The tech world was full of surprises this week, but you might have missed them in between Justin Bieber (almost) getting punched by Orlando Bloom and talks of a cease-fire in Gaza collapsing. Cops in Florida appear to be tracking Lyft rides; the NY Times says that Apple may be purposefully slowing down your iPhone; and a Wired writer figured out how to break into his neighbor’s apartment using his smartphone. Here are nine of the week’s most interesting tech stories that you might have missed, but definitely shouldn’t have.
Michael Thomsen is Complex's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, n+1, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.