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Apple probably thought it was doing everyone a favour when it introduced a two-week refund policy for iTunes and App Store purchases in Europe. But of course, as is always the way with technology, if there's an unintended flaw hidden away you can guarantee someone will find it. On this occasion it...

January 13th 2015 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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An exploit that is allowing Lord of the Rings Online players to super-charge their toons is on the end of a stern warning by Turbine today. The studio says that it has already banned and will continue to ban accounts seen using this deliberate loophole. "It has come to our attention that some pla...

December 22nd 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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No good loophole lasts for long. Apple has made a subtle update to the App Store which most users will never notice, but if you've ever received a refund for an app, you will. For years, users who got a refund for a paid app through the App Store were able to continue getting updates after they'...

May 27th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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2012 is still young, yet it's already shaping up to be a bad year for privacy and security on the mobile front. Apple found itself embroiled in a bit of a brouhaha over the iPhone address book and an app called Path. And, of course, Google was put under the microscope when mobile Safari was found t...

March 1st 2012 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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If you see a group of people dancing in front of your local Apple store next weekend, don't be alarmed. Steve Jobs didn't make a surprise visit to the store and, no, Apple isn't launching another product. They are just protesters from the US Uncut group. The grassroots movement is upset with...

May 27th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's downright frightening that we've become numb to this news, but here again we're faced with another report of e-passports being hacked within minutes. The University of Amsterdam's Jeroen van Beek was reportedly able to clone and manipulate a pair of British passports in about the time it takes...

August 7th 2008 at 6:03am 0 Comments
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Just over a week after a dubious duo found a way to commandeer a Mac thanks to an elusive flaw in QuickTime (of all things), Apple's security police have purportedly fixed the flaw and issued an update. Apparently, the hole could be "exploited through a rigged website and let an attacker control com...

May 2nd 2007 at 8:56am 0 Comments
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After DirecTV's long-awaited HR20 HD DVR finally got its rightful announcements and actually hit users' hands, it wasn't too long before folks were plugging and praying in hopes of getting their new toy to play nice with that HTPC beside it. While we knew the two firms had gone hand-in-hand awhile b...

December 15th 2006 at 9:01am 0 Comments