iPhone Jailbreakers Hit with ID Stealing Hack

11:52 AM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · iOS

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.

Another Reason to Update to iOS 8.4.1: Ins0mnia

9:22 AM, Aug. 27th, 2015 · · iOS

Stop procrastinating and install iOS 8.4.1. It has some seriously important security fixes.

Ins0mnia is a serious security flaw in iOS 8 that could let hackers run what appear to be legit apps in the background to steal user's data, and it's a perfect example of why updating to iOS 8.4.1 is so important. The vulnerability was patched in the update, but instead of letting iPhone and iPad owners know about the critical fixes, Apple focused only on making sure everyone new about Apple Music improvements.

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Apple is going only half way with its security updates. Patching security flaws is important, but so is letting users know so they'll install the updates.

iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.

iOS 9 Developer Course 90% Off: $99

4:06 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · iOS

The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course for only $99

If you're looking for some help on getting up to speed on coding apps for Apple's soon to be released iOS 9, check out TMO's special deal on StackSkills' online training: The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course. You'll get 90 hours of course content where you learn to build 100 apps with Xcode 7, plus you'll learn to use Swift 2, develop watchOS 2 Apple Watch apps, work with SpriteKit, and more. The training series is regularly priced at US$999, but you can sign up for $99—a 90 percent discount!

iOS 9: See Extra Battery Details

8:58 AM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 9 battery features

Let's talk about the beta of iOS 9! And let's specifically go over a new setting that'll let us determine more precisely how our battery life is being used. If you've ever been curious to see which apps are eating up your battery in the background, now you beta testers can know for sure. We've got energy-saving happiness for you in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 8.4.1 Released with Focus on Apple Music Improvements

2:52 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 8 Icon

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 Thursday, an update with a major focus on Apple Music. The patch notes list fixes for iCloud Music Library, interface issues, playlist improvements, artwork fixes, improvements to Connect, and a fix for tapping Love when listening to Beats 1.

How To Reset A HomeKit Device

8:57 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iOS

How to reset HomeKit from our iPhone or iPad

If you're lucky you have some HomeKit compatible hardware in your home. If you're less lucky, you might need to troubleshoot it. Kelly helps you reset your devices and get back to living in The Future.

How to Make Custom iPhone Vibration Alerts

11:27 AM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · iOS

Make your own custom vibration alert  patters on your iPhone

Adding new ringtones and alert tones to your iPhone isn't a bid deal, but what if you want custom vibration alerts? That's easy, too, and everything you need is already on your iPhone.

iOS 9 Public Beta Shows AT&T is Finally Embracing Wi-Fi Calling

11:12 AM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · iOS

AT&T Wi-Fi calling support finally shows up in iOS 9 beta

Remember how AT&T begrudgingly promised to add Wi-Fi call support for the iPhone after Apple introduced the feature with iOS 8? It only took until the third iOS 9 public beta for it to show up, so now we only have to wait for the public release, and for AT&T to enable the feature on its cell network.

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T-Mobile has been a Wi-Fi calling supporter all along. AT&T is dragging its feet, but seems to be finally getting on board. Verizon, the ball is now in your court.

iOS 9 and watchOS 2 Developer Bundle: $25

7:09 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · iOS

We have a bundle of five training courses designed to teach you how to develop for iOS 9 and watchOS 2: The Complete Apple Watch Development Course, Build Knight Rider's KITT Voicebox, Create a Slot Machine Apple Watch App, Program a Pro iPhone Memory Game, and iOS 9 Course: Make Your Own Pinball iPhone Game in One Day without Coding. They retail for $414, but they're yours for $25 through our deal. Check out the details on the deal listing.