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Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, one of our favorite plug-in makers has released a massive new FM synth for Mac, IK takes its analog emulations to iOS, apps that turn your Trackpad into a MIDI controller, and, as usual, more free instruments…

December 15

Security researches from Chinese company Alibaba claim to have successfully jalibroken the iPhone X running iOS 11.2.1. In a blog post, the researchers explained that they were originally able to successfully jailbreak iOS 11.2, the same jailbreak is also applicable to iOS 11.2.1, which was released just this week…

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December 14

Cisco announces new Security Connector app for managing enterprise iOS devices

As Apple continues to plan an increasingly big role in the enterprise market, Cisco today announced a new Security Connector app for iOS. Apple and Cisco originally forged a partnership back in 2015 with the goal of creating a “fast lane” for enterprise customers…

Dropbox Paper update brings refreshed UI, enhanced editing, and more to iOS

An update today to the Dropbox Paper app for iPad and iPhone introduces a refreshed and enhanced editor, the option to create to-dos, new calendar integrations, and a new UI for iPad.

December 13

iOS 11 introduced a new indoor mapping feature that offers walking directions through a variety of different airports and malls. Apple has been slowly rolling out support for additional buildings, but changes and additions have been hard to track…

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Update: 12/14: Public beta versions of iOS and tvOS 11.2.5 are now available as well.

Apple has released new beta versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS for developers to test. iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 are all available now. We’ll update to the latest versions and note any changes below.

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Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad. The software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users which was temporarily disabled last week to address a vulnerability in Apple’s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. Apple has also released tvOS 11.2.1 which is likely related to the fix.

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December 11

Inspired by the success of Motion Stills, Google is releasing more photography apps built on experimental technology. Today, Google is launching two new “appsperimentals” for iOS that take advantage of recent phone and computer vision advancements.

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Last week, news of a Google-found iOS exploit caught the attention of the developer community and opened up the potential for the first iOS 11 jailbreak. Now, the kernel vulnerability has been publicly shared.

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December 9

In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive returns to his post at the top of design management, Apple Pay Cash begins to rollout, a zero-day HomeKit vulnerability, an iOS 12 wishlist imagines what next year’s update could look like, and more. expand full story

December 8

Type ‘let it snow’ into the Apple Store app on iOS for a surprise holiday easter egg

Apple is getting into the holiday spirit this year. The company recently released an update to its Apple Store app on iOS, and hidden in that update is a neat little easter egg…

Google’s Project Zero, a team focused on discovering vulnerabilities in others companies’ software, appears set to release an exploit it recently found in iOS 11. While the vulnerability has been patched with iOS 11.2, the exploit may allow for the first publicly available jailbreak for iOS 11.

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VideoLAN has released a new version of its VLC for Mobile app that adds improved support for Apple’s latest hardware and software.

Version 2.8.6 includes adjustments to the user interface on the taller, 5.8-inch iPhone X OLED display. The latest version also includes “full support” for 4K videos formatted in HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) which Apple has embraced to limit file sizes on ultra high-definition videos.

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December 7

A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to 9to5Mac that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers. Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevent unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality.

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December 6

Apple has quietly updated its Apple Store app for iOS this evening. The update brings the app to version 4.4 and includes new checkout features, a new iPhone purchasing option, and iOS 11 enhancements…

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Streaming music service Tidal has today been updated with a pair of notable features: support for Apple’s CarPlay and iPhone X optimization. Tidal joins the likes of Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify in offering a dedicated app for CarPlay.

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Valve’s ‘Bridge Constructor Portal’ arrives on iOS and macOS December 20th

Portal is a beloved gaming franchise for many, and while fans still want a proper sequel to the game’s last release, it’s probably not happening anytime soon. Luckily, Portal is making a return, but by means of Bridge Constructor.

December 5

The Unicode Consortium has outlined all of the new emoji that are on the docket for 2018. This time around, new emoji include figures such as a teddy bear, mango, party face, and at long last, support for redheads…

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December 4

Gmail for iOS is now optimized for the iPhone X’s display

Following updates for the Google Docs suite of apps last week, Google today has pushed an update to Gmail for iOS that brings support for the iPhone X. The update comes after nearly a month of iPhone X availability…

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