An American court hearing was cancelled yesterday in a curious turn of events. The FBI has been fighting to compel Apple to unlock the iPhone that was used by San Bernadino gunman Syed Farook.

This case is slightly unusual in that officialdom...


That is the message in the HMRC promotional video on the forthcoming digital tax reporting and quarterly updating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So1U0RzUGcs

Many products now support this OCR technology, but there are a few issues.....!


FBI vs. Apple iPhone

by Leo Waldock on 18.02.2016 10:06

I have no idea what information the FBI hopes to acquire from the iPhone that belonged to the deceased murderer Syed Rizwan but right now they are demanding help from Apple and Apple is refusing to comply.

The iPhone is locked, the data is ...


There's an intriguing read on ZDNet where a bunch of security experts discuss mobile phones. Apple wins over Android, mainly because Apple pushes updates to iPhone as soon as they deem it desirable or necessary.

By contrast Google has to rely ...


Unlocking iPhone data

by Leo Waldock on 29.10.2015 15:36

You won't be surprised to learn that Police and Intelligence people in the USA are keen to check the information stored on the mobile phones belonging to suspects. The law they use, called the All Writs Act, dates back to 1789 and doesn't have ...


iPhone sales

by Leo Waldock on 28.01.2015 22:13
Apple's sales figures for iPhone are truly eye-watering - I mean, US$75 billion sales in one quarter and net profit of US$18 billion? Wow.
And yet, that isn't the most amazing number that Apple produced.
Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the fin...

The definition of a mobile app according to Wikipedia is a computer program designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

Depending where you look and how up to date the information is, but my research indicated over 7...


I fully accept that Amazon and eBay know a huge amount about me and while I may not like the fact, there is little that can be done.

It is a similar story with the household Nectar card which proves beyond doubt that we prefer baguette to sli...


Honestly, I have never written such a daft sentence as 'iOS 7 does not waterproof your iPhone' however there is a first time for everything.

A spoof Apple advert has circulated that claims that iOS 7 will activate a switch in your iPhone 5 th...



by Leo Waldock on 01.07.2013 12:23

I have vaguely heard of Snapchat in the past few months however the details were lost on me. This iPhone and Android app is used to send self-destructing messages from phone to phone, which sounds like a curious idea. Surely we all keep an archi...