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Apple ships jolly uninteresting iOS 6.1.4 update

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Apple just released iOS 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5.

Apparently, it improves speakerphone calls, but it doesn't fix the lock-screen bug in iOS 6.1.3...

Beware of encryption companies bearing gifts!

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An iPhone messaging app that claims to be "totally secure" is offering a £10,000 prize to anyone who can intercept a message from it.

Paul Ducklin wonders how you are supposed to win the prize if the app really is "totally secure"...

iOS 6.1.3 security flaw allows passcode lock bypass... again [VIDEO]

iOS 6.1.3 security flaw allows passcode lock bypass... again [VIDEO]

iOS 6.1.3 has only just been released by Apple, and already a security hole has been followed - allowing anyone to bypass the passcode lock on iPhones, and access private data on the device.

Anyone else getting a sense of Deja Vu?

iOS 6.1.3 released - Apple fixes iPhone/iPad passcode-bypass security loophole

iOS 6.1.3 released - Apple fixes iPhone/iPad passcode-bypass security loophole

Apple has just released iOS 6.1.3, an operating system update for iPhones and iPads that is said to fix a high profile flaw that could potentially allow someone to bypass your device's lock screen.

iPhone thief posts picture of himself seemingly smoking pot on victim's Facebook page

iPhone thief posts picture of himself smoking pot on victim's Facebook page

Do you recognise this man?

If so, the police would like to hear from you.

Second iPhone passcode hack vulnerability discovered

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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?

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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?

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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

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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]

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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.