Apple Avalanche!

Following Apple’s 5-day Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC24) last week at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, we take a look at the many new products announced and their key features.   Showcasing New Products  At Apple’s WWDC24 from June 10 to June 14, Apple showcased a variety of updates and advancements across its software platforms, including iOS, iPadOS,…

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New Standalone Apple Password Manager App

At Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC24), the company announced the launch of its new, standalone, homegrown, password manager app for iPhone, iPad, Vision Pro, Mac and Windows.  The free app, simply called ‘Passwords’, an extension of Apple’s iCloud Keychain feature, is set to debut with iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15, and is…

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DMCC Bill May Force Apple To Open Up

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC) which becomes law later this year (autumn) and is aimed at promoting fair competition, regulating digital markets, and protecting consumer rights in the UK, may mean that Apple will need to open up its business practices.  Similar to being a ‘gatekeeper’, for example, if the CMA’s Digital…

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iPhone Users Get Google’s ‘Circle to Search’

Google Circle To Search

iPhone users can now use a version of Google’s “Circle to Search” thanks to Google Lens and iOS Shortcuts.  The “Circle to Search” gesture, launched in January (which Google Pixel phone users may already be familiar with) is where users can circle, highlight, scribble or tap any part of an image or text on the…

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Apple’s $110 Billion US Stock – Biggest Buyback Ever

Apple Buyback

Apple Inc’s Board has just approved a $110 Billion Stock buyback which will be the biggest buyback in US history. Apple is already responsible for the top six of the 10 largest share-repurchase announcements ever made in the US, and this announcement beats its own previous record for the largest buyback value from 2018 when…

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Apple / OpenAI iPhone Talks Renewed

Apple Talks to OpenAI

It’s been reported (Bloomberg) that Apple is (back) in discussions with OpenAI about potentially using OpenAI’s generative AI technology to power some new features being introduced in the iPhone later this year.  Although Apple is reported to be talking to OpenAI, it was also reported last month that Apple was talking to Googe about licensing…

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China Orders Removal Of Popular Messaging Apps From iPhone App Store

China Removes Apps

It’s been reported that the Chinese government has ordered Apple to remove popular messaging apps including Meta’s WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal from its iPhone app store in China, due to national security concerns.  Some reports indicate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may not be happy that the apps are outside of their control and…

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Used iPhone Components To Be Allowed For iPhone Repairs 

Apple Repair

Apple has announced that beginning in the autumn with select iPhone models, customers and independent repair providers will be able to utilise used Apple components in the repair process.  Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, John Ternus, said: “With this latest expansion to our repair program, we’re excited to be adding even more choice and…

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iPhone Users Targeted With Password Reset Scam

Apple Phishing Scam

It’s been reported that some iPhone users have recently been targeted with an MFA bombing / multi-factor fatigue phishing attack.   The attack (which uses a bug in Apple’s password reset feature) bombards the user’s phone with password reset requests and ‘Allow’ or ‘Disallow’ options. If the user eventually clicks on ‘Allow’ in an attempt to…

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