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Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

 The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making the process as easy as possible. Clearly someone on the Apple TV team shares Doug’s late night Wheel of Fortune viewing habit. This function makes sense. Sometimes you want to watch Veep but your partner cannot stand Jonah. Pop on the show, select your AirPods… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 9th

Gadgets

Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

 The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making the process as easy as possible. Clearly someone on the Apple TV team shares Doug’s late night Wheel of Fortune viewing habit. This function makes sense. Sometimes you want to watch Veep but your partner cannot stand Jonah. Pop on the show, select your AirPods… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 9th

Gadgets

Warning: Don’t believe phone scammers who say your iCloud account was hacked

iPhone iCloud Hack Phone Scam

There’s a group of hackers out there that claims it can reset hundreds of millions of iPhones by using stolen iCloud credentials. The attack should occur on April 7th unless Apple pays a ransom, but the iPhone maker denied having its servers breached. If the threat is real, it uses data taken from previous breaches. Information gained from previous hacks might be used to reset iPhones, a report showed, but it’s not clear what the scope of the attack would be. So far, the hackers seem to be interested in getting as much publicity as possible.

But other scammers have developed a different iCloud con, one that's getting more traction thanks to all the news detailing the potential attack on April 7th. The scammers call unsuspecting iPhone users to tell them their iCloud accounts have been hacked. Whatever you may think, don't believe them — your iCloud account is probably safe.

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Chris Smith

March 30th

Apple

Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement

Apple iPhone Accounts Ransom Hackers

After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) is holding millions of Apple ID accounts for ransom, Apple said that its servers and databases were not hacked. Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn.

Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack.

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Chris Smith

March 23rd

Apple

There’s a perfectly good reason why Apple removed its anti-theft iPhone tool

iPhone Activation Lock Hack

Multiple reports on Monday revealed that Apple silently killed a special anti-theft tool that can help users avoid buying stolen iPhones or other devices that might be locked with iCloud. Apple’s Activation Lock checker is a simple site that lets you enter a device’s IMEI or Serial Number (both of them unique identifiers) to see whether the Activation Lock protection has been disabled.

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Chris Smith

January 31st

Apple

Mobile

Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

iPhone iCloud Calendar Spam

Some iPhone and Mac users have been experiencing a new annoying issue recently: iCloud calendar spam. What happens is that event invitations start appearing in the Calendar app on iOS and macOS, containing links to fake websites. There are ways to fix the problem, although none of them come officially from Apple, and not all will completely deal with the matter. However, the Cupertino-based company is aware of the iCloud spam phenomenon, it’s sorry, and it’s working on it.

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Chris Smith

December 2nd

Apple

Mac

How to stop receiving iCloud calendar invite spam on your iPhone and Mac

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An incredibly sinister new form of spam has infiltrated countless iPhones and iPads in recent weeks: fake iCloud calendar invites. Personally, I've been bombarded with fake invites for weeks, but many iOS users were confronted with the unfamiliar notifications for the first time over the holiday weekend.

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Jacob Siegal

November 29th

Apple

How to stop receiving iCloud calendar invite spam on your iPhone and Mac

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An incredibly sinister new form of spam has infiltrated countless iPhones and iPads in recent weeks: fake iCloud calendar invites. Personally, I've been bombarded with fake invites for weeks, but many iOS users were confronted with the unfamiliar notifications for the first time over the holiday weekend.

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Jacob Siegal

November 29th

Apple

Apple’s iPhone call logging is a feature, not a security scare

iPhone Call Data iCloud

A Russian company that makes iPhone-hacking software said earlier this week that Apple quietly collects iPhone call data in iCloud, including both cellular voice calls and FaceTime calls. But it turns out that’s a feature built into iOS and macOS for the user’s “convenience.” So there’s no point freaking out about it. That said, Apple could certainly have done a better job informing the user what happens with call data.

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Chris Smith

November 19th

Apple

Mobile

Apple’s iPhone call logging is a feature, not a security scare

iPhone Call Data iCloud

A Russian company that makes iPhone-hacking software said earlier this week that Apple quietly collects iPhone call data in iCloud, including both cellular voice calls and FaceTime calls. But it turns out that’s a feature built into iOS and macOS for the user’s “convenience.” So there’s no point freaking out about it. That said, Apple could certainly have done a better job informing the user what happens with call data.

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Chris Smith

November 19th

Apple

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