Cellphones

FILE - A person uses an iPhone on Oct. 8, 2019 in New York. Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long guarded its software in a walled garden that only Apple-approved technicians can unlock. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2021, it will enable users of two of the newest iPhone models and later some Mac computers to get access to genuine Apple parts and tools to be able to repair them. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

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  • Nov 18, 2021

 

In this Feb. 5, 2021 photo, an Apple store employee is shown in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Such attacks tend to be limited to specific targets

  • Sep 14, 2021

 

This May 21, 2021 photo shows the Apple logo displayed on a Mac Pro desktop computer in New York. Apple is planning to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Will only flag images that are already in the center’s database of known child pornography

  • Aug 6, 2021

 

A shopper tries out the smartphones at a Huawei store in Beijing on Sept. 8, 2020. Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it eked out a gain in sales and profit last year but growth plunged after its smartphone unit was hammered by U.S. sanctions imposed in a fight with Beijing over technology and security (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China’s Huawei says 2020 sales rose despite US sanctions

Phone, network gear and other technology sales rose 3.8 per cent over 2019

  • Mar 31, 2021
A shopper tries out the smartphones at a Huawei store in Beijing on Sept. 8, 2020. Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it eked out a gain in sales and profit last year but growth plunged after its smartphone unit was hammered by U.S. sanctions imposed in a fight with Beijing over technology and security (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in spring 2021 to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in early spring

App Tracking Transparency will be part of software update

  • Jan 28, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in spring 2021 to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone

Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone

BEIJING — If you can make smartphone apps, Chinese tech giant Huawei…

Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone
A pair of Grade 10 students stow their phones in a custom-made holder before class begins. Schools are experimenting with various cellphone policies and a new University of Victoria study is looking into the effects of cellphone use on young peoples’ overall well-being. Black Press files

UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria

Parents, students encouraged to fill out online questionnaire as part of research project

A pair of Grade 10 students stow their phones in a custom-made holder before class begins. Schools are experimenting with various cellphone policies and a new University of Victoria study is looking into the effects of cellphone use on young peoples’ overall well-being. Black Press files