This Cheap Hack Shows No iPhone PIN Is Really Safe

I've always thought of an iPhone passcode as being fairly secure — it's a 4-digit number, whith a lockout that prevents just mashing buttons until you find the right answer. But apparently, there's a cheap box that can get hack your security, no matter what. » 3/17/15 11:55pm 3/17/15 11:55pm

Does Apple Ruin Your iPhone on Purpose? The Conspiracy, Explained

Every year, Apple tempts the world with a new, expensive iPhone, hailed as the fastest and best iPhone ever. You buy it. And then, just in time for the next Fastest iPhone Ever to hit stores, the one in your pocket feels crummier and more sluggish than ever. Coincidence? Or conspiracy? » 3/12/15 3:40pm 3/12/15 3:40pm

Topps' New App Lets You Trade Star Wars Cards With Anyone On Earth

Books, magazines, comics, even photographs have already all made the move to digital. And finally, 65 years after coming up with a clever way to boost gum sales, Topps is bringing its iconic trading cards into the digital world with a new Star Wars app that lets collectors trade cards with anyone else on earth with an… » 3/12/15 9:18am 3/12/15 9:18am

This Tiny Multi-Function Cube Can Save a Dying Smartphone

There is no shortage of tiny USB charging and sync cables available for your smartphone, but the makers of the aptly-named WonderCube have managed to squeeze a surprising amount of functionality into a tiny one-inch cube you'll never want to leave home without. » 3/11/15 8:00am 3/11/15 8:00am

All the Very Personal Data Apple's ResearchKit Will Collect About You

Apple just announced the details of the new open source software framework that will make it easier for medical researchers to access data about millions of potential subjects. ResearchKit sounds amazing—and potentially riddled with security concerns. Will Apple make it easier for adversaries to access your health… » 3/09/15 5:40pm 3/09/15 5:40pm

Could the Next iPhone Be Completely Waterproof?

"Premium smartphones" often means powerful processors and stunning displays wrapped in an all-metal body, but what is consistently left off that feature list, unless your Sony and (formerly) Samsung, is waterproofing. Now, Apple is looking into how its next smartphone could completely repel water without changing… » 3/08/15 12:10pm 3/08/15 12:10pm

Ericsson Is Suing to Block Sales of iPhones in the U.S.

Ericsson has announced that it's filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court against Apple for infringing its patents—and it's asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale, too. » 2/27/15 5:30am 2/27/15 5:30am

This Is Allegedly How People Hack App Store Rankings in China

It's become hard to manipulate App Store rankings, with Apple increasingly stamping out contributions made by bots. But what if you have a huge bank of iPhones to make (seemingly) legitimate contributions? » 2/12/15 5:23am 2/12/15 5:23am

Amazon's Overflowing With Cheap Smartphone Cases Today

If you own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or Galaxy Note 4, today's Amazon Gold Box is brimming with a variety of cases and screen protectors for $10 or less. » 1/22/15 9:46am 1/22/15 9:46am

All the Stores and Banks Where You Can Actually Use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been around for a few months now, and in that time, it has expanded quite a bit. AppAdvice just updated their list of banks and stores that accept Apple Pay, so if you've been holding out for a particular store, it might be worth another look. » 1/20/15 6:07pm 1/20/15 6:07pm

All The Fun Of Disposable Cameras, Without A Trip To the Drugstore

Back before the days of selfie-sticks, or selfies or even the concept of front-facing cameras, humanity had plastic disposable cameras. You'd shoot your 20 photos, take it to the drugstore, rewind the film — yes, film — and walk out with 20 blurry holiday snaps of your own. WhiteAlbum is an app that's trying to bring… » 1/19/15 11:19pm 1/19/15 11:19pm

Fix Your iPhone’s Touch ID By Retraining It

Apple's Touch ID is great, when it works. If you're having some trouble with your iPhone recognizing your fingerprints, it's time you train it a little more. » 1/17/15 2:54pm 1/17/15 2:54pm

The Nunchuck iPhone Case You Never Knew You Needed Until Just Now

The smartphone is the ultimate tool for fiddling around when you should be doing anything but. And when you get tired of all your apps, games, and social networks, this wonderful sliding, hinged iPhone case turns your device into a makeshift set of nunchucks—or nunchaku. » 1/13/15 8:30am 1/13/15 8:30am

What are the Best Touchscreen Gloves?

It's freezing outside, and you want to check Dark Sky to further hammer home just how cold you are, but your smart device rejects the inputs from your obsolete gloves, asserting that they haven't changed since at least The Odyssey. You need hand protection from the elements that works with your touchscreen, but which… » 1/12/15 3:45pm 1/12/15 3:45pm

You Can Now Buy a SIM-free Unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus From Apple

Apple is now selling contract-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in its stores and online. The 16 GB base model iPhone 6 will costs you $650; the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $750. » 1/06/15 6:38am 1/06/15 6:38am

This Curvy Flash Drive Hides Behind Your iPhone So It's Less Intrusive

If you're regretting your decision to save a few hundred bucks on your iPhone or iPad by opting for the smaller 16GB model, there are ways to boost your smartphone's storage capacity. But because swapping in a larger microSD card just isn't an option in the Apple world, you'll have to settle for an external storage… » 1/05/15 12:01am 1/05/15 12:01am

You Have To Solve a Sliding Puzzle To Change Lenses On This iPhone Case

If you've come to rely on your smartphone as your primary camera, you've probably found yourself frustrated at its lack of zoom or even macro capabilities. Clip-on lenses can vastly improve its capabilities, and taking a cue from those sliding puzzle games that have you re-arranging tiles to form an image, the Puzlook… » 12/30/14 8:47am 12/30/14 8:47am