Many CarPlay Vehicles Debuting at Los Angeles Auto Show

Just a few days before the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, many automakers have debuted new vehicles compatible with Apple’s CarPlay system, providing hands-free access to Maps, Messages, Phone, Music, and select third-party apps. We’ve confirmed that CarPlay is available either as a standard option or as an upgrade in the following …

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Apple Support App Updated With Redesigned Interface and New Discover Section

Apple today updated its official Apple Support app to introduce an overhauled interface and a new “Discover” tab for learning about new features in the products you own. The new Apple Support interface features a cleaner look with more white space and a universal search bar at the top of the “Get Support” section for …

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New Sports Section Goes Live in Apple's TV App in iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2

Apple this morning launched a new Sports section in its TV app, which appears to be available on devices running iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. Sports can be accessed through the new dedicated Sports tab at the bottom of the app, located next to the “Watch Now” button. First announced in September, the TV app’s …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra Security Update to Fix Root Password Vulnerability

Apple today released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a serious vulnerability that enables access to the root superuser with a blank password on any Mac running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.1. The critical bug, which gained attention after it was tweeted by developer Lemi Ergin yesterday, lets anyone gain administrator privileges by simply entering the …

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Snapchat Unveils Redesigned App Aimed at Separating Your Best Friends From Brand Content

Following an op-ed shared on Axios earlier this morning by CEO Evan Spiegel, Snapchat has now unveiled its radical redesign with the goal of creating a personalized user experience that’s easier to navigate, particularly for new users (via TechCrunch). The app’s update will start to roll out to iOS and Android users on Friday, and …

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Review: Logitech's CRAFT Wireless Keyboard is Pricey, but the Input Dial Is a Useful Addition

Last month, Logitech released the CRAFT, a wireless “Advanced Keyboard” complete with a creative input dial for controlling customizable, app-specific functions. I’ve been testing one out over the last few weeks to see if the company’s latest Mac/PC accessory can live up to its $200 price tag. Design At 960 grams (2.1 pounds), the full-size …

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Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement Related to Snapdragon Chips

In the ongoing legal feud between Apple and LTE chipmaker Qualcomm, Reuters reports today that Apple has made the latest move by filing a countersuit against Qualcomm and claiming that the supplier’s Snapdragon chips — used in many Android devices — infringe on the Cupertino company’s patents. The countersuit is Apple’s retaliation against Qualcomm after …

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Facebook Expands Captcha Test That Asks for Clear Photo of Your Face When Suspicious Activity is Spotted

Facebook users are beginning to notice a new account verification test on mobile devices that asks for them to upload a clear photo of their face, which will then be used to confirm that they are a real person, similar to other basic captcha tests that prove human users are not a bot. The selfie …

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Upcoming Microsoft App for iPhone Aims to Make Photo Transfers to Windows 10 Easier

Microsoft looks set to release a new iOS app for Windows 10 users in the coming months that lets them transfer photos from their Apple devices to their PCs more easily. First discovered by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia, the companion app is said to support the fast transfer of photos and videos from Apple smartphones …

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