In March of last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that it has successfully hacked the iPhone used by one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting in 2015. The agency, however, never really disclosed completely how exactly it was able to unlock the smartphone unit under investigation.
In 2007, Apple introduced this little thing called the iPhone, and went on to change the mobile industry as we know it in the decade since. Ten years ago, the mobile world was vastly different -- Nokia was the number one brand, through the strength of its wide range of cellular phone devices. People actually listen to music using a non-smartphone gadget. And Windows Vista was, like, a big thing.
After various reports surfaced that Niantic was cancelling its plans to bring its best selling mobile game, Pokemon Go, to the Apple Watch, the games developer recently made announcement saying that it is now launching a version of its ridiculously popular app that works on Apple’s smartwatch device.
For Apple using parents who still do not have the faintest idea, there actually are parental controls built into the iOS mobile operating system. They are called Restrictions, and generally let moms and dads protect their kid’s privacy, limit access to inappropriate content, and protect their credit card from their child(ren).
In recent times, Apple never really managed to go as high as the heights it soared back in 2014 when it released the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. In that year, it held the distinction of being the most profitable company in the planet.
The United States Supreme Court has decided in favor of Samsung in its highly publicized patent case against fierce rival Apple. With this ruling, the case has been sent back to a lower court in order to ascertain the amount of damages to be paid.
It is true that wearable devices have become more popular than ever. The relatively recent release of high profile smartwatches have contributed immensely in having consumers talk or develop an increased awareness for wearables. But on closer inspection, it appears that smartwatches are not as big a hit as previously thought. The real best sellers seem to be fitness trackers.
Market research firm IDC has published its latest projections for 2016, and it appears that this year will end having accumulated smartphone shipments of around 1.45 billion units around the world. However, this volume only represents a 0.6 percent improvement over last year’s numbers, indicating a massive decrease from the 10.4 percent growth rate the global smartphone industry registered between 2014 and 2015.
Apple has joined forces with 24 nonprofit organizations in order to let mobile users make full use of Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile operating system, in donating money to charity. Beginning this week, people can make their donations by way of Apple’s contactless mode of payment to charities that include the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, and the World Wildlife Federation.