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Topic: iOS

Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

06/29/2018, 06:06 pm

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.

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How to turn Live Photos into animated GIFs in iOS

06/28/2018, 03:06 pm

Taken a Live Photo on your iPhone or iPad and want to share it around on social media as a GIF, potentially creating a meme in the process? AppleInsider shows how to convert the clip into one of the most commonly used animated image formats found online.

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DC Universe will stream superhero TV shows, movies, comics to iOS, Apple TV

06/28/2018, 01:06 pm

DC Entertainment has revealed more details about DC Universe, its entry into the streaming video marketplace, providing access to TV shows, movies, and other content featuring DC superheroes, while also opening up the subscription service in beta.

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Why macOS Mojave requires Metal -- and deprecates OpenGL

06/28/2018, 10:06 am

In order to run the new macOS Mojave, Macs must have graphics hardware capable of supporting Metal, Apple's modern low-level, low-overhead software that provides access to graphics processing.

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Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

06/28/2018, 09:06 am

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

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Third-party remote platform support for Siri in iOS 12, tvOS 12 will be a game changer

06/27/2018, 01:06 pm

In what amounted to little more than a toss-away line during Apple's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi offhandedly mentioned that in tvOS 12, Apple was working to bring more Apple TV functionality, including Siri, to third-party remote platforms. This is a big deal, and AppleInsider discusses why.

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All of the new Apple HomeKit features in iOS 12

06/27/2018, 11:06 am

Smart home users will love the new enhancements coming to HomeKit alongside iOS 12, which include a new accessory type, changes to the Home app, and better tools for manufacturers.

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Amazon's Alexa app for iOS gains voice control

06/26/2018, 09:06 pm

Some five months after Android users gained the ability to control Amazon's Alexa voice assistant through a dedicated app, the e-commerce giant is bringing identical functionality to iOS, turning an iPhone or iPad into a handy Echo stand-in.

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Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12 and tvOS 12

06/25/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released the first public beta versions of its next-generation iOS 12 and tvOS 12 operating systems, offering brave consumers a chance to participate in the software testing process ahead of an expected launch this fall.

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How to disable nagging in-app rating requests on your iPhone or iPad

06/25/2018, 02:06 pm

Are you fed up with being constantly asked by apps to provide a review for the App Store? AppleInsider reveals how to quickly disable review requests from popping up within iOS apps at all, improving your iPhone and iPad experience.

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Fourth iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 betas, third watchOS 4.3.2 beta available to developers

06/25/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has seeded its fourth betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, as well as the third beta for watchOS 4.3.2, for developer testing just one week after the last batch for the current generation of Apple operating systems were released.

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Apple News gains 2018 Midterm Elections section

06/25/2018, 07:06 am

Apple has launched a new 2018 Midterm Elections section for Apple News, dedicated to highlighting reports about the numerous governmental office battles across the United States in the months ahead of voting in November.

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Apple disputes claims of iOS 'vulnerability' to brute force passcode hack

06/23/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple on Saturday responded to reports suggesting a security researcher had discovered a simple to execute bypass to iOS passcode protections, saying the supposed vulnerability is in fact the result of erroneous testing.

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App Roundup: GarageBand, Anchor, Hopster Coding Safari, Microsoft News, more!

06/23/2018, 08:06 am

New apps and updates to existing software releases arrive in the App Store and other digital storefronts every day, with the sheer number of them too large to monitor. AppleInsider has compiled a list of some of the iOS and macOS updates and launches from the last seven days that may be worth your attention.

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Simple hack bypasses iOS passcode entry limit, opens door to brute force hacks [u]

06/22/2018, 09:06 pm

A security researcher recently discovered a flaw in Apple's iOS that allows anyone with a Lightning cable the ability to bypass an iPhone or iPad's passcode attempt limit, opening the door to brute force attacks.

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Apple Business Chat makes first European appearance at Cannes Lions festival

06/22/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple Business Chat, the company's business-focused messaging feature, made a limited appearance in Europe this week as the backbone of a concierge service providing information and guidance to Cannes Lions festival attendees.

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'Fallout Shelter' studio sues 'Westworld' publishers for cloning iPhone game

06/22/2018, 01:06 pm

Bethesda Softworks has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Behavior Interactive for copyright infringement, alleging the recently-released 'Westworld' iOS game copies gameplay elements from 'Fallout Shelter,' and potentially some of the game's code.

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Free to download Fortnite generates $100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

06/21/2018, 09:06 am

'Fortnite' has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the $100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the 'battle royale' genre.

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Apple Pay 'fast lanes,' exclusive deals pop up at prominent summer festivals

06/20/2018, 08:06 pm

In what appears to be a new marketing thrust, Apple Pay is being accepted at concession stand "fast lanes" operating at major concerts and festivals this summer, offering customers a quick and easy option to pay for food and drink.

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Here's how Apple protects your privacy in Safari with Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0

06/20/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple released a new Safari Tech Preview on Wednesday, and it includes the Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0 that was promised at WWDC. AppleInsider looks at what Apple is doing to ensure your protection and privacy as you go about your business on the web.

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