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New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes …

SIM-free iPhone 6, 6 Plus reportedly debuting tomorrow

You can already buy an unlocked GSM iPhone 6 or 6 Plus direct from Apple but it comes with a T-Mobile SIM in the U.S. Consumers will have the option …

Mobile

Apple reportedly integrating Beats streaming into iOS and iTunes

After Beats was purchased in 2014, and even before then, one main question facing Apple is when the company plans to come out with a streaming music …

Streaming

Best deals of the week: Xcode & Swift, TextExpander, Bluetooth speaker, more [Deals]

So ends another week at Cult of Mac Deals. Every day we put a spotlight on a gadget, software, or training that will enrich your life.<p>Today, we highlight a few of those deals so that you don’t miss out. Read on to see the best of the very best that we offer right now. Of course, you can peruse all …

Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

This Week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, the Retina MacBook Pro, and several different Apple accessories.<p>There aren't many deals on the iMac, the iPad, the Retina iPad mini, or the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, but make sure to check back next week for new …

Apple Store Switching From iPod touch to iPhone 5s for Their Sales Floor EasyPay System

- May 9, 2014<p>Citing “Sources familiar with the rollout,” <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that Apple is in the process of replacing the fourth-generation iPod touch …

With Beats, Apple buys the unobtainable: street cred

Here are two new iPhoneography apps to check out this weekend

I’m constantly checking out new photography apps for the iPhone, and like many out there, my favorite remains VSCO Cam. There’s a new contender on the scene that was released this week, and it’s definitely worth trying if you like experimenting beyond VSCO’s filters.<p>A new video app from the …

Beats Co-Founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Expected to Take on Senior Roles at Apple Following Acquisition

Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and musician Dr. Dre are both expected to take on senior roles at Apple following Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The two may not take on full time positions, but will commute from the Los Angeles area, where Beats is based, …

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine expected to become Apple executives as part of Beats acquisition

As part of the impending $3.2 billion Apple acquisition of Beats Electronics, Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple as senior executives, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal<i>.</i><p>But as Apple completes a deal to buy headphone and streaming-service company Beats …