Tag Archives: iPhone

Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 to the public

Many have thought that iOS 9.3.3 was going to be the final version of iOS 9 before iOS 10 dropped. Well, after the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak dropped, Apple has now issued an update, iOS 9.3.4, to the public. The update comes two weeks after the initial release of iOS 9.3.3, and Apple says iOS 9.3.4 has some important security updates for all users. As…

Hackers use Find My iPhone lock message to demand ransom

According to Dutch site AppleTips, hackers gained access to compromised Apple IDs and used Find My iPhone’s lock message tool to demand ransom. The following message would appear on the lock screen: This device is locked. Unlock 50$. Email for details: helpappledevice@gmail.com While most users reading this post won’t likely fall for this,…

More Apple Pay cards, banks, and credit unions in the U.S. and Canada

Almost two years later, Apple Pay is still adding more banks and credit unions across the world. This latest update specifically adds new partners in the United States and Canada. Here’s the list: In Canada: President’s Choice (MasterCard credit cards) Scotiabank Visa prepaid cards Tangerine (MasterCard credit cards) And in the United…

Apple Store app to be updated with ‘For You’ section

Apple is preparing to update its Apple Store iOS app that currently allows customers to buy Apple’s hardware and various third-party accessories online (via Bloomberg). More specifically, the update will bring a ‘For You’ section, making recommendations for customers (similar to the Apple Music counterpart). It is unknown how Apple will handle this…

iOS 9 adoption rate now at 86 percent

Earlier this week, Apple has updated its App Store dashboard with new iOS adoption numbers. According to the new stats, the iOS 9 adoption rate is now at 86 percent across its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices that contact the App Store. As for those who are on iOS 8, numbers remain the same at 11 percent, while the previous iOS versions have gone…

MMS malware vulnerability found in older versions of OS X and iOS

A Cisco researcher has discovered a vulnerability in OS X and iOS that could allow an attacker to gain access to your files and stored password by sending a malicious image. Cisco Talos has discovered a vulnerability in the way in which the Image I/O API parses and handles tiled TIFF image files. When rendered by applications that use the Image I/O API,…

Small number of users planning to upgrade to iPhone 7, poll says

According to a survey done by Quartz, only 9.3% of U.S. iPhone users will be upgrading to the iPhone 7 due to the design looking similar to the iPhone 6/6s. In contrast, 25.2% would upgrade if the next iPhone had a brand new design. Right now, it’s unclear whether Apple is holding back a design change specifically for the 10th anniversary iPhone, or if…

Iran sends ultimatum to Apple to officially register or be banned

A local news agency in Tehran earlier reported that the Iranian government officials sent out an ultimatum to Apple Inc. According to the report, Apple is being asked by government to have the business officially registered; otherwise their products will be banned and the existing ones will be ‘collected.’ The order comes from Iran’s anti-smuggling…