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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with massive Watch Store sale!

Memorial Day weekend is no exception to the epic sales typically found on holiday weekends. In addition to a little R&R, why not spend a minute treating yourself to some great scores for Apple Watch? Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale will offer 20 percent off the majority of our vendors. You’ll […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple frequently forced to give customer iCloud data to police

A locked iPhone can’t be accessed without the passcode, and even Apple can’t unlock it. But Apple has to comply with government requests for iCloud information. And there are a lot of them. The company received 3,358 requests to access personal data in the second-half of 2017, with about half of these coming from the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Save 15 percent on a refurbished Apple Watch LTE

Apple began offering 4G-enabled smartwatches last fall, but it seems people don’t return them very often. It’s taken this long to build up a large enough supply of refurbished Apple Watch LTE units that they can finally be offered to the public. Those who don’t mind a refurb can get this wearable at 15 percent […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Commerce Department Agrees to Let ZTE Get Back to Business

The Trump administration has handed ZTE an olive branch, according to sources cited by the New York Times and Reuters. The Commerce Department has brokered a deal that will allow ZTE to resume operations as long as it agrees to pay a substantial fine, submit to American compliance officers, and wholly change is management team. If ZTE abides by these terms, the Commerce Department will lift its ban preventing U.S.…

T-Mobile Bug Exposed Customer Account Details

The personal account details of T-Mobile customers were easily accessible for an unknown time thanks to a bug in T-Mobile's web site. The site in question was a subdomain used by T-Mobile staff to access customer account information when performing customer service tasks. The subdomain, however, was not protected by a password and could be used by anyone who knew how to find it. Using T-Mobile customer phone numbers, anyone…

Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs

A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents. A jury in that case initially awarded Apple $1.05 billion, though that amount was later reduced in subsequent appeals and hearings. The courts eventually decided to retry…

Essential Cans Plans for New Phone, Puts Itself Up for Sale

Essential Products is for sale, reports Bloomberg, and has cancelled plans to develop a new phone. The company has hired a financial firm in order to help advise it on a potential sale, according to Bloomberg's sources, who also say Essential has already received interest from one possible buyer. Essential, part of Andy Rubin's Playground Global tech incubator, announced the Essential Phone at about this time last year. The phone…

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