Dozens of users had their iCloud account accessed without their permission and the corresponding feature for finding lost phones or devices was exploited to demand a ransom.
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A new malware has been discovered that specifically targets jailbroken iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets to steal Apple account credentials. The threat was discovered after it apparently caused unexplained crashes in some applications, culminating in the eventual discovery of the malware identified as "Unflod" based on the filename of the library.
More than 200 million Facebook users are regularly using Facebook Messenger, the social networking site's mobile texting app for Android and iPhone, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the firm's quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday, Re/code reports.
After years of negotiations, China Mobile finally began selling Apple's iPhone to its 776 million subscribers in January. Now, the world's largest mobile carrier probably wishes it hadn't.
Rumor has it that Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be the default search tool on the iPhone--and who can blame her?
Medium's iPhone app is nice enough, but it would be better with more user control over content and some editing tools.
Apple launched its smartphone-vehicle integration offering called CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show last week, but it might be too little, too late, warns Strategy Analytics.
Not being one to wear their intentions on their sleeve, executives at Apple are staying mum about rumors concerning their efforts to develop the so-called "iWatch." Still, rumors continue to circulate, the latest being that a team of more than 200 people has now been assigned to work on the project.
Apple makes the vast majority of its money selling iPhones and iPads, but as profits get squeezed on hardware, it could be better served by concentrating on content instead.