Unlocking iOS devices with a Yubikey

8 Jul 2021 20:53 | apple | iOS

I love Yubikeys, they provide a very strong second factor for accounts and
services that you care a lot about. I use them for all kinds of things but one
thing I was quite excited to try was the Yubikey 5ci in static password mode.

Static password mode simply acts as a virtual keyboard, playing back a static
sequence of characters over the connected interface (usually USB). I wasn't
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Tethery - bypass iOS tethering restrictions

12 Nov 2015 12:28 | apple | iOS

I decided to roll my tethering bypass idea into a script to make it easy to

This script automates the fiddly configuration bits and gives you a quick way
to throw up a proxy that will bypass tethering restrictions on iOS.

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How to bypass tethering restrictions on iOS

24 Oct 2015 11:26 | apple | iOS

It's often annoying that Apple lets carriers disable tethering at will,
especially when the carrier has already sold you "unlimited" data.  Three allow
free data when roaming in "feel at home" countries but they don't allow
tethering at all, even if you're willing to pay for it.

After being irritated by these restrictions on several holidays I decided to
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Siri in the car is awesome

15 Oct 2015 22:11 | apple | iOS

I've always been fairly cynical about Siri.  It seemed more like a gimmick than
something people would use seriously in their day to day lives, but I've
recently discovered how wrong I was.

I don't have a CarPlay stereo in my car, because I didn't want to be tied into
Apple's apps.  Maps is nowhere near as good as TomTom (which I also paid good
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How to do a fresh installation of iOS 9 without losing data

31 Aug 2015 22:23 | apple | iOS

Despite Apple's best efforts, there are nearly always a number of users who
experience issues after a major iOS update.  Users might experience crashes,
unusually high battery drain, slowness etc etc.

Whenever I upgrade to a major iOS release I usually do a fresh reinstall of
iOS.  Although Apple provides no official way to do this without losing all of
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