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  • >1,000 Android phones found infected by creepy new spyware

    >1,000 Android phones found infected by creepy new spyware

    Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) More than 1,000 Android users have been infected with newly discovered malware that surreptitiously records audio and video in real time, downloads files, and performs a variety of other creepy surveillance activities. In all, researchers uncovered 23 apps that covertly installed spyware that researchers from security firm Zimperium are calling PhoneSpy. […]

  • Apple will no longer break Face ID on repaired iPhone 13s

    Apple will no longer break Face ID on repaired iPhone 13s

    Enlarge / The “Unable to activate Face ID” message that appears after swapping displays. (credit: iFixit) Apple says it will back off its plan to break Face ID on independently repaired iPhones. The company’s often contentious relationship with the repair community was tested again when “unauthorized” iPhone 13 screen replacements started resulting in broken Face ID […]

  • Steam Deck launch delayed by two months

    Steam Deck launch delayed by two months

    Valve’s Steam Deck, which has been delayed to February. | Image: Valve Valve is delaying the launch of the Steam Deck, its handheld gaming PC, by two months. The Steam Deck had been set to launch in December, but Valve now estimates that the first orders will start shipping in February 2022. “We’re sorry about […]

  • All I want from my smartwatch is to give me a break

    All I want from my smartwatch is to give me a break

    Apple’s rings are a good motivator, until they aren’t | Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge If there’s one thing wearable makers learned during the pandemic, it’s that people are stressed out — and with good reason. It’s led to companies like Fitbit and Apple expanding stress management and mindfulness features in their most […]

  • Instagram is testing a Take a Break feature

    Instagram is testing a Take a Break feature

    Instagram is testing a Take a Break feature to get you off the app | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said Wednesday that the platform is testing the long-awaited Take a Break feature to give users reminders when they’ve spent a long time on the platform. “It does […]

  • iCloud for Windows updated with password generator, ProRAW and ProRes support, more

    iCloud for Windows updated with password generator, ProRAW and ProRes support, more

    Apple on Wednesday released an update to the iCloud Utility for Windows, which lets PC users have some of the features of Apple’s cloud service. With the latest version of iCloud for Windows, the company has added a built-in password generator, support for ProRAW and ProRes codecs, and more. more… The post iCloud for Windows […]

  • The new Tom Hanks film ‘Finch’ is Apple’s most popular film premiere to date

    The new Tom Hanks film ‘Finch’ is Apple’s most popular film premiere to date

    Somewhat unsurprisingly, Apple TV+ told Deadline that last weekend’s debut of the Tom Hanks movie ‘Finch’. As usual, it isn’t releasing firm numbers but the company said Finch drove the biggest opening weekend for Apple TV ever. The previous most popular Apple Original Films premiere was Tom Hanks’ submarine war movie ‘Greyhound’, released last year. […]

  • How to use the new FaceTime features in macOS Monterey

    How to use the new FaceTime features in macOS Monterey

    9to5Mac is brought to you by CleanMyMac X. Find hidden junk, large old folders, unused apps, and heavy memory consumers. You can also use CleanMyMac X to remove malware, unwanted pop-ups, and virus extensions. Try it for free.  Apple has officially released macOS Monterey to the public, and one of the apps that gets a major update this […]

  • Republicans fight Biden FCC pick Gigi Sohn, claim she’ll censor conservatives

    Republicans fight Biden FCC pick Gigi Sohn, claim she’ll censor conservatives

    Enlarge / Gigi Sohn testifies during a Senate committee hearing on June 21, 2012. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) Senate Republicans are planning a strong fight against President Biden’s nomination of consumer advocate Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission. “I will do everything in my power to convince colleagues on both sides of […]

  • Jen Sorensen.

    Jen Sorensen.

    Jen Sorensen.

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