Lifehacker: How to Learn and Type in Morse Code on Your iPhone. “Thanks to a new Gboard keyboard feature, you can now communicate via Morse code on iOS—just like Android users who have been dotting and dashing away since May. Don’t know morse code? Google says it can train you in the language in just an hour, if you check out the company’s new typing trainer.”
If you’re interested in listening to podcasts, have an iPhone, and don’t want to spend any money, check this out from MakeUseOf: A Guide to the (Surprisingly Excellent) iPhone Podcasts App. “Podcasts aren’t the most glamorous form of media. They’ve been around in some form since the early 2000s and it’s easy to take them for granted in a world with YouTube and other streaming services. That said, they’ve recently become more popular than ever. iPhone users have so many iOS podcast apps to choose from. But the iPhone comes with a dedicated podcast app already installed, and it’s more than capable of meeting all your podcast needs.”
ZDNet: A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes. “A security researcher has figured out how to brute force a passcode on any up-to-date iPhone or iPad, bypassing the software’s security mechanisms.”
UPDATE: It appears that the security researcher was mistaken.
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. “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. “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. “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.”