Huge security flaw leaves macOS High Sierra open to attack

A serious security flaw in macOS High Sierra has been exposed that allows anyone to gain full access to affected Macs without knowing the computer’s administrative password. The bug appears to let someone log into the admin account on a Mac by simply typing “root” as the username while leaving the password field blank. Attackers […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Fifth Beta of iOS 11.2 Arrives

Apple today released iOS 11.2 Beta 5 to developers. The main feature introduced in iOS 11.2 is Apple Pay Cash, which lets iPhone owners send funds directly to one another via Apple Pay. The funds can be send from any credit or debit card associated with the sender's Apple Pay account. The fifth developer beta of iOS 11.2 is free to download for those enrolled in the developer program. The…

Apple drops new betas for iOS, macOS and tvOS

Developers received a new round of beta updates from Apple this morning after the company released the fifth beta build of iOS 11.2 along with new software for tvOS and macOS as well. iOS 11.2 beta 2 comes more than a week after Apple seeded the last build to developers adding a bunch of tweaks […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Huawei reveals details of its upcoming Face ID competitor

Face ID on the iPhone X could soon face some stiff competition from one of Apple’s biggest rivals in China. Huawei unveiled its latest tech today that is destined for its Android smartphones and it looks like the company may have come up with a facial recognition solution that’s already better than Face ID. Some […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Google Docs, Slides, Sheets Updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X

Google has updated its core productivity apps for iOS 11 and the iPhone X. On the iOS 11 front, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides specifically gain support for drag-and-drop behaviors of the iPad. Users can select content in one app and drag it to another. This is particularly helpful when moving complicated items such as tables or graphs between documents. On the iPhone X, the apps gain support…

Samsung Now Selling Burgundy Red Galaxy S8

Samsung made a red version of its Galaxy S8 flagship handset available for sale this week. The device is initially being sold in Samsung's home market of S. Korea, and it will eventually be sold in other markets around the globe. Samsung said it will be up to individual carriers within those markets to announce plans to sell the burgundy S8. The phone is already available in black, gray, blue,…

Face ID gets its close-up in new Apple videos

Apple’s latest series of videos are out to show fans why they should consider ditching Touch ID for Face ID. With the new True Depth camera on the iPhone X, Apple’s magical software can unlock your iPhone just by looking at your face. In four new videos published on the company’s YouTube, Apple shows how […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac