Items tagged with ios

Around 8,000 Android and iOS apps rely on code provided by Pushwoosh to monitor user activity and send custom push notifications. According to a report by Reuters, Pushwoosh has made efforts to portray itself as a US-based company, obscuring the fact that the company operates out of Russia. Among the clients that... Read more...
Two iOS developers used a jailbroken iPhone to decrypt and analyze network traffic between the device and Apple. What the developers found is that many of Apple’s own apps frequently send detailed user behavior data along with unique device identifiers back to Apple even when analytics sharing, personalized ads, and... Read more...
We here at HotHardware regularly advise our readers to ensure that their systems and software are up to date. Updates may include cool new features, but most updates are security-driven, patching holes, fixing glitches, and preventing exploits. However, for Apple, apparently not all systems are created equal, for not... Read more...
The green versus blue bubble battle has been ongoing, with Google calling out Apple, requesting the company implement Rich Communication Services (RCS) to ‘fix texting woes.’ However, it seems Google is now making an even bigger leap to help foster text messaging interoperability with its latest update to Messages by... Read more...
Owners of both Apple iPhone and Watch should be seeing a new update on their device to address some bugs associated with iOS 16 and watchOS 9. Updates 16.0.3 for iOS, and watchOS 9.0.2 aim to fix issues such as email crashing and low microphone volume. iOS 16 brought enhancements to iPhones that included all-new... Read more...
Apple's recent iOS 16 update for iPhones gave users a few new features to play around with, but there are a few older tricks you may not be familiar with that are extremely useful too. Two hidden features that you may not know about include a hidden track pad, and an easy way to select multiple files at one time on... Read more...
The popular SwiftKey soft keyboard hasn’t been updated for iOS users for more than a year. Now we have learned that there’s an unpleasant reason behind the obvious neglect; Microsoft are going to delist the app from the Apple App Store. SwiftKey iOS will be axed from the store on October 5, but existing users will be... Read more...
iOS 16 is just around the corner, and should be available for download on 9/12/2022, and your older Apple device might get the update. Are you, and all of your apps, ready for the update? Through lock screen changes, Wallet updates, and messaging tweaks, Apple is bringing quite a bit to the newest version of iOS... Read more...
Apple's update to its mobile operating system is coming, and much sooner than you think. The newest version, iOS 16, will be released on September 12, 2022. iOS has come a long way since its release in 2007, and Apple is still finding new ways to improve the experience. We'll first go over the rather long list of... Read more...
Security researcher Michael Horowitz, not to be confused with the current United States Inspector General, has been updating a blog post titled "VPNs on iOS are a scam" ever since May 2022. The rather lengthy post goes into detail about data leaks that occur outside of a VPN tunnel on iOS. The issue was first reported... Read more...
During a time when many companies are seeing lower sales, Apple stock has been rising ahead of its annual fall product launch. The tech giant is set to announce the launch of its iPhone 14 lineup in September. Lower-priced and mid-tier Android phone sales have seen a decline in the recent economic slowdown... Read more...
You now have more time to get rid of that embarrassing WhatsApp message you sent while tipsy in the middle of the night. The popular messaging app is allowing users more than just one hour to delete a regrettable message. Most all of us have hit send on a message to someone, only to regret it moments it later... Read more...
Last week, we wrote about spyware that researchers gave the name “Hermit” and attributed to the Italian spyware vendor RCS Labs. Hermit falls within the same class of spyware as NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, which infected at least nine phones belonging to US State Department employees. This sort of spyware is usually... Read more...
Malicious software, commonly known as malware, is one of many threats to both cybersecurity and privacy. Cybercriminals can distribute malware to achieve a number of different goals, including siphoning funds from cryptocurrency wallets, stealing login credentials, or establishing botnets. However, cybercriminals... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment is sticking to its story that, officially, Diablo Immortal is still launching on June 2 (tomorrow) on mobile. The hell with that, though—you can head over to Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store and download the game to your Android or iOS device and play it, for free, right this very... Read more...
Lately, Google has been making some changes to Play Store policies. The company recently announced that Android apps would be barred from using the Accessibility API for recording phone calls. Google also started rolling out a new data safety section to the Play Store that will require app developers to disclose their... Read more...
Blizzard made some PC gamers mad as hell when it announced Diablo Immortal two and a half years ago, because at the time the developer said it was being launched exclusively to mobile. In a moment of redemption, Blizzard has decided to release Diablo Immortal on PC after all (in addition to Android and iOS), and the... Read more...
Google is looking to make moving from an iPhone to an Android device less of a headache with a "Switch To Android" app. But if you are wanting to make the move using this new app, you may have to wait a bit longer. Anyone who has ever made the leap from an iPhone to an Android device knows that it can be a chore... Read more...
Apple has had to deal with a spate of security related issues as of late. Recently, the company addressed some issues related to it AirTag products. Siri also had a bit of an overshare problem for a while there, and now Apple has has yet another security patch rollout to address a major exploit affecting three of its... Read more...
WhatsApp users may soon be able to migrate their chat history from an Android phone to an iPhone. Incidentally, the chat migration feature is already available for users moving their chat histories from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones. When it comes to messaging apps, WhatsApp is one of the most... Read more...
Fortnite is finally coming back to iPhone and iPad devices, though not because Epic Games and Apple ended their legal dispute and came to a mutual resolution. We're still waiting to see how that situation ultimately plays out (and we be waiting quite a while). However, Fortnite is getting ready to land on iOS and... Read more...
In another example of social engineering’, an unpatchable bug has been discovered in iOS. This ultimate persistence bug makes you think your iPhone has been shut down when it hasn’t. Once in effect, it’s a trivial matter for nefarious individuals to activate your iPhone’s camera and microphone to spy on you. The... Read more...
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