Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'ios'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Site Related
    • News & Updates
    • Site / Forum Feedback
    • Member Introduction
  • News
    • General News
    • FileSharing News
    • Mobile News
    • Software News
    • Security & Privacy News
    • Technology News
  • Downloads
    • nsane.down
  • General Discussions & Support
    • Filesharing Chat
    • Security & Privacy Center
    • Software Chat
    • Mobile Mania
    • Technology Talk
    • Entertainment Exchange
    • Guides & Tutorials
  • Off-Topic Chat
    • The Chat Bar
    • Jokes & Funny Stuff
    • Polling Station

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Found 252 results

  1. Microsoft’s iPhone Email Client Will Soon Get Shared Mailbox Support Microsoft Outlook improves at a really fast pace, and more recently, the software giant started testing a new feature that would really come in handy for large organizations. Shared Mailboxes, a feature that’s already available in the desktop version of Outlook, will land in the iOS version of Outlook, and Microsoft says this feature is now in TestFlight for those who want to give it a try. Android devices will get the same feature very soon, Microsoft says, albeit specifics aren’t yet available. As for what’s a shared mailbox, the feature allows groups to use the same email alias when sending emails. Microsoft provides a thorough description of shared mailbox: “A shared mailbox makes it easy for a group of people to monitor and send email from a public email alias like [email protected] When a person in the group replies to a message sent to the shared mailbox, the email appears to be from the shared address, not from the individual user. You can also use the shared mailbox as a shared team calendar. A shared mailbox is not designed for direct log on though. The user account for the shared mailbox itself should stay in disabled state.”More improvements on the wayFurthermore, Microsoft’s Head of the Outlook for iOS team, Michael Palermiti, says additional features are also coming, including delete support. Regarding multiple Intune-managed Outlook 365 accounts, Tali Roth, also part of the Outlook team at Microsoft, says this is something that’s not supported just yet. “I'm guessing the question is around multiple Intune-managed O365 accounts, which we don't support. We've heard the feedback from a number of users and would love to address this but it's fairly complex across Intune / AAD / Outlook. Please keep the pressure on though!” she posted. You can try out the new shared mailbox support on an iPhone by entering the TestFlight beta program on iOS. Source
  2. Changes across Apple's products mostly fall into two categories: TV, or bug fixes. Enlarge / Apple announced some of these features at its services-and-TV-focused event on March 25. Ron Amadeo Today, Apple began rolling out new versions of its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems for iPhones and iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs, respectively. The updates are largely focused on the video services that Apple announced at its March 25 event—namely, a revamped Apple TV app, Apple TV Channels, and an expansion of AirPlay 2 to devices produced by Apple's partners. A handful of bug fixes, performance optimizations, and other small tweaks are also included in the updates. And no doubt deliberately timed with these updates, AirPlay 2 and Apple TV app support has finally rolled out to supporting Samsung TVs as planned. Apple says they'll roll out to supporting LG, VIZIO, and Sony smart TVs "later this year." There's still no sign of the Apple TV+ subscription service and its included original programming unveiled at the aforementioned event, but that wasn't expected just yet. Apple will likely launch that this fall. The new Apple TV app and Channels The centerpiece of two of these updates (iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3) is the revised Apple TV app. Now available in 100 countries, it has a revised interface, the new Channels feature, a kids' tab, and quite a bit more—all of which was previously described at Apple's March 25 event and detailed in a blog post published by the company earlier today. The headlining "Channels" feature is a new, easier way to subscribe to content from networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz through the Apple TV app and Apple's own billing system. You could do this before in some cases, but Channels is an entirely new platform that's a bit different on the back end—the content actually plays in the TV app through Apple's own system, rather than requiring you to download and open a third-party application. This is a little more convenient, but it also allows Apple to enforce strict standards about tracking user viewing data—and it, of course, plays into Apple's push to further monetize and control services used on its devices. The other big change is access to the iTunes library directly from the TV app; previously, you'd have to actually buy your TV episodes and movies in the iTunes app but watch them in the TV app, which could be confusing. Now you can buy directly within the app. Users can share subscriptions with others in their households via Family Sharing (up to six people), and Apple also added new personalized recommendation features in the app. iOS 12.3 Now let's get into the updates themselves. iOS 12.3 is arguably the most extensive of the four. It adds the new TV app and Channels feature just described, plus AirPlay 2 support for targeting those Samsung smart TVs that now support it (and the TVs from other brands that will support it later). See the description above or the notes below for all the details on the TV features. In terms of smaller features, Apple's notes for this update say that you can now follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view, and Apple Music will offer more frequent personalized recommendations. Apple also talked up the editorial curation of the kids' section in the Apple TV app, so once again we're seeing evidence of Apple's big spree of hiring an army of editorial people to carefully monitor, filter, and select all the content that appears across News, TV, Books, Music, and the App Store. Enlarge / You can update to iOS 12.3 from the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Samuel Axon Apple is investing a lot more in that approach and placing a much greater emphasis on it than any of its competitors. As we've seen at recent events, Apple sees itself not just as a tech company, but as a guidepost for culture. Bug fixes include a fix for non-responsive Apple TV remotes, a solution for some Wi-Fi call drops, and a fix for an issue "where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car's display." These are Apple's release notes: iOS 12.3 includes support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and features a redesigned Apple TV app. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2 now supports sharing videos, photos, music and more from your iPhone and iPad directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV One-tap playback automatically plays your chosen TV show or movie on the last screen you used based on time and location Intelligent suggestions are all done on-device so your personal information stays private Apple TV app The Apple TV app features an all-new design that highlights expertly curated collections and personalized recommendations Apple TV channels offer subscriptions to HBO, Showtime, Starz, and more, available to watch directly in the Apple TV app, online or off Subscriptions to Apple TV channels can be shared with up to six family members, with no new apps, accounts, or passwords needed New-release movies are available to buy or rent in the Apple TV app, including the full catalog of over 100,000 movies and the largest selection of 4K HDR titles A new dedicated kids section helps you discover editorially handpicked shows and movies safe for kids of all ages The Apple TV app can now intelligently suggest playing to the most likely Apple TVs or AirPlay 2-enabled TVs nearby The update also includes bug fixes and improvements. This update: Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view Apple Music's For You tab now updates multiple times a day suggesting music based on themes like genres, artists, and moods you love Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video, or changing volume on supported receivers Addresses an issue that could cause calls made using Wi-Fi calling to drop Fixes an issue where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car's display tvOS 12.3 tvOS 123 also rolled out today, alongside an Apple TV Software update labeled 7.3 for older Apple TV units. The result is a new TV app experience for the third- and fourth-generation Apple TVs as well as the Apple TV 4K. And these are Apple's brief release notes on Apple TV Software Update 7.3: This update includes general performance and stability improvements and this feature: Apple TV app: Now available on Apple TV (3rd generation), the Apple TV app gives you one place to watch all of your favorite shows and movies across all of your devices. Subscribe to just the Apple TV channels you want. Browse thousands of titles from the iTunes Store that you can buy or rent. And get recommendations for shows and movies based on everything you watch. macOS 10.14.5 macOS Mojave 10.14.5 adds AirPlay 2 support and otherwise largely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple says the update reduces audio latency on 2018 MacBook Pros and fixes an issue with OmniOutliner and OmniPlan. Point releases like this generally don't offer much in the way of new features. The notes from Apple for macOS 10.14.5 are as follows: Adds AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music, and more from your Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV. Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view. Improves audio latency on MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018. Fixes an issue that prevented certain very large OmniOutliner and OmniPlan documents from rendering properly. Disables accessories with insecure Bluetooth connections. Enterprise content: Fixes an issue that prevented resetting the user account password from the login window after using a personal recovery key (PRK) to unlock the FileVault volume. Fixes an issue that prevented the InstalledApplicationList MDM command from recognizing that updates are available for apps installed via VPP. Hang tight if you're still waiting for some big feature, though; Apple will likely outline big new features for the next major macOS release at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June. Enlarge / Remember that macOS software updates are now in the System Preferences panel, not the App Store, in Mojave. Samuel Axon watchOS 5.2.1 watchOS 5.2.1 is the first update since the one that added support for Apple's second-generation AirPods. The headlining bug fix "fixes an issue where the numbers on the Explorer face would not appear for some users." Additionally, it brings the ECG app and irregular-heart-rhythm notifications to users in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, and Slovakia. It's not mentioned in the update notes, but the update also adds a new 2019 version of the LGBTQIA+ Pride watch face. Users can select either the 2018 or 2019 face, whichever they prefer. Here are Apple's release notes for watchOS 5.2.1: ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 now available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, and Slovakia Irregular-heart-rhythm notifications now available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, and Slovakia Fixes an issue where the numbers on the Explorer face would not appear for some users All of these software updates are rolling out to devices starting today. If you don't see them yet, wait a bit and look again—they should become available to all users soon. Source: Apple releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3 (Ars Technica) Poster's note: To view the original article's image gallery, please visit the above link.
  3. LastPass launched a new feature in the mobile versions of the password manager LastPass today that allows customers to recover their account under certain circumstances. Password managers help users when it comes to password use on the Internet. They provide users with tools to create and use unique passwords everywhere. The database is usually protected by a master password that the user needs to enter to decrypt the password database and access stored passwords and other information. Password managers may support other authentication options. KeePass, a popular free password manager supports key files or Windows user accounts. Users who forget the master password are in a precarious situation as it is the only option to unlock the database unless recovery options are available. LastPass Mobile Account Recovery LastPass launched a new feature called LastPass Mobile Account Recovery today that introduces an option to recovery a LastPass account in case the master password is not accepted anymore by the service. The feature is only available in the mobile LastPass applications for Android and iOS. Mobile account recovery requires a mobile device with fingerprint or Face ID authentication support. Basically, what it does is unlock an option to recover a LastPass account using the authentication method. While LastPass makes no mention how the feature works, it appears that it links biometric authentication to the LastPass account so that users of the service may reset the master password using it. It should be clear that LastPass users need to configure the feature before it becomes available. The company notes that the account recovery feature is device-specific. If you want it to be available on all devices, you need to enable it on all of them. If you are using LastPass on an Android device, you need to configure fingerprint authentication first; if you use it on an iOS device, you need to set up Face ID instead. Setup is identical afterwards: sign in to the LastPass application on the mobile device. LastPass should display a notification about the new account recovery option; if it does not, go to Menu > Settings > Security and enable the unlock feature (called Use Fingerprint to Unlock on Android, and Use Face ID on iOS), and toggle the account recovery feature afterward. Here is a video by LastPass that demonstrates the feature. If you need to reset your LastPass master password, select "forgot password" when you get to the login screen. From there, select "Recovery with Fingerprint" or "Recovery with Face ID" and authenticate using the biometric authentication option. LastPass will prompt you for a new master password that you may enter directly. You may also add a password hint. The selection of "set master password" completes the process. Closing Words LastPass recommends that customers enable the new account recovery option on their mobile devices even if they only use the desktop version of the password manager. The new option is certainly helpful in restoring an account if the master password cannot be remembered; users should take note, however, that it could also open up a new option for third-parties to gain unauthorized access to the account through coercion. Cautious users might want to stick to using the password hint option as the only resort when it comes to account recovery. Source: LastPass introduces Account Recovery on Mobile (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann)
  4. Microsoft Fully Embraces Siri Shortcuts on iOS with OneDrive Update Microsoft has released a new update for the iOS version of its OneDrive client, and this time the changelog includes several welcome improvements. First and foremost, it’s worth knowing that this update brings OneDrive to version 10.60 on both iPhone and iPad, and it includes support for Siri Shortcuts. In other words, you can now ask Siri to perform a series of tasks in OneDrive, which obviously comes in handy when you want to access the app without even touching the iPhone. For example, the digital assistant can scan a whiteboard, a business card, or a document, and everything takes place instantly. All you have to do is enable OneDrive shortcuts by heading over to Settings > Siri & Search on your iPhone.iMessage fixes also includedAdditionally, Microsoft is also implementing a change for business users, as it’s renaming the Sites view to Libraries. All features are there, so the only thing that’s changing is the name. For iMessage users, there are new fixes for icons, which Microsoft says looked awkward within the app. “We’ve fixed an issue in the iMessage app where our icons were showing up pixelated. Thanks to the keen eye of our TestFlight user Nikolaj, we’ve fixed this issue and our iMessage icons are now clear as day. A non-Seattle day, that is,” the company explains. And last but not least, the OneDrive update also includes refinements for the VoiceOver experience in the Shared page, “and it will now behave a little more human, and a little more accessibly.” Other changes might also be included under the hood, so the app overall should also run smoother. You can download the new OneDrive version from the App Storehere. It requires at least iOS 11.3, and it is compatible with iPhone, Pad, and iPod touch. Source
  5. Apple also updated macOS today to support its news and magazine service. Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing Apple News+. Apple quietly pushed out a lengthy iOS software update today. While the day was largely dominated by Apple's "It's Show Time" event in which the iPhone maker announced news, gaming, and TV subscription services, it just released updates that will help users get settled with some of the new announcements. Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ won't be available until the fall, so iOS 12.2's biggest updates revolve around Apple News+. The company's new, $10-per-month news and magazine subscription service requires an update to the existing News app, which brings the UI for top articles and magazine issues chosen by Apple editors. The updated News app will also allow subscribers to read content offline and receive personalized recommendations based on topics that are most interesting to them. iOS 12.2 also adds support for Apple's newest AirPods, which carry the new H1 chip that lets wearers call upon Siri without touching the AirPods first. The update also lets users summon Siri from iPhones or iPads to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on their Apple TVs, essentially extending Siri's role on mobile devices as a virtual remote for the Apple TV. While iOS 12.2 is full of small improvements, it likely won't make your iPhone or iPad look completely different. Today, we're also expecting updates to macOS with the release of macOS 10.14.4, but at the time of publishing this article, 10.14.4 is not available yet. We believe that update will bring Safari Autofilling using TouchID as well as dark-mode activation in Safari for sites that support a dark-mode setting. Apple's full release notes for iOS 12.2 are as follows: iOS 12.2 provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes four new Animoji. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. Apple News+ Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines Siri Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, "Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV" Animoji Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch AirPlay Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls AirPlay multitasking for video allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay AirPlay destinations are now grouped by content type, making it faster for you to find what device you want to play to Apple Pay Apple Pay Cash customers can now transfer money to their bank accounts instantly using their Visa debit cards Wallet app now conveniently displays Apple Pay credit and debit transactions right below the card Screen Time Downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week A new toggle enables easily turning app limits on or off temporarily Safari Website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill Warnings now appear when loading unencrypted webpages Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default Smart Search Field queries can now be modified by tapping the arrow icon next to search suggestions Apple Music The Browse tab shows more editorial highlights on a single page, making it easier to discover new music, playlists, and more AirPods Support for new AirPods (2nd generation) This update also includes other improvements and bug fixes. This update: Supports Air Quality Index in Maps for US, UK, and India Includes information in Settings on how much time remains on your device's warranty period Supports real-time text (RTT) for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on iPad and iPod Touch Displays a "5G E" icon for iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch indicating that users are in an area where AT&T's 5G Evolution network is available Improves quality of audio recordings in Messages Improves stability and performance of Apple TV Remote on iOS Fixes an issue that prevented some missed calls from appearing in Notification Center Addresses an issue where a badge notification could appear on Settings even though no action is needed Addresses an issue in Settings > General > iPhone Storage where the storage size of some large apps, the System category, and the Other category in the storage bar graph could be incorrect Fixes an issue that could cause Voice Memos to automatically play back recordings after connecting to a car Bluetooth device Resolves an issue that could cause Voice Memos to temporarily prevent renaming a recording Update, 6:53PM ET: MacOS 10.14.4 is now available as a software update. The update brings Dark Mode to Safari websites that support a dark-mode setting, as well as numerous changes to support the new Apple News+ service. Full release notes can be found on Apple's support site. Source: Apple releases iOS 12.2 with support for News+ service, new AirPods [Updated] (Ars Technica)
  6. Microsoft Teams app updates on iOS with new meeting options and fixes The official Microsoft Teams app updated to Version 1.0.70 on Apple’s iOS devices this morning. This new update adds new media preferences for meetings, the ability to add a note to an RSVP, and a new Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) calling option that lets users use the dial pad in addition to the expected anonymous fixes. Here’s the full release notes: Choose your audio, video, or phone* preferences before joining a meeting Use the dial pad for easier PSTN calling* Add a note to an RSVP Remove cancelled meetings from calendar Access channel tabs Bug fixes and performance improvements *Requires Phone System license Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 collaboration app that lets team members communicate with each other via text chat and audio and video calls, share files, and edit documents. Do you use Microsoft Teams? Let us know why or why not in the comments below and then follow us on Pinterest for more Microsoft app content. Source
  7. What you'll learn Create your own mobile applications on iPhone and iPad Design your applications from scratch and publish them in the app store Create your own social media application like Facebook or Instagram! Be sufficient in programming and development to get a high paying job as a Jr. professional developer Link https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-ios-10-developer-course-beginner-to-advanced/?couponCode=IOSFREE
  8. Google is pushing a big redesign to the mobile Gmail app on Android and iOS. The update was announced yesterday, and after spending some time with the new app, we're going to comb through the finer details and see what has changed between New Gmail and Old Gmail. For now the release is only out on Android, but like the old Gmail design, it should look identical on iOS. If you're on Android, you want Gmail version 9.x (the old design is Gmail 8). If the Play Store isn't serving you the update and you're into sideloading, APKMirror has a safe download. The iOS version is still wending its way through the App Store approval process and should be out sometime this week. The new design is a good match for the new desktop Gmail design that came out in April, along with all the other apps using the "Google Material Theme" design language. Everything is really white—an homage to the Google homepage—and everything uses rounded corners. The horizontal line dividers are gone, leaving nothing but white space to separate your messages. Control iconography is changed to Google's new outline style, and while message text remains in the Roboto font, everything else now uses Product Sans (the same typeface as the Google logo). When you first enter the inbox, it's hard to miss the death of the big red header at the top. Instead of a red action bar, the new Gmail design uses a white search bar across the top of the app. Search is certainly promoted more with this new design, but getting to it isn't any faster. When it was a magnifying glass icon on the old Gmail design, it was a tap away; with the huge search bar, it's still a tap away. The search bar does look better than the mostly blank action bar that was used before. The side navigation panel is still a tap away via the left "hamburger" button inside the search bar, or you can still swipe in from the side to open it. The one new feature in the header, then, is the new account switcher, which exists on the right side of the search bar as your profile picture. Tapping on it pops up a window with all of your other accounts. Assuming you have unique profile pictures across your accounts, the profile picture display makes it easy to tell which account you're using from the Inbox view—something that wasn't possible on the old version of Gmail. Like most other Google apps, there's no permanent "Gmail" logo on the main screen anywhere. Sometimes, though, the search bar help text will go away and a fun "Gmail" logo animation will play inside the search bar. This seems to only happen when you open the inbox, and even then it only happens once every few minutes. It's a fun little touch when you catch it happening. The floating round compose button returns to the bottom-right corner of the screen, but instead of a pen icon on a red background, it's now a multi-coloured plus icon on a white background. The pen screamed "Compose a new email," but the new plus icon seems like a less-obvious indicator. Desktop Gmail sticks a loud, obvious "Compose" text label next to the plus icon by default, which helps a lot. Like the new desktop Gmail, by default the new mobile Gmail is very upfront about attachments to your messages. Instead of the usual paper clip icon, direct links to the first few attachments will appear in the inbox, right under the message preview text. Inbox densities: Gmail's one new feature Google has a few introductory pop-ups for users opening the new Gmail for the first time. After the welcome message, you'll be presented with a setting for Gmail's single new feature: Inbox densities. Just like on the desktop version of Gmail, you can now switch between "Default," "Comfortable," and "Compact" display modes for your inbox messages. The "Default" view is the biggest and shows contact icons, a line of preview text, and a row for the new attachment buttons. "Comfortable" kills the attachment row, and "Compact" additionally removes the preview text line and contact pictures. This can make a big difference in terms of number of messages on-screen. On a OnePlus 6, you'll get about 13 messages on-screen in "Compact" mode, while "Default" mode will show six complete messages per screen if every message has attachments. The rest of the UI is pretty much what you would expect. Gmail is getting a new coat of white paint, but mostly everything is where you would expect it to be. It's kind of disappointing to still see all the controls in the same spots. Along with this new Material Design rollout, Google has experimented with templates that put all the controls at the bottom of the phone. As devices continually get bigger and taller, bottom controls seem like a really good idea. For now it's the same old Gmail, just white. And speaking of the proliferation of lightness, this new Gmail doesn't have a dark mode. Lots of other Google apps are getting a dark mode, and it's expected to be a focus of Android Q. Hopefully Gmail gets a dark mode soon. Posters note: The above images are the first in slideshows. Please visit the link below to see the other slideshow images. Source: Hands-on with the new Gmail for Android (and iOS) (Ars Technica)
  9. Telegram for Desktop is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers. Download Telegram Offline Installer Setup for PC! With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 1000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. You can download Telegram for PC offline installer from our site by clicking on free download button. What can you do with Telegram? Connect from most remote locations. Coordinate groups of up to 1000 members. Synchronize your chats across all your devices. Send documents of any type. Encrypt personal and business secrets. Destruct your messages with a timer. Store your media in the cloud. Build your own tools on our API. Enjoy feedback from your customers. Changelog v 1.3.14: Fix a crash in calls. v 1.3.13: Export data from individual chats using the '...' menu. Added a new night theme. You can now assign custom themes as night and day themes to quickly switch between them. Support for Telegram Passport 1.1 and improved password hashing algorithm to better protect Telegram Passport data. v 1.3.12: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.11: Added a new night theme. You can now assign custom themes as night and day themes to quickly switch between them. v 1.3.10: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.9 Mark chats in the chat list as Read or Unread. Improved censorship circumvention. v 1.3.8: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.7: Push fixes to stable version. v 1.3.6: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.5: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.4: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.3: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.2: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.1: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.0: Improved censorship circumvention. Improved stability when working through proxy servers. Save several proxy servers to quickly switch between them in Settings. Use proxy for calls. Emoji and text replacement now happens immediately after typing (instead of after sending) and can be rolled back using Backspace or CTRL/CMD + Z. Replacement no longer happens when pasting text. Added formatting shortcuts. Select text and use: CTRL/CMD + B/I for bold and italic CTRL/CMD + K to create or edit a custom link CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + M for monospace font CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + N to clear formatting Homepage Changelog - only major versions Github page - Source code & all builds changelog FAQ ███ Desktop Windows or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tsetup.1.3.14.exe Portable or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tportable.1.3.14.zip Mac or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tmac/tsetup.1.3.14.dmg App Store or Direct Link App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/telegram-desktop/id946399090 Linux x64 or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux/tsetup.1.3.14.tar.xz Linux x86 or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux32/tsetup32.1.3.14.tar.xz v1.3.13: Win Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tsetup.1.3.13.exe Portable Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tportable.1.3.13.zip Mac Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tmac/tsetup.1.3.13.dmg Linux x64 Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux/tsetup.1.3.13.tar.xz Linux x86 Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux32/tsetup32.1.3.13.tar.xz ███ Phone Android or Direct Link Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.telegram.messenger iphone / ipad or Direct Link App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/telegram-messenger/id686449807 Windows Phone
  10. Hope that free lunch was delicious WHEN JANET JACKSON and Luther Vandross sang that "the best things in life are free", they probably didn't have VPN apps in mind, given the year was 1992 and the song was recorded for a 5.5-rated crime comedy caper. Just as well, because if you currently do get your VPN fix free of charge, it's worth considering what the payoff might involve. As the old adage says: if you're not paying for the product, you are the product. According to a new investigation from Metric Labs - the company behind Top10VPN - the majority of the top-ranking free VPN apps on Google Play and the Apple App Store are either based in China, or have some kind of Chinese ownership. If that doesn't immediately raise a flag as red as China's, this is why it should: the Chinese government has been clamping down on VPN software in recent years, and any private data funnelled through them may well not remain private for long. In all, 17 out of the 30 apps analysed had links to China, and 86 per cent had huge privacy issues to boot. Some simply provided no information about whether data was logged or shared with third parties, while others used generic privacy policies with no relevance to VPNs. Others had no policy at all, but several explicitly revealed sharing information with China. If these weren't alarming enough, the professionalism of the outfits should also be called into question. 64 per cent didn't have a dedicated website, with several having no online presence at all. 55 cent of those that bothered with a privacy policy stuck them on a WordPress site with ads, or whacked them straight into a file on PasteBin. And 52 per cent of support email addresses used free, personal domains like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail. Oh, and 83 per cent ignored emails sent to them. While none of these things are proof of dubious practices, it should at least give you pause for thought. If you care enough about privacy to download a VPN, maybe pay the people you're relying on protecting it in future? Source
  11. Today’s Telegram update brings you an easy way to save conversations on your disk. In just a few taps, you can export some (or all) of your chats, including photos and other media they contain. As a result you’ll get all your data accessible offline in JSON-format or in beautifully formatted HTML. Data Export Results To use this feature, make sure you have the latest version of Telegram Desktop installed on your computer, then click Settings > Export Telegram data. This tool will be particularly useful for users who have millions of messages and can’t easily access the oldest parts of their messaging history. You can export individual chats by opening the … menu in any chat and choosing Export chat history. Exceptions in Notifications Telegram was the first app to give its users notorious flexibility in fine-tuning how their message notifications work. Today we are taking this further by adding Exceptions to the notifications settings, where you can see which chats are excluded from the global settings you defined in Settings > Notifications. Notifications Exceptions Muting all chats but a few (or vice versa) has never been easier. Improved Telegram Passport We’ve been overwhelmed by the reception of Telegram Passport – the tool to log into third-party apps that require real-life identity. Just two weeks after its launch, Passport can be used to sign up for many services, from established sharing economy services to blockchain startups. To name just a few projects that integrated Telegram Passport: Sum & Substance (KYC & user verification), CEX.IO and Xena (cryptocurrency exchanges), CryptoPay (wallet), YouDrive (carsharing), Profi and Worki (job marketplaces), Minter Network and Minexcoin (blockchain startups), KICKICO, Cryptonomos and ICOadmin (ICO platforms). Building on this success, today we’re upgrading Passport to support names in original languages and additional types of documents. We’ve also strengthened the algorithms that encrypt Passport data to better protect your data against hacking attacks coming from Telegram (however unlikely those may seem). This way we further ensure that only you have access to your private data. Source Code and APIs As always, you do not have to take our word on how our encryption works. The updated source code of Telegram apps reflecting all of today’s changes is available on GitHub and open for everybody to review. If you are a developer of a service that requires identity verification, make sure you check out these docs explaining how Telegram Passport can be integrated into your app. Source
  12. Telegram for Desktop is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers. Download Telegram Offline Installer Setup for PC! With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 1000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. You can download Telegram for PC offline installer from our site by clicking on free download button. What can you do with Telegram? Connect from most remote locations. Coordinate groups of up to 1000 members. Synchronize your chats across all your devices. Send documents of any type. Encrypt personal and business secrets. Destruct your messages with a timer. Store your media in the cloud. Build your own tools on our API. Enjoy feedback from your customers. Changelog v 1.3.10: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.9 Mark chats in the chat list as Read or Unread. Improved censorship circumvention. v 1.3.8: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.7: Push fixes to stable version. v 1.3.6: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.5: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.4: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.3: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.2: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.1: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.0: Improved censorship circumvention. Improved stability when working through proxy servers. Save several proxy servers to quickly switch between them in Settings. Use proxy for calls. Emoji and text replacement now happens immediately after typing (instead of after sending) and can be rolled back using Backspace or CTRL/CMD + Z. Replacement no longer happens when pasting text. Added formatting shortcuts. Select text and use: CTRL/CMD + B/I for bold and italic CTRL/CMD + K to create or edit a custom link CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + M for monospace font CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + N to clear formatting Homepage Changelog - only major versions Github page - Source code & all builds changelog FAQ ███ Desktop Windows or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tsetup.1.3.10.exe Portable or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tsetup/tportable.1.3.10.zip Mac or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tmac/tsetup.1.3.10.dmg App Store or Direct Link App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/telegram-desktop/id946399090 Linux x64 or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux/tsetup.1.3.10.tar.xz Linux x86 or Direct Link: https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux32/tsetup32.1.3.10.tar.xz ███ Phone Android or Direct Link Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.telegram.messenger iphone / ipad or Direct Link App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/telegram-messenger/id686449807 Windows Phone
  13. Telegram for Desktop is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers. Download Telegram Offline Installer Setup for PC! With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 1000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. You can download Telegram for PC offline installer from our site by clicking on free download button. What can you do with Telegram? Connect from most remote locations. Coordinate groups of up to 1000 members. Synchronize your chats across all your devices. Send documents of any type. Encrypt personal and business secrets. Destruct your messages with a timer. Store your media in the cloud. Build your own tools on our API. Enjoy feedback from your customers. Changelog v 1.3.8: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.7: Push fixes to stable version. v 1.3.6: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.5: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.4: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.3: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.2: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.1: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.0: Improved censorship circumvention. Improved stability when working through proxy servers. Save several proxy servers to quickly switch between them in Settings. Use proxy for calls. Emoji and text replacement now happens immediately after typing (instead of after sending) and can be rolled back using Backspace or CTRL/CMD + Z. Replacement no longer happens when pasting text. Added formatting shortcuts. Select text and use: CTRL/CMD + B/I for bold and italic CTRL/CMD + K to create or edit a custom link CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + M for monospace font CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + N to clear formatting Homepage Changelog - only major versions Github page - Source code & all builds changelog FAQ ███ Desktop Windows Portable Mac App Store Linux x64 Linux x86 ███ Phone Android iphone / ipad Windows Phone
  14. Telegram for Desktop is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers. Download Telegram Offline Installer Setup for PC! With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 1000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences. You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. You can download Telegram for PC offline installer from our site by clicking on free download button. What can you do with Telegram? Connect from most remote locations. Coordinate groups of up to 1000 members. Synchronize your chats across all your devices. Send documents of any type. Encrypt personal and business secrets. Destruct your messages with a timer. Store your media in the cloud. Build your own tools on our API. Enjoy feedback from your customers. Changelog v 1.3.7: Push fixes to stable version. v 1.3.6: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.5: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.4: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.3: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.2: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.1: Bug fixes and other minor improvements. v 1.3.0: Improved censorship circumvention. Improved stability when working through proxy servers. Save several proxy servers to quickly switch between them in Settings. Use proxy for calls. Emoji and text replacement now happens immediately after typing (instead of after sending) and can be rolled back using Backspace or CTRL/CMD + Z. Replacement no longer happens when pasting text. Added formatting shortcuts. Select text and use: CTRL/CMD + B/I for bold and italic CTRL/CMD + K to create or edit a custom link CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + M for monospace font CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + N to clear formatting Homepage Changelog - only major versions Github page - Source code & all builds changelog FAQ ███ Desktop Windows Portable Mac App Store Linux x64 Linux x86 ███ Phone Android iphone / ipad Windows Phone
  15. Opera has released a new web browser for Android, the Opera Touch. The browser is designed around one-handed use and also improving the sharing of content between mobile and desktop browser. The new mobile browser launches directly with the search field activated and the keyboard open every time, so you can start typing immediately. A Fast Action Button or FAB is placed near the bottom of the screen. This button opens a carousel of options when you press and hold it, and commonly done tasks such as switching tabs, reloading the page or going back can all be done from here without having to reach for the top of the phone's screen. Opera Touch also includes other features, such as ad-blocker, cryptojacking protection, QR and barcode scanner and a dynamic speed dial feature that changes with your browsing patterns. Another feature is Flow. With this, users can send links from Opera Touch on their mobile and the desktop Opera browser. The connection is established between the two browsers by scanning a QR code and there is no need to setup any account for sync. After that, by accessing a button in the FAB menu, users can send links to the desktop browser and vice versa instantly. The connection between the two end-to-end encrypted. To work with Opera Touch, Opera has also released an updated version of its desktop browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. Gsmarena.com
  16. The app, available for iOS and Android, allows an attacker to inject keystrokes. Three critical security flaws in the Intel Remote Keyboard application can allow an attacker to inject keystrokes and execute code on a connected machine. Intel has opted to discontinue the app instead of updating it, and users are directed to uninstall it right away. Alternative apps are available for both iOS and Android, and affected machines can still be connected to with wireless keyboards and mice. A critical flaw in the Intel Remote Keyboard app for iOS and Android has led to the decision by Intel to discontinue the app, and the company advises all users to uninstall it as soon as possible. Used in conjunction with Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini PCs and flashdrive-sized Intel Compute Stick, the Intel Remote Keyboard allowed users to control the small-form machines from a smartphone. The security advisory from Intel cites three separate CVEs affecting the app, and instead of issuing fixes for the bugs Intel has pulled it completely. An Intel spokesperson told Threatpost that the app was scheduled for discontinuation and its happening now was unrelated to the flaws. NUC and Compute Stick users who rely on the Intel Remote Keyboard are out of luck for now—there is no word from Intel on the release of a new version, and as of this writing the app has been pulled from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Remote Keyboard app allows users to connect to the NUC or Compute Stick using the Wi-Fi Direct protocol, which allows peer-to-peer connections between compatible devices. Wi-Fi Direct has had security issues in the past, though there's nothing to indicate Intel's flaw is due to the protocol instead of the Remote Keyboard app. An escalation of privilege attack both remote and local The three flaws mentioned by Intel paint a bleak picture of the Remote Keyboard's security. CVE-2018-3641 allows a network attacker to inject keystrokes as a local user, CVE-2018-3645 allows a local attacker to inject keystrokes into another remote keyboard session, and CVE-2018-3638 allows an authorized local attacker to execute arbitrary code as a privileged user. The vulnerabilities were rated (out of 10) a 9.0, 8.0, and 7.2, respectively, on the CVE risk scale. The three flaws affect all versions of the Intel Remote Keyboard, which may explain why Intel has decided to discontinue it instead of issuing a fix—the bug may be deep enough in the app's code that trying to fix it would necessitate a redesign. With the Intel Remote Keyboard app officially dead, NUC and Compute Stick users will have to make do with a wireless keyboard and mouse or another remote keyboard application, of which there are several for both iOS and Android available in their respective app stores. Source
  17. Windscribe VPN 1.81 Build 42 / 41 Stable Internet As It Should Be Windscribe is a desktop application and browser extension that work together to block ads and trackers, restore access to blocked content and help you safeguard your privacy online. Learn More. https://assets.windscribe.com/video/windscribe_explainer_480p.mp4 What's New: https://blog.windscribe.com/windscribe-1-81-beta-changelog-b9c557906d60 We’ve been working on this version for quite a while, existing installations should prompt you to update the app over the next 48 hrs. Here is what’s new. Changelog: New features IKEv2 protocol support (manual and automatic mode) Emergency Connect / Secure Login Fixed bugs Wifi-sharing not working after wakeup Forcibly close all TCP sockets after tunnel up Don’t forcibly disconnect if currently connected node is missing from the server list Language detection defaults to English instead of Arabic Reinstall/enable WAN miniport adapters if missing/disabled Adjusted DPI to work with multiple scale factors Other Changes Added “Disconnecting” state Eliminated redundant API calls Reduced the server ping frequency Updated OpenVPN binaries to latest version Don't auto-enable the firewall (in Automatic mode) on computer start up if auto-connect is false Simplified installer flow + additional “custom install” options Async DNS resolver Adjusted node selection algorithm to favor lower latency nodes Forcibly expand certain locations when the country name is clicked Detect if LAN range is RFC-1918 complaint To-do list for next version: CLI interface Favorite locations Dedicated IP support IKEv2 connectivity test SOCKS5 server UDP associate support Fix startup error on multi-user computers Mystery feature 1 Mystery feature 2 Downloads: Windscribe for Your Computer: Windscribe for Your Browser: Windscribe for Your Phone: Windscribe for Your TV: Windscribe for Your Router: Config Generators:
  18. In November 2016, around seven hours after Abdul Razak Ali Artan had mowed down a group of people in his car, gone on a stabbing spree with a butcher's knife and been shot dead by a police officer on the grounds of Ohio State University, an FBI agent applied the bloodied body's index finger to the iPhone found on the deceased. The cops hoped it would help them access the Apple device to learn more about the assailant's motives and Artan himself. This is according to FBI forensics specialist Bob Moledor, who detailed for Forbes the first known case of police using a deceased person's fingerprints in an attempt to get past the protections of Apple's Touch ID technology. Unfortunately for the FBI, Artan's lifeless fingerprint didn't unlock the device (an iPhone 5 model, though Moledor couldn't recall which. Touch ID was introduced in the iPhone 5S). In the hours between his death and the attempt to unlock, when the feds had to go through legal processes regarding access to the smartphone, the iPhone had gone to sleep and when reopened required a passcode, Moledor said. He sent the device to a forensics lab which managed to retrieve information from the iPhone, the FBI phone expert and a Columbus officer who worked the case confirmed. That data helped the authorities determine that Artan's failed attempt to murder innocents may have been a result of ISIS-inspired radicalization. Where Moledor's attempt failed, others have succeeded. Separate sources close to local and federal police investigations in New York and Ohio, who asked to remain anonymous as they weren't authorized to speak on record, said it was now relatively common for fingerprints of the deceased to be depressed on the scanner of Apple iPhones, devices which have been wrapped up in increasingly powerful encryption over recent years. For instance, the technique has been used in overdose cases, said one source. In such instances, the victim's phone could contain information leading directly to the dealer. No privacy for the dead And it's entirely legal for police to use the technique, even if there might be some ethical quandaries to consider. Marina Medvin, owner of Medvin Law, said that once a person is deceased, they no longer have a privacy interest in their dead body. That means they no longer have standing in court to assert privacy rights. Relatives or other interested parties have little chance of stopping cops using fingerprints or other body parts to access smartphones too. "Once you share information with someone, you lose control over how that information is protected and used. You cannot assert your privacy rights when your friend's phone is searched and the police see the messages that you sent to your friend. Same goes for sharing information with the deceased - after you released information to the deceased, you have lost control of privacy," Medvin added. Police know it too. "We do not need a search warrant to get into a victim's phone, unless it's shared owned," said Ohio police homicide detective Robert Cutshall, who worked on the Artan case. In previous cases detailed by Forbes police have required warrants to use the fingerprints of the living on their iPhones. But there are some anxieties around the ability of the police to turn up at a crime scene and immediately start accessing deceased individuals' cellphones without any need for permission. Greg Nojeim, senior counsel and director of the Freedom, Security and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, said it's possible in many cases there would be a valid concern about law enforcement using fingerprints on smartphones without any probable cause. "That's why the idea of requiring a warrant isn't out of bounds," Nojeim added. Alongside the lack of legal restrictions, the fingerprint method's much cheaper than having to pay a contractor like Cellebrite or U.S. startup GrayShift (whose iPhone hacking tech was revealed by Forbes earlier this month) to unlock a phone. Whilst Cellebrite is believed to charge between $1,500 and $3,000 for each iPhone, GrayShift's GrayKey hacking box costs up to $30,000 for unlimited unlock attempts. Once the phone's opened, the cops will keep it in that state and send the device to forensics experts. They'll then use tools like Cellebrite's UFED tech to draw all the information out for investigators to explore. More often than not, police will already have those forensics services on hand. Face ID hacks Police are now looking at how they might use Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology, introduced on the iPhone X. And it could provide an easier path into iPhones than Touch ID. Marc Rogers, researcher and head of information security at Cloudflare, told Forbes he'd been poking at Face ID in recent months and had discovered it didn't appear to require the visage of a living person to work. Whilst Face ID is supposed to use your attention in combination with natural eye movement, so fake or non-moving eyes can't unlock devices, Rogers found that the tech can be fooled simply using photos of open eyes. That was something also verified by Vietnamese researchers when they claimed to have bypassed Face ID with specially-created masks in November 2017, said Rogers. Secondly, Rogers discovered this was possible from many angles and the phone only seemed to need to see one open eye to unlock. "In that sense it's easier to unlock than Touch ID - all you need to do is show your target his or her phone and the moment they glance it unlocks," he added. Apple declined to comment for this article. Obviously, for the average user who's in control of their phone, there isn't much to worry about here. And there's no evidence police have opened victims' iPhones via Face ID. So far. "I don't know that's been used yet," said Moledor. "It's probably going to be same as using the fingerprint. As long as the subject is recognisable, it should work." Don't be surprised if cops do start holding iPhone X devices up to the faces of the dead in the near future then, if it hasn't happened already. As Cutshall said: "I've not be told there's a legal issue to use people's fingerprints or facial recognition to get into a phone... [if it's part of a legal process] that'd be something we would do." Forbes.com
  19. Google’s 2017 Android Security report is out, and alongside it, the company’s head of Android security David Kleidermacher has claimed that “Android is now as safe as the competition” despite high profile security issues that have dogged the platform for years, including the past 12 months. Kleidermacher’s claim comes during a tour of the media relating to the release of Google’s latest security review and as many around the internet are keen to point out, it’s not entirely accurate. For starters, a huge number of Android devices do not support Full Disk Encryption, something that is standard on iOS devices and has been for a number of years, too. As the folks over at AppleInsider note, Google appears to be pinning its hat on Google Play Protect, a mechanism by which the company checks apps that are uploaded to the Play Store in an attempt to weed out those that are up to no good. The good news is that it’s removing massive numbers of apps, but that’s also bad news in itself. The fact they were there in the first place is surely a concern for all working in Google’s Android Security team. Google noted that it removed 39 million bad titles automatically, so another ten million filtered out on the device means Google Play Protect managed to strain 49 million sewer downloads out of what it was actively delivering to users on Google Play. Google also points out that “devices that downloaded apps exclusively from Google Play were nine times less likely” to be compromised, something that backs up Apple’s belief that the idea of allowing the side-loading of apps is a recipe for disaster. While the App Store is not immune to having bad apps slip through the net, it’s fair to say the numbers are minuscule compared to those causing chaos on Android devices the world over. The real issue Google faces is the way Android updates are handled or, rather, not handled. Devices fall out of support far too soon after their release and some simply never receive major software updates. Security updates are more free flowing, but even they cease being released alarmingly quickly, something Google continues to try and address with limited success. Ultimately, until Google finds a way of forcing Android updates into devices quicker, and for longer, it will always be playing security catch-up. 2018 Security update availability report by Security Lab Redmondpie.com
  20. How to download Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking There’s no need to jailbreak your beloved iPhone to get Kodi There is no official Kodi app that will allow you to use Kodi on your iPhone or iPad, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to download it. You can for instance just download the app from the Cydia software store if your phone is jailbroken. But for those of you who want to download Kodi without jailbreaking your iOS device, we’ve laid out the steps for you in this simple guide. What is Kodi? Previously known as XBMC (Xbox Media Centre), Kodi is a home media hub that uses free and open source software to let you listen to, watch, and play pretty much anything you want. By aggregating all your stored media into one location, Kodi makes the storing and streaming of all your digital media convenient and easy. While Kodi does not officially contain or create any of its own content, the highly customizable interface, from themes to plugins and add-ons, as well as an active developers community, makes the well-designed media hub a natural choice for power users. The Kodi app is available on the official site for download on all major operating systems, although you need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad for the iOS versions to work. Two ways to download Kodi without jailbreaking your iOS device There are two ways to download Kodi onto your iOS device. The first is to download Kodi through TweakBox, and the second is with Cydia Impactor. The other route involves Xcode, but not only is it trickier, this option is only available to Mac users. Method 1: Download Kodi with TweakBox app Before we go into the instructions, it’s important to first note that TweakBox enables ads on its app, as does the Kodi app you’ll download from it. With that understood, here’s how you go about the process: On your iOS device, go to Safari and search www.tweakboxapp.com. Download the app and allow the site to show you a configuration profile. Install the profile and select ‘Install’ again. The TweakBox app should now be on your home screen. Open the app and click away any ads that pop up. Go to ‘APPS’ then select TweakBox Apps under ‘Categories’. Search for Kodi in the search bar and install it. Before you open the Kodi app, go to Settings > General > Profile and Devices Management. Click under ‘Enterprise App’ and click ‘Trust “...”’. Click ‘Trust’ again and Kodi should now be on your home screen and ready to use! Another thing to note about this method is that because TweakBox is a third-party source, Apple may sometimes revoke the app’s certificate, meaning you’ll have to wait until the company greenlights the Kodi iOS app again to then be able to use it. Method 2: Download Kodi with Cydia Impactor Cydia Impactor was produced by the same developer of Cydia, Jay Freeman, and sideloads the Kodi IPA file from your computer to your iPhone or iPad – it works on Mac, Windows, and Linux machines. Here’s how this method works: Download Cydia Impactor and the latest Kodi IPA file for iOS, which you can find here. Connect your device to your computer and close iTunes if it opens. Extract the Impactor file and drag the Kodi IPA file onto the app. Select your device in the drop-down menu and press Start. Use your Apple ID login to sign the file and the app should start installing. Once installation is complete go to Settings > General > Profiles & Devices Management and open the Apple ID profile used to download the app. Click ‘Trust’ and you can now open the Kodi app from your home screen. Kodi add-ons Once you have the Kodi app downloaded, you can start adding your own add-ons to customize your Kodi experience. If you know what add-on you want, you can browse from Kodi’s own list of add-ons. If not, we’ve compiled a short list of the best legal add-ons to get you started. YouTube: The YouTube add-on works just like its website: you can search for videos, channels, and the top trending videos. If you sign in, you’ll also be able to access your personalized recommendations. Located in the official Kodi library, you will find it in the video add-ons section of your Kodi add-on menu. SpotiMC: As one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, it’s a little strange that Spotify wouldn’t have an official add-on for Kodi. There is however an unofficial add-on, SpotiMC, which you can download as a ZIP file. Once you install the file through Kodi, you can find the add-on in Kodi Emby Beta Addons > Music Addons > Spotify. Launch the app and authenticate your Spotify account to grant SpotiMC access. Apple iTunes Podcast Browser: While there are plenty of options for podcast apps, iTunes has one of the largest collections of podcasts for you to choose from. This massive library makes up for its plain interface, although at least the UI makes it easy to navigate through all the different genres. You can download this one from Kodi’s official library. Twitch: Slightly similar to YouTube, Twitch is a live streaming platform mostly for gamers, although there are non-gaming streams too. Use this add-on to watch others play and get involved in chat. Download the add-on from the Kodi library. Pro tip: Always use a VPN Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to stream content from third-party add-ons is crucial to your streaming experience for several reasons, not least of which is its ability to provide an anonymous connection that will prevent your ISP, your government, or other parties from tracking your streaming activity. A good VPN will also prevent any throttling from your ISP, and even bypass the geoblocking of certain streaming services. Also, the benefits of a VPN extend beyond just Kodi. Check out our roundup of the best VPNs on the market right now. SOURCE
  21. Twitter today announced the official launch of a new Bookmarks feature, which is designed to allow Twitter users to save tweets for later access. All tweets now feature an updated "share" icon that's used for both bookmarking and sharing tweets, and Twitter says the share icon is meant to make it easier to save and share privately or publicly. Bookmarking a tweet to save it for later can be done by tapping the share icon under a tweet and then choosing the "Add Tweet to Bookmarks" option. All saved tweets are located under the "Bookmarks" option that can be accessed from a person's profile icon menu. Found something historic? Don’t want to forget a joke? Article that you want to read later? Save the Tweet with Bookmarks, and come back to it whenever you want. Only you can see your Bookmarks. pic.twitter.com/fM2QLcOYNF — Twitter (@Twitter) February 28, 2018 Twitter Bookmarks are private, so no one can see which tweets have been bookmarked, unlike the "Like" option, which, prior to Bookmarks, has been a preferred method of preserving tweets. The new Bookmarks feature was first introduced in October and was developed as part of a company-wide Hack Week. Ahead of the debut of Bookmarks, Twitter shared regular details on its development. Twitter says Bookmarks are now rolling out globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com. Macrumors.com
  22. There may be multiple different players in the jailbreak community all looking to offer solutions, but we’ve always admired those who keep trying to produce great work for the benefit of device owners. That admiration is extended to CoolStar, most recently for his creation and publishing of the Electra jailbreak for iOS 11, and the fact that it’s been tirelessly updated. Well, there is now a new update available, and it’s one you’re going to want to take notice of as it features a very special addition. CoolStar and his band of highly-capable merry men have finally released the final 1.0.x version of Electra jailbreak, complete with Cydia Installer support built right in. This version of Electra jailbreak is deemed stable enough and hence is marked as 1.0 rather than any beta or RC. Just about anyone can go ahead and download it right now. For those who don’t know, Electra works with iOS 11.0-11.1.2 firmwares and is compatible with all 64-bit devices, including iPhone X, as long as those devices are running the aforementioned compatible firmwares. This is because Electra is based of Ian Beer’s exploit which was only applicable on iOS 11.0-11.1.2. Original released back as beta in January sans Cydia, this latest final version of the tool is the first jailbreak for iOS 11 which offers support for Cydia out-of-the-box. As for the jailbreak process, it pretty much remains exactly the same. Once the latest version of the Electra jailbreak is downloaded, and the IPA is sideloaded to the device, the jailbreak process will be exactly as it was previously, but this time with the added benefit of actually installing a usable version of Cydia to the device. And yes, that means that compatible tweaks and packages will be able to be installed through the Cydia interface. Here are important notes from changelog of Electra 1.0.x: An APFS snapshot is created of / so you may revert it at a later date if needed Substitute, Tweak Loader and Substrate Compatibility Layer available from Electra repo Many packages need to be updated for both Electra and iOS 11 (make sure they’re updated before installing as they may not work yet) It’s great news for device owners that CoolStar and his highly capable team have once again put the effort to the benefit of the jailbreak community even before Saurik could come up with his own “promised” jailbreak with iOS 11 Cydia update. Final version of Electra jailbreak for iOS 11 can be downloaded from coolstar.org/electra/. Once downloaded, you can follow our guide here on how to jailbreak your device using Electra: How To Jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 Using Electra With Cydia [Tutorial]. Redmondpie.com
  23. Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn’t starting so well either. A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and block access to the Messages app in iOS and popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, and Gmail. Italian Blog Mobile World spotted the bug, and we’ve tested it successfully on multiple iPhones running iOS 11.2.5, and found it also works on the macOS versions of Safari and Messages. Apple plans to fix the problem in an iOS update before the release of iOS 11.3 this spring. The bug itself involves sending an Indian language (Telugu) character to devices, and Apple’s iOS Springboard will crash once the message has been received. Messages will no longer open as the app is trying and failing to load the character, and it appears that the only way to regain access to your iMessages is to have another friend send you a message and try to delete the thread that contained the bad character. We’ve also tested the bug on third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail, and Outlook for iOS and found that these apps can become disabled once a message is received. It might be difficult to fix and delete the problem message for apps like WhatsApp, unless you have web access enabled. Telegram and Skype appear to be unaffected. The public beta version of iOS 11.3 is also unaffected. It appears Apple was made aware of the problem at least three days ago, and plans to address it in an iOS update soon. Another iOS bug is crashing iPhones and disabling access to iMessage https://t.co/15Ripq7PP8 This isn’t the first time that iOS has crashed due to weird characters, URLs, or even videos. Last month a single link could freeze an iPhone, but Apple was able to resolve it with the release of iOS 11.2.5. Back in 2015 a tiny string of text disabled iMessage, and a year later in 2016 a 5-second video crashed iPhones. Apple also experienced issues with an iOS 11 bug in December that crashed iPhones, and the company took the unusual step of issuing a significant iOS update just hours after the bug started occurring. As Apple faces more security issues and software bugs, the company is reportedly focusing on reliability and performance in iOS 12 over new features. Reports suggest that Apple is taking a new approach to iOS updates, allowing engineers to push features to later releases instead of trying to cram them in for big annual updates. Some features have reportedly been pushed back as a result, allowing Apple to address some of the security and reliability issues discovered in both iOS and macOS recently. Update, 3:30PM ET: Apple plans to fix the issue in an update before the iOS 11.3 release this spring. Theverge.com
  24. Last year, we reported that Microsoft is working on a Photos Companion app for Android and iOS; the app serves as a way for users to wirelessly sync photos from their smartphone with the Photos app on Windows 10. Today, Microsoft has officially released the app on both platforms. The app itself has a very straightforward interface detailing the steps necessary to get things going. Users are required to scan a QR code generated by the Photos app on PC with the companion on mobile. After that, select images to transfer over to the computer. Both devices must also be on the same Wi-Fi network and the latest version of the Photos app, 2018.18011.13110.0 or higher, on PC is required. Microsoft notes that Photos Companion aims to ease the struggle of quickly transferring images between mobile and PC. Previously users would have to resort to methods like USB, Bluetooth, or cloud transfer — the app seems to offer a less tedious, streamlined process for photo sharing. You can now download the Photos Companion app on Android and iOS. Source Source #2
  25. The news that the iPhone’s iBoot bootloader had been leaked in source code form was described as the “biggest leak in history” by one researcher, but Apple has poured cold water on such a claim, saying that the code leaked is three years old and that even if it was a recent copy, Apple’s security does not rely on secrecy in order to function. Motherboard reported the leak last night after what appeared to be the source code for iBoot was leaked online. Apple obviously issued a takedown notice for that code, and while it was accessible by the world for a number of hours, it has now been removed entirely. That, of course, doesn’t mean it will not pop up again and the fact Apple sought to have it taken down at all, along with a subsequent statement, confirms its authenticity. In a statement given to CNET, Apple is playing down the significance of the leak. “Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked, but by design the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code. There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections,” Apple said in a statement. Based on Apple’s claims of the source code’s age, it would appear that it is based on iOS 9-era software, likely rendering it useless with regard to modern versions of the operating system, at least that is what Apple says. Apple’s claims that the security of its devices does not depend on secrecy is an interesting one, and may come as a surprise. No matter what the security implications are, we cannot imagine a world where Apple was not hunting for a leak during today. Redmondpie.com
×
×
  • Create New...