Seriously? Apparently, when you turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the Control Center of iOS 11 it really doesn't turn it off. But wait…that's not a bug, it's a feature. According to Motherboard, this operation is exactly what Apple intended. When the ...

 

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iOS Control Center Doesn’t Really Control

Seriously? Apparently, when you turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the Control Center of iOS 11 it really doesn't turn it off. But wait…that's not a bug, it's a feature. According to Motherboard, this operation is exactly what Apple intended. When the user toggles Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off in the Control Center, you will immediately disconnect. That doesn't mean the wireless technology isn't available. Motherboard reported, "That is because Apple wants the iPhone to be able to continue using AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and other features, according to the documentation."

What a crap implementation. Don't count on using Control Center to actually control anything. Who knew? Here I thought that control actually meant to control something. You'll have to go to the Settings app to REALLY turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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iOS 11 Will Break Apps and is Pretty Wonky

Apple has released iOS 11. There are a lot of changes with this new version of iOS and some are not happy with the release. Specifically, Windows guru Paul Thurrott says iOS 11 is a mess. Paul criticizes Apple for being inconsistent with how iOS 11 operates on various devices. As an example, "If you have the largest iPad Pro (12.9-inch, either generation), you can display two apps side-by-side. Those apps each look and work like traditional iPad apps. But if you have a smaller (9- or 10.5-inch) iPad Pro, you cannot do this." Paul also describes other crazy issues with iOS 11 such as requiring two hands to do some tasks.

iOS 11 will not run any 32-bit apps either. That's going to break a lot of apps. Should you update now or wait until application developers update applications to 64-bit code? Which installed apps won't run on iOS 11? To get an idea of which apps aren't compatible with iOS 11, go to Settings > General > About > Applications and a list of incompatible apps will be displayed. Don't update to iOS 11 if there are apps listed you absolutely must use.

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CCleaner Software Compromised

CCleaner is a popular consumer utility for cleaning up a Windows system. Unfortunately, CCleaner was compromised by hackers to distribute a malware laden version capable of capturing your data and possibly taking screen shots too. The attacker added malware to the 32-bit versions of CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191. There will be a registry key added if you are infected with the bad version. According to Bleeping Computer, under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform\Agomo, there will be two data values named MUID and TCID, which are used by the installed Floxif infection. Upgrading to the latest version of CCleaner will not remove the key.

You have to manually update CCleaner to version 5.34 in order to remove the malware. Avast said it already pushed an update to CCleaner Cloud users, and they should be fine. The clean version is CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3214.

This would be a good time to remind readers that CCleaner is licensed for personal use only. You are violating the license agreement if you use CCleaner on your work computer.

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Google Will Automatically Delete Backup Data After a Period of Inactivity

According to Bleeping Computer, Google will delete your Android backup files stored in your Google Drive account if you don't use your phone for two weeks. Basically, if you don't use your phone for two weeks, Google will start a 60 day count down timer for old Android backup files. The bad news is that you get no warning this is going to occur. I guess the solution is to have your phone "welded" to your body and use it at least every two weeks.

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Forget About the New iPhone – Worry About the One You Have Now

There has been a ton of news about Apple's recent announcements of new products, especially the iPhone. I don't understand why there is so much interest in a product that isn't even here yet and won't be for many, many weeks. Worry about what you may already own. TechRepublic reports that there is a security flaw in iOS that is transmitting Microsoft Exchange credentials without any encryption even if SSL is enabled. James Litwin discovered the problem and stated that Apple and Microsoft have been aware of the issue since February and have been dismissive about the situation. Litwin calls the flaw LeakyX. iPhone users can fix the problem by NOT synchronizing with their Exchange server. Sure…that won't happen. The other solution is to get an Android phone…that won't happen either. Let's hope there's a fix in the next version of iOS that doesn't send Exchange login credentials in clear text.

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