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If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.

Published in Apps

Somewhat buried beneath all the fanfare about the updates to Apple's iOS and iPadOS operating systems on Tuesday was the main dish of the day: the privacy changes that Facebook and some advertisers have been railing about, but which now have to be dealt with.

Published in Open Sauce

Social media giant Facebook will make a number of technology tweaks to cope with the changes that Apple is introducing in iOS 14.5, with the update of the mobile operating system set to be released in the coming week.

Published in Security

Apple will enforce new privacy notifications in the weeks ahead, a measure that Facebook and other companies that depend on digital advertising have claimed will affect their revenue.

Published in Security

On the first of April, 1976, Apple was launched, and today, while it has plenty of detractors and copycats, it is the world's most impressive technology company that sets the pace all others follow.

Published in Home Tech

Whenever one picks up a book with an eye to writing about it, one necessarily needs to know the subject matter therein. The recent book This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends — an ungrammatical title if anything — claims to be a book about the zero-day "industry" as per the author, Nicole Perlroth, a staff reporter for the New York Times, who covers cyber security. (I dislike that word "cyber" and will use infosec right through this piece.)

Published in Open Sauce

Disgruntled shareholders have been given the go-ahead to file a class action against Apple, after its chief executive, Tim Cook, allegedly played down the falling demand for iPhones in China, resulting in huge losses for investors.

Published in Mobility

Apple's iPhone sales fell sharply, both for the fourth quarter of its financial year and also for the full year, the company's results, released on Friday, show.

Published in Market

Protesters have rallied in numbers outside the Apple Store in Washington DC, demanding that the company take steps to protect free speech and human rights.

Published in Apps

An American executive order on H-1B visas will only hit US firms badly, as it will prevent intra-company transfers by Indians who are working for American banks, automobile companies and pharmaceutical firms, the head of Tata Consultancy Services, India's biggest outsourcing company, has warned.

Published in Outsourcing

The US has suspended the issue of green cards and new H-1B visas in a move that has been slammed by the IT industry, a sector that depends on H-1B holders to carry out a sizeable amount of work.

Published in Outsourcing

Technology giant Apple has announced that it will switch to its own processors, based on ARM architecture and that both iPad and iPhone apps would be able to run natively on ARM-powered Macs.

Published in Development

The coronavirus pandemic has failed to halt the growth of the Apple juggernaut, with the company posting quarterly revenue of US$58.3 billion for its second quarter, an increase of 1% year-on-year. Earnings at US$11.25 billion were slightly down from US$11.56 billion posted in the corresponding 2019 quarter.

Published in Market

A measure of how much the coronavirus pandemic has spooked people can be gauged from the lack of any outcry over the plans announced by Google and Apple for developing technology that can be used for contact-tracing.

Published in Open Sauce

American multinational technology company Apple may be forced to put off the launch of a 5G version of its iconic iPhone by months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported.

Published in Mobility

As Apple gets ready to explain its iPhone production strategy to shareholders in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China at its annual general meeting on 26 February, another group of shareholders is set to take Apple to task over its human rights record in that country.

Published in Strategy

When the Federal Government issued a discussion paper in September last year indicating that it wanted to use the same as the basis for drafting a new cyber security strategy for 2020, it was quite clear that what was being looked at was a bigger role for the Australian Signals Directorate.

Published in Open Sauce

Another confrontation may be brewing between the FBI and Apple, after the US domestic intelligence agency asked the company to help decrypt data on two iPhones which belong to a man named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani who is suspected of carrying out a shooting that killed three people at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida last month.

Published in Security

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has slammed the chief executives of Facebook and Apple, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook respectively, accusing them of being "morally bankrupt on the issue of encryption and protecting children".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says he does not anticipate that China will target Apple as a means of retaliating for US actions in the ongoing trade war.

Published in Strategy

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