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FBI Unable to Retrieve Encrypted Data From 6,900 Devices Over the Last 11 Months

2017-10-24T02:04:23+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation was unable to retrieve data from 6,900 mobile devices that it attempted to access over the course of the last 11 months, reports the Associated Press. FBI Director Christopher Wray shared the number at an annual conference for the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Sunday. During [...]

Twitterrific for Mac Updated With Pinned Timeline Option and Muffle Management

2017-10-24T02:04:21+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Nearly two weeks after relaunching, Twitterrific for Mac has received its first major update today with over a dozen improvements. A key new feature is the option to keep the timeline pinned to the top like Tweetbot for Mac. When the feature is enabled in Preferences > General, tweets flow into the timeline persistently without [...]

New York City Plans to Replace Transit MetroCard With Electronic Card Readers That Support Apple Pay

2017-10-24T02:04:17+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

New York City is planning to replace its existing MetroCard transit payment system with electronic card readers that will allow New Yorkers to pay their subway and bus fares using Apple Pay, reports The New York Times. A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this morning approved a $573 million contract for a payment system [...]

Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

2017-10-21T02:04:29+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that's been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States [...]

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Campfire Cooking, Guns Royale, Warhammer Quest 2, and More

2017-10-21T02:04:28+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Like most (all?) weeks in the world of iOS gaming, there's no shortage of things happening and games being released. I spent last weekend at the Hearthstone Summer Championship and wrote about the experience. It's downright incredible to see how huge esports are getting, particularly when Blizzard invites you to hang out in their real-deal [...]

Eltima Software’s Elmedia Player and Folx Infected With Malware

2017-10-21T02:04:26+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Mac owners who have recently downloaded Elmedia Player or Folx from Eltima Software may have unwittingly installed malware on their machines, reports ZDNet. Downloads of Folx and Elmedia player were infected with Proton, a Remote Access Trojan, after Eltima's servers were hacked. The Proton backdoor lets attackers access browser information, keylogs, usernames, passwords, macOS keychain [...]

Apple Allowing iPhone Upgrade Program Customers to Get a ‘Head Start’ on iPhone X Upgrade

2017-10-21T02:04:24+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Starting on Monday, October 23, iPhone Upgrade Program customers will be able to get a "head start" on the iPhone X pre-order process by getting pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan. Apple started notifying customers about the option this morning through its website and via a notice in the Apple Store app. Customers will [...]

Apple Hires Former Amazon Studios Exec to Lead International TV Development

2017-10-21T02:04:21+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Former Amazon Studios executive Morgan Wandell is Apple's latest hire for its video team, reports Variety. Wandell will take on the role of head of international creative development for worldwide video at Apple, reporting directly to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, former Sony execs who now lead Apple's original programming efforts. Wandell will start [...]

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