In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Oct 5, 2016

In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Tuesday announced a new Pixel smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. ...

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Aug 27, 2016

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Apple on Friday urged iPhone owners to install a security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by malware dealers. Researchers at the Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they had uncovered ...

IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Aug 26, 2016

IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will let people pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., ...

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

Aug 26, 2016

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s mobile operating system ...