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Apple releases iOS 14.8 to fix new zero-click exploit allegedly used by NSO Group

Apple has released iOS 14.8 with some important security patches. This update could be the last iOS 14 receives, as iOS 15’s release nears alongside the launch of the new iPhone 13. Apple, however, could be allowing users to install future security updates without having to update to the next major OS version. A week ago,...

Netflix is rolling out Spatial Audio support for the iPhone and iPad

Netflix is rolling out Spatial Audio support for its iPhone and iPad apps, bringing an immersive audio experience to users. The feature uses directional audio filters to "play sound virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive sound experience." According to recent reports (via 9to5Mac), Spatial Audio support has already started rolling out to Netflix on the...

Android 12 copies iOS 14 with new clipboard access alerts

Google has been cracking down on clipboard access in Android for a few years now. The company blocked background apps from reading clipboard data with the release of Android 10, and now in Android 12, Google is introducing a setting to show a popup every time an app accesses your clipboard — even if it's...

Apple pushes iOS 14.5.1 security update after WebKit flaws were found

It's a given that pretty much no device is completely exempt from security flaws. It's a constant cat and mouse game where software developers keep patching bugs and hackers keep finding new gaps and flaws to exploit. No code is perfect, and Apple's certainly isn't. Last week, Apple started rolling out iOS and iPadOS 14.5...

Apple releases iOS 14.5 with App Tracking Transparency and more

After several week of testing, Apple on Monday finally released iOS 14.5. The new software arrives in time for the launch of Apple’s new AirTags, but the release is much bigger than that. In fact, it’s one of the company’s most important mid-cycle updates ever. One of the most important changes in iOS 14.5 is the...

iOS 14.5 releases next week with Apple AirTag support

Following Apple’s big Spring Loaded event on Tuesday, the company quietly revealed it will release iOS 14.5 next week for iPhone and iPad. No exact date was confirmed, but the software is set to support Apple’s new AirTag location tracker, which launches on Friday, April 30. The release of iOS 14.5 has been highly anticipated since...

iOS 14.5 update will recalibrate battery health reporting on the iPhone 11 series

Apple's next big update for its iPhones, iOS 14.5 or iOS 15 as it ends up being called, is expected to arrive later this year. While most of the attention will be on new features like new emojis and shortcut actions, controller support, and more, the update will also bring along a fairly substantial fix...

Apple adds two new Siri voices to iOS, no longer defaults to female-sounding option

Apple’s iOS will no longer default to a female voice for Siri, instead allowing users to pick between male and female when setting up their device. The change was spotted in the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, which also features two new voices for Apple’s voice assistant. First reported by TechCrunch, Apple announced the changes are...

Apple could soon deliver iOS security updates independent from other updates

After releasing a major platform update every year, like Android 12, Google usually follows up by launching new security patches every month. Apple could be considering introducing something on the same lines for iOS. The fourth iOS 14.5 beta update includes some changes hidden in the internal codes that suggest that Apple is considering delivering...

Latest unc0ver release can jailbreak the iPhone 12 series and iOS 14.3

Compared to Android, where rooting is a straightforward process on many devices, iOS users don't have it that easy. The iOS ecosystem is very locked down, and Apple puts a lot of effort into making sure it stays that way. But there's a way out of Apple's walled garden, and it's called jailbreaking. Unfortunately, jailbreaking...

Discussion: What was your favorite smartphone feature in 2020?

Over the years, our usage of and dependence on smartphones has increased multifold. Our smartphones are smarter, faster, and more capable than ever, data is cheaper, and we can charge our smartphone batteries much quicker than ever. However, when cabin fever hit most of us in 2020, smartphones became more than just objects of use...

Facebook and Apple spar over upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature in iOS 14

Back in June 2020, Apple announced that the iOS 14 update to its mobile operating system would bring in a mechanism to allow users to opt-out of in-app ad tracking by refusing to share the IDFA identifier with app developers. This feature, called App Tracking Transparency, drew ire from advertising giants for how it would...