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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

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Poshmark takes on eBay, makes shopping more social with iOS update

The platform wants to become the Facebook for online shopping.

on techhive.com

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The Week in Mac Apps: Digital factotum

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find apps that turn your Mac into a surveillance camera, batch image editor, backup system, video player, and worldwide postal code directory.

What to expect from Apple this fall

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Smart Apple-watcher Horace Dediu, interviewed by Forbes, on what he expects to see from Apple in the next couple of months, plus: what he'd ask Tim Cook if he had the chance.

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Is everyone already bored by the iPhone 6?

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5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account

Staying on top of your Twitter feed can feel like a full-time job. Let these iOS apps do some the heavy lifting.

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Hands-on with Madden NFL Mobile, freemium football's comeback player of the year

EA's officially licensed sim still needs tweaks, but it's a big improvement over last year's free-to-play disaster.

on techhive.com

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These cases turn your smartphone into a pay pal

Both the Incipio Cashwrap and Loop ChargeCase add mobile payment capabilities to the iPhone. We look at the pros and cons of both mobile transaction cases.

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FilePane review: Expand the power of drag-and-drop on your Mac

FilePane's inventive drag-and-drop approach can be a true timesaver.

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

on pcworld.com

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Slides for iOS completes Google's productivity suite on iOS

In addition to the presentation app, Google's entire suite of productivity apps can now open, edit, and save their Microsoft Office equivalents.

Conjecture regarding larger iPhone displays

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John Gruber crunches the numbers on purported 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones to figure out what resolution they'll likely sport.

Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing battery life issues, you may have a faulty device. Check with Apple to see if you're eligible for a free replacement power pack.