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Beware two-factor authentication using SMS forwarding

The Continuity features, and SMS Relay in particular, are my favorite part of Yosemite so far. Using my iMac as a giant speakerphone is beyond awesome, and group texts in Messages can finally include the one BlackBerry-toting holdout among my friends. (You're invited, too, Mike.) But in certain si...

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Backing up your iPhone's text messages

Whether it's for personal or legal reasons, you may want to back up text messages -- both SMS and iMessage. Think about wanting to keep a personal memory of a friend or relative who died suddenly, or the importance of keeping threatening texts from someone, and you'll see why it's important to have ...

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PGP inventor doesn't use PGP "because it doesn't run well on a Mac"

Phil Zimmermann is a legend in the world of online privacy, having invented PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) in 1991 to create a way of creating cryptographic privacy and authentication to keep digital communications -- and entire computers -- safe from prying eyes. Zimmermann was in the news last Friday w...

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Google Glass may gain iOS direction, text message support soon

Like it or hate it, Google Glass has recently been discussed on a lot of tech blogs. Tim Stevens at our sister site Engadget has been trying out his Glass around the house and on hot motorcycles, and a lot of other tech bloggers shelled out $1,500 to get the developer version of the device. One bi...

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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 "hol...

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Under FTC proposal Messages would need to support 911

A new proposal from the FTC would require Apple's Messages tool for iOS and OS X to support texts to 911 call centers. In the United States AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all agreed to allow users to contact the 911 emergency line via text message by May 15, 2014 under the regulato...

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Fake installer malware makes its way to Mac

If you download a Mac app and its installer asks you for your phone number, you're likely looking at the latest malware to find its way onto OS X. According to Russian security firm Dr. Web, a Trojan malware has been identified called Trojan.SMSSend.3666 that requests your mobile phone number i...

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Apple responds to SMS issue with iMessage pitch

Last week, Pod2G uncovered a SMS flaw in iOS that lets someone send a spoofed SMS. In this scenario, the SMS would appear to be from a trusted source, but the response would actually be sent to someone else. Engadget reached out to Apple for comment and received a reply that pitches the advantage...

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SMS sender spoofing possible on iOS, what you need to know

There's a big security story blowing through the leaves today, and it affects your iPhone. Uncovered by iPhone hacker Pod2G, the issue involves SMS spoofing and shows up in every version of iOS for the iPhone -- and it's in the current beta of iOS 6. What is this security problem? Some detail...

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Daily iPhone App: mysms lets you manage your messages using multiple devices

If you want to send text messages to friends regardless of their device or operating system, you might want to take a closer look at mysms. Mysms is an online service lets you send, receive and store text messages across multiples devices and platforms. It recently added the iPhone to its growi...

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Daily iPhone App: Avocado aims to connect couples on the go

In any marriage or romantic partnership, there are moments of agreement, negotiation, compromise and conflict -- but, above all, there has to be communication, digital or otherwise. The team behind the couple-centric new app and web service Avocado, which includes three couples, aims to facilit...

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Blogging with your voice: Siri, Blogger, and post-by-SMS

As I mentioned on my earlier post, Steve Sande and I have been hard at work collaborating on "Talking to Siri," an ebook that will soon hit the Kindle store. One of the topics we're exploring is how to push Siri beyond its advertised limits. Take blogging, for example. Did you know that you c...

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iOS 5 iPhones can now shop for alert/text tones

For some of us, the addition of fully customizable SMS/alert tones in iOS 5 is the biggest improvement in the feature list. (Well, maybe not the biggest, but certainly one of the biggest.) Since alerts can be linked directly to contacts for incoming iMessages or SMS receipts, having a larger libr...

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iOS 5 features: iMessage brings free texting to iPad, iPod touch

Until now, the iPhone has had an exclusive on built-in texting via Apple's Messages app. That's changed in iOS 5, and now the iPad and iPod touch have joined the party. iMessage allows for free texting across all iOS devices running iOS 5 so long as they have internet access. If you've alread...

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Daily Update for August 29, 2011

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

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