iOS 7

iOS 7 Fixes Malicious Charger Hack

A group of researchers has demonstrated how to compromise an iOS device with a malicious charger at this year's Black Hat convention in Las Vegas. The malware injection is effortless and hides itself in the same way that Apple hides stock apps. According to Reuters, there is no need to worry since the threat will be neutralized by Apple in iOS 7.

Apple USB charger fix

Spokesman Tom Neumayr said the problem was fixed in the upcoming release of iOS 7 and Apple "would like to thank the researchers for their valuable input." The update will warn users with a pop up message whenever the iOS device is connected to a computer. This is important, because in the demo an innocent-looking USB charger was actually a small linux computer in disguise, loaded with malware.

More Proof of iPhone Fingerprint Scan in iOS 7

Reports of a biometric sensor in the upcoming iPhone 5S have been floating around for some time. However, with the release of iOS 7 beta 4 to developers 9to5Mac has posted new evidence that the fingerprint scanner is real. The code reveals a folder named "BiometricKitUI.axbundle" featuring the building blocks to run a biometric sensor.

iPhone fingerprint scan code iOS 7

According to sources, Apple has completed work on the user interface for such a feature, which would presumably unlock the device. Instead of typing a passcode, all that would be needed for a home button fingerprint scan is to press the button. The leaked strings indicate that during the setup process, a fingerprint graphic would change color when registered.

iOS 7 Beta 4 Finally Released: Full Change Log

After giving its developer center a major overhaul, Apple has finally released iOS 7 beta 4. Apple allegedly plans to release two more beta versions before releasing the gold master version in September, according to BGR. The new beta brings a ton of fixes and tweaks. You can see Apple’s lengthy iOS 7 beta 4 change log below.

iOS 7 Beta 4

Some new discoveries in beta 4 include minor evidence that Apple is adding a fingerprint sensor under the Home button, a less confusing Lock screen, notifications for completed uploads, and new Siri suggestions. Apple also released a beta version of iTunes 11.1 so developers can get an early look at iTunes Radio.


More iOS 7 Features: Audio-Only FaceTime Calls and Time Stamps For iMessages

Developers keep discovering more and more new features in the iOS 7 beta everyday. Here are few new discoveries since Apple released the third beta on July 8th.

iOS Facetime

Previously iOS users could only make video calls while using FaceTime, but Apple has added the ability to have audio-only voice chats when using the video conferencing feature. To make an audio call using FaceTime, just locate and tap the person's name you want to contact, then tap the new telephone icon to place the call. You will be able to perform other tasks like muting the microphone or switching to a video chat once the call is connected.

iOS 7 Beta 3 Released, Brings New Tweaks and Bug Fixes

iOS 7 beta 3 has arrived right on schedule, two weeks after Apple released the second beta to developers. The third beta is currently available to download from the iOS Developer Portal. Just like iOS 7 beta 2, iOS 7 beta 3 brings several tweaks and enhancements to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

iOS 7

9to5Mac has been collecting a list of new features discovered by its users. So far developers have found a lot of tweaks like a larger Status Bar on the Lock screen, and small UI and font changes to several apps. Other improvements include the Music center's controls being redesigned, new App Store tabs, and a few speed improvements . You can see a complete list of changes, and bug reports by clicking the link above.



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