DOJ delays Apple fight after outside party offers help cracking iPhone

Last minute filing could delay encryption standoff

In an iPhone encryption case that has pitted Apple against the FBI, the White House, and every major presidential candidate, there is at least one more last-minute twist: In a motion filed tonight, Department of Justice lawyers said that an "outside party" has approached the agency with what it claims is a method of unlocking the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters — without Apple's help.

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As tablets struggle to find market, Apple doubles down with smaller iPad Pro

There were few surprises at today's Apple event, but there was at least one conspicuously absent announcement that had people talking: Apple didn't update its line of laptops, which have been gaining marketshare but haven't seen any updates in over 300 days.

Blame it on Skylake supplies if you'd like, but Apple executives had one key refrain: The iPad truly is the future of personal computing, according to Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive.

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As Apple unveils new iPad Pro, one question: Do businesses want them?

The future of business tablets still uncertain

 

Today Apple is reportedly announcing the latest addition to its iPad Pro line, a smaller, 9.7 inch device. There's been a lot of mixed reviews regarding how well (or not) the iPad has been selling, but one thing is almost universally agreed on: Tablets have not reworked the world of business computing as many thought they might.

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New breed of storage providers hopes garbage trucks need big data, too

As the Internet of Things and Machine Learning pushes data needs to the limit, where will all the data live?

If a few years ago it seemed like cavernous hard disks might finally outpace the demand for places to put all our data, the tables have since turned — and a new breed of storage startups hopes to help your business buy some room to grow.

According to IDC, the global demand for storage was 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 — but that demand is projected to skyrocket to 44 zettabytes by 2020.

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As cloud hosting wars heat up, Apple turns to a rival for relief

Apple has reportedly moved a large segment of its cloud services from Amazon to Google

Since being named senior vice president for Google's cloud businesses, Diane Greene appears to have been busy: Spotify very publicly switched over to Google's infrastructure after several years with Amazon, and now Apple has quietly moved as much as $600 million of an estimated billion dollar annual cloud to Google.

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