Android Phones Reportedly Tougher to Crack than Apple iPhones

A new report claims that Android phones have gotten tougher to crack than iPhones over the past couple of years. This is opposite to most consumers’ belief that iPhones are safer in comparison. According to a new report from Vice, Cellbrite’s UFED 4PC software can extract all the data, including call logs, contacts, GPS data, and messages, from the iPhone X (or older devices). Even partial data from Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter can be extracted. However, it couldn’t get as much information from Android smartphones such as the…

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Apple Proposes Standardized Format for SMS OTPs

Apple wants a standardized for one-time passwords (OTPs) that are sent via text messages on mobile phones for login purposes. Google is already on board with the idea, but Mozilla hasn’t offered feedback yet. Apple engineers who are working on WebKit (the core component of Safari web browser) have proposed an idea via that outlines a standardized format for one-time passwords received by smartphones via text messages (or SMS). The format that’s explained on GitHub is made for both computers and humans. The idea proposed by the iPhone maker’s engineers…

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iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1: What’s New

Earlier today, Apple released the iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 update. Despite being a minor point release, the updates bring plenty of fixes and changes to the table. If you are wondering what changes and improvements Apple has made in iOS 13.3.1, read our roundup below. What’s New in iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 Option to Disable U1 Chip The iOS 13.3.1 update introduces a toggle to disable the Ultra wideband U1 chip on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series. The toggle first made its debut in the…

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Apple Watch Calls 911 after Driver Was Involved in Accident

The Apple Watch has once again proved to be a lifesaver. According to a user on Reddit, they met in an accident last Monday, and their Series 5 called 911 immediately. Fortunately, it wasn’t a life or death situation, and the passenger didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Although the lives weren’t in danger this time, Apple Watch did call 911 when needed. The Apple Watch Series 5 does not have a special feature for car crash detection. However, its Fall Detection is capable of detecting sudden impacts. And it appears…

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How to View Passwords in iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

If you use an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook, or a combination of any of these devices on a daily basis, you are heavily invested in Apple’s ecosystem. The good thing about Apple’s ecosystem is that it makes the transition between devices seamless. So, any login or payment details that you save in iCloud Keychain on your iPhone are automatically synced to your iPhone and iPad as well. While iCloud Keychain has been around for a few years, Apple has greatly improved its capability in recent years. In many…

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How to Quickly Navigate to Home or Work on Your iPhone with Google Maps

If you use Google Maps as your default Maps app on your iPhone, then here is a nifty little trick to quickly get directions to navigate to Home or Work on your iPhone. It allows you to get directions to your Home or Work address on your iPhone with just three taps using Google Maps. It saves you the trouble of typing the address and getting directions faster. Set Up or Change Home & Work Address in Google Maps on your iPhone In case you haven’t done it already, you…

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How to Delete Your Apple Music Library on iPhone, iPad, macOS, Android, and Windows

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming services right now. It not only lets you stream music on the go but also allows you to download songs for using them offline or if you plan on not spending your data limit. You can download a specific song, playlist, or even an entire album. But how can you delete your Apple Music library? Is there a way to delete your entire library or the tracks that you don’t want to be in your library? Yes, there are multiple ways…

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Steve Jobs Unveiled The First Macintosh 36 Years Ago

Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh precisely 36 years ago, today. It was probably the most innovative desktop computer, offering a graphical user interface and a revolutionary mouse. Amidst fierce competition from IBM, the first Macintosh was first unveiled on January 24, 1984, by Steve Jobs at Apple’s annual shareholders’ meeting. It was a make or break situation for the company. When Steve pulled the Macintosh out of the bag and turned it on, a message appeared on the screen. Needless to say, it amazed everyone who looked at it,…

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How to Find Your Top Playing Songs in Apple Music

If you listen to music via music streaming services like Apple Music, you get access to unlimited music, curated playlists, and radio stations. There’s always something new to listen to, but there are songs that get stuck in your mind and you always go back to them and listen to over and over. Have you ever thought of finding those songs that you listen to the most? Well, there’s a way you can find your top playing songs in Apple Music, be it while using an iPhone or an iPad…

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How to Use Your iPhone as a Google Security Key for 2FA

You’ve probably heard by now that SMS based two-factor verfication (2FA) is not as secure as we had thought as researchers have shown how it is possible to hijack a text message. But as we reported a few days back, the good news is that your iPhone can now be used as a much more secure Google security key. In this article, we will show you how to use your iPhone as a physical secure key for 2-step verification for your Google Account. The Google Smart Lock feature makes use…

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