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Apple, FBI investigating massive celeb photo leak

Published by on Sep 2nd, 2014, No Comments

Hack attack

As you may of heard, a massive hacking attack was carried out over the weekend, targeting more than two dozen celebrities’ personal cloud storage accounts.

The attack apparently leaked hundreds of intimate, graphic photos of A-list celebrities, which has left them with egg on their face and has raised big concerns about the privacy and security of cloud storage.

The private images of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, were posted to online public messaging boards 4chan and Reddit. The alleged attacker claimed that he or she has more photos and was asking for donations in either real money or Bitcoin to release more images.

It is believed that most of the images were hacked from the celebrities’ iCloud accounts, which, of course does not look good for Apple.

Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Apple, said in a statement that Apple is ‘actively investigating’ the report and that they take user privacy ‘very seriously’. However, Apple is not the only party getting involved in the investigation.

According to the BBC, Jennifer Lawrence – who seems to be the most affected by the hack – requested an investigation into the matter and now the FBI is getting involved.  (more…)

iWatch rumoured to cost around $400

Published by on Sep 2nd, 2014, 3 Comments

iwatchWith the rapidly approaching Apple event on the 9th of September every iFan around wants to know what will be presented, when will it be available and most importantly what will it cost me? All of the latest rumours agree that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 (both models) as well as the iWatch on their 9/9/2014 event. Whilst the smartphone prices should be in line with competitors and previous releases it is still unclear what kind of hole the Apple wearible tech will make in the consumer’s pocket. Now some credible sources have come to the party… (more…)

Aerial shots of first stages of Apple’s spaceship campus

Published by on Sep 1st, 2014, No Comments

Apple Spaceship Campus

Almost a year ago, we reported on Apple’s extensive plans for their new, spaceship-like campus in Cupertino, California. And while we know that the project has been on track for quite some time, one YouTuber filmed some sneaky ‘spy shots’ of the campus from high up above.

The spaceship campus, which gets its name from it’s circular design looking very much like a mothership, started construction at the start of the year.

Now still in its first stage of construction, the campus looks set to be the biggest Apple campus as of yet. The building will sit on a mammoth 2.8 million square-feet and will house up to 14 000 employees.

It is four stories high, with a 4-story ‘ring of glass’ surrounding the entire building. It is designed to be a ‘green’ building with the roof made up entirely of solar panels.

Although it doesn’t look like it now, the building will be surrounded by acres of green space. For now, however, it wouldn’t be strange if you confused the construction sight for some weird, alien-like crop circle. (more…)

Apple launching the iPhone 6 and iWatch on Sept 9th

Published by on Aug 28th, 2014, No Comments

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September is shaping up to be a massive month for mobile devices once again. We were already expecting the new 4.7-inch iPhone to be launched on this date, but new reports suggest that we will also see the reveal of the much rumoured iWatch. (more…)

Apple patents flexible display tech that mimics physical buttons (video)

Published by on Aug 27th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Apple has a new patent granted by the United States Patent Office that describes various control mechanisms that could be used with flexible displays, to replace components such as physical buttons with more durable and resilient alternatives. (more…)

China Telecom accidentally leaks iPhone 6 image on Weibo

Published by on Aug 26th, 2014, 5 Comments

iPhone 6 leak Weibo

Well isn’t this a fortunate accident. According to various Chinese reports, China Telecom has accidentally leaked an official looking image of the iPhone 6 on Weibo – China’s version of Twitter.

The image is the first of the supposed official iPhone 6 images. And while there is (naturally) still speculation concerning the image, it is the most official looking picture we’ve ever seen.

Adding fuel to the flame that it is, in fact, an official image, is the fact the China Telecom subsequently deleted the post. Obviously, they realized their mistake, and tried to cover it up.

However, as we all know, once you put something up on the internet, someone will always find a way to save it.  (more…)

iPhone 6 to include 128GB storage options

Published by on Aug 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Some people have likened the choice of which iPhone variant to choose to something a bit more dramatic to reality, but we can understand their opinions. With Apple blindly sticking to the ‘no expandable storage’ mantra, some have said that the price difference between the different storage option isn’t quite worth it with Android devices offering expandable microSD slots which will cost you a lot less.

Usually the 16GB model is akin to other flagship phones when it comes to price and the larger storage options much pricier than its competition. (more…)

Report: Apple plans reversible USB cable for iPhone 6

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, 5 Comments

Reversible USB port

We all know that USB plugs can be annoying. There is only one ‘right side up’ and more often than not, we get frustrated by first having to figure our which side up is the right side, before you can plug your device into a USB port.

Apple is reportedly looking to eradicate this frustration, by making their Lightning cable for the iPhone 6 reversible.

This means that the cable will be able to plug into any USB port form any orientation – thus eliminating the struggle of having to figure out which side is ‘up’.  (more…)

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