iOS patch for FaceTime eavesdropping again postponed
Apple is working hard on iOS 12.1.4 to solve the annoying FaceTime bug. Meanwhile, the FaceTime Group has shut down chats worldwide until the solution is ready. The promise of a patch at the end of last week was not fulfilled.
Last week, one of the worst iOS problems ever came to light. A bug in Fa... Read more
Apple blocks Facebook app that collected data about teenagers
It doesn't stop for Facebook. Last Tuesday it appeared that Facebook users - some of them under the age of 18 - paid to participate in a program in which the social network collected a lot of data. Facebook used a VPN app, which is now blocked by Apple.
The TechCrunch site discovered last Tuesday th... Read more
Apple sees iPhone revenue fall by 15 percent
Apple published its financial results for Q1 2019 on Tuesday. Revenue from the iPhone fell 15 percent year-on-year this holiday period, while the Services branch grew 19 percent to a record revenue of $10.9 billion.
Total quarterly sales amounted to $84.3 billion, a decrease of 5 percent compared to... Read more
FaceTime bug enables eavesdropping before it’s recorded
Users have discovered a bug in Apples FaceTime. That app makes it possible for users to make video calls with each other, but now it turns out that if you call someone, you can hear that person even before that person has actually recorded.
According to the websites 9to5Mac and ArsTechnica, various... Read more
Microsoft Office now available in the Mac App Store
As of today, Mac users can download Office from the Mac App Store. Microsoft's initial deadline was the end of 2018. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive are part of the Microsoft Office 365 bundle.
Only OneNote and OneDrive can be used for free via the Mac App Store. If you want ... Read more
Apple Macbook Pro faces new “Flexgate” hardware problem
The MacBook Pro has a new hardware problem. A report from iFixit describes how the backlights of the screen can fail. An iFixit user has already named the problem "Flexgate".
According to iFixit, the problem lies in the cable used to connect the screen to the laptop's motherboard. Since 2016, Apple ... Read more
Software dispute led to Apple and Qualcomm breakage
Despite previous information on licensing issues, only recently leaked emails now suggest that a disagreement over access to software may be at the root of the sour relationship between Qualcomm and Apple.
Leaked emails provide new insight into the break between Apple and Qualcomm. In the margins of... Read more
“Qualcomm refused to sell modems to Apple.
According to Apple, Qualcomm refused to sell its 4G LTE modems to Apple, forcing the phone manufacturer to put exclusively slower copies of Intel in its handsets.
The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has suddenly become a lot more interesting. Since 2017, the two regrets have been in dispute ... Read more
iPhone sales are disappointing; Apple adjusts sales forecast
Apple yesterday updated its quarterly sales forecast. The company states that so far fewer iPhones have been sold than expected. At the same time, it also states that it is difficult to produce sufficient copies of certain products. This ensures that the turnover is lower than previously predicted.
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Apple changes the way it reports user requests for information
Apple has changed the way it reports requests for information about its users from intelligence services. The procedure followed by the manufacturer of iPhones and MacBooks, among others, is now more in line with rival tech companies such as Google and Microsoft.
Since 2014, Apple has announced the ... Read more