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On the same day Apple released an incremental update to iOS 13, the company also issued a notice warning millions of iPhone and iPad users of a security issue that has not yet been resolved. The issue affects third-party keyboard apps in iOS 13 and iOS 13.1, on iPhone, iPad, and iPad touch devices. "Third-party keyboard extensions in iOS can be designed to run entirely standalone, without access to external services, or they can request “full access” to provide additional features through network access. Apple has discovered a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS that can result in keyboard extensions being granted full access even if you haven't approved this access," Apple says. Fortunately,... 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...
An upcoming incremental update to iOS could result in some iPhone models throttling the CPU, in certain situations. The feature (not a bug) is basically a workaround for a degraded battery that might otherwise turn off an iPhone unexpectedly. This feature already exists older iPhone models, and soon will be rolled out to newer models. "For iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS dynamically manages performance peaks to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down so that the iPhone can still be used. This performance management feature is specific to iPhone and does not apply to any other Apple products. Starting with iOS 12.1, iPhone... Read more...
Smartphone users have become used to smartphones that only offer marginal performance gains over past models with each new release. Apple's new iPhone 11 family has better cameras, vastly better battery life, and the promise of better performance over their predecessors. In a new video posted to YouTube, the iPhone 11 Pro is being pitted against the iPhone XS and iPhone X to see how the processor inside each of the three generations performs compared to the other generations. EverythingApplePro puts all three of the devices on the screen at the same time with the generation marked in the bottom left corner in the early tests. The iPhone X is notably slower on games like Fortnite, lagging well... Read more...
Apple is now shipping its newly minted iPhone 11 series after unveiling the flagship smartphone lineup about a week and a half ago. Right on cue, there is an extensive teardown analysis of the largest variant, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and with it comes a revival of a rumor that the new phones could end up supporting reverse wireless charging. This is not something Apple announced when it debuted its iPhone 11 family earlier this month. However, the technology does exist—Samsung, for example, built bilateral charging into its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones, and Huawei offers the feature on some of its handsets as well, including its recently announced Mate 30 line. Bilateral charging... Read more...
When Apple announced its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones earlier this month, the upgraded cameras were perhaps the most talked about new feature. The iPhone 11 (the successor to the iPhone XR) now features two cameras, while the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max (successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max) come with three cameras. But equally important is the SoC that is powering the smartphones: the A3 Bionic, which is comprised of over 8.5 billion transistors. This new SoC is based on second-generation 7nm process tech, with a heavy emphasis on performance-per-watt. The folks over at Wired were able to talk with Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing, and... 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...
For the most part, camera performance is at the forefront of smartphone design these days. Handsets are becoming increasingly sophisticated with regards to photography, and interestingly enough, there is chatter of Apple possible baking in a dedicated amount of RAM to the camera array on its iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro. The possible revelation comes by way of app developer Steve Troughton-Smith. Based on some Xcode digging, Steve noted on Twitter that all models of the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro have 4GB of RAM, and not 6GB as had been previously rumored, from a certification database listing. Steve followed this up by saying he's been hearing "conflicting things" about the RAM... Read more...
The iPhone 11 family of smartphones were announced last week, and despite being official, there has been some controversy over the specifications of some of the smartphones. Specifically, there had been a rumor that started with listings in a certification database that suggested the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max smartphones had 6GB of RAM inside. That rumor contradicted benchmarks of the new iPhone models that had turned up and listed only 4GB of RAM. Steve Troughton-Smith discovered this morning inside Xcode that all versions of the iPhone 11 feature 4GB of RAM, which puts the iPhone models down in RAM compared to many Android devices. That means that the iPhone 11 models carry over with the same... Read more...
Maybe my memory is failing me, but I do not remember a time when a brand new Apple Watch was offered at a discount before it had even started shipping to customers. Amazon is upping its game (and perhaps Apple too). Over on Amazon, you can preorder a new Apple Watch Series 5 for up to $50 less than the suggested price. Naturally, the biggest discount is attached to one of the pricier models—the Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) GPS + Cellular with a stainless steel case and white sport band. Apple prices this variant at $699, but Amazon has it available to preorder for $649. For a period of time, the 44mm variant with a black Milanese loop was also on sale for $749 (down from $799), but the listing... 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...
Leading up to the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, there were widespread reports that the phones would include two-way wireless charging. However, the feature was never mentioned during their public debut on September 10th. Today, Apple watcher Sonny Dickson confirmed suspicions that hardware to enable two-way or bilateral charging is indeed still embedded in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. However, it has been disabled by software for some unknown reason.  On the eve of the iPhone 11 launch, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the feature had been canceled. Given that this revelation came so close to the official launch, it would be seemingly impossible... 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...
Have you ever heard of trypophobia? Many probably haven't heard the word before, but it's a term said to have been coined in 2005 on reddit that describes a condition where people have an aversion to seeing clusters of small holes. People who have this condition say that the new iPhone 11 Pro's rear camera array is triggering the condition. The rear of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have three camera lenses in a sideways triangular formation with a round LED flash above and a microphone hole under the lens on the right. Scientist Dr. Geoff Cole from the University of Essex was part of a scientific study on the condition and said that trypophobia is a real thing. He notes that everyone... Read more...
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