Best Buy is offering the iPhone 6 for just $1 on a two-year contract. Just trade in an old iPhone 5 and get a trade-in gift card that can be used to buy the 16GB model of iPhone 6 for only a dollar.
Apple launched the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014 and the handset has attracted millions of smartphone lovers. The handset is normally available for $199 on a two-year contract from various U.S. carriers but Best Buy is offering a very attractive deal for the iPhone 6 that may entice even more customers.
Those of you with a buggy button on your iPhone 5 now have another year to get your phone repaired or replaced.
iPhone 5 users who notice that the on/off button — dubbed the wake/sleep button by Apple — isn’t working right can get it fixed for free until March 2016.
Apple initially announced the replacement program in April 2014. The company had discovered that the button, which is found on the top right edge, would stop working, either permanently or intermittently, on some iPhone 5 models made through March 2013.
In the age of ubiquitous government surveillance, the only way citizens can protect their privacy online is through encryption. Historically, this has been extremely difficult for mere mortals; just watch the video Edward Snowden made to teach Glenn Greenwald how to encrypt his emails to see how confusing it gets. But all of this is quickly changing as high-quality, user-friendly encryption software becomes available.
App maker Open Whisper Systems took an important step in this direction today with the release of a major new version of its Signal encrypted calling app for iPhones and iPads. The new version, Signal 2.0, folds in support for encrypted text messages using a protocol called TextSecure, meaning users can communicate using voice and text while remaining confident nothing can be intercepted in transit over the internet.