Archive for the ‘iphone’ Category

FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll

May 26th, 2016

Apple's popular iMessages as used on an iPad. (credit: Robert S. Donovan)

Patent troll VirnetX, fresh on the heels of a $626 million FaceTime and iMessages patent victory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those popular features.

VirnetX on Wednesday also asked the judge presiding over the litigation to increase the damages the East Texas jury awarded in February by another $190 million or more. Apple wants a retrial, claiming that VirnetX's lawyers misrepresented evidence to the jury and that the evidence presented at trial didn't support infringement. The gadget maker said it also should not have to pay royalties, according to Law360 (subscription required), which attended Wednesday's hearing (PDF).

Apple "argued that VirnetX is improperly trying to secure an overly broad injunction so that it can be used to extract a massive licensing fee," Law360 reported. Apple's documents connected to the issue are lodged under seal. However, VirnetX's post-trial demands (PDF) are in the public record.

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Apple Deletes App That Informed Users If Their iPhone is Hacked

May 15th, 2016

By Waqas

Apple has removed a security App from its app store

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Opera Finally Introduces Free VPN for iOS – Opera VPN

May 10th, 2016

By Carolina

Here comes Opera VPN for iPhone and iPad users absolutely

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The Art of Hiding Cellphone, Laptop Cameras From Hackers and Government

May 5th, 2016

By Ali Raza

Security agencies can spy on you through your laptop and

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iPhone Users Hit with iCloud Account Deactivation Phishing Scam

May 5th, 2016

By Owais Sultan

iPhone users in the United Kingdom have been targeted with

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Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone Makes Texting Easy

May 4th, 2016

By Carolina

This keyboard makes it easy for people to chat with

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Report: India won’t let Apple sell refurbished iPhones in the country

May 3rd, 2016

Enlarge / The iPhone SE is Apple's best cheap iPhone ever, but in India even it may be too expensive. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

The Indian government won't allow Apple to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, according to a report from Bloomberg. Apple is currently working to open retail stores in India to expand its market presence, and selling low-cost refurbished iPhones is another part of that strategy. Apple's opponents claim that allowing the company to sell used phones in the country could undermine the successful government-sponsored Make in India program, which encourages companies to manufacture their products in the country.

As Apple's iPhone growth slows, the company will be looking to new markets to fuel future growth—the strategy certainly worked in China, where Apple's sales grew by leaps and bounds in 2014 and 2015 before leveling off and declining in the first two quarters of 2016.

"India will be the most populous country in the world in 2022," Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer in an interview yesterday. "And this year, the first year, LTE begins to roll out. And so many of your viewers here in the United States, they're used to using LTE and streaming video. And hopefully they're getting a good experience there. In India you can't do that long—there is no LTE. And so that's changing. Huge market potential."

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Woman ordered to provide her fingerprint to unlock seized iPhone

May 2nd, 2016

A Southern California woman was recently ordered to provide her fingerprint to unlock a seized iPhone, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The case highlights the ongoing balancing act between security and convenience and how the law treats something you know (a passcode) as being quite different than something you are (a biometric). Under the Constitution, criminal defendants have the right not to testify against themselves—and providing a passcode could be considered testimonial. However, being compelled to give up something physiological or biometric (such as blood, DNA sample, fingerprint or otherwise), is not.

As the Times reports, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan was ordered by a federal judge to provide her fingerprint on February 25, and the warrant was executed and unsealed on March 15.

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LA judge forces woman to unlock iPhone with fingerprint

May 2nd, 2016
A case of an alleged Armenian gang member points to the view of biometrics as being like physical keys, not self-incriminating testimony.

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Cop Exploited iPhone App to Secretly Watch Mom Breastfeeding

April 29th, 2016

By Uzair Amir

If you are using baby monitor this alert is for

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