Items tagged with ios

Apple created quite the firestorm when it was revealed that the company was throttling the performance of iPhones with older and "well worn" batteries. The company wasn't upfront about the practice, and it only came to light due to some sleuth work by customers and app developers. Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that customers will be given the choice to disable processor throttling in a future iOS update. At first, Cook tried to explain the reasoning behind throttling in the first place, telling ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis in an interview: And so you can imagine if you’re making an emergency call... Read more...
Late last week, Apple confirmed that its iOS-based iPhones and iPads along with its Mac computers are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits (which we have covered in great detail over the past week). At the time, Apple confirmed that it silently introduced “mitigations” in previous updates to iOS, macOS and tvOS to help better defend against the Meltdown vulnerability. "In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre," said Apple on Friday. "We continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them... Read more...
Unless you perform high level calculations on an abacus, chances are high that yes, you are affected by the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Between the two, practically every modern processor is vulnerable, including Intel CPUs dating back more than a decade, along with AMD and ARM chips. And yes, if you are entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, you too are affected by all this. But don't just take our word for it—in case there remains any question, Apple confirmed that its platforms are not immune. "Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known... Read more...
In what will be a boost to iOS developers (and a blow to some Android devs), Apple has gone out and acquired Buddybuild, a Canadian startup that makes tools for app developers. In a couple of months, Apple will discontinue to tools for Android, making Buddybuild exclusive to iOS developers, Buddybuild said in a blog post announcing the migration to Apple. That will go into effect on March 1, 2018. "We're excited to share that the Buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community. We've always been proud to be a Canadian... Read more...
It has been a rough few weeks for Apple with regards to its major software platforms. The latest black mark against the company comes in the form of a zero-day vulnerability that was discovered in Apple's HomeKit implantation in iOS 11.2. The vulnerability was first brought to public light by 9to5Mac, and is reportedly highly difficult to reproduce. Nonetheless, it allows for an unauthorized user to gain control of smart home devices connects via HomeKit. Given that the connected-accessories that are compatible with HomeKit extend to security cameras, smart locks, garage door openers and thermostats,... Read more...
This has been an incredibly dreadful week for Apple's operating systems. It's not often that we such glaring security issues prop up from the Apple camp, but the folks in Cupertino really screwed the pooch -- so to speak -- when it comes to macOS High Sierra. As we reported on Wednesday, developer Lemi Ergin discovered a massive security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra that would allow anyone with direct physical (or remote access) to a Mac to bypass administrator authentication and login without even supplying a password. The steps needed to successfully take advantage of this vulnerability... Read more...
Apple has rolled out an update for iOS bringing the current version to iOS 11.2, and it supports some nice new features that iPhone and iPad users will appreciate. The big new feature here is support for Apple Pay Cash. This Apple Pay Cash feature allows for peer-to-peer money transfers in a move that makes Apple Pay more like PayPal. The catch right now is that the backend support for Apple Pay Cash isn’t up and running just yet. This means that despite iOS supporting peer-to-peer payments, the back end needed to make those transfers isn't live. Presumably, it will go live soon, but there... Read more...
Amazon has become a sort of one-stop-shop when it comes to buying just about anything you can imagine from clothing to furniture to electronics to food to car parts. The company is really looking to enhance the shopping experience by allowing customers to see how certain products will look in their home before they purchase them. To achieve this, Amazon has launched a new feature for its iOS app that is called AR View. AR View works in a myriad of product categories including furniture, electronics, toys, games, home décor, and others. This new AR View feature is much better than the AR Stickers... Read more...
When the first rumors emerged that Apple would be going with bezel-free flagship iPhone, many assumed that the company would be using a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded within the actual display panel. However, this wasn't the case, and Apple actually developed a facial scanning tech that worked in conjunction with the front camera as a new way to unlock the smartphone and to authorize payments. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now said that his research shows Apple will be ditching Touch ID altogether from all 2018 iPhone models. Kuo says that instead of Touch ID, Apple will move completely to Face... Read more...
There are a lot of car guys and gals out there that dream of making enough money to have an entire collection of Porsche cars and SUVs. It's undeniably appealing to have a Cayenne or Macan for ferrying the kids around during the week or schlepping coworkers to and from meetings. On the weekends, having a sexy Cayman S in the driveway to play with or take down to the track would be perfect. The catch is that most of us don't have the kind of money lying around that you need to own one, let alone two Porsche models. Porsche has announced that it is launching a new sports car and SUV subscription... Read more...
Microsoft has announced new tech that is available in your chat window that leverages the Cortana intelligent digital assistant. Cortana is available in Skype and is designed to help you with details to support the conversations you have every day.  This means if you ask someone to go to the movies with you, it will give you access to movie times. If someone asks you to remember to do something, Cortana will offer to set a reminder on your phone. Cortana can also suggest smart replies so you can respond to messages faster and more easily, without having to type. The reminders that Cortana... Read more...
We've known for quite some time that Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile is near death. The operating system has been treading water with less than one percent of the global smartphone market for quite some time, CEO Satya Nadella killed the company's smartphone hardware division, and we recently heard commentary from Hewlett-Packard about Microsoft’s non-committal attitude towards Windows 10 Mobile. "Microsoft, as all companies do, decided on a change in strategy and so they are less focused on what they thought they would be focused on today," said HP EMEA boss Nick Lazaridis last week. "Given that,... Read more...
Microsoft's Edge browser hasn't exactly been well received on the Windows 10 operating system. Globally, Microsoft Edge has just a 5 percent share of the web browser market, while Chrome is dominating the field with a whopping 60 percent. With its desktop share not looking so hot these days, Microsoft is focusing its attention to the mobile sector. Microsoft Edge is already available on Windows 10 Mobile, but that's a dying platform. So, the company is extending the browser to the Android and iOS platforms in Preview (Beta) form. According to Microsoft, it made this move because users were telling... Read more...
Apple may be at odds with Google when it comes to iOS versus Android, but it appears that the two can still find common ground on search. Google has been a long-time fixture in iOS and macOS as the default engine for Safari searches. However, Microsoft Bing has been the default provider for Siri queries, iOS Search and Spotlight on macOS. In a bid to provide a more consistent experience across all of its platforms and areas of search, Apple is kicking Bing to the curb, and has retained Google's services for nearly all areas of search (by default), with the sole exception being image searches via... Read more...
First ... Prev 2 3 4 5 6 Next ... Last