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 […]

PSA: iPad owners cannot restore iCloud backups from iPhones running iOS 12.1.2

Here’s an interesting little wriggle: Apple rushed out iOS 12.1.2 for iPhone users at the end of last year. However, it did not release a corresponding update for the iPad. This means that the rush of new iPad owners over the Christmas season hit a problem: they simply cannot restore iOS 12.1.2 iPhone backups to […]

Opera Touch claims to be the perfect browser for iPhone X/XS owners, for two reasons

Opera has ported its Opera Touch mobile browser from Android to iOS, and claims that it’s the perfect choice for iPhone X and iPhone XS/Max owners. The company says ‘zero-step search’ and a Fast Action button make the browser ideal for larger-screened phones without a Home button … more… The post Opera Touch claims to be the […]

Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing app for iPad Pro owners [Video]

When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on […]

iPhone 7’s Lack of ‘Compelling’ Features Convinced Most Galaxy Note7 Owners to Stay With Samsung

In a recent piece by The Wall Street Journal, hardware analyst Stephen Baker commented on the state of holiday sales figures for both Apple and Samsung. While many believed Apple would have it easy this season due to Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 crisis, Baker said that “Apple’s own lack of a wowing product this year” meant […]