Tag Archive: Cracking


iPhone 5c hackers think they’re close to cracking iPhone 6

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, a.k.a. the mobile forensics firm which helped the FBI hack the iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case, is reportedly “optimistic” about hacking the more secure iPhone 6. The story in this instance involves an Italian father, Leonardo Fabbretti, wanting to access the iPhone photos, notes and messages belonging to […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Cracking down on police brutality? There’s an app for that

Whichever side of the political equation you fall, there’s no denying that complaints about police brutality are all over the news at the moment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California thinks its got the solution, however: a new…Read more ›

Apple Starts Cracking Down On Apps That Don’t Show Ads (But Do Track Users)

Apple is starting to crack down on apps that request a user’s unique advertising identifier, but not actually show any ads within the app… and Apple may be doing it to put its own iAd network on better competitive footing.…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Cracking Down On Emoji Apps

Apple’s cracking down on apps that have no other purpose but offering emoji — that cute emoticon character set popular with some text messengers — and are kicking developer’s apps out of the App Store if they do nothing else. The reason? iOS 6 already does emoji.

Here’s the email Apple is sending developers:

We are writing to let you know your app, [redacted], has been removed from the App  [Read More…]

Report: Apple Cracking Down on iPhone 5 Supply Chain Leaks

Click the image to open in full size. Apple is playing the role of plumber in the overseas supply chain, eager to patch up any leaks to an entirely new extent. That’s according to a new report that says Apple is displeased with the flurry of iPhone 5 rumors that have surfaced in recent weeks, not the least of which is speculation that the iPhone 5 may not be released until fall of  [Read More…]

AT&T Cracking Down on MyWi Tethering?

Click the image to open in full size. We’ve gotten a couple of tips today from users saying that they are receiving notices from AT&T regarding tethering. These users have been using MyWi for tethering, and are grandfathered into AT&T’s old unlimited iPhone data plan. For one user, the notices began as a simple text message: "AT&T Free Msg: Did you know tethering your Smartphone to a computer requires a tethering plan? Pls call  [Read More…]