Apple’s enormous cash hoard grew to $237.6 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, up $6.1 billion from the previous quarter.
If the company’s massive cash pile was its own company, it would be the seventh largest in the S&P 500 and the fourteenth largest public company in the world.
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It doesn’t matter whether you added your fingerprint to your iPhone – it’s still trivially easy for anyone to get past the login screen and access your emails and photos.
The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.
“We have enormous computing power in the US government, but we need to be able to bring it to bear without the phone killing itself.”
In the FBI’s court order requesting Apple’s assistance in unlocking the work iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter, the bureau’s first and most urgent demand is that Apple disable the iPhone’s “auto-erase” security feature. This feature (which is not enabled by default on most iPhones) protects user data on a device from would-be snoops by wiping the phone after 10 failed passcode attempts. This protects you and me from thieves trying to guess our passcodes and access our data for identify theft, for example.
Apple engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those now at the center of a court fight in California, according to people close to the company and security experts.
They may be called smartphones but the handsets could be damaging some students’ grades.
In an experiment, pupils who were given a free iPhone used it for social networking and listening to music rather than helping with their studies, and they admitted being distracted from their work.