Apple’s latest version of iOS, released yesterday, includes USB Restricted Mode, a security measure that seems designed to prevent unwanted decryption of iPhones by both bad actors and law enforcement using passcode cracking tools.
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It's difficult (and generally not all that productive) to guess how wealthy someone is based on appearances. But if you really need a shorthand to figure out if someone is rich or not, a new study suggests all you need to do is see what kind of phone they own. If it's an iPhone, odds are they're doing well for themselves.
Over the last 24 hours, owners of iOS devices across the globe have been compelled to take their expensive gadgets, wrap them in Glad Wrap and stick them inside their refrigerator. What on Earth would make anyone do that, short of a mental break? Well, it is because of a break of sorts — a jailbreak.
Israeli hacking firm NSO Group is mostly known for peddling top-shelf malware capable of remotely cracking into iPhones. But according to Israeli authorities, the company’s invasive mobile spy tools could have wound up in the hands of someone equally, if not far more, devious than its typical government clients.
About a month ago, rumours leaked that Apple was testing green and purple paint jobs for the next batch of iPhones, and while it seemed like a stretch, new info from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now added a bit more credibility to the idea that a bunch of brightly coloured iPhones might be available later this spring.
Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better.
This approach recently backfired on me with macOS and iOS 12. Unexpectedly, I think the resulting disaster made me a better computer user.
Apple is a perpetual battle to stay ahead of hackers and secure its devices but a new bug discovered by a security researcher and reported by ZDNet shows the passcode that protects iOS devices can be bypassed through a brute force attack, leaving iPhones and iPads vulnerable to being exploited.
When Apple debuted the iPhone X last spring, the company also announced AirPower, a wireless charging pad with special Apple magic that would let you charge three devices at once faster than traditional Qi wireless chargers. But now, nine months later, AirPower still isn't here and it's not clear when it will actually be available.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose company took in $US17.9 billion in 2017's last quarter from China and has much of its supply chain located there, has been running around trying to slow down a possible US-China trade war threatened by Donald Trump's administration - and while the White House might be largely ignoring his warnings, Cook has apparently secured a promise that Apple products assembled in China will not be included in any US tariffs.
After an iOS update back in 2015, "Error 53" caused some Apple devices to freeze up. At least 275 Australian customers affected by the were told by Apple they couldn't get a refund if they used a third party to try and fix the problem. But that's not now Australian Consumer Law works.
Today, the Federal Court has ordered Apple to pay $9 million in penalties for "making false or misleading representations to customers" about their rights.
Apple and the law enforcement community have been stuck in a back-and-forth over encryption for the last few years, and it's heated up considerably in the USA this month since Apple announced a feature that would thwart a popular iPhone cracking method used by police. Now, the companies that work with law enforcement have responded, and they're pretty sure they already have a workaround.
Tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to stop anyone who wants to gain access to a encrypted iOS device via techniques such as Cellebrite's GrayKey phone-hacking box by introducing an option to lock USB data access an hour after the device is locked, essentially turning iPhones, iPads and iPods into sealed black boxes.
Officials in the law enforcement community, which has been scaremongering about Apple's encryption technology for years over the objections of actual tech experts, aren't happy about it.
You may have heard that there's a new version of iOS on the way, bringing with it Group FaceTime and a bunch of other cool stuff. Each iOS update ushers in more new features than Apple can cover in a keynote though, so we took a dive into the first iOS 12 developer preview to see what else is coming down the line.
At WWDC Apple debuted the next version of its iOS operating system, iOS 12. After dealing with issue after issue in iOS 11 for the past year, the company's shied away from a visual overhaul, opting to fix what ails the OS and add some features that, while not revolutionary, are welcome additions to iOS 12 (and hopefully mean fewer bugs in the long run).