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iPhone Jailbreakers Hit with ID Stealing Hack

2 hours, 22 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

KeyRaider malware steals Apple IDs from jailbroken iPhones

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks found another reason to not jailbreak your iPhone: KeyRaider. This nasty bit of malware steals your Apple account user name and password, device GUID, push notification certificates, and more. The upside is that most iPhone and iPad owners don't have to worry about the threat even though Palo Alto Networks says KeyRaider is responsible for the single largest malware-based Apple account theft to date.

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Jailbreaking isn't the fun time it was a few years ago before Apple's App Store was around. The bad guys ruined jailbreaking for everyone, and the App Store made it pointless for most people, too. Stay away from jailbreaking unless you have a really good reason to hack your iPhone.

Maybe it’s Time for Apple’s Own TV Studio

4 hours ago · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Apple's own TV and movie studio? Maybe this time.

Netflix wants to be the next HBO, and it looks like Apple may want to be the next Netflix. Apple may be planning on offering its own original content through Apple TV, much like the streaming video service Netflix does today. The idea that Apple may be planning on launching its own exclusive content isn't new, but this is the first time it's come up recently—and it's finally something the iPhone and iPad maker might be able to pull off.

Apple Digs Deeper into Enterprise with Cisco Partnership

3:14 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple scores another enterprise-level mobile partner in Cisco deal

Apple is teaming up with Cisco to create what they're calling "a fast lane for iOS business users." The two companies are also working together to bring iPhone and iPad support to Cisco's video conferencing and online collaboration services, all of which will make Apple's mobile devices even more enticing to the enerprise business market.

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First an IBM partnership, and now Cisco. Apple really wants to own the corporate mobile device market.

Apple Hire Hints at Move into Augmented Reality

2:00 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple may be getting serious about augmented reality

Apple's recent hiring spree includes more than car experts; it also includes at least one augmented reality pro. Most recently, Apple hired Nick Thompson who had been Microsoft's lead audio hardware engineer for the HoloLens project.

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I was hoping Apple's next big thing would be space ships, but I guess augmented reality is OK, too.

T-Mobile gives Data Tethering Abusers the Smackdown

10:31 AM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Tethering abusers: Don't make T-Mobile angry

If you've been finding ways to work around T-Mobile's data tethering caps, get ready for a smackdown because company CEO John Legere is gunning for you. He said customers who find ways to work around the 7GB monthly tethering cap are stealing and that's going stop. About 3,000 people are being targeted, and will get bumped from their unlimited data plan to a capped entry level plan.

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T-Mobile is clearly making an example out of its most extreme tethering abusers, and the message the company is sending is clear: Play by the rules and we can all be friends; abuse the system and we'll go medieval on you.

New Rumor Two-tier Pricing for Apple TV

9:07 AM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

New Apple TV model will get Siri support and native apps

When the price of Apple TV dropped to US$69 and added "starting at" to the streaming content device's webpage, Apple clearly telegraphed a higher priced model would be coming. Now a rumor claims that second model will be priced between $149 and $199, and is going to be introduced during the company's September 9 media event.

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Reports of a new Apple TV model that costs more and includes Siri voice control and an App Store isn't much of a surprise. When Apple changed the price of the third generation Apple TV to "starting at $69," it was all but confirming the higher priced model with more features was on the way.

Drive Genius 4: $49.99

4:53 PM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Deals

Drive Genius 4 half price discount

Sometimes keeping your Mac's harddrive healthy takes more than Disk Utility, and that's where Drive Genius 4 comes in. You can use it to find and fix a long list of issues, build bootable maintenance drives, improve your Mac's overall performance, remove duplicate files, look for corrupted files and folders, and more. Drive Genius 4 works with OS X 10.8 and newer. It's regularly priced at $99, but you can pick it up for 49% off at $49.99 thanks to TMO's deal.