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Feds Demand Apple Unlock iPhone’s Passcode
Apple is taking heat from the US government again, but it’s not over ebooks, patents, or price fixing this time. In the latest battle between the tech giant and the government, now it’s federal law enforcement officials who are demanding Apple unlock an iPhone. Invoking the All Writs Act... Read more
Windows 10 For Mobile For Windows Phones Will Rollout December
Windows 10 is to begin rolling out for Windows phones this December. Microsoft’s Lumia division announced the release date, late Tuesday evening on the Lumia Facebook page…of all places. For those who can’t wait, Windows 10 for mobile will be available on Microsoft’s newest Lumia flagship 950 and Lumia... Read more
Apple Removes Metadata+ Drone Strike Map App from App Store
In a sudden, and unexpected move, Apple unilaterally decided to ban the Metadata+ iOS app that maps US drone strikes from the Apple Store. The app’s main purpose was to send push notifications to users iOS devices when drone strikes were reported. Metadata+ was originally created to work in... Read more
Second iOS 9 Update Is More Bug Fixes, Huge File Size
iOS 9 came out in mid-September and Apple has already released two separate bug fix updates for it. The first of those probably helped smooth the transition for people who’d downloaded the update and found themselves at a loss, although iOS 9 didn’t have any major visual differences over... Read more
Crystal iOS Ad-Blocker Now Paid To Show Ads.
Popular iOS Ad-blocker, Crystal, is to allow companies to show you ads and has come in for some serious criticism for doing so. Crystal developer, Dean Murphy, has made an agreement with a company called Eyeo GmbH that will allow some ads to be allowed past Crystal’s ad filter. Murphy... Read more
Opera Unveils New Branding And Logo
Opera: New Logo, New Direction? Opera, the popular and evergreen web browser for both desktop and mobile environments has got itself a new logo, and a new brand identity. The move is, according to the company themselves, however, more than just about replacing the old red “O” logo with... Read more
Apple Forced To Remove 300 Malware XcodeGhost Infected Apps From Apple Store in China
Legitimate Chinese developers used compromised Xcode that infected hundreds of apps capable of leaking personal information to hackers. Apple confirms it is in the process of removing “XcodeGhost” code embedded in hundreds of Chinese developed apps. Hackers cloned counterfeit version of Apple’s software for building iOS apps, then persuaded... Read more
iOS 9 Ad Blockers Speed Up Internet But Worry Online Publishers
iOS 9 which was released yesterday finally allows for 3rd party apps aimed at blocking advertisements to be installed on Apple devices running the latest software Anyone who read PageFair’s “Cost of Ad Blocking Software” report  back in August will not be surprised at just how quickly  content blocking... Read more
Apple Owners Rejoice: iOS 9 Is Here
Ah, update time, that time of year when you look at your device and you know that there could be a better way, but yet you hesitate. Is it really better? What if I can’t find my files? What if I don’t like how the screen looks? What if... Read more
How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more
Hell Freezes Over, Pigs Fly, And Microsoft Appear at Apple Event
Only one thing in the title of this article is true. Hint: It’s the one with Apple in it. On Wednesday, representatives of Microsoft made an unexpected surprise appearance at Apple’s September showcase event. Apple’s head marketer, Phil Schiller had just finished talking up how new apps could help... Read more
Mozilla Releases Firefox for iOS Preview To Public…If You Live In New Zealand
Last Thursday, Mozilla released the first public preview of its brand spanking new version of its Firefox web browser for iOS. But don’t anybody go diving for the download button just yet…. While the Firefox browser has finally decided to make an appearance on iPads, iPhones, and iPods, unless... Read more
Wondershare’s Dr.Fone For iOS Is Ready For iOS9 – Claim Your $10 Off Now!
Wondershare is currently offering $10 off their flagship iOS data recovery software, Dr.Fone for iOS, exclusively to FileHippo users, for both Windows and Mac versions. All buyers have to do is enter the special promo code WS2015 when prompted, in order to receive this special offer.    Anyone who... Read more
New Features Available For iPhone Data Recovery
With the proliferation of smartphones–particularly those wonderful little devices by a certain company named Apple–it seems that more and more people are relying on their smaller mobile devices for daily use than ever before. But data isn’t relegated just to selfie-taking teens or Facebooking grannies; serious users have come... Read more
iPhone 6S Plus Might Feature Force Touch
Apple’s latest touch trick is a new ‘Force Touch’ mechanism. Instead of taking every tap as a tap, Force Touch allows Apple to create different functions for the speed of the tap, the length of the tap and the force of the tap. This opens up a whole new... Read more
Girl Allegedly Tries To Poison Mom For Taking Away iPhone
What’s the worst thing you ever did to your parents when you didn’t care for their punishment? Did you yell at them? Slam your bedroom door? Mutter under your breath? Give them the silent treatment for a few days? I remember once when I was upset over getting in... Read more
Will The Next iPhone Be Waterproof?
Even though the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are selling hotly off the shelves, people are still enamored by the prospects of what the next iPhone will have. One of the top questions seems to revolve around whether it will be waterproof or not. While I’ve never... Read more
HBO Now Coming To iPhone, iPad And Apple TV For $14.99 Per Month
HBO CEO Richard Plepler has revealed the new standalone internet service ‘HBO Now’ will be coming one week before the premiere of Game of Thrones on April 12, and will cost $14.99 per month. It is as we expected, but one of the unexpected twists is Apple has an... Read more