Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 – You should install them ASAP

Apple has released iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1, and macOS 11.2.3 today, an unexpected software drop for iPhone, iPad, and Macs that includes an important new security patch. The new software addresses a WebKit vulnerability, Apple says, which was highlighted to the Cupertino firm by researchers from Google and Microsoft. The issue, Apple said today, is thatContinue reading “Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 – You should install them ASAP”

Apple’s new way to unlock your iPhone with an Apple Watch works even when you cover most of your face

Apple will soon let you unlock your iPhone as long as you’re wearing an Apple Watch. That means it will be a lot easier to unlock your phone while wearing a mask, which you currently have to remove for Face ID to work. The feature will launch sometime this spring when Apple rolls out iOS 14.5 forContinue reading “Apple’s new way to unlock your iPhone with an Apple Watch works even when you cover most of your face”

iOS 14.5 Beta Directs ‘Safe Browsing’ Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data

Starting with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Apple will proxy Google’s “Safe Browsing” service used in Safari through its own servers instead of relying on Google as a way to limit which personal data Google sees about users. Safari on iOS and iPadOS includes a built-in feature called “Fraudulent Website Warning.” As Apple describes it, having theContinue reading “iOS 14.5 Beta Directs ‘Safe Browsing’ Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data”

New report reveals Apple’s roadmap for when each Mac will move to Apple Silicon

Citing sources close to Apple, a new report in Bloomberg outlines Apple’s roadmap for moving the entire Mac lineup to the company’s own custom-designed silicon, including both planned release windows for specific products and estimations as to how many performance CPU cores those products will have. The M1, which has four performance cores (alongside four efficiency cores),Continue reading “New report reveals Apple’s roadmap for when each Mac will move to Apple Silicon”

Apple makes bold claims about its M1 chip for Macs

Apple has unveiled its first Macs with Apple silicon, and they’re powered by an all new Mac-specific chip: the M1. It’s based on the same fundamental design of the A14 (found in the iPhone 12), but scaled up to laptop-grade performance levels with more cores, more memory, and higher thermal limits. The result, Apple says, is a shocking increase inContinue reading “Apple makes bold claims about its M1 chip for Macs”

Apple dishes details on its new M1 chip

Apple’s “One More Thing” event is all about Macs. Here’s the scoop on Apple’s latest chip, the M1, which is the first ARM-based computer chip the company is making in-house. The M1 is the first computer chip built on a 5nm process with 16 billion transistors. Optimized for Apple’s lower-power systems with minimal size andContinue reading “Apple dishes details on its new M1 chip”