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Legislators closer to forcing Apple to help unlock iPhones

A bill that would force companies to help law enforcers decrypt private communication is one step closer to becoming a reality, after a draft was published this week. Called the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, the bill would stop companies including Apple refusing to help organizations like the FBI, provided that proper court […]

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iPad Pro one step closer after securing FCC approval

Apple’s super-sized iPad Pro is one step closer to going on sale after securing the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Both the Wi-Fi and LTE-equipped options were given the green light this week. The FCC’s listing confirms the iPad Pro, which has the “A1652” model number, will have Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Cat.4 LTE connectivity, […]

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Apple Pay is one step closer to arriving in China

Apple Pay is a bit closer to making its debut in China — thanks to a new company, Apple Technology Service (Shanghai) Ltd., which Apple has set up to operate in the Shanghai free-trade zone with the express purpose of running its mobile payment service. Apple has reportedly seeded the new company with registered capital of […]

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Get a closer look at the el cheapo gold Apple Watch

Apple fans can’t purchase the iPhone 6s, Apple TV, or iPad Pro that were unveiled yesterday, but if you’re lucky you can pick up the cheap gold Apple Watch Sport today, now that Apple Stores have received limited supplies of new units. Cult of Mac got an early look at the new gold finish thanks […]

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Take a closer look at iPhone 6s Force Touch display

The iPhone 6s keynote might be less than two week away, but we’ve already seen a bunch parts leak out of upcoming smartphone. A source provided Cult of Mac with the images above of an iPhone 6s screen assembly. The new assembly is slightly thicker than the iPhone 6 screen assembly, which is in line […][Read More…]

NASA flyby gives closer look at Pluto’s mysterious ‘heart’

We downgraded its status, but Pluto still showed us its heart. A spartan but warm-toned orb with a prominent heart-shaped terrain came into clear view Tuesday morning after NASA’s New Horizons snapped a picture some 476,000 miles from its surface…Read more ›

Meizu’s MX5 couldn’t look any closer to an iPhone

Chinese gadget maker Meizu today announced its new flagship, the aluminum-clad MX5, and it couldn’t look any more like an iPhone. The device sports a unibody design and high-end features, including an “mTouch 2.0” fingerprint scanner that’s integrated into its…Read more ›

Apple Watch inches closer to in-store pickup

Apple is getting ready to offer customers the chance to pick up their new Apple Watches in brick-and-mortar retail stores, according to a new option on the Apple Online Store describing the service as “available soon.” So far Apple Watches…Read more ›

New images provide a closer look at Apple’s amazing spaceship HQ

Thanks to the wonder of drones, we’ve had a few airborne glimpses of Apple’s forthcoming Apple 2 campus in Cupertino. Until now, however, ground-level pictures have been in decidedly short supply. That changed yesterday, when Apple allowed reporters from San…Read more ›

The smartphone battery we’ve been dreaming about is closer to reality

It’s been a while since we’ve seen vast improvements to lithium-ion batteries, which power the portable gadgets we rely on today. But that’s all about to change, thanks to a company called SolidEnergy. Born out of MIT in 2012, the startup has…Read more ›