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All the Features You Need to Know About in iOS 11

posted onSeptember 25, 2017
by l33tdawg

iOS 11 was released last week, and with it your iPhone and iPad (as long as its one of these models) got a ton of new features. There are so many, that navigating through them all can end up being a pretty daunting, and let’s face it, confusing, task. Not sure how to learn it all? We’ve got your back. A bunch of us at Lifehacker have been putting the operating system through its paces, and have written a ton of great guides to some of the most interesting new stuff.

Researcher Releases Fully Working Exploit Code for iOS Kernel Vulnerability

posted onAugust 27, 2017
by l33tdawg

Adam Donenfeld, a researcher with mobile security firm Zimperium, has published today proof-of-concept code for zIVA — a kernel exploit that affects iOS 10.3.1 and previous versions.

The zIVA exploit code allows an attacker to gain arbitrary RW (Read Write) and root access. Apple has addressed the eight vulnerabilities at the heart of this exploit package in a security patch it released in May. One affects the IOSurface kernel extension and seven others affect the AppleAVE Driver kernel extension.

Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

posted onJuly 26, 2017
by l33tdawg

Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook allegedly promised the president "three big plants —big, big, big," Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds

posted onJuly 3, 2017
by l33tdawg

Much like the recent Orchard Road Apple store opening in Singapore, customers formed a queue outside of Taipei's tallest skyscraper overnight for a chance to experience the grand opening festivities. Apple published photos of the gathered crowd to its website shortly after the outlet opened for business on Saturday. The company said thousands of people were in attendance.

Apple acquires German company that may hold key to AR future

posted onJune 27, 2017
by l33tdawg

Apple may have just made a key acquisition that could help the company create a truly revolutionary augmented reality headset. According to a new report, German eye-tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments has been purchased by an Apple shell company, giving the iPhone-maker access the company’s trove of patents related to eye-tracking glasses and other systems.