Sponsored by
apple

appleRSS

CarPlay, Android less distracting than built-in auto infotainment, still not safe

Automakers have packed many of their new models with distracting infotainment features that allow drivers not only to play music and get directions, but to talk, text and use social media while tooling down the road. Now new research has found that two popular smartphone-based systems –Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto – are somewhat simpler and safer to use than the built-in electronics.... Read more»

 1 2 >

Analysis

FBI’s sudden move in Apple case isn’t really a surprise

After an abrupt “motion to vacate” Monday, the Justice Department has won postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the FBI break into the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

Will the First Amendment survive the information age?

This is Sunshine Week in the U.S., when news organizations spotlight the public’s right to know and size up government openness and access to public records. This year, we should add a more sweeping question to the list: How will the First Amendment survive the dramatic changes in information technology? Complicated disputes are popping up in both predicable and surprising places.... Read more»

Five things you should know about proposed FCC privacy rules

It stops Verizon’s zombie cookie in its tracks, but allows AT&T to keep charging customers extra if they want privacy. ... Read more»

Apple win in NY case spells trouble for feds pushing to unlock killer's iPhone

Far away from a similar fight over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, a federal magistrate refused Monday to make Apple unlock a suspected drug trafficker's phone in an unrelated narcotics case.... Read more»

Rubio oversimplifies FBI-Apple battle

During the recent GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said the FBI has asked Apple to disable “the auto-erase mode on one phone in the entire world.” But the FBI, which is seeking access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has asked Apple to write software that could do more than that. ... Read more»

What’s really at stake in the Apple encryption debate

In effect, the FBI is asking for Apple to write software that will provide something the government has sought without success for more than a decade: A “backdoor” that cracks the increasingly sophisticated encryption on consumers’ phones. ... Read more»

Maricopa Co. Attorney stops issuing iPhones after Apple/FBI conflict

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it will stop distributing iPhones to employees in the wake of a national legal battle between Apple and the FBI.... Read more»

McCain wants U.S. troops in Syria, compromise on cybersecurity

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who had earlier opposed U.S. "boots on the ground" in Syria, wants to deploy 10,000 troops in that Middle Eastern country to fight both ISIS and the Assad regime.... Read more»

Phoenix gains in tech jobs, but still lags other cities

A national economic development expert says the Phoenix metro area shows promise when it comes to attracting science and tech jobs. A new Brookings Institution report ranks Phoenix 50th nationally in full-time workers employed by “advanced industries” out of 100 metro areas. ... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... Read more»

Az joins antitrust suit against Apple, publishers

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers Wednesday, alleging that they colluded over e-book pricing, according to The Washington Post.... Read more»

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

Apple Computer announced Wednesday that founder Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.... Read more»5

Americans ask Google: Who is Herman Cain?

Tuesday, when a certain Republican candidate started moving up in the polls, we knew just how unknown he was to many Americans. Suddenly the name "Herman Cain" — as in "who is Herman Cain? Let me Google him" — was a trending search term on Google.... Read more»

Apple to unveil new iPhone Oct. 4?

Saying simply "Let's talk iPhone," Apple on Tuesday invited tech journalists to an event at its headquarters on October 4, MSNBC reports. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Employers debunk GOP 'job creator' myth

Employers don’t create jobs, customers do. This week, business owners themselves exploded the myth that they are the job creators. ... Read more»

 1 2 >