Apple today updated its Apple Store app to version 4.4, introducing iOS 11 enhancements and a new scanner feature for quickly adding your credit card information at checkout.
According to the release notes, the app update also allows customers to bypass pre-authorization and activate later on full price purchases of iPhones, a purchasing option that has been available for the iPhone X on the Apple Store website since November. What’s New in Version 4.4 – iOS 11 enhancements – Scanner now available to easily add your credit card information at checkout – Customers now have the option to bypass pre-authorization and activate later on full price [...]
There appears to be a serious bug in macOS High Sierra that enables the root superuser on a Mac with a blank password and no security check.
The bug, discovered by developer Lemi Ergin, lets anyone log into an admin account using the username „root“ with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator’s account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login screen of a locked Mac.
To replicate, follow these steps from any kind of Mac account, admin or guest:
1. Open System Preferences 2. Choose Users & Groups 3. Click the lock to make changes 4. Type „root“ in the username field 5. [...]
T-Mobile this week quietly announced plans to tweak the way its „Mobile Without Borders“ feature works, adding a 5GB data cap.
Introduced in 2015 as an Un-carrier initiative, Mobile Without Borders is a T-Mobile feature that’s designed to extend LTE coverage and calling to Mexico and Canada at no additional charge. It was designed to use a customer’s normal voice, message, and LTE data allotments while roaming in Mexico or Canada.
With an unlimited data plan, customers using Mobile Without Borders had access to „unlimited“ 4G LTE data up to the standard cap of 50GB while in Canada or Mexico.
Starting on November 12, [...]
Ahead of the launch of iOS 11, Apple VP of marketing Greg Joswiak sat down with several publications to talk about Siri, the personal assistant built into all major Apple devices. His interview with Wired was published last week, and today, Fast Company published its interview, in which Joswiak talks Siri and privacy, among other topics.
It’s been long believed that Apple’s Siri development has been hindered by the company’s deep commitment to privacy, but according to Joswiak, privacy, respect for user data, and an intelligent AI can co-exist.
„I think it’s a false narrative,“ he told Fast Company. „We’re able to [...]