Topic: iphone

Apple is developing new iPhone security to thwart the FBI

Recent reports show Google and other technology companies are standing with Apple in the FBI/Apple conflict, while others like Bill Gates sided with the FBI. Meanwhile, Apple’s engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone, even if they do win the fight. … continue reading

Bill Gates weighs in on FBI vs. Apple debate

Bill Gates is reportedly on the side of the FBI in its conflict with Apple. The FBI had asked Apple for the ability to hack into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack that occurred late last year, but Apple stated that if it allowed the FBI … continue reading

Tim Cook releases statement on FBI unlocking iPhone, Microsoft’s C++ compiler tool set, and Google’s EarlGrey—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2016

Tim Cook released a message to Apple customers yesterday, saying the United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step that threatens the security of Apple customers. Cook wrote that the company opposes this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said that for years Apple has used … continue reading

Microsoft releases a deep learning toolkit to GitHub, AI algorithm writes political speeches, and a new release of iOS 9.2—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Microsoft has announced that it is making the tools that its researchers use for artificial intelligence available to developers. It has released its Computational Network Toolkit on GitHub. Researchers said that they developed the open-source toolkit, called CNTK, for “necessity,” according to a blog post. Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, Xuedong Huang, said he and his … continue reading

Abode’s Project Comet, Apple shuts down Topsy, and Microsoft and Tobii on Windows Hello—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2015

Adobe has provided an update on where the company is and what’s to come with Project Comet, its new solution for UX designers and developers. Project Comet is designed as an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. The company expects to release a public beta of the solution early next year, … continue reading

Google and Disney announce Star Wars VR experiences, upgrading to IE 11, and iOS text support on Pebble—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2015

Disney and Google are teaming up to bring Star Wars to virtual reality. The companies have announced a collaborative project to bring fans immersive experiences through Google’s Cardboard VR device. Awaken the Force Within is a global program that allows users to bring virtual reality to their favorite Google apps. The apps will reflect whether … continue reading

Windows Store for Business, IBM’s First Responder Application Challenge, and Figment VR—SD Times news digest: Nov. 17, 2015

Microsoft is giving developers an opportunity to expand their apps’ reach to businesses, educational institutions and other organizations. The company has announced Windows Store for Business, a Web-based portal designed for IT decision makers, purchasers and administrators. The initial release of the store will support free apps and custom-developed line-of-business (LOB) apps. Paid apps and support … continue reading

Steve Jobs’ life told through animation

While there have been books, documentaries and biopics made to celebrate the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs, one company is using animation to depict how he revolutionized technology. QuartSoft, an IT outsourcing company, has created an animated biography of his life. “Steve Jobs once said, ‘One way to remember who you are or want … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Apple’s three greatest exposures

This hasn’t been a great year for Apple. Their stock peaked in early February, and it has been declining ever since. The Apple Watch that was hoped would reverse this slide had no real material impact, iPads are now in decline, and they’ve recently tried to reinvigorate iPods in order to get some positive traction. … continue reading

Apple introduces iPad Pro

Tim Cook and Apple took over the Bill Graham Auditorium in downtown San Francisco this morning, using the venue to offer updates to the company’s platforms and product line. The keynote kicked off with some details on the Apple Watch. Third-party complications, those little snippets of info that display on the Watch, are now being … continue reading

Android Wear comes to iOS

Android Wear is expanding its horizons and taking on the cross-platform world with the latest announcement of Android Wear for iOS. Now, iPhone users with an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.2+ can pair their iPhone to their Android Wear watch. “Dr. Seuss once said: ‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. … continue reading

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