Apple

Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.12.19
Right to Repair

Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation

A leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard outlines a program that looks almost exactly like the requirements of right to repair legislation that has been proposed in 20 states.
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
Right to Repair

Elizabeth Warren Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Tractors

It would apply only to farm equipment, but Warren becomes the most powerful national politician to support a consumer's right to repair the things they own.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
Apple

The Most Powerful iMac Pro Now Costs $15,927

An iMac Pro with 256 GB of RAM pretty much just exists for bragging rights.
Matthew Gault
3.19.19
Apple

Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint Against 'Apple Tax' In EU

Spotify alleges that Apple uses its ownership over iOS and the App Store to impose an 'Apple tax' that stifles competition.
Rob Dozier
3.13.19
Hacking

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.19
CYBER

How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.
Motherboard Staff
2.20.19
Tedium

Are Hackintosh Users More Passionate About the Mac Than Apple?

The Hackintosh has become a phenomenon in recent years, despite knotty ethical questions, because Apple’s neglected superfans won’t stop thinking different.
Ernie Smith
2.19.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Hacking

Anyone Can Spy on You With FaceTime, Here's How to Turn It Off [Updated]

A new bug allows anyone to listen in on your iPhone and, for now, there's no fix.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.29.19
scams

I Stopped Using a Computer Mouse for a Week and It Was Amazing

Your life will be so much easier if you force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.24.19
Apple

Apple Thinks Climate Change Disasters Will Increase Its Brand Value

The iPhone maker's filing to UK-based organization CDP shows how the company expects to adapt and thrive as severe weather events become more common.
Jordan Pearson
1.23.19
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