Here is what you get if you type "let it snow" on your iPhone (holiday easter egg)

Apple is trying to get its customers into the Christmas festive spirit with a holiday easter egg that many haven’t noticed when it was initially introduced (that’s why is called easter egg though).

Some of you might remember that the Cupertino-based company updated its Apple Store application on iOS with the option to purchase iPhones without carrier pre-authorization, and a few other small improvements.

Well, it appears that Apple sneaked an easter egg into the app that does something when you type a certain sentence in the Apple Store. So, wake up your iPhone, open the Apple Store …


A Surface Pro and Black Type Cover Bundle starts at $1,099

Looking for a deal on the Surface Pro tablet? How about this. For $1,099 you’ll receive a Surface Pro powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, 256 GB SSD storage, and 8 GB of RAM. The price? $1,099.00, which is a $329 discount off of the original price of $1,428.99. The bundle includes a Surface Pro with 7th Gen Intel Core processor and the fastest start up and resume of any Surface Pro model yet. It also is equipped with all day battery life, a free three month trial of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, plus 1TB of cloud storage with purchase. And to top things off, the bundle includes a Black …

You can now send just about any file type with WhatsApp

Courtesy of a recent app update, WhatsApp users can now send almost any common file between one another. Be it a PDF document, a ZIP archive, an .XLS table, or even an .APK file, WhatsApp users can share files up to 100MB large on Android and up to 128MB on iOS. Even JPEG files get some love. 

Wait, what? Of course, WhatsApp supported image sharing, but the app used to overly optimize and deteriorate the quality of the sent images. With the latest update, WhatsApp fans can share unadulterated JPEG files between one another, which is totally a great piece of news! What’s …

18 iPhone keyboard tricks to type faster

Looking for ways to type faster on your iPhone? Read on: we have left no stone unturned in our search for tips and tricks to help you make the best out of the iPhone’s on-screen keyboard.

Shortcuts, tips and keyboard tricksFrom cool tricks to shortcuts, and a quick tutorial on how to download third-party keyboards, we look at all the different options out there, but we focus on the stock keyboard as that is what most people end up using anyway.

And it’s a great keyboard: sure, it lacks a fifth row with the numbers like on Android …

New type of magnetic controller for VR headsets detailed in Samsung patent application

Samsung is already a major player in the developing mobile VR space, as the tech giant has sold more than 5 million units of its Gear VR headsets. The popularity of the gadget can be attributed to the fact that it’s relatively affordable and Samsung’s love for bundling it alongside its flagship smartphones. 
Although a solid product, the Gear VR currently lacks positional tracking and its controller is nowhere as advanced as some of its popular competitors such as the HTC Vive, PSVR, and Occulus Rift. 
It …

WhatsApp to add option to share any type of file in future update

WhatsApp is testing many new features and improvements, but some of them never go public for reasons unknown. The latest feature that the company is now experimenting with will allow WhatsApp users to share any type of file using the Android, iOS and desktop version of the app.

For the time being, WhatsApp does not support the share of all file types, so you’re forced to use third-party apps in some cases. The good news is the situation might change in the not so distant future.

Apparently, the developer is already pushing the new feature to a limited number …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”

Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device disguised as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type on that wireless keyboard on your desk. Oh, and it can send the stuff it picks up straight to the eavesdropper’s phone. Oh! Oh! And it’ll keep working even if you unplug it — it only pretends to turn off.

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That little box up top is built by Samy Kamkar (Yeah the same Samy who built the self-titled worm that ravaged MySpace back in the day, and who built that crazy hands-free hacking necklace a few weeks back) who has dubbed it the “KeySweeper”.  (Youtube Video)

Before you panic and throw your keyboard in the trash, the good news: this specific device only affects certain wireless keyboards. Most notably, Microsoft-branded wireless keyboards. We’re still trying to dig up a more exhaustive list — but for now, let “Microsoft wireless keyboard” be your caution sign.

In a statement, Microsoft notes that it only affects their 2.4 Ghz (not Bluetooth) keyboards released before July 2011. Even if it’s “only” older keyboards, remember: outside of the gamer crowd, most people don’t update their keyboards very often.

Here’s some of the crazier stuff KeySweeper can do:
■Sniff out keystrokes as you type them.
■If it detects certain keystrokes (like “TopSecretWebsite.com”), it can grab the chunk of text that follows (like your username and password) and send it over SMS to whoever planted the device
■Store keystroke logs on the device itself. These logs can be extracted from the device by hardwired USB, or by putting a second KeySweeper device within range of the first (like, say, an outlet on the other side of the wall).
■When plugged in, it grabs its power from the wall
■When unplugged from the wall by an abnormally suspicious bystander, it looks like it powers down — but it actually just switches to battery power. Logging/sending continues. Naaaasty.

On the upside, most brand-name wireless keyboards sold today use encryption methods that are a bit tougher to crack. Logitech, for example, uses

Samy estimates that each unit would cost $10 to $80 to build, depending on what sort of features you want (ditching the SMS support, for example, brings it down by about $45) — but is quick to note that he’s not actually selling these.