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iOS 9 adoption reaches 79% ahead of iOS 9.3 release

iOS 9 adoption reaches 79% ahead of iOS 9.3 release

iOS 9’s adoption figure has risen again ahead of the public rollout of iOS 9.3, with 79 percent of compatible devices now running a version of Apple’s latest software. That figure is expected to rise again next week when Apple rolls out new features like Night Shift mode.

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts which allowed personal photos and videos to be published online. Ryan Collins faces up to five years in prison for the hack, which was often referred to as “The Fappening” and “Celebgate.”

Apple publishes guidelines for News app ads that will appear in content feeds

Apple publishes guidelines for News app ads that will appear in content feeds

Apple has published its guidelines for News app ads that will soon start appearing in content feeds alongside articles from your favorite sources. There are six different banners advertisers can choose from plus a pre-roll video option.

OneSafe now free (down from $5) as Apple’s App of the Week

OneSafe now free (down from $5) as Apple’s App of the Week

Premium password manager OneSafe for iOS is now free (down from $4.99) for a limited time as Apple’s Free App of the Week. OneSafe lets you store sensitive documents, photos, credit card details, and more and protects them all with AES-256 encryption and Touch ID.

Daylight Saving Time 2016: Did your iPhone or iPad automatically ‘spring forward’ by an hour for DST?

Daylight Saving Time 2016: Did your iPhone or iPad automatically ‘spring forward’ by an hour for DST?

It’s that time of the year once again when you have to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time in the U.S. At 2 a.m. local time today (March 13, 2015), daylight saving time (DST) will arrive with the promise to give you an extra hour of evening light. 

Eddy Cue: If Apple creates iPhone backdoor, criminals and terrorists will get in

Eddy Cue: If Apple creates iPhone backdoor, criminals and terrorists will get in

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, has defended the Cupertino company’s fight against the FBI in a new interview with Spanish-language news outlet Univision.

Cue insists that Apple isn’t “against the government,” but warns that creating a backdoor to iPhone and other iOS devices will allow criminals and terrorists to get into them.

How to disable system animations without jailbreaking to speed up your iPhone and iPad

How to disable system animations without jailbreaking to speed up your iPhone and iPad

iOS 9 might seem pretty fast and responsive to you, but did you know it can be even faster? If you disable system animations using this neat trick — which requires no jailbreak — you get apps that open and close so fast you won’t have time to lift your finger from the screen.

Steve Wozniak backs Apple’s battle against FBI in Conan O’Brien interview

Steve Wozniak backs Apple’s battle against FBI in Conan O’Brien interview

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has backed Apple’s decision to fight an FBI request to create an iPhone backdoor. During an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show, Woz warned that “once you create it, there’s a chance hackers can get into it.”

San Bernardino DA suggests gunman’s iPhone could be trigger for ‘cyber pathogen’

San Bernardino DA suggests gunman’s iPhone could be trigger for ‘cyber pathogen’

The San Bernardino District Attorney has told a federal judge that the iPhone used by shooter Syed Farook could be a trigger for a “cyber pathogen.” Michael Ramos is concerned that the device has the potential to damage San Bernardino County’s infrastructure.

iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data stored on your iPhone

iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data stored on your iPhone

If you’ve been keeping up with Apple’s ongoing battle against the FBI, you may have heard that authorities could have used an iCloud backup to access the data stored on an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

That’s because iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data secured on iOS devices themselves, and Apple does have the ability to get into them if it needs to. Here’s why, and what you can do to ensure your backups are more secure.