iPhone - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • The smartphone is 20 years old, believe it or not

    The breakneck pace of change in the smartphone world is well known: Since the iPhone catalyzed popular demand in 2007, development has been moving faster and faster, to the point where devices are out of date mere months after their release. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, according to some estimates, the smartphone is actually all of 20 years old, as of last Friday.

    Jon Gold | 27 Nov | Read more

  • H1Siri Brings Siri to iPhone 4, But Is One Hack to Avoid

    Jailbreakers and hackers will want to stay away from the H1siri hack that promises to bring Siri voice command functionality to the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. Several users and other developers have discovered that the hack actually contains illegal code, could break your device in several ways, and sends your personal information through questionable servers.

    Kevin Lee | 07 Dec | Read more

  • iPhone app spotlight: SecureSafe

    Somewhere on your iPhone is a list of your passwords. They might be stored in a Word doc in Quickoffice or on a page in Notes. Maybe you think you're clever by putting them under a pseudonym in your Contacts list.

    Tom Kaneshige | 17 Nov | Read more

  • Protect iPad data without hobbling users

    Concerned about sensitive corporate data that lives on employees' iPads finding their way to places they shouldn't? Symantec says it has an answer to that risk, and it won't get in users' way. In early 2012, it plans to deliver an extension to its data loss prevention (DLP) product that enables DLP filtering from the iPad or, more precisely, from files, emails, and any other communication sent via HTTP and HTTPS from an iPad through the network.

    Galen Gruman | 04 Oct | Read more

  • Skype iPhone, iPod Touch app has security hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

    Eric Mack | 21 Sep | Read more

  • 27,000 South Koreans Sue Over iPhone Privacy Violations

    The flap over iPhone location tracking led to some grandstanding <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/230391/senators_propose_mobile_location_privacy_law.html">in Congress</a> and a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/227727/apple_sued_again_over_ios_location_and_data_sharing.html">few lawsuits</a> by users in the United States over privacy concerns, but now nearly 27,000 South Koreans are suing Apple for privacy violations.

    Eric Mack | 18 Aug | Read more

  • Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/080411-blackhat-overview.html?hpg1=bn">researchers at Black Hat</a>  say.While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

    Tim Greene | 08 Aug | Read more