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Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Just hours before Apple is expected to roll out the new version of its desktop and notebook operating system, macOS High Sierra, a security researcher dropped a zero-day. Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at ‎Synack, posted a video of ...

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $295.44 to make, says IHS Markit

Dissecting Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone X launch Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus has a bill of materials cost of $288, a sum higher than any previous iPhone, according to IHS Market. Toss in $7.36 in manufacturing costs, and the total expense to make the iPhone 8 Plus is $295.44. Don’t cry ...

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iOS 11.0.1 update causes havoc for some iPhone and iPad users

(Image: Jason Parker/CNET) It seems that no matter how many people participate in Apple’s beta program, the rollout of a new release seems to bring with it endless woes for some users. Must read : Here are the Apple products you shouldn’t buy (and three that you can’t buy anymore) ...

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What's it like using the world's fastest smartphone?

Apple A11 Bionic processor I should be awed by the fact that I own the world’s fastest smartphone, but to be honest it’s all a bit underwhelming. Must read: iOS 11 battery life is terrible According to Geekbench benchmarks, the A11 Bionic processor that powers the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 ...

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Despite smaller share, iOS continues to attract content apps first

HQ shows are scheduled at a specific time, require near-instant reaction, and pay out real money. Android is the world’s most popular operating system, but that does not mean that it s always the first target for mobile developers. For years, for example, Instagram abstained from producing an Android version. ...

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