NSA reportedly tells White House phone-surveillance program no longer worthwhile

The National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly told the White House that it no longer sees its phone-surveillance program as worth the effort it requires. It follows a report last month claiming that the NSA had in fact abandoned the program last year … more… The post NSA reportedly tells White House phone-surveillance program no […]

Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 after iOS 12.1.3 release

Apple today has stopped signing iOS 12.1.2 and iOS 12.1.1, which means it is now longer possible to downgrade from iOS 12.1.3. Apple regularly stops signing older versions of iOS to ensures users stay on the most up-to-date builds for security and stability reasons. more… The post Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS […]

Apple shifts policy, says third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty

Apple is apparently changing its long-standing policy regarding third-party iPhone screen repairs. According to a memo sent to Apple retail employees, a customer having their device’s screen repaired by a third-party source no longer voids their warranty like it once did… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices. The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and better interoperability with other wireless technologies. Compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol, […]

Apple Working on Wireless Earbuds With Custom Bluetooth Chip for Longer Battery Life

Apple is working on wire-free earbuds built around a custom Bluetooth radio chip that will result in a longer battery life than is possible with traditional Bluetooth chips, reports Forbes. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, Forbes says Apple has spent the last several years working on a custom Bluetooth chip that’s designed […]