Some FBI Agents Hate Tim Cook

Tim Cook shrugging impishly
The FBI might not be anti-Trump (and even assisted him in win the election), but they’re certainly anti-Apple. At least, a two members are. That’s because, while the FBI can be trusted to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation, they certainly can’t be trusted to defend civil rights. The FBI has tunnel vision in one...

Apple Watch Detects Diabetes in Study

Screenshots from the Cardiogram app for iOS
You can use the Apple Watch to detect your heart rate during exercise. People have been relying on heart rate monitors in fitness trackers for years to help aid in cardio workouts. Keeping a sustained elevated heart rate can improve heart health, leading to a longer life and more energy. Naturally, people like to keep...

Android Sees More Downloads, but iOS has the Profits

Good news, fellow app developers, we’re in the right business! Bad news, fellow Android developers, we’re developing for the wrong platform. AppAnnie is a name many developers will recognize. They help mobile app developers for both iOS and Android track the usage habits of their users. Did a particular design increase user’s enjoyment of your...

Interest in iPhone at Historic Low

Did the price point of the iPhone X hurt interest in Apple’s iPhone? The iPhone has been Apple’s main source of profitability for nearly a decade. Customers upgrade their smartphones far more often than computers or tablets, and iPhones have massive profit margins, so while the Mac might have made Apple, the iPhone made it...

PayPal, Apple, and Others Expose Your Passwords

Today I discovered a security flaw in PayPal’s mobile website and Apple’s autocomplete on iOS. This bug also exists in many Android device keyboards. Many mobile websites show your password as you type it in, to help ensure you haven’t created a typo. I especially use this feature on my Android devices, which often are...

PSA: Low Power Mode Slows Down Your iPhone

Some people keep low power mode on their iPhone all the time. That’s an awful idea. You can see why above. On the right, you have my iPhone X running Geekbench’s CPU test. On the left is the same iPhone X, but this time with low power mode turned on. You can see my iPhone...

Preorder Apps on the App Store

Apps available for preorder on the App Store.
Apple secretly released an update to the App Store that you’re going to love. When I first saw a link to download Life is Strange on the iOS App Store, I was a bit confused. It said “preorder,” instead of download or buy. I had to double check that I was, in fact, in the...