Archive for the ‘iphone’ Category

iOS 9 will Delete Your Existing Apps to Make Room for Updates

June 24th, 2015

By Waqas

A MacRumors Forum user has stumbled upon the fact that

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Security Bug Makes Millions Of iOS 8.3 iCloud Passwords Vulnerable

June 12th, 2015

By Waqas

You may need to change the password of your iOS

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Apple Moving to 2FA, Six-Digit Passcodes in iOS 9

June 11th, 2015
With each new release of iOS, Apple has been improving the security of the mobile operating system, adding new features, inserting exploit mitigations, and taking away avenues for attack. In the forthcoming iOS 9.0 release, the company is continuing this movement with the addition of two-factor authentication and a number of other security features. Last […]

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Beware: This Simple Trick Lets Hackers to Hack Your WhatsApp Account

June 4th, 2015

By Waqas

A YouTube Video explains that Facebook’s popular social messaging service

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iPhone Message Crash Bug now targeting Snapchat, Twitter, Mac OS X

May 30th, 2015

By Waqas

Summary: The iOS bug that attacks via Messages app in

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Apple Provides Workaround for Unicode iMessage Bug

May 29th, 2015
Apple has provided users a workaround for a bug in iMessage that allows someone to crash devices by sending a specially crafted text message.

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A bug lets you crash anyone’s iPhone with a text message

May 27th, 2015

By Waqas

It appears that there’s a newly discovered bug in Apple’s

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Beware of the text message that crashes iPhones

May 27th, 2015

There's yet another iOS bug that causes Apple devices to crash when they receive text messages containing a string of special characters. With further finessing, the same exploit may be able to attack Macs, since OS X is also unable to process the same combination of characters, which are technically known as glyphs.

The menacing combination of ASCII and unicode-based characters looks like this:

According to people investigating the bug on reddit, the text causes iPhones running multiple versions of iOS to promptly crash. A flurry of Twitter users, angry that their devices fell victim to text messages, indicates that the bug is causing problems. Apple will almost certainly issue a fix. In the meantime, users can protect themselves against the nuisance text by going to system settings, navigating to Notifications>Messages>Show Previews, and turning it to off.

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A quick review of Apple’s new iPhone Lightning Dock

May 25th, 2015

Earlier this week, Apple released a new iPhone Dock. Back in the day, the third generation iPod came with a dock, and nearly two years ago Apple released iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C docks. Those old docks had a 30-pin or Lightning connector, respectively, as well as a 3.5mm line out connector. As I like to use my iPhone on my nightstand as a clock while it charges (Analog Digital Clock for the win!), I took a knife to my 5S Dock and managed to make it fit an iPhone 6. But I ended up using the dock fairly rarely because docking requires getting my iPhone out of its case—which I use religiously with the iPhone 6.

A quick hands-on video showing the new dock in action. (video link)

The new dock is sightly different from the old ones. Rather than having a recessed area that fits and supports the device the dock is specifically made for, the new iPhone Dock supports all iPhones and iPods with a lightning connector running iOS 8. It does this by having a flat top with a little mound on it that holds the lightning connector. So the iPhone is only supported through its lightning port. As a result, it wobbles a bit side-to-side when touched. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to affect the electronic connection between the phone and the dock. The iPhone sits fairly stable in the front/back direction. Still, I'm glad I get to use the dock with an iPhone 6 that's still under warranty. The great thing about this design, apart from being both future- and past-proof (a rarity in Cupertino!), is that it lets the iPhone dock while it's in Apple's silicone case. There's actually room for slightly bigger cases.

An interesting change from the previous docks is that the line out port is now a headphone out port. When you put the iPhone in the dock and there's nothing connected to the headphone out port of the dock, the iPhone uses its speaker, which comes through loud and clear. Remember, the iPhone's headphone out port is at the bottom, so you can't use it while the phone is docked. The microphone also works normally.

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Apple users hit with KYC Validation/iCloud ID review phishing scam

May 6th, 2015

By Waqas

A fake email supposedly sent by ‘Apple Genius Assistance’ informs

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