No Apple customers compromised in Australian teenager’s hack

Apple has assured clients that none of their data was compromised when an Australian teenager hacked its systems, Reuters reported. The school student, from Melbourne, Australia, appeared in Children’s Court this week where he pleaded guilty to hacking Apple, downloading 90GB of secure files, and accessing customer accounts. His defence attorney said the teen hacked Apple several times over the course of a year because he was a big fan of

Teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple

A teenager from Melbourne, Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking Apple, downloading 90GB of secure files and accessing customer accounts, The Age reported. The school student appeared in Children’s Court this week, where it heard that he started hacking Apple’s systems when he was 16. His lawyer stated that the teen hacked Apple several times over the course of a year because he was a big fan of the company,

DStv launches apps for smart TVs, Android players, and Apple TV

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for DStv Now. DStv Now apps for Samsung smart TVs, Apple TV, and Android TV media players are now available, said the company. MultiChoice stated that certain Samsung smart TV models from 2015 onwards would be supported, along with Apple TV 4th-gen and up, and Google-certified media players running Android. “These apps make it possible for DStv subscribers to turn any TV in their house

iOS 12 won’t launch with FaceTime group calls

Apple will not launch FaceTime group calls with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, according to a report by Engadget. When apple unveiled iOS 12, it punted FaceTime group calls as one of the new features – with calls supporting up to 32 simultaneous users. This included a new dynamic user interface which shows all callers in a group FaceTime video call as tiles, which adjust in size and position depending on who

iPhones do not listen in on users – Apple

Apple has responded to questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the US, stating that iPhones do not listen to users without consent, Reuters reported. This followed congressional hearings into Facebook’s privacy practices, after news emerged that its APIs had been exploited to harvest personal data from users. Facebook disclosed that 96,121 people in South Africa were affected by one such instance of data being harvested by an app called

Apple is king among “high-tech” South Africans – BMIT report

BMIT has released its 2018 Digital Lifestyle Measure (DLM) results, which show that Apple remains the most popular brand among high-tech consumers. The DLM segmentation was created by BMIT in 2008 to classify consumers based on the extent of their digital lifestyles. Consumers are classified as DLM 1 (low-tech) to DLM 5 (high-tech), where a higher classification shows a more digital lifestyle. Consumers are scored by answering a list of

New Apple iPhone code names leaked – and there’s 4 of them

Apple’s line-up of new iPhones, set to launch later this year, have received code names – which have now been leaked online. This is according to a report by Softpedia News, which stated that the code names of Apple’s 2018 iPhones are: 801 802 803 804 With four code names, and industry sources stating that only three new models are due to be released, this could mean a special edition or

Computer virus cripples iPhone chipmaker

A computer virus halted several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. factories Friday night, dealing the company one of its most severe disruptions as it ramps up chipmaking for Apple Inc.’s next iPhones. The sole maker of the iPhone’s main processor said a number of its fabrication tools had been infected, and while it had contained the problem and resumed some production, several of its factories won’t restart till at least Sunday.

The most popular browsers and operating systems for PCs and smartphones

NetMarketShare data for July 2018 shows that Google Chrome remains the most popular browser on PC and mobile, while Windows 7 remains slightly ahead of Windows 10 across the desktop platform. Chrome’s share of the desktop market saw a strong increase since the previous month’s figures, dominating Internet Explorer and Firefox. The desktop market data shows that Windows 7’s operating system market share has fallen to around 41.23%, four percentage

Huawei wants to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker

Huawei Technologies Co., which just edged past Apple Inc. to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, wants to be top of the heap before the end of 2019. The Chinese giant shipped more than 95 million phones in the first six months, up about 30 percent from a year earlier. Consumer division chief Richard Yu on Friday said he wants Huawei to be No. 1 in smartphones by the fourth