Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

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Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it far more difficult for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks — including the MacBook Pro out earlier this year and the just-announced MacBook Air — is the new T2 security chip, which helps protect the device’s encryption…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple’s Heart Study Is the Biggest Ever, But With a Catch

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple’s Heart Study Is the Biggest Ever, But With a Catch

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Last November, Apple Watch owners began receiving recruitment emails from Apple. The company was looking for owners of its smartwatch to participate in the Apple Heart Study—a Stanford-led investigation into the wearable’s ability to sense irregular heart rhythms.Joining was simple: Install an app and wear your watch. If the watch’s optical sensors detected an arrhythmia,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts

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AppleAt a glance the three new iPhones unveiled next to Apple’s glassy circular headquarters Wednesday look much like last year’s iPhone X. Inside, the devices’ computational guts got an invisible but more significant upgrade.Apple’s phones come with new chip technology with a focus on helping the devices understand the world around them using artificial intelligence…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired What to Expect from Apple’s iPhone Event on Wednesday, September 12

Hexbyte Tech News Wired What to Expect from Apple’s iPhone Event on Wednesday, September 12

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Michael Short/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesMichael Short/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesLater this week, Apple will almost certainly reveal at least two new iPhones, along with some other hardware. This year’s launch is framed around the fact that it’s an “S” year, which usually means that last year’s phones get some updated internals, camera improvements, and an “S” affixed to their names.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Apple’s iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Apple’s iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018

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It’s been nearly a year since Apple announced the iPhone X, which means it’s almost time for another Apple hardware launch event. (It also means the iPhone rumor mill is churning at full speed.) But rather than speculate on what’s to come, we thought we’d take a look back at what the iPhone X meant…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple’s MacBook Pro Heating Problem Gets a Software Fix

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple’s MacBook Pro Heating Problem Gets a Software Fix

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When Apple revealed its newest MacBook Pro laptops in New York City two weeks ago, it naturally emphasized the computers’ performance capabilities. Apple’s line of pro laptops is targeted toward creative professionals who do processor-intensive work on their PCs, and Apple was eager to appeal to them. There was just one issue, as some early…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple’s China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple’s China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

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Last April, while security researcher Patrick Wardle was attending the RSA security conference in San Francisco, a Taiwanese friend who lived in the city asked to meet for coffee, and for his help with what she described as a serious problem: China, she said, was hacking her iPhone. Wardle, a former NSA staffer and a…

Apple’s Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Apple’s Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

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Apple describes its mobile devices as designed in California and assembled in China. You could also say they were made by the App Store, launched a decade ago next month, a year after the first iPhone. Inviting outsiders to craft useful, entertaining, or even puerile extensions to the iPhone’s capabilities transformed the device into the…

WWDC 2018: Apple’s New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming

WWDC 2018: Apple’s New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming

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In his time on stage at Apple’s annual developer conference yesterday, Craig Federighi did many of the things that people have come to expect of the company’s senior vice president of software engineering. He wore a blue shirt. He said “isn’t that amazing?” a lot. He undertook a demo with an oddly personal touch—in this…

WWDC 2018: Apple’s Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs

WWDC 2018: Apple’s Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs

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Near the end of yesterday’s WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged that people have been asking for a long time whether Apple would ever merge the iPhone and Mac operating systems. His short answer? “No.” The word “No” appeared in giant white letters on the colossal screen behind him.…