Motherboard: Google Hackers Found 10 Ways to Hack an iPhone Without Touching It. “While the iPhone is one of the most secure consumer devices on the market, it’s certainly not infallible. Security researcher Ian Beer drove that point home just about a year ago when he found 30 different iOS vulnerabilities while working for Project Zero, Google’s team of elite hackers tasked with finding vulnerabilities in competitors’ (and Google) products. Project Zero has returned with a new report by researcher Natalie Silvanovich highlighting 10 new ways that the iPhone can be covertly compromised by hackers.”
Neowin: Tape and glasses are all you need to break Apple’s FaceID – alongside a sleeping person. “Turns out, in order to allow people with spectacles to use Face ID without removing their eyewear, Face ID doesn’t take 3D information around the eyes when it sees a user is wearing glasses. Using this weak point in Face ID’s implementation, researchers showed how they could take a sleeping person, put on specially modified glasses and applying some tape on them can trick Face ID into unlocking the phone.”
MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Calendar Apps for Your iPhone . “It’s hard to decide which iPhone calendar app you should use. The App Store is full of possibilities—each has a distinct set of pros and cons, and in some cases, is designed for a different subset of users. That said, some iOS calendars stand out above their competitors. Curious? Keep reading as we look at the best calendar apps for iPhone.”
TNW: How to remove metadata from your photos on iOS. “Shortcuts app for iOS is a very useful way to automate your iPhone or iPad. In this series, we’ve been looking at different workflows to make your Apple device a lot more powerful to accomplish specific tasks. Another automation that could come in handy is removing metadata from photos.”
How-To Geek: How to Film With Your Own Green Screen Using Your iPhone. “Blue and green screens are used by TV and movie studios to blend two videos by replacing the background with something different. You have that power on your iPhone and iPad and we’re going to show you how to use it.” It’s not perfect, but for a quick hack it’s not bad at all.
Washington Post: It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?. “On a recent Monday night, a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers got reports from my iPhone. At 11:43 p.m., a company called Amplitude learned my phone number, email and exact location. At 3:58 a.m., another called Appboy got a digital fingerprint of my phone. At 6:25 a.m., a tracker called Demdex received a way to identify my phone and sent back a list of other trackers to pair up with. And all night long, there was some startling behavior by a household name: Yelp. It was receiving a message that included my IP address -— once every five minutes.”