A smartphone is a digital form of ID for many apps and services.
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Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
The average smartphone user checks their device 85 times a day.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
Who should be allowed inside?
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag.
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Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
What attaches us so deeply to our phones?
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
As the iPhone X rolls out, there are plenty of security expectations and concerns waiting to be verified by users and researchers.
While security researchers are yet to perform a thorough analysis of iOS 11 and Face ID, past issues with the hardware and software of the iPhone point to areas of potential concern.
Apple seeks out the high ground.
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The tech giant has doubled down on its strategy of exclusivity, but does it risk weakening its position in emerging markets?
Many accused Delta, shown here over Tampa in 2014, and other carriers of price gouging ahead of Irma, but it’s just business as normal.
Some consumers were alarmed that airlines were charging thousands of dollars to get out of the hurricane's path. That's actually business as usual for more and more companies.
A smashed screen is just a hazard of having a smartphone.
The guarantees in Australian Consumer Law trump your new phone contract's fine print.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
How safe is it to use an iPhone?
Some of the iPhone's innovations have made users less secure.
Apple’s products would be a lot more expensive if the U.S. didn’t trade with China.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
Firms like Apple inspire their customers to evangelize for their products.
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Firms like Apple are known to inspire cult-like devotion among consumers. But it's often less about the quality of the product and more about the emotional connection they create with their customers.
Apple's design decisions don't please everyone, but in the iPhone the company created something truly revolutionary that has lasted.
The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else.
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The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
A reinvention, yes. But has it taken us in the right direction?
The iPhone mobile revolution put powerful computers in our pockets, but took away our rights to control them. Is that worth celebrating?
Apple's world changing smartphone has had ten years of success, but thing didn't look so good when it launched.
They used to be boring. Now they're little arsonists.