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Apple Throws $356 Million at Making Its Security Better—And Making Android's Worse

Reuters is reporting that Apple has bought AuthenTec—a company which makes secure fingerprint sensors and precision touchscreen solutions—for $356 million. Either it's gotten extremely serious about its own security, or wants to make it much harder for the competition. Or both! » 7/27/12 8:29am 7/27/12 8:29am

That In-App Purchase Hack Now Works For OS X Apps Too

Earlier in the week a Russian hacker—Alexy Borodin—revealed a fairly easy way to make in-app purchases in iOS without actually paying for them. Apple has of course since been working on a fix to the gaping hole, but adding insult to injury, Alexy has now revealed that a very similar hack also works with desktop apps… » 7/21/12 12:00pm 7/21/12 12:00pm

Hacker Discovers Surprisingly Easy Method to Get iPhone and iPad In-App Purchases for Free

The App Store's in-app purchases security has been breached. A Russian hacker has found a method to fool iPhone and iPad apps so that you can get in-app purchases for free. It's surprisingly easy to set up, requiring no jailbreaking or hacking magic at all. You just need to follow some steps in your stock iOS… » 7/13/12 11:10am 7/13/12 11:10am

How Budgeting Your Gadget Purchases Could Blow Your Budget

We all know what it's like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here's how to wise up. » 7/04/12 7:00pm 7/04/12 7:00pm