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Friday, March 5, 2021
Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

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Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler's access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. "Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday,…
Corellium notches partial victory in Apple iOS copyright case

Corellium notches partial victory in Apple iOS copyright case

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Enlarge / Just some of the iDevice types that Corellium didn't break one law—but may still have broken another—by emulating. Security firm Corellium, which develops software that researchers can use to analyze Apple products, has been handed a partial victory in Apple's lawsuit against it, as a judge ruled that its creation of virtual iOS…
Apple’s watchOS 7.2 is out, offers new health and fitness metrics

Apple’s watchOS 7.2 is out, offers new health and fitness metrics

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Enlarge / Apple Watch series 6, launched this September, offers health and fitness monitoring in a dizzying array of styles. (It can also tell you the time, if you're looking for that.) There's a new version of watchOS, the operating system used by the Apple Watch, out today. WatchOS 7.2 includes support for Fitness+, Apple's…
iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks...

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Enlarge / That's a lot of screen.Samuel Axon Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity exploits could spread…
Apple moving forward with plan to limit “creepy” user tracking

Apple moving forward with plan to limit “creepy” user tracking

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Enlarge / A man glowers at an iPhone, just as ad firms are worried iOS users will when they discover how they are being tracked and that they can opt out of it. Apple's plan to add a new privacy feature to iOS to limit "invasive, even creepy" tracking by third-party firms is nothing but…
Apple pushes out iOS 14.2.1, and it’s mostly bug fixes

Apple pushes out iOS 14.2.1, and it’s mostly bug fixes

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Enlarge / The iPhone 12 mini. iOS 14.2.1 fixes an issue that affected the lock screen on this phone.Samuel Axon Yesterday, Apple released iOS 14.2.1 to fix bugs users have encountered on new iPhones since iOS 14.2 launched on November 5. Unlike many other iOS releases, this release was not accompanied by updates to all…
Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and more

Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and more

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Enlarge / The various color options of the iPhone 12. This week, Apple has released a number of software updates to pave the way for tomorrow's iPhone 12 launch. Among them: iOS and iPadOS 14.1, and updates to iMovie and GarageBand for iOS. iOS 14.1 adds support for the various new iPhone 12-specific features, plus…
Apple announces new iPhone 12 family with 5G and MagSafe

Apple announces new iPhone 12 family with 5G and MagSafe

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MmWave (or Ultra Wideband) doesn't exist in the wild much. Carriers have said mmWave won't scale beyond cities, and a recent survey from PCMag put Verizon's mmWave coverage at only 4 percent of the overall network. Verizon took the virtual stage at Apple's event today and promised it would "double the coverage" of mmWave. Verizon also…
Apple’s first iOS update after iOS 14 just hit, and it fixes resetting app defaults

Apple’s first iOS update after iOS 14 just hit, and it...

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Apple is letting users more substantially customize the home screen with iOS 14. The new App Library feature in iOS 14. Apple Picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14, here displayed with a FaceTime call. Apple Siri will now take up less screen space when called upon. Apple You can pin frequently contacted people to the top…
A bevy of new features makes iOS 14 the most secure mobile OS ever

A bevy of new features makes iOS 14 the most secure...

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Enlarge / From left to right: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.Samuel Axon Eleven months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared privacy a “fundamental human right.” The affirmation came as the iPhones his customers carry in their pockets store ever more sensitive information and the company seeks to make privacy a key…

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