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How to back up your iPhone with iCloud or Mac

Backing up your phone is essential to keep your photos, videos, and even your text messages safe. Our phones go everywhere with us, but just like our keys, they can get lost. Luckily losing your data along with your phone is avoidable.  There are two easy ways to back up ...

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Is the iPad ready to replace your laptop or desktop?

Image: Apple My ageing iMac and MacBook Air are both approaching their sunset years, and while the Mac range has been given a shot in the arm with Apple’s home-grown Apple Silicon processors, the 27-inch iMac has now been discontinued, leaving me in something of a quandary as I ponder ...

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US disrupts Russian botnet that ‘hacked millions of devices’

Image: Getty The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has dismantled the infrastructure of what it described as a Russian botnet consisting of millions of hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  According to the DoJ, RSOCKS was operating as a proxy service, but instead of offering customers IP addresses legitimately leased ...

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Apple hit with yet another ‘Batterygate’ lawsuit

Nano Calvo/Corbis The memory of “Batterygate” continues to be a thorn in Apple’s side. In case you need a reminder, “Batterygate” refers to a 2016/17 scandal where Apple added an undocumented battery throttling capabilities to iOS 10.2.1 designed to slow the performance of the iPhone if the battery was deemed ...

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How to transfer your WhatsApp account from Android to iPhone

Jason Cipriani/ZDNet WhatsApp announced its messaging app was recently updated with the ability to transfer your WhatsApp account and almost all of its history from an Android phone to an Apple iPhone. Apple and WhatsApp worked together to bring the feature to Apple’s Move to iOS app. Technically, it’s still ...

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2,000 arrests in crackdown on social engineering and business email scams

Image: Getty The international police organization Interpol has arrested 2,000 people in a crackdown on social-engineering rackets and intercepted $50 million in illicit funds.  Interpol announced it had conducted raids at 1,700 locations over two months, seizing $50 million in fraudulently gained proceeds and arresting 2,000 people, which it described ...

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