28 min ago
How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against 'backdoors' and other security and privacy risks
Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will get fixed but new ones will get discovered. So what can we do? Luckily, while some of the conveniences of iOS and OS X make our devices easier to use, there are also ways to remove those conveniences and make our devices even more secure. If your privacy is worth more to you than ease of use, here's how you can better lock down your iPhone and/or iPad, and any Mac it might connect to.
39 min ago
Blink aims for the security camera trifecta: wireless, affordable, and long-lasting
A new Kickstarter project, Blink, is mixing up the standard home security camera model by going truly wireless. There are plenty of home security systems out there with "wireless" cameras, but that wireless is only in the transmission of data — they still need to be wired up for power. Blink, however, is touted as having a year's worth of battery inside. And unlike other systems which hook into a central hub, Blink ties straight into your Wi-Fi network and communicates to their cloud service and an app on your phone (with plans for iOS and Android).
47 min ago
Best iPhone and iPad apps of the week: Modern Combat 5, Matter, and more!
Once again we've gathered together the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps and games released this week! We'll regularly dig up the best, freshest social, music, photography and productivity apps for iOS, not to mention action games, shooter games, puzzle games, and anything in between. Come on and dig in to see our favorite releases over the last seven days!
6 hours ago
Deal of the Day: Amzer Soft Gel TPU Gloss Skin for iPhone 5/5S
The Soft Gel TPU gloss finish abridges your iPhone's subtle contours, giving you the sleek look of a hard case and the shock absorption of a soft case. This case is fashioned from multiple thermoacrylics forming a case that is highly elastic and highly resistant to oil, corrosion and abrasions. Colors include black, blue, pink, clear and green.
7 hours ago
NSFW: Naysayers, Yosemite Public Beta and You
Editor's note: NSFW is a new weekly feature we're trying on iMore starting today. It's an editorial soapbox; I'll be sharing thoughts that may or may not have anything to do with the technology you read about the rest of the week here on iMore. Hope you enjoy!
13 hours ago
Apple reportedly acquired BookLamp startup earlier this year for $10-15 Million
When it comes to acquiring smaller companies, Apple has a bit of a history of trying to make it all happen as quiet as possible. Sometimes it works and other times, well it doesn't work out so well at all and folks spill the beans on them well before Apple is ready.
In the case of BookLamp, otherwise known as 'Pandora For Books' it seems they might have once again had their cover blown. Although the report from TechCrunch notes it happened earlier this year, if the report is correct that secrecy has finally come to an end.
15 hours ago
U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal
Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States.
For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used with their service. If unlocked, phones can be taken over to other carriers. This is hugely important for promoting healthy competition and empowering consumer choice, not to mention being very useful for travel.
15 hours ago
Iterate 72: Jeremy Olson on Hours
Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode, Jeremy Olson of Tapity joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about his latest app, Hours, how he got into design, his process, and the important of knowing some code.
16 hours ago
Madefire motion books and comics v2.0 update brings new storefront, larger images and better organization
Madefire Motion Books & Comics isn't exactly a new arrival in the Appstore but the if you've never checked out the app before, now is a great time to do so. The latest version, also known as v2.0, has arrived and it has brought along quite a few notable changes.
19 hours ago
New, updated, and discounted apps: Thomas Was Alone, Matter, and more!
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an update to one of the best calendar apps for iOS, new service sync support in a popular newsreader, a new note tool and more!
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