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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

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Welcome to a brand new week of brand new sales on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are dropping to free for a limited time. We've got 10 fresh apps to kick off the week with, and you're going to be happy you found your way to today's post. Included among them are a great email app, a very cool weather apps, two apps Minecraft fans are going to love, and plenty more.

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Zach Epstein

May 2nd

Apple

FBI granted federal court warrant forcing suspect to unlock iPhone using Touch ID

For the first time in a federal case, a suspect has been ordered to use her fingerprint to unlock her iPhone using Touch ID. The LA Times reports that a federal judge signed a warrant allowing the FBI to compel a suspect in an identity theft case to to unlock the phone just 45 minutes after her arrest.

Authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home […]

In the Glendale case, the FBI wanted the fingerprint of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, a 29-year-old woman from L.A. with a string of criminal convictions who pleaded no contest to a felony count of identity theft.

The warrant is consistent with a 2014 case where a Virginia District Court ruled that while passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, fingerprints are not. Legal experts, however, have differing views …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: FBI, fingerprint, iPhone, Law, Touch ID, Touch ID 5th Amendment, Touch ID court case
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Ben Lovejoy

May 2nd

Apple

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Apple agrees to analyze contents of iPhone found in boat of missing teens

An iPhone 6 is at the center of an investigation of two missing Florida teens. Last July, 14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen set out on a boat trip in the Atlantic Ocean, but both of the bodies went missing and boys never returned. The United States Coast Guard performed an eight-day search for the boys, but never found them. Last, month, however, their boat was recovered 100 miles off the shore of Bermuda and on the boat was Stephanos’ iPhone (via ABC News).

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Chance Miller

April 30th

Apple

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COVR Photo is perfect for stalkers and street photographers everywhere

children Ever wanted to grab your smartphone to grab a cheeky photo? COVR Photo has you covered with a freshly launched iPhone 6 case that includes a tiny periscope. The accessory enables you to use your phone as usual most of the time, but if you want to slip into sneaky, spying sleuth mode, slide the mirror assembly across the lens and you’ll be able to pretend to text while snapping your photos. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

April 28th

Gadgets

Apple drops price of iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 in Japan by 10%

Apple has cut the price of its iPhone lineup in Japan including the brand-new iPhone SE, by approximately 10% across the board. The price drop can be seen online on Apple’s Japanese storefront, via Macotakara.

A 16 GB iPhone SE was selling for 52800 yen (483 dollars). The new price from today is 47800 yen (437), representing an approximate $50 saving in dollar terms. Full list of price changes after the jump …

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Benjamin Mayo

April 22nd

Apple

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China bans key iTunes products for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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The Chinese government decided to ban two iTunes products which may be detrimental to Apple's continued success in the country, its second-largest market after America. China wants to encourage local products and business that rival Apple’s iTunes Movies and iBooks Store, which is why Apple users in the region won’t be able to purchase or rent movies and buy books from Apple anymore.

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Chris Smith

April 22nd

Apple

FBI likely paid more than $1 million for specialized iPhone hack

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Early on, it was believed that the FBI paid upwards of $15,000 for a software hack that enabled them to access data housed on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. However, recent remarks from FBI Director James Comey reveal that the FBI likely paid a whole lot more.

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Yoni Heisler

April 22nd

Apple

FBI director suggests agency paid well over $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Speaking to a security conference in London today, FBI director James Comey suggested that the agency paid more than $1 million for the iPhone 5c exploit used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s device last month. NBC News reports that Comey didn’t explicitly reveal the price of the hack, but instead hinted at its price based on his salary:

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Zac Hall

April 21st

Apple

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Apple joins Google, Microsoft and others in an open letter declaring anti-encryption bill ‘unworkable’

Just a day after a prominent legal expert described the proposed anti-encryption Burr-Feinstein bill as unconstitutional, unenforceable and harmful, Apple has called the proposal ‘well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable.’

The description is in an open letter from the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, of which Apple is a key member, alongside companies such as Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. The letter, addressed to the two Senators behind the proposed bill, explains why it would be harmful to the interests of both the U.S. people and American businesses …

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Ben Lovejoy

April 20th

Apple

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Apple joins Google, Microsoft and others in an open letter declaring anti-encryption bill ‘unworkable’

Just a day after a prominent legal expert described the proposed anti-encryption Burr-Feinstein bill as unconstitutional, unenforceable and harmful, Apple has called the proposal ‘well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable.’

The description is in an open letter from the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, of which Apple is a key member, alongside companies such as Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. The letter, addressed to the two Senators behind the proposed bill, explains why it would be harmful to the interests of both the U.S. people and American businesses …

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Ben Lovejoy

April 20th

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