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Topic: iOS

'Black Dot' Unicode bug crashes iOS Messages with invisible characters

05/09/2018, 08:05 am

A malicious message dubbed the 'Black Dot' message has started doing the rounds on iOS following circulation on Android devices, one that takes advantage of a bug in Unicode to crash Apple's Messages app on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.3 and the beta releases of iOS 11.4.

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Google ML Kit aims to help developers add machine learning to their iOS apps

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google launched a new machine learning SDK called ML Kit, which provides a way for developers to add machine learning-based features to their Android and iOS apps, with Google's new framework following almost a year after Apple introduced the similar Core ML platform.

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Apple's iOS 11.4 update with 'USB Restricted Mode' may defeat tools like GrayKey

05/08/2018, 10:05 am

The iOS 11.4 beta contains a new feature called USB Restricted Mode, designed to defeat physical data access by third parties -- possibly with forensic firms like Grayshift and Cellebrite in mind.

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What's new iOS 11.4 beta 4: one step forward, one step back

05/07/2018, 05:05 pm

Arriving just one week following the third beta of iOS 11.4, beta four has is now in the hands of developers. Included in this late-stage beta are some notable improvements to performance, as well as a regression to one of the additions we saw in beta three.

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Apple sets July compliance deadline for using iOS 11 SDK and iPhone X display in app updates

05/07/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple on Monday told developers that as of July, any app updates they submit will have to be built using the iOS 11 SDK, and support the Super Retina display on the iPhone X.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

05/07/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple has seeded the fourth batch of developer betas for iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.2.

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App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

05/05/2018, 08:05 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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iPhone, iOS 'dominant' over Android in English-speaking countries

05/04/2018, 03:05 pm

According to a new report by DeviceAtlas, English-speaking countries, as well as Japan, prefer iOS, while the non-English-speaking world prefers Android.

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Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

05/04/2018, 10:05 am

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

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Watch: Apple's Siri on iPhone X vs. Samsung's Bixby Voice on Galaxy S9+

05/02/2018, 06:05 pm

Concluding AppleInsider's in-depth comparison of flagship smartphones from dueling tech titans Apple and Samsung, we take a closer look at the pair's respective virtual assistant technologies, Siri and Bixby Voice.

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Apple stops signing older code following iOS 11.3.1 release

05/02/2018, 05:05 pm

Following last week's release of iOS 11.3.1, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3 code in a strategy designed to ensure iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.

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First look: Oculus Go, Facebook's standalone, iPhone-compatible VR headset

05/01/2018, 07:05 pm

Facebook on Tuesday issued a surprise by announcing the immediate launch of its new Oculus Go standalone VR headset, which also boasts iPhone connectivity. AppleInsider got its hands on one of the first units, and offers a closer look.

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What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 3: auto-updating volume icon and 3D Touch fixes

05/01/2018, 03:05 pm

As iOS 11.4 gets closer to its eventual release, fewer and fewer new features make an appearance in each iterative beta. The third incarnation of iOS 11.4 beta contains only two real user-facing differences worth exploring, relating to volume control and 3D Touch.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

05/01/2018, 01:05 pm

Arriving approximately two weeks after the second betas were seeded, Apple has released its third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1 for testing.

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Apple's cross-platform app solution likely to debut in 2019, report says

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

According to a new report from well-connected blogger John Gruber, Apple's project to deliver macOS support to iOS apps will debut in 2019, not 2018 as previously guessed.

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Final day: Enter to win The One Smart Keyboard Pro digital piano valued at $799

04/30/2018, 04:04 pm

The One Music Group is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a Smart Keyboard Pro digital piano valued at $799. Check out all the ways to enter today.

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App Roundup: Duet Display for iOS and macOS, YouTube Kids, Masterclass for iOS, more!

04/28/2018, 11:04 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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How to use Instant Notes to draw ideas out without unlocking the iPad or iPad Pro

04/27/2018, 11:04 am

Want to quickly take notes on your iPad or iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil? AppleInsider explains how to set up Instant Notes on your iOS device, allowing you to scribble important items and drawings on the screen without needing to unlock the iPad beforehand.

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How to check if your Mac or iOS device is still covered under warranty or is protected by AppleCare

04/26/2018, 03:04 pm

If you have a problem with your Mac, iPhone or iPad that needs examination by the Genius Bar or another tech support member, it's usually handy to check if the hardware is still covered by warranties or one of the AppleCare programs, or if you can expect a heftier repair bill. AppleInsider details how to find out if you are still covered before you contact Apple's support teams.

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iOS 11 now installed on 76% of compatible devices, up 11% since January

04/25/2018, 01:04 pm

New adoption statistics for iOS published on Apple's developer website reveal iOS 11 is installed on 76 percent of all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, a share that has increased by 11 percent since the start of this year.

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