iOS

  • iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

    iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

    Apple put a heavy focus on improving iOS at its WWDC this week with introductions such as file management, more visible iMessage features, QR code scanning and more, but there are a number of notable features in iOS 11 that weren’t explicitly announced. One of those, which will be well-received by many, is a tweak to security settings that allows users to restrict the use of their… Read More

  • Apple’s Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform

    Apple’s Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform

    Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple’s Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed “Business Chat,” which will be able to operate across platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple… Read More

  • The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes

    The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes

    Remember when QR codes were the next big thing? In the U.S. you used to be able to find them on billboards, business cards — you name it. They were supposed to change the way we use our devices. Remember CurrentC? But the technology never really caught on stateside, mainly because users had to download a totally separate third-party app to scan them, and the whole system was pretty… Read More

  • How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    Apple is holding a keynote today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, and the company is expected to unveil new updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and maybe also the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event as the company is streaming it live. Read More

  • Apple test hints that iOS 11 will be the end-of-life for outdated, 32-bit applications

    Apple test hints that iOS 11 will be the end-of-life for outdated, 32-bit applications

    Ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference today, and the expected announcement of iOS 11, the company briefly removed older, 32-bit iOS applications from appearing in the App Store’s search results. The change, which appears to have been a short test on Sunday, could have impacted a sizable portion of the App Store’s long tail. [Updated: see below] According to data… Read More

  • Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    A leak spotted on the eve of Apple’s WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone. That’s according to a new app placeholder unearthed by developer Steve Stroughton Smith which hints at a new ‘Files’ app for iOS coming soon. A major feature would almost certainly ship within the iOS 11 software… Read More

  • What to expect from WWDC 2017

    What to expect from WWDC 2017

    It’s that time of year again. Thousands of developers are set to descend upon the South Bay to get their software on. And the rest of the Apple watching world will have their eyes glued to the screen on Monday morning for the big WWDC keynote, as Tim Cook and company parade the latest upgrades to the company’s various operating systems. From the sounds of the early leaks, the show… Read More

  • Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity

    Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity

    Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have released a full report on a new attack vector that affects Android up to version 7.1.2. The exploit, called Cloak & Dagger, uses Android’s design and screen behaviors against users, effectively hiding activity behind various app-generated interface elements that lets a hacker grab screen interactions and hide activity behind… Read More

  • This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

    This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

    2017 is no different — I still hate concept videos. But Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up once again to design some of the changes they’d like to see with iOS 11. It’s more convincing than your average concept video. In particular, this video focuses on iOS for the iPad. The Shelf is an interesting new feature. You can pull it down from the top of the screen and… Read More

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