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If you ever pay full price for App Store/iTunes credit, you are doing it wrong. The time to pounce is when gift cards and credit purchases go on sale, as typically occurs around various holidays and random times of the year. Such is the case right now—in an email to App Store and iTunes users, Apple is alerting users that they can get a 10 percent bonus when loading up their Apple ID accounts. This is a little different than a typical gift card purchase. What you are doing is adding funds to your Apple ID account from a credit or debit card, which you can then use to make purchases in the App Store, on iTunes, and via iCloud. "Now you can load money to your account more conveniently than... Read more...
With iOS 11.3 beta now out for people to dig around in, there are folks doing just that, looking for what Apple has in store for the future. One of the things that has been discovered, while digging around inside the beta OS, is evidence that Apple is working on a single sign-on service for the web. This was evidenced by the discovery of something called "SecureChannel." The indication with that discovery is that Apple is working on a solution that will let users log into various websites using their Apple ID. Think something along the lines of logging into various websites using your Facebook credentials, and you have the idea of what Apple might be working on. Reports indicate that strings... Read more...
Another day, another Face ID fail that allows unauthorized people to log into the iPhone X. This time around, no creepy masks or 3D printing hardware was needed. The two women who can unlock the same iPhone X are not even related, as we have seen in the past when a child was able to unlock his mother's iPhone X using Face ID. The two women are colleagues that work for the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation in China. One of the women, Ms. Yan, purchased an iPhone X and when she found that one of her coworkers could routinely unlock her iPhone using her face, which wasn't registered in the device, she returned the iPhone X thinking it was broken. However, when Yan received the second iPhone X, she... Read more...
We know that Apple is playing hardball with the U.S. government and law enforcement when it comes to device encryption and protecting the privacy of its customers. But that ardent defense of its users also exists after death — even when it’s a loved one that is requesting access to a deceased family member’s Apple ID password. Such is the case of 72-year-old Peggy Bush, who lost her husband to lung cancer over the summer. Bush wanted to play a card game on her husband’s iPad, but was stymied by the Apple ID password. She contacted Apple, thinking that it wouldn’t be that much of a hassle to access her late husband’s password, but it turns out that it’s quite difficult to gain access to an Apple... Read more...