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Apple has released an update for your iPhone that you are going to want to download as soon as possible. Update iOS 15.3 includes a patch to fix a security vulnerability in Safari that could leak your browser history, as well as a second fix for a memory corruption bug that affects iOS, iPadOS, and macOS... Read more...
Many small businesses rely upon devices like the Square Terminal for payments and receipts. There is a chance that soon vendors may turn to their iPhone devices instead of the tried and true terminals. Apple is reportedly working on technology that would allow business owners to directly accept payments with their... Read more...
It’s bizarre, but it looks like Apple wants Android users to switch to iPhone less than it used to. Overnight, the top amount of money the Cupertino-based smartphone maker will give for Android devices dropped like a rock. Chip prices are skyrocketing, so you might think that older Samsung Galaxy devices would be... Read more...
It's no secret that Google wants its own messaging standard to become just that across all mobile operating systems. The maker of the Android operating system has been trying to get Apple to buy into its Rich Communications System (RCS) for years. Now it’s accusing Apple of using peer pressure and bullying tactics to... Read more...
In another example of social engineering’, an unpatchable bug has been discovered in iOS. This ultimate persistence bug makes you think your iPhone has been shut down when it hasn’t. Once in effect, it’s a trivial matter for nefarious individuals to activate your iPhone’s camera and microphone to spy on you. The... Read more...
Knowing and understanding your heart and respiratory rates can be important data to track your health and wellness. As such, Google added a way to check your vitals using the cameras on Android devices earlier this year. Now, this feature has seemingly made its way over to iOS devices, and you can test it out now... Read more...
If you're a technology enthusiast, you've probably heard of "one-click" malware. This is pretty scary stuff in its own right: one click of a carefully-crafted link in an e-mail or other text message, and you're infected. One-click malware has been around a long time, but there's something even worse these days. It's... Read more...
The iPhones used by at least nine US State Department employees have been compromised using the notorious Pegasus spyware provided by NSO Group, sources say. The recent cybersecurity intrusion, which began in the last several months, seems to be focused on State Department employees either in Uganda, or focused on... Read more...
At long last, Apple is embracing the right to repair movement by graciously allowing owners of certain iPhone models to fix their own hardware without interference. This raises the questions, has hell finally frozen over? Not so fast—my initial reaction to the news is that this is a double-edged sword. Let me break it... Read more...
Update 11/12/21: After topping $100,000 in bids, the modded iPhone X with an unsanctioned USB Type-C port ended up actually selling for a bit less, but still for a immense sum—$86,001, to a bidder/buyer who was presumably willing to pay. It attracted over 100 bids (though most likely not from 100 different... Read more...
Today's smartphones and smartwatches heavily emphasize health features, with heart rate monitoring, sleep diagnostics, step counters, and the so forth. Relatively soon, however, Apple may add a new feature to its iPhone and Apple Watch devices—crash detection, which would then dial up 9-1-1 for you if you're in an... Read more...
A couple weeks ago, we wrote about a potentially frustrating iOS 15 messaging bug that could permanently delete precious photos saved to your iPhone, in certain circumstances. This was even present on the iOS 15.1 beta 2 build, which made us nervous that a fix might still be a bit off in the distance. Fortunately... Read more...
Google is set to launch the Pixel 6 and it has a focus on delivering perhaps the biggest camera overhaul the lineup has seen to date. Google has been a leader in terms of cell phone camera innovation, and now they are once again pushing the envelope with a new feature called the "Magic Eraser," which may even leave... Read more...
If you're a regular HotHardware reader, you probably make contactless payments now and again. You might even do it using Apple Pay, and if you live in a big city with mass transit, there's a decent likelihood that you have Express Transit enabled. If you use a Visa card for it, you may want to reconsider that based on... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Apple has begun trending towards a future where USB Type-C is the default charging standard, though not on its iPhone devices. That could change with the iPhone 14 (or whatever comes after the newly announced iPhone 13 series—perhaps an iPhone 13s lineup?), if the European Commission pushes through... Read more...
Mental health is a topic that has been gaining some much-needed attention in recent years, including some interesting research being conducted by Apple, according to a new report. It is said Apple is working with the University of California, Los Angeles and a pharmaceutical company called Biogen on research that... Read more...
After going through numerous betas during the summer, Apple today released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for iPhones and iPads (and just days ahead of the iPhone 13 launch). As is typical for most recent new Apple software releases, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are all about steady refinements instead of bringing drastic changes to... Read more...
If you're an iPhone user that also happens to ride a motorcycle, Apple has a stern warning for you. In a new support document posted to Apple's website, the company tells iPhone users not to directly mount their iPhones to a motorcycle due to issues that can arise from high amplitude vibrations caused by "high-power... Read more...
Late last week, we covered Apple’s new plan to screen text messages for explicit images and files uploaded to iCloud for child sexual abuse material. The announcement, however, garnered quite a bit of attention and concern rather quickly, contrary to what Apple likely wanted. Now, the Cupertino-based company has... Read more...
Passengers on a recent United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco, California and bound for Orlando, Florida, had to exit the plane and be re-screened because of an ill-advised iPhone prank. A teenager on board the aircraft had used Apple's AirDrop feature to send an unsolicited photo of an airsoft gun to... Read more...
Google is making waves when it comes to privacy at a rapid pace. Just last week, the company introduces a new way to quickly delete the last 15 minutes of search history with the push of a button. This week, the company is opening up a new option that will allow you to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome with biometric... Read more...
Do you know what would be great? If Apple would stop dragging its feet on a weird bug in iOS that makes it possible to disable an iPhone's ability to connect with a Wi-Fi network. Same goes for iPad devices, presumably. The problem lies with SSIDs that contain certain characters—if you connect to one with your iPhone... Read more...
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