Tag: Apple

iOS 14.5 to Make Zero-Click Attacks ‘Significantly Harder’

Apple’s impending iOS and iPadOS 14.5 update will make zero-click attacks considerably more difficult by extending PAC security provisions, according to Motherboard. Apple has made a change to the way in which it secures its code in the latest betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to make zero-click attacks much harder. The change, spotted by security researchers, has now…

Read more iOS 14.5 to Make Zero-Click Attacks ‘Significantly Harder’

iPhone 13 Lineup May Support Wi-Fi 6E, Larger iPhone SE Unlikely in Early 2021

Following discussions with multiple Apple suppliers, Barclays analysts this week outlined a few expectations for future iPhones and iPads. First, the analysts said iPhone 13 models may support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard, which offers the same features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 — higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates — extended into the…

Read more iPhone 13 Lineup May Support Wi-Fi 6E, Larger iPhone SE Unlikely in Early 2021

New iOS 14 privacy feature that’s driving Facebook crazy just started rolling out

Apple is following through on its commitment to protecting user privacy by requiring developers to ask users for their permission to track them for advertising purposes across apps and websites owned by other companies. The prompts were expected to start showing up early next year, but some Apple device users spotted the dialog box after…

Read more New iOS 14 privacy feature that’s driving Facebook crazy just started rolling out

Rumors Persist of 2022 iPhones With Periscope Lens, Could Allow Up to 10x Zoom Without Blurriness

Apple may use components made by Samsung for a “folded” telephoto lens on at least some iPhone models released in 2022, allowing for significantly increased optical zoom, according to unnamed sources cited by Korean website The Elec. The report claims that Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics subsidiary would supply components such as actuators and lenses to LG, which in turn…

Read more Rumors Persist of 2022 iPhones With Periscope Lens, Could Allow Up to 10x Zoom Without Blurriness

Apple’s 2021 Mac CPU roadmap reportedly includes 32-core chips

Apple’s in-house silicon could scale well beyond the eight-core (or rather four-plus-four-core) M1 you find in entry-level Macs. Bloomberg sources claim Apple’s 2021 roadmap is considerably more aggressive, to the point where the company is reportedly testing chips for higher-end desktops (including a “half-sized” Mac Pro) with as many as 32 high-performance cores. That’s not as many as in AMD’s 64-core Threadripper, but…

Read more Apple’s 2021 Mac CPU roadmap reportedly includes 32-core chips

Apple to pay $113 million to settle state investigation into iPhone ‘batterygate’

Apple will pay $113 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states into the tech giant’s past practice of slowing customers’ old iPhones in an attempt to preserve their batteries. The company’s much maligned throttling efforts drew nationwide scorn when they came to light in 2017, stunning consumers who at the time saw…

Read more Apple to pay $113 million to settle state investigation into iPhone ‘batterygate’

On This Day in History, August 11

In 3114 BC, this date marks the beginning of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which was used by several Mesoamerican civilizations before the arrival of Columbus. Most notable of these civilizations was the Maya, whose calendar brought rise to the myth that the world would end in 2012. In 1919, the Weimar Constitution was signed,…

Read more On This Day in History, August 11