In late January, Apple discovered a terrifying bug on FaceTime. This bug allows users to listen in on who they’re calling even if the recipient doesn’t answer. In other words, anyone could eavesdrop on a person’s conversations. The discovery of the bug alarmed many people, leading to countless users turning off the FaceTime app completely. Although this issue was solved, this has not been the only instance where users’ security was at risk. In September of 2018, Facebook hack
With the recent and upcoming releases of the Sony XPeria Z5, Samsung Jelly and Galaxy S8, along with the reemergence of Blackberry, Apple may be in for a run for their money. Apple’s biggest competitor is Samsung, whose latest release, the Galaxy S8, is shaping up to be the best competitor for the iPhone 7. Apple’s latest releases are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a rise of complaints have begun to accumulate about the phone. For one, the phones costs $600+, a price that can s
Apple has finally released the new Apple watch, the company’s first new product since the iPad. CEO Tim Cook explained that the Apple watch will do much more than just tell the time at the company’s “Spring Forward” event in San Francisco. The watch is essentially a miniature computer disguised as a watch, with a touchscreen face and a knob on the side used to navigate the device. Connecting the watch to an iPhone with Bluetooth enables the device to access even more features
by JASMINE ELSHAMY
Editor-in-Chief MTHS hosted a Tech Expo for different technology companies to showcase what educational technology they can bring to our school. The lease with Apple is up, so we will either stay with Apple, or move to a different company. “I really like the iPads. I feel like we have spent so much time adjusting to them, and the teachers are finally getting the hang of using the iPads in their lessons that it would just be a setback to move to another plat
by JADA MINAYA
Section Editor The new iPhones were revealed on the Apple website on September 9, proving to the public that iPhones indeed become bigger and better with age. Apple released two iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus, both larger in size in comparison to previous iPhones – iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches. Along with a bigger display comes a better display. The iPhone 6 carries a 1334×750 resolution and iPhone 6 Plus carries a 1920×1080 resolution.
by CAROLINE GAVURA
Section Editor At this year’s annual keynote address for Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, software – not hardware – was king. While many people were desperate to see the new gadget Apple would unveil, the company decided to show iOS 8, the new software update coming later this year. Before you get too disappointed, you should know some of the cool new features coming with the new software update: Health has apparently become a big priority for Appl
by BRIANNA SICILIANO
Photo & Video Editor Apple announced new products, the iPhone 5s and 5c, at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California on September 10. Over the past two years, Apple has released a new iPhone in September. Many Apple fans eagerly await each September, looking forward to the newest and brightest phone out in the world. This year, Apple customers do not have one phone to look forward to – they have two. Apple claims that the iPhone 5c will be fairly similar t
by ANDREA FRENCH
Section Editor Apple announced new software for all of its products at the annual Apple World Wide Developers Conference on June 10. This World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), held in California, is a place where Apple showcases all of their new advancements for the upcoming year. Apple also allows developers play around with their new technologies and receive feedback before the public gets access to it. This summer’s conference held the most advancements
by EMILY BEZERRA
Social Media Coordinator Apple has made a deal with Warner Music Group and announced the release of a new mobile music app called iRadio at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 9. There are various reasons as to why Apple is coming out with such an app. For starters, it is the best new thing they can come up with right now. IOS7 has experienced delays being developed, so this is another thing they can announce at the WWDC to impress the attende
by MACKENZIE MATIKONIS
Staff Writer Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled the Galaxy S4 Mini on May, 30, 2013. As a smaller version of the new Galaxy S4, it is set to be launched in London on June 20. The Galaxy S4 Mini is 4.9 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide, and 3.7 ounces, compared to the standard Galaxy S4, which is 5.4 inches tall by 2.8 inches wide, and 4.6 ounces. Otherwise, the two phones are almost exacty the same, except for camera quality and price, and of course size. So
by CAROLINE GAVURA
Staff Writer Many people were upset when Apple launched iTunes on April 28, 2003, claiming it would kill the old music industry. On the contrary, iTunes revolutionized the way people can legally acquire digital music, and still does, 10 years later. Instead of having to purchase a physical copy of a CD, put it into a computer, rip the music off of it, and then put it on an iPod, Apple customers can instantly download music right off of their device. Now on
by EMILY BEZERRA
Social Media Coordinator The infamous technology brand Apple has always been successful in the stock market. However, after receiving mixed second-quarter earnings, it is apparent that the company is it not living up to its usual success. Apple is a lead brand in the consumer-electronics industry. The iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, and iTunes have earned Apple a top-ranking position among consumers. Apple’s first-quarter earnings were “lackluster”, which caused the
by CHRISTINE ABRAHAM
Photographer The new iPhone 5 is thinner, lighter, and faster than any other iPhone made. It is also the thinniest smartphone on the market. It is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter thanks to the elimination of the seperate touch-sensing layer in the screen. It has a larger four-inch screen, a more powerful chip, and faster wireless internet speeds. The electronic device will be in stores on September 21, selling for $199 with a two-year contract.
by JASMINE ELSHAMY
Photo/Video Editor Apple brought home a nice 10-digit check after a courtroom victory with Samsung on August 24.
They might not have won on every account, but they surely convinced the nine jurors to award them their fair share due to Samsung’s IP infringements. Samsung did not stand a chance against Apple’s patent portfolio, brought in to demonstrate the exact infringements Samsung’s product showed.
The jurors’ task was to see whether Samsung’s devices i
by TOMMY ALLAN
Staff Writer The Supreme Court agreed on Monday, April 16 to hear arguments in a case that will affect ownership of products assembled abroad, and the first sale doctrine. In 2011, textbook maker John Wiley & Sons sued graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng for purchasing textbooks overseas at a cheaper cost and selling them on eBay without the publishers consent. According to Wired, “[A] New York federal jury agreed with John Wiley & Sons’ position that the first-
by HUMZA ALVI
Staff Writer Autism, a disorder that is characterized by impaired communication and social interaction, can be combatted through the miracles of the Apple iPad, a tablet PC with a variety of functions in all walks of life. The iPad, first released in 2010, has changed our perception about the “disease”.
The iPad is a helpful and very positive way to help children who suffer from autism communicate, but, as with any technological hardware, proper direction is re
by ALISON LEVIER
Staff Writer In a world where it seems like everyone has an iPhone, one question still remains unanswered. iPhone users wonder from the moment they turn their device on what the best apps are. 10. To kick off this list is the Facebook app. Designed to help iPhone users post and stay updated, this app enables the user to do anything that is available on the Facebook website, wherever users may be. 9. Next on the list is Scoops. The object of this game is to ca
by LIZ MARCHESE
Staff Writer New Microsoft stores opened recently in major cities such as Austin, Texas and Palo Alto, California, starting competition with their major opponent, Apple.
The Microsoft store that opened in Austin, Texas is two doors down from an Apple store. It seems that Microsoft’s strategy is to try and lure Apple customers to the Microsoft store. This will allow customers to compare the products of Microsoft and Apple.
Beforethe physical stores, Microsoft
by LIZ MARCHESE
Staff Writer Macs are created so viruses are not able to get into the system, but last month there was a malware attack, called Flashback, on about 600,000 Macs.
The attack was one of the largest-scale malware attacks on Apple computers. Symantec, an anti-virus company, estimated the attackers made about $10,000 a day.
Flashback was able to access Mac computers because there was a security hole in Java software. Oracle, an application server, patched t
by CHRISTINE ABRAHAM
Staff Writer Google Drive is a new online storage service for personal documents, photos, and other media that lets users store files on its servers, sync them to other PCs or Macs, open them on Android devices, and very shortly, iPhones and iPads.
This online storage service automatically saves old versions of files. Users can access and download files from Google Drive on the web if a mistake has been made. The service deletes previous versions only