Apple

CAPITALISM

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.
Caroline Haskins
5.6.19
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.
Jason Koebler
4.14.19
Apple

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.
David Uberti
4.4.19
Apple

The Most Powerful iMac Pro Now Costs $15,927

An iMac Pro with 256 GB of RAM pretty much just exists for bragging rights.
Matthew Gault
3.20.19
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!
Harry Cheadle
3.11.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.7.19
Technology

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.
Erik Galli
3.4.19
china

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.
David Gilbert
2.24.19
CYBER

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.
Motherboard Staff
2.20.19
Saudi Arabia

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."
David Gilbert
2.13.19
Apple

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.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Facebook

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.
David Gilbert
1.30.19
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