iOS Update Includes iPhone And iPad Features And Fixes

If you don’t normally prioritize updating your iPhone and iPad OS, you’re probably going to want to shift gears and grab version 13.4 as soon as possible. The latest versions of both OS variants contain a number of important bug fixes and convenience features that are simply too big and too significant to miss out on. On the convenience side, …

Apple Update Blocks Safari Third Party Cookies By Default

In May of 2019, a Google blog post encouraged all web browsers to adopt the approach of blocking third-party cookies by default. Google announced their own plans to do so, outlining a development strategy that would see Chrome and all Chromium-based browsers defaulting to that by 2022. The TOR browser was the first to make the switch, and now, Apple’s …

Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

For most of Apple’s history, the company has been able to cast itself as a safer alternative to Windows-based computers.Hackers tended to focus the bulk of their efforts on Wintel boxes (Windows processors), rather than Apple machines. That has been changing in recent months. According to research conducted by Malwarebytes, over the past twelve months, there has been a significant …

Shlayer Malware Continues To Attack Mac Systems

If you’re a Mac user, you may have heard of the malware known as Shlayer. It first made headlines in the early part of 2018. The malware is primarily used to install malicious adware on infected systems that spam an unreasonable number of popups. The popups generate ad revenue for the malware’s controllers. The malicious code recently celebrated its second …

Kids Can Bypass Communication Limit Feature On iOS 13.3

If you have children that own Apple devices, be aware that the latest update for iOS 13.3 included a feature called Communications Limits. It is designed to allow parents to set up parental controls to keep their kids from speaking to, texting with, or Facetiming with anyone who’s not already in their contacts list. It’s a small but important feature …

Some iOS Apps Found To Have Clicker Trojan Malware

Recently, a survey of Apple’s App Store by Wandera Threat Lab discovered more than a dozen iOS apps that have been infected with the ‘Clicker’ Trojan malware.  As malware goes, this variant isn’t especially dangerous to those who wind up infected with it, but it’s still problematic. A spokesman for Wandera had this to say about the recent discovery: “The …

Several New Issues Being Seen With Apple’s Latest iOS

Apple is the largest tech company in the world. Their iPhones are in the hands of legions of loyal, faithful users all across the globe. Unfortunately, the latest build of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 13.1.2, has been plagued with serious issues that render their vaunted smartphones virtually useless. Even more problematic, the company seems to be their own worst …

Windows Version of iTunes Needs Updated To Avoid Ransomware        

Are you a Windows iTunes user? If so, you should upgrade iTunes immediately or run the risk of being infected with the BitPaymer ransomware strain. The group controlling the software has been spotted using a zero-day exploit in iTunes for Windows, which allows them to bypass antivirus detection schemes entirely. The good news is that Apple responded quickly to the …

New Chrome Feature Allows Sending Web Pages To Devices

If you use Google’s Chrome browser for web connectivity, you’re about to get a new feature you’ll probably fall in love with. Chrome 77 is now available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.  For years, Google’s primary mission where the web is concerned has been to increase the quality of the user experience and the company keeps finding new ways …

Select 15 Inch Macbook Pros Banned From Flights By FAA

According to Apple, the 15 Inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 have a serious battery issue that makes them prone to fire. When the company discovered the issue in June of this year (2019), they issued a recall and urged all MacBook Pro owners to check the serial number of their computers to see if the …