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iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

Users are known to ignore a few warnings, skip a few steps, and other sometimes cringe-worthy actions for the sake of convenience. However, that isn't an excuse for app developers to ignore common sense (which, apparently, isn't really that common) just to provide users that convenience. Unfortunately, that might be the case on iOS, where several popular apps have allegedly skimmed over Apple's developer documentation, leaving users vulnerable to, in the worst case scenario, making an automatic phone call to a premium-rate phone number.

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Apple’s reversible USB tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Apple’s reversible USB  tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Those excitedly awaiting the last-minute rumored accessory for the iPhone 6 might want to stop holding their breath now. According to a third party Apple retailer, the company has yet to place any order for the reversible USB cable from its manufacturing partner, implying that this rather ingenious modification would not only miss the iPhone 6 launch, it would also miss out on a 2014 launch altogether.

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Apple issues replacement for defective iPhone 5 batteries

Apple issues replacement for defective iPhone 5 batteries

If you have an iPhone 5 and noticed your battery suddenly dying on you faster than usual, you might be one of the unlucky few to have a defective battery unit in your hands. This might just be your lucky day, or month, as Apple will be replacing those batteries completely free of charge. Provided, of course, the serial number on your iPhone matches Apple's list of affected units.

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iPhone 6 5.5-inch housing gets leaked again

iPhone 6 5.5-inch housing gets leaked again

We definitely can't get enough of iPhone 6 leaks and rumors, especially this close to Apple's expected September media event. Our focus once again shift to the more controversial of the two, the 5.5-inch model that will be stretching not only the limits of Apple's smartphone line but probably even the loyalty and faith of its fans.

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Apple bans two hazardous chemicals from production

Apple bans two hazardous chemicals from production

Apple announced today that it is banning the use of n-hexane and benzene from iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and other production lines. It is extending this ban to include a requirement for its factories to test the substances it uses regardless of whether either chemical is included in the list of ingredients, ensuring neither substance ends up in production.

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