Tag Archive: Users


Malware uses Apple’s FairPlay DRM to attack iOS users

Researchers have just discovered a new malware threat for iOS devices that uses Apple’s own FairPlay DRM system as a delivery vector. Dubbed “AceDeciever” by the researchers, the malware in question can technically infect any type of iOS device, jailbroken or not, if a user downloads a third-party app. The three offending iOS apps have […]

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50,000 users want Instagram to turn back time

An online petition asking Instagram to reverse its decision to get rid of chronological order in users’ feeds has gathered almost 50,000 signatures in a day. The request emerged after the photo-sharing platform announced yesterday that it intends to switch to algorithm-based ordering “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship […]

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iPhone 6s users can now use 3D Touch in Outlook

Microsoft has given its Outlook iOS app an overhaul — offering iPhone 6s owners the chance to use 3D Touch to create new emails and events, or access the calendar directly. To take advantage of these features, users simply need to press on the app icon on their iPhone home screen. Sadly, this is as […]

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Android users defect to iPhone 6s at unprecedented rate

Apple’s iPhone family becomes even more successful every year, and the latest models aren’t just a hit with faithful fans. According to new research, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are attracting Android switchers at an unprecedented rate. The latest figures from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggest that 26 percent of people buying an iPhone 6s during its […]

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Android users defect to iPhone 6s at unprecedented rate

Apple’s iPhone family becomes even more successful every year, and the latest models aren’t just a hit with faithful fans. According to new research, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are attracting Android switchers at an unprecedented rate. The latest figures from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggest that 26 percent of people buying an iPhone 6s during its […]

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74.1% of all Android users are vulnerable to government surveillance

Apple has taken a huge stand with the U.S. government, claiming they won’t – and can’t – remotely unlock encrypted devices running iOS 8 or higher. That’s the vast majority of devices. Google takes the same sort of stand. Any document running Android 5.0 or higher has full disk encryption enabled by default, and therefore […]

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Apple gives users a guided tour of Apple Pay

They year of Apple Pay is nearly over, but the company is continuing to make its contactless payments push with a new guided tour video for iPhone users. The new video details how iPhone owners can use Touch ID to verify payments both at physical payment terminals, as well as via shopping apps on iOS. […]

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iOS 9.1 update is breaking Touch ID for some users

iOS 9.1 brought a whole lot of new emojis, but some users are complaining that it had another unintended consequence too — breaking their Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Posts on Apple’s Support Communities website claim that the recent update either slows down their Touch ID, or in some cases means it even fails to recognize […]

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YouTube’s new streaming service charges iOS users an Apple tax

Google revealed that it’s getting into the subscription video streaming service game today with the introduction of YouTube Red. The new $ 9.99 per month service will give customers ad-free access to all of YouTube’s content, but the company plans to charge customers extra if they sign up through iOS. To compensate for the App Store’s […]

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Attention, Netflix users! Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview is about to be… lost

Between Alex Gibney’s The Man in the Machine documentary and the new Steve Jobs biopic, there’s no shortage of viewing material out there at the moment if you’re interested in Steve Jobs. But Netflix-subscribing Steve Jobs completists may want to check out one other Jobs artefact, in the form of 2012’s Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview. […]

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