There’s nothing quite as panic-inducing as a red battery symbol. You’re out frolicking, there’s pictures to take, people to text, news to read. But no. Not for you. You’ve got to spend the rest of the evening doing all you can to squeeze out every last drop of battery life possible.
The iPhone 5S and 5C offer up to 10 hours of usage with iOS 7, but if your device isn’t coming anywhere near that figure, your settings could be the culprit.
We’ve rounded up 18 tweaks you can make to make the most of your iPhone battery. Every little bit goes a long way…
Canadian police have confiscated two stun guns disguised to look like iPhones, and have brought charges against one woman for assault. Can you tell the potentially deadly device from a harmless handset?
When it comes to cases to protect your phone, you’re spoiled for choice. Do you got for flashy colours? Waterproofing? One with a keyboard? But what about one that protects you from your phone? BioArmor has come up with a case that does exactly that – the Antimicrobial iPhone 5s case packs in Silver-Ion technology to kill bacteria and keep away nasty germs. So how does it fare? And is it any good as a normal case? We suited up our iPhone 5s to find out.
Just because you turned off your phone doesn’t mean the NSA isn’t using it to spy on you.
Edward Snowden’s latest revelation about the NSA’s snooping inspired an extra dose of shock and disbelief when he said the agency’s hackers can use a mobile phone as a bug even after it’s been turned off. The whistleblower made that eye-opening claim when Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News, holding his iPhone aloft during last Wednesday’s interview, asked, “What can the NSA do with this device if they want to get into my life? Can anyone turn it on remotely if it’s off? Can they turn on apps?
“They can absolutely turn them on with the power turned off to the device,” Snowden replied.
Snowden didn’t offer any details on this seemingly magical feat. But a group of particularly cunning iPhone hackers say it’s possible. They also say you can totally and completely turn off your iPhone so no one—not even the NSA—can use it to spy on you.
If you have ever owned an IPhone, you most likely have dropped it in water, cracked the screen or done some damage to them because they are pretty delicate. If you have dropped your phone in water don’t panic just yet because there is ways to fix them yourself without running to the store and paying hundreds of dollars for repair. If you have dropped your phone in water, shake it out as much as you can and do not attempt to turn it on because this can ultimately cause more damage to the phone.
This morning, a number of Australian iPad and iPhone users woke up to a strange sight.
A message, saying something like this:
Device hacked by Oleg Pliss. For unlock device…
We haven’t seen a screenshot of the whole message, but some reports say that Mr Pliss is asking for $50, while others report that he wants $100 or €100 via Paypal “for unlock device.”
It’s ransomware, but not as we know it.
As far as we can tell, the affected devices aren’t infected with malware; instead, it looks as though the attackers have somehow got hold of the victims’ iCloud login credentials and locked their devices remotely.
The demands seem to be localised to Australia, or at least to Australian users, with some reports from New Zealand.
Taiwan is considering ticketing people who cross the street paying more attention to their iPhone than the cars around them. No, seriously. Taiwan currently has over 14 million mobile internet users, many of whom lawmakers consider “addicted” to their phones.
Just a few days ago reports surfaced that the iPhone has a bug that leaves your mail attachments unencrypted. It allows hackers to access the encrypted email attachments. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still working to fix that bug. Now, an Egypt-based hacker claims that he has identified a new flaw which lets intruders bypass the lock screen security and send SMS or make calls using the voice assistant Siri.