Wednesday, December 1

iPhone

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iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 are now available, include Bluetooth type settings, bug fixes

iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 are now available on iPhone and iPad. While this latest update isn't nearly as substantial as iOS 14.3 / iPadOS 14.3, it does pack some notable new features. For example, there is now a new option that allows users to classify the types of Bluetooth audio devices to correctly identify headphones for audio notifications. Other fixes include removal of artifacts from HDR photos, Fitness widget not showing up-to-date activity data, and auto-complete keyboard suggestions. Below you can find the full release notes for the updates: The camera can recognize smaller QR codesOption to classify the Bluetooth device type in Settings for correct identification of headphones for audio notificationsNotifications when...
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Apple works on folding screens and plans minor updates for iPhones 2021: report

Apple has reportedly started work on a foldable display for a future iPhone model, and the company is planning minor changes for the 2021 iPhone and iPad lines. According to From Bloomberg trustworthy Mark Gurman, Apple developed prototype folding displays for internal testing. However, the company has yet to solidify plans to launch a foldable iPhone. Also, a person familiar with the company's plans said Bloomberg that development has not spread beyond the screen. In other words, Apple has yet to make a fully foldable prototype device. Apple reportedly considered several different foldable screen sizes, including an option that folds out to a 6.7-inch size similar to the company's iPhone 12 Pro Max. It's worth noting that current foldables from companies like Samsung, Motorola,...
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Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world 14 years ago

The iPhone just turned fourteen this past weekend. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs said this near the beginning of the keynote where he introduced the original iPhone: Three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and an innovative Internet communications device. An ipod. One telephone. And an Internet communicator. An ipod! One telephone! Are you getting it ?! These are not three separate devices. This is a device ... Saturday was the 14th anniversary of that keynote: the unveiling of the first iPhone. It brought Google back to the drawing board with Android, led to the redefinition of the mobile phone, and the demotion or disappearance of the great hardware players of the time like BlackBerry. It changed Microsoft's trajectory and b...
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IPhone Prime Lens Won’t Get Better in 2021/22: Report

A new report on Apple's upcoming iPhones indicates that the main lens on the new devices will not receive a significant lens upgrade anytime soon. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that the 2021 lens will be a '7P'. That according 9to5Mac, means a lens with seven plastic elements, the same as the current iPhone 12. Kuo then says that we shouldn't expect any lens updates between the 2021 and 2022 models, which means we won't get a significant update at any of the base levels. iPhone for a few years. However, it is worth noting that from 9 to 5 indicates that Kuo is likely only referring to the main lens. Kuo previously indicated that the telephoto lens in 2022 has the ability to have 10x optical zoom, a feat that Huawei and Samsung...
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Judge rules against Apple in iPhone emulator lawsuit

In 2019, Apple sued security startup Corellium, but its legal action appears to have failed. Last year, Apple accused Corellium of violating copyright law, as its software offered researchers access to 'virtual' iPhones that can help them find bugs in iOS products. A federal judge in Florida dismissed the complaint, giving Corellium a victory against Apple. Additionally, Apple accused Corellium of violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, as the company allegedly bypassed its security measures to create the iPhone emulator. A judge has yet to address this complaint. Interestingly, it doesn't appear that federal judge Rodney Smith trusted Apple's intentions with the lawsuit: “Having reviewed the evidence, the Court finds no la...
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Best MobileSyrup Apps for iOS and Android in 2020

As usual, MobileSyrup is completing the end of the year with several lists about our favorite things from the last 12 months. While 2020 has been undeniably bleak, that hasn't stopped us from highlighting some of the best apps that helped make getting through the year a little easier. If you have become a Work from Home Pro, or are looking to update your password game, we have a few apps listed below that bring cool functionality to your mobile phone. EpocCAM In mid-March, many parts of the world turned into a ghost town when tons of people moved from their offices to work from home. While many of us are able to adapt quickly to new workplace regulations, others struggled. Then on top of that, there was a shortage of webcams that forced people to find creative ways to get into thei...
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Apple ships special, more open iPhones to security researchers

Apple recently announced 'Apple Security Research Devices Program'is now sending special investigative iPhones to security investigators. In July, Apple announced the program, which will provide specialty iPhones equipped with single-code execution and containment policies. These devices will help security researchers look for vulnerabilities in software and hardware. IPhones are less locked than devices sold to consumers, but they are as close to production phones as possible. Also, special devices will not require investigators to jailbreak to investigate. The program comes after several vulnerabilities were found in iOS last year, including iMessage security issues that did not require user interaction and five exploits that ...
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COVID Alert will soon be compatible with the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

The federal government's COVID Alert exposure notification app will soon be available on the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus. The Canadian Digital Service (CDS) has confirmed MobileSyrup which is currently testing the app on these iPhone models to make sure everything is working properly and to address any issues that may arise. “The application will be available on older iPhone models in the coming days. With this new update, COVID Alert is now compatible with 97.5 percent of all Canadian smartphones, ”said a CDS spokesperson. MobileSyrup in an email. This new change is possible because Apple has released iOS 12.5 for older iPhones with support for exposure notifications, which was previously only available for iPhone 7 and later. Apple has essentially made Bluetooth Low Energy ...
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Apple Maps now offers better road coverage, pedestrian data and navigation in Canada

After its release in the US earlier this year, the revamped version of Apple Maps is now rolling out in Canada. This redesigned version of the platform features better road coverage, pedestrian data, navigation, land coverage, and more accurate directions. "With Apple Maps, we have created the best and most private mapping application on the planet and we are excited to bring this experience to our users in Canada," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, in a recent statement. . Along with these updates, 'Look Around', the 'Apple Maps' version of Google Maps'' Street View ', is now widely available across the country. This includes major cities such as Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver,...
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Google Photos for iOS gains the ability to sync the images you like with Apple Photos

Google is rolling out a useful tweak for Photos on iOS that syncs favorite photos between Google's service and Apple's Photos app. If you use Google Photos on an Apple device, chances are you will find yourself hopping between the Apple Photos app and the Google app, so any feature that allows for closer syncing between the two is welcome in my book. A Google Photos support page seen by Android Police notes that the service will soon have the option to sync images that you like or favorites. That means if you like an image in Apple Photos, it will become a featured image in Google Photos and vice versa. To activate the feature, you will need to tap on your profile photo in the upper right corner of the Photos app on iOS and then s...
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Asus Zenfone 7 Pro wins MKBHD blind camera test, outperforms Pixel 5 and more

Every year tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee (better known as MKBHD) performs a blind test of the smartphone camera. Although the test is far from scientific, and Brownlee describes several flaws with it in the video, such as a lack of control or reference photos, it is interesting to see how people view the images, especially when you compare them one next to the other. other. . The test involves taking pictures with a variety of smartphones and coming face-to-face in social media voting. Brownlee fans can vote for image pairs for the pair they think looks the best. Each winner goes on to face the winner of another group. The Brownlee test always includes unexpected surprises, often with smartphones praised for their excellent cameras being left out of the test early. For exampl...
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Italian antitrust authority fines Apple for misleading claims

The Italian Competition Authority has fined Apple 10 million euros (approximately C $ 15 million) for misleading iPhone water resistance claims. The antitrust fine saying that Apple failed to cover water damage to its phones while advertising them as waterproof for 30 minutes at a depth of four feet was misleading to consumers. This fine dates back to the iPhone 8 series in 2017, according to Reuters. The main complaint surrounding this waterproofing claim is that it only applies in certain cases, such as in a lab with clean, clear water. This would mean that Apple was marketing the phones as waterproof when, in reality, it knew they were not perfectly sealed and could cause damage. Apple is unlikely to pick up on a fine like th...