Tag Archives: iOS

Phil Schiller admits to App Store algorithm errors, fix is imminent

The algorithm that detects ‘New’ and ‘Hot’ applications have been broken on Apple’s iOS App Store for quite some time. While it does supply some great applications, every so often it will show a knock-off application. Phil Schiller responded yesterday to iOS developer Lisa Brewster (Mozilla), and Wesley Dyson (Screenshot++) on Twitter. They both…

Beats 1 Radio tab now shows schedule and artwork inside iOS Music app

This morning Apple has enhanced the radio tab inside its Music app on iOS, which further promotes Beats 1 as a 24/7 “always on” station. Rather than showing a static image of the Beats 1 logo, and a Listen Now button, the radio tab now shows a live schedule with show titles, hosts, descriptions and artwork for the current show. This allows users to figure…

Ghost emails from January 1, 1970 appearing on some devices

Recently, Apple had fixed the 1970 boot loop issue in the latest version of its iOS firmware, and now it seems like another similar issue is arising. A number of users with iPhones and iPads have been tweeting screenshots of emails arriving on January 1, 1970 with no subject, or content, and cannot be deleted, via the Telegraph. Unlike the other 1970…

Craig Federighi writes op-ed letter on Apple vs. FBI case

As Apple continues its fight against the FBI in the whole backdoor debate, Apple’s Craig Federighi has written an opinion piece in The Washington Post. Unsurprisingly, Federighi repeats much of what other Apple employees and legal team has already said, noting that creating a backdoor in its operating system will only harm the good guys. To get around…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 5 to developers

It’s been a few weeks since Apple seeded the fourth iOS 9.3 beta to developers and public beta testers, Apple today has seeded its second iOS 9.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3 is the third major revision for iOS 9. iOS 9.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. We assume a public beta for the firmware will soon be available…

Apple Core 004: CMD + Shift + Q

Episode 004: This week the guys go through the usual beta talk with new OS betas, removal and rendition of Apple Pencil support in iOS 9.3, the future of OS X, iPad, device storage and pricing, and of course, security. How to subscribe to Apple Core: Subscribe via RSS feed Open in the iOS Podcasts app Open in Instacast on iOS Open in Pocket…

Apple to ramp up iCloud backup encryption and iOS security

Today, the New York Times and Financial Times are reporting that Apple engineers are now actively developing and testing new encryption methods for iCloud backups and iPhone hardware. The goal is to have a device that even Apple couldn’t break in to if they were asked again to create an iPhone backdoor. This would not only close the gate for FBI…

Apple releases modified iOS 9.2.1 build to fix ‘Error 53’

On Thursday Apple published a new version of its current iOS 9.2.1 software with a new build number. The update fixes devices that were being bricked by “error 53,” Apple has also released a support document telling customers how to resolve the issue. In case you were unaware, error 53 appeared when the Touch ID validation check failed during an iOS…