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Hacker discovers bypassing iPhone passcode limit just requires a keyboard

Companies like Grayshift help police bypass the passcodes on locked iPhones. One might think that this requires some byzantine hacking skills. Apparently not. A hacker reports that iOS has a soft spot when it comes to external keyboards, allowing someone to send as many passcode attempts as desired. The passcodes have to be submitted correctly, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Cult of Mac Magazine: HomePod is still hopeless, and it’s (mostly) Siri’s fault

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: HomePods went on sale in Europe this week, and I ordered one. It arrived the very next day. I tried it out, and then sent it back to Apple the day after that. Why? Because it’s a half-finished product. Siri is just as glitchy and annoying on HomePod […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Take executive control of your Instagram feed [Deals]

Instagram is a great way to share quick snapshots of your life. But it can also be an incredibly powerful storytelling platform. Unfortunately, the Instagram interface doesn’t make it easy to think big, so where do the power users turn? Planagram creates a whole new level of Instagrammery. With it, you can easily upload and […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: Power Mac G5 packs world’s first 64-bit CPU

June 23, 2003: Apple launches its gorgeous Power Mac G5, a powerhouse desktop computer with a perforated aluminum chassis that earns it the affectionate nickname the “cheese grater.” Starting at an affordable $1,999 ($2,650 in today’s terms), the Power Mac G5 is the world’s first 64-bit personal computer — and Apple’s fastest machine yet. Putting […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple finally acknowledges its new MacBook keyboards suck

The butterfly keyboards on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro are officially defective. After months of outcry from angry customers, Apple has finally acknowledged that the new keyboards have some serious problems. The company says the issues are limited to a small percentage of MacBooks, but its offering free repairs. In a new support article […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Tinder explores becoming slightly less of a hookup app

Tinder Picks is a feature this dating app is testing that might make it a better way to find people you’re compatible with emotionally, not just sexually. Picks takes the user’s profile and shows them pictures of people who have similar jobs, educations, and interests. The picked profiles are organized into categories, like Creative, Scholar, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Hands On with the Asus ROG Phone

Asus' dedicated gaming phone in a beast of a device. The ROG Phone has an overclocked processor, a fast display, and a bevy of accessories meant to help it out-game the competition. Did we mention the AeroActive Cooler snap-on cooling fan? We spent some time with the ROG Phone and these are our first impressions. Source: phonescoop

Snap’s Spectacles can now export non-circular videos

Snap updates its set of Spectacles today and instead of only shooting video optimized for Snapchat, you can finally use them to export video that’s friendly for other platforms. Spectacles are Snap’s first foray into selling hardware. The camera-equipped glasses were originally limited to shooting circular video. Users could rotate their phones to see more […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

One of Mac’s best Finder features is now on Windows PC

It’s okay to use a PC alongside your Mac, but you’ll find that some of the best macOS features aren’t available in Windows. One of those is Finder’s awesome preview function, but you don’t have to live without it. QuickLook is a free app that brings the same preview feature to Windows 10’s File Explorer. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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