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3D Laser Scanner Rumored For The iPhone 8

02/15/2017, Apple has long expressed their interest in augmented reality technology, going as far as buying up companies that deal with it. Exactly how Apple plans on implementing the technology into their products still remains something of a mystery, although...

Android Pay For Android Wear Won’t Work With Unlocked Bootloaders

02/08/2017, Last year it was revealed that Android Pay would not work on devices with unlocked bootloaders. It has been speculated that this could be due to security reasons, which makes sense especially when you consider that this is dealing with credit cards and...

The FBI’s iPhone Cracking Tools Have Been Released To The Public

02/04/2017, Last year thanks to the efforts by a company called Cellebrite, a set of cracking tools were developed for the FBI to help them break into an encrypted iPhone. This was after Apple had refused to help the FBI to break into the device, and also after they...

Silent Circle Update Will Brick Unofficial Blackphone 2 Devices

01/30/2017, It seems that the folks at Silent Circle have a bit of a counterfeiting problem on their hands. It turns out that the company’s Blackphone 2 is being counterfeited and sold through unofficial channels, which was apparently done through “night runs”...

Apple Removes Activation Lock Status Page From Website

01/29/2017, One of the ways that Apple has attempted to cut down on the number of iPhone-related thefts is with a feature called Activation Lock, which basically prevents the thief from wiping your phone and reselling it as a brand new device. So far the feature...

Gmail Will No Longer Let Users Attach .js Files

01/26/2017, People attach all kinds of things to their emails. Depending on your job or the email, this can range from anything like PDFs, image files, movie clips, Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides, and so on. In the case for some users, such as...

iOS 10.3 Will Bring APFS To iOS Devices

01/24/2017, If you’re hoping that Apple will help enhance the security of your iOS device and protect your files from authorized access, then the upcoming iOS 10.3 update might be something to look forward to. This is because iOS 10.3 will finally be bringing APFS...

China Has Made Using Unauthorized VPNs Illegal

01/23/2017, There are a good number of reasons why people use VPNs. Whether it be to mask their location or to access content that is blocked locally either due to local censorship laws or due copyright/availability, there are many reasons why people choose to use...

iPhone 8 Could Feature New Touch ID Technology

01/22/2017, Recently a report from analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company revealed that he expects 2017’s iPhone 8 to feature a wraparound display and new sensors. One of those new sensors would be Touch ID where due to the wraparound display, a new version of...

Popular Photo App Meitu Is Asking For Very Strange Permissions

01/19/2017, If you’re starting to see your friends post bizarre photos onto Facebook or Twitter where they look like they’ve been given a makeover, there’s a good chance that they are using a new photo app called Meitu which seems to be giving users anime-like...

Hackers Manage To Break Into Samsung’s SmartCam

01/18/2017, There is a debate going on about the security of smart home appliances, connected objects, the Internet of Things, and so on. Basically there doesn’t seem to be some kind of standardized security that all manufacturers adhere to, which means that while...

Your ‘Peace Sign’ Selfies Could Lead To Identity Theft

01/11/2017, You know those peace signs that people love to flash when taking selfies or taking photos? Turns out it probably isn’t a good idea to do so because it seems that thanks to the improvement in camera quality these days, a simple peace sign is more than...