Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

At its WWDC developer conference on Monday, Apple took the stage to announce a major overhaul to its various operating systems. It announced a new and improved iOS 11, in addition to macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and a better tvOS with Amazon Prime Video support. While these updates are major, the Cupertino giant also brought some minor changes to its iCloud storage plans. Apple iCloud has removed the 1TB storage tier, replacing it with the 2TB tier. Formerly priced at $19.99, it is now available for the $9.99 per…

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Apple Unveils iOS 11, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, HomePod Siri-Based Speakers at WWDC 2017: Event Highlights

Apple Unveils iOS 11, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, HomePod Siri-Based Speakers at WWDC 2017: Event Highlights

The annual Apple developer conference, WWDC 2017, has kicked off with CEO Tim Cook on the stage. iOS 11 took the limelight, but there were also other updates such as macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. Along with this were upgrades to the iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMacs, and a new iMac Pro as well as the new Siri-based HomePod speaker. The updates will be rolled out in the fall, expectedly around September, while the MacBooks start shipping tomorrow; the iMac Pro will start shipping in December….

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Google, Lookout Detail ‘Chrysaor’ Android Malware, Related to Pegasus iOS Malware

Google, Lookout Detail ‘Chrysaor’ Android Malware, Related to Pegasus iOS Malware

Researchers at Google and mobile security firm Lookout have now discovered that infamous iOS spyware Pegasus, which was described as sophisticated and discovered last year, has now turned up on Android in the form of ‘Chrysaor’. Notably, the advanced form of malware can potentially give remote control of the device to the exploiter and even deletes itself, remove all traces. Before you start getting uneasy, Google has clarified that the infected apps that carried the malware were never made available through Google Play store. Further, Google said that it tried…

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Google Maps for Android, iOS Now Offers Traffic Alerts in India

Google Maps for Android, iOS Now Offers Traffic Alerts in India

Google has announced that Maps for Android and iOS in India will now show traffic alerts to users once navigation mode is switched on. The updated Maps app will offer a spoken alert about upcoming traffic conditions upon entering a destination on the app, meant to help users identify the route they want to take to their destination. While on the road, users will get a heads up about any congestion in the route, and how long it can take. The Maps app will also suggest alternate routes, including giving…

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Microsoft Brings Its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft Brings Its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft a week ago made its Hub Keyboard app available for Apple’s iOS platform. The Redmond tech giant however, continues to keep the rival company in focus as it has announced its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard is now available for testers on iOS. Worth mentioning is the fact thatMicrosoft in January had revealed its plans to bring the keyboard to Apple’s mobile platform, but had not detailed a launch date. As spotted by The Verge, a new signup page asking users to “Register to Download Word Flow for iPhone”…

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Google Maps for Android, iOS Now Offers Traffic Alerts in India

Google Maps for Android, iOS Now Offers Traffic Alerts in India

Google has announced that Maps for Android and iOS in India will now show traffic alerts to users once navigation mode is switched on. The updated Maps app will offer a spoken alert about upcoming traffic conditions upon entering a destination on the app, meant to help users identify the route they want to take to their destination. While on the road, users will get a heads up about any congestion in the route, and how long it can take. The Maps app will also suggest alternate routes, including giving…

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iOS MDM Protocol Vulnerability Exposes iPhone, iPad to Attack: Report

iOS MDM Protocol Vulnerability Exposes iPhone, iPad to Attack: Report

Another vulnerability has been found in iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. The mobile device management (MDM) interface for iOS, according to security researchers, can be exploited to gain complete access to the device. Apple insists that it’s not a vulnerability, but a social-engineering trick. Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies claim that an approach dubbed “SideStepper” can allow an attacker to hijack enterprise management functions by sending a malicious link to the device. According to the researchers, clicking on that link will give attackers full control of the MDM…

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Apple Re-Releases iOS 9.3 for Older Devices to Fix Activation Lock Bug

Apple Re-Releases iOS 9.3 for Older Devices to Fix Activation Lock Bug

Less than a week after the release of iOS 9.3, and its retraction for select devices, Apple on Monday made available a new build of iOS 9.3 that it claims fixes the activation bug that many older iOS devices were facing. Last week, Apple pulled iOS 9.3 for select devices after many users complained that their iPhone and iPad were getting bricked. Some noted that they were not able to complete the activation process as it was showing inaccurate Apple ID in suggestions. The issue was only affecting users who…

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Apple Pulls iOS 9.3 for Older iPhone and iPad Models After Activation Lock Issue

Apple Pulls iOS 9.3 for Older iPhone and iPad Models After Activation Lock Issue

If you’re unable to update your old iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.3, you’re not alone. Apple has acknowledged an issue with the update, and has also temporarily pulled the software update for select older iOS devices. Earlier this week, several users with older iPhone and iPad models including the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and the iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s began to complain issues when finalising the upgrade process. Apple acknowledged the issue on its support page, and later also paused the update for…

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iOS 9.3 Now Available for Download; Brings Night Shift, Other New Features

iOS 9.3 Now Available for Download; Brings Night Shift, Other New Features

Alongside the launch of the iPhone SE, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple also unveiled iOS 9.3, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system. iOS 9.3 features including Night Shift, and improvements to iOS for Education. iOS 9.3 is available to download from Monday as a free update for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models that support iOS 9 including the dated iPhone 4s, the iPad 2, and the first-generation iPad mini. As always, iOS updates are available over-the-air (OTA) on your device (Settings -> General -> Software Update)…

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