A new security report from Checkmarx claims that the walled garden that is Apple’s App Store may not be the safe haven it’s hyped up to be. The report specifically claims that iOS apps have a greater percentage of critical or high severity security vulnerabilities when compared to Android apps.
For purposes of the report, a critical vulnerability is defined as one “that exposes a major security risk with a direct exploit (not needing user involvement). If exploited, the security threat might cause major damage to the application and/or have major impact on the company.”
No matter what you think about the Android/iOS divide from either a hardware or software perspective, there’s simply no getting around the fact that many developers still take an iOS-first approach with respect to app development. With games, where development costs are already sky-high, the dynamic is even more pronounced.
Can you imagine how much more productive your work life and your personal life would be if you didn’t have all that junk cluttering up your email inbox every day? You probably don’t even know how your email address was added to half the lists you’re subscribed to in the first place, but here you are with dozens of emails every day that you simply don’t want or need.
There are a few solid options out there to help you unsubscribe from newsletters and other junk mail you don’t want, and now a new free iPhone app called Unroll.me with a unique approach and a sleek user interface can be added to the list. More →
Google Maps just keeps getting better and better. The latest update of the app for iOS adds a terrific new trick in the form of real-time spoken traffic alerts that will let you know about traffic jams and accidents as you’re driving. This feature will pop up automatically whenever you’re using the Navigation feature to give you spoken turn-by-turn directions. More →
Siri, it’s time we had a talk.
It’s not that iPhone users don’t appreciate you, it’s just that you’re rarely more convenient than simply typing something into Google. I can’t even remember the last time I used you, but don’t worry, I’m not getting rid of you — I just think it’s time I explore my options. So I’m giving Cortana a try. More →
With the recent release of iOS 9, we’ve already covered an incredible number of new iOS OS features that both iPhone and iPad users alike can take advantage of. Lost in the shuffle though, are some pretty awesome and helpful iOS tips and tricks that, while perhaps not new to iOS 9, are still incredibly useful and not all that well-known. More →
Right on the heels of a major malware attack on the App Store, mobile analytics service SourceDNA discovered another potential security breach in the form of private APIs being used in hundreds of apps which bypassed Apple’s app review process to collect private user data without the user’s permission. More →
Apple is a very secretive company, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that it has a large stable of secret iPhone apps that only its employees can use. Business Insider has put together a compilation of secret iPhone apps that are for Apple employees only and some of them seem incredibly cool. We’ll go through three of the best looking ones below. More →
In iOS 9, Apple made Siri even smarter by giving its voice-based virtual assistant additional powers to aid iPhone and iPad owners. But Apple isn’t stopping there, as the company apparently plans to improve the quality of Siri in future updates, both when it comes to understanding human speech and predicting the user’s needs. More →