iOS 14’s App Library: The FAQ

JOSH CENTERS 9 September 202037 comments   Something I enjoy about writing an iOS book every year is comparing what I think the main concerns about the new version will be against what readers actually become concerned about. I usually guess pretty well, but I...

Feeling Paranoid? Micro Snitch Tells You If Your Mac Is Spying on You

JOSH CENTERS 22 July 20207 comments   Our reporting on Apple’s warning against closing a MacBook with a webcam cover installed (see “Don’t Close Your MacBook with a Webcam Cover Attached,” 14 July 2020) sparked an interesting TidBITS Talk discussion about Mac webcam...

Don’t Close Your MacBook with a Webcam Cover Attached

JOSH CENTERS 14 July 202015 comments   Apple has published a support article that warns against closing the lid of a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro if you have a webcam cover installed because it could cause expensive damage to your computer. That should be...

Apple Releases Dedicated Security Research Device

RICH MOGULL 23 July 20205 comments   Apple has announced that it is releasing a special version of the iPhone to approved security researchers as part of a new Apple Security Research Device Program (SRD). The SRD, which was originally announced during last year’s...

Apple Opens Public Betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14

JOSH CENTERS 9 July 20205 comments The big day is here, and public betas are now available for some of Apple’s next round of operating systems: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 (the public betas for macOS 11 Big Sur and watchOS 7 are listed as coming soon; you can...

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