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Apple Removes Activation Lock Checker Tool, Nobody Knows Why

Apple has recently removed the Activation Lock status checker from iCloud.com, a tool that allowed users to enter the serial number or IMEI of an iOS device to find out if the device is secured with Activation Lock, helping buyers avoid purchasing a locked devices. However, Apple has not yet explained why it decided to remove the handy...

This Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone, iPad Activation Lock

A newly discovered iOS bug can be used to bypass the Activation Lock feature on iPhones and iPads, giving access to the homescreen of locked devices running the latest version of iOS. As detailed by SecurityWeek, there are at least two variations of the vulnerability, one of which works on iOS 10.1, while the second one has...

Activation Lock Problems Affecting Some iPhone 7 and 6S Users [REPORT]

When a new piece of technology first releases, issues are expected – especially with smartphones. The iPhone is not exempt from such post-launch complications. While the iPhone 7, fortunately, doesn’t have any sort of “Bendgate” scandal, there is an issue that has been plaguing users as of late. It’s not exclusive to the iPhone 7, either, […]

Activation Lock Helps Reduce iPhone Robberies by 40% in San Francisco

Activation Lock, the anti-theft "kill-switch" introduced by Apple in 2013, was praised by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Fast forward to today, and the Wall Street Journal has looked into the effectiveness of the kill-switch and found that it is showing promise in reducing iPhone theft, but...

iOS 7 bug Allows Anyone to Bypass Activation Lock [VIDEO]

One of the key security features of iOS 7 was Activation Lock, a feature hailed by US officials New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. But it seems like there is a bug that allows users to bypass this security feature if they grab your phone. And they can do...

New York Police Really Want You to Download iOS 7

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launched this past Friday, September 20, and there were crowds of people lining up in front of Apple stores. Jim Rosenburg reports that New York police were handing out flyers, urging people to upgrade to iOS 7, to those in line at the iPhone launch. Here is a picture:...