Tag Archives: iOS

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…

Apple Core 002: Storing Passwords in the Notes app

Episode 002: Security is the theme here. Peter, Josh, and Andy go in-depth as to why security is important. In addition to security, the guys go over the third beta on iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS, Peter revisits the iPad Pro, and Apple’s latest product in its Apple Stores. How to subscribe to Apple Core: Subscribe via RSS feed Open in the…

‘Error 53’ may lead to a lawsuit against Apple

I’ve been trying to avoid writing an article about the ‘Error 53’ fiasco because honestly I believe it’s a non-issue. If you get your screen replaced by a third-party, it’s your responsibility to know that the third-party may or may not be using Apple certified parts. With Touch ID, however, replacing your screen gets a bit more difficult because it…

Apple adds an additional 50 banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

In Apple’s continued expansion of Apple Pay, the company has added another 50 U.S. banks to the company’s mobile payment service. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and above and Apple Watch in-store via NFC. The service is also available in-app for any iPad supporting Touch ID. Here’s the list: 1st MidAmerica Credit Union Achieve…

California bill could compromise iPhone security

California Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9th) introduced Assembly Bill 1681 (AB 1681) on January 20, 2016. The bill would require that any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after January 1, 2017, be able to be decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or OS provider. While Cooper probably has good intentions…

How to hide default apps on iOS 9.3 beta 1

For years, iOS users have expressed their desires for the ability to hide some default iOS apps, like Stocks and Tips. Using Apple Configurator 2.2 beta with iOS 9.3 beta 1 (and a developer account), it is now possible to hide individual stock apps from the home screen. Heads up: This process requires the device to be in “Supervised” mode, which can be…