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According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
As noted by independent Mac security researchers, there are two new instances of malware for macOS. The first piece of malicious software uses Microsoft Word to penetrate into the system and the second one pretends to be a software update and then hacks the system.
According to Vaclav Vancura who works as a Mac product designer at Microsoft, the latest beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 displays native icons of executable Windows files instead of using generic images for unknown file types. This, however, doesn’t mean that Mac users can launch EXE files on their computers, at least now.
There’s a new hack that can break the Messages app on iOS 10. The vulnerability of the application has been discovered by an iOS and Windows developer nicknamed vincedes3.
To kill the Messages app, the developer sends the recipient a contact card that contains a large and complicated text. When the recipient tries to open it, the application freezes. Rebooting the device doesn’t help. The developer says that the only way to fix it without restoring the device and setting it up as new is using the link provided by the hacker on his website.
Remember, if you receive a message with a contact card called 'vincedes3.vcf', don’t open it. Below you can take a look at the video showing how the developer kills the Messages app.
According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
Aside from seeding new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to developers for testing, Apple on Monday released an updated iTunes version for Mac and PC users. According to Apple, iTunes 12.4.3 brings a long-awaited fix for the issue causing changes made in the playlists on other devices not appearing in iTunes on a computer. If you have a large music library and often use playlists, you should definitely update to 12.4.3.
Those who have Mac computers can update iTunes to the version 12.4.3 using the Mac App Store. If you use a PC, use the Software Update option.
If you want to download iTunes on your Windows desktop or laptop, you can do this using this
The English version of the Pangu jailbreak tool is out, so you may want to find out how to hack your 64-bit iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3 using your computer. Please note you will need a valid Apple ID.
We will use a Windows machine as an example, but the instructions for Mac users are rather similar. The main differences are connected with the design and structural peculiarities of these two operating systems.
The Pangu team has released an English version of their semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3. Apart from the support for new language, the new tool is compatible with both Mac, Linux and Windows and includes Cydia Impactor that allows you to sideload the Pangu app onto your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple has posted a new video celebrating the first Beats 1 anniversary. In case you don’t know, Beats 1 is Apple’s online radio launched in 2015 alongside the streaming music service called Apple Music. The short video is based on interviews with famous artists and highlights the most interesting things that happened in its studios over the last 12 months. Check out the video below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 13th and last till June 17th. Apple hasn’t yet revealed the major topics of the upcoming events, however, there are many rumors on the Internet that let us take a closer look at possible agenda.
A new version of the application for those who use jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units and need to remove everything from their devices without losing the jailbreak has been recently released by the developers. The app is called Semi-Restore and, as I've already mentioned, it lets users restore their devices without losing the jailbreak. Semi-Restore now supports the hacked versions of iOS 9.02 and iOS 9.1.
According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple’s laptop sales have fallen more than 40% over the last couple of months. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple’s MacBook market share was equal to 9.7% and now it is estimated that the share accounts for 7.1%. Keeping in mind that total shipments fell in 2016, the decline made up 40.4%. In general, Apple went from the fifth place in the ranking of top laptop vendors to the sixth.
According to the images that surfaced online earlier this week, iTunes 12.4 will feature some noticeable design changes and tweaks. The first change is a new dropdown menu for fast navigation to Music, TV Shows, Movies and other types of content. A persistent sidebar is another major change that will let users look for songs in their music library faster. Finally, there will be some changes for menus making them more intuitive and easy-to-use as well as minor enhancements for the built-in mini player.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.