Items tagged with ios 13

Apple released iOS 13 back in late September alongside its new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. Roughly a week later, the company launched iOS 13.1, which was rather unprecedented for the company, and ever since it has been on what seems like a weekly schedule with new updates to fix bugs and various aliments for the operating system (there have been 8 patches within two months). Now, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is going into overhaul mode when it comes to its software development process for future iOS 13 updates and iOS 14. The move is being spearheaded by Apple's software chief, Craig "Hair Force One" Federighi, with a new system called "flags" according... Read more...
iOS 13 and its various iterations have been hell for Apple and its users. Surprisingly, iOS 13 hasn't been a radical overhaul for Apple's mobile operating system, but the sheer numbers of bugs in this major release has been astounding.  The latest issue that Apple has addressed is a multitasking bug that became exacerbated by the release of iOS 13.2 on October 26th. While some people had experienced some multitasking oddities with all iOS 13.x releases, iOS 13.2 truly brought the problem to the masses. In a nutshell, multitasking -- as iPhone and iPad users have come to know it over the years -- was practically non-existent. Users could be working on an email, answer a phone call, then go... Read more...
Over the weekend, news spread of an unpatchable "checkm8" exploit that could allow millions of iPhone users to quickly and easily jailbreak their handsets. Lest there was any doubt it works, the hacker who developed the exploit posted a video on Twitter showing checkm8 in action on an iPhone X running iOS 13.1.1. The bad news for Apple is the nature of this exploit makes patching it away impossible. That's because checkm8 works its magic in the iOS bootrom, which itself resides in read-only memory inside a chip in affected iPhone models. Any jailbreaks that leverage the iOS bootrom can't be mitigated with a software patch. HACKED! Verbose booting iPhone X looks pretty cool. Starting in DFU Mode,... Read more...
In a perfect world, data caps would not exist—we would all have access to a wide open spigot of data at a low price. Here in the real world, however, it is not that simple—unlimited data plans, while widely available, can be more than some willing users are willing to pay. Hence why there is a new (sort of) Low Data Mode for iPhone handsets. The new Low Data Mode is one of the features of iOS 13, which launched alongside Apple's latest iPhone 11 series. If you have not yet been automatically updated, you can force the issue by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. That is also where you can toggle automatic updates on or off. What's neat about the Low Data Mode is... Read more...
Today is a big day for those that are firmly entrenched in Apple's walled garden. The company has just released iOS 13, which is the latest iteration in its long-running series of mobile operating systems for its iPhone (and to a lesser extent, the iPod touch).  A systemwide Dark Mode is now available on command, or can be invoked automatically based on the time of day in iOS 13. All of Apple's native apps support Dark Mode, and chances are if your favorite app hasn't already been updated to support the feature, it will be soon. Maps has been rebuilt (again), and includes new higher resolution imagery that will be rolled out across the entire United States by the end of 2019. Also includes... Read more...
Apple apparently has a bit of work to do before it rolls out iOS 13 to the public later this month. The beta release has been available for quite some time now, and a security researcher has discovered a vulnerability on iOS 13 that could potentially expose a user's entire contact information, without ever having to get past the lockscreen. Jose Rodriguez discovered the flaw earlier this summer. According to his YouTube video demonstrating the sneaky lockscreen bypass (yes, another one), he notified Apple of the issue on July 17, though it is not clear if Apple acknowledged the bug to him. Here's a look at the flaw in action... It is a rather simple hack—in the video above, Rodriguez activates... Read more...
In the infinite wisdom of Facebook, the world's largest social network felt it necessary to put a call out to Android and iOS users—practically every person with a mobile phone—to pay attention to new location controls being rolled out to their devices from Google and Apple, respectively, because simply put, "Facebook is better with location" tracking. The rather blunt blog post by Facebook explains some of the ways users might benefit when allowing Facebook to track their location, including the background when not actively using the Facebook application. "It powers features like check-ins and makes planning events easier. It helps improve ads and keep you and the Facebook community... Read more...
A recent report suggests Apple has scrapped its plans of releasing a set of augmented reality (AR) glasses, but there are clues the company is still interested in AR hardware in some capacity. More specifically, the documentation for an internal build of iOS 13 hints at Apple readying an AR or mixed reality headset. Apple AR Glasses concept (Source: iDrop News / Martin Hajek) It was around this time last year when rumors of Apple working on a set of AR glasses popped up. At the time, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested Apple would releases its own-branded AR glasses in 2020, noting they would required an iPhone. In addition, Apple has filed a variety of AR patents over the past decade,... Read more...
Video chats are awkward. The video can be of poor quality, the audio can be unreliable, and it can be odd to speak to someone when they staring at the screen instead of the camera. Apple plans to fix the last dilemma with its next major mobile device update. iOS 13 will use ARKit to fix the eye contact issues in FaceTime. This new feature was discovered by Mike Rundle and quickly posted to Twitter. He noted that the third developer beta for iOS 13 includes a feature called “FaceTime Attention Correction”. This feature will use augmented reality to make it seem like you are looking into the camera while you FaceTime. How is the feat being achieved? With ARKit, Apple is able to map... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple announced the latest revisions of its entire family of operating systems including iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. While all of latest beta versions of those operating systems are currently available to developers, today marks the first time that Apple is releasing public betas. However, the public betas are now available for iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina. iOS 13 is likely to be the most popular software package to be downloaded by Apple users, with the headlining feature being the arrival of a system-wide Dark Mode. The new dark mode greatly complements the OLED displays found on iPhone X/iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and should be easier... Read more...
It has been a tough year for cryptocurrency mining, following what had been a banner year in which several digital currencies skyrocketed in value, before plummeting (and in some cases, disappearing altogether). Is the ride over? For some, yes. But not for everyone, and Apple is introducing a feature in iOS 13 that could give the cryptocurrency market a kick in the pants. Maybe. It's called CryptoKit, and we will know more about it later today when Apple discusses it at WWDC. In the meantime, there are some details that we already know. In the early going, Apple describes CryptoKit as a new Swift framework that is supposed to make it easier and safer to perform cryptographic operations. That... Read more...
Apple has announced iOS 13 as the latest in a long line of operating systems for its mobile devices. Not surprisingly, the company hopped right into the new features available, including the revelation that Face ID unlocking is now 30 percent faster. App downloads will be up to 50 percent smaller, and app updates will be up 60 percent smaller. This also translates into faster app speeds, which are now up to twice as fast according to Apple's software chief Craig Federighi. As expected, Apple has delivered Dark Mode with iOS 13, which is displayed throughout the user interface. All of Apple's built-in apps -- including News, Messages, Notes, Photos, etc. -- have been updated to natively support... Read more...
Are you rocking an older iPhone model? If so, there is a chance that Apple will cut off support for your handset when it releases iOS 13, which is expected to debut next month. Nothing is set in stone at this moment, or more precisely, this information has not been confirmed. But if the latest rumor is true, iPhone 6 and older generation handsets will be left in the dust. That is the word from a French-language website that covers Apple-related news. Citing a "developer friend" (Google translation), iPhonesoft.fr says iOS 13 will support every iPhone handset dating back to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but not the regular iPhone 6 and earlier versions. That means the following devices will... Read more...
Spring is in the air, which means that we’re starting to hear more about the next version of iOS that powers iPhones and iPads. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is scheduled to kick off on June 3rd, but a new report is already shedding some light on what we can except in iOS 13. The first addition is something that has been requested from Apple fans for a long time: a true systemwide dark mode. Apple has already introduced dark mode with macOS, so it’s only natural that the company would want to extend this feature to iOS. According to 9to5Mac, the feature won’t be enabled by default, and will instead be accessible via the Settings menu. A... Read more...