lot of users are getting download errors when they try to snag the new firmware. With nowhere left to turn, they have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Here are some […]

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Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even

Apple told investors earlier this month that sales of the Apple Watch have far exceeded its own internal expectations, but some of the companies that are making parts for the new wearable are claiming that they can’t even break even because demand is so weak. Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) which makes the system-in-package case […][Read More…]

Did iCloud Music Library break your collection? Here’s a fix

Several iTunes users have taken to the Apple Discussion forums to complain about iCloud Music Library — part of the iTunes 12.2 update — has destroyed their music libraries. Discussions user Tuff Ghost explains that everything was fine with his…Read more ›

Headaches await if you break your Apple Watch

What happens when you try to get a broken Apple Watch repaired? Not much of anything! I know this because my Apple Watch broke last week and I have a repair order pending. Luckily, the watch is covered by Apple’s…Read more ›

CIA spends years trying to break Apple’s security

The CIA has been been involved in a multi-year effort to crack iOS security, according to new information provided to The Intercept by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The attempts have been the focal point of multiple yearly CIA conferences called “The Jamboree.” Among…Read more ›