Apple patents a Siri-powered wireless charging iPhone hub

Your iPhone's future wireless charger could add Siri.Image: lili sams/mashableBy Brett Williams2017-07-20 23:38:00 UTC Apple is rumored to finally bring wireless charging to the iPhone later this year with the deluxe iPhone 8, so we might be getting some new accessories to go along with it.  The company will likely depend on the Qi inductive standard for the new feature, given its membership in the Wireless Power Consortium, which means Apple will need to create a new pad-like device to provide Read more [...]

Apple wants to create an army of machine learning developers

Machine learning is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech right now, and it generally refers to software that can improve itself based on user response. But not all developers (including Apple itself) know how to take full advantage of it. Back in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple announced new machine learning integrations so developers could bring it into their apps. Now Apple is giving even more guidance with a Machine Learning Journal, which is all about closing Read more [...]

It turns out Apple is funding a legal battle against a rival

This dude is not messing around.Image: JIM WATSON/Getty ImagesBy Jack Morse2017-07-19 21:32:15 UTC Suits, countersuits, and everything in between. When Apple and billions of dollars are involved, you know things are going to get messy.  Well, messy and interesting. Because, in what can only be read as a "don't mess with us" play from Apple CEO Tim Cook, it turns out that the Cupertino-based behemoth is financially backing the legal defense of four iPhone manufacturers in their battle with Read more [...]

Apple is working on a way to let you covertly call 911 in an emergency

Apple filed a patent for technology that will let you covertly call 911.Image: B. Tongo/Epa/REX/ShutterstockBy Margaret Sullivan2017-07-18 20:30:45 UTC Calls to emergency services could become just a fingerprint away, thanks to Apple's latest innovation. A patent application from Apple published Tuesday, according to CNBC, described technology that would trigger a 911 call in a way that is designed to hide your actions from attackers.  This "panic command," when activated, would provide your Read more [...]

Apple’s ‘iPhone 9’ might have chips made by Samsung

As the world braces for the iPhone's big 10 year anniversary later this year, chatter is already beginning to bubble up about next year's version, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone 9." The latest rumor involves one of Apple's biggest rivals, Samsung. According to a report Korean publication The Investor, Apple is expected to tap Samsung to produce the chips that will power the high-powered iPhone 9 next year. The publication says Samsung's purchased "advanced chip manufacturing equipment" to create Read more [...]

This iPhone photo has made it onto billboards across the world

Image: fabomania/instagramBy Yvette Tan2017-07-18 08:48:56 UTC You know what they say — it's not about the camera you have, it's what you do with it. When Filipino Instagrammer Francis Olarte snapped a photo of his niece, he wasn't expecting it to be seen by million across the world.  Francis, who currently resides in Singapore, went swimming with his niece Ava, when he decided he wanted to test his new water-resistant iPhone 7. He snapped a few photos of her and uploaded one of them to Read more [...]

Apple will reportedly delay more than just the iPhone 8 this year

iPhone fans might want to move their hopes beyond September.Image: lili sams/mashableBy Brett Williams2017-07-17 22:20:26 UTC They say good things come to those who wait, right? Hopefully, Apple fans will take that old saying to heart if fall rolls around with no new iPhones in sight.  Apple is expected to launch the redesigned, juiced-up iPhone 8 alongside two less substantial updates to the current line, the 7S and 7S Plus, in September. The latest rumor to hit the news cycle, which comes Read more [...]

New Apple emoji include headscarf woman, breastfeeding mom, and more

Happy World Emjoi Day, 24 hours in which we realized that there still isn't an emoji for every mood, activity, job, and clothing style. The good news is that the emoji-creation industry is always racing to catch up with real-world social mores. Now, we have the promise of "woman with headscarf" and "breastfeeding." Of the two, the Headscarf Woman, who seems to be staring into your soul, is the most emotive, while Breastfeeding Mom is, as she should be, consumed with her task and  stares down lovingly Read more [...]

After 10 years, I’m breaking up with Android

Image: Ambar Del Moral / mashableBy Freia Lobo2017-07-14 11:15:00 UTC The iPhone turned 10 years old this year, which makes it a full 10 years that I've never owned one — but I'm finally ready to take the leap.  As a millennial and internet addict, I've been asked so many times why I don't use an iPhone. I'd usually say it was the price or that I preferred Android — and both are true — but there's more to it. I grew up in India, so something about buying an iPhone always felt indulgent Read more [...]

Australia wants to defy math and break into encrypted messaging apps

The jig is up for encrypted messaging, in the eyes of the Australian government. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Friday morning the government will bring in new laws to force tech companies to hand over data protected by encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal. It's in light of increased use of encryption in cases related to terrorism, drugs trafficking, and paedophilia rings. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said 65 percent of serious investigations Read more [...]