iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing—and a highly publicized, unfortunately timed security breach—iCloud's two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica. » 9/16/14 6:40pm 9/16/14 6:40pm

Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday. Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata. » 9/15/14 7:30pm 9/15/14 7:30pm

Apple Watch Will Play Music On Bluetooth Headphones, No iPhone Required

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. » 9/13/14 11:47am 9/13/14 11:47am

Tim Cook Talks iCloud Hack, iPhone 6, and More With Charlie Rose

Last night, Charlie Rose aired the first half of his two-part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It was a wide-ranging conversation covering Apple's current products and problems, the future of the company, and (of course) the loss of Steve Jobs. Here are the most important tidbits you might have missed. » 9/13/14 9:00am 9/13/14 9:00am

Apple Is Putting Pressure on Arizona to Stop the State's Anti-Gay Bill

Apple's got a vested interest in Arizona's future—its newest factory will break ground there in 2015, bringing thousands of jobs to the state. And the company is now advocating for local policy. Today, Apple publicly took a stand against the state's highly controversial proposed anti-gay legislation. » 2/25/14 4:55pm 2/25/14 4:55pm

Apple Hired the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent to Work On Special Projects

For some reason, Apple has hired the CEO of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent Paul Deneve to work on 'special projects'. He'll report directly to Tim Cook and presumably help out on future wearable technology that Apple has in store or outfit Jony Ive with tighter fitting t-shirts or something we have no idea what.… » 7/02/13 7:14pm 7/02/13 7:14pm

Tim Cook Was Never Keen on Suing Samsung in the First Place

Everybody knows about Steve Job's famous intentions to go thermonuclear on Android if necessary, but it seems that current CEO Tim Cook wasn't necessarily on the same tactical page. According to Reuters, unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation say that Cook was opposed to suing Samsung when the trouble… » 2/10/13 12:00pm 2/10/13 12:00pm