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Topic: iOS

FaceTime alternative ToTok is a spy tool, purged from App Store

12/22/2019, 04:12 pm

Popular social messaging app ToTok has been found to spy on its users -- and it likely was developed by the government of the United Arab Emirates to keep tabs on its citizens.

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Elcomsoft tool can seize partial keychain from locked iPhones on iOS 13.3

12/20/2019, 11:12 am

Forensic software developer Elcomsoft has updated its toolset for iOS to enable the extraction of Keychain elements from iPhones running iOS 12 to iOS 13.3, with the ability to acquire partial Keychain data from disabled and locked iPhones that have yet to be unlocked after being turned on.

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Apple opens security bug bounty to all researchers

12/20/2019, 06:12 am

A revamped Apple Security Bounty sees the company setting out much higher rewards for anyone finding bugs in its software, especially in beta releases. It also now covers all Apple operating systems, and no longer requires an invitation.

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Apple stops iOS 13.2.3 code signing following release of iOS 13.3

12/19/2019, 10:12 pm

Following the release of iOS 13.3, Apple on Thursday ceased code signing for the previous version 13.2.3 in a bid to keep customer iPhones and iPads on the most up-to-date operating system.

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Apple's Platform Security guide details how customer data is protected

12/19/2019, 01:12 pm

Apple has published its guide to Platform Security for Fall 2019, outlining how the company's products and services work to ensure the security of the user, including explanations of how key technologies like the Secure Enclave, biometric security systems, secure booting, and core operating system security measures protect its customers.

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Final 'big four' Australian bank folds, announces Apple Pay rollout by mid-2020

12/18/2019, 07:12 pm

Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank, on Thursday announced upcoming support for Apple Pay, making it the last of the country's so-called "big four" banks to adopt Apple's mobile payments solution after holding out for years.

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Study upends theory that 'night mode' UIs are good for sleep patterns

12/17/2019, 09:12 pm

New research suggests so-called "night mode" user interface designs like Apple's Night Shift and Dark Mode for iOS are detrimental to getting a good night's sleep, upending marketing claims to the contrary.

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Chinese app makers can now enroll in Apple Developer Program through Apple Developer app

12/17/2019, 05:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its new Apple Developer app to support Developer Program enrollment for coders based in mainland China, offering the feature as an app-based renewable subscription for the first time.

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Apple restarts betas with first builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3 [u]

12/17/2019, 01:12 pm

Apple has restarted the beta-testing process for what is likely to be the last time in 2019, issuing developers the first test builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, and macOS 10.15.3.

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Apple Arcade introduces 'Ultimate Rivals' hockey game featuring sports all-stars

12/12/2019, 10:12 pm

Apple on Thursday debuted "Ultimate Rivals: The Rink," the first in a series of mash-up games that convenes all-star athletes from a wide range of popular professional sports, and eras, under one officially licensed title.

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Apple sued over iMessage support for SMS embedded links

12/12/2019, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday became the latest target in a series of patent infringement lawsuits leveled by non-practicing Hypertext Technologies, which is leveraging a single piece of IP covering what is ostensibly widely employed embedded SMS clickable link technology.

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Apple's new Communication Limits parental control feature bypassed by bug

12/12/2019, 07:12 pm

Apple this week rolled out new parental control features as part of iOS 13.3, but one of the most touted, Communication Limits, is easily defeated thanks to what appears to be a bug related to iCloud syncing.

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Apple accused of abusing DMCA in removal of online posts detailing iPhone hacks

12/11/2019, 06:12 pm

Security researchers are crying foul after Apple applied the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to strike a tweet and potentially Reddit posts detailing iPhone hacks and device jailbreaking.

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Gifts for her: these top-rated holiday gifts are perfect for Apple fans

12/11/2019, 11:12 am

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be especially tough if they already have the latest devices. We've rounded up a variety of gift ideas that appeal to pet lovers, fitness enthusiasts, smart home gurus and photography buffs that are great for Mac and iOS users.

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Here are all the big new features & changes in iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3

12/11/2019, 09:12 am

The latest updates to iOS and iPadOS are here, and both have a slew of new features and changes users will appreciate. Here is everything we've spotted so far in iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for iPhone and iPad.

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Apple releases iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, tvOS 13.3 updates [u]

12/10/2019, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for iPhone and iPad, plus watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3 to all users, with an assortment of security fixes.

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Adobe Lightroom update adds direct import to iOS, iPadOS apps

12/10/2019, 09:12 am

Adobe has released updates for both mobile and desktop Lightroom, giving photographers a few new tricks, like the ability to directly import images into the Lightroom app.

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How to fix one AirPod not working

12/07/2019, 09:12 am

For no reason that you can fathom, either the left or right AirPod Pro isn't working and you're just getting sound in mono out of the other. If the causes aren't clear, though, the solutions are.

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Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3 & watchOS 6.1.1

12/05/2019, 04:12 pm

Apple is now on its fourth round of betas for the current cycle of operating system tests, with new developer betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 now available to download.

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iPhone 11 Pro found to collect location data against user settings

12/04/2019, 12:12 am

A report on Tuesday suggests Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, and potentially iPhone 11 models, continuously collect and transmit location data when user-selectable location services settings are disabled, behavior that could pose a potential security risk.

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