Apple releases macOS High Sierra update fixing root password vulnerability

Apple on Wednesday issued a critical patch for macOS High Sierra to fix a major vulnerability discovered yesterday which allowed unrestricted access with full administrative privileges on Macs with a Guest account enabled or the root account’s password left blank…. Read the rest of this post here



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This tweak fixes a big security hole in your jailbroken device’s TIFF image handling

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An exploit recently uncovered in iOS versions 9.3.2 and earlier could allow a hacker to compromise the security of a device by having the user open an unsuspecting TIFF image file.

A new free jailbreak tweak called TIFF Disabler is available in Cydia right now, and in this piece, we’ll discuss why all jailbreakers should install this tweak pronto…. Read the rest of this post here



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Jailbreakers: here is how to stop your iPhone from rebooting at night

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If you’re one of those jailbreak users that have been plagued with random reboots of your iPhone when plugged in at night, then we might have a fix for you. As explained by Reddit user TuttoVaBene, those reboots seem to happen as your iPhone exceeds a certain memory limit. While there is no clear explanation of what really happens or why, it appears that manually increasing the memory limit can fix the problem…. Read the rest of this post here



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What you should do if your Mac won’t turn on

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Most of the time when you want to use your Mac, you can just press the power button, hear a startup sound, and your computer will begin to boot up so you can use it.

Sometimes however, you don’t get so lucky. There may be a time when you go to use your Mac and it doesn’t turn on at all.

As reliable as Macs can be, there are times when they hiccup. In this piece, we’ll talk about what you can do to troubleshoot a Mac that doesn’t appear to be turning on after you use the power button…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple fixes Siri passcode bypass flaw and Night Shift + Low Power Mode trick

Early this morning, we told you about a new iPhone 6s passcode bypass vulnerability that allowed handlers to access photos and contact details without needing to verify with a passcode or Touch ID. The Lock screen vulnerability was made possible by Siri, and let users bypass the security provided by the Lock screen passcode and/or Touch ID.

If there’s a positive spin to put on such a vulnerability, it’s that fixes can be implemented server side without the need for an iOS update. Apple today has fixed the passcode bypass method by forcing Siri to request your Lock screen passcode whenever a user tries to search Twitter via Siri while at a secured Lock screen more…

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This week’s top stories: iPhone SE & iPad Pro 9.7 reviews, iOS 9.3 troubles, iPhone 7 leaks, & Apple’s 40th b-day

Apple’s 40th birthday week came alongside some troubles for iOS 9.3, as our top stories this week surrounded a number of bugs, fixes and responses from Apple related to iOS 9.3 problems and the fix with the release of iOS 9.3.1.

But those issues were balanced out by our excitement over our first impressions with the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, as well as the latest leaks for iPhone 7 and other upcoming next-generation iPhones.

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Sprint to fix an issue preventing iPhone users from connecting to LTE cellular data

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Sprint customers took to Reddit to complain about the inability to connect to Sprint’s LTE cellular data network after upgrading to Apple’s iOS 9.3 software update last week. The most recent iOS 9.3.1 update does not appear to have fixed the issue.

Sprint has acknowledged the issue in a text message to affected users and promised a fix, which will likely be delivered in the form of an over-the-air carrier settings update. “Your iPhone may be having data connection issues with the recent software update,” reads Sprint’s message. “We’re working quickly to fix. We apologize for the inconvenience”…. Read the rest of this post here



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Here are some things to check if your Mac is running slowly

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Every computer, yes even Macs (there, I said it) can slow down over time if you’re not maintaining it properly or if the computer suffers hardware or software issues.

In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the things you can do to troubleshoot why your Mac might be slowing down, and some possible fixes. Hopefully after reading, you’ll have a snappy Mac again in no time!… Read the rest of this post here



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Common restore errors in iTunes and how to resolve them

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Restoring your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can resolve a variety of issues, but sometimes you’ll experience issues even when you try to restore your device(s) with iTunes.

You may have received a “This device cannot be restored Error XXX” message from iTunes before, and unfortunately, you may have been forced to do some research to even begin to understand why you’re getting the error, which can cause tons of frustration.

In this piece, we’ll talk about some of the most common iTunes restore errors and how to fix them so you don’t have to spend hours researching for solutions by yourself…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple releases a new iOS 9.3 build for older devices affected by the bricking issue

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As we reported, numerous users took to Apple’s support forums to complain that some owners of older iPhone and iPad devices saw their hardware bricked after updating to the recently released iOS 9.3 firmware. Apple has since detailed the problem in a support document on its website and pulled the software update for select devices.

Today, the company has re-released iOS 9.3 for those devices. The new build of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2 has version number “13E236” versus the now defunct iOS 9.3 build “13E234” for the iPhone and “13E233” for the iPad, as per 9to5Mac’s Chance Miller…. Read the rest of this post here



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