iOS 13.4 Has References to a Feature That Lets You Use iPhone as Car key

Today Apple released iOS 13.4 Beta 1 for developers. The latest update bakes in a very interesting new feature. iOS 13.4 will turn your iPhone into a car key and will offer other related functionalities as well. Folks at 9to5 Mac have found a reference to “CarKey” API in iOS 13.4. The feature is most likely to turn your iPhone into a car key with the help of NFC chips in cars. All you have to do is hold the iPhone near your car and voila! It unlocks without a…

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Spotify Has Twice the Number of Paying Subscribers as That of Apple Music

Apple Music and Spotify are among the biggest music streaming services worldwide, but it looks like the latter is far ahead of Apple’s music streaming service in terms of paid subscribers. During its earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2019, music streaming giant Spotify announced that it has over 124 million subscribers who pay for its premium tier service. That’s over twice of Apple Music’s 60 million-odd subscribers, at least going by its previously reported numbers. Spotify seems to have a huge lead over Apple Music when you look…

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Apple Could Make High-End Headphones with Touch Gestures and Wear Detection

While Apple doesn’t sell its own over-the-ear headphones, the company seems to be working on several ideas. One of those ideas includes equipped headphones with touch gestures, wear detection and orientation detection. Apple’s wireless earphones business has boomed over the past few years, especially after the launch of AirPods. The company sells Beats-branded headphones, but the company is yet to launch its own headphones. If the latest patent from the iPhone maker is taken into consideration, it looks like the company is trying to develop headphones that work effortlessly, no…

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Foxconn Quarantines iPhone Workers for 14 Days to Avoid Spread of Coronavirus

China and many other Asian countries are dealing with the mayhem caused by Coronavirus. The new virus strain has claimed hundreds of lives in mainland China and left thousands infected. We have seen numerous reports of how coronavirus might affect iPhone production. Now Foxconn has announced that it will quarantine iPhone workers for 14 days in order to deal with coronavirus. Suppliers had earlier warned that Coronavirus outbreak might hamper iPhone production in Hubei, Henan and Guangdong provinces. In other words, the outbreak could affect the planned production schedule. Foxconn…

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Checkra1n Jailbreak for iOS 13.3.1 Released

The team behind checkra1n jailbreak has updated the tool today to add support for iOS 13.3.1. More importantly, this is the first release of the checkra1n tool to support Linux. So far, checkra1n was only available for macOS. With the addition of Linux support, it is now easier for iPhone and iPad users to jailbreak their device running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3.1. This is a pretty major release of checkra1n as it also brings a number of other improvements and enhancements. The release also introduces webra1n, a web-based version…

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Report: iPhone 11 Pro Has Twice the Radiation Level of FCC Limit

Testing from RF Exposure Lab claims that the iPhone 11 Pro emits twice the amount of radiation than the FCC limit. As per the lab’s tests, the iPhone 11 Pro has a Specific Absorption Rate of 3.8W/kg while the FCC’s legal limit is set to 1.6W/kg. All the tests were conducted by the lab as per the FCC guidelines which recommend that the iPhone be 5mm away from a mannequin to simulate human tissue. It claims that the radiation level could be even higher if the phone is held close…

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Fugu iOS 13.3.1 Jailbreak Released; Only for Developers for Now

Checkra1n was the first jailbreak tool for iOS 13 based on the checkm8 exploit. A few months after the checkm8 exploit was first released, a new open-source jailbreak tool named Fugu has been released. Made by LinusHenze, Fugu is an open-source jailbreak tool for iOS 13 that’s based on the checkm8 exploit. The tool is still under development and in its current form, it is meant only to be used by developers. Fugu currently supports the 2017 iPad Pro running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3.1. The iPhone 7 should also…

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PCMag’s Apple Pro Display XDR Review: It Just Works!

When Apple announced its $4,999 Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019 last year, it spoke highly of its capabilities and how it is meant for professionals. While quite a few reviews of the Pro Display XDR have been published, how does the monitor live up to Apple’s own claims? PCMag put the Pro Display XDR through its paces and has praised the monitor for its “exceptional color accuracy and build quality.” Surprisingly, despite the Pro Display XDR costing $4,999, the monitor has been priced reasonably well when compared to other…

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Apple News Head Steps Down Less than a Year After Launch of Apple News+

Liz Schimel, the head of Apple News has stepped down from his role less than a year after the service was launched. The move comes as Apple News+ has failed to attract subscribers. Liz Schimel had joined Apple in mid-2018 and oversaw relationships with advertisers and news publishers. Before that, he was the president of international business at Conde Nast magazine publisher. Post Schimel’s departure, Apple is now looking to hire someone notable from the publishing world. Apple launched the $10/month Apple News+ subscription service last month. It offers subscribers…

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