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Another passcode bypass flaw found in iOS 6.1

Just over a week after a flaw was discovered in iOS 6.1 that grants unauthorized access to passcode-protected devices, a new exploit has surfaced that opens up user data to prying eyes even further. Threatpost reports that the newly discovered vulnerability lets unscrupulous folks connect an iOS...

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Flaw in iOS 6.1 lets users bypass the iPhone's lockscreen password (Updated)

A security flaw in iOS 6.1 allows a person to easily circumvent a lockscreen password and access contact information on an iPhone. The bypass method was demonstrated by YouTube user videosdebarraquito and reported by Gizmodo UK. To bypass the lockscreen password, a person has to hold down the...

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Daily Update for February 11, 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...

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iPhone users seeing battery life issues after upgrading to iOS 6.1

Some iPhone and iPad owners are reporting problems with battery life after installing the latest iOS 6.1 update, according to a Macworld UK report. Apple's support forums are rife with reports of excessive power drain that has decreased battery life to as little as two to three hours for some...

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Vodafone UK advising iPhone 4S owners against iOS 6.1 update

If you're a Vodafone customer in the UK and own an iPhone 4S, you've probably received an SMS message from the carrier cautioning you against updating your device to iOS 6.1. If you somehow missed the alert, consider this your heads up. Vodafone issued the SMS, which advises customers to...

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak almost ready for prime time

The newly formed evad3rs are close to completing their work on the latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak. The team, made up of @MuscleNerd, @pod2g, @Planetbeing and @pimskeks, have created a website for their jailbreak and are updating it with progress reports. According to the evasi0n site, the jailbreak...

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It's in the details: iOS 6.1 updates lock screen music controls

One of the most fun parts about any new Apple OS update is discovering the more subtle tweaks that its designers have made. In the case of yesterday's freshly minted iOS 6.1, there's one change that seems merely cosmetic at first but after a while you can't help but wonder why it wasn't made...

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Daily Update for January 28, 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...

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iOS 6.1 ready for download, improves iTunes Match, adds movie ticket purchsing via Siri and Fandango

iOS 6.1 has been a curious update. It offers a minor handful of API upgrades for developers but otherwise has been a way for Apple to tweak internals. First appearing November 1st, the beta has had occasional updates, most recently moving to the fifth beta last night before its final release to...

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iOS 6.1 Beta 5 now available for download

Numbuh. Five. Is. Alive. (Yes, people, Short Circuit.) iOS 6.1 Beta 5 is up and ready for download, just days before Beta 4 is due to expire. Go grab your copy at the Apple developer site and, as usual, make sure to read the yellow release notes with the exclamation point. Hat tip to Mike...

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iOS 6.1, Xcode 4.6 betas arrive in Dev Center

In addition to rolling out iOS 6.0.1 today, Apple has released a beta build of iOS 6.1 to developers. The update supports legacy devices dating back to the iPhone 3GS and newer products including the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad. A build is not yet available for the iPad mini. Apple has...

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