Hackers Are Using Find My iPhone to Hold iOS Devices for Ransom

A strange rash of virtual iPhone kidnappings in Australia recently spread to the United States, and boy, are they strange. Hackers appear to be using Find My iPhone to lock iOS devices remotely, and then demanding a ransom to unlock them. Said ransom is payable through PayPal. You should not pay it. » 5/27/14 1:13pm 5/27/14 1:13pm

iCloud's About to Look a Whole Lot More Like iOS 7

The slow creep of Jony Ive's flat-friendly software design is starting to pick up its pace with the new beta version of iCloud.com. That scratchy old black background is now dreamy blue and blurry just like iOS 7. The app icons have lost a dimension, as well, and now look like their iOS 7 counterparts. Frankly, it… » 8/14/13 2:49pm 8/14/13 2:49pm

Dropbox Just Changed Everything About How You Use Apps

Way back when, Steve Jobs told Dropbox that it was a feature, not a product. Which was enough at the time. Except now, Dropbox's reach stretches wide enough, and its influence is great enough, that it just leveled up. It's not just syncing your files and folders anymore. It's trying to sync literally everything on… » 7/09/13 4:10pm 7/09/13 4:10pm

iCloud Finally Looks Like It's Useful (Updating)

While all the hullabaloo at WWDC is focused on what iOS and OSX look like, we should be more concerned with whether or not they actually work. The late Steve Jobs did say over a decade ago that Apple focuses on not just the aesthetics of its products but also how they actually work: "It's not just what it looks like… » 6/10/13 1:44pm 6/10/13 1:44pm

WWDC 2013 Predictions: Here Comes iOS 7, But What Else? (Updated)

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but the internet's been wildly speculating about the company's plans for months. Some of it is almost definite (hello, flat design) and some of it's absurd (stop it with this). Here are all the goodies we actually expect Tim Cook and his… » 6/09/13 8:16pm 6/09/13 8:16pm

Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase 'Barely Legal…

Something really weird is happening to iCloud emails. It turns out, Apple is straight up deleting emails sent from iCloud email accounts that have the phrase "barely legal teen" in them. Like, if you sent out an email that included that phrase in the body of the message, it would never be sent to the person. Huh? » 2/28/13 8:30pm 2/28/13 8:30pm