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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by Gregjam » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:35 pm

So is this slowing down on older iStuff also affecting older iPads. My iPad Mini version 1 won't even take the latest OS but it certainly seems to have slowed down. Tried resetting it and still as slow. It still has a fair amount of memory as I moved all the photos and videos out. Perhaps it is a perceived slow down compared my iPhone 5S. The battery still lasts pretty well but it is appallingly slow. It has easily outlived it's MS brethren though and as an old duffer who used to load up a ZXspectrum from a cassette tape in the dim and not so distant past I can understand changes in speed. I can still watch videos on youtube but it struggles with better quality on the MotoGP site.

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Post by Bluesky » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:24 pm

NEW MESSAGES BUG LETS A SINGLE LINK FREEZE AND RESTART YOUR IPHONE

It has not been a good year for Apple, as far as software scandals are concerned. From autocorrect nuisances to secret slowdowns of aging iPhones, Apple has had a lot to answer for. iOS users now have another issue to worry about — it's being called "chaiOS," and it's wrecking havoc on iPhones with just a simple URL.

The URL looks like a simple GitHub link at first. However, it's anything but. According to 9to5Mac, the bug was initially reported by Twitter user Abraham Masri:

"I found a (small) bug that causes device to freeze, respring, drains battery, and/or sometimes panic. No need to install anything. Just open, tap then paste."

— Abraham Masri/Twitter

The bug he was referring to was for the link iabem97.github.io/safaribug, but he then shared iabem97.github.io/chaiOS as another malicious link. Masri confirms the links negatively affect iPhones in the ways described above, and instructs that you just need to send the URL to a recipient to plague them with issues. He does request that no one use the link for "bad stuff," which would be our suggestion too.

iPhone owners are not the only ones affected — Mac users should watch out for the bug as well. Whatever is happening under the hood, it appears both iOS and macOS are linked.

How to Get Rid of the Bug on Your iPhone
Some have taken it upon themselves to test the chaiOS bug. 9to5Mac reports both the sender and recipient of the link would occasionally experience the symptoms, which included resprings, as well as both Messages apps freezing. The outlet claims the only fix in these cases is to delete the Messages thread in question, but if you're having a hard time finding a way to delete it, there are a few things you can try.

Reddit user TeCHEye_RDT said that if you somehow get affected by this link in a message and you're not running iOS 11 yet, ask Siri to send a message to yourself or anyone besides the person who sent you the malicious link, tap "Messages >" to jump to the new message, then go back to the main Messages list and delete the conversation with the malicious link. In iOS 11, you can try using 3D Touch on the Messages app to start a new thread with someone else and do the same thing.

You could also try simply force-closing the Messages app, then reopen it and delete the thread. You can even try signing out of iMessages in your Settings, opening the Messages app, force-closing it, then signing back into iMessage.

This Is Not the First Time We've Seen Link Bugs
This issue isn't the first instance of a simple message creating chaos for iOS. Back in 2015, the "effective power" text caused iPhones to shut down unexpectedly. In fact, in one of his tweets, Marsi exclaims "Effective Power is back, baby!" in relation to this latest glitch.

Also, in late-2016, a huge vulnerability in Apple's WebView was discovered which malicious links could take advantage of, causing chaos on iPhones when tapped on, performing tasks such as repeated calls to 911 and other things.

There are currently no reports that chaiOS is necessarily dangerous to your device. However, should you choose to test it out for yourself, proceed with caution, as not much is known about the nature of the bug.

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/new-me ... e-0182218/
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Post by buksida » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 pm

Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims
Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party.

Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after an operating system update disabled their devices in a global issue known as "error 53". The users were told by Apple that they were not eligible for a remedy if the iPhone or iPad had been repaired by another company.

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Post by buksida » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:42 pm

This made me chuckle ...

Co-Founder Of World’s Most Centralized Tech Company Calls Blockchain A Bubble
The co-founder of a company that makes billions of dollars by essentially centralizing technology has called decentralized blockchain a hyped bubble.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took to the stage yesterday at the NEX technology conference in New York to talk about blockchain and Bitcoin. According to CNBC he said that the hype around the industry is similar to the dot com bubble; “It was a bubble, and I feel that way about blockchain,”

He went on to state that Ethereum had a better ability to outlive the hype as it allows programmers to develop their own decentralized applications (dApps) to run on it.

The entire concept of a dApp goes against Apple’s core philosophy which is all about control. By locking consumers into its own ecosystem, which is governed by its own non-standard standards, the billion dollar firm can retain a tight grip of control over both its products, and those that buy them.

This is the quintessence of centralization, keeping users in a never ending loop of needless upgrades necessitated by timely and expensive product releases ensures they come back for more.


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Post by buksida » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:10 pm

iPhones 'trail rivals in internet speeds'
If you paid top dollar for the iPhone X and Apple Inc's other flagship smartphones expecting the fastest mobile internet speeds around, you won't like these results.

Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and $1,000 iPhone X trail the latest smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Alphabet Inc's Google in download speeds, according to data from Ookla LLC, a company that provides the most popular online service for measuring the speed of an internet connection with its Speedtest app and website.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/world- ... net-speeds
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