CNET: If you have an iPhone, you should know about these iOS privacy features

CNET: If you have an iPhone, you should know about these iOS privacy features. “Once you’ve downloaded the operating system, you’ll have access to Apple’s new FaceTime features that, for the first time, let Android and PC users participate. You’ll also get iMessage improvements that make it easier to track links and photos your friends have sent. And there’s access to plenty of new privacy and security features included with iOS 15. If you’re like me — one of the billion-plus people that use an iPhone — then I’d say it’s worth learning about new privacy updates available on Apple’s latest OS as well as going ahead and changing some of your settings right away.”

Reuters: Apple warns Thai activists “state-sponsored attackers” may have targeted iPhones

Reuters: Apple warns Thai activists “state-sponsored attackers” may have targeted iPhones. “Apple Inc issued on Wednesday alert messages to at least six Thai activists and researchers who have been critical of the government, warning it believed their iPhones had been targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’, according to activists and the alerts reviewed by Reuters.”

Sky News: Supreme Court ruling may force Google to pay all iPhone UK users up to £750 in compensation for secret tracking

Sky News: Supreme Court ruling may force Google to pay all iPhone UK users up to £750 in compensation for secret tracking. “Between 2011 and 2012, Google secretly collected data from people using the Safari browser on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, despite assuring them that it would be prevented from doing so by the browser’s default settings.”

Gizmodo: You Told Your Apps To Stop Tracking You, but They Didn’t Listen

Gizmodo: You Told Your Apps To Stop Tracking You, but They Didn’t Listen. “The App Tracking Transparency (ATT) settings that came bundled in an iOS 14 update gave iPhone users everywhere the power to tell their favorite apps (and Facebook) to knock off the whole tracking thing. Saying no, Apple promised, would stop these apps from tracking you as you browse the web, and through other apps on your phone. Well, it turns out that wasn’t quite the case. The Washington Post was first to report on a research study that put Apple’s ATT feature to the test, and found the setting… pretty much useless.”

Lifehacker: 8 Ways to Make Everything on Your iPhone Easier to See

Lifehacker: 8 Ways to Make Everything on Your iPhone Easier to See. “If you frequently find yourself wishing for larger text or icons on your phone, you’re not alone. Some people prefer microscopic font sizes but others want large, bold text everywhere. Luckily, there are things you can do to make text more readable—and everything else easier to see—while using your iPhone.” A slideshow, but good tips.

Lifehacker: 10 Time-Saving Features and Settings You Should Be Using on Your iPhone

Lifehacker: 10 Time-Saving Features and Settings You Should Be Using on Your iPhone. “Basic tasks can sometimes feel like a chore on your iPhone because it takes a lot of time for something trivial. For example, the Camera app keeps opening to the default photo mode, and you have to keep sliding over to other modes such as portrait or video. Fortunately, it’s possible to save a lot of time by speeding up a lot of basic tasks on your iPhone. We’re going to share our favorite time-saving tips that you might enjoy.” Warning: this is a slideshow.

Hongkiat: How to Properly Backup And Restore Your iPhone Data

Hongkiat: How to Properly Backup And Restore Your iPhone Data. “There are two ways to backup your iPhone’s data and depending on your phone’s used storage and method, the entire process can take just one minute or up to an hour. The most convenient method is backing up your data to iCloud, since you can do it anywhere and you won’t be tethered to your laptop or desktop. And as I just mentioned, the second method is through your computer.”

ZDNet: This app teaches you how to make your iPhone secure

ZDNet: This app teaches you how to make your iPhone secure. “First and foremost, iVerify is a security scanner that makes sure you are making use of the basic security features such as Face/Touch ID, Screen Lock, and are running the latest iOS version. It also runs a device scan that looks for security anomalies and gives you a heads up if something seems out of place.” Not free, but the price is only $2.99.

Reuters: Google battles landmark UK class action over alleged iPhone tracking

Reuters: Google battles landmark UK class action over alleged iPhone tracking. “A proposed multi-billion pound British class action against Google, which alleges the internet giant secretly tracked millions of iPhone users, is not viable and should not be allowed to proceed, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. Antony White, a lawyer for Google, told the first day of a two-day hearing that any maiden, U.S.-style data protection lawsuit could only seek redress under English laws if a data breach led to claimants suffering damage.”

MakeUseOf: How to Edit Videos on Your Phone With KineMaster

MakeUseOf: How to Edit Videos on Your Phone With KineMaster. “You’ve shot a video using your phone, and now it’s time to edit. But what if you suck at video editing and don’t have the money to hire a professional editor? There’s no need to worry. It’s simple to edit your videos (for free) using KineMaster, a mobile video editor. KineMaster is an easy-to-use editing app with tons of features. Its drag-and-drop features let you edit videos on the go, as well as adding media to it.”

Washington Post: Is that app spying on you? Here’s how to read iPhone privacy labels.

Washington Post: Is that app spying on you? Here’s how to read iPhone privacy labels.. “While they’re a step forward, Apple’s labels are neither complete nor particularly simple. When I conducted a spot check, I found that some of the self-reported labels weren’t necessarily even always telling the truth. But if you take the time to read the labels, you might make some surprising discoveries.”

Batterygate: Apple to pay $113 million for throttling iPhone performance (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Batterygate: Apple to pay $113 million for throttling iPhone performance. “Starting back in 2016, Apple used updates to iOS to throttle the performance of older iPhones in a bid to improve battery life. While the company’s intensions may have been good, the fact that customers were not warned about the reduction in performance did not work in its favor.”

Google Blog: Easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14

Google Blog: Easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14. “iOS 14 has launched, and with it comes new features that make it easier to access some of the Google apps you use most often. Starting today, you can add a Google Search Widget to your Home Screen to let you find information even faster. You can also set Chrome as your default browser app on your iPhone or iPad, and in the coming days, you’ll be able to set Gmail as your default email app.”

TechCrunch: Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone

TechCrunch: Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone. “The jailbreak, released by the unc0ver team, supports all iPhones that run iOS 11 and above, including up to iOS 13.5, which Apple released this week. Details of the vulnerability that the hackers used to build the jailbreak aren’t known, but it’s not expected to last forever. Just as jailbreakers work to find a way in, Apple works fast to patch the flaws and close the jailbreak.”