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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 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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Data shows the iPhone 6 is already a runaway success

Data shows the iPhone 6 is already a runaway success

If you’re an Android enthusiast, chances are you’re not too moved by a 4.7-inch screen. For iPhone users, a bigger screen is a feature many have wanted for quite some time, and is all but confirmed as coming to them soon. Are current iPhone users excited enough to trade-in their existing phones for the next big iThing, though? According to a few different smartphone trade-in sites, they are -- more than ever.

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Here come the iPhone 6 display delay rumors

Here come the iPhone 6 display delay rumors

We're in the final countdown to the iPhone 6, which as with any big Apple launch means it's time for the doomsday predictions of limited supply and production problems. As with previous Retina display devices - like the second generation iPad mini - it's the iPhone 6's screen technology said to be causing headaches this time around, with ominous chatter of production lines sitting idle as last-minute design glitches were worked out.

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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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iPhone 6 camera bulge may not be that bad after all

iPhone 6 camera bulge may not be that bad after all

We all love to pontificate about what the iPhone 6 will be, but one thing that has fans a bit worried is the camera. We’ve heard conflicting reports of the megapixel count, but that doesn’t excuse that the iPhone 6 hardware might stick up from the rear of the phone. As it turns out, it might not be as bad as you think.

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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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