iPhone Security Touch ID

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

By on July 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

A few months ago, Apple was embroiled in a high-publicized legal battle with the FBI over mobile security. If you recall, the controversy began after Apple refused to create a custom version of iOS that would have enabled authorities to bypass the lockscreen on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. In defending Apple’s position, Tim Cook boldly said that the FBI wanted Apple to create the “software equivalent of cancer.”

Ultimately, the legal dispute fizzled out after the FBI managed to purchase software from a third-party that enabled it to bypass the lockscreen without Apple’s assistance. With that as a backdrop, we recently stumbled upon a report detailing a novel way that law enforcement authorities in Michigan managed to access a locked iPhone of a murder victim, without any help from Apple or even having to lay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to a third-party.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on July 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM.

Congratulations on making it to the end of another week! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, but most of them involve going out and spending a bunch of the money you just spent all week earning. Here’s another option: snag these 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale right now for free. We’ve got an app that’ll hide your private photos, a cool proximity chat app, an app that turns your iPhone into a mouse for your computer, a great language translator and plenty more. More →

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Pokemon Go Download

It’s official: Pokemon Go had the best opening week of any app ever

By on July 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

It’s official: Pokemon Go had the best opening week of any app ever

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a cave in a fallout shelter (got extra space?), you’ve probably heard of popular gaming app/dystopian plot line Pokemon Go. It’s mind-blowingly popular, as seemingly confirmed by Apple: Pokemon Go had the most downloads in its first week of any app ever. Candy Crush, eat your heart out.

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iPhone 7 Apple

iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack, but Apple has a trick up its sleeve to keep you happy

By on July 22, 2016 at 11:16 AM.

iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack, but Apple has a trick up its sleeve to keep you happy

Typically, the impending release of a new iPhone model focuses on whatever cool and exciting new features Apple has in the works. The iPhone 7, though, is a bit different. In fact, it’s not unreasonable to say that the upcoming unveiling of the iPhone 7 has been marked by controversy more than anything else.

According to a number of credible reports, Apple’s next-gen smartphone will ship without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And while Apple isn’t shy about discarding popular technologies to the curb, the 3.5mm headphone jack has effectively been around for more than 100 years and is as reliable and durable as it is universal.

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Two of the best iPhone 7 leaks yet both surfaced last night

Two of the best iPhone 7 leaks yet both surfaced last night

By on July 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

Not a day has gone by in the past few weeks that hasn’t brought new iPhone 7 leaks with it. “Boring” or not, Apple’s next-generation iPhones represent the most hotly anticipated new consumer electronics launch of 2016. Companies out in China have gotten their hands on leaked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro schematics, and they’ve been building dummy units in nearby factories ever since. Of course, each new look at these iPhone 7 mockups makes fans even more excited for Apple’s upcoming launch in September.

While you were fast asleep last night, two hot new iPhone 7 leaks surfaced. One shows us a hands-on video comparison of a rose gold iPhone 7 mockup and an iPhone 6s so we can check out all the subtle differences. Then the second is a photo that gives us our best look yet at the larger iPhone 7 Plus/Pro model’s most talked about new feature. More →

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iOS 10 Beta 3 Changes

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

By on July 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM.

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

Apple’s new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it’s a release that’s packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple’s existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple’s latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized.

As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the “issue.” But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time. More →

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Gold Black iPhone Mod

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

By on July 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM.

Love it or hate it, no one can argue that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are unattractive phones. Apple has always had an incredible collective sense of style and design, and that extended to the iPhone right out of the gate in 2007. Perhaps that’s why so many of Apple’s rivals have copied the company’s designs so shameless time and time again. As great as Apple’s designs are though, there are always people who wish something was a little different — no antenna lines, or a flat back instead of a camera bump.

One wish in particular has made the rounds quite frequently over the past two years: people want a gold iPhone with a black face. The bad news is that there’s no sign Apple has plans to offer this sought-after color combo anytime soon. And the worse news for people who want a black and gold iPhone is that it looks even better than you thought it would. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

We’ve gotten plenty of emails over the weeks and months asking us to include more games in our daily posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. Well, if you’re on the hunt for new games but you don’t want to pay big bucks, today is your lucky day. We’ve got several games on our list of freebies including Angry Birds and a bunch of great games you’ve never heard of, and there are also several non-game apps you’ll want to check out. More →

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iPhone 7 Colors Rose Gold Space Gray

iPhone 7 in rose gold, gold and space gray shown in new video

By on July 21, 2016 at 9:35 AM.

iPhone 7 in rose gold, gold and space gray shown in new video

We just can’t have enough video leaks featuring the unreleased 2016 iPhones, particularly since it looks like many people have access to dummy units of the upcoming iPhone 7. We saw a bunch of videos in the past few days featuring the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model, and now it’s time to look at a new clip that shows the device in three different colors, including rose gold, gold, and space gray. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Apple iPhone Encryption

BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple should let the government spy on users

By on July 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple should let the government spy on users

The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the San Bernardino case in early 2016 was one of the most important events of the year so far, as user privacy, device security and terrorism converged in a single case. On one hand, we have Apple, keen on protecting everyone’s privacy. On the other hand, there’s the FBI, a law enforcement agency that demands access to any communication device that may have been used during the plotting of a heinous crime. Apple won that battle, and while many from the tech sector sided with the iPhone company in its fight against the FBI, there was one notable company that argued that encryption has to be broken when the government needs it: BlackBerry.

The irony did not escape us then, and it doesn’t escape us now — BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple is wrong. More →

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iPhone 7 Specs

New Gorilla Glass should make the iPhone 7 screen practically indestructible

By on July 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM.

New Gorilla Glass should make the iPhone 7 screen practically indestructible

Earlier today, Corning announced the impending arrival of Gorilla Glass 5, a more resilient and sturdier version of the glass displays that have graced every incarnation of the iPhone since the very beginning. While previous iterations of Gorilla Glass were certainly functional and did their job well, they were not without their limitations.

Truth be told, cracked iPhone screens have remained an ongoing problem for years on end. Undoubtedly, most users who have owned an iPhone have likely experienced a cracked display at some point in time. The fifth iteration of Gorilla Glass, however, promises to offer more protection than ever before. And in turn, it stands to reason that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will be practically indestructible.

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