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Apple reportedly considering mass producing iPads outside of China

Apple is reportedly moving ahead with shifting iPad production out of China, with a "significant number" of units being assembled in Vietnam for the first time.
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Google is trying to work around Apple’s new privacy permission prompt

The search giant is working with industry partners to find ways that would let its iOS apps avoid having to show Apple's upcoming permission prompt.
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Google is trying to work around Apple’s new privacy permission prompt

The search giant is working with industry partners to find ways that would let its iOS apps avoid having to show Apple's upcoming permission prompt.
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Fix iPhone Black Screen And Common iOS Stuck Issues With iToolab FixGo

iToolab FixGo is an app that lets you fix iPhone issues right from home like a pro. Here are the details on this.


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Update to iOS 14.4 Now to Protect Yourself Against Security Vulnerabilities

The new iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates from Apple include patches for a trio of potentially serious security vulnerabilities related to the kernel and the Safari browser.

Combined, they enable privilege escalation and remote code execution attacks. A security document on Apple's website details the security content of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4. According to the documentation, the three vulnerabilities "may have been actively exploited". Apple did not reveal whether some of its users might have fallen victim.

How to Update to iOS 14.4

To update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest iOS software wirelessly, venture into Settings > General > Software Update. If you see a message saying an update is available, tap "Install Now". Keep in mind that your device must be plugged into power and connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi for the software update to complete.

You can also update manually using your computer. On a Mac, open the Finder. If you're using a PC, open iTunes instead. Next, connect the iOS device to your computer. Finally, choose General or Settings, then click the button labeled with the text Check for Update.

A Game of Cat and Mouse

In recent months, security researchers have discovered a flurry of iOS security vulnerabilities that could be used for targeted exploitation. After being tipped off to some of them, Apple's included the necessary security patches in iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4.

A zero-day vulnerability is an exploit in a piece of computer software that's unknown to the software vendor. These can go unnoticed for a period of time. As a result, hackers can freely exploit a zero-day vulnerability in the wild until it is mitigated.

Related: Common iPhone Security Settings You Need to Know

Finding these vulnerabilities before they are exploited is a game of cat and mouse. It's suspected that a zero-day exploit was used in carrying out recent attacks against Al Jazeera journalists. Security experts suspect that an attacker hacked journalists' iPhones with a zero-day iOS exploit, which opened the door to a piece of spyware.

Zero-day exploits are also used in jailbreaking, a process that removes Apple's iOS protections to let people install unsanctioned software outside of the App Store.

Apple’s Tarnished Security Image

In recent months, security researchers have discovered a flurry of iOS security vulnerabilities that could be used for targeted exploitation. This can come as a surprise given Apple's track record of privacy and its reputation in terms of data security.

Apple's promised to share additional information about the three vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4 at a later date. In the absence of details, however, you're recommended to update your iPhone and iPad right now, or at your earliest convenience, to avoid becoming hacking targets.

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Update to iOS 14.4 Now to Protect Yourself Against Security Vulnerabilities

The new iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates from Apple include patches for a trio of potentially serious security vulnerabilities related to the kernel and the Safari browser.

Combined, they enable privilege escalation and remote code execution attacks. A security document on Apple's website details the security content of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4. According to the documentation, the three vulnerabilities "may have been actively exploited". Apple did not reveal whether some of its users might have fallen victim.

How to Update to iOS 14.4

To update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest iOS software wirelessly, venture into Settings > General > Software Update. If you see a message saying an update is available, tap "Install Now". Keep in mind that your device must be plugged into power and connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi for the software update to complete.

You can also update manually using your computer. On a Mac, open the Finder. If you're using a PC, open iTunes instead. Next, connect the iOS device to your computer. Finally, choose General or Settings, then click the button labeled with the text Check for Update.

A Game of Cat and Mouse

In recent months, security researchers have discovered a flurry of iOS security vulnerabilities that could be used for targeted exploitation. After being tipped off to some of them, Apple's included the necessary security patches in iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4.

A zero-day vulnerability is an exploit in a piece of computer software that's unknown to the software vendor. These can go unnoticed for a period of time. As a result, hackers can freely exploit a zero-day vulnerability in the wild until it is mitigated.

Related: Common iPhone Security Settings You Need to Know

Finding these vulnerabilities before they are exploited is a game of cat and mouse. It's suspected that a zero-day exploit was used in carrying out recent attacks against Al Jazeera journalists. Security experts suspect that an attacker hacked journalists' iPhones with a zero-day iOS exploit, which opened the door to a piece of spyware.

Zero-day exploits are also used in jailbreaking, a process that removes Apple's iOS protections to let people install unsanctioned software outside of the App Store.

Apple’s Tarnished Security Image

In recent months, security researchers have discovered a flurry of iOS security vulnerabilities that could be used for targeted exploitation. This can come as a surprise given Apple's track record of privacy and its reputation in terms of data security.

Apple's promised to share additional information about the three vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4 at a later date. In the absence of details, however, you're recommended to update your iPhone and iPad right now, or at your earliest convenience, to avoid becoming hacking targets.

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iOS 14.4 Battery Life Drain Test On iPhone 11, XR, 8, SE / SE 2 [Video]

Here's an iOS 14.4 battery life drain test on the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone SE / SE 2, and more. Check out the video right here to compare the results with yours.


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How to classify Bluetooth device type on iOS

Learn how to manually classify your Bluetooth accessory as a speaker, headphone, hearing aid, and more for more accurate headphone audio level measurements.
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Apple Celebrates Black History Month With a Limited-Edition Series 6 Watch

Apple is celebrating Black History Month with a series of initiatives and promotions across its platforms. Including a limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 model.

The new Apple Watch Black Unity Collection includes a limited-edition Series 6 which has the words "Black Unity" etched onto the back crystal.

To go along with it, Apple has created a special watch face along with a sport band with the words "Truth. Power. Solidarity." etched onto the interior of the stainless steel fastening pin.

The company has designed this new watch band and face with a little help from members of the Black creative community. Apple says the Unity band is made from individual pieces of colored fluoroelastomer, assembled by hand and compression-molded into one.

Watch Faces, Bands, and Workout Challenges

Both the new band and face feature the red, green, and black colors of the Pan-African flag, paying homage to the rich tradition and craft of quilting in the Black community.

According to the press release:

Red represents the blood that unites the people of the African diaspora and was shed for their liberation. Black is for the people whose lives are affirmed by the flag. And green is a symbol of the vibrant, natural wealth of Africa, the Motherland.

The shapes and colors on the Unity face slowly change as you move, in real-time. A date complication and another complication can be added to the top of this watch face.

The Unity watch face requires the newly released watchOS 7.3 update.

Additionally, the upcoming Unity Activity workout challenge in the Fitness app on the Apple Watch will treat everyone who manages to close their Move ring seven days in a row during February to limited-edition animated stickers for iMessage and FaceTime.

New Editorial Collections

Apple will also celebrate Black History Month with featured content. In the App Store, Black businesses, games, apps, developers, and stores are highlighted. The TV app offers a selection of featured TV shows and films in the "Essential Stories" section.

Apple Music will provide curated playlists and more from Black musicians. Apple Podcasts will do the same in terms of podcasts. Apple News will offer a selection of relevant stories.

The company will also showcase the power of creativity to bring about change via the new Today at Apple virtual sessions and tutorials, as well as through its Fitness+ subscription service and the latest Shot on iPhone campaign.

Lastly, Apple Maps will host social guides created in co-operation with EatOkra.

The new Series 6 Black Unity starts at $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular version. The Black Unity Sport Band is priced at $49 and will launch on February 1, 2021.

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All iPhones, not just the latest ones, can cause magnetic interference with medical devices

Keep your iPhone a safe distance away from any implanted medial devices implanted in your body, such as pacemakers or defibrillators.