Articles about iOS

iOS 13.3.1 To Address iPhone 11 Privacy Issues
Last year there was a bit of controversy surrounding the iPhone 11 when it was discovered that even when users told the phone not to use location services, it would still continue to do so. Apple later offered an explanation in which they said that this was due to the use of the U1 ultra wideband chip that made its debut in the iPhone 11 models.

OCIGO by OLYTHE First Predictive E-breathalyzer with Miniaturized Infrared
French company Olythe is unveiling OCIGO at CES 2020, its award-winning connected breathalyzer, the recipient of a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree in the Health and Wellness category. Built around a patented infrared technology previously only available to police department breathalyzers, the new Olythe device offers 4-digit high accuracy and is now available to consumers in the U.S. at an indicative price of $299.00 on Olythe.io. 

How To Safely Manage Your iPhone As If It Was Already Jailbroken?
If it weren’t for the sake of security and warranty, every iPhone owner might already have jailbroken their devices for better customization, advanced entertainment, and more flexible data management.

Apple’s Bug Bounty Program Is Now Open To Everyone
We imagine that many huge tech companies put their products through a multitude of tests before deciding that it is good enough to be released to the masses. However, more often than not, we’ve seen many product launches where bugs are discovered that were not caught during the beta testing.

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Apple Pulls ‘Rewound’ iPod Classic App From The Store
Last week, a music app designed for the iPhone made the headlines. Dubbed Rewound, this is an app that basically transforms your iPhone into the iPod Classic, giving it the classic scroll wheel that the iPod is known for. It was surprising that the app was even allowed given how strict Apple is when it comes to third-parties using their product images.

Apple Arcade Now Has A Cheaper Annual Subscription Option
Apple Arcade currently costs subscribers $4.99 a month. It’s not particularly expensive, but if you do have multiple subscriptions to other services running, we imagine that it will all add up to be quite a lot. The good news is that Apple is now giving you a chance to save some money if you’re willing to commit.

FTC Might Block Facebook From Merging Its Messaging Apps
As many of you know, Facebook owns several prominent social media platforms and messaging apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp. For the most part, they have all managed to stay separate and somewhat independent of each other. However, earlier this year it was reported that Facebook could actually be planning on unifying them.

Apple’s Latest Acquisition Could Improve On Future iPhone Photos
As our smartphones are so slim and tiny, it is obvious that in terms of hardware, it would be hard to match the optics found in bigger, more dedicated cameras. As such, a lot of smartphones are turning to the use of software to help process images to try and bring them closer to what professional cameras can do.

iOS Bug Lets Kids Bypass Parental Controls
If you’re looking to keep an eye on your kids while they use their phones and tablets, as expected of most modern day smartphones, iOS comes with built-in parental controls. These parental controls are designed to help prevent children from overusing their devices, browsing content they’re not supposed to, and so on.

Turn Your iPhone Into An iPod Classic With This App
While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wants the company to be remembered for its contribution to health care, it’s probably safe to assume that there are many who would remember Apple for their contribution to music, especially with the iPod which kind of led the charge on the digital music front.

Live Photos Can Now Be Uploaded Onto Twitter As GIFs
One of the features Apple introduced back with the iPhone 6s is Live Photos. In case you’re unfamiliar, this is a feature that captures moments before and after a photo is taken, which adds some animation and context to the photo. However, given that Live Photos is kind of a proprietary feature to Apple, not all platforms support the uploading of it.

Millions Of WhatsApp Users Will Lose Access In 2020
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps in the world today. Given that it is free and can be used as long as there is an internet connection, it’s not surprising that is a very popular choice. However, come 2020, it seems that millions of WhatsApp users could potentially lose access to the app.

Waze Can Now Warn Users Of Unplowed Roads
Waze does an excellent job at letting drivers know which are the best routes to take to avoid the jam, road blocks, accidents, tolls, and so on. However, sometimes during the winter, roads become covered in snow which in turn creates problems as well, but Waze is here to help with a new feature.

iOS 13.3 Update Comes With Full Support For Physical Security Keys
There are many ways to help protect your accounts online, such as using a password manager to help you generate and remember complex and strong passwords. However, having an additional layer of security is never a bad idea and if you like the idea of using physical security keys, then iOS 13.3 is an update worth checking out.