Tag Archives: iOS

New AceDeceiver Malware Affects Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices: Researchers

Researchers claim to have found a new strain of malware that can infect a large pool of iPhone and iPad devices. The iOS malware, dubbed AceDeceiver, is said to affect non-jailbroken devices without the user’s knowledge. Apple has reportedly pulled three apps from the App Store that were believed to be from the AceDeceiver family. AceDeceiver was designed to exploit ... Read More »

Google Hangouts 8.0 for iOS Lets You Record and Send 60-Second Videos

Google last week rolled out Hangouts v8.0 on Android and brought the same version to iOS earlier this week. However, the updated app iOS has brought an exclusive feature where users can record and send videos for a much longer duration than before. Hangouts 8.0 on iOS will now let users record and send videos for as long as 60 ... Read More »

Apple’s Federighi Busts Myth That Quitting iOS Apps Improves Battery Life

You can’t help but notice new iPhone users, especially the ones who have moved from Android, obsessively try to kill apps on their smartphone. Many believe that doing this improves battery life. That’s not the case, as has been pointed out by many in the past few years. But if you needed an official word to convince your heart, Apple’s ... Read More »

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Released by Pangu, New Apple TV Hack Coming This Week

For those who like diving deep into their iOS device, tinkering with settings that Apple wished you wouldn’t touch, there’s some exciting news for you. Chinese hacker team Pangu has released an update for its jailbreak tool, making it capable of working with iPhone and iPad running iOS 9.0 through to iOS 9.1. Furthermore, the hacking group says that it ... Read More »

Chrome 49 for Android and iOS Brings Revamped Bookmark Interface, More

In addition to Android N Developer Preview, Google has started rolling out the stable version of Chrome v49 to Android and iOS as well. The update as usual brings new features. The search giant last week released Chrome 49 for OS X, Windows, and Linux. On Android, the Google Chrome 49.0.2623.91 improves background sync with the Background Sync API. The ... Read More »

Google Photos for iOS Gets Support for Live Photos, Split View, and More

Google has consistently been rolling out updates and new features for its Google Photos application to increase its user base. It hasn’t only been focusing on its Android platform, but also on a rival mobile operating system – iOS. The company has this time rolled out an update for Google Photos for iOS with a feature exclusive to Apple iPhone ... Read More »

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems to have ... Read More »

Google Testing Hands Free Payment App on Android and iOS

Until now, the Android Pay customers needed to pull our their smartphones from their pockets to make a payment in stores. Google however, is moving a step ahead this time trying to make the purchase process simpler. On Wednesday, the search giant started experimenting a new in-store payment app called Hands Free. As the name suggests, the pilot app would ... Read More »

Hound Virtual Assistant Launched for Android, iOS; Rivals Siri, Google Now, Cortana

If Siri, Google Now, or Cortana aren’t cutting it for you, there’s a new alternative you can play with. SoundHound, best known for its music search and discovery app, has released Hound digital assistant for Android and iOS. It is available for free. Initially launched on Android as beta last year (which saw over 300,000 applicants showing interest in the ... Read More »

Google Maps for iOS Now Lets You Add Pit Stops, Gets 3D Touch Support

After hitting the Google Maps Android app in October last year and last month in India, the pit stop addition feature has now reached Google Maps for iOS as a part of an update. The Google Maps v4.16.0 also adds 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. When in navigation mode, Google Maps for iOS users can ... Read More »