MakeUseOf: 25 Useful iPhone Productivity Apps That’ll Help You Get Things Done

MakeUseOf: 25 Useful iPhone Productivity Apps That’ll Help You Get Things Done. “Your iPhone is one of the best tools for becoming more productive. But there are thousands of productivity apps out there—how do you know which ones to use? We’ve ranked the 25 best iPhone productivity apps for you here. Which app will take the #1 spot? Keep reading to find out.”

ZDNet: Your iPhone is tracking your movements and storing your favorite locations all the time

ZDNet: Your iPhone is tracking your movements and storing your favorite locations all the time. “It comes as a surprise to many to discover that their iPhone is collecting a detailed history of places you visit on a regular basis. Here’s how you can find out what information your iPhone has on you, along with ways you can take control of it, or even delete it completely.”

MakeUseOf: The Definitive Guide to Backing Up Your iPhone or iPad

MakeUseOf: The Definitive Guide to Backing Up Your iPhone or iPad. “What would you do if you lost or broke your iPhone tomorrow? Assuming your iPhone is never coming back, you have two options: restore the backup you made, or start over from scratch. Nobody likes catastrophic data loss, but it happens. Fortunately, you can safeguard against the unthinkable by putting a backup plan into action. Protect your personal data, Camera Roll, contacts, and more with regular iPhone backups. Here’s what you need to know to do that.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Exciting iPhone Education Apps for Kids

MakeUseOf: 10 Exciting iPhone Education Apps for Kids. “In a little more than a decade, the combination of the iPhone and apps have transformed so many parts of our lives. From social networks and communication to games and much more, the iPhone has made learning, play, and everything in between easier and more enjoyable. One area that’s seen huge change is education. Thanks to the iPhone’s slim form factor, easy to use software, and touchscreen, even toddlers can use the smartphone to learn while having fun.”

Forbes: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

Forbes: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence. “In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers, a major U.S. government contractor claims to have found a way to unlock pretty much every iPhone on the market. Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that’s become the U.S. government’s company of choice when it comes to unlocking mobile devices, is this month telling customers its engineers currently have the ability to get around the security of devices running iOS 11.”

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.