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Apple says the recent report of an iPhone brute force passcode hack "was in error, and a result of incorrect testing" (Rene Ritchie/iMore)

[2018-06-24 01:25:31]

Rene Ritchie / iMore: Apple says the recent report of an iPhone brute force passcode hack “was in error, and a result of incorrect testing”  —  Update: Apple has provided me with the followi...


How to speed up a slow iPhone

[2018-06-23 23:15:00]

Our tips show how to spring-clean your slow old iPhone and give it a speed boost for faster performance


Apple announces Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

[2018-06-23 22:37:21]

Apple has determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models may exhibit...


Security researcher gets around iPhone passcode limit - CNET

[2018-06-23 20:04:47]

Brute force attack lets would-be hackers run as many passcodes as they want without destroying data, ZDNet reports.


Hacker discovers bypassing iPhone passcode limit just requires a keyboard

[2018-06-23 18:00:18]

Companies like Grayshift help police bypass the passcodes on locked iPhones. One might think that this requires some byzantine hacking skills. Apparently not. A hacker reports that iOS has a soft spot...


Nick Kyrgios causes X-rated water-bottle stunt after being caught on live TV appearing to mimic sex act

[2018-06-23 17:38:45]

NAUGHTY NICK KYRGIOS caused a storm with an X-rated  water-bottle stunt. Bad boy Kyrgios appeared to be mimicking masturbation when a camera focused on him at the Fever-Tree Championships. The world...


2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning? - CNET

[2018-06-23 16:42:07]

What went down in iPhone news this week.


Apple quietly kills Modern Buckle Watch band in the US

[2018-06-23 15:46:00]

Apple regularly kills off products in silence, simply yanking it from stores without so much as a notice. That's how its super expensive gold Edition watches and even something as big as the iPod Clas...


This week’s top stories: iOS 12’s life-saving feature, AirPower release, MacBook keyboard repairs, more

[2018-06-23 15:40:58]

In this week’s top stories: A new life-saving feature is coming to iOS 12, how Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma, Apple finally addresses the MacBook keyboard controversy, and more. Read on...


Where to Download Old Mac OS Software From

[2018-06-23 15:27:49]

Do you have an older Mac that you still use? Or maybe an older retro Mac is sitting in a closet that you’d like to dust off and get some use out of? Maybe it’s a PowerBook that is running Snow Leo...


CMV: Apple’s service program for MacBook keyboards only puts a band-aid on the problem

[2018-06-23 15:16:45]

After years of complaints from users, yesterday Apple officially acknowledged issues with its Butterfly keyboard design on MacBook and MacBook Pro models dating back to early 2015. The company introd...


Casey Johnston on Apple’s MacBook Keyboard Repair Program

[2018-06-23 14:20:41]

Casey Johnston, writing for The Outline: Apple did not immediately return a request from this reporter for comments on whether repairs may now be done on site at stores to shorten the time custome...


Cult of Mac Magazine: HomePod is still hopeless, and it’s (mostly) Siri’s fault

[2018-06-23 14:00:52]

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: HomePods went on sale in Europe this week, and I ordered one. It arrived the very next day. I tried it out, and then sent it back to Apple the day after that. Wh...


Take executive control of your Instagram feed [Deals]

[2018-06-23 14:00:25]

Instagram is a great way to share quick snapshots of your life. But it can also be an incredibly powerful storytelling platform. Unfortunately, the Instagram interface doesn’t make it easy to think...


New lawsuit takes issue with Apple’s ‘brilliantly scratch-resistant’ Apple Watch marketing

[2018-06-23 13:34:03]

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its marketing for the Apple Watch. While the company markets the device as “brilliantly scratch-resistant,” an Ontario man is taking issue with that as he claims the...


Making The Grade: Apple’s biggest mistake in K-12 happened in 2006

[2018-06-23 13:00:47]

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying...


Facebook testing new feature to help you track the time you spend in its app

[2018-06-23 13:00:36]

Amid a growing push towards improved digital health, Facebook is seemingly testing a new tool that would show users how long they spend on the platform per day. As reported by TechCrunch, the “Your...


Security researcher shows how to brute force iPhone passcodes [Video]

[2018-06-23 12:40:03]

According to a new report from ZDNet, security researcher Matthew Hickey has discovered a new way to bypass the passcode lock on any iOS device. Hickey claims that his brute force tactic works at leas...


World Cup group qualifying scenarios for every team as knockout stage nears

[2018-06-23 12:23:14]

By the end of Sunday, all teams will have played two of their three group games. The group stage ends Thursday, but a lot has already been decided.        


App Roundup: GarageBand, Anchor, Hopster Coding Safari, Microsoft News, more!

[2018-06-23 12:01:53]

New apps and updates to existing software releases arrive in the App Store and other digital storefronts every day, with the sheer number of them too large to monitor. AppleInsider has comp...


Today in Apple history: Power Mac G5 packs world’s first 64-bit CPU

[2018-06-23 12:00:54]

June 23, 2003: Apple launches its gorgeous Power Mac G5, a powerhouse desktop computer with a perforated aluminum chassis that earns it the affectionate nickname the “cheese grater.” Starting at a...


Stacking the deck: Google wins again

[2018-06-23 11:00:00]

The Macalope regrets to announce that for the 10 billionth time running… Google has won again. Someone please shut the lights out in Cupertino.You know, for all the times that Google’s been dec...


How to find and delete duplicate files on Mac

[2018-06-23 08:37:00]

We show how to clear valuable space by finding and deleting duplicate files which could be slowing down your Mac


Genius Redditor Posts Master List of iPhone Hacks: These Are the Best 6

[2018-06-23 07:00:00]

The developer’s beta of iOS 12 has given certain smartphone geeks at glimpse at what Apple’s upcoming software will bring in the fall. But for those of us that don’t want to spend $99 for a like...


Researcher finds method to bypass iOS passcode entry limit without losing data on devices with firmware as recent as iOS 11.3; requires connection to a computer (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

[2018-06-23 00:40:15]

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: Researcher finds method to bypass iOS passcode entry limit without losing data on devices with firmware as recent as iOS 11.3; requires connection to a computer  —  The a...


Set The ‘Days Without a Facebook Privacy Beach’ Counter to Zero

[2018-06-23 00:32:38]

Really, I just loved the first line of this piece by Josh Constine at TechCrunch, enough so I needed to make a nice graphic for it. It’s all about how Facebook leaked a bunch of app data meant for a...


Apple will replace some faulty MacBook keyboards video - CNET

[2018-06-23 00:09:47]

Apple promises to fix issues with the butterfly switch keyboards on some of its newer MacBook and MacBook Pro models free of charge.


Some of the Best Tech Ads in Last 35 Years

[2018-06-22 23:21:23]

This is far from a comprehensive list of the best tech ads in the last 35 years, but it’s a quick trip back in time to some of the best. Writing for TechCrunch, Sarah Wells offers thoughts and the v...


How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free

[2018-06-22 23:00:40]

Apple has launched a keyboard repair program.This program is for MacBook and MacBook Pro models with butterfly keys. The program is designed to address


Apple Finally Offers Fixes for Faulty Butterfly Keyboards, Acknowledging the Design Sucks

[2018-06-22 22:55:00]

At this point, it’s no secret that the butterfly keyboard used on newer models of Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops have a litany of issues. Apple might be the last to recognize it, but the...


Stream video to your TV from any iPhone or Android with this $33 device

[2018-06-22 22:32:11]

It’s pretty rare to find devices out there that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices, but we found one that you’re going to love. If you’re platform agnostic and you use multiple dev...


Privacy Control Overhaul Takes Center Stage in Google Accounts Update

[2018-06-22 22:31:10]

Google released its shiny new accounts page update today, featuring a sleek redesign with emphasis on transparency, as well as upgraded privacy and security settings. The new update retools the accoun...


Here’s all of the awards Apple took home at Cannes Lions 2018

[2018-06-22 22:30:56]

2018’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has just wrapped up, and all of the award winners have been announced. Apple has historically had a significant presence at the festival, but...


Supreme Court Gives Privacy a Lifeline, Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Tower Data

[2018-06-22 22:30:17]

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) gave privacy a bit of a lifeline on Friday by ruling that a warrant is required to get cell phone tower location data from carriers.


Renders Show 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with Larger Camera, Bezels

[2018-06-22 22:15:55]

Most reports agree that this year’s lineup of iPhones will all look, more or less, like iPhone X-style devices. But a new set of renders suggest that there could be slight differences. Tech outlet B...


Apple finally acknowledges its new MacBook keyboards suck

[2018-06-22 22:14:04]

The butterfly keyboards on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro are officially defective. After months of outcry from angry customers, Apple has finally acknowledged that the new keyboards have some seriou...


Apple quietly discontinues Modern Buckle band, first of the original Apple Watch styles to disappear

[2018-06-22 22:05:21]

Going seemingly under the radar, Apple has quietly killed off its the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band entirely. Looking at Apple’s Watch band page now, it is no longer selling the band at all.


9to5Rewards: Get August’s Smart Lock Pro + Connect & Smart Keypad bundle $79 off

[2018-06-22 22:00:06]

This month we’ve partnered with August Home to offer 9to5 readers an exclusive $79 off August Smart Lock Pro + Connect & Smart Keypad bundle. That’s equivalent to getting the Smart Keypad for fre...


Why Isn’t This Ingenious iPhone Feature More Popular?

[2018-06-22 21:44:43]

Back in 2014, Apple launched a unique “peek and pop” function with the introduction of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus called 3D Touch. By applying a certain amount of pressure while interacting with an...


Apple Launches Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Pro

[2018-06-22 21:41:24]

Apple said that affected devices may have “one or more keys or the whole keyboard” replaced for free, and those who have already paid for such service may be eligible for a refund.


Apple Just Ruined Its Most Expensive Apple Watch

[2018-06-22 21:39:07]

...More about Apple, Apple Watch, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Tech


Analysis: Amazon’s Plans for a Family Robot

[2018-06-22 21:33:21]

Back in April, we learned that Amazon is working on a family robot. Now, LoupVentures  has gone into considerable detail in its analysis of this project. In part: “Amazon’s robot could open up ne...


Apple acknowledges unresponsive or "sticky" key problem for some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, launches free repair program (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)

[2018-06-22 21:32:59]

Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple acknowledges unresponsive or “sticky” key problem for some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, launches free repair program  —  Apple today launched a new MacBook...


How to prepare for the iOS 12 public beta

[2018-06-22 21:27:20]

Apple has shared that it will open up its public beta program for iOS 12 (along with macOS Mojave and tvOS 12) this month. Are you considering running the latest software on your iPhone or iPad? Follo...


The best tech ads of the last 35 years

[2018-06-22 21:15:00]

Last week the Association of Independent Commercial Producers announced the winners of its annual awards honoring...


50 (Almost) Ways to Leave Your Lover (High Sierra) for macOS Mojave

[2018-06-22 21:13:43]

With macOS Mojave now in developer beta, many will want to try it out as soon as the public beta is released. There are some ways to do this with care and caution and still have fun.


∞ Apple launches Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

[2018-06-22 21:04:48]

Apple on Friday said it is launch a Keyboard Service Program for customers of the MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. Apple told me that the issue was affecting only a small percentage of these units....


Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky’ keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs

[2018-06-22 21:04:12]

Apple today launched a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that it says covers a small percentage of users that might experience sticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys. An Apple spokes...


Setapp 1-Year Subscription: $69

[2018-06-22 21:00:30]

Our friends at Stack Commerce put together a great deal for us on Setapp from MacPaw. With one subscription, you get access to more than 60 curated apps all in a single, easily navigable library. One...


Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app

[2018-06-22 20:56:00]

Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your...


Cops Need a Warrant to Collect Your Location Data, Supreme Court Rules

[2018-06-22 20:52:49]

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement organizations will need warrants to harvest location data from smartphone users. It’s the first case involving smartphone location data that the...


Tinder explores becoming slightly less of a hookup app

[2018-06-22 20:30:50]

Tinder Picks is a feature this dating app is testing that might make it a better way to find people you’re compatible with emotionally, not just sexually. Picks takes the user’s profile and shows...


Right now is the absolute worst time to buy an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro

[2018-06-22 20:26:10]

Keep your money in your wallet, because now is the absolute worst time to buy a MacBook or MacBook Pro...


Foxconn’s risky reliance on just one customer – Apple – seems to be waning

[2018-06-22 20:01:12]

Over at Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., a smaller unit that recently went public in Shanghai...


Amazon brings its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app to iOS

[2018-06-22 19:57:00]

Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited first launched onto Fire devices in 2012. The curated video and book service made the jump to Android last year and has just landed on iOS. It brings with it t...


Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: The promise of a voice-controlled future not yet delivered

[2018-06-22 19:53:57]

At the beginning of the month, Amazon announced the new $119 Fire TV Cube, a hybrid Echo device and streaming media player that promises a glimpse into the future of content consumption. As set-top bo...


Canadian Man Sues Apple over Scratches on His Apple Watch

[2018-06-22 19:52:03]

A Toronto, Ontario man is levying a lawsuit at Apple for scratches that he made himself on his Apple Watch. Dean Lubaki, 21, filed a small-claims court application with the Ontario Superior Court of J...


Lagardere Studios’ Imagissime Unveils New Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)

[2018-06-22 19:39:29]

Lagardere Studios’ production label Imagissime is developing several internationally-driven documentaries, including “Living Under the Third Reich” and “The Rise of Modern Cooking.” “The R...


Lagardere Studios’s Imagissime Unveils Fresh Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)

[2018-06-22 19:39:29]

Lagardere Studios’s production label Imagissime is developing several internationally-driven documentaries including “Living Under the Third Reich” and “The Rise of Modern Cooking.” “The R...


App brings one of Mac’s best Finder features to your Windows PC

[2018-06-22 19:37:14]

It’s okay to use a PC alongside your Mac, but you’ll find that some of the best macOS features aren’t available in Windows. One of those is Finder’s awesome preview function, but you don’t h...


6 Advanced Weather Apps for iPhone You Have to Try

[2018-06-22 19:32:44]

Apple’s default Weather app for iOS has been with us since the beginning. It features beautiful imagery, is easy to use, and is overall a great tool for knowing what to expect from Mother Nature’s...


Advertisers Grapple Over Whether to Support Fox News’ Laura Ingraham

[2018-06-22 19:30:08]

Laura Ingraham has become a hot potato in recent months for advertisers on Fox News Channel. She isn’t cooling down. A spokeswoman for InterActive Corp. says the digital media and commerce company w...


Top 100 best technology blogs for developers to follow in 2018

[2018-06-22 19:27:12]

These are technology bogs that I read, that inspire me and that I think make a great recommendation for every developer...


How to Tint Your iPhone Screen to Look More Saturated

[2018-06-22 19:15:00]

The almighty image filter has shown us just how powerful the slightest image tweak can be. You may not know it, but your iPhone is capable of doing the same color-tweaking for its entire display....


How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

[2018-06-22 19:09:00]

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and wh...


Apple’s future-gen A13 SoC likely to remain 7nm

[2018-06-22 19:01:39]

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started commercial production of chips built using...


Amazon’s unlimited reading app finally arrives on iOS

[2018-06-22 19:00:56]

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited just made the jump to to the Apple App Store. This service for children ages three to twelve offers thousands of books, movies, and games for a flat monthly fee. The service...


The MacBook Touch Bar Helps Customers who need Accessibility

[2018-06-22 18:57:59]

Redditor u/cozygodal shared a story of using the MacBook Touch Bar. A lot Apple customers (including the press) don’t like the Touch Bar and think it’s a gimmick. But u/cozygodal found it helpful...


Reddit iOS app joins fight to be your news source, expanding ‘News tab’ beta to most users

[2018-06-22 18:56:32]

After initially launching a limited test of its News tab feature, Reddit is bringing the update to most users of its iOS app today in a wide beta rollout.


New Service Cryptee Gives You a Private Google Docs

[2018-06-22 18:50:48]

A Redditor announced a service called Cryptee, which aims to give you a private Google Docs, as well as encrypted cloud storage.


ZDNet: FileMaker 17 is more accessible and more connected

[2018-06-22 18:29:56]

The previous FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Advanced are now combined in a single version...


Whiny Watch wearer sues Apple for scratched finish, ‘mental stress’

[2018-06-22 18:29:03]

A Toronto man is suing Apple in small-claims court over scratches on his Apple Watch Series 3, which Apple markets as being “brilliantly scratch-resistant.” Following the court filing, Apple alleg...


Apple Orders French Series Calls as an English Adaptation

[2018-06-22 18:28:03]

As part of the deal it also acquired the rights to the first season of the original French work.


Reddit upgrades News tab, which surfaces content from subreddits frequently engaging with news, from alpha to beta and makes it available to most iOS users (reddit)

[2018-06-22 18:25:18]

reddit: Reddit upgrades News tab, which surfaces content from subreddits frequently engaging with news, from alpha to beta and makes it available to most iOS users  —  People have come to Reddit...


Malaysian CEO Dies After Exploding Smartphone Sparks House Fire

[2018-06-22 18:21:18]

Nazrin Hassan, founder and CEO of Malaysia-based tech-industry upstart, Cradle Fund, has reportedly succumbed to his death at the hands of his Blackberry or Huawei smartphone, which allegedly exploded...


How to Save Zip Files to iPhone or iPad

[2018-06-22 18:15:21]

The latest versions of iOS make it easy to download and save Zip files to an iPhone or iPad. This is achieved thanks to the new Files app, which allows an iOS device to interact with files and data di...


Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

[2018-06-22 18:15:00]

Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they’re not immune from attack. Even if you don’t care about adware or being used as a means to infect users on other platfor...


A Fighting Robot Called Super Anthony is on Kickstarter

[2018-06-22 18:07:51]

There’s a fighting robot on the Kickstarter scene called Super Anthony. It’s 15 inches tall and weighs 4.6 pounds, but it can punch with the power of a human at 99 pounds. It’s programmed with f...


What is the Strategy With the Apple Health Platform?

[2018-06-22 17:55:01]

Over on Quora, a website where you can ask questions, someone asked: “What is Apple’s strategy with their health platform?” User Mills Baker gave an interesting answer, saying that the Apple hea...


Pokémon GO Isn’t Dead: 15+ New Reasons to Keep Playing the Hit Game

[2018-06-22 17:42:22]

Almost two years ago, Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokémon Company introduced the world to Pokémon GO. The game was an instant hit and its popularity resulted in many players being unable to play the...


Apple acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with new repair program

[2018-06-22 17:35:23]

Apple has officially acknowledged that there are problems with its “butterfly” mechanism built into the keyboards of the recent MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. The company is now offering a...


Supreme Court rules police need a search warrant to track your iPhone

[2018-06-22 17:30:04]

The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down a victory for privacy advocates: police can no longer access mobile phone tracking data without a warrant.   Wireless providers know which of its cell towers e...


Take a sneak peek at the cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018

[2018-06-22 17:16:48]

Apple will introduce three new iPhones this fall, according to recent reports. Its most popular is expected to be a brand new model with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, which will be more affordable than the r...


Canadian sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches that he made

[2018-06-22 17:16:11]

A Canadian man has filed suit in small claims court, alleging the scratch on his Apple Watch proves...


Apple Launches Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

[2018-06-22 17:10:08]

New Apple support document: Apple has determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors: Letters or...


Movies Anywhere puts your movies everywhere (50 Essential iOS Apps #29)

[2018-06-22 17:00:46]

Owning digital movies used to be a pain in the neck. Movies bought on iTunes were trapped on Apple devices, Google Play movies on Google’s service, and Amazon purchases in Prime Video. At the same t...


Amazon’s kid-friendly FreeTime app hits iOS as Facebook’s Messenger Kids reaches new countries

[2018-06-22 16:52:04]

While Apple is only getting started with its Screen Time feature in iOS 12, both Amazon and Facebook are expanding their kid focused apps.


Apple, Audi, BMW agree on standard for using smartphones as car keys - Roadshow

[2018-06-22 16:47:25]

The Connected Car Consortium is trying to standardizing NFC technology that would let you drive your car without a traditional key fob.