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Siri on HomePod Performs Worse than Alexa and Google Assistant
As Apple’s HomePod is now available for public, it is undergoing different tests. The research firm Loup Ventures tested Apple’s smart speaker and shared the results of the tests compared to other smart speakers.
Apple Confirmed the Leak of iBoot Source Code
Recently the source code for the iBoot bootloader has leaked on GitHub. Hackers may use such kind of information to find the vulnerabilities in iOS.
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Apple Issued iOS 11.3 Beta 2 for Publlic Testers
Apple released the second beta of iOS 11.3 with new features, including a long-awaited Battery Health feature, new Animoji, updated ARKit.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.2, no More Downgrades Possible
Apple stopped signing older iOS 11 versions prior to 11.2.5, namely iOS 11.2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 to make sure users run the latest versions of the software.
iPhone X May Be Discontinued This Year
A report from Digitimes says that Apple may discontinue iPhone X this year as soon as new models are released in September. If this is to be true, iPhone X will be the second model after iPhone 5 with only one year of a lifespan.
Apple’s Meltdown and Spectre Patch Slows Down iOS Performance Significantly
Apple recently issued a patch for the vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre, that have been found in the Intel processors. The patch should have been installed on every device that received the update, but there’s a pitfall. Despite Apple assured customers the fix won’t slow down the devices, it actually did.
Advertisers Lose Hundreds of Millions of Their Profit Because of New Safari Feature
The Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature Apple introduced in Safari led to a million dollars loss to advertising companies.
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 and macOS 10.13.2 Supplemental Updates with Fix for Spectre Vulnerability
Apple issued updates to address the recent Spectre vulnerability, discovered by Google Zero Project. The fix for Meltdown breach has been added to previous versions of operating systems. Now Apple has addressed another vulnerability called Spectre, that is harder to exploit, but still, Apple issued a fix for Spectre soon enough.
Apple Seeds iOS 11.2 Beta 5 to Developers and Public Testers
Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 11.2. The update is available for both, developers and public testers. It can be downloaded from the Apple Developer account or over-the-air.
Face ID Again Fooled with a Mask
Earlier reports showed how Face ID was fooled with a twin, a child of the device’s owner and even a mask. Another report of the Vietnamese company Bkav again showed how Face ID was fooled with a mask.
YouTube Fixed Fast iPhone Battery Drain
The YouTube app for iOS has been updated and the update fixed the drastic battery drain. iPhone’s battery has been drained significantly not only while watching videos, but also when YouTube app has been working in the background.
Apple Watch with LTE will Make Emergency Calls Without a Carrier
One of the Reddit users found that the Apple Watch model with LTE can call 911 without a carrier plan. In the thread, he described how he tried to call emergency without a carrier.
Apple Enabled 7.5W Wireless Charging in iOS 11.2 Beta
Apple enhanced its wireless technology, now iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X can charge with 7.5-watt. Initially, the devices supported 5W.
iOS 11 is Now Installed on More Than a Half of iOS devices
According to the data on Apple’s App Store support page, iOS 11 is now installed on 52% of compatible devices. Apple shared the information about the official number of installations for the first time after the release of iOS 11.
Apple Adds Apple Pay Cash to iOS 11.2 Public Beta
Apple has enabled Apple Pay Cash for public iOS testers. The update should be available for developers soon.