It is estimated that nearly 1.5 trillion photos will be taken this year alone. Of those, approximately 92% will be snapped by smartphones, so shouldn’t you try and get the best possible photo with them? These iPhone camera apps will certainly help you do that.#photography #Apple #iPhone
A new report today says that AirTag stalking is “frighteningly easy” thanks to a number of weaknesses in Apple’s privacy protections.It often takes the designers of tech a long time to realise the real-world problems their devices can cause. Apple had a long time. A very long time. There's no mention on the article of whether Tile products have the same security problems. If not, no doubt they'll soon tell us.
It reveals several ways that an abusive partner could circumvent the measures Apple takes to alert stalking victims …
On Monday, Apple released iOS and iPadOS 14.5.1 to the public. As the version number suggests, the new software is a minor update. And, as noted by Apple in the software update’s release notes, it’s primarily meant to fix a bug associated with the App Tracking Transparency feature.There are also updates for WatchOS and MacOS. As well as the App Tracking Transparency bug, there are also some security updates.
When you run a query for a trending keyword on the App Store, like “music”, you can refine your searches by tapping related suggested words, such as “streaming,” “editor,” “recorder,” “production” and some such. Doing so will instantly update your search with matching results.#technology #tech #Apple
At the start of the pandemic, Apple and Google scrambled to enable covid-19 contact tracing on their respective smartphone operating systems. The feature, which works across iOS and Android, was designed to help folks quickly determine if they’d been exposed to the virus by simply enabling a contact-tracing setting. Both companies had promised that pertinent data collected from the features, like where you’d been and who you’d passed by, would remain relatively anonymous and that only public health agencies would have access to that information.#technology #tech #Apple #Google #iOS #Android #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic #ContactTracing
Unfortunately, the opposite was true for the Android version of covid-19 tracing tool.
Alcoa and Rio Tinto have developed a way to clean up one of the dirtiest metal-processing methods.We hear a lot about what Apple gets wrong. Here's some of what they get right.
Under the conditions agreed with Apple and Google, public health authorities are required to not collect location data on users.They put NHS in the app's name to hide the government's incompetence and to run down the NHS.
Apple has just released iOS 14.4.2, an important security update that all iPhone users should install right now. The security update in iOS 14.4.2 fixes a vulnerability in Apple’s WebKit browser engine, which the iPhone maker says has already been actively exploited.It's a really good idea to UPDATE NOW!
Apple today updated Apple Maps with COVID-19 vaccination locations from VaccineFinder, a free, online service developed by Boston Children’s Hospital that provides the latest vaccine availability for those eligible at providers and pharmacies throughout the US. Users can find nearby COVID-19 vaccination locations from the Search bar in Apple Maps by selecting COVID-19 Vaccines in the Find Nearby menu or by asking Siri, “Where can I get a COVID vaccination?”This is USA only.
A personal safety app designed for women has seen 100,000 downloads in a mere five days, shooting to the top of the free apps chart on the Apple App Store.They don't say, but it's available for iOS and Android.
WalkSafe, which is reportedly being downloaded 1,000 times every 10 minutes at the time of writing, features a map that shows crime figures taken from monthly police reports in the area, including sexual assault, mugging, knife crime, and pickpocketing.
Users can then choose to avoid crime hotspots where possible, and the app will alert you when you're near these locations.
Code discovered in the latest iOS 14.5 beta suggests Apple is planning a major policy shift that would allow users to download security patches separately from operating system updates.It could also mean not having to wait for the next iOS point release to go through many weeks of testing.
Discovered by 9to5Mac on Monday, the new affordance could allow users running older operating systems to keep device security up to date without upgrading to the latest iOS version. For example, an owner of an older iPhone running iOS 13 could potentially download security updates typically packaged with newer iOS 14 point releases.
With iOS and iPadOS 14.5 scheduled for an early spring release, Apple has begun testing a new feature that could provide Apple Maps users with real-time crowd data for points of interest, similar to Google Maps.#technology #tech #Apple #AppleMaps
Today, Apple is unveiling a multiyear programming partnership with women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. Building on Malala’s longstanding relationship with Apple, her original programming for Apple TV+ will span dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, and children’s series, and draw on her ability to inspire people around the world.#technology #tech #Apple #AppleTVPlus #TVPlus #MalalaYousafzai #InternationalWomensDay
Apple will hold its first event of the year on March 23, according to information provided by a reputable Chinese leaker (via DuanRui). Apple is expected to launch AirTags, new iPads, and possibly updated AirPods at a spring event, and leaker "Kang" believes that date will be March 23.#technology #tech #Apple
M1-powered Macs could have Rosetta 2 removed in a future update for macOS in certain regions, or at least this is the latest nugget from the rumor mill.#technology #tech #Apple #MacBook #M1 #Rosetta
This one comes from MacRumors, courtesy of a contributor, Steve Moser, who was delving into the code of the latest macOS 11.3 beta (the third one) and found some interesting mentions of Rosetta 2. The latter is the translation technology that ARM-based M1 Macs use to run traditional x86 software (in other words, apps written for Intel-powered Macs).
Apple's Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) was this week adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium as a community standard for indoor positioning services.#technology #tech #Apple #geography #mapping #GIS
Announced by Apple on Tuesday, IMDF was accepted to the OGC Standards Baseline as a Community Standard, paving the way for accurate indoor positioning data on a variety of platforms.
Apple has filed a trademark update that paves the way for a future Final Cut Pro subscription.Or, maybe, they'll offer the ability to use stock footage from a third party, or the facility for collaboration, as LumaFusion does. But that's not as headline-worthy.
Long been derided as a resource-consuming web browser, a recent test by a developer reveals Google Chrome to use multiple times the memory of Apple's Safari in macOS.Chrome uses anywhere between 10 and 24 times as much memory as Safari.
A previously undetected piece of malware found on almost 30,000 Macs worldwide is generating intrigue in security circles, which are still trying to understand precisely what it does and what purpose its self-destruct capability serves.Like a sleeper spy with a cyanide capsule in a hollowed-out tooth.
Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload on any of the infected 30,000 machines, leaving the malware’s ultimate goal unknown. The lack of a final payload suggests that the malware may spring into action once an unknown condition is met.
The latest Apple Watch health study has been announced by the University Health Network (UHN) in Canada. The goal of the study is to research how Apple’s wearable can “can drive better clinical outcomes for heart failure patients.”#science #medicine #health #technology #tech #Apple #AppleWatch