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A pair of macOS security experts have discovered a bug in the latest version of macOS that exposes the contents of files, including ones that are encrypted and are supposed to be safe from prying eyes. The security flaw exists within Apple's 'Quick Look' feature, which caches thumbnails and names of files, even when the files are stored within a password protected encrypted container, such as a hard drive or a separate partition. The issue with Quick Look is that it stores that data in a non-encrypted location. Even worse, they apparently remain on the hard drive, even if a user deletes the original... Read more...
One of the features Apple is rolling out with its iOS 12 update for iPhone users is better location sharing when calling 911. The company says iPhone users in the United States will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders after applying the update, enabling emergency service workers to respond faster to 911 calls with more accurate information at their disposal, versus previous versions of iOS. Apple says eight out of 10 emergency 911 calls these days originate from mobile devices, a not-too-surprising statistic considering how ubiquitous smartphones... Read more...
There are two major camps in the PC world that most consumer types fall into- Windows or Mac. Windows users sometimes scoff at Mac fans due to the premium Apple commands for its computers, even though the hardware inside the machines is often dated compared to similarly priced Windows machines. Mac fans sometimes scoff at Windows users over build quality, design, software, security, and lots of other points. Clearly, both platforms have their pros and cons. However, especially as of late, it's undeniable that Apple has really been trailing in base technology of its Mac platform.  As such,... Read more...
South Korean carrier SK Telink is bringing a device back from the dead that Apple first introduced nearly a decade ago. That device is the iPhone 3GS and sales will kick off again at the end of the month. The reason that the carrier is resuming sales of these long out of production devices is a practical one. The carrier found a cache of unsold iPhone 3GS smartphones at a warehouse and plans to sell the devices new in the box with all the original accessories. The device will be dirt cheap and should be appealing to those wanting a cheap backup smartphone or a "throwaway" device for a kid. They... Read more...
Why spend $999 on a trendy smartphone when you can spend hundreds less on a similar-looking device with many of the same features? That is the question that many of Apple’s faithful will be asking when the incoming 2018 class of iPhones arrive this fall. According to a new report, Apple is gearing up for a rather big upgrade cycle this time around and is expecting for customers to flock to the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone. This particular iPhone is expected to have a design similar to the current OLED-equipped iPhone X (complete with a display notch), but use a cheaper, traditional LCD display.... Read more...
Valve had many gamers excited when it announced that the Steam Link app would let you stream games from your PC to your iOS device. Not so long after the announcement, Steam Link landed in beta on Google Play for Android aficionados. Unfortunately for the iOS users, Apple blocked the app with Phil Schiller explaining that the app violated App Store rules. However, revised app store rules gave hope that Steam Link might still make it. Valve is now trying to get past Apple censors by removing the purchase options inside the app that was released to TestFlight. Reports claiming... Read more...
Apple has confirmed plans to bolt shut a security hole in iPhone devices that law enforcement agencies have been using to gain entrance into locked handsets after seizing them from suspected criminals. As can be imagined, those same agencies are none too pleased with Apple's decision. As far as Apple is concerned, however, it's a matter of security and privacy for consumers, both of which are compromised by certain third-party devices. For example, companies like GrayShift and Cellebrite offer USB devices that enable customers to thwart existing security measures in iOS, and in particular a set... Read more...
Apple is set to announce a new generation of iPhones later this year, but word on the street is that next year's iPhone refresh will adopt the USB-C interface for charging and connectivity. We've heard rumors like this in previous years, but they've never come to fruition. The latest talk of USB-C replacing the venerable Lightning port comes from a new DigiTimes report that says that both the iPhone and the iPad will make the jump in 2019. The Lightning port has been with us ever since 2012 when the iPhone 5 was introduced. Today, however, USB-C has become commonplace for new... Read more...
If you're a developer thinking of a way to slip a cryptocurrency mining app into the iOS App Store to make a quick buck, Apple is putting stop to that. The company has updated its developer guideline to explicitly ban cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and the iPad. The updated rules can be found in Apple's App Store Review Guidelines under the "Hardware Compatibility" heading. Apple clearly states that power efficiency should be a clear goal for developers, given the battery constraints of a portable device like an iPad or iPhone (but especially the iPhone). "Apps should not rapidly... Read more...
There are plenty of rumors suggesting that Apple is working on one or two additional iPhone X models with even bigger displays than its current version. And why not, considering that the iPhone X was reportedly the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2018 after helping Apple post its best Q4 quarter in the history of the company. The latest rumor, however, is based on leaked schematics that indicate a triple-camera arrangement on the upcoming iPhone X Plus. Gordon Kelly, a contributing writer at Forbes who previously leaked the final design of Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone before it... Read more...
Apple will give users a way to better report unwanted messages and calls as spam in iOS 12 using a feature called "Unwanted Communication." Documentation from Apple shows that the feature will allow developers to build in the ability to report unwanted calls and messages into their apps. If the iPhone owner chooses to enable Unwanted Communication, they would be able to swipe left on an item in the "Recents" tab of the Phone app and a new "Report" option would be listed there. The Messages app would also have a similar swipe left to report, or reports could be made with a long-press on the message... Read more...
We already know quite a bit about iOS 12 and what it will add to the iPhone when it lands. We know that iOS will feature a restricted USB mode that will make it much harder for authorities to crack the iPhone in an investigation. We also know that iOS 12 will bring Live Listen to the AirPods wireless earphones to help those with hearing difficulties to hear in a crowded environment. Apple has also confirmed other features like Memoji, group FaceTime, ARKit 2.0, and Siri Shortcuts. This leaves the only real question for iPhone users being when exactly they can download iOS 12. For most iPhone users... Read more...
The Apple Watch was first introduced in April 2015 and has gone through a number of revisions since that time. The must current model is the Series 3, which introduced optional LTE cellular connectivity so that you can make phone calls directly from the watch without a requisite iPhone. But what about the next generation model, which will likely be called the Series 4? A new report suggests that the next Apple Watch will forgo physical buttons in favor or solid-state buttons that don’t actually move. For those familiar with Apple’s hardware, this means that the buttons would... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to class action lawsuits and has fought many of them over the years. The most recent had to do with the butterfly keyboard on MacBook Pro computers. Apple is now facing another class action suit and this time the suit is over the Apple Watch. The class action lawsuit claims that all Apple Watches from the original Series 0 through the current Series 3 share the same defect that affects the screen. The main claim in the suit is that there is a defect that results in the screens cracking, shattering, or detaching from the body of the watch. The screen issues seen are allegedly... Read more...
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