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Epic Games Takes On Apple’s App Store Dominance

Epic Games — a large video game vendor is taking on Apple — one of the largest smartphone vendors in court regarding Apple’s decision to suspend Fortnite from the app store. Epic Games allegedly violated Apple’s app store policy by creating a payment option that bypasses Apple’s payment system. Apple collects a percentage of apps’…

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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…

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Apple AirDrop Vulnerability Could Expose Users’ Phone Numbers, Emails

AirDrop — a sharing feature included in all Apple phones, tablets, and computers has a vulnerability, according to the German university Technische Universitat Darmstadt. The security vulnerability may expose users’ phone numbers and email addresses if they bring up their sharing panel on their Mac OS or iOS devices. According to the research, the vulnerability…

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Apple Says That Excluding Chargers From iPhone Packaging Will Save 861,000 Tons Of Metal

Apple has released its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, and they touted their use of recycled materials, carbon emissions reductions and the contentious issue of the chargers they excluded from iPhone packaging. Apple stopped shipping iPhones with AC adapters in the second half of 2020, citing environmental reasons. Critics say they did it to increase profits…

How To Disable Location Tracking On Your iPhone

Location tracking on mobile phones has become more sophisticated over the years. It started with cellular service providers tracking your cell signal (they still can), and then GPS eventually went mainstream. The difference between GPS and cellular tracking is that GPS ascertains your precise location (in the form of GPS coordinates). Cellular service providers are…

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What’s The Difference Between The iPhone SE And The iPhone 12 Mini?

Apple released the second generation of the iPhone SE for $399 in May and turned heads with the performance it offered for the price, and for bringing the lowest price point for new iPhones down to $399. That price point helps Apple to break into the mid-range smartphone market, as they have broadened their offerings…

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SIM Swapping Is A Serious Risk: Here’s What You Can Do

SIM swapping is a risk that endangers users of SMS two-factor authentication (SMS 2FA). SMS two-factor authentication is normally used to add a layer of security to your accounts so that you will have to receive a one-time password (OTP) via SMS and enter it while logging in. We’ve reached a point where it is…

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The Pillars Of Location Tracking: How Your Phone Is Tracked Without Your Permission

It is now a well-established fact that your location is being tracked by tech companies. However, location tracking is not quite as simple as getting your coordinates from your GPS chip. It can be, but tech companies can do much more than that by tying together many bits and pieces of data that they gather…