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YiSpecter iOS Malware Can Infect Non-Jailbroken Devices

10/06/2015 12:57:00 PM - 0 comments

Malware is something we are all used to hearing about and contrary to the popular myth that iOS and OS X are bulletproof, we have heard that YiSpecter malware can infect your devices. Now we all know that as a mobile platform, iOS is a lot more secure than the competition, and over the years attacks have only happened on devices that were jailbroken. These are the devices that have been liberated from Apple’s tight security. Unfortunately, that might no longer be the case thanks to a new strain of malware known as YiSpecter, which has been found to attack non-jailbroken iOS devices.

YiSpecter is a recently discovered malicious form of malware and it is the first of its kind. In order to do what it does, this malware uses and abuses a private API in order to gain access to your device and unleash damage. The strain has actually been around for about ten months now and is currently known to be limited to users in China and Taiwan. YiSpecter manages to gain access and spread by hijacking ISP traffic, an additional strain of malware on the Windows platform, and offline application installation.

The internal DNA of this malware is quite intricate and it involves four different components that have all been digitally signed by various enterprise certificates. Those individual components work in conjunction with one another to set off a chain of downloads that originate from a remote server. The malware is then instructed internally to hide its own icons from the iOS home screen so that it doesn’t raise suspicion. For those that actually have the ability to access hidden icons, the developers behind YiSpecter have attempted to mask their malicious malware by masquerading it as an official App Store installation.

In terms of what this malware can do, it is fairly far reaching. YiSpecter is able to change the default search engine in Safari, replace installed apps with ones of its own that have been downloaded remotely to collect data and inputs, as well as upload the information it steals to a control center server.

Now for the good news, we have received work that the vulnerability within iOS that allows access to YiSpecter has been patched with the release of iOS 9 and it can only affect iOS 8.3 and below. iOS 8.4 and above are safe so if you want to protect your device from this malware be sure to upgrade your firmware to a safe version.


Apple Has Added A Little Waterproofing To iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus

10/01/2015 11:32:00 AM - 0 comments
#p During the week we watched a video by a YouTuber who placed his iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in a bowl of water for an hour and they continued to work. Now it is safe to say that we were very surprised because Apple hasn’t said anything about a waterproof iPhone. It turns out that the YouTuber did a follow up video which shows that at least one of the iPhone’s screens is starting to fail because of the water damage. #/p #p We were very curious as to why someone would do this to their iPhone but it turns out that new findings regarding the internal setup of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have revealed why these new iPhones lasted so long in the bowl of water anyway. Even though one of them is starting to fail, it is clear that both actually did stand up to the water test considerably well when compared to other iPhone models. Both of the new iPhones were taken apart by iFixit, and this revealed the answer. #/p #p Photos were taken by iFixit, and they showed that both of Apple’s new iPhone models have a gasket around the edge of the entire handset as well as silicone seals around important parts of the device’s internals. The lip around the edge of the new frame has 0.3mm of additional width compared to the iPhone 6. This provides just enough space to house the gasket. Apple didn’t just line the edge with adhesive sealant; they actually reconstructed the edge of the frame to make space for a seal. #/p #p This means that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus are equipped to withstand water to a certain extent. This doesn’t mean that Apple have made these devices waterproof because this hasn’t been mentioned. What it does mean though is that your iPhone may be prevented from getting damaged from accidental drops into water. #/p #p We wouldn’t advise that you try this out but you might take some peace of mind in knowing that if you accidentally drop your phone in water, as we can all do from time to time, you might still have a fully working device if you rescue it quickly enough. #/p #p Who knows though, this could be the beginning of Apple introducing a waterproof iPhone in the future. #/p Read more...

Camera Comparison: iPhone 6s Vs Every Previous Generation iPhone

9/29/2015 11:30:00 AM - 0 comments

A new iphone model release is always a big thing and we always look forward to seeing the improvements that have been made. Now that the iPhone 6s is finally here, we thought we would look at the camera and do a comparison between the iPhone 6s and all previous iPhone models.

Let’s face it, the camera is a big thing on your iPhone and over the years there have been some massive improvements. Initial test have shown that the new 12-megapixel camera that you get in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is really quite good when it comes to capturing whatever you are pointing it at. Initial tests are really good, but sometimes you really just need to spend time using it to see exactly what it can do. This is where the annual iPhone camera comparison comes into play.

Lisa Bettany is the co-founder of the company behind Camera+ and MagiCam and she has just carried out her annual camera comparison of the iPhone 6s and all previous iPhone models. The results are really quite remarkable and by taking one of each iPhone ever released she has creating some stunning comparison photos. Lisa has in fact put together a blog post showing just what each iPhone camera is capable of and has then compared them with each other. The result is that the new iPhones are the best yet when it comes to taking photos. You can view the images Lisa took by visiting iPhone 6s camera comparison.

The improved sensor, software updates, and the new A9 processor that is available with the iPhone 6s has made this the best camera yet. There is an apparent increase in the speed of the auto focus and improvements to color accuracy, details and sharpness and in low light too.

Apple iPhones have always been some of the best smartphones around especially when it comes to taking photos, replacing point-and-shoots for many and even DSLRs for some. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is capable of holding its own and does take some amazing shots which you will see over on Lisa’s blog post. If taking pictures is something that is important to you be sure to take a look at the photos before deciding whether or not the iPhone 6s is for you.


Pixelmator for iOS 9 Adds iPad Split-Screen Multitasking And More

9/24/2015 03:31:00 PM - 0 comments

Pixelmator’s latest version was released today. This is a fantastic photo editor for your iPhone or iPad and we the latest version is Pixelmator 2.1. The new update brings with it full support for iPad iOS 9 multitasking, the ability to import and edit 8K resolutions images, Open-In-Place document management across iOS and lot more.

Apple changed a number of things with iOS 9 including the new system font, San Francisco, and the latest version of Pixelmator supports this. The main change with Pixelmator though is the addition of iPad multitasking support. This means that users can now dock Pixelmator to the side of the screen using Slide Over. On recent iPad you can also pop Pixelmator into Split View for a true 2-app side by side multitasking experience.

For iOS users this means that some typical desktop workflow are now possible. You can now edit images with Pixelmator and browse the internet for inspiration and ideas at the same time. If you are doing something a little more casual, you can choose to have your social media apps open at the same time. If this is something that you want to do you might have to purchase a newer model iPad. To use Split View you have to have iOS 9 and an iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, or an iPad Air 2.

Pixelmator 2.1 also adds support for iOS 9’s new Open In Place document feature. This fixes a problem that a lot of people have with iOS file management. Normally when you edit a document the app would have to save another duplicate copy of the document. Now with Open In Place, it works like your regular desktop where you can open a Pixelmator document from anywhere, make your changes and then save it back to the same place. This is so much better and it eliminates the need for duplicate copies not to mention saving on your storage. The update also indexes your Pixelmator projects in Spotlight so you can find them using the universal search from your home screen.

If that’s not enough, Pixelmator can now also import and edit 8K resolution images. This means you can now crop and adjust photos up to 64 megapixels in size on both the iPhone and iPad. Version 2.1 of this app also includes a convenient workflow for handling images in your Photos library. You can open an image from Photos and save your changes without creating a copy. You can also copy your current canvas to the clipboard at any time to quickly paste it into other apps.

Pixelmator is available on the iOS App Store for just $4,99 and the companion app for your Mac is available on the Mac App Store for just $29.99. The creators of this app have also promised to add stylus support for the Apple Pencil with iPad Pro so be sure to keep an eye out for future updates.


ZERODIUM Announces $1 Million Dollars For Anyone Who Can Jailbreak iOS 9

9/22/2015 01:27:00 PM - 0 comments

There is so much excitement around the internet today as ZERODIUM, a premium zero-day acquisition platform, have announced the biggest zero-day bug bounty program. Dubbed the Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty, they are going to pay out millions to anyone who can jailbreak the “world’s most secure mobile operating system”. ZERODIUM announced that they will pay $1 million US dollars for an exclusive browser-based untethered jailbreak of iOS 9 and we have all the details below.

As the name suggest, this bounty program is targeted towards iOS 9, which is considered to be the most secure mobile platform out there. ZERODIUM says they it will pay out 1 million US dollars to each individual or team that creates or submits an “exclusive browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for iOS 9. The jailbreak must work on all iOS devices, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and more. The last browser-based jailbreak for iOS was Jailbreak.me which was released in 2011 by Comex.

Finding exploits or bugs that will allow developers and researchers to successfully jailbreak iOS 9 might be possible but finding a browser-based exploit is unlikely and not something that is going to be easy.

According to the ZERODIUM website: “Apple iOS, like all operating systems, is often affected by critical security vulnerabilities, however due to the increasing number of security improvements and the effectiveness of exploit mitigation in place, Apple’s iOS is currently the most secure mobile OS. This however doesn’t mean that it is unbreakable, it just means that iOS has currently the highest cost and complexity of vulnerability exploitation and here’s where the Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty comes into play.”

In total, ZERODIUM will be paying out $3 million US dollars for all iOS related exploits and jailbreaks found by developers and researchers. The zero-day bounty program is open until 6pm EDT on October 31 or until ZERODIUM ends up paying the total promised prize fund to developers and researchers. You can find out more about this on the ZERODIUM website.

One last thing, ZERODIUM won’t be making the exploit public so don’t expect a release of an iOS 9 jailbreak tool for iOS devices.


Jailbreak iOS 9 – Status Update for iPhone and iPad

9/17/2015 02:30:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple has released iOS 9 and with it comes the barrage of queries on how to jailbreak this new firmware. In this post we are going to look at the status of a potential iOS 9 jailbreak. With the release of iOS 9 we have been told that this is the greatest version of the iOS to date and it brings with it some great new features and improvements. We have included a video at the end of the post that will walk you through the new iOS 9 firmware.

Apple have dedicated a lot of time and resources when it comes to improving their mobile operating system, but there is still, and probably always will be, a strong contingency of users who can’t wait to jailbreak their devices.

At the moment, the last publicly available jailbreak was for iOS 8.4. This was provided by the TaiG team. Pangu team has also managed to successfully jailbreak iOS 8.4.1, but they claim that a number of the vulnerabilities used in that process have been patched with the release of the Golden Master build of iOS 9. There is no real confirmation on whether or not the Pangu team will package together their iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak and release it to the public.

Now that iOS 9 is officially here we are all waiting with baited breath. Prominent developer iH8Sn0w recently uploaded a video to YouTube demonstrating his successful attempt at jailbreaking Apple’s iOS 9. This video not only showed a jailbroken iOS 9 device, but outlines very specific things such as verbose boot, custom boot logos running, and demonstrated code injection. We don’t know if he will make this jailbreak available to the public or not though, so once again we are left hanging. We know it can be done but we don’t know if we will be able to get our hands on it or not.

What this essentially means is that once again we all have to wait to see if the TaiG or Pangu teams will come up with something. While we wait for them to delve deep into iOS 9 and discover the vulnerabilities that are needed for a jailbreak, we are advised not to update our firmware. The fact that iH8Sn0w has demonstrated a working jailbreak for iOS 9 is positive and it gives us hope that a public jailbreak could in fact be in the works. With that being said, with iOS 9.1 already available to testers, the likelihood of TaiG or Pangu working on a jailbreak for iOS 9 is quite doubtful and we could see them giving all their attention to a jailbreak for iOS 9.1.

While we wait for more information why not take a look at the video below that showcases all the feature the new iOS 9 firmware brings.


VLC Player App Is Coming To Apple TV 4

9/15/2015 11:29:00 AM - 0 comments

Apps for the Apple TV have become a reality and developers are jumping on the idea. All the media streaming apps that we all love to use on iOS are starting to announce that their apps will be making the jump to Apple TV and your big screen too. We have already heard that Plex will get its very own Apple TV app, and today we are delighted to report that VLC is also going to be made available on the new Apple TV 4.

The news was announced via a blog post, but VLC for Apple TV 4 doesn’t have a release date yet. We are also aware that the VLC development cycle is still in its early days, but the team behind the app have confirmed that it is already capable of playback. With the core functionality already there, and the Apple TV not yet available to buy, we can only hope that development of this app will speed up in order to have the VLC available on the TV OS App Store when the new Apple TV releases.

VLC is created by VideoLAN and is a free media player and streamer that has been around for a long time. It is available on all platforms and is often touted as the best media player available. It’s also free which makes it one of the first apps that people think of when looking for a media player. The personal media player Plex has already confirmed they will be on the TV OS App Store and with VLC in development, the Apple TV will be set to compete on a level playing field with the likes of the Amazon Fire Stick and the Roku.

The Apple TV 4 box will be available next month and the base costs for this new TV box will start at $149 for a 32GB model, increasing to $199 for a 64GB model. The new device features a newly designed OS, TV OS, with a dedicated App Store and Siri integration. It also comes with 2GB of RAM, improved WiFi, a new remote with a trackpad and motion tracking, and support for third-party Bluetooth game controllers. All in all, it sounds very exciting and we can’t wait to get our hands on it and test it out. What about you, what are you most looking forward to with the new Apple TV 4?


Apple Event Roundup: iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Apple TV and more

9/10/2015 12:32:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple held their annual event yesterday and put an end the rumors and speculations surrounding new product. Products that were introduced included the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, a new Apple TV, and several new accessories. This turned out to be one of Apple’s more prolific events yet and below we have a roundup of everything that was announced plus a video of the entire event for those who missed it.

With so much new hardware and software announced yesterday there is so much excitement about what product to buy first. The iPad Pro was a big feature as was the new iPhone models. There was so much to take it that it was easy to lose track so below you will find a run-down of the new hardware and software.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

We already knew that two new iPhones were going to be introduced yesterday as this is something that we have become accustomed to. That being said the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus came with some great new features including 3D touch which is sure to be a massive selling point. You can see this demonstrated nicely in some amazing videos over on 9to5Mac.

Apple TV 4 with tvOS

Once again the rumors have been shown to be true and Apple finally announced a new Apple TV, complete with a redesigned interface, new remote, and more importantly, new apps. As part of this redesign a new operating system, dubbed tvOS was introducted. You can expect to see tvOS starting to receive updates along the same lines of iOS and WatchOS, with new functionality being added over time. The release date is set for October with prices starting at $149. Again check out the video at the end to see this new box in action as well as Siri being used to search for TV programs and more.

iPad Pro and iPad mini 4

So we finally have. Apple’s large 12.9 inch iPad Pro has been announced and it will ship in November. Some great accessories such as a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil are being made available. This is something that a lot of people have been waiting for and we love it. Apple also announced the iPad mini 4 which is very similar in spec to the iPad Air 2. Check out the video and see the fabulous iPad Pro in action.

iOS 9, Watch OS 2, El Capitan Golden Masters and iOS 9.1 Beta

We were expecting iOS 9 to be announced as well as WatchOS 2. Both of these have entered the Golden Master Phase which means they are done and ready to be rolled out on September 16th. Also released was OSX El Capitan GM though no public release date was announced. For those with developer accounts, iOS 9.1 beta 1 is available to download now and this is expected to release in November when the iPad Pro starts shipping.

Apple Watch and More

New accessories for the Apple Watch were also announced and these included new Sport band colors, new leather bands and new Gold and Rose finishes for the Sport Model. Also announced was new storage prices for iCloud along with a brand new iPhone upgrade Program. This new upgrade program allows you to purchase an unlocked iPhone 6s or 6s Plus including Apple Care from as little as $30 per month over 24 months.

Out of the announcement yesterday we loved the iPad Pro. The new 3D Touch feature added to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is really great too. We can’t wait for release dates to get our hands on these great new products. Which is your favorite? Be sure to check out the full keynote speech below and be sure to comment and let us know what you think.


iPad Pro Specs: What You Need To Know

9/08/2015 01:37:00 PM - 0 comments

Tomorrow is the big day and alongside the new iPhones, new Apple TV, new Apple Watch bands, and a gold version of the Apple Watch Sport, Apple also plans to debut a pair of new iPads. The larger of these will be the iPad Pro and the smaller is the new iPad mini. Since we mentioned the iPad Pro last week, we have been able to gather some more details about this device and we are happy to detail them below.

Unlike the early model iPads, which started at 16GB and were designed to appeal in both pricing and size, the iPad Pro looks to take things further. Even this model is going to have features that are befitting of such a name.

From reports that we have read it seems that the production of this new tablet is running slightly behind schedule. While Apple still plans to announce the device tomorrow, open up pre-orders in October, and begin shipping in November, we understands that the shipping may not begin until the end of November. Even then, we might find that there may be initial supply constraints.

We have also learned that the base model of the iPad Pro will most likely ship with 64GB of storage, which is a hell of a lot more than the mere 16GB that the base models of the iPad Air and iPad mini come with. Apple is also set to make a larger 128GB model available tool. The device will run on iOS 9.1. New iPhones will be made available in Rose Gold colors but the iPad Pro is likely to come only in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey to start off with.

Just like the iPad Air and iPad mini devices, the iPad Pro will be available with built-in LTE capabilities. We have been told that the pricing for the highest end iPad Pro with LTE chips will be similar to that of Apple’s latest MacBooks. As the iPad Pro will support a new Apple-designed Bluetooth keyboard, customer may have a tough choice in the $1,000+ price range when looking for either a large-sized iPad or a small-sized MacBook.

The larger screen of the iPad Pro will be a 12.9-inch display and to give it true “Pro” capabilities, the iPad Pro’s landscape split-screen mode will allow two full-sized portrait iPad apps to be displayed. This is unlike the split-screen mode on the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad mini 4 that condenses the portrait iPad apps to fit side-by-side in landscape mode. The iPad Pro will come with an A9X chip and it will also have four stereo speakers, but a single lightning port on the bottom.

Finally, we have been told that Apple has decided not to bundle the iPad Pro with either the new Force Touch-integrated iPad stylus or keyboard. These accessories will be sold separately. We have been told that Apple has developed two different version of an iPad Pro keyboard attachment. One of these will double as a case while the other is similar to the existing Apple Wireless keyboard.

It still remains to be seen whether or not Apple will announce one or both of the new iPad models tomorrow but we will be waiting patiently to see what transpires and will be sure to bring you all the headlines and details as soon as they have been aired.


iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 Planned for September 9 With Pre-orders October

9/03/2015 03:41:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple are having their big even on the 9th of September and it is set to be one of their largest events ever. It is being held in San Francisco. We are going to be getting a pair of brand new iPhone, a revamped Apple TV set top box, and new bands for the Apple Watch. But that is not all, Apple is currently planning to debut a pair of new iPads next week too. The long-rumored iPad Pro, and a refreshed version of the iPad mini.

The iPad Pro is currently scheduled to hit retail outlets in November after its pre-order campaign in October according to sources. There have been rumors that the Macbook-sized iPad will make its debut next week, it is possible that Apple could hold back and have an early October event for the iPad.

We do know however that next week’s event will include an unprecedented number of product introductions beating last year’s iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay keynote. If the iPad Pro is going to be shown off next week, sources indicate that the new iPad mini 4 will also be introduced as well. A third version of the iPad Air is also said to be in the works but sources confirm that it won’t be released until 2016. New Macs are also unlikely to be featured at next week’s event.

The iPad mini 4 will be thinner than the current version and will include a faster A-series chip with support for split-screen apps first introduced in iOS 9. It will also likely include a pair of upgraded cameras. As for the iPad Pro, codenamed J98/J99 internally, the larger-sized tablet will be geared toward power users and run iOS 9.1, support a Force Touch-based stylus, and include speakers on two sides for a more pronounced stereo effect. The new iOS 9.1 operating system is said to bring additional tweaks to the iPad Pro including optimized versions of Siri and Notification Center interfaces. If Apple does unveil these new iPads next week, an event in October can be ruled out.

What do you think, are you excited about the new iPad Pro? I know we are and we would love to hear your thoughts on this Macbook-sized iPad. Maybe there is something else you are more excited about though so be sure to let us know in the comments what you are looking forward to at this year’s Apple Event.