Tag Archives: Apple

California bill could compromise iPhone security

California Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9th) introduced Assembly Bill 1681 (AB 1681) on January 20, 2016. The bill would require that any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after January 1, 2017, be able to be decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or OS provider. While Cooper probably has good intentions…

Apple gets some US sales bans on some Samsung phone features

It looks like Apple has finally managed to get a sales ban on some of Samsung’s phone features that infringe on Apple’s patents. However, this is effectively useless though it’s a small victory for Apple as they continue to fight Samsung in court. Apple’s ban goes over three patents: the controversial ‘slide to unlock’ patent, autocorrect and…

Apple pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on home page

Just like years past, Apple has updated their home page to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. The page is black and white and takes up the entire home page, with all Apple related marketing removed to celebrate. The quote is carefully picked out and reflects Apple’s values, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for…

How to hide default apps on iOS 9.3 beta 1

For years, iOS users have expressed their desires for the ability to hide some default iOS apps, like Stocks and Tips. Using Apple Configurator 2.2 beta with iOS 9.3 beta 1 (and a developer account), it is now possible to hide individual stock apps from the home screen. Heads up: This process requires the device to be in “Supervised” mode, which can be…

European Commission ruling may force Apple to pay back $8B in taxes

A recent European Commission ruling is making it more than likely making Apple’s tax agreements in Ireland illegal. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple may owe the European Commission up to $8 billion in taxes. Currently, Apple does all of its European taxes in Ireland, where a special agreement with Ireland allows Apple to only pay 2.5% tax…

Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings call will be held on January 26

Apple has announced when they will be holding their quarterly earnings call for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. It will be on January 26. The live conference call will be streamed on their website and will begin at 2PM Pacific. Apple’s press release, containing the quarterly earnings themselves, will be roughly 30 minutes before the…

TiP Year in Review: First generation products, services, and more

2015 was a big year for Apple, the company unveiled a lot of new first-generation products, services, and accessories. There’s a lot to cover and this could easily become a long 3,000 word post (post edit: it is), but we’ll only be going over the essentials. Products Starting in March with Apple’s Spring Forward event, the company first started with…