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iMessage issue causes headaches for stolen iPhone users

Multiple users who've had their iPhones stolen are reporting that iMessage is still linked to their stolen device even after they've conducted a remote wipe, deactivated their iPhone with the carrier, and even changed their Apple ID password. This means that whomever steals or buys a stolen iPhone may have the ability to iMessage from the original owners account, pretty much impersonating them.

Although Apple has yet to comment on the situation, Ars Technica was able to get iOS security expert Jonathan Zdziarski to chime in on his thoughts of why this may be occurring.

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Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 vibrator assembly (GSM only)

If your vibrate isn't working or is very faint on you GSM iPhone 4, you may need a new vibrator assembly. If you're out of warranty but have just a little bit of ninja skill, it's a very cheap and easy repair to perform yourself.

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Daily Tip: How to set a contact as a phone favorite on iPhone

Brand new to iPhone and wondering how to set a contact as a "favorite" for speed dialing? It's easy to do, places them in a neat and easy to access list, and setting it up is quite simple. Best of all, once you're done, so are your days of scrolling through your full contact list trying to find that one name you need when you really, really need it.

Already know how to add a favorite? Save this link for family and friends and we'll spare you the tech support time!

Here's how it's done:

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Daily Tip: How to watch iPad Live, iPhone Live and our other podcasts on your big screen TV

Watching iPad Live, iPhone Live, or any of the other Mobile Nations Podcasts on your iPhone or iPad is kinda cool, but what's really cool is watching them on your big screen TV. Luckily, with just an Apple TV, an app, and a few taps, it's easy to do. Here's how:

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Daily Tip: How to print out driving directions from the Maps app

Going on vacation or just to someplace new and curious how to print out Maps driving directions so you can keep a hard copy handy? While the built-in iOS Maps app lacks turn by turn navigation, it does give you a visual map of your route and a list of directions. If you're driving through an area with dodgy data service, or you're just old school and want a physical copy, it's easy to print out that list of directions. They can then be handed to your passenger without the need for them to have your iPhone in their hand and it saves your battery life too.

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Daily Tip: How to set up custom vibration patterns in iOS 5 [Video]

Curious how to set up the new accessibility feature in iOS 5, namely the custom vibration patterns? Custom vibrations patterns let you set up uniquely identifiable series for contacts in your address book -- a handy feature to say the least!

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Daily Tip: How to tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 via Ac1dSn0w

Ac1dSn0w is a newly released jailbreak tool that'll allow you to tethered jailbreak your device (no iPhone 4S or iPad 2 support). So if RedSn0w is giving you issues, you may want to give Ac1dSn0w a try. If you've used RedSn0w in the past and you're more comfortable using it instead, you can of course tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 via RedSn0w as well. Windows users will need to use RedSn0w as Ac1dSn0w only currently supports Mac.

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Weekly Mod: how to replace a shattered or unresponsive iPhone 3G/3GS digitizer assembly

Shattered the glass on your iPhone 3G or 3GS, or have a touchscreen that has stopped responding, and wondering how easy a screen replacement is to DIY? Well, you're in luck -- a screen replacement is a relatively easy repair to perform. You'll just need a few tools and a new digitizer assembly to make your broken iPhone 3G or 3GS good as new! This repair can also fix an unresponsive home button as well.

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Daily Tip: How to kill background apps in iOS 5

iPhone or iPad feeling kind of sluggish or an app freezing up on you and wondering how to manually force-quit multitasking apps to free up memory? iOS 5 does a great job automatically pausing or killing background tasks, but once and a while a big game, rogue process, or similar situation can drain resources or tie up memory. Luckily, iOS 5 makes it easy to quit these apps any time you like.

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Daily Tip: how to use QR codes on your iPhone or iPad

If you've seen those funky little bar codes floating around you may have been wondering what they are or how they're used. They're called QR (quick response) codes and they're used to store useful information like web URLs, contact cards, e-mail addresses, etc... You can scan these codes anywhere you find them quickly and easily with your iPhone and we'll show you how.

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