Monthly Archives: October 2018

Apple Seemingly Cracking Down On ‘Scammy’ Subscription Apps

On Monday, a TechCrunch report named a number of apps that seemingly manipulate Apple’s subscription pricing mechanism to the disadvantage of users. In many cases, “scammers” take advantage of Apple’s subscription mechanism, which allows developers to provide free trials that automatically convert to monthly agreements. Specifically, unscrupulous app makers are using a “dark pattern,” intentionally… Read More »

Law Enforcement Being Told Not To Look At iPhone Screens To Avoid Wasting A Face ID Attempt

Face ID on the iPhone X and iPhone XS will try up to five times to recognize a face, before it locks and requires a passcode to access. The issue law enforcement and investigators are trying to avoid is looking at the display and accidentally wasting one of those five attempts. Motherboard explains that a… Read More »

Tim Cook Looks To Help ‘disappointing’ iPhone XS Sales In China With PR Trip This Week, Report Says

One important thing to note is that there’s no reason to suspect Cook’s trip to China is at all in response to Bloomberg’s story about a Chinese spy chip allegedly being found on Apple servers. Cook regularly visits the country, and Apple has vehemently denied the spy chip report multiple times. While in China this… Read More »

Apple’s Dual-Camera iPhones Subject Of New Patent Lawsuit

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the suit names plaintiffs Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang, who allege Apple’s dual-camera solution is in infringement of a noted invention the pair developed in 1999. U.S. Patent No. 6,611,289 for “Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses” details methods for improving… Read More »

Apple’s iPhone Network Provisioning Tech Target Of Patent Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Monday, Uniloc claims Apple infringes on an assigned patent detailing the configuration of a device when it initially connects to a wireless network. Specifically, U.S. Patent No. 6,856,616 for a “System and method for providing service provider configurations for… Read More »

Apple launched Investigation Into Bloomberg’s China Hack Claims, ‘Found Nothing’

Citing multiple high-ranking Apple executives who spoke on the matter anonymously, BuzzFeed News reports the company conducted a “massive, granular, and siloed investigation” into claims leveled in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek report. The Bloomberg story, published Thursday, alleges servers used by nearly 30 tech firms including Apple and Amazon were compromised as part of an… Read More »