Apple Employee Login Hackers

Hackers are offering to pay $23,000 for valid Apple employee login details

By on February 9, 2016 at 1:17 PM.

Hackers are offering to pay $23,000 for valid Apple employee login details

Apple has a high regard for security and secrecy, but that doesn’t mean hackers have simply given up the dream of accessing this particular fortress. In fact, a new report says that in Ireland, hackers are ready to pay up to €20,000, or approximately $23,000, to Apple employees willing to sell their login details. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on February 9, 2016 at 10:33 AM.

BGR readers, you know what time it is… it’s time for a nice big helping of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s list doesn’t have as many apps as yesterday’s did — some of the ones on yesterday’s list are still free, by the way — but it’s got 11 solid premium iOS apps that can all be downloaded right now without paying a cent. More →

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Why Is Apple's Software So Bad

What Apple fans hate most about Apple right now

By on February 9, 2016 at 10:08 AM.

What Apple fans hate most about Apple right now

Apple has a software problem right now, as some of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers have ably documented. Over at The Los Angeles Times, Michael Hiltzik goes over the assorted complaints about Apple’s software and comes up with an unsettling theory: That the problems plaguing Apple’s own applications right now are the same ones that long plagued Microsoft’s Windows. More →

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iPhone 6s Tricks And Secrets

5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone

5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone

By on February 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

We recently published an article titled “25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden” and it was one of our most popular iPhone posts ever. Why? Because over the years, iOS has grown more and more feature-rich, which means there are more and more features that get lost in the shuffle for many users.

Simply put, there is no way to remember everything the iPhone can do. I have even spoken to people who work at Apple who learn things they didn’t know from the tips and tricks content we publish.

Our last post covered 25 hidden features and some of them are awesome — if you haven’t checked it out already, you really should. As we mentioned though, we’ll continue to post nifty how-to content covering hidden features as we find it because you can never know too much about your smartphone. More →

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Apple Watch Confused Product

Influential and beloved iOS developer has some harsh things to say about the Apple Watch

By on February 9, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Influential and beloved iOS developer has some harsh things to say about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is far from a failure. It seems to be growing in popularity with each passing quarter and overall consumer satisfaction with the device appears to be extremely high. Still, the Apple Watch hasn’t exactly taken off in the way that some analysts were anticipating. Nearly one year after the device first launched, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty’s May 2015 prediction that Apple would sell upwards of 36 million units during the first 12 months of availability is downright laughable.

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Touch ID Error 53

iPhone Touch ID ‘Error 53’ issue may result in class-action lawsuits against Apple

By on February 8, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

iPhone Touch ID ‘Error 53’ issue may result in class-action lawsuits against Apple

Touch ID functionality on the iPhone is incredibly powerful and convenient. Not only does it make the unlocking process much more efficient, it also powers Apple Pay which enables users to pay for goods and services using only a fingerprint. Because Touch ID plays such an integral role in the iOS user experience, Apple has naturally enacted a number of security measures around the feature.

Unfortunately, those security measures can sometimes have unintended consequences, something that many iPhone 6 owners have reportedly started learning the hard way. According to a number of reports that began surfacing last week, iPhone 6 owners who had the Touch ID component of their iPhone repaired by third-party contractors are finding that their iPhones have become bricked after upgrading to either iOS 9 or later, only leaving users with a mysterious “Error 53” message.

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iPhone iOS 9 Lockscreen Security

Here’s one iPhone lock screen security exploit you shouldn’t worry about

By on February 8, 2016 at 7:35 PM.

Here’s one iPhone lock screen security exploit you shouldn’t worry about

A newly discovered iPhone vulnerability can bypass your lockscreen code, but it will probably not affect you anytime soon. Security researcher Benjamin Kunz Mejri from Vulnerability Laboratory stumbled upon an authentication issue that affects iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 and iOS 9. More →

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Steve Jobs Apple

How disagreeing with Steve Jobs landed one Apple manager a promotion

By on February 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

How disagreeing with Steve Jobs landed one Apple manager a promotion

BusinessInsider points us to an interesting and little-known story involving Steve Jobs and Donna Dubinsky. Though Dubinsky may not have the same level of name recognition as Jobs, she played an instrumental role at Apple back in the ’80s and later helped spearhead the PDA revolution as both the CEO of Palm and one of the co-founders of Handspring.

In an interesting anecdote from the recently released book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant relays how Dubinsky back in the mid-’80s put her job on the line when she went head to head with Jobs over Apple’s plans to completely revamp its distribution strategy. While one might reflexively assume that disagreeing with Jobs was a surefire way to get belittled, the truth is that Jobs welcomed disagreement and original thought. In fact, many people close to Jobs have said that Jobs would often disagree with people in an underhanded effort to get them to convince him of an idea.

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Wi-Fi Network Issues Bands

Speeding up your home Wi-Fi might be as easy as changing one setting

By on February 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM.

Speeding up your home Wi-Fi might be as easy as changing one setting

You’ve tried everything when it comes to fixing your home Wi-Fi, but it’s still broken and the first thing you should do is check our tips, tricks and hacks to see if any of them help. There’s another issue we haven’t covered in the past that could be causing issues with your home network though, and it has something to do with the Wi-Fi bands that you’re using. Now, Apple and Cisco have just acknowledged the issue and provided some details that might help.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on February 8, 2016 at 12:36 PM.

Holy moly what a Super Bowl, right?!? Just kidding, it was a pretty awful game, though it was nice to see Manning string together a championship so late in his career. You know what will help you get over how disappointingly boring the game was — aside from the awesome Super Bowl commercials, of course? A sweet list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. More →

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iPhone 7 Release

Yup, it looks like the iPhone 7 is going to be huge

Yup, it looks like the iPhone 7 is going to be huge

By on February 8, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

2016 is going to be a very interesting year for Apple, and for Apple investors. The iPhone is obviously the core of Apple’s business, and after the smartphone’s meteoric growth finally tapered off in the holiday quarter last year, negative growth appears to be imminent. Apple bears say it’s the beginning of the end, while Apple bulls say Apple bears are being ridiculous and the company still has plenty of room to grow. Both groups have made reasonable arguments in recent weeks, but it’s the bulls who have a new reason to cheer on Monday morning. More →

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Most Popular iPhone Models

List of most popular iPhone models might surprise you

By on February 6, 2016 at 3:13 PM.

List of most popular iPhone models might surprise you

For years, Apple remained steadfast in its position that smartphones with bigger screens were unwieldy and not user friendly. In fact, Apple in 2012 released an iPhone 5 commercial boasting that the device, on account of its 4-inch form factor, could be operated comfortably with one’s thumb.

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