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Obscure iOS 10.1.1 flaw lets you bypass a stolen iPad’s strongest security feature

December 2nd at 8:00 PM

Obscure iOS 10.1.1 flaw lets you bypass a stolen iPad’s strongest security feature

With the number of iOS devices out there in the wild, you can bet that if even the most obscure, ridiculous vulnerability exists in the software, someone is going to discover it sooner or later. A new bug in iOS 10.1 and 10.1.1, posted on Vulnerability Lab, seemingly allows users to bypass the iCloud activation lock on lost or stolen devices.

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Apple Charger

You should stop using that fake Apple charger

December 2nd at 4:42 PM

You should stop using that fake Apple charger

Apple’s decision to charge $19 for a charger and then $19 for a cable to plug in has had the effect you’d expect on the world: everyone just buys knockoff chargers off Amazon instead.

But although most chargers you buy off the internet will work just fine most of the time, a series of recent tests have shown that there’s real danger to having a fake charger plugged in at home.

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Stolen iPhones Sales in China

Foxconn senior manager quietly sold $1.5M worth of stolen iPhones before they caught him

December 2nd at 12:17 PM

Foxconn senior manager quietly sold $1.5M worth of stolen iPhones before they caught him

Tsai, a former senior manager at Foxconn, stole and then sold some 5,700 iPhones in recent years, which netted him and his accomplices about $1.56 million. An internal audit at Foxconn discovered the scheme earlier this year, and Tsai now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

December 2nd at 11:21 AM

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Can you believe we’re less than a month away from 2017? New Year’s Eve is just four short weeks away, but we’ve still got plenty of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free to share with you before 2016 comes to a close. Today’s list features 12 different apps on sale, and some of them are almost never made available for free so you’ll definitely want to check them out. More →

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iPhone Tips And Tricks

How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone

December 2nd at 9:45 AM

How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone

Emoji are sooooo last year. It’s almost 2017 and it’s time to change things up. You’ve been sending messages packed full of emoji for years now, just like everyone else. In fact, even your parents and grandparents are stringing together all sorts of emoji in their text messages. Do you really want to keep filling your messages with emoji now that they’ve officially been adopted by the olds? No, of course you don’t — you know it, and we know it. What you might not know, however, is that the answer is already hiding in your iPhone right now… you just have to learn how to uncover it. More →

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iPhone iCloud Calendar Spam

Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

December 1st at 9:13 PM

Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

Some iPhone and Mac users have been experiencing a new annoying issue recently: iCloud calendar spam. What happens is that event invitations start appearing in the Calendar app on iOS and macOS, containing links to fake websites. There are ways to fix the problem, although none of them come officially from Apple, and not all will completely deal with the matter. However, the Cupertino-based company is aware of the iCloud spam phenomenon, it’s sorry, and it’s working on it. More →

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iPhone Battery Replacement

How to tell if Apple owes you a new iPhone battery

December 1st at 3:21 PM

How to tell if Apple owes you a new iPhone battery

Apple is currently in the sixth stage of the “dealing with an Apple Product Fault” flowchart: Grudging Acceptance of a Very Limited Problem Probably Caused by Users. It has admitted that some iPhone 6s models have a faulty battery, which can cause them to shut down abruptly. It’s offering free battery replacements, but only to users with phones it deems to be affected.

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You can finally feel good about buying Apple’s utterly hideous iPhone battery case

November 30th at 6:48 PM

You can finally feel good about buying Apple’s utterly hideous iPhone battery case

Apple’s Smart Battery Case for iPhone is gross. It’s ugly, and there’s really no getting around that. Before today, buying one should have come with a sense of shame and regret, but now that there’s a Product (RED) version, at least you can pick one up and know that you’re doing some good for the world, even if it’s at the expense of good taste.

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iphone vs pixel

No, Google’s Pixel didn’t ‘trounce’ the iPhone on Black Friday

November 30th at 3:57 PM

No, Google’s Pixel didn’t ‘trounce’ the iPhone on Black Friday

Black Friday is a big deal for retailers, and looking at the trends that emerge from the biggest shopping day of the year is a pretty common, but there are lots of ways to interpret data and some are much more valid than others. So, when Fortune declares that Google’s Pixel smartphone “trounced” Apple’s iPhone over the holiday weekend, it’s important to look at the numbers.

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