iOS

What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

Enlarge @Checkra1n It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have rightly been eyeing Checkra1n—and the Checkm8 exploit it relies on—cautiously. What follows is …

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Google demos Stadia UI and lists several missing launch features

Sponsored Links Stadia In a run-up to the November 19th Stadia launch, Google did a Reddit AMA showing how game casting will work for the streaming service. Stadia Director of Product Andrey Doronichev and publisher lead Beri Lee also revealed all the things that will be missing at launch, and unfortunately, it’s a laundry list. …

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‘Minecraft Earth’ early access comes to the UK and 8 other countries

Sponsored Links Mojang/Microsoft Minecraft Earth‘s early access release is finally rolling out to countries around the world, although it’s not necessarily available where you might expect it. Mojang and Microsoft have confirmed that the augmented reality game is now available on Android and iOS in nine countries. The UK is the most recent addition, but …

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Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 Platform

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A firm called Vault12 launched its new passkey security solution for cryptocurrency assets. Vault12 is an application that allows people to enlist their trusted friends and family members to help safeguard their assets. According to the project’s creators, the new application leverages the cryptographic algorithm Shamir’s Secret Sharing which allows keys to …

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Tim Cook: Apple Pay transactions doubled year-over-year

Sponsored Links Aside from revealing that its wearables and services businesses keep on growing, Apple has also discussed its mobile payment app’s success and its partnership with the US Census Bureau during its earnings call. Tim Cook, the tech giant’s chief, said users completed 3 billion Apple Pay transactions within the fourth quarter of 2019. …

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Guidemaster: Our favorite accessories for iPhones and iPads

Enlarge Sitthiphong Thadakun / EyeEm With the popularity of the iPhone and iPad comes a sea of accessories for both devices. While iPhones and iPads are powerful devices on their own, they can be enhanced by accessories that protect them, let you use them in different ways, and make them work harder for you. But …

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Everything you need to know about iOS and iPadOS 13.2

You’ll be able to update your device from the Settings app, as seen here. Samuel Axon There are some unexpected features, like the ability to delete an app directly from a context menu on the home screen. Samuel Axon Apple has replaced the normal volume bar icon with an AirPods logo when AirPods are connected. …

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Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update if they want to stay online

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez if you’re still clinging to your iPhone 5 for dear life, you’ll want to be sure it’s running the latest available software — the consequences could be serious if you don’t. Apple has started warning iPhone 5 owners with full-screen alerts that they’ll lose key online features (including email, …

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Apple Arcade isn’t the only subscription: GameClub revives old iOS games

A screenshot from Mage Gauntlet, one of the games on GameClub. GameClub There are individual game pages in GameClub with screenshots, trailers, and other info—they look similar to Apple’s App Store pages. Samuel Axon Tapping that “Play” button takes you to the app’s page in the App Store, where you then download the game normally. …

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Coinbase Pro Releases iOS Mobile App, Promising Usability and Mobility

Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a mobile app for its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro.  Coinbase introduced the app in an Oct. 10 announcement. It provides access to more than 50 trading pairs for users in over 100 countries, and generally duplicates the platform’s features including real-time candles, depth charts, order books and …

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