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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Security research firm Check Point revealed at the Black Hat USA 2016 summit that 900 million Android devices using Qualcomm chips suffer from a set of security vulnerabilities dubbed “QuadRooter.” At the same conference, Apple Head of Security Engineering and Architecture, Ivan Krstic presented a behind the scenes look at iOS security.

Read more seekingalpha.com



A security firm is offering up to $500,000 for information on zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS, surpassing Apple’s bug bounty just days after it was announced. On Tuesday, Texas-based Exodus Intelligence said it will give between $5,000 and $500,000 for zero-day vulnerabilities relating to iOS version 9.3 and higher.

Read more www.pcworld.com


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Apple has argued that allowing banks to use iPhones NFC chips independently of Apple Pay would compromise the phones’ security. The argument has been aired in Apple’s response to the four Australia Banks who have requested permission to negotiate with Apple as a bloc rather than join Apple Pay.

Read more www.theregister.co.uk



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on Apple’s invention regarding 3D user interface effects on an iPhone or iPad that could take Apple’s current parallax effects to a whole new level based on a stereoscopic camera or 3D camera coming to at least the iPhone 7 Plus next month.

Read more www.patentlyapple.com



Jaxx, the “multi-token and multi-platform blockchain wallet” is expanding this week to include support for Dash, according to its developers. This is indeed notable news as the Decontrol team builds out support for more cryptocurrencies.

Read more bitcoinist.net



Netflix launched an internet speed test at Fast.com back in May, and this week it rolled out dedicated apps for the tool on iOS and Android. While the apps are identical to the website, Fast’s launch as an app could go a long way toward getting people to use it. And that’s a big part of the goal here: the more people using Fast, the more data Netflix has on where internet service providers are doing a poor job.

Read more www.theverge.com


Tuesday, August 09, 2016

On a desktop level you already know how easy it is to keep YouTube videos playing in the background. You simply search for a video, play it, hit the minimize button, and audio keeps blasting through your speakers. On a smartphone or tablet that is not the case at all. Once you hit the home button, not only does the app goes away from view, but the audio stops playing as well.

Read more wccftech.com



Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist’s complete discography will be as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10.

Read more appleinsider.com



Niantic Labs has re-instated the battery saver feature for Pokemon Go players on iOS with the game’s latest update, while also introducing a host of other changes for both Android and iOS users. Most notably, a new variation of the “Nearby Pokemon” feature is being tested.

Read more www.ign.com



In a new interview with Fast Company, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue revealed that the 2012 Maps debacle was directly responsible for the company moving to public beta testing for new iOS releases. Apple’s replacement for Google Maps, which debuted as part of iOS 6, was so poorly received that it led to the departure of longtime executive Scott Forstall and numerous public apologies from CEO Tim Cook.

Read more www.theverge.com


Friday, August 05, 2016

Apple has just released iOS 9.3.4 which kills the Pangu jailbreak used by many to jailbreak iOS 9.2 - iOS 9.3.3. The security document for iOS 9.3.4 lists just one security issue resolved: an IOMobileFrameBuffer memory corruption issue used by Pangu Team to facilitate their jailbreak.

Read more www.iclarified.com


Thursday, August 04, 2016

iOS Mail lets you search your messages, and most folks know that. What many of us didn’t know until Aaron’s comment in Sunday’s Mac Geek Gab 616 was that iOS responds differently to certain key words. If, for example, you type “yesterday” into Mail’s search field, it offers to “tokenise” that and make it a condition of the search, limiting to things dated, well, yesterday.

Read more www.macobserver.com



Nitantic Labs updated Pokemon Go to version 1.1, and with its release, breaking access to all third-party tracking applications. While many users across both iOS and Android devices have been able to update their version of the game, there are some iOS users who are having trouble updating it due to an incorrect redirect.

Read more www.shacknews.com



Now that the iOS 9.2 - 9.3.3 jailbreak has been released, loads of new users will enter the jailbreak community with recently-jailbroken devices. Since this jailbreak release has been the first one since the release of iOS 9.1, all the tweaks were initially updated only for that firmware. A lot of tweaks are broken and need to be updated for iOS 9.3.3. Some developers have been quick to update and others still haven’t updated their tweaks.

Read more www.thecountrycaller.com


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Microsoft might have just made the best and easiest camera app for the iPhone and iPad. That’s a fairly bold claim, but there’s real some substance behind it, and we’ve been able to try it out briefly beforehand. It’s called Microsoft Pix.

Read more thenextweb.com



Let’s be honest — Apple Maps had a rough start. Four years later, the company is still working hard on improving its location app with more data and features. Many people still prefer Google Maps over Apple Maps, but it’s clear that Apple is in this game for the long haul.

Read more techcrunch.com



If you’re locked out of your iPad, iPod or iPhone then don’t fret because here’s how to reset a forgotten iOS passcode. Whether or not your device is synced to iTunes, it’s possible to fix and restore your iOS passcode on iPod, iPad or iPhone if you’ve forgotten it.

Read more www.pcadvisor.co.uk



The new version of Photos in iOS 10 reaps a lot of the benefits of Apple’s newfound focus on improving artificial intelligence for its mobile OS. This emphasis on smarts comes from deep learning and advanced computer vision technologies that specialize in face, object and scene recognition. And in iOS 10, those capabilities help you sort, categorize, identify and share your photos and videos.

Read more www.tomsguide.com



The Pangu team jailbreaked iOS 9.3.3 not so long ago. Now, as it seems, Jay Freeman ‘Saurik’  has updated Cydia Store to work on iOS 9.3.3. As great as it sounds, wait till you get a whiff of what else he has added in the update.

Read more wccftech.com



The Pangu team jailbreaked iOS 9.3.3 not so long ago. Now, as it seems, Jay Freeman ‘Saurik’  has updated Cydia Store to work on iOS 9.3.3. As great as it sounds, wait till you get a whiff of what else he has added in the update.

Read more wccftech.com


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