YiSpecter Malware Hits Non-jailbroken iPhones in China, Taiwan

5:06 PM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · iPhone

YiSpecter malware targets jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices

iPhone and iPad users have yet another security threat to deal with, called YiSpecter, that targets jailbroken and non-jailbroken phones alike. Turns out it's been in the wild since November 2014, but don't get too worried because there's a good chance you haven't been infected.

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Never trust pop-ups that ask you to install software outside of the App Store. YiSpecter is a perfect example of what can happen when you do.

Apple Snaps Up Natural Speech Tech Company Vocal IQ

9:30 AM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · iPhone

Talking with Siri may get more natural thanks to Vocal IQ

Your next iPhone may be a lot more conversational because Apple has purchased Vocal IQ, a London-based company that specializes in natural language technology. The company's tech could be used to make talking to Siri much more like interacting with Tony Stark's JARVIS, or the computer system on Star Trek's USS Enterprise.

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Apple's Vocal IQ purchase gets us another step closer to my dream device: the Knowledge Navigator.

Last Chance for Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $24.99

5:22 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · iPhone

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

Ever lose a Lightning cable to a pet or some other other mishap? Check out our deal on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable. This beast is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel, and it packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors. It also has one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place, and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Pretty cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99, but the deal expires in two days.

Tim Cook: The NSA Won’t Be Asking for Backdoors (Anymore)

5:18 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't think we will hear the U.S. National Security Agency asking for a back door into our iPhones, at least not any more. In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered on Thursday, Mr. Cook implied that even the FBI is coming around on the need for end-user encryption.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Turning Off Individual Live Photos

9:02 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · iPhone

How to send stills from Live Photo pics

One of the new features of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is the so-called Live Photos functionality; this'll take your still images and turn them into little video-like snapshots of the moments in your life. However, there's a big caveat: When you share a pic with someone through Messages, those Live Photos are sent as, well, Live Photos, which may be a problem if you just forgot the feature was turned on! We'll go over what to do in this Quick Tip.

iOS 9: iPhone Battery Dying? Emergency? Low Power Mode to the Rescue

4:00 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPhone

iOS 9 Low Power Mode

iOS 9 introduces a new feature to the iPhone called "Low Power Mode." Like Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, it shuts down non-essential services in an effort to maintain an emergency lifeline. That is, enough juice to make and hold an emergency phone call, be located, or utilize Wi-Fi. Here's how to activate it.

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Important Security Fix

2:30 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPhone

iOS 9.0.2 released

Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 with some minor bug fixes and an important security fix related to Siri. According to the notes, "A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos and contacts from the lock screen."

How to Share Live Photos With Everyone (spoiler: Animated GIFs)

9:05 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPhone

Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.

How to View Live Photos in iOS 9

8:30 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · iPhone

iPhone with large camera lens

Live Photos are one of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s+. They're neat, but how do you show them off? Kelly has the scoop on how to send them to other Apple users, who can see them, and how to make them available to everyone else.

Google Adds Apple Watch App for Google Maps

7:29 PM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · iPhone

Google Maps app on Apple Watch

Google Maps joined the Apple Watch bandwagon Tuesday. An update to the Google Maps client for iOS slipped in an Apple Watch app along with new comparison feature for different travel modes.