Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino has been a professional photographer, hobbyist chef, hardware tinkerer, independent Apple blogger, Managing Editor at The Next Web and now Co-Editor at TechCrunch. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Security Researchers Claim Apple Technically Capable Of Intercepting iMessages

    Security Researchers Claim Apple Technically Capable Of Intercepting iMessages

    Two security researchers have posted an outline for a talk about Apple’s iMessage security to be presented next month. The report claims that Apple could — but not that it does — intercept iMessages and read them if it wishes. Apple had previously claimed, via its security documents, that iMessages were encrypted end-to-end and that it is unable to read them. Researchers… Read More

  • Free Apps And Games On The App Store Are About To Test Your Data Caps

    Free Apps And Games On The App Store Are About To Test Your Data Caps

    Apple has increased the size of its download limits on cellular networks to 100MB from 50MB. The change comes as iOS 7 launches to the public as a ~700MB over-the-air upgrade to iPhone and iPad users. The increase in size was first reported by MacRumors and we subsequently confirmed the new, higher limit. Apple’s initial download limit for apps was 10MB while not connected to WiFi… Read More

  • Apple Reinvents Its Wheel With iOS 7, Takes Developers Along For The Ride

    Apple Reinvents Its Wheel With iOS 7, Takes Developers Along For The Ride

    Today brings the release of the most dramatic iOS update that Apple has ever made. More people will experience this change in a shorter period of time than at any point in computing history. “Measured by the number of people that are going to see a big change within the same 24-hour period,” says Evernote CEO Phil Libin, “I think iOS 7 is the biggest day in technology ever. Read More

  • Apple’s ‘App Resurrection’ Feature Great For Customers, But Opaque To Developers

    Apple’s ‘App Resurrection’ Feature Great For Customers, But Opaque To Developers

    In the early hours today, a user on Reddit discovered that Apple had updated the App Store to allow users on old iOS versions to download the ‘last known compatible‘ version of apps. At first glance, this is a great feature and should benefit customers with devices stuck on old versions of iOS. But the opaque nature of how the feature is implemented for developers raises questions… Read More

  • The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

    The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

    The Uber app for iOS and, presumably, Android is today getting a couple of new features centered around estimated times of arrival. The app now lets you share your ETA with contacts from the app, letting them know exactly when you’ll arrive. The app also lets you text a live map of your trip to your contacts, letting them check in on you to see where you are in relation to your destination. Read More

  • A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

    A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

    The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements. Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone for a couple of years now. A recent Apple ad touted that more people take pictures with the… Read More

  • An Apple ID Is Now Required For Online Genius Bar Appointments

    An Apple ID Is Now Required For Online Genius Bar Appointments

    Apple is now requiring that all users booking a Genius Bar appointment online sign in with an Apple ID. Previously, users could instead fill out a form with name, address and email in order to book an appointment. When you visit Apple’s online Genius Bar appointment page now, you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password in order to confirm it. The reasons for this are… Read More

  • iPhone 5S And 5C Will Still Not Do Simultaneous Data And Voice On Verizon Or Sprint

    iPhone 5S And 5C Will Still Not Do Simultaneous Data And Voice On Verizon Or Sprint

    One of the longest-standing gripes about the iPhone on Verizon and Sprint networks will not change this time around. The new models of iPhone for those carriers will still not enable you to use both voice and data simultaneously to chat while browsing the web, Apple confirmed to us. Initially, FCC charts, dug up by developer Ryan Ziolko, appeared to indicate that both the iPhone 5s and iPhone… Read More

  • Nest Buys Protection: Licenses Patents From Intellectual Ventures To Fight Honeywell, Others

    Nest Buys Protection: Licenses Patents From Intellectual Ventures To Fight Honeywell, Others

    This morning, intelligent thermostat company Nest struck a patent licensing deal with notorious patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures. There are a variety of reasons for the deal but the primary purpose seems to be industry protection against patent hunters like IV and Nest legal opponent Honeywell. Nest has been battling Honeywell over patents related to thermostats in the courts. This deal… Read More

  • The iPhone 5S-Class

    The iPhone 5S-Class

    The Mercedes S-Class has been the flagship of the German automaker’s sedan lineup since the early 70’s. It’s a car that provides the finest technology that the company has to offer with powerful engines, safety advancements and creature comforts often making their first appearance in any mass-produced vehicle. The Mercedes S-Class was the first passenger car to introduce… Read More

  • InsideMaps: Photorealistic 3D Models of Interiors

    InsideMaps Uses 3D Home Models Captured In Minutes To Build The Future Of Furniture Buying

    The InsideMaps team, which is launching its app today on the Disrupt SF 2013 stage, is applying 3D mapping and capture technology to an interesting problem: How do you visualize furniture purchases in your home before you buy them? According to InsideMaps, you do it by using your smartphone to scan the inside of your home, allowing them to create a 3D model in the cloud that you can then… Read More

  • Do I Like The iPhone 5c Case? Non

    Do I Like The iPhone 5c Case? Non

    Apple introduced some cases to go along with both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5c’s case looks a lot like Crocs shoes. It also makes for one of the most annoying Apple design missteps I’ve seen recently. Just look at this. Look at it: I mean, Apple had the iPhone in hand when it was designing these cases to go along with it. It could have easily made sure that the name… Read More

  • Apple Solicits Developers For iOS 7 App Updates As September 18th Release Nears

    Apple Solicits Developers For iOS 7 App Updates As September 18th Release Nears

    Apple has released the Gold Master (GM) version of iOS 7 to developers, according to reports from Twitter. This is significant because the GM version is likely the last official pre-release version of an iOS release before the final arrives. In addition, Apple is now reaching out to developers in its program to solicit updates that ready their apps for iOS 7. An email, forwarded to us by a… Read More

  • Apple Raises AppleCare+ Service Fees, Launches In Europe And Adds iPods

    Apple Raises AppleCare+ Service Fees, Launches In Europe And Adds iPods

    In conjunction with the announcement of two new models of iPhone today, Apple has also made several adjustments to its AppleCare+ coverage. First of all, it has raised the service fees for accidental damage from $49 to $79 each visit. The plan remains $99 for two additional years of coverage, but the fees each time you bring it in for ‘accidental damage’ incidents have gone up… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 5c Will Run $549, $649 Off-Contract

    Apple’s iPhone 5c Will Run $549, $649 Off-Contract

    Apple’s new iPhone 5c will run $549 for a 16GB and $649 for a 32GB model off contract, according to Apple’s store site. The new iPhone will be available for pre-order on September 20th and will run $99 and $199 on contract. But it’s the off-contract pricing that has been the more interesting story with the less expensive of the two devices. The new iPhone has long been touted… Read More

  • Apple Introduces The New iPhone 5c With A6 Processor In 5 Colors

    Apple Introduces The New iPhone 5c With A6 Processor In 5 Colors

    Today, for the first time in its history, Apple has expanded the iPhone line with a new model called iPhone 5c. The device will come in green, yellow, blue, white and red colors. Apple is also introducing a series of cases to go along with the phones, made of silicon rubber. The device features an A6 processor, 8MP camera and steel frame that’s coated in plastic. That frame will also act… Read More

  • Apple Will Ship Its 700 Millionth iOS Device Next Month

    Apple Will Ship Its 700 Millionth iOS Device Next Month

    Today at its iPhone event in Cupertino, Apple announced that it will ship its 700 millionth iOS device next month. The last numbers for Apple’s device sales came in June, when it had announced 600M devices total. Those figures are likely to get a boost this quarter when Apple unleashes two new models of iPhone on the market. Apple’s sales have increasingly become cyclical, tied to… Read More

  • Massive Wave Of Twitter Phishing Spam Apparently Being Posted From HootSuite Users’ Accounts

    Massive Wave Of Twitter Phishing Spam Apparently Being Posted From HootSuite Users’ Accounts

    Over the past hour or so there has been a massive wave of spam related to a ‘free Groupon of pure garcinia cambogia‘ rising on Twitter. The tweets are coming hot and heavy every few seconds and have targeted celebrity accounts like Jane Fonda, sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and even some TechCrunch writers. Updated below. Many other users appear to be affected by… Read More

  • Follow the Leader With Dick Costolo

    Dick Costolo Warns Against Trying To Be Liked And Lionizing Silicon Valley Figures

    Today at Disrupt SF, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage to deliver some basic leadership tips. The presentation was brief, but seemed like good solid advice that he was directing at the young companies that haven’t gathered “barnacles on the processes of [their] organization yet.” Read More

  • From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

    From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

    “This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.” Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another — since he was 11. That was when he… Read More