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One of the key features of iOS 16 is the new, customizable iPhone lock screen. It lets users create multiple sets with different wallpapers, font settings, and even widgets. However, despite having multiple customization options, the latest version of iPhone’s operating system won’t let you create as many custom lock screens as you want. more… The post PSA: iOS 16 has a limit to how many custom lock screens users can create appeared first on 9to5Mac.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer provides many tools to help you set, verify, and refine permissions. One part of IAM Access Analyzer—policy validation—helps you author secure and functional policies that grant the intended permissions. Now, I’m excited to announce that AWS has updated the IAM console experience for role trust policies to […]

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers … more… The post Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Zillow, a popular US real estate platform, announced on Monday an update to its iOS app that makes it even more integrated with Apple services. iPhone and iPad users now will be able to explore the surroundings of a neighborhood directly in Zillow’s app using Apple Maps’ Look Around feature. more… The post Zillow now lets iOS users explore a neighborhood with Apple Maps’ Look Around feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Jamf:Get complete management and security solutions for your organization that are enterprise secure, consumer simple, and protect personal privacy with Jamf. Learn more at more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: October 3, 2022 – iPhone Touch ID, metaverse mystery, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Israeli startup LayerX has joined the list of companies scoring investor interest in the tricky enterprise browser market. LayerX, based in Tel Aviv, came out of the shadows Monday with $7.5 million in seed funding and ambitious plans to build technology to turn any web browser into a protected and manageable workspace. read more

Last week, an odd story emerged on Reddit when original AirPods Pro users noticed that the latest iOS 16.1 beta had added Adaptive Transparency to the first-generation model. As we speculated at the time, this appears to be a bug and it seems like the next beta iOS 16.1 will remove the toggle from the Settings app altogether. more… The post Adaptive Transparency isn’t actually coming to older AirPods despite iOS 16.1 beta setting appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Now that Apple has released its latest round of major software updates, including watchOS 9 and iOS 16, Apple fans are shifting their focus to what’s next. A new concept from Parker Ortolani imagines what Apple could have in store for watchOS 10, with a focus on new features for Apple Watch Ultra, Live Activities, and more. more… The post watchOS 10 concept flexes ‘Rest mode’ for fitness, exclusive Apple Watch Ultra features, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that it is finally working on the long-awaited “Edit” button. After a brief public demonstration of how this feature will work, Twitter is now rolling out the option to Twitter Blue subscribers to edit tweets – but only in select countries. more… The post Twitter rolling out ‘Edit’ button for Blue subscribers, but only if you live in these countries appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Want to take advantage of Apple’s brightest screen yet on the Ultra? Or get your Apple Watch Series 8, SE, or earlier Apple Watch up to the full 1,000 nits? Here’s how to turn up Apple Watch screen brightness plus a couple of details to keep in mind. more… The post How to use Apple Watch Ultra 2,000 nits or Series 8 1,000 nits screen brightness appeared first on 9to5Mac.

After launching in 2019, to help organizations manage their Apple fleet, Kandji went to work on solving additional problems. Today, Kandji announced its new Device Harmony platform, which is aimed at bridging the gap between enterprise IT and InfoSec teams, so they can truly work together to keep every Apple user secure and productive. more… The post Kandji announces new Device Harmony platform to streamline Mac IT and infosec operations appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple has lost its bid to cancel two Qualcomm patents for the second time since June. The US Supreme Court has again declined to hear Apple’s argument because the two companies have already reached a settlement. The well-documented legal dispute unfolded in 2017 when Qualcomm sued Apple for allegedly infringing on patents with modem technology […] The post US Supreme Court puts Apple vs. Qualcomm battle to rest (again) appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Deciding what to do with Will Smith’s latest film Emancipation hasn’t been simple for Apple. The actor’s infamous television appearance during which he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at The Oscars in March complicated things; now the verdict is in for how the company has chosen to handle the movie. more… The post Apple presses on with Will Smith film ‘Emancipation,’ theatrical and TV+ release set for December appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Back in May, IKEA teased an overhauled smart home hub with Matter support for cross-platform connectivity, plus a brand-new app for an improved experience with its smart home products. Now early listings for the DIRIGERA have popped up giving us a look at the price, release date, and more. more… The post IKEA DIRIGERA smart home hub with Matter support slated for November with ~$60 price appeared first on 9to5Mac.

All of today’s best discounts are now going live to kick off this fine Monday, with some of the very first Apple Watch Series 8 deals leading the way. Pricing now starts at $659 on cellular models, which are joined by a chance to save on Samsung’s M8 AirPlay 2 Smart Monitor at $120 off. Plus, you can score a new all-time low on Razer’s Kishi MFi iPhone controller at $45. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more… The post Apple Watch Series 8 first discounts from $659, Samsung monitors, more in Monday’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Update October 3, 2022: Chase says the launch of this promotion has been delayed. It will now start on October 15. Chase is once again launching one of its more lucrative credit card promotions for those shopping at Apple. Starting today through November 30, Chase is offering boosted redemption values when cardholders use Ultimate Rewards points to shop at Apple. The exact values vary depending on which Chase card you have. more… The post Chase offering up to 50% bonus when redeeming points for Apple products [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple and the University of Illinois are teaming up with Google, Meta, and more tech companies to collaborate on something called the Speech Accessibility Project. The goal of the initiative is to study and improve how artificial intelligence algorithms can be tuned to improve voice recognition for users with diseases that affect speech, including ALS and Down Syndrome. more… The post Apple and University of Illinois working with Meta, Google, and more on Speech Accessibility Project appeared first on 9to5Mac.

A threat actor likely with associations to China has been attributed to a new supply chain attack that involves the use of a trojanized installer for the Comm100 Live Chat application to distribute a JavaScript backdoor. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said the attack made use of a signed Comm100 desktop agent app for Windows that was downloadable from the company's website. The scale of the

An Apple and Amazon antitrust investigation in Italy last year found both companies guilty of price-fixing, fining them $225M. Both companies appealed, and a court has now cancelled the fines. The basis of the decision has not yet been announced, and Apple had not commented at the time of writing … more… The post Apple and Amazon antitrust fines canceled by Italian court after companies appealed appeared first on 9to5Mac.

As part of his trek through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid a visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Details about what exactly the two discussed during the visit are unclear, but there was a “private audience” in attendance, according to the Vatican. more… The post Apple CEO Tim Cook visits with Pope Francis at the Vatican appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Apple is out with a new press release this morning touting a milestone for Apple Music. The company says that Apple Music now offers an expansive library with over 100 million songs. With this, however, Apple says that it’s focus on human curation has never been stronger… more… The post Apple Music crosses 100 million songs milestone; over 3x growth since original launch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Following a home raid by Germany’s federal criminal police (BKA), a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged for orchestrating a large-scale phishing operation that scammed online users of €4,000,000. A second one was also charged with 124 acts of computer fraud, while the third suspect is still the subject of investigations. The phishing attacks […] The post Hacker Detained in Germany After Phishing Attacks Led to the Theft of €4 Million appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

If you have the dream of working for Apple, you can’t get much more help than the company’s CEO telling you exactly what the company looks for when hiring. Tim Cook says that they seek out five traits, and have found that a very good formula when it comes to new hires … more… The post Working for Apple: Tim Cook shares five traits the company seeks appeared first on 9to5Mac.

The recently discovered Linux-Based ransomware strain known as Cheerscrypt has been attributed to a Chinese cyber espionage group known for operating short-lived ransomware schemes. Cybersecurity firm Sygnia attributed the attacks to a threat actor it tracks under the name Emperor Dragonfly, which is also known as Bronze Starlight (Secureworks) and DEV-0401 (Microsoft). "Emperor Dragonfly

We don’t yet know exactly what Apple has planned for the upcoming Apple Silicon Mac Pro model, but Macworld has been doing some speculating, based on extrapolating from the M1 journey. It suggests that next year might see the release of an M2 Extreme chip, to power a new Mac Pro … more… The post M2 Extreme chip in upcoming Mac Pro could get 48-core CPU, 160-core GPU, 384GB RAM appeared first on 9to5Mac.

According to the impact assessment report, the annual costs caused by malicious attempts to disrupt traffic on the Internet are estimated to be at around €65 billion. With more and more devices being connected to the Internet and the user count constantly growing, the risks of cyberattacks grow exponentially. The introduction of the Cyber Resilience […] The post The European Union to Strike Cybercrime appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

Rachio, maker of a popular smart sprinkler controller, has announced that it will no longer support HomeKit going forward. This decision comes after the company faced a number of challenges with its HomeKit integration, prompting complaints from users and a multi-month investigation. more… The post Rachio smart sprinkler system drops HomeKit support due to unsolvable ‘No Response’ errors appeared first on 9to5Mac.

A new report reveals that Pegasus spyware was used in Mexico after the president expressly said that the government no longer used the malware. It was used to capture data from the phones of two journalists specialising in reporting on government corruption, as well as a prominent human rights defender … more… The post Pegasus spyware used against anti-corruption journalists in Mexico, despite govt promises appeared first on 9to5Mac.

The Dynamic Island UI seen in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max was the end result of years of discussion, revealed Apple VP of Human Interface Design Alan Dai. Software engineering head Craig Federighi said that the new user interface was biggest change to iOS since those required for the iPhone X … more… The post Dynamic Island UI result of years of discussion, biggest iOS change in five years – Apple execs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

The North Korea-backed Lazarus Group has been observed deploying a Windows rootkit by taking advantage of an exploit in a Dell firmware driver, highlighting new tactics adopted by the state-sponsored adversary. The Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attack, which took place in the autumn of 2021, is another variant of the threat actor's espionage-oriented activity called Operation In(ter)

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning of the active exploitation of a recent Atlassian Bitbucket vulnerability and two Microsoft Exchange zero-days. Atlassian Bitbucket is a Git-based repository management solution that provides source code hosting and sharing capabilities. read more

A former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) employee has been arrested on charges of attempting to sell classified information to a foreign spy, who was actually an undercover agent working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Jareh Sebastian Dalke, 30, was employed at the NSA for less than a month from June 6, 2022, to July 1, 2022, serving as an Information Systems Security Designer

Notorious North Korean hacking group Lazarus was caught installing a Windows rootkit that abuses a Dell hardware driver in a new attack. The spear-phishing campaign, which reportedly had the purpose of espionage and data theft, has been unfolded in the autumn of 2021. The victims of the spear-phishing campaign include an aerospace expert from the […] The post Lazarus Group Uses FudModule Rootkit to Abuse Dell Driver Bug appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

On Sunday morning the Vice Society ransomware gang leaked data stolen in September 2022 from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Alberto M. Carvalho, the LAUSD’s superintendent, confirmed that the published data and documents are from the school system’s breach and launched a hotline for the victims. Parents and students that are affected by […] The post Vice Society Ransomware Gang Leaks Data Form LAUSD Breach appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

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