Apple automatically uploading iPhone call logs to iCloud, reckons forensics firm — Any iPhone user with iCloud Drive enabled is having their call logs automatically uploaded to Apple servers —without their consent, and whether or not they have backups enabled, a Russian security firm said on Thursday. [Hands up who trusts Russian ‘forensics firms’.]
Apple has released a statement about this: “We offer call history syncing as a convenience to our customers so that they can return calls from any of their devices. Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ data. That’s why we give our customers the ability to keep their data private. Device data is encrypted with a user’s passcode, and access to iCloud data including backups requires the user’s Apple ID and password. Apple recommends all customers select strong passwords and use two-factor authentication.”
Audi, Kia & Genesis announce new vehicles ready for Apple’s CarPlay — Several automakers have announced new CarPlay-ready vehicles in anticipation of this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, among them Kia, and luxury brands Audi and Genesis. [Genesis?! Never heard of it. It’s a US company, apparently.]
Foxconn reportedly studying the possibility of making iPhones in the US — Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the US, according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review. [Trump that.]
Sleep Watch by Bodymatter — This the first and only sleep monitoring app for Apple Watch that lets users collect their sleep statistics without the need to open apps at bedtime or upon rising. The app automatically detects and monitors estimated sleep time, awake time, sleeping heart rate and sleep quality while allowing users to manually adjust their results to more accurately track their patterns. Sleep Watch for Apple Watch and iPhone is available now for download from the App Store for NZ$7.49/US$4.99.