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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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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Apple still refuses to make the iPad or Mac of my dreams

By on September 30, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

Apple still refuses to make the iPad or Mac of my dreams

Even before Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook Retina laptop and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I wondered whether at any time in the future I would end up finding it difficult to choose between these two devices as my next primary computer. And the truth is I haven’t been able to answer that question now that both gadgets are official. It all has to do with the software they’re shipping with, and Apple has just confirmed may never release the device of my dreams. More →

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iPhone Apps XcodeGhost Malware

Apple warning lists top 25 apps infected in massive App Store malware attack

By on September 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Apple warning lists top 25 apps infected in massive App Store malware attack

After setting up a special help page that provides information about the massive XcodeGhost malware hack on its website, Apple has listed the top 25 iOS apps built using the counterfeit version of Xcode that was capable of injecting malware in apps before they were submitted to the App Store. More →

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iOS 9 Jailbreak

Security agency offers $3 million for iOS 9 jailbreak

By on September 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Security agency offers $3 million for iOS 9 jailbreak

In an initiative dubbed The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty, Zerodium CEO Chaouki Bekrar is offering upwards of $3 million to anyone or group of people who can come up with a way to jailbreak iOS 9.

Zerodium is specifically seeking an exclusive, browser or text message-based, “workable, remote and untethered jailbreak that will persist even after reboot.” The rules add that the exploit should be achievable without requiring any proactive action from users beyond visiting a webpage or reading a text message.

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App Store Hack

85 legitimate iPhone apps that were infected with malware in the big App Store hack

By on September 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM.

85 legitimate iPhone apps that were infected with malware in the big App Store hack

Apple fans have been criticizing Android for years, fighting back against “walled garden” claims by suggesting that Android’s open nature makes it far more susceptible to hacks and malware. This is indeed often the case, but if you think Apple’s closed iOS app ecosystem isn’t also vulnerable to attacks, think again. Millions upon millions of iPhone and iPad users were affected by a major App Store hack that was just uncovered, and now we have a list of some of the apps that have reportedly been infected with malware.

Here’s the bad news: There are some very popular apps on this list, and the odds are pretty good that one or more of them are on your phone right now. More →

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