Amazon and Google smart speakers can eavesdrop and phish owners; HomePod safe

We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows that new malicious apps with these capabilities continue to be approved by both companies. The two vulnerabilities – demonstrated in videos below – occur because […]

Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that targeted iPhone users for years

A new report from Vice today details discoveries made by Google Project Zero researchers that “may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever.” The basis of the attacks is a series of hacked websites, which were randomly distributing malware to iPhone users. more… The post Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that […]

Apple debuts two new privacy-focused billboards, including one near a Google building

Ahead of CES back in January, Apple debuted new billboard advertisements highlighting its focus on user privacy. Apple is now continuing that campaign with two new billboards in Canada. more… The post Apple debuts two new privacy-focused billboards, including one near a Google building appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

This week’s top stories: iOS 13 and watchOS 6 features, Google undercuts the iPhone XR, more

In this week’s top stories: Our full Powerbeats Pro review, new iOS 13 and watchOS 6 details, production begins on the Apple A13 processor, Google undercuts the iPhone XR, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. more… The post This week’s top stories: iOS 13 and watchOS 6 features, Google undercuts the […]

Editorial: The new Services – How will Apple Arcade’s exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play? AppleInsider – Frontpage News

PSA: Many users reporting issues signing into Google accounts through Mail on macOS 10.14.4

Apple yesterday released macOS 10.14.4 to the public with features such as automatic Dark Mode in Safari, Apple News+, and more. On the other hand, the update also seems to include one frustrating bug related to authenticating Gmail accounts through Apple Mail. more… The post PSA: Many users reporting issues signing into Google accounts through […]

Apple TV grows in popularity and passes more affordable Google & Roku options, data shows

As holiday shopping starts to get into full swing, data firm Thinknum is out today with an interesting look at how the Apple TV 4K has soared in popularity over recent weeks. According to Thinknum’s data, which is based on Best Buy sales rank data, Apple TV is now a close second to the Amazon […]

Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol

Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is used to protect web traffic. ArsTechnica was first to report on the agreement, while Apple’s WebKit blog has also detailed the change. more… The post Apple […]