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 […]

6.1-inch iPhone Xr will be available in black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue colors

The sitemap leak is turning up a goldmine of info. The 6.1-inch iPhone will indeed be called iPhone Xr, and it will be offered in six colors: black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue. The URLs confirm it will have a 6.1-inch display and offered in three storage options; 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 […]

Has the HomePod left a ‘white ring’ on any of your furniture? [Poll]

HomePod is making its mark on early adopters. Earlier this week, it was discovered that Apple’s HomePod can leave a white ring on certain wood finished furniture. While it’s unclear how widespread the issue is, Apple did acknowledge it a support document, saying that it is not unusual for “vibration-dampening silicone” to leave marks. We’re […]

Apple among companies meeting at White House next month to talk government modernization, immigration, more

Apple is again said to make a visit to the White House in the coming weeks. According to a new report from Recode, Apple is among a handful of companies who will meet with White House officials next week to discuss modernization, big data, and high-skilled immigration… more… 9to5Mac

Tim Cook voices views on encryption during meeting w/ White House officials

Last Friday, Tim Cook was among a handful of Silicon Valley officials who met with White House officials to discuss the use of technology and social media in fighting terrorism. The Intercept today reports that Tim Cook again took the stance of there being no backdoors in technology to allow access to user data and devices. […]

Apple’s Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson placed at head table for White House state dinner

Apple CEO Tim Cook and environment and government affairs chief Lisa Jackson joined other tech industry titans at President Barack Obama’s head table for Friday night’s White House dinner in honor of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Cook is also expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend. AppleInsider – Frontpage News