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Should I download Mario Kart Tour?
Nintendo’s latest mobile game Mario Kart Tour has landed on iOS and android and has already started splitting opinion. The Nintendo app already has impressive ratings of 4.5 and 4,8 on the Google Play Store and App Store respectively, but something still feels off about the smartphone game and... Read more
Apple Updates iOS 10 To Fix Issues
Did you update your phone to iOS 10, only to discover that your Instagram pictures were now zebra-stripped? Or that your Amazon Echo app no longer liked you? You’re not alone. A number of iPhone users have reported that some of their favorite apps had to be uninstalled and... Read more
What’s In Store For The New iPhone?
The upcoming release of the iPhone 7 has carried all the usual hush-hush speculation and squashed rumors, but so far, this iteration of the popular mobile device looks to be one of the most truly “changed” versions yet. While it was still carry its none-too-tiny Apple product price tag,... Read more
Apple Issues Patch For Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Apple has issued a warning to its customer base, urging them to update their devices’ iOS to include a new patch that stops three recently discovered zero-day vulnerabilities. For most of us, that probably amounts to blocking someone from infiltrating our Facebook accounts, but the reality of the flaws... Read more
Apple Patent Shuts Off Your Camera
Apple fought the good fight earlier this year when the US government wanted the company to invent software that would override the iPhone operating system and allow it to break into a secured handset. Only after the court issued an order for Apple to comply–an order that CEO Tim... Read more
Apple Banned From Selling 2nd Hand iPhones in India
India has said no to Apple’s plans to sell refurbished iPhones within the emerging economic workhorse. According to an official from the ministry of telecommunications, Apple will not be allowed to import or sell refurbished iPhones in India for the foreseeable future, due in the main, to fears that... Read more
FBI Will Not Reveal How It Got Into iPhone
In one of the most high-profile “make the government look inept” cases in recent history, the FBI managed to break into a suspect’s iPhone. Correction: the FBI managed to scrape together enough money to pay a foreign firm to break into the phone. Now, after spending a reported $1.4... Read more
WhatsApp Switches On Encryption For A Billion Users
WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People…. As any regular reader of our news section here at FileHippo can’t but have failed to have noticed over the last 6 weeks, the ongoing legal feud between Apple and the FBI has been an omnipresent story that for a... Read more
FBI Admits San Bernadino Hack Only Works On Older iPhones
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s director, James Comey,  has publicly confirmed what many have suspected: That the law enforcement agency’s successful  hack of the of the iPhone 5c used in the San Bernardino terrorist incident will not work on newer and more modern iPhones. “We have a tool that works... Read more
Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Linked To FBI Unlock Of Terrorist iPhone
An Israeli cybersecurity firm by the name of Cellebrite has been revealed as the third party source that the FBI are using to crack the security features of the iPhone that was used by the San Bernardino terrorists, and all without the court ordered assistance of Apple. Cellerbrite, a... Read more
New Security Concerns For Apple’s iMessage
Apple’s iPhone has been making news headlines for the past few weeks following a superior court ruling which stated the tech manufacturer was required to rewrite its OS operating system in order to create a “backdoor” for the FBI to break into a phone. Apple has steadfastly refused to... Read more
Tech World Answers Apple Call To Arms
At the time of writing, more than 25 of the world’s major media organizations, civil liberties groups, and technology companies, have opted to follow Microsoft, and throw their hat in the ring to support Apple in its increasingly entrenched and bitter dispute with the US government. The case centers... Read more
More Than Half Of Devices Run Out-Of-Date Software
A new study by Duo Security uncovered some alarming but sadly unsurprising news: more than half of the 2 million devices they looked at for a report were running out-of-date, unprotected software. Whether it was lack of antivirus protocols or operating systems and apps that hadn’t been updated when... Read more
More To The Locked iPhone Story Than Meets The Eye
The government wants Apple to fix the problem and foot the cost, so why bother purchasing antivirus software? With varying news reports swirling across the internet, it’s hard to get a full grasp on the now-infamous locked iPhone case. Some reports have indicated that the FBI is the one... Read more
Apple Refuses Judge’s Order To Unlock Killer’s iPhone
In a highly publicized incident that (at the time) seemed to divide the country on a number of public issues, Syed Rizwan Farook entered a holiday party last December and opened fire, killing fourteen and wounding 21 others; he and his wife (who is also suspected of being part... Read more
iOS Glitch Lies About Your Phone’s Dead Battery
What is it with software bugs and our battery life? Can’t we just have unlimited power–not the “take over the world” kind, but at least the “make my phone work” kind? Much like the previous Google Nest announcement that a software bug in the recent December update caused Nest... Read more
Update Your iPhone And Get Some Zzzzzzs
In the race to put out the latest and greatest in technological innovation, there are a handful of times when developers release a product then have to sit back and think, “Maybe we should have thought that through.” Sometimes it’s platforms like MySpace. Other times it’s updated operating systems... Read more
Yahoo Mail Blocks Users Using Adblockers
Yahoo has started to prevent some of its Yahoo-Mail users accessing their email if they use ad-blocking software in their browser. Several hundred users in the US have encountered a message that asks them to disable their ad-blocker before being allowed to  access their Yahoo Mail. “Please disable Ad... Read more