Apple says its fight not to help the FBI unlock a cellphone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters is about security and privacy for everyone, about the U.S. government trying to compel a public company, using a 227-year-old law, to compromise its most important products, and about setting a "dangerous precedent" that gives the U.S. authority to ask it and other businesses to change their products in the future. The FBI and the Department of Justice say it's about making sure Americans aren't in jeopardy, about fighting terrorists who are using increasingly sophisticated communication tools, and about a reasonable request to gain evidence from a single iPhone. Unless Apple CEO Tim Cook gives in or the government backs down, a February 16 court order requiring that Apple build a custom version of its iOS software for the iPhone may turn into one of the most important legal battles over the future of security -- digital security and U.S. national security. Apple has until … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple versus the FBI: Why the lowest-priced iPhone has the U.S. in a tizzy
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2017 7:34 AM EDT A brand new iOS is finally here, and it will breathe new life -- or new features, at least -- into your iPhone.Apple first announced iOS 11, the next version of its software to power your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference back in January. Excitement grew when the company showed off some of the highlights at its annual fall media event last week. Now, the wait is over.iOS 11 starts rolling out to the public Tuesday morning, and it will come with a variety of new tools, tricks and functions. With Apple's latest software update you can customize your keyboard to type with one hand, free up storage space with one click, and take a virtual tour inside any mall -- who needs brochures anymore, anyway?These are just a few of the many hidden iPhone features you can find when you update to iOS 11:A new Control CenterSwipe up! You can now customize your Control Center to make it more convenient … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 11 iOS 11 features that will make you want to update your iPhone
LOS ANGELES — Sure, Apple sold a boatload of iPhones in the holiday quarter and made a mint.But beyond the cash cow that is new iPhone sales, it also revealed how it's profiting by selling units that don't have enough room to hold all its customers' photos, videos and apps.The iconic iPhone maker this week said it shipped 77.3 million iPhones, along with 13.1 million iPads and 5.1 million Macintosh computers. But the more interesting number is the growing size of the iPhone army—now at 1.3 billion people, up from 1 billion two years ago. “That’s 300 million extra people you can sell to,” says Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights. The No. 2 division at Apple is Services —including Apple Music, iTunes, iCloud— now brings in more revenue than Macs or iPads, selling software, and to Moorhead, it’s not music subscriptions and iTunes movie rentals that are fueling the charge, “but all those iCloud … [Read more...] about How Apple profits from selling you iPhones with little storage
Apple recently admitted to slowing down its iOS operating system (or performance throttling) as they get older and the batteries deteriorate, angering customers who say the company is only trying to trick users into purchasing newer iPhone models. “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components. “Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.” But the larger … [Read more...] about How to tell if Apple is slowing down your iPhone — and how to fix it
Ben Gilbert, provided by Published 9:14 am, Sunday, December 31, 2017 Apple has a new iPhone on the way that looks incredible, is faster than ever, and ... is outrageously expensive. The base model costs $1,000. One thousand dollars! But there's good news, friends: There's a far better iPhone out there right now, and it costs less than half the price of the absurdly priced iPhone X. That phone is the iPhone SE — Apple's best iPhone. Here's the deal. 1. The iPhone SE is remarkably affordable, at just $350 to start. Apple Millions of people will excitedly plunk down a full stack for the iPhone X. It's more than just a phone — it's a status symbol. I get it. It's a much more affordable version of a Ferrari. Fine. But I'm a Honda Civic kinda guy. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Well-known San Antonio cook gunned down on his front porch, suspect at large mysa Man found dead in rollover wreck at busy S.A. intersection mysa Young … [Read more...] about 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of any of the fancy new iPhones
Corrections & Clarifications: Augmented reality apps from Apple's new iOS mobile operating system work with the iPhone SE.SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re like many USA TODAY readers, you’ve probably been asking this question: so many iPhones, which one is for me?There's the $999 iPhone X, the $699 iPhone 8 and $799 8-Plus. But also you can downscale to last year's, now cheaper model, the iPhone 7, (now $549) or 7Plus ($669) — and others.Or you can hold onto your old model and just make do until it's really unusable.If you're thinking of an older model, remember that Apple only keeps certain models current for a set period of time, and then sunsets them, as is the case with the iPhone 5 and 5C, which won’t accept downloads of iOS 11, the latest mobile operating system upgrade, coming on September 19th.So if you do want to reach back in time and save money by buying an older phone like the 6S, know that eventually, perhaps in two years, Apple will sunset … [Read more...] about Skip iPhone X and 8. If you need an iPhone, this is the better deal.
So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you. These new devices are Apple’s best yet.Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.Because it’s estimated we only use about 10 percent of what our consumer electronics are capable of – sort of like our brains, perhaps? – we’ve got a few lesser-known suggestions on getting the most out of your new device.You probably know Siri, your voice-activated personal assistant, can be used to set a time-based reminder, like saying “Siri, remind me to call my brother at 4 p.m.” But did you know you can set location-based reminders, too? You can say “Remind me to call mom when I get home,” and you won’t be notified until you step up to your door.If you haven’t done so already, for this to work you’ll need to … [Read more...] about New iPhone? Here fun new ways to use it
Owners of the iPhone — especially the 16 GB variety — know this scenario all too well: you try to take a photo or download an app and receive this dreaded message: “There is not enough available storage.”Naturally, the first instinct to delete photos or apps to free up space for more stuff. But a new trick has surfaced that can free up iPhone storage space without requiring users to delete a thing.This iPhone trick appeared on Reddit last month (hat tip to Cnet), and it requires users to rent a movie. Sort of.Here’s how it works:Go to Settings: Once there, tap General > About. Scroll down until you find “Available,” which tells you how much storage space you have.Head to the iTunes Store: Pick the HD movie of your choice available for rental. Don’t worry, you're not paying to rent a movie, but pick a big download. For example, the HD version of The Avengers is 6.5 GB. Hit Rent two times. You’ll see a spinning wheel, then receive … [Read more...] about This trick can free up space on your iPhone
Storage space on the iPhone has always been a finite, valuable commodity, dating back to the original iPhone in 2007.Whereas many Android phones allow you to add more storage through microSD cards, Apple's phones are limited. If you are running low on space, here are some ways to free up some gigs.First, check your free space. You can do this by going to Settings, then General, then Storage & iCloud Usage. This will give you a clear readout of how much space you have, with one additional click on "Manage Storage" giving you a detailed look at which apps are taking up the most space.Photos and videos were already some of the biggest space hogs. With recent iPhones employing 8 or 12-megapixel cameras and shooting high-quality HD and 4K video, space can quickly become a premium.While you can always transfer your pictures to your computer, there are other solutions to save your photos without ever plugging in.Personally, I'm a fan of Google Photos. In addition to … [Read more...] about Running out of iPhone storage space? These tricks can help
Smartphone owners carry important files on them – documents, irreplaceable photos and videos, for example. What are you doing to back-up your device in case it’s lost, stolen or damaged?There are a few solutions, such as syncing the phone with a computer via USB, or inserting a microSD card (for Android) or Lightning flash drives (for iOS), but one of the cheapest and easiest ways to safeguard your smartphone is by taking advantage of free cloud services.Question is, which one should you go with?Before we get into the differences between five of the more popular cloud services, a word on what we’re talking about here.Instead of – or in addition to – storing your files locally on your device, a cloud service lets you store and access your files in a password-protected online locker, of sorts.Offsite protection: Cloud services can protect your data from local threats, such as theft or damage. Snap a photo on your iPhone or Galaxy and you can have a copy … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to back up your iPhone or Android?