Retailers like Target, Home Depot, Wayfair, IKEA, and others have embraced augmented reality to help shoppers make decisions about products they’re interested in by visualizing the items in their own homes. Today, Etsy is hopping on the AR bandwagon as well, with the launch of an updated iOS app that uses augmented reality features to help consumers shopping for wall art specifically.
Microsoft is rolling out a new version of its Outlook app for iPhone and iPad that brings it to version 4.36. The update includes a new “Ignore Conversation” feature that will likely prove to be very useful for many users.
Google today rolled out the new Privacy Screen feature for Google Drive on iOS and iPadOS, which allows you to require Face ID or Touch ID authentication whenever anyone tries to open the app on your device. That way, your important work documents or sensitive personal files will be kept away from snooping eyes.
Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone is a great way to get some peace of mind. While you can schedule it every night, there are times when you might want to enable Do Not Disturb mode temporarily.
Do Not Disturb mode automatically silences all calls and notifications. But if someone calls repeatedly, they can be allowed through, so can your Favorites from the Phone app.
Apple will patch a newly discovered iPhone vulnerability that security researchers say hackers have already used to steal data from their victims’ devices.
News of the vulnerability dropped Wednesday by security firm ZecOps. Zuk Avraham, the company’s chief executive, said the firm found the bug last year during a routine investigation. At least six organizations were targeted by attackers as far back as 2018, he said.
Avraham said the bug is in the iPhone’s default Mail app. By sending a specially crafted email to the victim’s device, an attacker can overrun the device’s memory, allowing the attacker to remotely run malicious code to steal data from the device, he said.