This week, Apple announced that it officially sold its one billionth iPhone. That’s right, billion with a “b.” In honor of this historic event, CEO Tim Cook announced:
“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day. Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”
Within the many iOS updates that are pushed to iPhones and iPads, Apple offers hidden gems that go unnoticed. Here, we’ll highlight five of these features that can simplify workflow on your iPhone, and even speed up your device when it’s sluggish. All of the tips in this article work with the latest versions of iOS 9, so continue reading to learn more.
As the competition between the top enterprise mobility management platforms heats up, it’s no surprise that a growing number of tech resources and publications are getting a closer look at their features and capabilities. Last month, we shared results of the EMA Radar report, which ranked AirWatch as its 2016 MDM (mobile device management) leader. It also identified MobileIron, MaaS360, Citrix and SOTI as fellow value leaders. Recently, PCMag conducted its own review of AirWatch, giving it an “excellent” editor ranking after thorough evaluation. Below is a snapshot of some of the information covered. Or, read the complete review online.
The legal battle continues between Apple and the FBI about access to the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists who killed 14 people in the 2015 San Bernardino attack. The Justice Department has issued a court order asking Apple to help access encrypted information stored on the device by writing software that would disable its passcode protections to allow an infinite number of guesses without triggering the auto-erase feature of all data on the device that would normally occur after 10 failed attempts. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out, saying that “this would be bad for America” and would undermine digital security more broadly.
As you may have heard, Apple confirmed in late September that certain apps available on the App Store had been injected with malware by unsuspecting software developers using a non-approved version of Xcode downloaded from a non-Apple site, Baidu. Below is a link to a good FAQ that includes tips on how to handle this should you be impacted, along with a comprehensive explanation of what XcodeGhost is and what it does on an infected device.
Last summer right about this time, you probably received an email from us summarizing the big news that Apple and IBM agreed to join forces to transform enterprise mobility. The two tech giants promised to unveil a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps for vertical markets ranging from retail and airline to banking and insurance developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad. We’re now seeing this plan, known as MobileFirst for iOS, come to fruition.