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iOS 11 rolls out today with Safari anti-tracking: Here's why advertisers hate it

iOS 11 rolls out today with Safari anti-tracking: Here's why advertisers hate it

Safari’s new Intelligent Tracking Prevention imposes new restrictions on how cookies can be used to personalize ads. Image: CNET Apple is rolling out iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra today, bringing with them a new cookie anti-tracking feature in Safari that advertising groups say will “sabotage the economic model for the internet”. Globally, iOS is […]

Here's how you can get iOS 11 now

Here's how you can get iOS 11 now

Here’s how you can download iOS 11 to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch today Here’s how you can get access to the release golden master build of iOS 11 today without having to wait until September 19 like everyone else. Must read: Buying a new iPhone just got more expensive Don’t worry — you […]

iPhone battery life bad after installing iOS 11? Here's what you can do

iPhone battery life bad after installing iOS 11? Here's what you can do

Video: iOS 11 Beta testing: The checklist Smartphones, and in particular the iPhone, seem to attract more battery life complaints than any other device out there. Maybe it’s because we use the thing so much and don’t realize it, or maybe it’s that we rely on it so heavily for so many aspects of our […]

Apple covers more enterprise bases, teams up with Accenture

Apple covers more enterprise bases, teams up with Accenture

Apple is stepping up its efforts to entrench iOS in the enterprise via a partnership with Accenture, a large systems integrator and consultant focused on digital transformation projects. When coupled with its iOS partnership with IBM and SAP, Apple is clearly covering its enterprise bases with the companies deploying technologies in the field. Under the […]

iOS 11 public beta 5 — should you run it?

iOS 11 public beta 5 — should you run it?

Every time Apple releases a new public beta of iOS 11 I get inundated by people wanting to know if it’s safe for them to try it on their iPhones and iPads. Well, there’s only one way to find out — and that’s to install it on my equipment. Read more: Your next iPhone could […]

In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground

In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground

Apple, seen as a bastion of privacy and security, has boxed itself into a corner. Last year, the company pushed back on a court order that demanded it build custom software that would crack the encryption on a terrorist’s iPhone. Apple refused, arguing the precedent could be used again on other devices, potentially putting all […]

Apple bans VPN-based adblockers from App Store

Apple bans VPN-based adblockers from App Store

The developer behind the popular adblock apps Adblock and Weblock is now finding that Apple is rejecting app updates because they violate the App Store Developer Guidelines. See also: How to make sure your charger or power bank doesn’t blow up your expensive smartphone According to 9to5Mac, the violation relates to section 4.2.1: Apps should […]

Google wants you to stop using its SMS two-factor sign-in

Google wants you to stop using its SMS two-factor sign-in

Anyone who uses SMS for two-step verification will soon see an invitation to try Google prompts when they sign in. Image: Google Starting next week, Google will make a significant step towards moving users off two-step verification sign-in delivered by SMS. Google has continued to support SMS for two-factor authentication despite the National Institute of […]

iOS 11 is the iPhone's mid-life crisis

iOS 11 is the iPhone's mid-life crisis

Pretty much a year ago today I wrote a piece about the then iOS 10 public beta where I called it a mess. Then, a week away from release I published another assessment where I once again called it mess, but at least now it was a snappy, stable mess. Must read : How much […]

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