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Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

iPhone Security Touch ID
A few months ago, Apple was embroiled in a high-publicized legal battle with the FBI over mobile security. If you recall, the controversy began after Apple refused to create a custom version of iOS that would have enabled authorities to bypass the lockscreen on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. In defending Apple's position, Tim Cook boldly said that the FBI wanted Apple to create the "software equivalent of cancer." Ultimately, the legal dispute fizzled out after the FBI managed to purchase software from a third-party that enabled it to bypass the lockscreen without Apple's assistance. With that as a backdrop, we recently stumbled upon a report detailing a novel way that law enforcement authorities in Michigan managed to access a locked iPhone of a murder victim, without any help from Apple or even having to lay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to a third-party.

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Yoni Heisler

July 23rd

Apple

Mobile

Save $200 on iPhones (and a bunch of other stuff) in Best Buy’s 2-day sale

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It's rare to see iPhones go on any kind of sale, let alone $200 off. But to draw attention to its "Black Friday in July" sale (because one Black Friday wasn't enough!), Best Buy is cutting prices on iPhones, 4K TVs, and basically anything else you can think of.

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Chris Mills

July 22nd

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You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

Apple's new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it's a release that's packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple's existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple's latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized. As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the "issue." But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time.

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Zach Epstein

July 21st

Apple

BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple should let the government spy on users

BlackBerry CEO Apple iPhone Encryption
The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the San Bernardino case in early 2016 was one of the most important events of the year so far, as user privacy, device security and terrorism converged in a single case. On one hand, we have Apple, keen on protecting everyone’s privacy. On the other hand, there's the FBI, a law enforcement agency that demands access to any communication device that may have been used during the plotting of a heinous crime. Apple won that battle, and while many from the tech sector sided with the iPhone company in its fight against the FBI, there was one notable company that argued that encryption has to be broken when the government needs it: BlackBerry. The irony did not escape us then, and it doesn’t escape us now -- BlackBerry's CEO still thinks Apple is wrong.

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Chris Smith

July 20th

Apple

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Best Free iPhone Apps
Welcome to today's installment of our ongoing series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are made available for free for a limited time. Wednesday's post includes 10 apps you definitely won't want to miss. they span several different categories from productivity and photography to games. There's even an app that lets you turn back the clock and capture videos of moments that you missed. What kind of magic!? How is that even possible?! You'll have to download it to find out.

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Zach Epstein

July 20th

Apple

How to install iOS 10 beta 3 on your iPhone or iPad without a developer account

iOS 10 Beta 3 Download Install
Apple seeded the third iOS 10 beta to developers on Monday, which means anyone with official or unofficial access to a developer account can try out Apple’s latest iOS 10 beta release. If you don’t have a developer account but are eager to see iOS 10 in action, there are a couple of ways for getting it, and the following video tells you everything there is to it.

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Chris Smith

July 19th

Mobile

Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

peosold While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android may soon be giving way to iOS for some special operations forces. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 19th

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Mobile

Apple to open up advanced research lab to make the iPhone camera even better

iPhone Camera
As revolutionary as the original iPhone was, it's easy to forget that the device featured a 2 megapixel sensor that took less than stellar photos. Even for its time, the camera on Apple's first iPhone was nothing to write home about. But as the years progressed, Apple began earmarking more and more engineering resources towards improving the camera quality on its iconic smartphone. Today, the camera on each successive iPhone model is typically best-in-class at the time of its release. And underscoring Apple's commitment towards improving mobile photography, Apple last year revealed that it has more than 800 engineers who work on iPhone camera-related technologies.

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Yoni Heisler

July 14th

Apple

Mobile

Pokemon Go is live in the UK, go get it now

Pokemon Go Release Date UK
Pokemon Go launched in Germany earlier this week, marking its official debut in Europe. Just as expected, Niantic and Nintendo are marching forward with their launch schedule for the region, with the UK being the next European market where Pokemon can be hunted. Here’s what you need to know about the UK launch.

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Chris Smith

July 14th

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Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Game Addiction
You might think you’re so addicted to playing Pokemon Go because you loved Pokemon growing up, but that’s not the only reason. It appears there’s a scientific explanation for why the app has become such a monster hit in a just a few days following its official launch.

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Chris Smith

July 14th

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