Apple has confirmed that it is closing a technological loophole that allows law enforcement officials to hack into iPhones through USB-based hardware solutions like the GrayKey box, reports The New York Times. Apple said it was planning an iPhone software update that would effectively disable the phone’s charging and data port — the opening where users plug in headphones, power cables and adapters — an hour after the phone is locked. In order to transfer data to or from the iPhone using the port, a person would first need to enter the phone’s password.
As we shared last week, the feature that prevents USB accessories from connecting to an iPhone or iPad [...]
Twitter is making changes to its API on June 19, and third-party Twitter clients are worried about the impact and Twitter’s lack of communication about the issue.
The developers behind popular third-party Twitter apps that include Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings today teamed up to warn users about the upcoming changes and to hopefully spur Twitter to action.
On June 19, Twitter plans to remove several streaming service APIs that are used by third-party apps. Disabling these APIs will prevent third-party Twitter apps from sending push notifications and refreshing Twitter timelines automatically. If you use an app like Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, [...]
You can use Siri on your HomePod to access your messages, notes, and reminders, all of which are what Apple calls Personal Requests. As a rule, these only work when the device that was used to set up HomePod is connected to the same local network, which Siri interprets to mean that you’re home.
That’s nice to know, but it doesn’t account for the fact that anyone within earshot of HomePod can still make personal requests to services synced to your iCloud account. That’s not so good news if you share your living space with others, or invite guests over to stay, for example.
If you’re already using your HomePod, you may recall being asked [...]
Starting with the second beta of iOS 11.3, Apple has introduced a new „Battery Health“ feature that’s designed to provide you with more information about the state of your battery and whether or not it’s impacting device performance.
If your iPhone has a degraded battery that is leading to throttling issues, the „Battery Health“ section will let you know about it, and it will provide an option to turn off performance management to put a stop to any throttling that’s going on.
There are, however, some nuances to this feature that you need to know about, which we’ll outline below.When Installing iOS 11.3