Posts tagged “Apple”

6:47 a.m. yesterday

NCSU scientists find iPhone, iPad security holes

Apple iPhones  Adding to security headaches for Apple and iOS users, researchers at N.C. State have discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system for iPhones and iPads. These holes differ from problems reported internationally about Apple security problems on Thursday.

2:52 p.m. Tuesday

Drone market growing, who gets all the smartphone profits; Verizon tops

Bulldog In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.

August 5

Amazon jet fleet; Facebook vs. 'clickbait;' Apple 'bug bounties;' private moon flight; Dish w/o ESPN

In today's Bull dog wrapup of technology and science news: Amazon unveils its Prime delivery fleet of jet aircraft; Facebook tries again to tackle "clickbait;" Apple offers "bug bounties" to people reporting bugs; a private company wins OK for moon flight; and Dish offers a non-ESPN option.

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August 3

New Galaxy phone iris scanner (video); pistol emoji dumped; Instagram 'Stories'; Uber sells China ops

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology headlines: Samsung's new phone has an iris scanner (video); Instagram unveils "Stories;" Apple dumps a pistol emoji; and Uber sells its China operations to rival.

August 2

Virgin Galatic space tourism license; Pokemon Go a threat; Daimler invests in chauffeur startup; new Apple trial

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Virgin Galactic says it has received an operating license for its space tourism rocket; the Israeli military is warning its soldiers about a new threat: the widely popular mobile phone game "Pokemon Go"; Daimler invests in chauffeur service start-up Blacklane; and a judge tosses patent verdict against Apple, orders new trials.

July 28

Premium Lock Contrasting trajectories of Apple services and iPhone segments pose challenges

Steadfast commitment by Apple executives to transform greater iPhone user engagement into service revenue growth is succeeding. But the company faces challenges, says TBR analyst.

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July 27

Premium Lock Apple earnings top analyst expectations, shares rise

Apple Apple reported earnings that exceeded analyst forecasts Tuesday. The company had quarterly earnings of $1.42 a share, 4 cent more than the $1.38 a share analysts expected. Shares rose 7.1 percent to $103.65 in after hours trading following the earnings report.

Updated July 6

Premium Lock Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Tim Cook, left, and the late Steve Jobs Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.

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Updated July 6

Premium Lock Streaming music fee dispute; Netflix-Comcast deal; Singapore tops tech survey; Vermont GMO law

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: You may be paying too much for streaming music; Netflix is coming to Comcast; a Cisco-backed tech survey says Singapore benefits most; and Vermont passes first GMO labeling law.

July 4

Premium Lock Tesla shipments slip; new shark app; a shark cam; Apple sued in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Tesla car shipments drop; a new app tracks sharks; a shark cam in development; and Apple is sued in China over a propaganda film.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Apple show: Watch to track wheelchair user fitness; opening up Siri; TV updates

​Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck. Apple wants to change that with an upcoming Apple Watch feature announced Monday. Plus: Upgrading Apple TV to support Sling, beefing up Siri integration.

June 13

Premium Lock Apple software update; solar plane to Europe; solar drone; real 'hobbits'

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Apple plans major software update; a solar plane aims for flight to Europe after flying over Statue of Liberty (see photo); a solar drone is unveiled (see photo); and finding the real "hobbits" (see photo).

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Updated June 9

Premium Lock App Store ads; Yahoo patent sale; save reindeer app; smart car insurance discounts; Singapore net security

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple will start showing ads in the App Store; Yahoo plans to sell 3,000 patents; app may save reindeer; a look at discounts for smart car technology; and Singapore moves to improve Internet security by cutting government works off from the net.

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Updated June 2

Premium Lock Video: Elon Musk on humans to Mars, autonomous cars

Tech mogul Elon Musk says he plans to go into space himself, expects people on Mars within nine years, and sees Apple - not Google - as a competitor in autonomous cars.

Updated May 26

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Trump's iPhone manufacturing in US idea isn't crazy

Vivek Wadhwa Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an author, academic and frequent blogger, says Apple bringing iPhone manufacturing to the U.S. from China is not a far-fetched idea.

May 24

Premium Lock More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.

May 19

Premium Lock Bayer-Monsanto talks; Facebook meets conservatives; 117M hit in LinkedIn hack; Apple's India move

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Bayer and Monsanto are talking a deal; Facebook execs meet with conservatives to discuss alleged bias; LinkedIn confirms just how big a 2012 hack was; and Apple plans to open a development office in India.

Updated May 16

Premium Lock Buffett makes $1B tech play in Apple + Graphical view of Berkshire Hathaway

Warrenn Buffett  Investors might question Warren Buffett's long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple. The news gives a boost to Apple shares.

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Updated May 16

Premium Lock Why Apple's $1B investment? A venture capital perspective + good will in China

Apple Analysis: So what's really going on with Apple's $1 billion investment in China-based ride sharing firm - and Uber rival - Didi Chuxing? Anand Sanwal of venture capital research firm CB Insights offers his take. Plus, there's good will such a deal will generate for Apple in China, says an analyst.

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