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U.K. Police don’t pay to unlock iPhones, they mug you while phone is unlocked

December 4th, 2016

By Ryan De Souza

If this had happened in the United States, the FBI would have spent millions of dollars from taxpayers money and employed an overseas company to unlock the suspect’s iPhone but back in the United Kingdom things are calm and traditional. Also Read: Turns out iPhone 5c can be hacked with a $100 hardware To prove this, […]

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New iOS lockscreen bypass renders Activation Lock useless

December 2nd, 2016
We recently reported on a flaw in iOS that would allow someone to bypass the iOS lockscreen by using Siri. Well, Siri’s off the hook this time. The new vulnerability, disclosed yesterday by Benjamin Kunz Mejri of Vulnerability Lab, involves breaking iOS’s Activation Lock feature, which you’d use if your iPhone or iPad were marked […]

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News in brief: meals on robot wheels; Mirai blamed for new attacks; police bypass iPhone encryption

December 2nd, 2016
Your daily round-up of what else is in the news

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WSJ: OLED screens could be coming to the next iPhone

November 28th, 2016

Enlarge / The OLED-toting Google Pixel (left) next to the iPhone 7 Plus' LCD panel. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

The iPhone 7 is just a couple of months old, which means that we are due for a fresh round of rumors about next year's model. Today The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is testing out "more than 10" different prototypes—presumably this includes not just next year's phone, but prototypes for phones beyond that as well as some that will never see the light of day—and that at least one of those prototypes includes a curved OLED screen.

OLED screens are more expensive than equivalent LCDs, but they offer faster refresh rates and better contrast. They can also be made thinner than LCD displays since they don't need separate layers for things like backlights or liquid crystal. Apple has always used LCD screens in its iPhones, but the company has reportedly asked suppliers like LG, Japan Display, and Sharp to submit prototype OLED displays for consideration.

OLED technology had lots of early teething issues, including poor color accuracy, greenish or purplish whites, and bad outdoor visibility, but many of those problems have been solved or substantially mitigated in recent years. In-depth analyses like those from DisplayMate have given top marks to the OLED screens in phones like Samsung's Galaxy S7 and the now-discontinued Note 7.

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Israeli Firm Says It Can Crack Any Locked Smartphone

November 26th, 2016

By Waqas

For the last few months, Israeli spy firms have making some strange claims such as Ability says that their “Unlimited Interception System” can trace calls, texts and location of every single mobile phone on the planet earth whilst another firm known as Wintego claims to have developed an app with “Unprecedented Capability” to steal encrypted communications of […]

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The malicious iPhone video with a silver lining

November 25th, 2016
It might just be a video that crashes your iPhone so hard you have to do a force restart, but that's enough of a risk to be worth noting

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Apple to replace iPhone 6S batteries in some handsets due to shutdown flaw

November 21st, 2016

(credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has promised to replace the batteries in what it says are "a very small number" of iPhone 6S handsets that have suffered sudden shutdowns.

Over the weekend, the company confirmed rumours coming out of China that some customers were seeing their phones unceremoniously switch off.

Unlike the battery problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which saw some handsets unexpectedly go up in flames, Apple has insisted that its iPhone 6S recall doesn't represent "a safety issue."

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iPhones vulnerable to yet another lockscreen bypass

November 18th, 2016
This bypass affects iOS versions 8 through 10.2 beta, and ignores both the passcode and TouchID

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Mario comes to iOS on December 15 for $10

November 15th, 2016

The first Mario game designed to be played with one hand will hit iPhones and iPads on December 15 and cost $10. That's the word from Nintendo, which announced the specific launch date and price today after first revealing Super Mario Run at an Apple event in September.

Unlike many popular mobile games, Nintendo is charging a one-time fee to play all of Super Mario Run, with no in-app purchases or optional additions to buy. Those who don't want to pay up front, though, will be able to download a free demo that lets them "try elements of the game’s three modes for free." That includes a competitive mode that lets you challenge other players on the Internet, as well as an endless battle mode where levels continue until time runs out.

Nintendo is planning a truly international launch for Mario's first official appearance on smartphones. Users running iOS 8 or later will be able to purchase the game in 151 different countries and play in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese.

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China: We’ll block iPhone sales if Trump imposes tariffs

November 14th, 2016

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China has threatened to stifle American trade if US president-elect Donald Trump makes good on his campaign promise to impose massive tariffs on the country's imports.

One of the most regular pledges that Trump made during the run-up to the election was to impose what he called "defensive" tariffs of 45 percent on Chinese imports, and to have Beijing officially declare a currency manipulator, "the greatest in the world." At a rally in Florida in August, the Republican suggested these tariffs would force China to "stop the cheating."

In an excoriating op-ed, China's state-run newspaper Global Times warned that the People's Republic would adopt "a tit-for-tat approach," and would simply stop buying American goods, including the Apple products that are so popular there. It said:

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