A group of hackers claims to have access to a large number of iCloud and Apple email accounts. Allegedly there are hundreds of millions of stolen accounts and passwords in the database, which media outlets have not been able to fully verify. Apple responded by confirming there have been no breaches in any of their systems. So where did the Apple accounts leak from?
Last month developer @MohammadAG showed the world it was possible to receive iPhone notifications on the Motorola Moto 360 smart watch. The work has continued, with his Android Wear device now able to answer calls from the iPhone. But that's not all.
His latest tweets show the Moto 360 is capable of delivering low battery alerts, time syncing, and even controlling music when paired with an iPhone. Many have been wondering if and when this capability would be made public, or how difficult it might be to implement. Now thanks to a major discovery, it looks as though Android Wear will get official iOS support in the near future.
Android Wear devices such as the Moto 360 aren't known for their compatibility with the iPhone. This could all change in the future, thanks in no small part to developer @MohammadAG. In a proof of concept, he was able to successfully display notifications on the Moto 360 directly from an iPhone.
What's more, the iPhone does not have to be jailbroken to make this work. The process utilizes Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS), which makes iOS notifications accessible to third-party accessories via Bluetooth. One example of a smartwatch that already uses this method to display iPhone notifications is the Pebble Watch.
Apple's newest update for the iPhone, firmware version 1.1.1 has been released and includes a long list of feature additions, bug fixes, and security enhancements. As always, the new firmware can be installed on your iPhone via the iPhone "check for updates" button in iTunes.
As previously reported, Apple has made it quite clear that applying the update to a modified or "hacked" iPhone can cause permanent and irreparable harm to the device which will NOT be covered under and Apple warranty. if you have performed ANY type of unauthorized modifications to your iPhone (custom ringtones, jailbreaking, custom software, and especially unlocking), make sure to read on and/or research the new update before applying it.
Apple released iTunes 7.4.2 earlier today, officially geared towards addressing an "issue with creating ringtones using iTunes Plus song purchases and includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance," according to Apple's release notes. For many users, however, the update seems to have made matters worse.