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Apple bans VPN-based adblockers from App Store

The developer behind the popular adblock apps Adblock and Weblock is now finding that Apple is rejecting app updates because they violate the App Store Developer Guidelines. See also: How to make sure your charger or power bank doesn’t blow up your expensive smartphone According to 9to5Mac, the violation relates ...

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Google wants you to stop using its SMS two-factor sign-in

Anyone who uses SMS for two-step verification will soon see an invitation to try Google prompts when they sign in. Image: Google Starting next week, Google will make a significant step towards moving users off two-step verification sign-in delivered by SMS. Google has continued to support SMS for two-factor authentication ...

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iOS 11 is the iPhone's mid-life crisis

Pretty much a year ago today I wrote a piece about the then iOS 10 public beta where I called it a mess. Then, a week away from release I published another assessment where I once again called it mess, but at least now it was a snappy, stable mess. ...

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Six features the iPhone 8 needs to stay ahead of Android

Image: Sarah Tew/CNET While Apple likes to focus on making new iPhones lighter, thinner, and faster, I’d rather the iPhone 8 get these six features. Must read: Five Apple products that are headed for the scrapheap #1: Fast charging Forget wireless charging, which is always much better in theory than ...

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Get ready for the coming iOS 11 'appocalypse'

Imagine unlocking your iPhone and scrolling to your favorite app only to find that when you tap on it, it doesn’t work any more. Well, if you’re still relying on an old app that hasn’t been updated recently, iOS 11 will be the end of the line. Read also: iPhone ...

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iOS 11 has a big problem, and we're to blame for it

It’s early days, but it seems that iOS 11 has a big problem when it comes to usability and discoverability of new features. See also: Build yourself a Windows-powered iMac Pro clone The WWDC 2017 keynote gave us the first proper look at the upcoming iOS 11, and it’s clear ...

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iOS 11 on the iPad Pro is still missing one important feature

Apple on Monday announced significant changes are coming to the iPad’s operating system this fall with the release of iOS 11. The changes demoed on stage made it clear Apple is working hard at changing user behavior – and perhaps more importantly, perception – of the iPad lineup. Instead of ...

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