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How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday …

Apple Pay

There's a hidden shortcut for rearranging all of your iPhone apps at once — here's how to do it (AAPL)

Kif Leswing<p><b>There's a hidden mode that lets you rearrange the apps on your iPhone much quicker.</b>• <b><br>Here's how you do it.</b><p>It's easy to rearrange the apps on …

iPhone Apps

How to Know if Your Facebook Data Was Leaked to Cambridge Analytica

The numbers in the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal just keep climbing, from an original 55 million to a new estimate of nearly 87 million account holders who have had their data breached. This is because the quiz, "This Is Your Digital Life," collected data not only from Facebook users who …

Cambridge Analytica

Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for Earth Day, 30 minute workout will unlock eco-friendly animated sticker pack

Apple’s second annual Earth Day Activity Challenge for Apple Watch is set to take place in just over a week and a half, and this year Apple has upgraded the sticker pack for Messages with animated designs. Apple has also slightly tweaked the requirement this year.<p><i>9to5Mac</i> reader Kyle Seth Gray …

Apple Watch

Apple will reportedly ditch Intel chips in Macs as early as 2020

Transition will likely start with MacBooks<p>In a major shift that carries big implications for both companies, Apple will reportedly replace Intel’s processors with the company’s own chips in Mac computers as soon as 2020, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. The changeover is likely to begin …

iOS Apps

Hackers steal data of 150 million MyFitnessPal app users

Personal details of about 150 million users of the MyFitnessPal app were compromised in one of the biggest hacks in history, its owner has confirmed.<p>US sportswear brand Under Armour said user names, email addresses and scrambled passwords were among the stolen data. However, payment card data was …

Under Armour

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

IBM's "world's smallest computer" is the size of a grain of salt

We’ve seen companies boasting that they’ve created incredibly small computers in the past, but most of these are still massive compared to IBM’s …

Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

Security researchers have discovered a massive continuously growing malware campaign that has already infected nearly 5 million mobile devices …

Android Phones

iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X

Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your …

Best New iOS 11.3 Features Coming This Spring

In the 79th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team shares the best features coming to your iPhone and iPad this spring with iOS 11.3. Learn why this software update will make a difference for you, from battery performance settings to messages that sync with iCloud. Other topics include the …

Pseudo-science

How wireless charging could ruin your iPhone battery

Wireless charging isn't good for iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones. In fact, it's wearing batteries out faster and could increase their chance of …

Apple is buying Texture, the digital magazine distributor

A message from Apple to big publishers: We like you.<p>Apple is getting into the magazine business — not by buying magazines, but by buying a digital magazine distributor.<p>Apple has purchased Texture, a subscription service that lets users consume all or part of more than 200 magazines. The service …

Media Industry

From iOS 12 to watchOS 5: All the new Apple software we expect this year

Earlier this week, Zac outlined all of the hardware products Apple is likely to release as this year progresses. Just as important as those hardware releases, however, are the software updates that will accompany them.<p>We already know that Apple has iOS 11.3 planned for this month, but beyond that …

Amazon flaw costs Apple accessory maker nearly $100k as counterfeiter takes over legitimate listing

Amazon has come under fire in the past for its lackluster approach to handling counterfeit products. Now, the online retailer is facing a broader problem, with counterfeiters going as far as to take over a company’s legitimate product listing…<p><i>BuzzFeed News</i> highlights the problem in a report, …

How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …

How to get alerts when iOS games and apps go free

Are you an iOS gamer? Do you love games so much that your iPhone may as well be a pocket games console? And do you also hate paying developers to make those amazing games for you? Then good news! because today’s how-to shows you how to get alerts whenever a top game gets its price reduced to …

How to Add, Remove, and Rearrange Menu Bar Icons in macOS

The macOS menu bar is a great place for quickly accessing system and application functions using menu extras or "menulets", but it can get cluttered pretty quickly as more and more icons vie for a space there.<p>If the corner of your Mac's screen is fast becoming an eyesore, here are some quick and …

This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties<p>The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from <i>CNBC</i>, the …

Gumdrop DropTech iPad Pro Clear Case

<b>Bottom Line Up Front:</b> The Gumdrop Droptech Hideaway iPad Pro case receives an overall grade of "A". A minimalist case that fits the iPad like a glove …

Gumdrop Hideaway iPad Pro 10.5 Case

<b>Bottom Line Up Front:</b> The Gumdrop Droptech Hideaway iPad Pro case receives an overall grade of "A-". A rugged/durable case with accessible ports and …

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 With Support for HomePod and Siri Audio News

Apple today released iOS 11.2.5, the tenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September of 2017. iOS 11.2.5 comes two weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.2, an update that introduced Safari mitigations for the "Spectre" vulnerability impacting Apple's iOS …

iOS

11 Steps to Protect your Online Privacy

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to download the graphic[/caption] Online Privacy is a critical component of your personal …

DynamicCyber 2018 Goals

It's 2018. Can you believe it? The DynamicCyber website has been active since late June, just over 7 months now. It has afforded me a great …

Marketing

macOS High Sierra flaw unlocks App Store System Preferences with any password, fixed in latest beta

There’s a newly discovered security hole in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows anyone with access to your Mac to unlock your App Store System Preferences without your system password. The impact of this vulnerability doesn’t appear to be severe, but the security feature clearly …

App Store