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Ban on in-flight gadget use: based on fear or evidence?

Ban on in-flight gadget use: based on fear or evidence?

A recent poll shows that people use their electronic devices on planes, RF interference be damned. Is the lack of planes dropping like shot ducks proof that the ban is illogical, or is electromagnetic emissions pollution more subtle and intermittent than that?

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

A techie named David Schuetz has done something so obvious, so simple, and so tellingly useful, that I'm going to go all out and call it a stroke of genius.

He found the source of the "Anonymous FBI leak", and forced us all to find a whole new raft of conspiracy theories to go along with it...

12 million iPhone and iPad device IDs hacked from the FBI, Anonymous claims

Smartphone PINs cracked with microphone and camera - a game-changer for phone security?

Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.

And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.

Find and Call - is it *really* the first malware in the iOS App Store?

Find and Call - iOS malware?

The first malicious app in the iPhone app store!

That's what the headlines said. But is it really the case that "Find and Call" is malware?

Apple's Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

Apple's Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

Most of us likely wouldn't want Apple to store a copy of our DNA or our fingerprints, but that's pretty much what it's doing with another one of our biometric identifiers: namely, our voices.

Apple: Androids are much less likely to be running an up-to-date OS than iPhones and iPads

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Over 80% of iPhone and iPad users are running iOS 5. That compares to a paltry 7% of Android customers who are up-to-date and running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on their smartphones and tablets.

Hacking businesses via your iPad can be all fun and games

Hacking businesses via your iPad can be all fun and games

Limit your malicious hacking to entertaining games like Uplink. At least there you're not doing any real harm, and aren't going to end up behind bars.

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

A Facebook user used Apple's iCloud to identify the thief who stole her iPhone on a Disney cruise. While an interesting story, what can you do to better protect your smartphone or tablet to not have to repeat this process if your device is stolen?

Facebook logins aren't being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Facebook logins aren't being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices.

Want to use your gadgets at takeoff and landing? US FAA to review policy

Want to use your gadgets at take-off and landing? US FAA to review policy

It doesn't quite stretch to smartphones yet, but the US Federal Aviation Administration has announced they're going to take a "fresh look" at using personal devices such as e-readers and tablets during takeoff on planes.

Updated: Serious security hole in iOS 5.1? Perhaps not..

Serious security hole in iOS 5.1: Your iPhone/iPad isn't locked

Is iOS 5.1 allowing people to access your iPhone or iPad without a pass code? Perhaps not, but we were duped!

Free iPad 3? It doesn't exist! Beware of scams

Free iPad 3? It doesn't exist! Beware of scams

Chances are that we will see Apple announce an iPad 3 very soon. But don't be duped into believing there's an easy way to get one for free.

Apple supplier Foxconn hacked not for bad factory conditions but for kicks

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Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturer of Apple's iPhone and iPad infamous for inhumane working conditions, has been hacked by a group calling itself Swagg Security.

Path and Hipster iPhone apps leak sensitive data without notification

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iPhone app developers Path and Hipster are in hot water after it was discovered they are sending your address book to their servers without permission.

USA to equip military, government officials with Androids

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The United States is preparing a modified version of Google's Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones.

Fake Camera+ app hits the iPhone App Store

Fake Camera+ app

Be careful what applications you install on your computing devices - even if they come from Apple's iPhone/iPad App Store.

Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S finally fall to jailbreakers

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Apple's most hacker-resistant hardware to date - the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, which are built around the Apple A5 chip - can now be jailbroken.

Should you rush to slither free of Apple's fiscal tentacles?

Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg giving away free iPhones and iPads?

Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg giving away free iPhones and iPads?

Has Apple really partnered up with Facebook? Is the social network really giving away free Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected individuals?

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's  iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's latest iOS update is out. The new version bumps iOS5 up to 5.0.1, and is Apple's first update available over-the-air.

Question is, should you update right away?

Apple lets malware into App Store

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A security hole in iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads, has allowed hacker Charlie Miller to defeat Apple’s famously discerning App Store review process.