Apple is now requiring all developers to use the company's two-factor authentication protocol to protect their Apple IDs. Apple has required new Apple Developer Program signups to have two-factor authentication enabled for a while now and this change is now being brought to all existing developer accounts.
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Apple has released the second iOS 12.2 public beta for iPhone and iPad. Members of Apple's Beta Software Program can download the previews now and register devices now. If you have already installed iOS 12.2 public beta 1, then you can simply update using your iPhone in the normal manner.
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A new report highlights another shady Facebook policy that was paying people to install an app called the Facebook Research VPN. Facebook allegedly paid users to install the VPN, which allowed the company to collect all the user's phone and web activity at all times.
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A severe bug in group FaceTime has been discovered, allowing anyone to call via Facetime and hear what the person on the other end of the call was doing without their knowledge. The bug could be exploited to listen via the microphone of the person you are calling and possibly see video from their device before the person even picks up.
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Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone and iPad bringing bug fixes and improving performance of existing functions, with no major changes to existing features. This update fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet.
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Apple has launched the Apple HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. The promotional material highlighted regional tweaks to Siri including recognition of queries for music genres "Mandopop" and "Cantopop," which will trigger playback of custom radio stations in Apple Music.
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Apple has launched a new version of its Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The cases are compatible with Qi wireless chargers, which can charge an iPhone simultaneously. Alternately they can be fuelled by Lightning-to-USB cables, with USB-C enabling fast charging.
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A German court has ruled that Apple didn't infringe on a Qualcomm hardware patent, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating any of Qualcomm's power management patents. The judge ruled the suit in question groundless, declaring that Apple's iPhone wasn't standing in violation in an initial verbal ruling. A full filing with rationale is expected in the future.
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Apple issued its first revenue guidance revision in over a decade in part due to soft iPhone sales. Apple placed most of the blame on weakness in the great China area, which was compounded by the country's trade war with the United States.
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mophie has unveiled the juice pack access battery case made to protect and wirelessly charge Apple’s latest smartphones. The juice pack access provides advanced impact protection for the Apple iPhone Xs Max, Xs/X, and XR and features extra battery, wireless charging and full access to the iPhone Lightning port.
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Qualcomm has put up €1.34 billion in security bonds in order to enforce a German court ruling in its favour regarding a patent dispute with Apple. The patents pertained to "power savings technology" used in modern smartphones call envelope tracking.
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Apple has announced that App Store customers worldwide set new spending records over the holidays, wrapping up a record-breaking year. App Store spending topped $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
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Apple has cut its sales forecasts for the first time since 2002, blaming a sharper than expected economic slowdown in China. Shares in the company fell by 8pc after it revealed that iPhone sales were well below expectations in the final months of 2018.
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A German court has ruled that Apple infringed on a Qualcomm hardware patent and the company can no longer sell iPhone's from iPhone 7 through to iPhone X models in the country. The ruling won't go into immediate effect if Apple appeals.
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Apple has released iOS 12.1.2 for iPhone and iPad bringing a minor patch designed to fix problems with eSIM support on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, as well as cellular connectivity with the same phones in Turkey.