Tag Archive: Tell


Feds can’t tell Apple how they cracked San Bernardino iPhone

We’ve heard plenty of bluster about how the FBI won’t tell Apple how it cracked the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case, but there’s another possibility, too: that the Feds can’t tell Apple how it did it. Why? Because according to a new report, citing Obama administration sources, it may […]

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FBI: It’s ‘too early’ to tell if gunman’s iPhone contains useful evidence

The FBI’s campaign against Apple has been called its biggest PR disaster in history, but were its efforts to hack the San Bernardino iPhone worth it? In the FBI’s own words, it’s still too soon to tell. According to a senior FBI official, the organization won’t reveal what — if anything — it’s learned until it’s […]

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FBI unlikely to tell Apple how it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

The Department of Justice is unlikely to reveal to Apple exactly how it was able to hack the locked iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to a federal law enforcement official. The FBI reportedly paid Israeli tech security firm Cellebrite $ 15,000 for its assistance in coming up with a way to get around the […]

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This cool touchscreen tech can tell the angle your finger is pointing

Your iPhone can now distinguish between a light tap and a hard press thanks to 3D Touch, but the geniuses at a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff called Qeexo have found a way to one-up the iPhone 6s display with some new software that can determine the exact angle of your finger as you tap. Qeexo’s […]

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Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer. Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 14-nanometer […]

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How to tell if you’re using a counterfit version of Xcode

Developers who have downloaded Xcode from an non-Apple source now have a way to tell if the version their using is an official Apple version, or if it might be infected by XcodeGhost, which wreaked havoc on the App Store on Sunday. Apple has outlined how to verify if you’re using a counterfeit version of […]

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Weather Network app claims it can tell you when it is going to rain

We’re not quite through 2015 yet, so app developers still have time to make the prophecies foretold by director Robert Zemeckis’ documentary Back to the Future: Part II come true. And to that end, The Weather Network’s latest app update uses radar and algorithms to predict when, exactly, it is going to start and stop […]

Apple Watch takes an Olympic-size plunge, lives to tell about it

Summertime is finally upon us, and here in the Valley of the Sun, that mostly means one thing: cliff-jumping season. I’ve been worried that my Apple Watch might not survive some of the 50-foot cliffs my friends and I like…

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Apple doesn’t want Watch apps that tell time

There are all kinds of Apple Watch apps, from the really cool ones to the totally weird. But what about third-party apps that tell the time? Such a use case would seem pretty obvious for the Watch, but Apple isn’t…

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What Apple’s patents tell us about a possible iCar