Geniuses Say Apple Knows About iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’, Won’t Admit It Publicly

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Mac / Apple, Smart Phones

Earlier this month, I reported that the touchscreens of thousands upon thousands of iPhone 6 Plus devices are failing due to an engineering flaw. And while Apple the company has yet to publicly acknowledge that these phones are breaking under normal use, employees who work at Apple’s retail stores tell Motherboard that the company is well aware of the flaw and has left its in-store “geniuses” to be the bearer of bad news to customers.

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Verizon technician sold calling, location data for thousands of dollars

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Security News, Smart Phones

An Alabama man who worked as a Verizon Wireless technician has agreed to plead guilty to a federal hacking charge in connection to his illegal use of the company’s computers to acquire customer calling and location data. The man, Daniel Eugene Traeger, faces a maximum five years in prison next month. He admitted Thursday that he sold customer data—from 2009 to 2014—to a private investigator whom the authorities have not named.

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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: Great annual upgrades with one major catch

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Mac / Apple, Smart Phones, Technology

Up until now, every one of Apple’s iPhone hardware updates has been additive. New iPhones do all the stuff that the old ones could do, plus some new stuff. Moving to bigger screens and swapping the 30-pin connector for the Lightning connector have caused a little pain for developers and users (respectively), but even those more disruptive updates were fundamentally giving you more of something than last year’s offering.

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