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

When will Apple release iOS 13.2 to the public?

Following the releases of iOS 13 and iOS 13.1, Apple is currently beta testing iOS 13.2. The update is currently available in developer beta and public beta, but what about a general release? What’s new? iOS 13.2 includes several notable features. First and foremost, there are over 60 new emoji and emoji variations in iOS … Read more When will Apple release iOS 13.2 to the public?

What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users’ desire to regain control of their data and privacy. On 4-5 July, and for at least one day, Larry Sanger has implored people to snub social media platforms except for posts showing that they are on strike. Jimmy Wales’ … Read more What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

Hard Questions Raised When A Software ‘Glitch’ Takes Down An Airliner

The recent crash of a Lion Air jetliner made it clear once again that software integrity can be a matter of life and death. Credit: GettyGetty It doesn’t take a failure of anything big to cause big trouble – as in massive, catastrophic and lethal damage to a sophisticated transportation system. The U.S. space shuttle … Read more Hard Questions Raised When A Software ‘Glitch’ Takes Down An Airliner

Here’s When You Can Expect Apple to Make Its Next Big Announcements for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple has announced some important details for its next big event, where the tech giant is expected to make some important announcements concerning iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The 2018 iteration of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (typically abbreviated to “WWDC“) has been scheduled to take place from June 4-8. Once again, the expo will be held at the McEnery … Read more Here’s When You Can Expect Apple to Make Its Next Big Announcements for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Chrome, Firefox start warning users when websites use insecure HTTP logins

The war on insecure webpages has begun, and Mozilla fired the first shot. Recently, Mozilla rolled out Firefox 51 to its mainstream user base. With the new release comes an insecure warning on any page that offers a login form over an HTTP connection instead of HTTPS. Chrome plans to follow suit with version 56, … Read more Chrome, Firefox start warning users when websites use insecure HTTP logins

Huawei roadmap details when midrangers will get Nougat

Huawei launched its EMUI 5.0 launcher based on Android Nougat 7.0 along with the flagship Mate 9 and seeded it to the P9 and P9 Plus and Mate 8 since. The company isn’t done yet though as the affordable Huawei smartphones will also get the upgrade shortly. A roadmap leaked on Weibo shows us Huawei … Read more Huawei roadmap details when midrangers will get Nougat

When is the right time to look for a new job?

The decision to quit a job is never an easy one, but at times, it needs to be made. In cases where you’ve been employed with an organisation for a number of years, for instance, there is always the danger of becoming complacent. Representational image RELATED STORIES What should non-engineers focus on? 5 qualities every … Read more When is the right time to look for a new job?

Facebook isn’t making money when you shop on Facebook — yet

Getty Images Facebook wants you to shop more on Facebook — and for now, the company says it doesn’t care about making money from the transactions it’s helping facilitate. “The way Facebook thinks about monetization is, first, did you have a good experience?” said Mary Ku, Facebook’s head of commerce products at the Code Commerce … Read more Facebook isn’t making money when you shop on Facebook — yet

Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft yesterday said that revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines and the fifth contraction in the last six quarters. Windows revenue, which accounts for the bulk of More Personal Computing’s (MPC) total, was flat. But that was an improvement over … Read more Windows: When no growth is an improvement