Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones

For Truecaller, an app that offers real-time caller ID and spam protection, the past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.  On one hand, the eight-year-old service continues to grow strongly in developing markets, and has also chalked out plans to attract people globally. On the other hand, several features that made […]

Definitely don’t follow these DIY steps to give your red iPhone 7 a black front

Sometimes fashion just trumps function.  If that means cracking open your brand new red iPhone 7, voiding the warranty and potentially breaking it? Then so be it.  Because when it comes to replacing the white front on a red iPhone 7 with the much-cooler black bezel from a different phone there’s really not that much […]

Night Shift is now available on your Mac so you can finally get some damn sleep

It’s so bright!Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-03-28 00:38:43 UTC It’s hard out there for a keyboard jockey.  Thankfully, Night Shift is here to save the day (er, night).  Spending long hours staring at a computer has its ill effects, one of which being that the blue light pouring out of the screen is […]

How to protect your Apple ID from the iCloud ransom threats

Earlier this week, a sketchy group of hackers announced a bold claim: they had access to hundreds of millions of Apple emails, and then, threatened to wipe user data from 200 million iCloud accounts if their ransom demands aren’t met by April 7.   The group, which calls itself the Turkish Crime Family (TCF), made […]

‘She’s not waking up:’ Boy saves mom using Siri to call ambulance

The boy’s call got emergency responders to his mom in 13 minutes.Image: Dan Peled/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-03-24 17:00:51 UTC A little voice came on the phone and introduced himself as Roman.  The four-year-old boy had touched his mom’s thumb to her phone and used Siri to call for an ambulance. His mom, he said, was […]

Here’s what Apple had to say about those WikiLeaks files on hacked Macs and iPhones

Apple has responded to the latest WikiLeaks dump.Image: BRUNA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-03-24 01:40:26 UTC Apple has responded to the latest crop of WikiLeaks documents that allege the CIA had a number of projects meant to compromise Apple products.  “Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in […]

Can the CIA hack your iPhone? What you need to know about the WikiLeaks dump.

Image: brittany herbert/Mashable By Karissa Bell2017-03-24 03:25:34 UTC The CIA has put quite a bit effort into figuring out ways to hack Apple devices.That’s the takeaway from the latest batch of documents dumped by WikiLeaks.  The so-called “Dark Matter”documents, published Thursday, detail methods allegedly used by the CIA to infect MacBooks and some older iPhones […]

India says no to most of Apple’s demands

Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands.  When asked if the government has accepted the iPhone maker’s demands, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Rajya […]

Apple buys automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular productivity app that lets you automate tasks on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.  The terms of the acquisition, which was first reported on by TechCrunch, were not made public, but Apple has confirmed the deal.  On the business end of things, Apple has picked up both the app […]

Why Apple won’t mention (Product) RED or HIV/AIDS in China

Apple’s ruby red iPhone 7 will soon be available around the world. Each Special Edition (Product) RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus shows with its color that the purchase of the phone helps generate funds for the fight against HIV/AIDs. But in China, the picture is fuzzier. There, where a red iPhone could a big […]