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‘Evil’ Wi-Fi network can brick your iPhone (and how to stop it)

A new threat targeting iOS devices has been discovered by security researchers Patrick Kelly and Matt Harrigan, promising to “brick” your iPhone or iPad if you happen to log onto malicious Wi-Fi networks. Why would anyone log onto a malicious Wi-Fi network? Because by exploiting the auto-reconnect feature found on iOS — whereby your Apple device will […]

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6 ways to stop Facebook app from draining your iPhone battery

Every day I hear at least one complaint about the Facebook app wreaking havoc on iPhone battery life. Unfortunately, this isn’t breaking news — it seems to re-surface, with a new level of severity, every couple of months. Not only does Facebook use tons of battery when left unchecked, it can also take up insane […]

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Apple’s ‘privacy czars’ stop devs from getting their hands on your data

Are you a third-party dev, advertiser, or Apple employee hoping to use targeted ads or personalized recommenders based on Apple customer data? There’s an app for that. Good luck with that! That’s according to a new report, which states that Apple has an internal committee consisting of three expert “privacy czars,” who have have to sign […]

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11 awesome TV shows we couldn’t stop watching in 2015

2015 brought us a souped-up Apple TV, so it’s great news that the same year yielded plenty of high-quality entertainment to watch on the fourth-generation device. From tenured favorites like ’60s Madison Avenue masterpiece Mad Men to the arrival of smash hits like Mr. Robot, there was no shortage of great entertainment gracing our screens. In our […]

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Wikipedia’s founder thinks Apple should stop selling iPhones in the U.K.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has branded a new proposed law banning encrypted communications in the U.K. as “stupid,” and says that if it is passed, Apple should stop selling iPhones in the country out of principle. “I would like to see Apple refuse to sell iPhone in UK if government bans end-to-end encryption,” Wales posted […]

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Pro Tip: Get Facebook Messenger to stop buzzing you during chats

Facebook Messenger keeps buzzing at me while I’m in the app itself. It’s annoying. It seems like I’m getting messaged more and more via Facebook Messenger these days as my buddies and family take to the mobile messaging platform to connect in real time. But the incessant buzzing, when I’m right there staring at the […]

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Judge orders Samsung to stop ripping off Apple

Samsung might soon be legally forbidden from continuing to rip off Apple. In a 2-1 decision today, a federal appeals court ruled that the monetary damages another court ordered the South Korean company to pay Apple last year wasn’t enough; it also had to stop using those design elements that infringe upon Cupertino’s patents. This […]

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The NFL can’t stop calling Microsoft Surface an iPad

Microsoft is paying $ 400 million this season to make the Surface the official tablet of the NFL but the league’s announcers still can’t stop calling it an iPad. The 2015 NFL season officially kicked off last night with the first game between the Steelers and the Patriots. After NBC returned from a commercial break, the […]

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Russia wants to stop your next selfie being your last

From electrocution while trying to get the perfect background, to accidentally shooting oneself while posing with a pistol, Russian selfies seem to be pretty dangerous things — with more than 100 leading to serious injuries in the country in the… Read more ›

Apple wants to stop rivals ripping off one of its most iconic retail store designs

In the West, the most iconic Apple Store is probably the company’s glass cube for its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. In the East, however, arguably Apple’s most recognizable retail outlet design is the 30-foot glass cylinder used for both the company’s… Read more ›