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In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground

Apple, seen as a bastion of privacy and security, has boxed itself into a corner. Last year, the company pushed back on a court order that demanded it build custom software that would crack the encryption on a terrorist’s iPhone. Apple refused, arguing the precedent could be used again on ...

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Apple bans VPN-based adblockers from App Store

The developer behind the popular adblock apps Adblock and Weblock is now finding that Apple is rejecting app updates because they violate the App Store Developer Guidelines. See also: How to make sure your charger or power bank doesn’t blow up your expensive smartphone According to 9to5Mac, the violation relates ...

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Google wants you to stop using its SMS two-factor sign-in

Anyone who uses SMS for two-step verification will soon see an invitation to try Google prompts when they sign in. Image: Google Starting next week, Google will make a significant step towards moving users off two-step verification sign-in delivered by SMS. Google has continued to support SMS for two-factor authentication ...

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iOS 11 is the iPhone's mid-life crisis

Pretty much a year ago today I wrote a piece about the then iOS 10 public beta where I called it a mess. Then, a week away from release I published another assessment where I once again called it mess, but at least now it was a snappy, stable mess. ...

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Get ready for the coming iOS 11 'appocalypse'

Imagine unlocking your iPhone and scrolling to your favorite app only to find that when you tap on it, it doesn’t work any more. Well, if you’re still relying on an old app that hasn’t been updated recently, iOS 11 will be the end of the line. Read also: iPhone ...

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iOS 11 on the iPad Pro is still missing one important feature

Apple on Monday announced significant changes are coming to the iPad’s operating system this fall with the release of iOS 11. The changes demoed on stage made it clear Apple is working hard at changing user behavior – and perhaps more importantly, perception – of the iPad lineup. Instead of ...

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