MakeUseOf: How to Take Long Exposure Photos With an iPhone. “Although Apple doesn’t let you access your iPhone camera’s shutter speed, there are still ways to recreate long exposure shots on it. We’ll discuss your options for taking long-exposure photos on an iPhone. You can use a built-in iOS feature or a third-party app that specializes in long exposure shots for impressive light trails.”
Lifehacker: iPhones Are Getting New Ringtones for the First Time in a Decade. “Remember ringtones? Back in the day, when phones still rang with something other than spam calls, people even used to pay for the privilege of choosing a bespoke call sound. These days, the trend is to keep your phone on silent at all times, but it might be worth flipping the mute switch on your iPhone (or tapping the Action button on your iPhone 15 Pro), because we’re about to get a new batch of iPhone ringtones for the first time in a decade.”
Bleeping Computer: CISA orders agencies to patch iPhone bugs abused in spyware attacks. “Today, CISA ordered federal agencies to patch recently patched security vulnerabilities exploited as zero-days to deploy Triangulation spyware on iPhones via iMessage zero-click exploits.”
Bleeping Computer: New tool scans iPhones for ‘Triangulation’ malware infection. “Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has released a tool to detect if Apple iPhones and other iOS devices are infected with a new ‘Triangulation’ malware. This malware was discovered by Kaspersky on its own network, reporting that it has infected multiple iOS devices across its premises worldwide since at least 2019.”
Engadget: Apple’s free My Photo Stream service will shut down on July 26th. “Apple plans to shut down its My Photo Stream service on July 26th, 2023, the company announced on Friday. The free service has been available since the release of iCloud in 2011. You can use My Photo Stream to upload the last 30 days of images and videos – up to a limit of 1,000 – from your Apple devices to iCloud.”
i-D: Find My Friends is becoming another form of toxic social media. “…as many continue to share their location with more friends and checking in more often themselves, the tracking app can take on a whole new role in modern relationships. With people openly admitting to keeping track of their friend’s locations multiple times a day, Find My has become an unexpected social media app in its own right.”
Slashgear: 12 Best iPhone Apps For Photo Editing (2023). “Apple coined the phrase, “There’s an app for that,” when marketing the iPhone 3g in 2009, eventually dedicating a whole section to the App Store for photo editing apps. We’ve compiled a list of the best photo editing apps for the iPhone. Some are more general, some are for specific tasks, but all are worthy of a place on your device.”
Lifehacker: Finally, There’s an Easy Way to Reduce Background Noise on Your iPhone. “As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is adding Voice Isolation mode to phone calls as part of iOS 16.4. According to Apple, Voice Isolation mode ‘prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you,’ a simple solution to clearer audio during phone calls.”
Wall Street Journal: A Basic iPhone Feature Helps Criminals Steal Your Entire Digital Life. “In the early hours of Thanksgiving weekend, Reyhan Ayas was leaving a bar in Midtown Manhattan when a man she had just met snatched her iPhone 13 Pro Max. Within a few minutes, the 31-year-old, a senior economist at a workforce intelligence startup, could no longer get into her Apple account and all the stuff attached to it, including photos, contacts and notes. Over the next 24 hours, she said, about $10,000 vanished from her bank account.”
Ars Technica: Stable Diffusion in your pocket? “Draw Things” brings AI images to iPhone. “On Wednesday, a San Francisco-based developer named Liu Liu released Draw Things: AI Generation, a free app available in the App Store that lets iPhone owners run the popular Stable Diffusion AI image generator. Type in a description, and the app generates an image within several minutes. It’s a notable step toward bringing image synthesis to a wider audience—with the added privacy of running it on your own hardware.
How-To Geek: How to Automate Your iPhone Based on Time, Activity, or Location. “Your iPhone can become more efficient with a few simple automations that show relevant information and hide distractions, depending on what you’re doing. Automating your iPhone can help you be more productive at work, get a better night’s sleep, or surface useful reminders at the best possible time.”
How-To Geek: 5 iPhone Screenshot Tricks You Should Know. “Taking screenshots on an iPhone is a simple thing to do, but there’s more than meets the eye. Apple includes a handful of nifty tools for screenshots, and there are some clever ‘unofficial’ tricks you should know about.”
Mashable: The 22 most useful free iPhone apps, according to Reddit . “Redditors are providing an online public service by recommending extremely helpful iOS apps that are absolutely free. There are adventure apps, sleep apps, education apps, sleep apps, mental health apps, food apps, sleeeep apppppps. Yeah, you get the point. Check out our compilation of the best free iPhone apps that Redditors love.”
Lifehacker: 7 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Search for Photos on Your iPhone. “If you’ve been using your iPhone for years, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of finding an old photo. Thankfully, the Photos app has a pretty powerful search feature that, if used right, can help you find the pictures you’re looking for.” It’s a slideshow, but a good slideshow.