FBI had no way to access locked iPhone after terror attack, watchdog finds

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Mac / Apple, Privacy, Security News, Smart Phones

The FBI did not have the technical capability to access an iPhone used by one of the terrorists behind the San Bernardino shooting, a Justice Department watchdog has found.

A report by the department’s Office of Inspector General sheds new light on the FBI’s efforts to gain access to the terrorist’s phone.

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iOS 11 is Apple’s Vista

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Smart Phones

I’ve had problems with iOS, Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, for ages. In particular, it has seemed as if every new update would break Wi-Fi networking in a new and interesting way. But iOS 11 — well, iOS 11 is special.

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157 new emoji for 2018

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Smart Phones, Technology

The Unicode Emoji 11.0 set is final, adding 157 new emoji to the 2,666 we previously had. While we have not yet seen how these will be drawn by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other vendors, Emojipedia has whipped up a set of sample emoji to present an idea of what they might look like.

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Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Privacy, Security News, Smart Phones

When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company’s futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated someone’s face to unlock his iPhone X—with what looks like a simpler technique than some security researchers believed possible.

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