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Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth - Motherboard
"in iOS 11 and later, when you toggle the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth buttons in Control Center, your device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessories. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available." That is because Apple wants the iPhone to be able to continue using AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and other features, according to the documentation.
wifi  bluetooth  iphone  ios  security  fail  off-means-off 
3 days ago by jm
isign
Let's see how long this lasts:
Today Sauce Labs is proud to open-source isign. isign can take an iOS app that was authorized to run only on one developer’s phone, and transform it so it can run on another developer’s phone. 

This is not a hack around Apple’s security. We figured out how Apple’s code signing works and re-implemented it in Python. So now you can use our isign utility anywhere – even on Linux!
signing  apple  code-signing  pki  ios  iphone  apps 
february 2016 by jm
iPhone, iPad, Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy
sync up with the Apple product cycle when you're buying new hardware
hardware  devices  apple  shopping  mac  ios  iphone  ipad  releases  schedule  gadgets 
february 2016 by jm
Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000 Apple account logins | Ars Technica

KeyRaider, as the malware family has been dubbed, is distributed through a third-party repository of Cydia, which markets itself as an alternative to Apple's official App Store. Malicious code surreptitiously included with Cydia apps is creating problems for people in China and at least 17 other countries, including France, Russia, Japan, and the UK. Not only has it pilfered account data for 225,941 Apple accounts, it has also disabled some infected phones until users pay a ransom, and it has made unauthorized charges against some victims' accounts.


Ouch. Not a good sign for Cydia
cydia  apple  security  exploits  jailbreaking  ios  iphone  malware  keyraider  china 
september 2015 by jm
iPhone UTF-8 text vulnerability
'Due to how the banner notifications process the Unicode text. The banner briefly attempts to present the incoming text and then "gives up" thus the crash'. Apparently the entire Springboard launcher crashes.
apple  vulnerability  iphone  utf-8  unicode  fail  bugs  springboard  ios  via:abetson 
may 2015 by jm
President's message gets lost in (automated) translation
In a series of bizarre translations, YouTube’s automated translation service took artistic licence with the [President's] words of warmth.

When the head of state sent St Patrick’s Day greetings to viewers, the video sharing site said US comedian Tina Fey was being “particular with me head”. As President Higgins spoke of his admiration for Irish emigrants starting new communities abroad, YouTube said the President referenced blackjack and how he “just couldn’t put the new iPhone” down. And, in perhaps the most unusual moment, as he talked of people whose hearts have sympathy, the President “explained” he was once on a show “that will bar a gift card”.


(via Daragh O'Brien)
lol  president  ireland  michael-d-higgins  automation  translation  machine-learning  via:daraghobrien  funny  blackjack  iphone  tina-fey  st-patrick  fail 
march 2015 by jm
How I Became A Minor Celebrity In China (After My Stolen Phone Ended Up There)
Phone is stolen, shipped to China, and winds up being bought by "Brother Orange" -- then the story becomes China's biggest viral hit
viral  theft  phones  iphone  china  stories  weibo 
february 2015 by jm
Nik Cubrilovic - Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft
tl;dr: a lot of people are spending a lot of time stealing nudie pics from celebrities. See also http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3783 for more details on the probable approaches used. Grim.
apple  privacy  security  celebrities  pics  hacking  iphone  ipad  ios  exploits  brute-force  passwords  2fa  mfa  find-my-iphone  icloud  backups 
september 2014 by jm
Six things we know from the latest FinFisher documents | Privacy International
The publishing of materials from a support server belonging to surveillance-industry giant Gamma International has provided a trove of information for technologists, security researchers and activists. This has given the world a direct insight into a tight-knit industry, which demands secrecy for themselves and their clients, but ultimately assists in the violation human rights of ordinary people without care or reproach. Now for the first time, there is solid confirmation of Gamma's activities from inside the company's own files, despite their denials, on their clients and support provided to a range of governments.
finfisher  gamma-international  privacy  surveillance  iphone  android  rootkits  wiretapping  germany  privacy-international  spying  bahrain  turkmenistan  arab-spring  egypt  phones  mobile 
august 2014 by jm
'Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices'
lots of scary stuff in this presentation from this year's Hackers On Planet Earth conf. I'm mainly interested to find out that Jonathan "D-Spam" Zdziarski was also a jailbreak dev-team member until around iOS 4 ;)
d-spam  jonathan-zdziarski  security  apple  ios  iphone  surveillance  bugging 
july 2014 by jm
Kovet
some great phone cases from an Irish company, with nifty art by Irish illustrators and artists including Fatti Burke and Chris Judge
chris-judge  fatti-burke  illustrators  art  ireland  iphone  cases 
october 2013 by jm
How the NSA Spies on Smartphones
One of the US agents' tools is the use of backup files established by smartphones. According to one NSA document, these files contain the kind of information that is of particular interest to analysts, such as lists of contacts, call logs and drafts of text messages. To sort out such data, the analysts don't even require access to the iPhone itself, the document indicates. The department merely needs to infiltrate the target's computer, with which the smartphone is synchronized, in advance. Under the heading "iPhone capability," the NSA specialists list the kinds of data they can analyze in these cases. The document notes that there are small NSA programs, known as "scripts," that can perform surveillance on 38 different features of the iPhone 3 and 4 operating systems. They include the mapping feature, voicemail and photos, as well as the Google Earth, Facebook and Yahoo Messenger applications.


and, of course, the alternative means of backup is iCloud.... wonder how secure those backups are.
nsa  surveillance  gchq  iphone  smartphones  backups  icloud  security 
september 2013 by jm
Police may block recording with Apple patent
Creeptastic, Apple.
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any public event. And while the company says the affected sites are to be mostly cinemas, theaters, concert grounds and similar locations, Apple Inc. also says “covert police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions.”
apple  iphone  via:devore  creepy  police  photos  recording  remote-control  phones  blackout 
august 2013 by jm
Forecast.io
Excellent weather site, displaying beautifully interpolated rainfall visualization, from the team behind the Dark Sky app
weather  ireland  dark-sky  apps  iphone  ipad  forecast  rain  dataviz  mapping  via:marcomorain 
july 2013 by jm
A History Of Ireland In 100 Objects
Now free!
The Royal Irish Academy, the National Museum of Ireland, and The Irish Times are collaborating with the EU Presidency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Adobe to bring you a gift of A History of Ireland in 100 objects ‘from the people of Ireland to the people of the world’ for St Patrick’s Day. It is available as an interactive app for Apple iPhone and iPad, for most Android tablets and on the Kindle Fire, from our website, as well as associated app stores. You can also experience the book on your computer, smartphone or eReader by clicking on the 'eBook' button below. The gift is free to download until the end of March. 
free  st-patricks-day  museum  ireland  history  objects  eu  apps  iphone  ipad  android  books  ebooks 
march 2013 by jm
Evasi0n Jailbreak's Userland Component
Good writeup of the exploit techniques used in the new iOS jailbreak.
Evasi0n is interesting because it escalates privileges and has full access to the system partition all without any memory corruption.  It does this by exploiting the /var/db/timezone vulnerability to gain access to the root user’s launchd socket.  It then abuses launchd to load MobileFileIntegrity with an inserted codeless library, which is overriding MISValidateSignature to always return 0.
jailbreak  ios  iphone  ipad  exploits  evasi0n  via:nelson 
february 2013 by jm
Pushover: Simple Mobile Notifications for Android and iOS
'Pushover makes it easy to send real-time notifications to your Android and iOS devices.' extremely simple HTTPS API; 'Pushover has no monthly subscription fees and users will always be able to receive unlimited messages for free. Most applications can send messages for free, subject to monthly limits.' Also supported by ifttt.com
ios  android  iphone  push  messaging 
january 2013 by jm
how to restore from iCloud backup
the trick: don't try and do it through iTunes, it won't give you the option, apparently. I have a carrier unlock, and apparently need to wipe the phone for it to take place; this scares the crap out of me
backup  iphone  restore  sysadmin  phones  icloud  apple  howto 
june 2012 by jm
The lessons I learnt from my iPhone mugging | Benjamin Cohen on Technology
some good tips on iPhone security settings, in particular disabling the ability to turn off location services via Restrictions. I should do this
crime  iphone  location  london  mugging  phones  security  theft 
may 2012 by jm
nifty Cydia iPhone signal-strength app
very nifty. pity my phone's not jailbroken, or I'd be trying this out
jailbreaking  cydia  iphone  signal-strength  3g  wireless  mapping 
august 2011 by jm
Apple rips off student's rejected iPhone app
'Wi-Fi Sync' was rejected from the App Store last May -- and a year later, iOS 5 is released with the same feature. what a coincidence! 'Hughes said Wi-Fi Sync was rejected from the iTunes App Store in May, 2010, one month after he submitted it. He said an iPhone developer relations representative named Steve Rea personally called him prior to sending a formal rejection email to say the app was admirable, but went on to explain there were unspecified security concerns and that it did things not specified in the official iPhone software developers' kit. “They did say that the iPhone engineering team had looked at it and were impressed,” Hughes told El Reg. “They asked for my CV as well.”'
apple  walled-garden  protectionism  iphone  wifi  syncing  apps  ip  rip-offs 
june 2011 by jm
Cydia app recommendations
good tips from a forum thread on MacRumors -- quite a few new ones I hadn't tried before
iphone  cydia  jailbreaking  apps  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
iControl
a  $4.99 Cydia-installed tweak for jailbroken iPhones -- turn off the 3G radio entirely, switching down to the much more economical 2G radio, when the device is locked or on wifi.  This really should be a built-in feature of iOS
iphone  batteries  battery-life  apps  tweaks  cydia  jailbreaking  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
Dublin Bikes 2 Go!
'an [unofficial] mobile web application that the public can use to find 'Dublin Bikes' stations and information about bike availability'
bikes  dublin  dublinbikes  cycling  mobile  apps  iphone  android  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
iPhone users not waking up on time due to DST bug
lots of people complaining about this on Twitter -- seems the clock changes, but the alarms do not! Internationali[sz]ation Is Hard
apple  iphone  alarms  dst  daylight-savings  i18n  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Why Jailbreak? - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
some good Cydia app tips. also glad to see piracy didn't appear 'til page 3
cydia  jailbreak  iphone  apps  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
JotNot for iPhone
another scanner. take a photo, fix contrast, geometry, shadows etc. then upload to Evernote, Dropbox, and/or Google Docs. EUR1.59 for this one
apps  document  evernote  iphone  jotnot  scanner  scan  photos  dropbox  google-docs  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
DocScanner
document scanner app for the iPhone/Android smartphones; take a photo of a doc, it'll fix geometry, remove shadows, white balance and sharpen appropriately, generate PDFs and image files, and upload to Evernote for OCRing. EUR4.99 though
android  apps  evernote  iphone  mobile  ocr  pdf  document  scanner  scan  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
Monitor anything and get free notifications on your iPhone - amix.dk
using notifo.com, which has an app in the App Store allowing anyone to send push notifications via their web site. I can see lots of uses for this, not least to evade SMS fees ;)
notification  push  sms  iphone  notifo  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Contributing to Open street map with an iPhone
suggests using the OSMTrack app, start driving, upload and that's it
openstreetmap  osm  apps  iphone  gps  open-data  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
iPhone 3GS GPS suddenly stops working? here's the fix
via a forum on MacRumors -- blow away the locationd cache. Worked perfectly for me after my GPS crapped out halfway through my holidays :( Requires that the phone be jailbroken first
iphone  gps  software  3gs  reliability  bugs  macrumors  jailbreaking  locationd  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
Lonely Planet offers free iPhone guides to stranded travelers
free (excellent) city guide apps for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Vienna until April 22nd; normally $10-$15!
lonely-planet  free  iphone  apps  travel  europe  cities  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
City of Portland develops iPhone app to report city infrastructure problems
ie. take a pic of a pothole and it'll be reported up to the appropriate office quickly and without hassle. wow. are you watching, Dublin?
portland  cool  iphone  apps  potholes  infrastructure  city  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
Grooveshark Mobile for iPhone
nifty, an official app for this music-streaming site -- although for jailbroken iPhones only
jailbreaking  iphone  music  grooveshark  streaming  mp3  apps  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
Tethering with your O2.ie iPhone
well done O2, you've made it insanely complicated and marginally useless
tethering  iphone  o2  ireland  wireless  3g  tariffs  telco  from delicious
february 2010 by jm
Humblog - Philip Kirwan Ripped Off My iPhone App Content
ouch, nasty allegations. Strikes me that there's a chicken/egg problem: scraping the Dublin Bus website to build a database which you then sell as part of a commercial iPhone app is probably pretty shaky ground to start with
ip  databases  collation  collections  dublin-bus  iphone  apps  scraping  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Malicious App In Android Market
phisher creates a banking app for Android phones which relays the authorization details to another site, possible because of insufficient app vetting (via Mulley)
apps  iphone  android  smartphones  phones  mobile  phishing  security  banking  fraud  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
MacRumors iPhone Blog: Undercover 1.5 Adds Push Notification Tool to iPhone Theft Recovery App
very clever. 'You can make the messages as enticing as you want - say, by having them pretend to be a notification from your bank account. If the crook chooses to view the push notification, Undercover will launch, [..] loading any Website of your choosing, such as the aforementioned bank's. While the thief is distracted, Undercover will be happy to save the device's GPS coordinates and IP address to Orbicule's Website.'
iphone  theft  crime  push-notifications  undercover  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
HTC Hero is on Meteor
according to Fergal, at half of the price of O2's iPhone "deal"
htc  hero  o2  iphone  android  phones  mobile  ireland  meteor  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
SBSettings
good overview of this jailbreak app
iphone  jailbreak  hack  software  apple  sbsettings  unlock  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
Daft Layar comes to the iPhone!
oh, nifty, an augmented reality property app in Dublin
daft.ie  augmented-reality  iphone  gadgets  nifty  tech  ui  via:damien  from delicious
october 2009 by jm
Apps.ie
Irish-made iPhone apps. there's a surprising number of 'em
iphone  ireland  irish  apps  mobile  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
iPhone Sudoku Grab: How does it all work?
lovely run-through of the computer-vision algorithms this iPhone app uses (via Waxy)
via:waxy  ai  image  programming  algorithms  graphics  iphone  ocr  computervision  opencv  sudoku 
august 2009 by jm
Irish eyes aren't smiling as iPhone 3GS supplies constrained
'Facing customer complaints - one customer has waited three weeks for their new iPhone - O2 firmly pinned the blame on Apple, "There has been unprecedented demand for the new iPhone 3GS since it went on sale in June, not just in Ireland but around the world. We continue to work with Apple to ensure frequent deliveries of stock into Ireland,” an O2 spokesman said.'
ireland  iphone  stock  3gs  o2  shortages 
august 2009 by jm
Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible To Most Loyal Of Customers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'Screams of "Of course, yes, I too can see the phone," were also heard at this time.'
apple  fans  iphone  satire  funny  onion  humor  rdf 
july 2009 by jm
o2.ie's iPhone stock levels
massive shortages of iPhones in Ireland; this forum thread is apparently the most reliable way to determine if you'll be able to get your hands on one (via Keith)
via:keith-brady  phones  iphone  apple  o2  ireland  shortages  drought  forums 
july 2009 by jm

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