App Store Malware

iOS apps aren’t any more secure than Android apps, study finds

By on November 11, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

iOS apps aren’t any more secure than Android apps, study finds

A new security report from Checkmarx claims that the walled garden that is Apple’s App Store may not be the safe haven it’s hyped up to be. The report specifically claims that iOS apps have a greater percentage of critical or high severity security vulnerabilities when compared to Android apps.

For purposes of the report, a critical vulnerability is defined as one “that exposes a major security risk with a direct exploit (not needing user involvement). If exploited, the security threat might cause major damage to the application and/or have major impact on the company.”

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iOS Vs Android Gaming

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

By on November 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM.

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

No matter what you think about the Android/iOS divide from either a hardware or software perspective, there’s simply no getting around the fact that many developers still take an iOS-first approach with respect to app development. With games, where development costs are already sky-high, the dynamic is even more pronounced.

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Unsubscribe Email List

New free iPhone app unsubscribes you from annoying email lists in just a few swipes

By on November 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

New free iPhone app unsubscribes you from annoying email lists in just a few swipes

Can you imagine how much more productive your work life and your personal life would be if you didn’t have all that junk cluttering up your email inbox every day? You probably don’t even know how your email address was added to half the lists you’re subscribed to in the first place, but here you are with dozens of emails every day that you simply don’t want or need.

There are a few solid options out there to help you unsubscribe from newsletters and other junk mail you don’t want, and now a new free iPhone app called Unroll.me with a unique approach and a sleek user interface can be added to the list. More →

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Google Maps iOS Update Spoken Driving Directions

Google Maps iOS update gives you real-time spoken traffic alerts

By on November 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Google Maps iOS update gives you real-time spoken traffic alerts

Google Maps just keeps getting better and better. The latest update of the app for iOS adds a terrific new trick in the form of real-time spoken traffic alerts that will let you know about traffic jams and accidents as you’re driving. This feature will pop up automatically whenever you’re using the Navigation feature to give you spoken turn-by-turn directions. More →

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Cortana for iOS Beta Sign-ups

Microsoft is now letting anyone sign up for the Cortana for iOS beta

By on November 4, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Microsoft is now letting anyone sign up for the Cortana for iOS beta

Siri, it’s time we had a talk.

It’s not that iPhone users don’t appreciate you, it’s just that you’re rarely more convenient than simply typing something into Google. I can’t even remember the last time I used you, but don’t worry, I’m not getting rid of you — I just think it’s time I explore my options. So I’m giving Cortana a try. More →

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miniwallist-wallpapers

iOS and Android wallpapers: This stylish collection features over 50 minimalistic designs

By on October 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

iOS and Android wallpapers: This stylish collection features over 50 minimalistic designs

If you’re looking for some new wallpaper for your smartphone, we recommend checking out Miniwallist.com, a website that features more than 50 different minimalistic wallpaper designs that work with iOS, Android and even Windows Phone. Below we’ll go over some of our favorites. More →

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Apple iPhone iOS Encryption

Apple doubles down on encryption, tells judge it’s ‘impossible’ to unlock new iPhones

By on October 21, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

Apple doubles down on encryption, tells judge it’s ‘impossible’ to unlock new iPhones

As long as a new iPhone is protected by a password, pin, or fingerprint, and it’s running the latest operating system for it Apple can’t unlock it, the company told a U.S. judge. However, Apple can unlock for law enforcement older devices. More →

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iPhone Tricks

5 iPhone tricks you need to know

By on October 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM.

5 iPhone tricks you need to know

With the recent release of iOS 9, we’ve already covered an incredible number of new iOS OS features that both iPhone and iPad users alike can take advantage of. Lost in the shuffle though, are some pretty awesome and helpful iOS tips and tricks that, while perhaps not new to iOS 9, are still incredibly useful and not all that well-known. More →

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iOS App Store Apps Private Data Collection

Hundreds of iOS apps in the Chinese market found to be stealing private user data

By on October 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Hundreds of iOS apps in the Chinese market found to be stealing private user data

Right on the heels of a major malware attack on the App Store, mobile analytics service SourceDNA discovered another potential security breach in the form of private APIs being used in hundreds of apps which bypassed Apple’s app review process to collect private user data without the user’s permission. More →

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Apple Employees Secret iPhone Apps

Secret iPhone apps you can only use if you work for Apple

By on October 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Secret iPhone apps you can only use if you work for Apple

Apple is a very secretive company, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that it has a large stable of secret iPhone apps that only its employees can use. Business Insider has put together a compilation of secret iPhone apps that are for Apple employees only and some of them seem incredibly cool. We’ll go through three of the best looking ones below. More →

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Apple Siri VocalIQ Purchase

Apple’s newly acquired company to transform Siri into HAL9000

By on October 5, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Apple’s newly acquired company to transform Siri into HAL9000

In iOS 9, Apple made Siri even smarter by giving its voice-based virtual assistant additional powers to aid iPhone and iPad owners. But Apple isn’t stopping there, as the company apparently plans to improve the quality of Siri in future updates, both when it comes to understanding human speech and predicting the user’s needs. More →

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iPhone Market Share Q3 2015

September data shows sharpest iOS market share drop in months as Android gains

By on October 1, 2015 at 1:16 PM.

September data shows sharpest iOS market share drop in months as Android gains

Apple’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were on sale for nearly a week in September, but that seemingly wasn’t enough time to curb the platform’s steepest market share decline in months.

NetMarketShare is a well-respected market research firm that monitors web traffic and uses that data to calculate market share, though “usage share” might be a more appropriate term. Where mobile platforms are concerned, the company’s data for the month of September shows a relatively sharp drop in share for Apple’s mobile device lineup, while Android enjoyed its biggest gain in months. More →

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