Barely a day after The New York Times published a piece on Palo Alto Networks' discovery of "WireLurker," a new malware threat in China that infects both Macs and iOS devices through USB transmission, Apple has already taken steps to neutralize the damage. In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company noted that the harmful software was "available from a download site aimed at users in China," and now it's preventing affected users from even opening the harmful apps on their Macs.
Occasionally, we like to take a break from featuring Macs on discount and turn our attention full on to the iOS devices that make our day-to-day lives easier, better, more connected (and more distracted). So this week's round up of the latest, greatest deals on Apple gear will feature all your favorite handhelds, so let's get tapping.
One of the big bits of tech news that emerged over the last couple of days was the reveal of reversible USB cord connectors, which means the days of playing the guessing game to figure out how to plug in a USB cord are at an end. And according to photos posted by China's Dianxinshouji.com (via MacRumors), Apple users may be among the first people to see them.
Today we focus on the little guys. The smaller end of the market of Apple products. The entry level. If you've been trying to convince a friend or relative to make the switch, these lower priced options might just be the ticket to helping convince them what you've known all along.
And so the holiday season is upon full force. Well good. We've got good news for Apple, as usual, good news for those of you waiting for your iPhone 5S, some sweet games and some sweeter deals, and free music -- who doesn't love free music? Plus, let's all enjoy a good laugh at Android OS adoption rates as shown above. They're hilarious. All that and more, just step inside.
Apple's Lightning connector may have initially been an awkward transition for those accustomed to the legacy 30-pin dock connector, but it's now inspiring the folks behind the USB spec to adopt some of the same changes.
Apple's Thunderbolt is a technically superior connection to USB 3.0, but its advantages may soon be outweighed by the price factor thanks to the arrival of USB 3.1. Announced this week, USB 3.1 offers speeds up to 10Gbps, matching Thunderbolt every step of the way, but at a cheaper cost to manufacturers. Even with the more powerful Thunderbolt 2 coming soon, the writing is already on the wall for the expensive port.
Sure, the Apple v. Samsung patent trials have been a treasure trove for fans who like seeing prototypes of their favorite gadgets, but what about a look at the guts of one of the earliest iPhone prototypes available?
Nearly two months after the introduction of Apple's new Lightning connector, third-party accessory maker Belkin looks to become the first out of the gate with a dock and auto charger for your current-generation iDevice.