Hackers Find Security Vulnerability With Apple Pay

Do you have an iPhone? Do you make use of the Apple Pay service? If so there is a security issue you need to be aware of. Researchers have discovered a means by which fraudulent payments can be made from a locked iPhone. Two conditions must be true for the flaw to be exploited. The user must have a Visa …

Apple Has Released iOS 15 With New Features

Apple recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for its phone/pad products. The latest update brings a number of new features to Apple users. Here’s a quick overview: Improvements to Do Not Disturb This feature has been re-branded as “Focus” and it silences your phone or tablet in a bid to help limit interruptions when you’re in a meeting, busy …

Free Repairs Offered For iPhone 12 Users With Sound Issues

The bad news is some of Apple’s iPhone 12’s have sound issues. If you own an iPhone 12 then you are probably already aware of this. The good news is that Apple has moved on the issue fairly quickly. The company has introduced a new free-of-charge service program for impacted iPhone 12’s. If your device is defective you can have …

iPhone Users Getting Secure IDs And Digital Drivers Licenses

Have you ever wished you had a digital ID like a driver’s license? Apple is working to make that a reality. The company is currently in talks with officials from eight different state government to fold state IDs and driver’s licenses into Apple Wallet.   The states in question are: Arizona Connecticut Georgia Iowa Kentucky Maryland Oklahoma And Utah There’s …

New Mac Device Malware Is Bypassing Apple Security

Apple is generally very good about providing its users with a safe and secure computing environment. For many years the company was able to rightly claim that Microsoft had a far worse problem with malware than Apple did. That is still true but the gap has now virtually disappeared. As Apple products surged in popularity hackers took note and began …

Latest Security Update For Apple Devices Is Critical

Do you have an Apple device? If so then you should be aware that the company recently issued an OS update that includes Macs, iPads, and iPhones. You’ll want to update to iOS 14.7.1 or iPadOS 14.7.1 immediately if you have not already done so because this version includes a patch for a high severity security flaw that hackers are …

Bug Fixes Available With Update For iOS Device Users

Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 14.7 and iOS 14.7. Both updates are now available. Users of both are advised to update immediately as the new versions patch a variety of high severity security flaws and offer an impressive array of enhancements. According to the release notes, the update includes the following improvements: Apple’s “MagSafe Battery Pack”‌ supports iPhone 12, …

Here Is How The New iOS Update Improves Privacy

Targeted advertising has become a mainstay of life on the web these days. You do a search on Amazon for say, exercise bikes, and then, just about every other website you visit will show you ads relating to your recent search. It’s almost scary how good the ad targeting is. If you’re not a fan, there’s good news. Apple has …

Cross Platform Messaging Service Plan Canceled by Mobile Carriers

About eighteen months ago, a number of big mobile carriers got together to create the “Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative.” Their goal was to roll out a Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform designed to allow for text messaging across a variety of platforms, creating a seamless user experience. It’s something that sounds simple enough, and it’s a great idea on paper. Unfortunately, …

People Using Mobile Data Instead Of Internet Service Providers

The ongoing pandemic has impacted daily life in the United States in a number of ways, some predictable and others surprising. On the predictable side, when tens of thousands of employees were asked to work from home, broadband internet connectivity saw a huge surge in use and nearly 80 percent of broadband users upgraded their service to get better speeds. …