Smartphones

Startup offering $3 million to anyone who can hand over zero-day exploits for iOS or macOS

Crowdfense, a startup company based out of the United Arab Emirates is offering up to $3 million for anyone who can offer a zero-day exploit on macOS, iOS, Android or Windows. Motherboard reports that the startup put out a bug bounty on Tuesday. Zero-day exploits are bugs or vulnerabilities that are unknown to the developers, in this case Google, Apple, or Microsoft. This allows companies such as Crowdfense to use the hole for their own personal advantage, such as developing jailbreak tools.…

Science

iOS is totally boring, but that’s why I like it

The first time I used an iPhone was when the iPhone 4S debuted in 2011. The 4S was the first iPhone available on the Sprint network, and as an employee at the time we had a special training course on how to operate an iOS device. Although I had just purchased an HTC EVO 3D not more than a month prior, I was enamored with the newness and swift performance of the 4S in comparison; it was night and day.…

Technology

What do you want to see in iOS 11?

At the beginning of June, Apple is going to host its latest Worldwide Developers Conference and going to announce new things. While iOS is going to (probably) take the lion’s share of time on stage, the company has also launched new and updated platforms over the years. macOS got revitalized with a name change recently, and now there’s watchOS and tvOS to really add to the mix. Basically, Apple has a platform for just about everything now, and developers still…

Software

Does iOS keep you coming back to the iPhone?

Loyalty is something a company like Apple, and Samsung, and LG, love to hear. They would very much like to have created something that you like so much that you decide you’ll stick with that company when they release the next big thing. Apple wants you to upgrade from your iPhone 6s to an iPhone 7, Samsung wants you to pick up the Galaxy S8 after you’re done with the Galaxy S7, and, well, LG would just like you to…

Science

Does iOS keep you coming back to the iPhone?

Loyalty is something a company like Apple, and Samsung, and LG, love to hear. They would very much like to have created something that you like so much that you decide you’ll stick with that company when they release the next big thing. Apple wants you to upgrade from your iPhone 6s to an iPhone 7, Samsung wants you to pick up the Galaxy S8 after you’re done with the Galaxy S7, and, well, LG would just like you to…

Science

Best new apps for iOS, Android and Windows: DriveTribe, Cortana and more

Pre-Christmas shopping days may be running out, but it’s never too late to pay a visit to the app stores to bag yourself a digital bargain ahead of the main event on December 25. Our apps round-up is the place to turn for Google Play goodies and App Store essentials, with this week’s highlights including the arrival of Microsoft’s Halo-themed assistant Cortana on Android and a car-centric social network from Clarkson, Hammond and May. 1. CLIP LAYER Available on: Android…

Gadgets

Korg brings the iconic ARP Odyssey synth to iOS

Synthesizer companies have a knack for bringing digital versions of analog gear to mobile devices so hobbyists and pros alike can get creative with ease. Earlier this year, Moog released a $30 app that brought the legendary (and massive) Model 15 to the iPad. Korg already has synth apps under its belt, including a more mobile version of its M1, and now its introducing another. Based on the iconic ARP Odyssey, the company built the appropriately-named ARP ODYSSEi mobile software…

Smartphones

Mee Audio X7 Plus Review: Power sound in a small package

Bluetooth headphones are here to stay, especially considering the industry’s latest trend (or at least threat of a trend) to eliminate the headphone jack from major flagships going forward. Lonovomoto has already done so, and rumors are suggesting that Apple may do the same thing. So, it is up to us, the consumers to adapt to this brave new world in whatever way we can. Fortunately, Mee Audio is here to help, in an unobtrusive, yet stylish way. The Mee…

Technology

Viber 6.0 is now Secured, with End

Viber announced that it has introduced encryption end to end for all OS versions – for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. Once you download the latest update, version 6.0, every voice and video call, text message, video and photo sharing and group chat will be encrypted. We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s critical to us that they feel confident and protected when using Viber “We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s…

Smartphones

Don’t like the fingerprint-prone Moto Z metal back? The Moto Z Play’s glass back may not be better

The fingerprint-prone metal backs of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be seen on the Moto Z Play. We’re already talking about the inclusion of some decent specs and a headphone jack, might as well add another material change-up. Well, this material might be just as prone to fingerprints as that metal that Lenovo utilized. Reddit is linking to some Imgur and Instagram samples of what appear to be the Moto Z Play in all of its… glassy…

Smartphones

Huawei G9 Plus makes discreet domestic debut with single 16MP rear cam, SD625

While leaving the dust to settle on the spectacular US launch of the upper mid-range Honor 8, and expecting a number of premium Huawei-branded phones to break cover, Mate 9 and Mate S2 included, our always pampered China-based friends can grab another 9-series Android with a solid quality – pricing ratio. This one’s called the Huawei G9 Plus, obviously improving on the specifications of the 5.2-inch standard G9, aka P9 Lite, but falling short of the raw processing power, smooth…

Technology

iOS 10 beta 2 New features (video)

Video shows 50 of the new features of the second beta version of iOS 10. This week Apple released the second beta version of iOS 10 before to provide the final edition of the platform in the fall with the release of the iPhone 7, which is a good reason for developers and enthusiasts to explore what the company is prepared. Each new testing version brings with it improvements, removes bugs and adds new features and second beta is no…