Hackers successfully reproduce fingerprints of German Defense minister using public photos

Hackers successfully reproduce fingerprints of German Defense minister using public photos

At the 31st annual conference of the Chaos Computer Club in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Krissler a.k.a “Starbug” revealed that he has managed to replicate the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen by only using some close-range photos captured from multiple angles.

VLC for iOS to return to the App Store soon

VLC for iOS to return to the App Store soon

The highly popular open source media player — VLC — is coming back to the iOS App Store in the next week or so. The app was mysteriously pulled from the App Store in September this year. 

Apple starts streaming ‘The Interview’ on iTunes

Apple starts streaming ‘The Interview’ on iTunes

Sony’s movie ‘The Interview’ starring Seth Rogen and James Franco was finally released after a lot of controversy a few days ago in select theatres and for streaming on Xbox Movies, YouTube and the Google Play Store.

Apple doesn’t run “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway for first time since 2008

Apple doesn’t run “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway for first time since 2008

Every Holiday Season, iOS users looked forward to Apple’s “12 Days of Christmas” or “12 Days of Gifts” promotion, where the company gave away selected iOS apps, music, music videos and movies for free. This year, however, Apple isn’t running the “12 Days of Christmas” promotion.

How to reduce your iPhone or iPad’s brightness below default level without jailbreaking

How to reduce your iPhone or iPad’s brightness below default level without jailbreaking

If you use your iPhone or iPad at night, even the lowest level brightness may, at times, feel too bright. Luckily, there’s a way to turn down the brightness even below the minimum level, but that setting is hidden inside iOS’ wide variety of accessibility features.

Can’t get past Terms and Conditions while installing iOS 8.1.2 OTA update? Try this fix

Can’t get past Terms and Conditions while installing iOS 8.1.2 OTA update? Try this fix

Ever since the release of iOS 8, few users have faced an annoying issue where they haven’t been able to go past the Terms and Conditions screen when they try to install the OTA update.

Save Big on Our Favorite Gadgets of 2014 [Deals Hub]

Save Big on Our Favorite Gadgets of 2014 [Deals Hub]

The year of 2014 is almost behind us now, and it has us looking back on the year. Like every year, it had plenty of ups and downs and memories we’ll look back on fondly. There was also tons of gadgets we’re glad we had in our lives for 2014, and you can get it for 2015. It’s on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

Quickly snap photos on your iPhone without launching the Camera app with QuickShoot Pro [Jailbreak Tweak]

Quickly snap photos on your iPhone without launching the Camera app with QuickShoot Pro [Jailbreak Tweak]

Have you ever missed a perfect photo just because you were waiting for the Camera app to open on your iPhone? If you’ve faced such a situation before, you should probably check out a jailbreak tweak known as QuickShoot Pro that allows you to quickly snap pictures.

ReachApp brings split-screen multitasking to iOS 8

ReachApp brings split-screen multitasking to iOS 8

Reachability has been the focus of many jailbreak tweaks lately. ReachApp is one of a kind jailbreak tweak by Elijah Frederickson that aims to take advantage of the available real estate when invoking Reachability.

Apple announces ‘Lucky Bag’ promotion in Japan on January 2

Apple announces ‘Lucky Bag’ promotion in Japan on January 2

Apple Japan has confirmed that it will host its annual “Lucky Bag” New Year’s Sale again in 2015.