Apple prides itself on the security of its iOS mobile operating system, and aside from the occasional hiccup that besets all software at one point or another, this tends to be the case. However, one jailbreak expert has done some serious digging into the guts of iOS and discovered that while the software is pretty safe from the continued threat of hacks and attacks from malware makers, there are certain loopholes within the iOS make-up that make it potentially easy for Apple and government agencies to covertly get hold of your personal data.

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Saving links to be read later may seem like a simple, forgettable feature but as apps like Instapaper and Pinboard have already proven that there’s plenty of use for such a feature. Now, two years after buying Instapaper competitor Spool, Facebook has launched its very own read-it-later service.

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With every new beta release of iOS 8, Apple slips in a few surprises here and there, which improves the overall functionality of the mobile OS. And iOS 8 beta 4 is no different, and features a bunch of noticeable changes. Jump past the break to see what’s new!

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Apple has just rolled out download links for iOS 8 Beta firmware, and as well as adding one or two new features, there’s the customary dose of bug fixes and general performance enhancements. Details, as ever, can be found after the break!

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There are plenty of different ways that an individual can embrace security to make the home, office – or any other location – a lot more secure. Each possible area of entry, such as doors, windows or garages, can be fortified to ensure that it’s extremely difficult for an intruder to breach. Alternatively, it’s also possible to purchase and integrate security cameras that can monitor and record the property at all times. That option can sometimes prove to be a little too expensive. For those of us who have an extra iPhone lying around, the Manything home security webcam app is an entirely free-of-charge solution that lets you use a spare iPhone as a video surveillance camera.

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Spam text messages are nothing new, but security research firm Cloudmark is now warning people of a new approach being taken by those who previously relied on SMS to peddle their spam.

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Apps are what make the world go round, of that there’s little doubt these days. A look at any of the app stores and their download figures should set aside any thought to the contrary. We love apps as much as anyone else, and we’d argue possibly a tad more, too. All apps are great, but we really love apps that go free for a limited time, which is why we feel it’s our civic duty to make sure that you, the dear reader, get to take advantage of such temporary price drops.

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We come across tons of new apps on a daily basis for different platforms, and some of them go beyond their advertised features and provide a few extra seconds of entertainment. We’re talking about Easter eggs here, if you’re on the same page as us.

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The iPhone 6 may be grabbing all of the recent headlines due to its impending announcement, but spare a thought for those who prefer to stay away from Apple’s smartphone lineup and only look to the Cupertino company for their tablet needs. The iPhone 6 may be the biggest release planned for this year, but it certainly won’t be the only Apple product we’ll see land on shelves across the world. A new concept, and one that chooses to ignore the smaller form of the iPhone, concentrates on what could potentially be in store for consumers when Tim Cook lifts the lid on the third-generation iPad mini.

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They say no good thing in life is free, but we disagree. Over here, there’s something free every day – thanks to our daily offerings of best paid apps across the iTunes App Store that can be obtained for free for a limited time. Today, we have 8 such apps for the iPhone and iPad, and you can browse our findings right past the jump.

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The jailbreak world can often be a dark and murky one, so when you hear about the biggest and arguably most popular repository of jailbreak apps being hacked, you tend to take notice. That’s what happened very recently, with the BigBoss repo apparently falling foul of hackers.

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Keeping your Apple ID safe and secure has never been more important. Not only does it have your payment details locked in, meaning anyone with access to your account can start downloading apps, video or music, but it also plays host to your emails if you use an @icloud.com email address. Strong passwords are a must – you do have a strong password, don’t you? – but sometimes a little extra security must be in order.

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We like to keep you guys updated with the latest and most useful deals, and we’re back once again with another handful of apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. By now, you’ll be more than aware of how the routine works, so join us after the break for the details, descriptions and direct download links.

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Off the back of Apple’s deal with IBM to further the presence of products like the iPhone and iPad in enterprise environments, Apple CEO Tim Cook has suggested that he completes around four-fifths, or 80 percent of his work using only the company’s famed iPad tablet. In addition, he’s also of the opinion that everybody should be able to do likewise, and with laptops still comfortably outnumbering tablets in the business world, hopes that Apple and IBM’s new-found allegiance can help to tip the balance.

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As TV shows go, Game of Thrones is among the most popular, and given that most movies and series spawn games to supplement the experience, it was only a matter of time before a Game of Thrones title emerged. Today, the time has come for Game of Thrones Ascent to make its grand introduction at the Google Play Store and Apple’s iTunes Store for Android and iPhone respectively, and if you’re captivated by the show, you’ll almost certainly want to check this one out.

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It’s a new day, and a new hunt for free apps by our dedicated team around the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. While there’s no shortage of inherently free titles for the iOS platform, nothing beats the ability of getting otherwise-paid apps for free, and that’s what we’re after on a daily basis. Our findings today include a number of great apps that you can get your hands on completely free if you hurry, so without further ado, here are today’s best paid apps gone free for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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Sir Paul McCartney, the English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and founding member of The Beatles, has embraced the iPad to bring five of his classic albums to the iOS App Store. The musical works of art have been remastered and transformed into native iPad apps by McCartney and his record label, Concord Music Group. As well as including special remastered versions of each song from the classic albums, the individual iPad apps also offer signature content and media that has been created specifically with this project in mind.

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It’s a polarizing fact that, to many, celebrity is everything, and when we consider those who command the lion’s share of the media spotlight, reality TV queen Kim Kardashian is right up there. But while, in tech circles, she doesn’t really get much of a mention, her new iOS and Android game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has taken the charts by storm, and the free-to-download app, it is reckoned, could rake in an eye-watering $200 million per year.

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Apple has today struck a deal with IBM that will see devices like the iPhone and iPad build a stronger presence in the enterprise market, with IBM’s obvious clout among business helping to seal what will no doubt be a mutually beneficial deal. Announced today by means of a press release, IBM will take the opportunity to integrate its own pool of services and solutions into these Apple-made devices before selling the tailored experience on to specific, pin-pointed businesses and industries.

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The iTunes App Store is awash with great apps, but while most of us would love to simply download them all, we’d soon rack up a bill amounting to a small fortune. This is why, we try our utmost to present you guys with the best deals and freebies on a daily basis, and below, we’ve got another ten great apps gone free over at the App Store.

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