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FBI won't share iPhone hack with Apple because it doesn't know how it works

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone, so it can't share the method with Apple

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Why Apple's iBeacons technology has gone nowhere

The iPhone user base is huge, but Apple's commitment to privacy and the difficulty in managing beacons conspire against success

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Apple rebuts DOJ's appeal in N.Y. meth dealer's iPhone case

'Government has utterly failed to ... demonstrate that Apple's assistance is necessary' to crack security, Apple argues

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Mingis on Tech: A quick look at the newest iPad Pro

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get some hands-on time with Apple's new 9.7-in. iPad Pro.

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Apple may rebrand OS X as 'MacOS' this summer

A since-changed reference was spotted on Apple's website

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Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in the 2016 Chevy Volt

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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Mingis on Tech: The littlest iPhone, mystery gadgets -- and a payphone?

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Apple expert Michael deAgonia about the new iPhone SE (in Rose Gold!) and takes Senior Editor Keith Shaw's gadget quiz.

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Will the iPhone 7 win over Android users?

Also in today's open source roundup: Why switching to iPhone from Android is not easy, and Linux botnet attacks have grown larger

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True Tone on iPad Pro vs. Night Shift in iOS 9.3

Night Shift isn't sensor based and auto-adjusting like True Tone. But it works almost the same, and you don't have to buy a brand-new iPad Pro to get it.

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10 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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Unsealed court order shows Apple was ordered to unlock a phone in Boston too

The ACLU is pushing for more transparency in the government's use of the All Writs Act to compel Apple and Google to unlock smartphones for law enforcement

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Surface Pro is still the best productivity tablet

Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro vs. Galaxy TabPro S vs. Pixel C: Fight!

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iOS users might soon be able to hide unused Apple native apps

New app metadata on iTunes shows a new ability for an Apple app to set as hidable

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Apple fixes iOS lock screen bypass that gives attacker access to photos, contacts

Via Siri, locked iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices could have been tricked, allowing hackers to bypass the passcode

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VMware goes after Outlook with Boxer email app for AirWatch

VMware launched a new version of the Boxer iOS app for companies using VMware to manage their employees' mobile devices

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Microsoft takes the lead in apps that work together

Apple's Handoff has seen limited adoption, but perhaps Microsoft's more expansive take will gain wider usage

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BlackBerry makes BBM secrecy functions free

BlackBerry is dropping additional charges for the retract and time-delay functions of its messaging app

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FBI is helping to crack an iPhone in an Arkansas murder case

Other federal agencies in 22 states are seeking vendors’ help to break encryption

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