iOS News

Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.


Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime Named EFF’s ‘Most Secure Mass-Market’ Messaging Apps

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”


Racially Diverse Emoji Are on The Way by Mid-2015

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Racially diverse emoji should find their way to your device sometime in 2015. The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji.


Amazon Gives Prime Members Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Amazon has made their $99-per-year Amazon Prime service just a little more valuable, as they’ve added unlimited cloud photo storage to Prime memberships. Photos will be stored uncompressed, in their full resolution, via an iOS app.


Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 Betas to Developers

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple on Monday released the first betas of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The OS X Yosemite beta comes almost three weeks after the public release of Yosemite, while the iOS 8.1.1 seed comes two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1 to the public.


Microsoft Reveals $199 ‘Microsoft Band’ Fitness Band

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


Shortly following an early reveal via the iOS and Mac App Stores, Microsoft has officially revealed its $199 Microsoft Band fitness wearable. The company revealed the device to Re/code, and said the device goes on sale Thursday in Microsoft’s online and retail stores.


iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk


After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.


App of the Week: Rooms – Forums Get a Modern Makeover

Posted on 25/10/2014 by Ian Fuchs


Before the invention of Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, there were various forums that allowed users to post questions or comments on a topic, and others could respond. Now, the team behind Facebook’s app is attempting to rejuvenate the world of topic-focused forums with “Rooms!”


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