Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

We leave the month of January with an extended edition of the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is crippling macOS Server later this spring and asking administrators to consider switching to open source versions of the apps that make up the server package
  • 18-core iMac Pros are on the way to some lucky folks who ordered the powerful computer
  • One feature to expect in Apple operating systems later this year is the ability for developers to easily port iOS apps to Mac, with iPad apps reportedly requiring little or no changes to run on macOS
  • Apple responds to SEC and DOJ investigations with a statement describing its intentions in throttling iPhone CPUs
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Apple World Today News Update: January 10, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 10, 2018

It's Hump Day™! As we reach the middle of this week, there's not a lot of news that we haven't covered elsewhere, but we still have two kinda creepy stories for you.

  • Remember the "FruitFly" malware that was infecting Macs last year? The hacker behind the attack has been indicted for not only his malware attacks and stealing data, but for child pornography as well
  • A second iPhone fire has occurred, this time in Spain. The uptick in incidents seems to be tied to the increase in iPhone battery replacements taking place due to Apple's discounted replacement plan
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House Judiciary Committee may file a ‘friend of the court’ brief in Apple-DOJ battle

House Judiciary Committee may file a ‘friend of the court’ brief in Apple-DOJ battle

House Judiciary Committee members are mulling filing a "friend of the court" brief in Apple’s encryption dispute with the U.S. government to argue that the case should be decided by Congress and not the courts, reports Reuters, quoting five unnamed “sources familiar with the matter.”

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