Stories by John Cox

Apple reveals unprecedented details in iOS security

An updated Apple whitepaper on iOS security delves into an unprecedented amount of detail about the security architecture and features of the company's mobile OS for devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Security professionals and IT consultants are praising both the company's transparency and its approach to protecting iOS devices, Internet security and users' data.

John Cox | 06 Mar | Read more

In Pictures: How Apple's iBeacon works

Apple's iBeacon is already in many iPhones, whether you realise it or not. The technology was rolled out in several Apple store locations back in December, and had many privacy advocates concerned about the implications for user tracking and security. Here's a breakdown of how it works.

John Cox | 12 Feb | Read more

Apple's reveals iPad Air at 16 ounces, iPad mini at $399

Apple Tuesday announced its "biggest step" with its tablet line, but took only about 20 minutes out of its hour-plus presentation to do it: a years-in-the-making slimmed down version of the 9.7-inch iPad, now dubbed iPad Air, and a high-resolution display for the 7.9-inch iPad mini. The biggest shock: a $70 price increase for the smaller tablet, to $399.

John Cox | 22 Oct | Read more

Critics dump on "Jobs," the biopic of Apple's founder

If the new biopic of Steve Jobs, called "Jobs," was an Apple product, it would end up on lots of blogposts with headlines like "Apple's Biggest Failures" or "Apple's Worst Products," judging from the first round of reviews compiled by the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.

John Cox | 15 Aug | Read more