[URGENT] Why you should update to iOS 9.3.5 now

An Israeli company has developed a spyware which was used to spy on an Arab human rights activist.

The Israeli company called the NSO Group is said to have been behind the development and use of this software. This software has the ability to take control of iPhone devices, including read text messages, emails, contacts and track calls. It can even record sounds, capture passwords, and track the phone user’s whereabouts.

The vulnerability of this software has led apple to issue a global update for its iOS devices, and also urge its users to always download the latest iOS update.

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How to update iOS

Before you update your iOS device, make sure you backup your device first.

Here is a simple instruction from Apple on how to get the latest iOS update.

Usually you would get a notification on your iPhone when Apple rolls out. You can also follow these steps to update your iPhone:

1. Plug your phone to power and connect it to Wi-Fi

2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update

3. Tap Download and Install

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4. Enter your passcode if asked

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5. Tap Agree and accept the Agreement after reading the Terms and Conditions

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6. Software will start downloading. Wait for software to download

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7. After download is done, tap Install Now

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Your phone will then reboot while the new iOS update installs.

How to Differentiate Between an Original and a Fake iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

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Did you know that you can always be sold a fake iPhone 6s or 6s plus? This is possible because there are so many fake iPhone 6s and 6s plus today in the market and you need to be very cautious whenever buying any of the iPhone.

How do you identify a fake iPhone 6s and 6s Plus?

It is very simple to identify on the fake iPhone 6s or 6s plus. Below are some simple tips that will aid you different between an original iPhone and a fake one.

Light in weight

When you get any iPhone 6s or 6s plus that is very light in weight, then there is a high chance that it may be fake. This is because the latest iPhone are quite heavy.

Availability of “Siri”

Siri is one of the features that is available in an original iPhone 6s. it is used for recognizing voice digital assistance. You should therefore check on the features of the iPhone and when this feature is missing, then the iPhone must be fake. The Siri is not present in the clone iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

A 3D Touch that doesn’t function

The latest original iPhone 6s have a new multi-touch technology that is lacking in the fake iPhone. All you need to do is check on the functionality of the 3D Touch. When it fails to function, then the iPhone 6s is likely to be fake.

Check on the screws

The original iPhone 6s and 6s plus have the pentalobe screws. This is not the case with the fake iPhone 6s as they have the normal cross screws.

Availability of the official logo of the manufacturer

Every original iPhone 6s and 6s plus always have the official logo of the manufacturer. When you buy an iPhone and realize that it has no logo of the manufacturer, then you should know that the iPhone is fake. The manufacturer logo, Apple Inc. should always be at the back of the body.

A pixeliated screen display

A clone iPhone 6s and 6s plus always have a pixilated screen display. This is not the case with an original iPhone 6s and 6s plus that has a very sharp and crisp display. Always be careful when buying any iPhone to avoid buying a fake iPhone.

You can also check on the video to aid you in identifying a fake iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

These are some of the tips that will aid you in identifying a fake iPhone 6s and 6s plus. You should therefore be very patient when buying a new iPhone and check every single detail to ensure that you only buy an original iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone

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When compared to a Personal Computer, phones are very locked-down devices. Jailbreaking, or operating system rooting are ways that phone tech gurus use to bypass the lock down.
There are laws put in place to safeguard on the intellectual property rights of the device manufacturers. More about that later.
What is the minute difference between rooting and jailbreaking a personal device.

Jailbreaking

This is the process whereby limitations that have been created by a device developer or manufacturer are removed. Jailbreaking is normally done on iOS devices. Jailbreaking therefore removes the restrictions that Apple, the manufacturer installs, giving you the freedom to mount other applications different from Apple app cluster. Jailbreaking is not only for piracy purposes. This is not always the case. It allows you to change certain aspects of your device like mail client that otherwise you would not have been able to.

Rooting

Rooting gives you access to the root of a device. Rooting is possible on all android operating system devices, but is also possible on other similar operating systems.
On these devices, the user is normally the administrator like the one in Microsoft Windows. When rooting has occurred, specific applications are granted rights to make changes on the device operating system platform

Unlocking your phone

In the case of unlocking a mobile devices, a common question that is normally asked is, does rooting your phone unlock it? Phones, especially career branded phones with a contractual agreement with a a specific career, come “locked” to all other carriers. It only pick that particular carrier’s network signal. Unlocking a phone gives you the right to use another card different from the original career’s card. Yes, rooting will unlock your phone to answer the question. Remember that rooting gives you admin rights. This means that you have the access to change all or some of the preferences that the manufacturer had installed.

Is rooting your phone illegal?

Rooting is classified into two distinct categories; legal and illegal rooting.
Legal rooting is rooting that is allowed and permitted by the device developer. For example, many android products have rooting permission. However, this rooting leeway is only available to install legal acquired apps. Illegal rooting is rooting that by passes this legal permissions to allow you admin rights that are not permitted by the developer normally to install illegally acquired apps that the device manufacturer has not approved of or to change the original matrix of the operating system. There are local and international laws that prohibit illegal rooting especially under intellectual property rights.