iOS 8 Security Flaw

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

By on November 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

Earlier this month, researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a vulnerability in the iOS operating system which could allow hackers to replace legitimate apps with malicious copies, giving them access to any data the user entered into the hacked app. These “Masque Attacks” were enough of a threat to convince the U.S. government to release a statement warning iPhone users to avoid downloading apps from third-party sources until the issue could be resolved.

Apple was quick to issue its own response, downplaying the severity of the vulnerability, but further research by Trend Micro seems to indicate that the threat is even more serious that originally reported. More →

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Delete Apple Pay Credit Cards

How to remotely delete all of your Apple Pay credit cards if your iPhone is stolen

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

How to remotely delete all of your Apple Pay credit cards if your iPhone is stolen

By all accounts, Apple Pay has been a huge success for Apple. Despite some initial controversy surrounding the retailers that wouldn’t accept the payment service, Apple has continued to add partners on a relatively consistent basis following launch, giving more and more users a chance to try it out.

One of the strengths of the service is the security it provides, but what happens if your iPhone 6 gets stolen?

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Best iOS 8 Keyboards

Two great new iOS 8 keyboards you can download for free

By on November 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Two great new iOS 8 keyboards you can download for free

While it didn’t pack the huge visual overhaul iOS 7 had, Apple’s recent iOS 8 update was easily the biggest update to the iOS platform in years. The new software, which was initially released in September, included tons of new features and thousands of new APIs for developers. Among them was third-party keyboard support, which iPhone and iPad users had been clamoring for.

Keyboards are a popular category and we see new additions pop up almost every week at this point, but there are two in particular — one that was just updated and one that will be updated soon — that we recommend checking out. And the best part is that they’re both free. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw Masque Attack Fix

Apple says iOS 8 ‘Masque Attack’ has not affected a single person yet

By on November 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Apple says iOS 8 ‘Masque Attack’ has not affected a single person yet

After researchers have uncovered a serious iOS 8 flaw that lets hackers substitute legitimate apps installed on an iPhone with malware apps meant to steal user data, prompting the U.S. government to issue a warning on the matter, Apple has commented on this type of attacked — dubbed “Masque Attack” — telling iMore the problem has not affected iOS users yet.

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Is 16GB Enough For iPhone

How much space is actually usable on a 16GB iPhone or iPad?

By on November 13, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

How much space is actually usable on a 16GB iPhone or iPad?

As apps continue to increase in size and our collective appetite for downloadable content continues to grow, electronics makers are having to rethink the minimum amount of storage they include on their devices. This year, Apple upgraded its iPhone and iPad lines with 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options, removing the 32GB models entirely. But is 16GB really sufficient in 2014?

After wiping his original 16GB iPad mini, that’s exactly what Kirk McElhearn attempted to find out. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Terrifying iOS 8 security flaw has forced the U.S. government to issue a warning

By on November 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

Terrifying iOS 8 security flaw has forced the U.S. government to issue a warning

On Thursday, the U.S. government released a statement for all iPhone and iPad users warning that a vulnerability in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system could give hackers access to their private information, Reuters reports. More →

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iOS 8 Vs. Android 5.0 Lollipop

The dirty secret Apple and Google don’t want you to know about iOS 8 and Lollipop

By on November 13, 2014 at 1:06 PM.

The dirty secret Apple and Google don’t want you to know about iOS 8 and Lollipop

Apple and Google love accusing one another of being copycats but the dirty truth is that both companies have been swiping ideas and features from one another for years. This has become even more obvious with the releases of iOS 8 and Android 5.0 Lollipop, which this in-depth review of both platforms by Dice’s Nick Kolakowski makes clear are more similar than ever before. More →

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Netflix iPhone 6 Plus 1080p Support

Netflix just got a whole lot better on the iPhone

By on November 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Netflix just got a whole lot better on the iPhone

When Apple released iOS 8 two months ago, many app developers were primed and ready with an optimized update for the new mobile operating system. Netflix wasn’t one of them, but on Tuesday, the team behind the popular streaming service announced that the latest update had finally arrived. Version 7.0 of the Netflix app includes full iOS 8 support, Chromecast improvements and, most importantly, 1080p streaming on iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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Apple iOS 8 Update

iOS 8 adoption slowly inches towards 60% of iOS devices

By on November 12, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

iOS 8 adoption slowly inches towards 60% of iOS devices

iOS 8 adoption hasn’t been stellar for Apple, compared to the previous iOS version, but the company has published new iOS distribution numbers on its developers portal, revealing that 56% of iOS devices talking to the App Store have iOS 8 installed, according to data measured on November 10th. More →

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iOS 8 Jailbreak Download

The untethered iOS 8 jailbreak tool for Mac OS X has finally arrived

By on November 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM.

The untethered iOS 8 jailbreak tool for Mac OS X has finally arrived

If you’ve been waiting for an untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 8 that works on OS X, the wait is finally over. Pangu released the latest version of its jailbreak tool this weekend, giving Mac users the ability to jailbreak their mobile devices without having to find a Windows PC or load up a virtual machine. The jailbreak is compatible with all iOS 8 devices, including the iPhone 4S/5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus, the iPad/Air/Air 2/mini/mini 2/mini 3 and the iPod touch. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Huge new security flaw found in iOS 8 poses a major threat to users

Huge new security flaw found in iOS 8 poses a major threat to users

By on November 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Researchers at California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye have detailed what they claim to be a major new security vulnerability that has been found in Apple’s iOS 8 software. The security flaw, which they have dubbed “Masque Attack,” reportedly allows an attacker to replace authentic apps on a target’s iPhone or iPad with a similar app with the same appearance. Any data then entered into the app can be obtained by the hacker.

For example, an app that mirrors the look of a banking app on the user’s phone can be installed, and then the target’s username and password can be stolen when he or she tries to enter them in the malicious app. More →

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Best iOS 8 App Extensions

These are the iOS 8 app extensions you need on your iPhone 6

By on November 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

These are the iOS 8 app extensions you need on your iPhone 6

Apple brought plenty of improvements to its mobile operating system with the release of iOS 8, but one of the most intriguing additions is one that you probably aren’t taking advantage of at the moment. Extensions give developers the ability to extend the functionality of their apps to other parts of iOS, even when the user is running another app. More →

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