Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app


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Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules.

The social media giant said in a letter to lawmakers — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the U.S., including 4,300 teenagers. The rest of the collected data came from users in India.

Earlier this year, a TechCrunch investigation found both Facebook and Google were abusing their Apple-issued enterprise developer certificates, designed to only allow employees to run iPhone and iPad apps used only inside the company. The investigation found the companies were building and providing apps for consumers outside Apple’s App Store, in violation of Apple’s rules. The apps paid users in return for collecting data on how participants used their devices and understand app habits by gaining access to all of the network

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Google opens its Android security key tech to iPhone and iPad users


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Google will now allow iPhone and iPad owners to use their Android security key to verify sign-ins, the company said Wednesday.

Last month, the search and mobile giant said it developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol that will allow modern Android 7.0 devices and later to act as a security key for two-factor authentication. Since then, Google said 100,000 users are already using their Android phones as a security key.

Since its debut, the technology was limited to Chrome sign-ins. Now Google says Apple device owners can get the same protections without having to plug anything in.

Signing in to a Google account on an iPad using an Android 7.0 device. (Image: Google)

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Postmates taps longtime Apple engineer to boost autonomous delivery efforts


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Postmates has hired Apple veteran and author Ken Kocienda as a principal software engineer at Postmates X, the team building the food delivery company’s semi-autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve.

Kocienda, author of “Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs,” spent 15 years at Apple focused on human interface design, collaborating with engineers to develop the first iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Kocienda left Apple in 2017 to focus on his book.

Now, he’s picked Postmates as his next project, citing the team’s spirit and energy as motivation for joining.

“My goal throughout my career has not been technology for the sake of opportunity, I am interested in making product experiences that people out in the world will find useful and meaningful,” Kocienda tells TechCrunch. “It’s not about the technology or just the design, it’s about the technology and design coming together.”


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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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iPadOS won’t change your mind on the iPad


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Apple's announcement of iPadOS yesterday wasn't a huge surprise, outside of the name. Rumors have suggested that iOS 13 would be a major step forward for the iPad, bringing multitasking improvements that would make using an iPad more like a "real computer." It's something the iPad definitely needs, particularly the $800-plus iPad Pro. If you're shelling out that kind of cash, it should be capable enough to be your main computer.

The laundry list of improvements coming to the iPad this fall will undoubtedly make Apple's tablets more capable than ever before. But let's be clear: if you found the iPad and iOS too limiting before, these updates will likely not change your mind. At first glance, iPadOS seems like a major refinement to the existing iPad user experience -- but if you prefer using Windows or macOS, an iPad still might be more of a frustration than a Continue reading "iPadOS won’t change your mind on the iPad"

The Biggest iPad Changes Coming to iPadOS from WWDC 2019


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Apple made some really big announcements about the future of all its products during its annual Worldwide developer Conference on Monday — WWDC, for short — but one of the biggest has to be the fact that iPads now have their own operating system, iPadOS. Instead of using iOS, the same software used on the iPhone, the…

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Apple’s new Sidecar feature is great for users, but third-parties take a hit


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Apple has a new feature it’s introducing for the Mac in macOS 10.15 Catalina that is admittedly amazing for anyone like me who happens to have both an iPad and a Mac. It’s called ‘Sidecar,’ and it lets you use your iPad as a second display – wired or wirelessly, and with Apple Pencil support for iPads that work with that stylus.

Based on what we saw at Apple’s WWDC 2019 on stage today, this should work pretty seamlessly out of the box, without anything else to install or configure. It’ll also provide support for Mac apps that already work with drawing tablets, including crucial industry stand-by Adobe Creative Suite.

This is basically something that people have been asking for since day one with the iPad, and as with most obvious omissions in Apple software and features, third-parties sprung up to fill the gap. One of the earliest was

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iTunes Is Dead As We Know It (and All the Rest of the News About macOS Catalina)


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With Apple Music, Apple TV+ (and other streaming services) making owning gigabytes of MP3 and video files a thing of the past, iTunes, the iOS desktop companion app that’s been around since the iPod first debuted, is finally dead. In its place are a collection of purpose-built apps that might make the next version of…

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iPadOS: A First Look at Apple’s Vision for the Future of Its Tablets


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Apple has been trying to market the iPad as a budget solution for people who want an Apple laptop, but the iPad has never really held up to that promise. Sure it’s a great device that’s fast enough for general tasks like web browsing, light enough to take anywhere, and long-lasting enough to support you through a few…

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