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Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil's new SmartChef Gas Grill connects to a smartphone app so you can monitor your dinner while doing anything else.

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Sonny Dickson has images and video of what he claims is the iPod-based interface — including a gnarly-looking, on-screen click wheel — that almost beat out iOS for the iPhone. Whether it's legitimate or not, let me just say this: Thank Christ it didn't see the light of day.

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One of the beauties of iOS versus other phone operating systems is its relative security and stability versus other phone operating systems. There just aren't a lot of hacks that can harm an iPhone unless it has been jailbroken or hacked by Israeli cyber weapons dealers. But a new exploit will permanently disable the Messages app. So prepare to be wary of any text your arsehole friends and colleagues send your way.

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We've all stolen things from work — pencils, pens, maybe a notebook — but this Foxconn employee went a little too far. According to AsiaOne, a former senior manager at the world's largest electronics maker and assembler was charged with stealing and selling 5700 iPhones for a value of about $US1.56 million ($2 million).

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The average Apple iPhone owner is 41 years old, more likely to be a woman, and earns $54,000 a year. She likely has a mortgage, listens to commercial radio and does yoga.

The average Samsung smartphone owner is 44 years old, more likely to be a man, and earns $47,000 a year. He is more likely to be renting, playing the pokies and going fishing.

Sounds familiar, or no?

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Video: Come up with a password, they will crack it. Program a key card, they will hack it. Tie your identity to a DNA sequence and Russian black hats will break into your bedroom while you're sleeping and steal all your blood. In the end, there's only one truly unbreakable security measure: Atelerix albiventris, the humble hedgehog.

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Without the aid of specialised tools, everything you do online (and plenty of things you don't realised you're doing) is being tracked. Desktop browsers have the benefit of extensions and add-ons that block pages from tracking you, but mobile browsers tend to be a little less advanced. That's what makes Focus, Firefox's privacy-forward iOS browser, so refreshing.

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Apple now has a repair program in place to address the so-called "Touch Disease" problem that the iPhone repair community first raised in August. Over time, some iPhone 6 Plus users reported that the touchscreen on the phones became unresponsive, with a flickering grey bar eventually showing up at the top of the screen.