Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program

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Apple has announced it will pay up to $200,000 to researchers who find security bugs in its software and devices. It will initially be invite only. The news came at a rare appearance by an Apple representative, security head Ivan Krstic, at the Black Hat conference. The payouts will include maximums of: $25,000 for bugs […]

Apple Replaces Gun Emoji With Water Pistol

Apple has replaced an emoji of a handgun¬†with one of a toy water pistol. It hasn’t commented on why it made the change. The water pistol is one of “More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters” coming to iOS10 in the fall. While Apple hasn’t publicly confirmed this, The Guardian cites unnamed sources […]

Free eBook: iOS 9 Troubleshooting Guide

For today’s free ebook, get the iOS 9 Troubleshooting Guide, which will help you solve 9 of the most common problems you can stumbled on on the latest edition of Apple’s mobile OS. 9 of the most common problems and how to solve them. Being an iDevice owner means you never have to worry about […]

Free eBook: VirtualBox Essentials Guide – Startup Guide to Virtualization

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For today’s free eBook, get the VirtualBox Essentials Guide for free! Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free and open-source hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle Corporation. It supports the creation and management of guest virtual machines running versions and derivations of Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris, Haiku, OSx86 and others, and limited virtualization of OS […]

FBI To Share iPhone Unlock Tactics With Cops

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The FBI has agreed to share details of how it unlocked an iPhone — but with local police rather than Apple. The bureau’s court battle to force Apple to disable a security feature on the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter came to an abrupt end this week when officials confirmed they had found a […]

FBI-Apple Battle Takes Surprise Twist

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The FBI says it may be able to unlock the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help. It’s delayed a court case and could make for some awkward outcomes either way. In case you’ve missed it, there’s a great explanation of the technological issues behind the case at the Franklin Veaux blog. The short and […]

Cookie Monster Partners Up with Siri to Bake Cookies [Video]

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A funny ad for the new “Hands-free” Siri feature on the iPhone 6s. I generally don’t like Apple products ads all that much, but this one is fantastic. [Apple | Via TN]

Deal of the Day: Save BIG on Anker’s Amazing Kevlar Fiber Lightning Cables

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If your “charge and sync” cables keep on breaking, Amazon is currently offering some great savings on Anker kevlar fiber lightning cables (black or white only.) If you buy 3 and use promo code OC4PW6QE at checkout, you’ll get all three cable for just $21.99, or 7.33 each! I’ve got a few of those when […]

Apple Defies Court Order On Encrypted iPhone

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Apple has vowed to defy a court order to give the FBI access to files on a phone owned by one of the San Bernadino shooters. Tim Cook says that the move would threaten the security of all customers. The order involves the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, which the FBI believes could house information […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From September-October 2015)

We continue our look back at 2015’s news and subsequent developments with September and October. Insider reports revealed Amazon was working on a low-spec tablet computer which would cost just $50.¬†That proved correct, though that price was only if you took up the “Special Offers” option, meaning advertisements appear on the lock screen. Reviews suggested […]

10 Amazing Mac Shortcuts You Should Be Using

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After 10 amazing keyboard shortcut for Windows you aren’t using here are 10 others for Mac OS! 0:21 – Get more OPTIONS from your Mac menus 0:47 – Adjust volume/brightness at smaller intervals 1:07 – How to take screenshots 1:28 – How to Force Quit an App 1:48 – Quick Search your system from any […]

Apple Fixes iOS 9 Lock Screen Security Bug

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Apple has released an update to iOS 9 that’s a must install. It fixes a security problem that would let a thief access some iPhone contents without knowing the PIN code. The update is to iOS 9.0.2 and fixes the problem introduced in last week’s 9.0.1 update. While it didn’t mention the fix in the […]