iPhone

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered

Vulnerability_thumb

You too can get into somebody's locked iPhone, particularly if you have a prehensile tail and don't mind (almost) placing a phony emergency call. Which you a) probably don't and b) hopefully do.

Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

A warning spreads on Facebook about "Talking Angela", an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.

Malheureusement, it's all too simple for people to share warnings - rather than check if the facts are true.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Unlock an iPhone without the passcode - harmless trick or computer crime?

iphone-911-250

A YouTube video showing you how to unlock an iPhone 5 without the passcode has racked up nearly 300,000 hits over the past two weeks.

Paul Ducklin looks into the good and the bad of the story...

Was Alicia Keys hacked, or is she cheating on BlackBerry with iPhone this Valentine’s Day?

Alicia Keys_thumb

Newly appointed BlackBerry Global Creative Director and musician, Alicia Keys, claims her Twitter account was hacked after a tweet was sent from an iPhone. NOT a BlackBerry.

Apple updates iOS fixing 27 vulnerabilities and TURKTRUST revocation

Apple updates iOS fixing 27 vulnerabilities and TURKTRUST revocation

Apple has released updates for users of the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV products that fix critical vulnerabilities. Apple users should update their devices to iOS 6.1 as soon as possible.

How do you compare to Steve Wozniak? Take our survey and (maybe) win a new iPad Mini

too_many_devices

Last year, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak showed off his travel backpack to Gizmodo readers. He needed a whopping seven containers to get through airport security!

Question is how do the rest of us compare. Tell us what you lug around and have a chance of winning an iPad Mini.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Stolen iPhone snaps photo of woman who tries to unlock it

A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police.

It's a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track your stolen or lost smartphone.

Fugitive John McAfee's location revealed by photo meta-data screw-up

Fugitive John McAfee's location revealed by photo meta-data mess-up

Has EXIF data tripped up the founder of one of the world's most well known security firms, as he runs from the police in Belize?

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.

This isn't just about losing an expensive phone - there's also the threat of losing your data and money.

Learn how to better protect your phone.

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely "sexting" and sharing photos.

But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?

Losing a phone or device REALLY sucks [INFOGRAPHIC]

panic_man

Ahhh, losing phones - something i sadly do often. A recent survey has some interesting findings: it reported that men were more likely than women to lose devices, and that Londoners lost devices more often than people living elsewhere in the UK. Any of this surprise you?

Apple resumes User Tracking with iOS 6. Here's how to disable it

Apple resumes User Tracking with iOS 6. Here's how to disable it

Apple was eager to promote the many new features in iOS6, but avoided mention of one: IFA - or identifier for advertisers - the company's newest device tracking technology.

Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

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.

Police can imitate your drug dealer to text you from his phone

Police can imitate your drug dealer to text you from his phone

A US court has decreed that sending texts using a seized iPhone while impersonating the phone's owner doesn't violate privacy rights.

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?

How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really?

iphone-thumb

In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.

But should users really be congratulating Apple for iOS devices' apparent security?