Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

If you own Apple devices that use iOS, watchOS, tvOS, or macOS, there’s good news.  The company just released major updates for all of those. They’re available right now, and here are a few of the highlights: For iOS 12.1, the big changes are as follows: Group Face Time, with support for audio and video calls with up to 32 …

iOS Gmail Users Will Be Able To Access Multiple Accounts

Earlier this year, Google introduced a new and improved Gmail that gave users virtually unlimited customization options. In addition to that, it included some exciting new AI-based features that cut down on repetitive tasks and made email management significantly easier. These advancements are important in this day and age, given the sheer volume of messages most of us tend to …

Some iOS Users Report Call Issues After Latest Update

This hasn’t been a great month for two of the titans of tech.  Both Apple and Microsoft have been plagued with bug-riddled updates to their operating systems.  In Apple’s case, their new iOS 12 had to be patched just three weeks after its release because of all the bugs the company’s burgeoning user base discovered almost immediately after updating. Unfortunately, …

Apple Update Fixes A Number Of Issues with iOS12

The new iOS 12 was released just three weeks ago, but security flaws have already been discovered. Some of them are quite serious. This event prompted Apple to release the first update to the OS. The 12.0.1 update is available to all users with iOS 12.  If you’re not set up to receive automatic updates, just go to Settings – …

Apple IOS12 Users’ Photos And Contacts May Be Vulnerable

Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish Apple enthusiast, has discovered a new security flaw to be aware of. He posted a Proof of Concept video showing the exploit in action.  We’ll say upfront that this is a highly convoluted attack involving more than two dozen discrete steps.  A hacker would need to be in possession of the phone to pull it off, …

An Exploited Website Can Cause Apple Products To Crash

Users of Apple tech have a new reason to worry.  A security researcher named Sabri Haddouche, who works for an instant messaging app called “Wire,” has published a proof of concept web page. It contains a fatal exploit that can crash and restart iPhones, iPads and any Mac. Essentially then, the entire Apple ecosystem is vulnerable.  Worse, the security flaw …

Amazon Joins Trillion Dollar Club

It’s official, Apple now has company in the Trillion Dollar Club as Amazon’s stock surged past $2,000, briefly pushing the company’s total value to just over the trillion-dollar mark. This makes the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos the richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated at around $166 billion dollars. Amazon started out as just another internet company …

Some Apple iPhone 8’s May Have A Manufacturer Defect

Do you own an iPhone 8? If so, you may have problems. Apple has recently reported that a small percentage of iPhone 8s “contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on.” The company has isolated the defect to phones manufactured between September 2017 to March 2018, in Hong …

Macs Can Be Hacked With Synthetic Dismissal On Warning Boxes

Depending on the lens you view him through, Patrick Wardle (former hacker for the NSA and macOS security expert) is either your best friend or your worst nightmare. Most people (whether fans of Apple or not) will readily concede that the company works hard to make their products as secure as possible.  Unfortunately, at this year’s Def Con hacker convention …

Automatic Mobile Picture Sync Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has made numerous ventures into the smartphone ecosystem, but so far, they’ve only been met with limited success.  This time, they’re trying something a little different. Instead of making their own Windows-based phones, they’ve created a “Your Phone” app that syncs your phone with your PC.  The app is still in testing and is slated to be released sometime …