Need Apple's Decryption Expertise? Get In Line (PC Magazine) As highlighted by CNET, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tried for months to get Apple to help it decrypt an iPhone 4S that had been seized as part of a drug- and gun-related arrest. But it seems that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) gets quite a few requests from law enforcement to help it unlock iPhones, and agents were told to simply get in line. ATF agent Rob Maynard said he tried to unlock the smartphone on his own with the help of various police agencies, but could not find anyone with the expertise to do so. When he finally turned to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), he was told it would be at least a seven-week wait, CNET reported.
White BlackBerry Q10 hits UK via Carphone Warehouse (TrustedReviews) The white BlackBerry Q10 has gone on sale in the UK for the first time, with the lighter hued QWERTY toting handset landing courtesy of Carphone Warehouse. Set to be stocked via the smartphone retailer and offered in partnership with a number of networks, the white BlackBerry Q10 plays host to the same collection of innards as its darker toned sibling, with the new white finish the only difference between the two devices. “Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has done an admirable job with this new handset, the design is a fantastic mix of traditional – with its QWERTY keyboard – and new – using the BlackBerry 10 operating system and touchscreen. In the eyes of our customers, it seems that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s certainly still got it,” Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer of Carphone Warehouse said.
Yahoo’s Mayer Said to Explore Bid for Hulu to Add Video Service (Bloomberg) Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is exploring whether to bid for the Hulu LLC streaming-TV service, people with knowledge of the matter said. Mayer met this month with Hulu senior executives to learn more about the site, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has also expressed an interest in Hulu, this person said. With advertisers willing to pay a premium to run commercials alongside high-quality content, Mayer is seeking to add videos across Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)’s products. Hulu, owned by News Corp (NWSA), Walt Disney Co. (DIS) and Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), offers free reruns of television shows and movies and provides newer programming and earlier access through an $8-a-month service.
Google Rolls Out Push Notifications For Chrome and Chrome OS (Pulse 2.0) Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now making it possible for developers to set-up push notifications on web applications served through Chrome. Google announced Google Messaging for Chrome on Thursday. According to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Developer page, the service “helps developers send message data from servers to their Chrome apps and extensions. The service is intended to wake up an app or extension, and/or alert a user. For example, calendar updates could be pushed to users even when their calendaring app isn’t open.” The service can also be used for stock price alerts or news items.
Why no iTunes for Windows 8 shouldn't surprise you (CNET) Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday said users shouldn't expect a version of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s iTunes that's been specialized for Windows 8's new Metro interface "anytime soon." Though if you've been paying attention to the battle between the two companies, it should come as no surprise that Apple's dragging its feet. iTunes is an immensely popular piece of software on the PC, and has been since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ported it over from the Mac in 2003. There were always two key reasons for that: one was selling content from the iTunes Store, and the other was providing a way for people to set up and sync the iPod, then later the iPhone and iPad.
BlackBerry updates apps ahead of Q10 (News24) As Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) prepares to expand the BlackBerry 10 platform with the release of the Q10, the company is racing to update applications on the BlackBerry World storefront. "Updated versions of Twitter and LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 smartphones are now available for download on the BlackBerry World storefront," the company announced on Friday. Much of the criticism of the devices that represent a new direction for the Canadian-based company is centred on...