iOS

96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find

Enlarge / The Facebook iPhone app asks for permission to track the user in this early mock-up of the prompt made by Apple. Apple It seems that in the United States, at least, app developers and advertisers who rely on targeted mobile advertising for revenue are seeing their worst fears realized: Analytics data published this …

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Apple reports 2 iOS 0-days that let hackers compromise fully patched devices

Enlarge / The 2020 iPhone lineup. From left to right: iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 12 mini. Samuel Axon A week after Apple issued its biggest iOS and iPadOS update since last September’s release of version 14.0, the company has released a new update to patch two …

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Apple releases iOS 14.5, the biggest update since iOS 14 first launched

Enlarge / Apple’s 2020 iPad Air. Samuel Axon Today is the day: Apple has finally released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 worldwide after a longer-than-usual beta period. If you’re using a supported device, you should be able to find the update on the software update page in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch’s Settings app. …

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Here are the updates that didn’t make it in Apple’s livestream yesterday

Enlarge / Apple presents the new iPad Pro at its April 20, 2021 event. Apple Apple crammed quite a few announcements into a short, one-hour presentation yesterday: new iPad Pros, new iMacs, a new Apple TV 4K, and the long-rumored launch of AirTags, to name a few. But for everything Apple executives and product managers …

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Trading apps usurp TikTok in popularity

Two trading apps have risen to the top of Apple’s App Store in recent days. Robinhood holds the number one position, with Coinbase in second, at time of publication on Friday. In third: popular social media platform TikTok. YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat hold the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. One possible conclusion? Folks are now …

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iOS users—and only iOS users—face NSFW content ban on Discord app

Enlarge / This cute little pig has obviously seen some things that iOS users will no longer be allowed to see on Discord. Discord users who access the Discord app through iOS will now face restrictions on adult content that go beyond those for other platforms. The gaming-focused social networking app—which lets users create public …

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How Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency policy works

A mockup of the tracking confirmation that Apple included in its company blog. Note that it uses Facebook as its example. Apple This week, Apple published a new white paper that describes the ways apps typically track users and handle their data, outlines the company’s privacy philosophy, and offers several details and clarifications about the …

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Man Loses Life Savings to Phony Bitcoin iOS App- Over a Million Dollars in BTC Drained

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently, an individual lost all of his life savings in a matter of no time after he downloaded a malicious and phony Trezor application onto his iOS smartphone from Apple’s App Store. Phillipe Christodoulou lost 17.1 bitcoin or over a million dollars worth of the cryptocurrency using today’s exchange rates. Christodoulou …

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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around …

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Apple will reveal the next versions of iOS, macOS at WWDC21, starting June 7

Enlarge / Apple’s splash image for WWDC 2021, which references a meme from last year. Apple Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on schedule this year, with the event kicking off on June 7 and concluding on June 11. Like last year, it will be an online-only affair as the world continues …

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