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.”

BetaNews: Free online service tests mobile app security and privacy

BetaNews: Free online service tests mobile app security and privacy. “When you download a mobile app you sometimes get more than you bargained for, Uber’s app that tracked iPhone users for example. It can be hard to know exactly what apps on your phone are up to. Now though, application security testing company High-Tech Bridge is launching a free ‘Mobile X-Ray’ service for developers that analyses native and hybrid iOS and Android apps and detects the most common weakness and vulnerabilities.”

PetaPixel: Here’s a Handy New Site That Converts iOS 11 .heic Photos to JPEG

PetaPixel: Here’s a Handy New Site That Converts iOS 11 .heic Photos to JPEG. “With the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple’s new HEIF/HEVC photo formats will make it trickier to use and share iPhone photos in a world still dominated by JPEG images. Luckily, heictojpg.com is here to save the day with an easy-to-use conversion service.”

The Next Web: Google Earth’s fantastic new app is now on iOS

The Next Web: Google Earth’s fantastic new app is now on iOS. “Google Earth got its biggest update in years back in April, but only on Android and the Web. Now the same new features have come to iOS. As a refresher, that update introduced detailed 3D maps for various locations that allowed you to virtually fly through a landscape. You can even shoot shareable ‘postcards’ using the renders.”

Washington Post: Update your Apple devices. Right now.

Washington Post: Update your Apple devices. Right now.. “Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to ‘execute arbitrary code’ — industry-speak for taking over your device. Through the WiFi chip, a hacker may be able to assume control of your device’s processor, the central computer that runs everything else.”

iOS: How to Keep Your iPhone Alive When Your Battery’s Dangerously Low (Lifehacker)

Lifehacker: iOS: How to Keep Your iPhone Alive When Your Battery’s Dangerously Low. “It used to be that when I went out late in the city, I’d play a rousing game of ‘How long can I keep my phone alive so I can listen to music on the way home?’ I would throw my phone into airplane mode, turn the brightness down, and hope it would last until I made it back to my apartment. Apple has since improved the way it handles battery life, though it doesn’t do everything it could to ensure your phone stays on. There are a few more tricks of the trade you can use to keep your iPhone alive as long as possible. “

MacRumors: Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users

Hey! From MacRumors: Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users. “Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free.”