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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, Blackphone, PGP Corp, was re-hired by Apple in May   —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O), which has resisted pressure from U.S. law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhones, this month rehired a top expert in practical cryptography to bring more powerful security features to a wide range of consumer products.
May 24, 2016, 3:00 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
If users prioritize big-data AI services, like those offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, then Apple will be in a position similar to BlackBerry was in 2007   —  Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones.  They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts …
May 21, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers demonstrate ability to pinpoint users of Grindr, other gay dating apps with “colluding” trilateration attack   —  A few days ago, I warned my wife that the experiment I was about to engage in was entirely non-sexual, lest she glance over my shoulder at my iPhone.
May 21, 2016, 6:15 AMIn context
Andrii Degeler / Ars Technica UK:
Head of UK driving authority teases prototype license in Apple Wallet, says it's an add-on to the physical version   —  UK citizens could eventually use their iPhones as an “add-on” option for their driving licences, after a prototype was revealed by the driver and vehicle licensing agency (DVLA).
May 17, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
YouTube for iOS Now Supports Google Cardboard   —  YouTube for iOS has been updated today with Google Cardboard support, allowing for all videos to be watched in VR mode on iPhone.  The functionality was previously limited to the YouTube app on Android smartphones since November 2015.
May 17, 2016, 12:55 AMIn context
Ramarko Sengupta / FactorDaily:
Apple Stores to open in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai before end-2017   —  Apple Inc., maker of iPhones and Mac computers, will set up three of its own retail stores — the iconic Apple Store — in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai within the the next 18 months, a source familiar with the decision told FactorDaily.
May 16, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Filing: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owned 9.81M Apple shares on March 31, valued at $1.07B   —  Legendary investor, who previously avoided technology stocks, also slightly increases position in IBM  —  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a new position in Apple Inc. in the first quarter …
May 16, 2016, 9:25 AMIn context
Rajan Patel / Official Google Blog:
Google unveils GBoard in US, an iOS keyboard app that lets you search the web, find GIFs, emojis, places, and more from the keyboard   —  iPhone users—this one's for you.  Meet Gboard, a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard.
May 12, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple's R&D spend is $10B+, 6.8% of revenue in 2016, up from 2.6% of revenue in 2013, hinting at major new products, pivot from iPhone-dependent business model   —  People are focusing on the wrong thing when analyzing Apple's path forward in the face of slowing iPhone sales.
May 11, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Opera launches a free and unlimited VPN app for iOS   —  European technology titan Opera Software is today launching a virtual private network (VPN) client for iPhones and iPads.  This launch comes three weeks after the announcement of such a feature for its desktop Opera browser.
May 9, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context

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