Category: iOS

iOS, Operating System

Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can not do on every Apple device

February 22, 2018

Via: TechHive

All forms of Siri are not created equal. While Apple’s AI assistant is available on no less than six different devices—iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Macs, and now, HomePod—its capabilities aren’t the same on each. Rather than give Siri […]

iOS, iPhone, Operating System, Products

iPhone security doesn’t depend on source code secrecy, Apple says while issuing takedown notice

February 9, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

The code that runs on the iPhone and iPad before iOS starts, and which is commonly referred to as iBoot, was posted online earlier this week for anyone to explore it. That source code represents one of the iPhone’s many […]

iOS, Operating System

iOS 11.3 will allow parents to approve family purchases using Face ID

January 30, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

iPhone X owners with children have been complaining for a while about the impossibility of approving purchases using Face ID. While on devices with Touch ID it has always been possible to approve purchases using the biometric authentication, the feature […]

iOS, Operating System

Tim Cook says future iOS update will let users turn iPhone performance throttling off

January 18, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Whether you agree with Apple’s controversial “power management” policies for older iPhones or not, it’s pretty clear the company’s apology offered to disgruntled users in the wake of revealing benchmarks came a little late. But the discounted battery replacement program […]

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10 iPhone X hints for business users

January 12, 2018

Via: Computerworld

You’ve learned all the new gestures, kicked Face ID around and you already use a VPN and alphanumeric passcode, you use your iPhone X to get things done, so how can you get things done faster? Open up Enterprise users […]

iOS, Operating System

No family purchases on Face ID and Apple’s not talking about it

December 27, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

If you’re trying to buy an app for your kids with Face ID on the iPhone X, you probably know that you can’t. You have to put in your Apple ID credentials instead. And if you have any other iPhone […]

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It’s not a bug, it’s a feature: Apple defends performance reductions on old iPhones

December 21, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

A phone’s optimal upgrade cycle can depend on a variety of factors, including its recommended retail price, software support, hardware degradation and, perhaps most important of all, the user’s own personal preferences. Some people are perfectly happy hanging on to […]

iOS, Operating System

Google Assistant and Siri wins and fails: Smart assistants are the comic relief we need in the AI era

December 19, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

Voice assistants are now virtually present on almost any device you could pick. Heck, some even have two or more voice assistants on deck though that provides little to no additional benefit. Now that the Google Assistant has broadened its […]

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iPhone X ranks lower than Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in Consumer Reports ratings

December 6, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

It’s no longer a question of if, but rather how successful the iPhone X will prove throughout the holiday season and a few months down the line. Then again, have we really settled whether or not the “all-screen” iOS device […]

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iOS 11 leaves iOS devices more vulnerable to edge-case attacks, says phone-cracking company ElcomSoft

December 1, 2017

Via: 9to5Mac

Changes to the way that Apple protects encrypted iOS backups leave devices more vulnerable to certain types of attack, says ElcomSoft, a Russian company used by law enforcement agencies and others to access iPhones. However, it only applies if the […]