With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft — Last week’s release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes — it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.
iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown — Apple’s iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China – where the overall market actually shrunk by 4% year-over-year. And it’s still creeping into Samsung’s market share.
Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators — In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple
used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.
Swatch trademarks the ‘one more thing’ phrase made famous by Steve Jobs — Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase “one more thing,” an expression often used during Apple press events by the company’s late cofounder Steve Jobs. [I’d like to trademark the phrase ‘How dare they!’]
Apple’s Siri to use Baidu as its default search engine in China — Apple has set Baidu as its default search engine for Chinese users of Siri, according to Feng.com, a tech blog based in China (and as as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire). [I had to Baidu that to find our what it meant.]
Seven truly annoying iOS features, and how to make them stop — Nope, you’re not the only one who’s ever barked “stop it!” to your iPhone or iPad because it was being, well, a little too helpful. Luckily, you can tweak or turn off many of iOS’s most nagging and intrusive features.