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Topic: iOS

Apple & Google accused of supporting 'gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi woman-tracking app in App Store

02/08/2019, 09:02 am

Apple's decision to allow an app made by the government of Saudi Arabia for the purpose of monitoring how women travel and effectively prevent them from leaving the country illegally has been criticized by a number of human rights organizations, for seemingly helping to "enforce gender apartheid" in the country.

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Sprint sues AT&T over adding bogus '5G E' icon to iPhones & other devices

02/08/2019, 07:02 am

AT&T is being taken to court by Sprint over its use of the "5G E" symbol for when iPhones and other smartphones connect to AT&T's mobile network, with Sprint's lawsuit claiming its competitor is misleading customers into thinking they are on a 5G network when they are really on 4G LTE.

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Two vulnerabilities patched in iOS 12.1.4 were exploited by hackers, Google researcher says

02/07/2019, 09:02 pm

A pair of iOS bugs identified as resolved by Apple in its latest iOS 12.1.4 release were successfully exploited by hackers, according to a Google researcher who shared details of the zero-day vulnerabilities on Thursday.

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Developers must disclose screen recording analytics tools or face expulsion from App Store, Apple says

02/07/2019, 05:02 pm

Following a report detailing the use of so-called "session replay" technology, Apple is informing developers that they need to disclose the implementation of analytics tools that enable screen recording or face a ban from the App Store.

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Apple fixes Group FaceTime privacy issue with iOS 12.1.4, macOS Mojave supplemental update

02/07/2019, 01:02 pm

Apple has released an update to iOS bringing it up to 12.1.4, and a supplemental update to macOS Mojave with both updates re-enabling Group FaceTime by fixing a security hole that potentially allowed others to listen in to private conversations without the user's permission.

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Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission [u]

02/06/2019, 06:02 pm

A number of popular iOS apps paying data analytics services for so-called "session replay" technology have the ability to record and play back user interactions, often without asking permission, according to a new report.

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Apple ceases iOS 12.1.2 code signing following iOS 12.1.3 release

02/05/2019, 06:02 pm

As it does with every new iOS release, Apple on Tuesday stopped signing legacy iOS 12.1.2 code in a bid to ensure iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system.

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Unicode Consortium finalizes 230 new emoji arriving on the iPhone in 'iOS 13'

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

The final list of new emoji that will be added to the roster in "iOS 13" and "macOS 10.15" in 2019 has been decided upon by the Unicode Consortium, with the 230 messaging icons including some proposed by Apple depicting disabilities.

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Apple rolls out second public betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2

02/05/2019, 01:02 pm

Arriving one day after their developer counterparts, Apple has issued a second round of public beta builds for iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 for testing.

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Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers

02/05/2019, 10:02 am

A new attempted class action lawsuit claims Apple is forcing owners of iOS devices to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating the iPhones with new requirements, after a user found her old charger suddenly stopped functioning properly with her iPhone.

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Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

02/04/2019, 04:02 pm

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

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Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 2: Animoji, icons, lockscreen tweaks

02/04/2019, 03:02 pm

In beta two of iOS 12.2, Apple hasn't slowed down. There are a number of notable changes from the inaugural beta including new Animoji, updated animations, tweaked lockscreen, and more.

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Apple offers second developer betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 for testing

02/04/2019, 01:02 pm

Apple has pushed out its second round of developer betas to those enrolled in the company's test program, with new second betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 14.14.4, tvOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 now available to download.

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iOS 12.2 can block Web access to your iPhone's motion sensors

02/04/2019, 12:02 pm

Ad agencies are reportedly worried about a change to iOS 12.2 that will allow Safari users to block webpages wanting access to motion sensor data.

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Apple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

02/02/2019, 11:02 am

The suggestion that Apple could launch a subscription service for gaming is an interesting proposition, but is there much weight to the idea? AppleInsider examines ways the service could exist, and whether the rumors make sense at all.

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Group FaceTime bug fix arriving in iOS update week of Feb. 4

02/01/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has advised it has repaired a security hole in Group FaceTime that allowed users to listen in to others without their permission on its servers, with a software update to address the issue on iPhones and iPads arriving in the next week.

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Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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Nintendo's Dr. Mario World comes to iOS this summer

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Nintendo continues to embrace the mobile market with the announcement of a new Dr. Mario franchise installment set to release on iOS and Android by "early summer" 2019.

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Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google's enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program just as it did for Facebook hours earlier.

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Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

01/31/2019, 06:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

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