Inside a lab in New York worth US$10 million, specialists are trying to brute force their way into iPhones and iPads.
What’s going on in the isolation room is important, if silent, forensic work. All of the phones are hooked up to two powerful computers that generate random numbers in an attempt to guess the passcode that locked each device. At night, technicians can enlist other computers in the office, harnessing their unused processing power to create a local supercomputer network.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Charlotte’s move (back) to Google Chrome, and the first Security Friday!
iOS 13 added a feature to give customers alerts when apps use their location data in the background. And it’s hurting advertisers that use this data.
Apple filed a trademark today that shows a Dark Mode version of the Apple Music icon. It’s possible they could appear in iOS 14.
You can delete installed apps by long pressing the app icon and tapping Delete. But there’s an alternative way in the App Store.
Typewise is a new keyboard that claims to reduce typos by 80% thanks to its hexagonal design. The developers invited me to test the app, and while there is a learning curve it does have a tutorial to follow. I haven’t given up the default keyboard though, but if you’re looking for an alternative I recommend you at least try Typewise out.
Typewise has been completely redesigned to provide an optimal typing experience on the smartphone. The layout was optimized for typing with two thumbs, because, according to the Cambridge study, 74% of users write this way and achieve the highest typing speed. Two space buttons placed in the middle of the keyboard allow these most frequently used keys to be reached as easily as possible.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Podcasts coming to Amazon Echo devices, and the latest OS updates.
Apple fixed a bug referred to as “AirDoS” that let people spam surrounding iOS devices with AirDrop pop ups.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss an iOS security kerfuffle, and Apple’s known allergy to computer fans.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John’s Mac Pro.
iOS 13 brought Memoji stickers that lived on your keyboard. And now iOS 13.3 lets you remove Memoji stickers.
Apple released iOS 13.3 yesterday, and it brought something called Screen Time Communication Limits. Andrew explains what this feature is.
Today Apple released iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, and tvOS 13.3 with bug fixes, improvements, and a couple of new features.
Sleeping computers are good, until they don’t wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that’s not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple devices, and tips on using the camera adapter between two iPhones, opening windows in new tabs, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things on this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab.
Redditor u/j1ggl did a test to compare Finder and Files using a folder of 2048 texture files. The folder was only 1MB, but iOS Files still handled different tasks way worse than Finder. For example, using the app’s built-in zip function, zipping the folder took 3 seconds with Finder and 38 seconds with Files. Unzipping took 7 seconds versus 42 seconds, respectively.
Conclusion: The Files app for iPhone/iPad is badly optimized and not ready to handle a larger amount of files, even though they take up just 1MB in total. It is also worth noting that the iPad required several reboots to even achieve the zipping and unzipping of the folder.
Yesterday we learned how to customize Control Center in iOS. Now we’re going back to the same area to use the iOS magnifying glass.
Andrew explains how to customize Control Center to give you fast access to tools like camera, Wallet, calculator, and more.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sending location data to Apple (or not), and John’s new Background Mode.
Security researcher Brian Krebs discovered something about his iPhone 11 Pro. It continued to collect location data even when disabled.