Tag Archive: Locked

U.S. government says you won’t get locked up for jailbreaking

Great news for people who are looking forward to jailbreaking that Apple TV that’s on its way to you this week: The Library of Congress has amended the law to render after-market firmware modification completely legal in the United States. Small questions like legality haven’t stopped people from opening up their gadgets before, but they’ll […]

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

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This Blade is a sharp way to keep your MacBook locked down

For my car, I have an anti-theft device call the Club. It is a telescoping device that hooks on each side of the steering wheel and locks in place with a key. Can it be broken? Probably, but the idea…

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Power Vault: Keep Power Locked Away Until You Need It [Deals]

The Power Vault features a polished design and reinforced protective case power-packed with an unparalleled rechargeable 10,000mAh battery. The dual USB ports allow for any two devices (smartphone, tablet, USB-­connected devices) to be rapidly charged within minutes, all the while…

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KeyMe Wants To Make Sure You Never Get Locked Out Of The House Again

HomeKeyMe is a New York-based startup that has released an iPhone app for storing and and securely sharing digital copies of physical keys. Yes, you read that right. Instead of going completely digital and abandoning the concept of a traditional lock and key altogether, KeyMe is blending the analog with the digital. The app stores […]

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Dropbox CEO Warns Apple Users Against Getting Locked Into iCloud

iCloud Storage Extended

Apple’s iCloud service hasn’t been perfect, but it’s performed fairly well since its debut in 2011.

Dropbox’s CEO on the otherhand thinks that Apple’s users really shouldn’t get too invested into the data-synching service, because it will probably hurt them in the long run.

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston criticized Apple and said that Cupertino’s self-interested thinking is stifling progress. Houston’s biggest criticism against Apple is  [Read More…]

iPad Mini Seems Locked In For November 2nd Launch

The iPad mini’s little price tag could have an impact on 9.7-inch iPad sales.

The iPad mini will be announced next October 23rd, but when’s it actually going on sale? Common sense and looking at what Apple has done in the past would dictate November 2nd, which is what previous internet rumor suggested. Now we’re hearing confirmation of that date from loftier sources.

Darrel Etherington at Techcrunch reports:

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Force Empty Trash in Mac OS X When File is Locked or In Use

Force Empty the Trash if a file won't delete

Mac OS X can sometimes throw permissions errors when trying to delete files or empty the Trash. The most common variations of the errors are usually �Operation cannot be completed because the item �File� is in use� or �because the file is locked�, sometimes you can get around this by just quitting open applications or rebooting the Mac, but if you don�t want  [Read More…]

Weird iOS 5 Bug Lets Preying Eyes View Saved Photos On A Locked iPhone

A�Canadian technical consultant by the name of�Ade Barkah has uncovered a particularly weird bug in iOS 5 that lets anyone see a locked iPhone�s Camera Roll from the device�s lock screen. The only catch is that viewable photos must have a time stamp that�s newer than the iPhone�s internal clock.

If an iPhone�s clock were to ever roll back or get manually set to  [Read More…]

Apple, HP headquarters locked down as police chase homicide suspect


At least three of Apple�s Cupertino Campus buildings and Hewlett-Packard�s headquarters were shut down as police chase the suspect of a multiple homicide.

Radio station KQED�s extensive reporting during the day has it that suspect Shareef Allman, an employee of� a Cupertino quarry, was at an early work meeting this morning attended by around 15 employees.� Allman left the meeting, returned with an automatic rifle and a handgun then  [Read More…]

Keyboard Illumination Locked? Its the Light Sensor

Keyboard Illumination Lock icon

Can�t turn on your MacBook Pro or Air�s keyboard backlighting? No it�s probably not broken, it�s most likely the light sensor. If the ambient light sensor on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models detects too much light, the keyboard illumination will disable itself and refuse to turn on, showing the above locked image instead.

You can force the keyboard illumination to turn back on by covering up  [Read More…]