House passes anti-robocalling bill that would place new requirements on carriers

The House of Representatives today approved a new act aimed at improving anti-robocalling technology. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act was unanimously approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee last week, and was sent to the House floor today, where it was passed with a 429-3 vote. more… The post House passes anti-robocalling bill that would […]

Steve Wozniak believes Steve Jobs would be proud of Apple today, says Samsung’s ‘fun features’ aren’t ‘innovations’

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat down for an interview today with CNBC. In the interview, he touched on several topics, including what he thinks of Apple today. more… The post Steve Wozniak believes Steve Jobs would be proud of Apple today, says Samsung’s ‘fun features’ aren’t ‘innovations’ appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Would you disable iPhone throttling at the risk of unexpected shutdowns? [Poll]

Earlier this evening, Tim Cook surprisingly announced that, with a future iOS update, users will be able to turn off iPhone performance throttling. Cook noted, however, that such a move would put users at risk for unexpected shutdowns ask their battery ages. We’re curious, would you turn off iPhone throttling as your battery aged, if […]

Would you be interested in an updated iPod classic/shuffle/nano with Apple Music support? [Poll]

Earlier this week, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and shuffle by removing them from its online store and slowly phasing them out from retail locations. The move was somewhat out of the blue, but one that makes sense when you think of the current state of technology. While we asked you earlier this week […]

Apple’s New Music Royalty Proposal Would Make Streaming Costlier for Free Services Like Spotify

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calling for a simplified way to pay songwriters and music publishers for streaming music, according to Billboard. While the change would benefit labels, artists and publishers, it would make it more difficult for streaming services like Spotify to continue offering free tiers. Apple, which has […]

Apple voices opposition to UK bill that would force it to weaken iOS encryption

Last month in the UK, a bill that could significantly change how Apple is able to encrypt user data on iOS was introduced. Called the Investigatory Powers Bill, it has the potential to require Apple to hold a key to encrypted smartphones and services such as iMessage and FaceTime. While Apple didn’t comment on the […]

Apple camera patent would allow high-resolution photos without sacrificing image quality

If you were wondering why Apple has ignored the megapixel race and stuck to a modest 8MP camera in its latest iPhones when almost every other manufacturer is cramming in as many pixels as physically possible, it’s all about image quality. While more pixels allow you to blow up photos to larger sizes, that comes […]

ResearchKit did in 24 hours what would normally take 50 medical centers a year – Stanford University

Stanford University said that 11,000 iPhone owners signed up for a heart health study using Apple’s newly-announced ResearchKit in the first 24 hours–completely unprecedented numbers. “To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year and 50 medical centers around the country,” said Alan Yeung, medical director of Stanford Cardiovascular Health, speaking […]