Instagram to start hiding like counts in the US as test expands next week to help users focus on content

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, shared at the Wired25 conference this evening that the social media service will expand its test that hides like counts to the US next week for some users. This comes after testing started this summer in a handful of countries including Canada, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. more… The post Instagram to […]

Comment: Are app subscriptions fair to users and developers?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched two long-standing apps release new versions with business decisions that led to an outcry from many users. Pocket Casts went free but introduced Pocket Casts Pro as an optional subscription that included Desktop applications access to the web player. Customers who had previously paid $ 9 to unlock […]

iOS 13 and iPadOS users are randomly seeing an iTunes Store error message

A sizeable number of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users are experiencing an issue with some Apple services at the moment. More specifically, there are some reports about an unknown message that has appeared on iOS 13 and iPadOS. The iTunes Store error simply pops up on the screen unexpectedly and for several times. more… The […]

Twitter starts rolling out Direct Message search to all iOS users

Twitter continues to expand the capabilities of its direct messaging functionality today. After rolling out its new abuse filter for Direct Messages yesterday, Twitter is now expanding the availability of DM search to all iOS users. more… The post Twitter starts rolling out Direct Message search to all iOS users appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

The ‘Checkm8’ exploit isn’t a big deal to iPhone or iPad users, and here’s why

On Friday morning, news — and bad headlines — started circulating about an exploit ranging from the iPhone X all the way back to the iPhone 4s. But, despite the typical mass-media responses to the news, the exploit will have effectively zero impact on the consumer. Here’s why. AppleInsider – Frontpage News Incoming search terms:The […]

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 […]

Almost all iCloud services down for some users including Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, more [U]

Apple is experiencing issues with most of its iCloud services today. Users are having trouble signing into iCloud and accessing their accounts, along with Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, and more seeing downtime. Apple Stores are also reportedly affected by the outage and not currently able to process transactions. more… The post […]

Report: iPhone 11 could let users send music to two Bluetooth devices at the same time

iPhone and iPad currently support multiroom audio to AirPlay 2 speakers. A new report from Macotakara says that Apple is adding dual Bluetooth audio support for the next iPhone. Dual bluetooth output could potentially enable two people to listen to music from the same phone, connecting two sets of AirPods simultaneously. more… The post Report: […]

Netflix announces improved audio quality for Apple TV 4K users and more

Netflix announced today that it has taken sound quality to “another level” for viewers. With this update, Netflix says that users will get to experience audio quality that is “closer to what creators hear in the studio.” more… The post Netflix announces improved audio quality for Apple TV 4K users and more appeared first on […]

SoundHound update lets users share songs to Instagram Stories, including previously saved songs

Music discovery app SoundHound now has support for sharing songs to Instagram Stories. Read on for how to use the new feature. more… The post SoundHound update lets users share songs to Instagram Stories, including previously saved songs appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on the ability for users to broadcast live

In a blog post this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that Facebook is exploring ways to restrict who can go “Live” on the platform. This comes after two mass shootings in New Zealand earlier this month were live streamed and repeatedly shared on Facebook. more… The post Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on […]