iOS 11.2.6 Fixes Character-Based Messaging Bug

Apple today released iOS 11.2.6 to resolve several bugs. Primarily, the minor update tackles an issue where using certain characters could cause apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp to crash. The update also patches a problem where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories. The iOS 11.2.6 is free to download over the air. Source: phonescoop

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery: Easily recover data you thought you lost

This post is presented by Stellar Phoenix, maker of Mac Data Recovery. Data loss can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are unprepared for the eventuality and as such have no backups. Everyone relies on digital devices now, and losing data can have catastrophic implications. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery – Professional […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

New macOS bug can cause serious data loss

A new flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that can cause data to be lost when writing to disk images. It affects those formatted using the Apple File System (APFS) specifically, but it shouldn’t be a problem for your primary SSD. Apple’s latest software releases have been plagued by pesky bugs. The company has worked […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Microsoft Disabling Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8

Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. This means devices running those platforms will no longer receive notifications, will not receive live tile updates, and will not be able to use Find My Phone to locate the device. Microsoft says…

Win a HomePod: Enter now for your shot at awesome audio [Deals]

With HomePod, Apple finally made its first serious (or Siri-ous?) step into the smart speaker arena. It’s a game-changing device that comes at a premium price of about $350. But right now, you can win a HomePod through Cult of Mac Deals. In addition to pumping out amazing, room-filling sound, HomePod is a next-generation smart […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Florence, Sodes, and other awesome apps of the week

A poignant, beautiful, story-driven game that’s bound to go down as one of the year’s best iOS titles is just one of this week’s “Awesome Apps.” In addition, we’ve got a great update of a top navigation app, a minimalist podcasting app, and a challengingly entertaining puzzle game. Check out our picks below. Sodes Sodes […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Marbleized Qi wireless charger looks like a million bucks [Deals]

High tech can also be high class. With the advent of wireless charging, thanks to Qi technology, the charging pads become a small part of our household decor. There’s no reason your Qi charger shouldn’t also add a touch of grace to your desktop. The Takieso Marble Qi Wireless Charger combines the convenience of wireless […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs says Apple is finally debt-free

February 18, 2004: Steve Jobs sends an internal memo to Apple employees revealing that the company is, for the first time in years, totally debt-free. “Today is a historic day of sorts for our company,” he writes. It’s a big turnaround from the bad old days of the 1990s, when Apple had more than $1 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac