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A new twist on an old phish: Apple scams now using encryption
Trend Micro recently deconstructed a new phishing scam that targets Apple IDs and uses AES encryption as part of its processes.
Apple’s €850m Irish data centre project goes up in smoke
After fighting a seemingly never ending battle with campaigners, Apple has thrown its €850m Ireland data centre project into the ‘too hard basket’.
Hands-on review: Apple iPad 9.7”, part two
There is so much to say about the Apple iPad and its new A10 Fusion chip that one article just wasn’t enough.
Hands-on review: Apple iPad 9.7”, part one
After a few hours of playing, I can tell you that this new iPad is lightning fast.
IDC: A new market being born from struggling tablet trade
While the market for slate tablets continues to struggle, the detachables market is starting to flourish - something the top vendors are exploiting.
Global smartphone market declines, but there are some bright spots
During Q1 2018 we got a new leader on top of smartphone shipments, one vendor experiencing triple digit growth, and a huge decline in China.
Apple now powered by 100% renewable energy - will suppliers follow suit?
The company also announced that nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100% clean energy.
Apple reveals special edition iPhone 8 models
The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online beginning Friday.
Could an iPhone save your life?
The ECLI service provides emergency services with the probable location of a caller when they dial 111 from a mobile phone.
Major iOS update brings new augmented reality experiences
This free software update also offers customers more visibility into the battery health and performance of their iPhone.
Wi-Fi calling is coming to an iPhone near you
This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling to over 350,000.
Apple reveals their latest 9.7-inch iPad
The new iPad aims to be more versatile, durable and capable.
iPhone unlockers set a dangerous precedent for abuse, says security expert
“It’s highly likely that these devices will ultimately end up in the hands of agents of an oppressive regime," warns a Malwarebytes researcher.
Research: HP took lion’s share of PC shipments in 4Q17
“Chromebooks grew by 67.2% YoY, the majority of which came from the education segment. The uptake of Chromebooks is expected to increase in 2018.”
Smartwatches forecast to dominate wearables market by 2022
It’s been hyped about for years, but according to IDC smartwatches are finally beginning to make an impact on the wearables market.
Apple to acquire digital magazine service
Apple announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media.
Hands-on review: Change is constant - unless you’re the iPhone 8 Plus
After using the iPhone 8 Plus for the last six months, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a model for those wanting the safety of the familiar.
Siri watch out, Google is gunning for your job
Last year Google brought its AI assistant to iPhones and now, iPads are joining the party.
Amazon and Facebook make 2017 the year of hyperscale
“The capex analysis emphasizes the biggest reason why those cloud providers are so difficult to challenge.”
New document reveals Apple uses Google's public cloud for iCloud
Rumours that Apple stores its iCloud data on Google’s public cloud have been around for a while but with never any confirmation from Apple.
Three sizzling Apple music playlists for Kiwis to enjoy
Tired of listening to the same old songs? Here are three spicy Apple music playlists you should give a shot.
Four must-try music apps for Apple devices
Strap-in audiophiles, there are a lot of musical treasures to be found in the app store.
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
2017 sees smartphone shipments decline for the first time ever
Smartphone shipments fell in 2017 for the first time since their inception with some regions worse than others, but IDC remains optimistic.