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It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the launch of the 14th iteration of iOS, and users are just now gaining the ability to set third-party apps to launch by default (for certain actions). Android has had this feature since its inception, but we digress. Apple first announced this change at its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this year. The first app to take advantage of this new feature right now in the iOS 14 beta (and by extension, the iPadOS 14 beta) is Google Chrome. The change came with the most recent version of Google Chrome which landed in the App Store yesterday, version 85.0.4183.109.  Now, when you click a link in... Read more...
It looks as though Adobe is in hot water over its latest Lightroom update for iOS and iPadOS. Adobe has widely embraced Apple's mobile platforms, especially with regards to iPadOS given that many people like to use the incredibly powerful iPad Pro to manage and edit photos on-the-go. The latest Lightroom 5.4 update, however, featured a destructive bug that has caused some customers to lose not only their app presets, but also their photos. Mohamad Alif Eqnur wrote on the Lightroom Mobile support community about his issues, stating, "After I updated the apps on Apps Store, all of my pictures and presets gone. I really need this to be fix as soon as possible. Please help me as I really... Read more...
Epic Games be “taking one for the team” by standing up to Apple’s App Store policies, which it has deemed anticompetitive. Epic says that it isn’t seeking money in its lawsuits against Apple (and to a lesser extent, Google), but it is instead seeking a new fee structure for app developers that doesn’t result in a 30 percent cut for Apple. Epic’s revolt against Apple has resulted in Fortnite being removed from the App Store, but there’s still a way for you to reinstall the game… with one big caveat attached. First of all, it should be noted that when Apple kicks an app or game out of the App Store, it’s not actually... Read more...
Roughly two weeks ago, Apple gave us our first look at iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, which are the latest versions of the company's mobile operating systems. After iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were announced, Apple immediately made beta 1 versions available to developers. On Tuesday, the company followed up with beta 2 for developers. When it initially announced iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple said that the first public beta would be available in July, and true to its word, that time has come. Devices Eligible For The iOS 14/iPadOS 14 Public Beta These are the current devices that are eligible for the public beta (and the final release this fall). iOS 14 iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone... Read more...
Apple is always out to save some money with its products and increase accessory sales on the backend. In the past, Apple has pushed accessory sales with iPhone models when it did things like move away from the 3.5 mm headphone jack to Lightning port for connecting headphones (which prompted the meteoric rise fo AirPods). According to notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won't even include a wall charger in the box with the iPhone 12 models. The new 20W power adapter, which is the charger that plugs into the wall and features a USB-C port, will be sold separately according to Kuo. While many iPhone users will be moving to the iPhone 12 from previous generations of Apple devices and will have chargers... Read more...
iPhone users who want to jailbreak their devices have a new option that reportedly works with all iPhones and iPads running iOS 13.5. The jailbreak is called Unc0ver 5.0.0, and its developers say that it works with iOS 11.0 through 13.5 with a couple of caveats. The jailbreak won't work on iOS 12.3-12.3.2 or 12.4.2-12.4.5. Unc0ver 5.0.0 promises to use "proper and deterministic techniques" for guaranteed stability. It's also secure with native system sandbox exceptions allowing security to remain intact while enabling access to jailbreak files. Security layers are preserved with developers promising that personal information is protected, allowing users to run jailbreak apps and tweaks while... Read more...
The Apple iPad remains the most popular tablet on the market these days, and has been available in various iterations over the past decade. Today, there're are a few deals to be had on the latest entry-level iPad along with a killer smartphone accessory. Starting with the iPad deal, Best Buy is selling the current generation 10.2-inch iPad for just $249, which represents an $80 discount compared to its usual retail price. The tablet features an A10 Fusion SoC, a Touch ID sensor for biometric authentication, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity, and up to 10 hours of battery life. We should mention that this particular SKU comes with a rather stingy 32GB of internal storage along with... Read more...
For what feels like the umpteenth time this has happened, a string of specific text is causing iOS devices to crash when received, including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. The malicious text is going viral, and as of this writing, has not been addressed with an iOS update (we imagine one will arrive soon). Even worse, it doesn't have to be sent as a direct text message like past incidents. The string of text that is causing problems on iOS devices consists of certain characters in the Sindhi language. It was originally thought that emojis of the Italian flag needed to accompany the text as well, but was later discovered that the Sindhi text string is all that is needed to freeze and/or crash... Read more...
Earlier this week, it was reported that a zero-day exploit has been running in the wild that targets the iOS Mail app. First discovered by the researchers at ZecOps, the vulnerability has been labeled as "zero-click" because it allegedly needs no intervention from the user to attack an iPhone or iPad running even the most recent versions of iOS 13. A total of two vulnerabilities were found by ZecOps, which included the possibility for remote code execution. Now, Apple is responding, and it is trying to throw some cold water on the severity of these exploits. The company released the following statement to news organizations on Friday: Apple takes all reports of security threats seriously.... Read more...
When Apple introduced the first iPhone way back in 2007, it was a device that was very much married to a PC or Mac. You needed a computer to activate the device, perform OS updates, install music, transfer contacts, etc. However, over the years, the iPhone has grown so independent that it doesn't need a computer for much of anything at all. Well, unless you need to restore the firmware of your device in the case of a system failure, or if you want to rid yourself of beta software and get back on a "production" iOS track. Fortunately, the code sleuths over at 9to5Mac have uncovered evidence that Apple is working on over-the-air (OTA) mechanism for restoring iOS/iPadOS software/device... Read more...
If you're a school that makes use of Chromebooks in the classroom instead of iPads, Apple's Phil Schiller would like a word with you. Apple's iPad were once the "darling" of classrooms around the United States as kids could use the tablets for interactive lessons and as digital textbooks. However, in recent years, Chromebooks have begun to flood classrooms due to their cheaper pricing and built-in keyboard/touchpad threatening Apple’s long stronghold on the education market. With Chromebooks being the go-to choice for many school districts, Schiller slammed the initiative as not being beneficial to students or their learning. In an interview with CNET that focused primarily on... Read more...
Apple has a new patent application that has turned up at the USPTO that outlines a new system of haptic feedback that aims to make on-screen keyboards feel more like the real thing. The haptic tech described in the patent is called "Static Pattern Electrostatic Haptic Electrodes," and the goal is to to provide more tactile feedback like a computer keyboard. The patent relates to haptics that use multiple static pattern electrostatic haptic electrodes that are driven by different voltages, which allows a range of different haptic outputs. The static pattern electrostatic haptic electrode could include conductive material and voids inside the conductive material that allows the material to be the... Read more...
Well, that was fast—there is already a discount available on Apple's newest generation 10.2-inch iPad, the one that was just announced earlier this week and is not yet shipping. While not yet available to bring home, Amazon is accepting preorders for the latest iPad models, and you can snag a 10.2-inch iPad with Wi-Fi connectivity and 128GB of onboard storage for $399.99. The savings amounts to a 7 percent discount (save $29.01) over the $429 MSRP. While we have seen Amazon (and other retailers) offer price cuts on iPad models, it is a bit unusual for there to be a deal on a brand new version before it even starts shipping. It is the only the 128GB Wi-Fi model that is on sale, albeit all... Read more...
Apple today announced the new Apple Watch Series 5, which looks very much like its predecessors -- especially the Series 4. However, the big change with the Series 5 is the addition of an always-on display (finally), which is made possible with Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxid (LTPO) technology. So instead of having to raise your wrist to provoke the Apple Watch to turn on, you can always see the time and all of your complications no matter what you're doing. Apple says that even though the display is now always visible, the battery life remains at 18 hours. It also features a built-in compass (alongside a new compass app). Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $399, while the LTE models will be... Read more...
If you're in the market for a new tablet, Best Buy is running some rather remarkable deals on consumer and professional tablets from Apple. Both the standard 9.7-inch iPad and the 11-inch iPad Pro are available with a steep discount with free shipping or free in-store pickup. First up is the 9.7-inch iPad, which normally rings in at $329 for the 32GB model. However, Best Buy is currently selling the upgraded 128GB iPad for an even lower price of $299 (available in Silver, Space Gray or Gold). The regular price for the 256GB SKU is $429, so this represents a $130 discount. Amazon is currently selling the 32GB iPad for $249, but this deal from Best Buy is a far better deal in our opinion --... Read more...
When it comes to the tablet market, Apple gets the bulk of the attention (and market share) with its iPad family. While numerous Android OEMs have simply given up on the form-factor in favor of large-screen smartphones, Samsung remains a staunch support of dedicated tablets. After launching the Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this year, Samsung’s upcoming entry into the fray is the Galaxy Tab S6. Real life shots of the tablet have been spied, and it shows a device with a 10.5-inch display and dual cameras on the rear (something that isn't yet the norm for a tablet, but quite common on smartphones). Powering the tablet will be Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM.... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day may be a few weeks away, but you do not need to wait until July 15th to get a good deal. A variety of products are available at discounted prices this weekend. You can pick up a discounted Vizio Soundbar, iPad, Roomba Bot Vaccum, or even a $8 wireless charger on Amazon. Perhaps the most intriguing deal this weekend is for a wireless charger. You can currently purchase a Seneo 10W Fast Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $8.49 USD. The charging station is compatible with a variety of devices and can reportedly charge 15% faster than other comparable products. The VIZIO SB2920-C6 29-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar is on sale for $78.99 with free shipping. The sound bar features Bluetooth,... Read more...
One of the drawbacks to using Siri on iPad and iPhone devices is that the digital assistant dominates the display when invoking the AI feature. It does not work that way on Mac systems—Siri appears in a smaller window so that you can see everything else on the screen. Well, with the introduction of iPadOS, Apple could port the same functionality over to its iPad lineup, it was so inclined. Not only is having Siri appear in a smaller window more convenient, it is also more functional, as it allows users to drag and drop items. As of this moment, though, Siri only appears and functions that way in macOS. However, Apple's VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, hinted that such a change... Read more...
Retailers never miss an opportunity to draw in customers with tantalizing discounts, and Memorial Day weekend presents yet another occasion for a deals event. As such, there are bargains to be had on a wide range of electronics, everything from big screen TVs with smart features built in, to tablets and games. We've rounded up some of the more interesting ones. If you are looking to upgrade your TV (or adopt a new one for your home), you will find several options. Some of the best deals happen to be in the 55-inch range. That represents a noticeable bump in size versus a 32-inch TV, without the price hikes that accompany 65-inch and larger sets. Here are a few worth checking out... RCA 55-inch... Read more...
Best Buy is having a big one day sale for Apple gear that has some good deals that hit just in time for graduation season, which only a matter of weeks away for many students. The deals offer significant discounts on Apple MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPhone X, and iMac desktops. Discounts on Apple hardware are rare, and the good news is that some of the iPhone and Mac computers can be picked up in person at your local Best Buy store. MacBook Pro deals include: MacBook Pro 13.3-inch with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage for $1,799, a $400 discount off the normal $2,199.99 price. MacBook Pro 13-inch with Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of stroage for $1,199.99, a $300 discount off the normal... 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...
Reason number one not to leave your electronic gadgets within unsupervised reach of a toddler is because, at best, they'll turn into a sticky mess. At worst, however, they will find a way to break it. Reason number two is because they might lock you out of the device...for five decades! We are not being facetious (maybe a little), that exact thing recently happened. Evan Osnos, a staff writer for The New Yorker, posted a hilariously disturbing image to Twitter. Apparently his toddler tried multiple times to unlock his iPad, until finally the security feature locked it down for 25,536,442 minutes. In case you are wondering, there are 525,600 minutes in a regular year (not counting Leap Year).... Read more...
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