8 min ago
iPhone and iPad as amazing instances of applied cryptography
Following the publication of Apple's absolutely stellar iOS Security white paper in February, Steve Gibson of the TWiT network's Security Now! show spent three episodes going through it, providing extra explanation and context. Gibson was incredibly impressed by the iOS Security white paper, and by Apple's security implementation in general, calling it "amazing" many times over, especially the Apple A7 and its secure enclave. he also widely praised Apple's choices for the crypto they implemented, and especially how user- and privacy-focused their choices were.
9 min ago
Fund This: Game of Phones, a card game with a high-tech twist
Game of Phones is a great-looking card game in the home stretch of its Kickstarter campaign. It resembles Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples in that a judge plays a single challenge card, and decides which response from the other players he or she likes best.
2 hours ago
Deal of the Day: Swiss-Case Alpine Case for iPhone 5/5S
Constructed from a strong TPU fused with an exterior polycarbonate, this iPhone hard case can help shield against damage and provide you with an admirable slim design. The glossy polycarbonate backing keeps a sleek shine while the sides give you an enhanced grip around your device.
2 hours ago
Beats Music offers a new way to pay with in-app purchases
Beats Music has announced integration with the Apple digital Store, offering consumers a more convenient way to purchase a premium subscription, which was only possible outside of the app. This is a strong move for the company as Apple takes a cut for all the purchases made through the store, including new subscriptions to the Beats Music service within the iOS app.
11 hours ago
auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple should do it
auki is a jailbreak app for iPhone that provides quick-reply functionality for messages. That means that, with auki, you don't have to spend time switching to and from the Messages app. You can reply to and compose messages from anywhere on the iPhone, be it the Home screen or from inside another app or game. Anywhere. That might sound similar to other jailbreak apps like BiteSMS, but auki takes a different approach, and one I'd really like to see Apple consider for iOS 8.
14 hours ago
Nike rumored to be axing Fuelband hardware division
Here's one to take with a grain of salt, simply because as of now it's not official. Sources at CNet say that most of the FuelBand team is to be let go, and that Nike will halt production of the hardware altogether. This includes the planned "slim" version to be released later this year, and everything else the 70-odd member team may have been working on.
16 hours ago
Facebook Paper gets updated, adds birthdays and events, photo comments, and more!
Facebook Paper —the "Flipboard" way to view your Facebook feed — was updated today with a slew of new features. The app still curates and aggregates stories from your feed, but now things are down with a bit more style and flair.
16 hours ago
Apple offering a second chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets
If you didn't get selected in last week's WWDC 2014 lotto, you may still have a shot to get a ticket. Apple is reportedly sending out emails to developers who weren't selected in the lottery and offering a chance to purchase tickets that were unclaimed.
19 hours ago
Samsung Galaxy S5 gets reviewed
The big new Android flagship phone of the year has just been released, and our sibling site, Android Central, has just posted their enormous Samsung Galaxy S5 review to tell you everything you need to know about it.
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21 hours ago
How to fix the FaceTime camera on the iPhone 5
If you're experiencing issues with the front-facing FaceTime camera on your iPhone 5, it may be time for a DIY repair. Symptoms with the FaceTime camera typically include a blacked out screen when the front-facing camera is activated or pixelated areas and lines through the screen. In some cases the front-facing FaceTime camera may not launch or trigger at all. That cable also contains the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. If auto brightness isn't working or your display doesn't turn off when you're on a call, those are signs the sensor portion is failing. If you're experiencing any of these issues, follow along and we can walk you through a DIY repair from start to finish!