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How a Florida court ruling impacts digital privacy

Early this year, we all watched the legal battle between Apple and the FBI unfold about access to the iPhone 5C used in the 2015 San Bernardino massacre. The feud ended, at least temporarily, on March 28 when the FBI withdrew its case from the courts after a third-party managed to unlock the device. With no real resolution provided, additional court cases have popped up surrounding the critical issue of digital privacy, and this month, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that the government can force an iPhone user to release the passcode to unlock his/her phone. Read More

The big deal about 1 billion iPhones

This week, Apple announced that it officially sold its one billionth iPhone. That’s right, billion with a “b.” In honor of this historic event, CEO Tim Cook announced:

“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day. Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”

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5 hidden iOS 9 features that will save you time and space

Within the many iOS updates that are pushed to iPhones and iPads, Apple offers hidden gems that go unnoticed. Here, we’ll highlight five of these features that can simplify workflow on your iPhone, and even speed up your device when it’s sluggish. All of the tips in this article work with the latest versions of iOS 9, so continue reading to learn more. Read More

PCMag conducts review of AirWatch by VMware

As the competition between the top enterprise mobility management platforms heats up, it’s no surprise that a growing number of tech resources and publications are getting a closer look at their features and capabilities. Last month, we shared results of the EMA Radar report, which ranked AirWatch as its 2016 MDM (mobile device management) leader. It also identified MobileIron, MaaS360, Citrix and SOTI as fellow value leaders. Recently, PCMag conducted its own review of AirWatch, giving it an “excellent” editor ranking after thorough evaluation. Below is a snapshot of some of the information covered. Or, read the complete review online. Read More

Apple vs. FBI — A $5 solution to the privacy disagreement

The legal battle continues between Apple and the FBI about access to the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists who killed 14 people in the 2015 San Bernardino attack. The Justice Department has issued a court order asking Apple to help access encrypted information stored on the device by writing software that would disable its passcode protections to allow an infinite number of guesses without triggering the auto-erase feature of all data on the device that would normally occur after 10 failed attempts. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out, saying that “this would be bad for America” and would undermine digital security more broadly. Read More

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