iOS

Hidden features: Apple's discoverability problem

Hidden features: Apple's discoverability problem

For a company generally lauded for its user interfaces, Apple has a big hole in its UI design: discoverability. The word refers to the ease – or lack – of users finding a feature.  How do we know it is a problem? Pick any Apple product, and search on “hidden [product] features”. iPhone: there are […]

Apple blocks third-party cookies in Safari

Apple blocks third-party cookies in Safari

Image: Nobbby Starting today, with the release of Safari 13.1 and through updates to the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature, Apple now blocks all third-party cookies in Safari by default. The company’s move means that online advertisers and analytics firms cannot use browser cookie files anymore to track users as they visit different sites […]

Better late than never: Trackpad support is exactly what the iPad needed

Better late than never: Trackpad support is exactly what the iPad needed

Apple’s iPad Pro gets a big update, including official trackpad support Jason Squared’s Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow discuss the new iPad Pro, its Magic Keyboard, trackpad support, and what that means for the future of the iPad. Read more: https://zd.net/3dblYed Must-see offer Buy iPad Pro Free next-day delivery on any 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad […]

Windows 10 new design: Microsoft shows off new Start Menu and app icons

Windows 10 new design: Microsoft shows off new Start Menu and app icons

New design, more colors: Microsofts gives new look to 100 mobile apps icons Microsoft also gives Windows 10 a new take on the classic four square grid. Microsoft has followed up this week’s one billion monthly active user milestone for Windows 10 with a video showing off the new Start Menu without Live Tiles, and […]

This Raspberry Pi-powered LEGO robot brute-force attacked an iPhone to find out what PIN codes are blacklisted

This Raspberry Pi-powered LEGO robot brute-force attacked an iPhone to find out what PIN codes are blacklisted

Certain PIN codes are blacklisted on iOS. For example, iOS recommends you don’t use 0000 or 0011, but doesn’t have a problem with 0001 or 1001. But what combination of numbers are blacklisted, and does having this blacklist this improve security? Also, is a six-digit PIN better than a four-digit PIN? Security researchers Philipp Markert, […]

Apple, Google reject coronavirus apps not developed by official sources

Apple, Google reject coronavirus apps not developed by official sources

Apple settles lawsuit over slowing down iPhones The class-action lawsuit in the US claims that Apple artificially degraded iPhone performance to boost upgrades. Apple and Google are rejecting coronavirus-related mobile apps from independent developers in an attempt to prevent the spread of misinformation.  While there are developers out there who have been creating applications with […]

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