Tag Archives: iOS

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…

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…