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iOS 14.4 Bluetooth bug, along with a possible fix

Bluetooth problems are plaguing some iPhone users, causing annoying headphone glitches. The problem, which was first reported to me by readers, manifests itself as periodic disconnections. Sometimes the headphones will reconnect, other times the problem requires Bluetooth to be switched off and on, and at its worst, it requires a ...

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Zero-click iOS zero-day found deployed against Al Jazeera employees

Image: Omar Al-Ghossen At least 36 Al Jazeera journalists, producers, anchors, and executives, along with a journalist at London-based Al Araby TV, had their iPhones hacked using a no-user-interaction zero-day vulnerability in the iOS iMessage app, an academic research group said today. Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity and human rights abuse ...

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Best iPad in 2021: Which iPad model should you buy?

Apple’s iPad lineup is arguably something that’s unmatched by any other platform or device maker. From the iPad Mini to the iPad Air or iPad Pro, the tablets all consistently turn out top performance and have 10 hours of battery life, clear and crisp displays, and access to thousands of apps ...

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iOS 14.3: Give your iPhone a privacy audit

If you carry around a smartphone, then you’re offering a massive surface to be tracked, not just your physical location but also what you do online. On top of that, you could be giving unknown third parties access to things like your microphone, camera, the contents of your clipboard, and ...

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New Goontact spyware discovered targeting Android and iOS users

Image: Lookout Security researchers have discovered a new malware strain with spying and surveillance capabilities —also known as spyware— that is currently available in both Android and iOS versions. Named Goontact, this malware has the ability to collect from infected victims data such as phone identifiers, contacts, SMS messages, photos, and ...

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