iOS

XAgent iPhone Malware Attack Steals Data without Jailbreaking

11:23 AM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple's ad hoc provisioning feature for iOS apps is being used for a new malware phishing attack on the iPhone and iPad. The threat, dubbed XAgent, collects contacts, location information, installed app lists, photos, and text messages, and more.

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Don't install software on your iPhone or iPad if you see a dialog telling you the developer isn't trusted. Bad guys want to steal your data, and this is a surprisingly easy way for them to do that.

iOS: Hiding iCloud Books

9:05 AM, Feb. 4th, 2015 · · iOS

For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna talk about how to remove old purchased items from iBooks under iOS, so if you don't want to see every single book you've ever bought at once, you don't have to. You can always re-download past purchases, of course, but at least they won't just be hanging out in iBooks forever!

Apple Seeds 5th Beta for iOS 8.2 to Developers

2:09 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 8.2

Apple released iOS 8.2 Beta 5 to developers on Monday. The update includes only minor bug fixes to previous developer seeds—iOS 8.2 as a whole focuses on the addition of WatchKit for Apple Watch, improvements and changes to HealthKit, changes with Notification Center, and more.

Peri Duo Case for iPhone Marries Speaker, Battery, and Wi-Fi Audio

5:18 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · iOS

Peri Duo Case

Bryan Chaffin met with the folks at Peri this week to check out their Duo Case. This device is an iPhone case with a built-in 2,500mAh battery for charging your iPhone. It also has two speakers built into the back of the case, making it the most portable of speakers. But what really got him excited is its support for Wi-Fi Audio, which sets this product apart.

Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

5:11 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iOS

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, Reduces Storage Required for Updates

2:04 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 8.1.3

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 Tuesday, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required. The update also includes various bug fixes. 

Yosemite/iOS 8: Muting Messages Conversations

8:50 AM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iOS

What Melissa Holt's discussing today is how to mute text conversations under both Yosemite and iOS 8. So, you know, when your Aunt Zelda texts for the bajillionth time about your family reunion, you can at least come a little bit closer to ignoring her. Some darned peace and quiet just may be offered in this Quick Tip.

MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

12:28 PM, Jan. 25th, 2015 · & · iOS

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Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in and your two favorite geeks will cover it!