AirPods Are a Tragedy
Apple claims that AirPods are building a “wireless future.” Many people think they're a symbol of disposable wealth. The truth is bleaker.
Right to Repair
Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year
A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
The Early Math From Apple News+ Isn't Looking So Hot for the Media
Apple News+ could fill just a fraction of the tens of billions in annual revenue that the media industry has lost to tech giants.
The Most Powerful iMac Pro Now Costs $15,927
An iMac Pro with 256 GB of RAM pretty much just exists for bragging rights.
Views My Own
Trump's Weird Lie About Whether He Said 'Tim Apple' Is Making Us Dumber
How long can the president keep denying reality? A long time, it turns out!
The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code
Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
I Stood Up to Apple and Fixed My Own Mac
The company makes it intentionally difficult for customers to do their own repairs, which—for obvious reasons—bugs me.
China’s New Top App Rewards Users for Consuming Communist Party Propaganda
"Study to make China strong" has been downloaded more than 44 million times since launching last month.
How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones
In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.
Apple and Google Catch Heat Over Saudi App That Lets Men Track Wives and Daughters
"American companies should not enable or facilitate the Saudi government’s patriarchy."
How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones
In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online
In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.