Akwasi Lionel

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NYT: Apple engineers may quit before cracking the iPhone

The spirit of anarchy and anti-establishment still runs strong at Apple. Rather than comply with the government's requests to develop a so-called "GovtOS" to unlock the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, <i>The New York Times</i>' half-dozen sources say that some software engineers may …

Here's what to expect from Apple's 'Loop You In' event

In just a few days, Apple is going to make headlines for more than just its hard line on encryption. The company invited the tech press to Cupertino on Monday to "loop" us in to the newest additions to its product lineup, and we'll be there live-blogging and hands-onning and generally doing what we …

Encrypted ProtonMail opens service to public, mobile apps ready

The fight between Apple and the Justice Department over the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has once again put the spotlight on security, privacy, …

Privacy
IPad Pro
Apple Store

Fitbit Alta review: better design, same technology

A Fitbit, for better or worse, looks like a Fitbit. For the past seven years Fitbit’s product design has skewed toy-like, friendly, utilitarian. A Fitbit won’t be mistaken for jewelry; it’s not high-fashion, though it may try; it’s a Fitbit.<p>But that doesn’t mean Fitbit isn’t susceptible to the …

Wearable Tech

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says social network isn’t raising 140-character limit on tweets

Twitter upgraded its private Direct Messaging feature last year to increase the character limit from 140 to 10,000 characters, but CEO Jack Dorsey shared in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show this morning that the same change will not be coming to tweets. As Variety reports:<p>On NBC’s “Today” show …

Apple Watch will stay ahead in smartwatch race, but look out for Android Wear!

In terms of marketshare, the Apple Watch’s watchOS compared to Google’s Android Wear is likely to follow a similar trajectory to iOS and Android. In …

Wear OS

Apple Engineers Might Refuse to Help Government Unlock iPhones

So far the Apple v. FBI debate has played out at the very highest level, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey trading public barbs on …

New York Times
North Africa
Terrorism

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.<p>South …