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A Brief Explanation of Facebook’s Scary New iPhone Bug

A handful of folks recently spotted an unwelcome addition to the Facebook app for iPhone. Some stray swipes on the News Feed would inexplicably reveal the viewfinder for the phone’s rear camera. It’s unclear if the camera was recording, but there it was lurking in the background of an app that’s infamous for running all kinds of unwanted processes in the background. Facebook finally addressed the issue on Tuesday, but this might just make you wonder what else that app is doing that you don’t know about. Read More >>

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How to Screen Record on an iPhone

I recently discovered that I've been dragging iPhone apps the hard way for my entire adult life. And I certainly wasn't the only one. Read More >>

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A Deep Look Into the iPhone’s New Deep Fusion Feature

This week, iPhone 11 owners are supposed to get a free upgrade to their cameras thanks to a beefed-up neural engine and “mad science.” It’s called Deep Fusion, and it’s designed to deliver incredibly detailed photos in especially challenging environments. I’ve spent weeks testing the beta version of the computational photography software on an iPhone 11 Pro against the old camera software on a separate iPhone 11 Pro. Truth is, Deep Fusion works – but only in the strangest scenarios. Read More >>

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Trump Subtweets Apple About Ditching the Home Button Years After the Fact

Seemingly out of the blue on Friday, Donald Trump decided to weigh in via his usual presidential soapbox, Twitter, on an unexpected subject: Apple’s UI decisions. So, as I’m sure you’re now wondering, what does the United States' commander in chief think about the company’s recently released iPhone 11 series? Read More >>

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iPhone Users Are Accidentally Deleting Their Emails Thanks to Apple’s Boneheaded UI Update

It’s honestly impressive how much a small change can derail our routine, especially when we’re used to muscle memory taking the wheel for those million and one piffling tasks each day no one has time to think about. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to Using External Storage on iOS and iPadOS

Apple pushed out a host of new features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and one of the most significant is native support for external storage – it means you can plug in thumb drives, external disk drives, and digital cameras and bring up the contents of those devices in the iOS and iPadOS Files app. Here’s how it works. Read More >>

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Apple Offers Repairs for Your Broken iPhone 6s So Long As It’s Affected by a Very Specific Fault

If you’re an Apple user who’s still rocking an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus and it suddenly started refusing to turn on, don’t worry: it’s Apple’s fault, not yours. Read More >>

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Actually, the Small iPhone Is Bad

A new analyst report says that Apple will release a second-generation iPhone SE at the beginning of next year. Lovers of the old Apple design with its 4-inch screen will be tempted to rejoice and welcome back the iPhone for people with small hands, but that would be premature. According to almost every rumour, the new iPhone SE will be based on the iPhone 8 design and its 4.7-inch screen. To me, this makes sense. That tiny iPhone is not as neat as you remember. Read More >>

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Google is Getting Sued for Tracking iPhone User Data After All, Despite High Court Block

The class action lawsuit against Google from last year is getting the go ahead after all. Read More >>

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Major iOS Exploit Could Pave the Way to a New Age of Jailbreaking

Thanks to a new bootrom exploit that affects multiple generations of iOS devices, the iPhone and iPad jailbreaking community may have just gotten a new lease on life. Read More >>

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Apple Reportedly Looking to Reboot the iPhone 4’s Boxy Design for 2020

With the iPhone 11 likely marking the end of Apple’s current three-year design cycle, we’re due for new-look-iPhones in 2020. And if well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, the next iPhone could feature a boxier design with flat stainless steel sides reminiscent of the iPhone 4. Read More >>

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Apple’s Call-Blocking Feature May Be a Little Too Good

Apple’s iOS 13 release is crammed with features we’ve been looking forward to getting our hands on for months – I’m looking at you, Arcade and system-wide Dark Mode) – but one of the tools that this blogger was most excited was Apple’s spam-fighting feature to silence those infuriating robocalls driving us all mad. And if you’re looking to free yourself from the hell of incessant, unwanted calls from unknown numbers, this is absolutely the feature for you. That said, you should also be aware of some problems you might bump into with the tool enabled. Read More >>

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Stop What You’re Doing and Upgrade to iOS 13.1 Right Now

Apple just dropped iOS 13.1, and while these iterative versions tend not to be as fun as the big numbered ones, you should update your phone right now. Read More >>

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Try to Hate the iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro is a beautiful phone. There I said it! The matte glass back is elegant. The OLED display is slightly brighter than I expected, which is clever. The trypophobia-inducing camera bump is sleeker than it looks in photos, and the ability to zoom in and out is pretty cool. The iPhone 11 Pro is also little faster. Read More >>