Apple just revoked Facebook’s developer certificate because it broke the terms of the agreement and now none of its internal iOS apps run. Apple has even more power than you might have imagined. Update: Google’s certificate also revoked. Soon after this news item was posted Apple revoked Google’s developer certificate, as we suggested it would. The reason is the same as in Facebook’s case. Google was using the license to distribute data gathering apps to end users. It gives you a clear idea how powerful Apple’s control is. Being able to shut down the use of internal iOS apps at two of the biggest Silicon Valley companies is no small thing.…Continue reading... Fear And Loathing In The App Store 22 – Apple Revokes Facebook’s Developer Certificate
Think twice before cursing that ex who won’t stop calling: A newly found bug in Apple’s FaceTime means someone could dial you and listen to your phone’s microphone—even if you don’t pick up. In other words, if you see FaceTime ringing on your device, the caller could already be listening to whatever it is you are saying, or doing. How the FaceTime bug works Open the FaceTime app and start to call a contact. Before that person picks up, swipe up and add your own phone number to the call. Once you’re added, FaceTime assumes the connection is an active conference call and starts sending you the audio of whoever you’re…Continue reading... A flaw in FaceTime lets people hear you, before you even answer
Huawei overtook Apple again in the third quarter of 2018 and remains the world’s second largest smartphone vendor for two consecutive quarters, according to leading analyst firms such as IDC, IHS Markit, and Counterpoint. While its market share was down slightly from last quarter’s 15.9%, Huawei still shipped 52million handsets and grabbed 14.6% global market share. From a product perspective, its P-series and Mate-series are keeping it as competitive as ever. And Honor, which focuses on young consumers through online channels, has continued to sell well in many markets. IDC says smartphone vendors shipped 355.2 million units in Q3, down by 6.0% YoY, leading to a fourth-quarter loss. This casts doubt…Continue reading... Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone shipment
Apple, on Wednesday, announced the Apple Watch Series 4, with a refreshed-yet-original iconic design. The re-engineered watch combines new hardware and software enhancements to deliver a genuinely intriguing performance. But how does it compare with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Watch? Here’s a rundown to give you an idea which watch fits best on your wrist, and life syle. Apple Watch Series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Design Despite rumors suggesting the otherwise, Apple has retained its traditional square face with the Series 4. Apple has also reduced the thickness of the watch, though it’s not the thinnest Apple Watch to-date (the first-generation Apple Watch was 0.2mm thinner than this one). However, the watch still offers…Continue reading... Apple Watch Series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Who wins the battle of the two flagship watches?
Finally, Apple bowed to concerted pressure and the Wehe App has been approved by Apple and now available in the App Store. Initially the app which tests to see if your ISP is applying throttling to your data according to its type – aka a net neutrality detector – was been rejected from the App Store for some very strange reasons. There is no disputing that the App Store is Apple’s ball game, but we still don’t really seem to get it. Anyone here remember the days when you could publish what software you liked on whatever platform you could get access to? Well now it seems not even an academic…Continue reading... App Store Loathing: Apple Rejects Net Neutrality App
Apple became a talk of media websites and consumer groups after it was reported that they are intentionally slowing down older IPhones with a latest iOS update. Apple released a statement yesterday appologising to its users. Here is what they had to say; A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some…Continue reading... Apple Apologize for Poor Battery Performance