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Apple patches a WebKit vulnerability with latest iOS and macOS updates

Apple has released iOS 15.3 and macOS Monterey 12.2.1 to the public. These minor updates to iOS 15 and macOS Monterey come with essential security patches, in addition to fixes for bugs that have been affecting many users. These patches include a fix for a WebKit vulnerability that may have been actively exploited by malicious websites....

Apple has released iOS 15.4 developer beta 2, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.4 beta 2 to registered developers, following the release of beta 1 two weeks ago. Unlike iOS 15.3, iOS 15.4 comes packed with new features, changes, and additions. This includes support for Face ID when masked, new emoji, Keychain updates, and much more. To download this update, you have to be...

iPhone users will soon be able to accept contactless payments, thanks to Tap to Pay

Last month, rumors were surfacing regarding Apple potentially enabling users to accept contactless payments on their iPhones through the NFC chip. This would allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to conveniently sell their products and services -- without needing separate hardware to accept the payments. Those rumors are now a reality -- Apple has finally announced...

iPhone’s ForcedEntry flaw was exploited by another spy firm

NSO Group Technologies, based in Israel, made headlines last year after it was revealed the company created an iPhone iMessage exploit dubbed "Pegasus" that was used to spy on journalists and other high-profile individuals on behalf of various governments. NSO was then sued by Apple, but it turns out that the same exact flaw was...

Google One VPN now available on iPhone and iPad

Google One is the primary subscription service from Google, offering increased cloud storage, cash back with Google Store purchases, and a few other benefits. Back in 2020, Google added a VPN to the package, intended for use on public Wi-Fi networks and other places where you trust Google more than the internet service provider. That...

Safari on iOS could soon support web push notifications

Safari is one of the best browsers available on Apple's operating systems. It's fast, efficient when it comes to battery usage, and works as expected. However, one main feature remains missing from the iOS version of the app -- web push notifications. This makes depending on Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) a pain, as they're unable...

Apple’s 2FA autofill feature is now better at blocking phishing attacks

Apple's SMS 2-factor authentication (2FA) autofill feature has been around for a while now. For those unfamiliar with it, when you receive an SMS with a 2FA code, the iOS keyboard will automatically suggest inserting it in the dedicated field. This spares users the hassle of launching the Messages app, copying the code, then pasting...

iOS developers can now publish unlisted apps, accessible with a private link

When developers build apps, they don't always have mass-distribution in mind. Some apps cater to select groups of users that the developer targets. Apple already allows devs to geo-restrict apps published on its store. This prevents users from other regions to download the app for various reasons -- that differ from case to case. However,...

How to set a ringtone on your iPhone using GarageBand and iTunes

When Android users buy an iPhone, they sometimes find themselves facing certain limitations not present on Google's mobile operating system (OS). One of these obstacles is setting a custom ringtone on iOS. Setting a ringtone is very straightforward on Android as long as you have access to an MP3 file. But on iPhones, there's no...

Here’s everything new in iOS 15.4 beta 1: New emoji, Keychain updates, and more

Apple released iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers yesterday. Unlike iOS 15.3, iOS 15.4 comes packed with new features, changes, and additions. This includes support for Face ID when masked, new emoji, Keychain updates, and much more. To download this update, you have to be enrolled in Apple's Developer Program -- which costs $99...

In iOS 15.4, you’ll finally be able to use Face ID with a Mask

The initial release of iOS 15 arrived last year, and per usual for Apple, it has continued to receive minor updates in the months since. iOS 15.3 just arrived this week with a fix for Safari's IndexedDB data leak and other minor fixes, and now the first beta for iOS 15.4 is available to try...

Apple releases the first beta of iOS 15.4 to registered developers

Following the release of iOS 15.3 to the public yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers today. This first beta build of the upcoming iOS release is still unavailable to public testers, though. We haven't been able to discover any new visual changes in this update so far. It could be focusing...