Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, which the company says “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” albeit without much detail in the change log. But as noted by Twitter account Apple Software Updates, the update is meant to patch out the kernel vulnerability used by the recent Unc0ver jailbreak. Apple’s support … Read more Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak

Apple adds macOS feature designed to prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries

Apple is adding a new Battery Health Management feature to the latest version of macOS Catalina. The arrival of 10.15.5 will bring the new feature, which is designed to increase the overall lifespan of MacBook batteries by reducing the maximum charge in certain instances. Rather than focusing on things like specific app usage, the feature … Read more Apple adds macOS feature designed to prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries

Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Yesterday, Google announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. It’s part of an effort to get people to realize that the Pixel gets software updates ahead of other Android phones and that some of the features it receives stay exclusive to the Pixel. And yesterday’s “drop” epitomizes so many things … Read more Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

Good morning and congratulations on making it through another week. I had been planning on writing about some of the issues I had while writing my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review — specifically my bafflement that Samsung is once again asking reviewers like me to be beta testers. It’s inconceivable that the company didn’t realize there were issues … Read more Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

India right behind China in buying mobiles: This Chinese brand sells the most in country

Out of the five best selling phone brands in India, four are Chinese viz Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, and Oppo. India recently became the second-largest smartphone market in the world after dethroning the US from the same position. In 2019, smartphone shipments in India jumped 7% on-year and the total shipments reached 158 million, according to … Read more India right behind China in buying mobiles: This Chinese brand sells the most in country

Apple releases iOS 13 update. Check out the key details

Apple recently released its first iOS 13 update of the year to enhance user experience via bug fixes and security updates. Among improvements, the latest iOS 13.3.1 update brings major update that will enable users to disable the location-tracking functionality of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip. This essentially means that there is an option to toggle … Read more Apple releases iOS 13 update. Check out the key details

Apple Loop: Powerful iPhone 12 Revealed, Forget Apple’s AirPods, How The iPad Failed

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes new images of the iPhone 12 Pro, a closer look at the iPhone 9, a privacy switch for location in iOS 13, Apple’s competitor to the AirPods Pro, why Steve Jobs’ iPad vision failed, Apple’s strong quarterly … Read more Apple Loop: Powerful iPhone 12 Revealed, Forget Apple’s AirPods, How The iPad Failed

Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Apple’s updated and more detailed Maps experience has now rolled out across the U.S., the company announced this morning. The redesigned app will include more accurate information overall as well as comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls and other public places. It will also bring Look Around to more cities and real-time transit to Miami. … Read more Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Pope appeals for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Libya

Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus speaks of the crisis in Libya making particular mention of an important summit taking place in Berlin which aims to find a solution to the current situation.   The Pope expressed the hope that the conference would “be the start of a path towards an end to violence and … Read more Pope appeals for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Libya

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple  told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there were no security … Read more Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled