Ubergizmo: Apple Promises To Fix Latest iPhone Crash Bug Before iOS 11.3

Ubergizmo: Apple Promises To Fix Latest iPhone Crash Bug Before iOS 11.3. “We picked up on a report earlier today about a new bug in iOS 11.2 that’s making iPhones crash and even disabling access to apps like iMessages and WhatsApp. Bugs have been causing a lot of headaches recently for iOS device users and the latest one just makes matters worse. The good thing is that Apple has promised to release a fix for the latest iPhone crash bug before iOS 11.3, which means that it should be out soon.”

Warning: A simple text message can crash iOS and macOS (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Warning: A simple text message can crash iOS and macOS. “The chaiOS bug, as it’s been dubbed, links to a page of code on GitHub. When the recipient clicks on the link, Apple’s Messages app freaks out, and ultimately crashes. Bugs like this are a nuisance rather than a genuine worry, and Apple does tend to roll out updates for such issues pretty quickly, so there’s a good chance it will be fixed in the near future.” I don’t think this has been weaponized, so it’s more of an “Oh boy this is annoying” issue than a security issue.

MacWorld: If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it

MacWorld: If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it. “It’s like Y2K all over again for iPhone users. When the clock struck midnight on December 2, 2017, many iPhones that were running iOS 11.1.2 began inexplicably rebooting and crashing. But if you’re one of the affected users, there’s already a fix.”

TechCrunch: Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need

TechCrunch: Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need. “Former Apple intern Christian Selig says he wasn’t happy with the selection of iOS apps for browsing Reddit, so he decided to build his own. The developer this week launched his own Reddit client called Apollo, which offers a beautifully designed browsing experience for either iPhone or iPad, as well as customizable gestures, a media viewer, a full Markdown writing editor and other features inspired by Reddit user feedback.”

The Next Web: Googler proves any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you

The Next Web: Googler proves any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you. “This is pretty disturbing. Google engineer Felix Krause has detailed an alarming privacy setting in Apple’s iOS that enables iPhone apps with camera permission to surreptitiously take photos and videos of you – without your knowledge. The researcher notes that granting camera permission will enable apps to access both the front and the back camera of your device, photograph and record you at any time the app is in the foreground, upload this content immediately, and run real-time face detection to read your facial expressions.”

Now on iOS: Get paid to share your opinion (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Now on iOS: Get paid to share your opinion. “There’s an old saying—the customer is always right. And certainly, the world’s best companies are always eager to hear directly from customers. That’s one reason we created Google Opinion Rewards, an app that pays people to give their opinions and answer questions from companies, big and small. Today we’re bringing Google Opinion Rewards to iOS.”