Though designed for the iPhone, Apple’s AirPods are also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, so you can take advantage of Apple’s wire-free tech even if you’re an Android user or have both Android and Apple devices.
You do, of course, lose some bells and whistles like Apple’s unique AirPods pairing features. AirPods do, however, work like any other Bluetooth headphones on an Android device, and there are ways to restore at least some of their functionality through Android apps.
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Yubico, a company that makes physical security keys for physical two-factor authentication, today announced the upcoming launch of a Lightning-based YubiKey device that will work with Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
Yubico has long offered USB-A, USB-C, and NFC-based YubiKey options for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, but there has never been a Lightning-based option before.
YubiKey for Lightning, which has been approved by Apple, has been designed to be used with both Lightning devices and Apple’s latest Macs thanks to a Lightning connector on one end and a USB-C connector on the other end.
The new accessory will offer up seamless authentication [...]
Three and a half months after launch, the iOS 12 operating system is installed on 78 percent of devices released in the last four years, according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers.
Apple now presents iOS data in two ways, offering up installation rates on recent devices and older devices.
While 78 percent of all devices from the last four years are running iOS 12, 75 percent of all devices have the updated installed. 17 percent of users continue to run iOS 11, while five percent of devices released in the last four years run an earlier version of iOS.
iOS 12 was installed on 70 percent of all [...]
Apple is already working on the next-generation version of iOS, iOS 13. Based on visits to the MacRumors website from Apple IP addresses on devices running iOS 13, work on the update has been picking up over the course of the last few months.
We first spotted devices running iOS 13 in October, and in November and December, visits from iPhones with iOS 13 installed have increased. Visits slowed during late December, but should pick up again now that the holidays are over and work is continuing.
Apple often starts work on new versions of iOS many months in advance, and we’ve already learned some details about what we can expect in iOS 13. There were several [...]