Handoff is one of the features of the Continuity suite that debuted with iOS 8 that lets you pass information between apps on different devices using a Bluetooth connection. For example, you could start an email on your iPhone, then hand it off to your Mac and continue from there. Handoff works with a number of apps including Mail, Messages, Safari, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Phone and Reminders, as well as some third party apps.
Apple OS X
TaiG team has finally released a Mac version of their popular iOS 8.1.3-8.4 jailbreak tool. Now OS X users can install Cydia in a few simple steps to enjoy Apple Music and f.lux. The latest version fixes bugs that were found to affect OS X 10.9. Anyone who has been waiting for the dust to settle around the iOS 8.4 jailbreak can go forward at this time. TaiG 2 for Mac is stable and ready for action.
Photos has arrived with the 10.10.3 update to OS X. This means iPhoto users with multiple photo libraries will have to migrate over to the new app. If there is only one library present, Yosemite will automatically migrate this system library the first time Photos is opened. Just keep in mind that using iCloud Photo Library will result in all content automatically uploading to your iCloud account. So what if you have multiple iPhoto libraries to migrate? Follow these steps to migrate additional iPhoto libraries to the Photos app:
Mac users can now jailbreak the latest version of iOS thanks to the PP Jailbreak tool. While those with Windows machines have been able to use TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.1.x since Black Friday, OS X has finally joined the party. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to jailbreak any version of iOS from iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.2 with PP Jailbreak on Mac OS X.
First make sure the iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) is restored to iOS 8.0 or later. To help prevent problems, do not update OTA using iOS. It is recommended to restore directly to iOS 8.1.2 using the latest version of iTunes on a computer. Those with previously jailbroken devices should backup, then restore to stock iOS 8.1.2 using iTunes. Once the restore is complete, follow these steps to install PP Jailbreak:
A new breed of malware has been found infecting Macs and iOS devices, spread primarily by compromised apps found in the Chinese Maiyadi App Store. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have reported that hundreds of thousands of users could be affected. Named WireLurker, the malware also has a Windows variant and could be the largest scale infection of its type.
WireLurker lurks on a computer and when an iOS device is connected via USB, it attacks the mobile device. Private data such as messages and contacts can be compromised. iOS devices do not need to be jailbroken to be vulnerable. While WireLurker may not be a concern for those who never use third-party app stores, checking for infection is relatively simple. Apple has already taken steps to combat the malware by blocking the affected apps.