AirDroid by app developer Sand Studio has long been one of our favorite Android apps. Even before Apple introduced its beloved Continuity solution in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, AirDroid allowed users to enjoy several of the same features on their Android devices. Notifications could be displayed on a Windows or Mac computer using this nifty app, and text messages could be sent and received, files could be transferred between devices, and more. AirDroid has been overhauled since then and plenty of new functionality has been added. Despite the fact that recent Android OS updates have added a few of the features covered by Sand Studio’s solution, AirDroid remains one of my favorite [...]
Apple is preparing to launch the second-edition iPhone SE this spring, a new report says, and it will come complete with a few radical design changes.
The phone will still resemble the 2016 model when it comes to overall design. But it’s supposed to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, and it might support wireless charging.
In 2016, the FBI’s legal quest to force Apple to unlock the iPhone 5c of the San Bernadino shooter brought the issue of phone encryption fully into the public conciousness. Although people generally knew that smartphones were secure, it wasn’t until the highly public court case that people realized even the country’s top law-enforcement agency couldn’t easily crack basic consumer hardware.
Trying to break the encryption on the iPhone is a constantly-evolving cat-and-mouse game, and not many law enforcement agencies are capable of taking part. Rather than hiring their own cryptographers, law enforcement around the country instead buys [...]
Apple has to face at least 61 lawsuits that were filed against the iPhone maker soon after the company acknowledged that it slowed iPhones down via software to prevent unexpected shutdowns caused by old batteries.
A report a few days ago said that all class actions may be merged into a single lawsuit in the near future. In the meantime, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled that all iPhone slowdown lawsuits should be transferred to the U.S. District Court for Northern California.