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Glenn Fleishman 59 comments

Avoid Overspending for iPhone 15 USB-C Cables and Chargers

With USB-C replacing Lightning across Apple’s new iPhone 15 series, shun expensive Apple cables and adapters in favor of third-party alternatives.

Josh Centers No comments

Don’t Take Lightning Cables from Strangers

A hacker claims to be mass-producing a Lightning cable that could make it easier for a determined attacker to hack into a Mac or PC, but there isn’t much to worry about yet.

Josh Centers 22 comments

USB Restricted Mode Can Block iOS Device Charging

USB Restricted Mode is a new security feature in iOS 11.4.1, but it can have some unintended consequences. Josh Centers explains what it is, how it works, why it exists, and how you can turn it off if necessary.