There’s a big difference between a 4-digit PIN and a 6-digit PIN.
PIN codes, passwords, swipe patterns and biometrics can help secure your smartphone, but they're far from foolproof.
How many attempts will it take to unlock this phone?
Phone with lock and keys via shutterstock.com
The FBI has accessed the data on a shooter's iPhone. What if the device had been running Android?
Big, bigger, biggest ain’t necessarily best.
Packing more into less may appeal to those holding out against upgrading their older devices – something that could boost sales.
How hard should it be for the FBI to get access to your iPhone’s data?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a rally in support of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI access the iPhone of a shooter involved in San Bernardino mass killing.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect's iPhone?
What does it take to get at the secrets within an iPhone 5c?
Apple says it won't comply with a court order to unlock a terrorism suspect's iPhone for the FBI. Here's the technology at play.
The US government is asking Apple to effectively hack it’s own phone.
If Apple concedes to the US government's request to hack its own product, it could end up undermining security and privacy for all of us.
Who’s got the keys to the door?
If our homes and property are protected from the law, by the law, then our digital devices should be, too.
Apple CEO Tim Cook standing firm.
Apple is pushing back against the FBI's order to decrypt the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook for the sake of privacy and security.
This year has already seen the first selfie movie, the first series to air on Instagram – mobile phones are increasingly playing a major role in the film world.
World’s biggest company … and still growing.
Apple is already the biggest company in the world and looks set to grow even faster in the future. Is that necessarily a good thing?
Sin Dee Reel (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor).
Have there been too many transgender dramas recently? There's certainly room for this one.
Why do companies devote so much energy to ingenuity that causes harm?
Cyber criminals have found a way to harvest data from iPhones and iPads using the weak point in Apple's otherwise top security system - app developers.
Smartphone cameras do have their uses but can they rival a traditional digital camera?
The latest iPhone from Apple is out Friday and it offers a bigger and better camera than previous models. But will smartphone cameras ever replace the traditional digital cameras?
There are over 1.5 million Apps available on iTunes, and 1.6 million for Android.
Apps have been with us for less than 10 years, but have changed the way we use our phones.
Are they really worth the cost?
Apple has reported the largest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. This is largely thanks to record iPhone sales of 74.5m units over the Christmas period. With prices starting at US$649 for…
A belt and braces approach is wise.
After various celebrities' accounts on Apple’s iCloud servers were hacked, the company has made a point of addressing these issues. It has made new claims for the security of iOS 8, the firm’s latest phone…
First in line Jason Ray (left) and Moon Ray (right) line up outside the Apple Store in New York, ready for the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6.
Just as with all the earlier versions of the iPhone, rumours abound about what Apple will announce this week in relation to iPhone 6 – new screens, different sizes, powerful chips, faster processing and…
Bad news for iPhone users.
iPhone users in Australia were greeted with an alarming message this week when they tried to use their devices. They were told that a hacker or group of hackers going by the name Oleg Pliss had taken control…