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Nobody would bother stealing your iPhone if you had this case

There's a lot of talk these days about ways to prevent smartphone theft. The iPhone's kill switch feature seems to be doing a pretty good job of curbing iPhone thefts, and that's definitely a good thing, but I have a feeling this creepy case from Japan might do an even better job. If nothing else,...

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Apple closes the loophole that allowed users to update refunded apps

No good loophole lasts for long. Apple has made a subtle update to the App Store which most users will never notice, but if you've ever received a refund for an app, you will. For years, users who got a refund for a paid app through the App Store were able to continue getting updates after...

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iOS 7 isn't encrypting email attachments

According to Apple's own support documentation, iOS provides data protection on all devices that offer hardware encryption -- specifically the iPhone 3GS and later, all iPads, and the third-generation iPod touch and later. By adding a passcode to your device, data protection "enhances the built-in...

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Exclusive: Apple email service glitch means you aren't getting certain emails

A TUAW reader reports (with evidence) that if you use @me.com, @mac.com or @icloud.com services for your email, you could conceivably never see certain emails in your inbox. If you are getting mail from a "mail merge" service, like Constant Contact, Direct Mail, MaxBulk Mailer, MailChimp or...

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OS X Update 10.9.2 now available, patches SSL/TLS hole [Updated]

OS X 10.9.2 just arrived via the Mac App Store, bringing with it a number of "improvements to the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac." While the update seems to focus on issues that were occurring with FaceTime audio calls, iMessages, Mail, and server/VPN connections, there's no...

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iOS daylight savings time bug strikes again

Several TUAW readers have reported that iOS 7 features a Daylight Saving Time bug that could cause the Calendar app to show the wrong "current time" line in Day view. The bug was first noticed this weekend here in the UK when British Summer Time officially ended at 2AM Sunday morning. Though iOS...

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Daily Update for October 2, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Is the Decline button missing from incoming calls in iOS 7? It's not just you

I've not found a ton of bugs in iOS 7; some weird behaviors (mostly in older apps) and visual artifacts, sure. Bugs? Thus far the biggest one I've found is the Decline button for incoming calls disappears, seemingly at random. I've had two calls from the same number over the course of a couple of...

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Bug in CoreText allows a string of characters to crash apps

A serious bug has been uncovered in Apple's CoreText layout engine, which is responsible for laying out text in applications that make use of the Cocoa framework on OS X and iOS systems. The bug causes any app relying on CoreText to crash when a specific string of Arabic characters is displayed,...

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Daily Update for August 22, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Find My iPhone app updated, doesn't work for non-devs (Updated)

Apple today released updates to the Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. While Find My iPhone 2.0.3 features a slightly new (and iOS 7-like) design, there's also one small issue -- users are reporting that the update doesn't provide the desired functionality (locating lost Apple devices)...

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Tumblr releases emergency update to fix password-sniffing bug

Tumblr has released an emergency update for its iOS app to fix a bug that allowed people to sniff out passwords. Tumblr was notified of the security vulnerability today. The company says that if you have been using its iOS apps, you should also update your Tumblr password and your password on any...

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New MacBook Air woe: unstable volume settings

The recently updated Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Air is an incredibly popular line of laptops, but has unfortunately had its share of birthing pains. First, users complained of not being able to connect consistently with WiFi networks. Now Apple support boards are filling with complaints about...

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iMessage bug may be truncating last word of specific phrases

The Verge directs our attention to an extremely curious bug in iMessage which works to erase the last word of certain sent messages. The end result is that some messages appear truncated to both the sender and the recipient. For example, two phrases which bring the issue to light include "I...

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Institutional users get around restrictions with iOS 6 bug

iOS 6 added a feature that allows users to set "Don't Allow Changes" for an account on an iOS device. This setting was handy for schools and enterprises that want to keep devices tied to a certain account and prohibit users from installing unapproved apps. However, as 9to5Mac reports, there are...

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