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iOS makes it almost too easy to phish users’ passwords

iOS makes it almost too easy to phish users’ passwords

iOS is often hailed as having better security mechanisms than Android, though often at the expense of openness. But while it certainly has the big malware and exploits covered, Apple may have overlooked the overly simpler cases. Apparently, it's quite easy to deceive users into giving up their Apple ID passwords, which can be used to potentially hack the user's other accounts. All of that using the official tools that Apple provides developer to make popups and dialog boxes.

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Whatsapp exploit can give a glimpse of your sleep, chatting habits

Whatsapp exploit can give a glimpse of your sleep, chatting habits

WhatsApp, despite its claims to privacy and end-to-end encryption, has never really recovered from the scandals that plagued it, especially after its acquisition by Facebook. This recently discovered vulnerability doesn't help it either, especially when it can, amusingly or not, be used to establish infidelity. All that from an exploit that allows others to see your online and last seen status, which can eventually be correlated to your sleeping patterns and who you might be chatting with.

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Snapchat Context Cards offer up more information about the Snaps you see

Snapchat Context Cards offer up more information about the Snaps you see

Today we're seeing Snapchat bolster its feature set in the face of increasing competition from the likes of Instagram. Launching today is a new feature called "Context Cards," which will offer extra information on the Snaps that you look at. Context Cards seem to go hand-in-hand with Snapchat Maps, and indeed, those who use Maps will probably get a lot of use out of Context Cards as well.

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Cortana is now in Skype on iOS and Android to make chats easier

Cortana is now in Skype on iOS and Android to make chats easier

What would a chat bot do in a chat app? Now butt in hopefully. But Cortana could, at your command, chat for you if needed. Of course, it won't be holding a conversation with your friend but will instead suggest things to answer back. And if you need to, you can even talk to Cortana directly. That is what Cortana is bringing to Skype users on Android and iOS, bringing the battle of AI assistants to your messaging.

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Downgrade to iTunes 12.6.3 if you want app support back

Downgrade to iTunes 12.6.3 if you want app support back

iTunes 12.7 consolidated Apple's narrative for what the iTunes desktop program is really supposed to be. Instead of a free for all syncing program between a Mac or PC and iOS device, it laser focuses on only the parts that have to do with entertainment and multimedia, like music, videos, and podcasts. As such, iTunes 12.7 threw out support for managing apps and many users were up in arms about it. Fortunately, Apple has silently made available a 12.6.3 version of iTunes with that feature, but there are a few caveats to be mindful of.

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iOS 11.1 beta 2 update just brought back 3D Touch multitasking

iOS 11.1 beta 2 update just brought back 3D Touch multitasking

This morning Apple released their latest iOS Beta software to those in the dev program. This was the second beta build of iOS 11.1, one coming with one massive amount of new emojis for use in messaging apps of all sorts. Users that are registered developers can download the update right this minute, just so long as they're registered for the correct form of Beta update user.

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10 ways iPhone X is best VS 8 (or vice versa)

10 ways iPhone X is best VS 8 (or vice versa)

The iPhone X was announced with its fair share of exclusive features, but just as many reasons exist to stick with iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus this Fall. Today we're having a peek at a number of reasons why the newest in new iPhone X technology is the way of the future. We're also looking at a number of ways in which the iPhone 8 (or 8 Plus) is the superior choice for the time being. Alternate title: Which iPhone is best? (10 ways it's X, 8, or Plus).

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iPhone X ‘True Super Cycle’ tipped for 2018

iPhone X ‘True Super Cycle’ tipped for 2018

The iPhone X is part of Apple's next Super Cycle - and that's neither a new feature for the iPhone nor a new way to wash it. The Super Cycle referred to in a report from KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo today (in a new investor note) is a long period of financial growth for a company - due in this case to the release of a brand new iPhone X, a device which looks and acts significantly different from its predecessors. The call for a super cycle to begin in 2018 goes against two opposing analyst trends, one that says this cycle will begin in 2017, the other that there won't be a super cycle at all.

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Apple is about to open the emoji floodgates

Apple is about to open the emoji floodgates

Today, Apple revealed a new set of emoji that will be coming along with iOS 11.1. Yes, even though it feels like iOS 11 only just arrived, it's almost time for its first major update, and there should be plenty to look forward to for emoji lovers. As is usually the case with Apple's emoji reveals, these new ones cover a broad range of subjects, including people, food, animals, and mythical beings.

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Roku’s app now supports OS 8 features including OTA search results

Roku’s app now supports OS 8 features including OTA search results

Roku recently announced multiple new devices as well as Roku OS 8, the latest version of the company's media box firmware. That new operating system will be released soon for certain Roku devices, and will later make its way to Roku smart TVs starting next month. Ahead of that release comes an update to both the Android and iOS Roku apps that brings support for Roku OS 8.

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Google made a huge mistake with Pixel 2

Google made a huge mistake with Pixel 2

When the Pixel 2 was announced, I did not expect that Google would bring back wireless charging - and they didn't. Much to the surprise of the industry at large, Apple added wireless charging with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X this year. But Google didn't come back with wireless charging - not now, and not since the Nexus 4. Though their reasoning holds some water, it most certainly does not hold nearly enough.

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Microsoft Edge is finally coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft Edge is finally coming to iOS and Android

For all the problems Windows 10 Mobile may have, one of the advantages it offers over iOS and Android was deeper compatibility with Windows on PC. With Windows 10 Mobile left largely unsupported by app developers, Windows PC users who have been forced to iOS and Android have been missing some of that extra compatibility. That'll be changing soon, at least for folks who use Microsoft Edge as their main browser within Windows 10.

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