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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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Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

This week white hat hacker Ben Caudill has revealed the identity of a friend in the app Secret. He’s done this with a simple method that allows him to identify the Secrets (generally anonymous) posted by those he has on his contacts list. While this may seem like a death-bell for the app that prides itself on anonymity, it’s all par for the course.

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Star Wars Commander: officially awesome

Star Wars Commander: officially awesome

This week the folks at the LucasArts* have released the newest mobile Star Wars game for iOS - don’t leave yet! It’s understandable that you’d be a bit wary of another Star Wars-themed game for the mobile platform, don’t fret! This one is actually pretty super.

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Report: iPad Air 2 will double-down on RAM

Report: iPad Air 2 will double-down on RAM

All this talk of the iPhone 6 — we almost forgot about the iPad Air 2! A new report suggests Apple will be upping the RAM ante for their next generation iPad Air, up from 1GB to 2GB. The already powerful iPad Air doesn’t seem like it would need a RAM boost, but with one incoming feature that’s been discussed, it just might need it.

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Vine update lets you use Vine — without using Vine

Vine update lets you use Vine — without using Vine

Vine is a viral video fan’s dream come true. Six seconds, and typically funny, the videos still have one major caveat: they need to be captured within the Vine app. That’s a hurdle some aren’t navigating, which keeps them from uploading content. In an effort to bulk up their platform, Vine is letting users sidestep shooting in-app, and will now let us upload content we’ve already shot.

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