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FBI Paid $900,000 to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone





As it turns out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid over $900,000 to obtain tools required to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. The information comes from a senator Dianne Feinstein, so we can believe it for sure. The details were shared during an oversight hearing where the senator was questioning FBI director James Comey,  The Associated Press reports.


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Monday, May 8th, 2017. 19:59

Siri on iOS 11 to Feature iMessage Integration, AI, and Machine Learning – Rumor



According to the latest rumor shared by The Verifier (via 9to5Mac), Siri on iOS 11 may support iMessage and be capable of learning from habits and behaviour of users. Adding AI and machine learning capabilities to Apple’s virtual assistant may improve its contextual awareness and functionality, the report suggests.


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Monday, March 27th, 2017. 20:05

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time we discussed the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.


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Sunday, March 5th, 2017. 14:18

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1,000 Apple Engineers Working on AR in Israel



According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple has a team of about 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality and related technologies. The team is reportedly located in Israel. First systems created by these people may be added to the iPhone 8, sources claim. The report is based on research conducted by UBS.


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Friday, March 3rd, 2017. 12:48

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India to Purchase Cellebrite’s Technology of Unlocking Lock iPhones



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Indian government is planning to purchase the technology developed by Israeli firm Cellebrite that was used to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter earlier this year.


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Sunday, November 6th, 2016. 13:59

Apple Confirms iPhone 7 Launch Dates for New Countries



Apple has confirmed the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch dates for a couple of new countries.

In particular, on October 14th, local retailers will start selling new devices in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, and Turkey. On October 15th, the iPhone 7 will become available in Jordan and Oman. On October 20th, both new handsets and smartwatches will go on sale in Israel. Finally, on October 21st, the sales of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch will begin in Maurice, Madagascar, Maroc, Ukraine, and Uganda.

Apple launched the iPhone 7 in India on Friday. Currently, the new device is available on all major markets.




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Saturday, October 8th, 2016. 16:06

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means that I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at them now!


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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 12:04

Apple Already Developing iPhone 8 in Israel - Rumor



Apple is already developing the hardware for the next-generation iPhone that may be called the iPhone 8. The report suggesting that the new device is currently being created in Israel has been shared by Business Insider.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2016. 13:09

Apple Fixes Vulnerabilities Used to Spy on Users in iOS 9.3.5



Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.


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Friday, August 26th, 2016. 17:33

Apple vs. FBI: Trial Is Over, Officials Don’t Need Apple Assistance



The FBI has withdrawn the lawsuit against Apple. This happened as the organization managed to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple’s assistance or approval. It is currently unknown who helped the FBI unlock the phone, but most likely this was an Israeli firm called Cellebrite.


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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016. 11:41

iPhone 7 Plus to Feature Dual-Lens Camera System?



As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may feature a dual-lens camera developed most likely by LinX, a small firm from Israel purchased by Apple last year. The 4.7-inch model, however, won’t get an improved camera system, the analyst believes. I must admit, this is quite a risky step that may impact the sales of the smaller model.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 12:51

Apple to Raise App Store Prices in 7 Countries Soon



Apple has recently announced that it will be raising the App Store prices in seven countries, namely, Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. The main reason for reviewing the price policy is connected with the exchange rate fluctuations in the aforementioned countries.


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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. 14:56

Apple SIM Now Works in Russia, Mexico and Some Other Countries



If you have an iPad, you might have heard about the Apple SIM, which allows you to stay connected to the Internet without the need to purchase new physical SIM card for each country while travelling, for example. According to AppleInsider reporters, thanks to AlwaysOnline Wireless, it is now possible to use Apple SIM in 12 new countries including Russia, Mexico and South Korea.


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Sunday, December 13th, 2015. 15:14

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Go On Sale in 40 new Countries



Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales have just gone live in additional 40 countries around the world. Most of the countries where the handsets are currently available for purchase, are European countries. If you find your country in the list below, this means that you can purchase a brand new handset either at your local Apple retail store, or from an Apple Authorized Reseller.


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Friday, October 9th, 2015. 11:36

Apple Acquires Israeli Firm Called LinX Imaging



According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently purchased an  Israeli camera technology called LinX Imaging. The sum of acquisition is equal to about $20 million, the reporters claim. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided to improve the cameras found in their iOS devices. Unlike most device manufacturers, Apple plans not to simply increase the number of megapixels, but to work on the quality of the lenses and photo sensors in general. LinX Imaging will surely help Apple to accomplish such an ambitious task as it has developed a number of technologies specifically for making the quality of images taken with a smartphone camera better.


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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. 16:33