Welcome to Apple Watch.
To take advantage of its size and location on your wrist, we’ve given Apple Watch new interactions and technologies. These Guided Tour videos will show you how to use them to do all kinds of amazing things.
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August 1st, 2016
Chance Miller - @ChanceHMiller IPAD PRO
Apple today has shared a new advertisement on its YouTube channel for the iPad Pro. The ad positions the iPad Pro as a true replacement for a computer and is entitled, “iPad Pro – What’s a Computer?”
Essentially, the ad is attempting to convince viewers to forget what they normally think of when they think of computers, because the iPad Pro is capable enough to be a computer in and of itself. “You think you know what a computer is, but then you see this one. Meet iPad Pro,” the video description.
The video itself shows off a variety of different functions of the iPad Pro, including its Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil, split-view, picture-in-picture video, and more. The video concludes with, “Imagine what your computer could do if your computer was an iPad Pro.
Earlier today, new data from IDC showed that Apple is increasing its worldwide tablet lead in Q2 despite the decline in iPad sales. During the Read the full article →
Never authorize or click any link that you have not requested on your computer… even if the email is from someone posing to be a friend or family member.
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HOW-TO IOS DEVICES
With iOS 9 launching today, it’s worth taking a look at how you should prepare your device for the new operating system. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 8 device and transitioning it over to iOS 9:
First things first, let’s discuss the two different methods of backing up your iOS Device. You have two different options: Backing up to iCloud or Backing up to iTunes.
1. Backing up to iCloud. If you have iCloud set up, iCloud will automatically back up your data whenever your device is charging, locked and connected to Wi-Fi. To check to see if you have iCloud set up to backup, first make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network by opening up Settings. Then tap on Wi-Fi. Then scroll down until you see iCloud and tap on iCloud.
Then press on Backup. Then you want to make sure iCloud Backup is Read the full article →
Feb 4, 2015 2:02 PM
The spyware, called XAgent, is delivered via a phishing attack using a technique called island hopping. In that, the phones of friends and associates of the true target are first infected and then used to pass on the spyware link. It’s based on the assumption that the target is more likely to click on links from people they know than from strangers.
Once installed, XAgent will collect text messages, contact lists, pictures, geo-location data, a list of installed apps, a list of any software processes that are running and the WiFi status of the device. That information is packaged and sent to a server operated by the hackers. XAgent is also capable of switching on the phone’s microphone and recording everything it hears.
XAgent runs on both iOS 7 and iOS 8 phones, whether they’ve been jailbroken or not. It is most dangerous on iOS 7 since it hides its icon to evade detection.
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SCAM ALERT: Don't Click on That 'Child Predator' Email Link!
San Mateo police say they've received reports of a new phishing email that's targeted local residents.
By Renee Schiavone (Patch Staff)Updated November 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm
By Bay City News Service:
San Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.
Police are instructing individuals who receive the scam email to not open the Web link embedded in the body of the email because it is a phishing email, meaning that it will install software, or malware, onto the recipient’s computer.
The malware will attempt to search the recipients’ computer for stored information such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers.
According to police, the email claims to be announcing “Neighborhood Safety Info,” Read the full article →
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone, and iPad users are finding that their devices have been locked remotely through Apple’s Find My iPhone service by someone using the name “Oleg Pliss.” The hacker (or hackers) then demand payments of around $50 to $100 to an anonymous PayPal account in order to restore the devices to their owners.
An active thread on Apple’s support forum was started yesterday as users started to discover that they had been targeted by the attack. According to that discussion, users are finding all of their devices locked at once rather than a single device per user. Based on that report and the fact that Find My iPhone is being used to hold the devices hostage, it seems likely that the perpetrator has gained access to these users’ iCloud accounts—possibly through password reuse by those users—rather than some device-specific malware or hack.
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