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Apple releases iOS update to fix HomeKit service bug

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On August 10, 2021, a bug was reported on iOS version 15.2. This bug occurs when a device is connected to a HomeKit with a very long name. Devices connected to it are then subject to endless freezing and rebooting. Apple would have tried to solve the problem before the beginning of the year 2022, but without success.

A few days ago, Apple finally released an update that is admittedly minimal, but it still solves the problems that occurred before. In addition to providing a security fix for iOS devices, the update provides a fix for “CarPlay” applications and another for an issue that prevented the message application from uploading photos to the cloud.

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Renaming the Homekit causes a bug on iOS devices

As a reminder, HomeKit is a software that allows you to control the connected devices of a smart home from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. One of the problems with using the software would be that if the name given to the HomeKit had too long a character, the iOS devices that connect to it, risk crashing or becoming unusable.

The bug caused by HomeKit leads to several problems. At first, iOS will start to stop working. Subsequently, all attempts to connect the device via USB will be in vain because the device ignores all communication attempts. In a second step, the device will restart indefinitely without solving the problem and finally, the user will end up losing all his local data.

The solutions provided by version 15.2.1 of iOS

iOS version 15.2.1 fixes the vulnerability in devices that are connected to HomeKit. It proposes to limit the size of characters for the renaming of HomeKit devices. This update also fixes a bug that affected the operation of CarPlay applications and another that did not allow the Message application to upload photos to iCloud. Users can proceed with the update by going to the menu: settings, general then Software update.

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Apple Allows Apps to Raise Subscription Prices Without Users’ Permission

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Apple Allows Apps to Raise Subscription Prices Without Users Permission

Apple has changed its policy for apps and services in the App Store that offer a paid subscription with auto-renewal.

Apple Allows Apps to Raise Subscription Prices Without Users' Permission

Until now, when a developer increased the price of an auto-renewing subscription, users had to confirm that they agreed to continue paying for the subscription at the new price. Otherwise, the subscription was automatically cancelled. Now, with the update, the increased cost of the subscription will be charged even without the consent of the user.

Of course, Apple has provided some restrictions to avoid abuse. For example, developers are still required to notify users of a change in the cost of a subscription, and re-charging the new cost is not possible without the consent expressed by the user.

In addition, price increases cannot occur more than once a year, and the maximum price increase is $5 for regular subscriptions or $50 for annual subscriptions. Users will also be able to easily cancel their subscription if they wish.

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Google has revealed the previously classified innovations of the latest Google Play update. The update brought one of the features of Android 13 for smartphones with older OS versions

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Google has revealed the previously classified innovations of the latest

In early May, Google released a system update for the Google Play online app store. As it turned out, this update contains much more interesting innovations than originally announced by Google.

Google has revealed the previously classified innovations of the latest Google Play update.  The update brought one of the features of Android 13 for smartphones with older OS versions

Recently, Google updated the note for the May update of Google Play, adding to it some additional innovations that were not previously mentioned.

Most notable among these declassified innovations was the Photo Picker feature. This feature, first introduced in Android 13, aims to restrict apps from accessing media files on the device. Instead of giving access to all the media on the device at once, Photo Picker gives apps access to only selected media.

Google’s official documentation for Photo Picker mentions that the feature will arrive on devices running Android 12 and Android 11 via a Google Play system update.

Another new feature coming with the Google Play May update is support for installing and using streaming apps on devices running Android Automative. In addition, the update also adds the ability for parents to install the launcher on devices registered with Family Link.

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Elon Musk knocks down the price? He does not want to complete the deal to buy Twitter without an audit, which is impossible

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Elon Musk knocks down the price He does not want

Elon Musk’s purchase of the social network Twitter is getting more and more interesting. The other day, the billionaire said that the number of fake and spam accounts on Twitter can exceed 90% of the number of daily active users, but in general he leans towards 20%.

Elon Musk knocks down the price?  He does not want to complete the deal to buy Twitter without an audit, which is impossible

Musk has already said he wants to audit, so he put the deal on hold for now. However, there appear to be problems with the audit procedure.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal wrote that it is unlikely that an external audit could be carried out.

Unfortunately, we do not believe that this particular assessment can be done externally, given the urgent need to use both public and private information (which we cannot share). Outwardly, it is even impossible to know which accounts are counted as daily active.

Agrawal also said that Twitter is actively fighting spam accounts, blocking more than half a million accounts daily. He reiterated that the company has been counting such accounts for many years, and the rate has always been less than 5%.

Musk said that the CEO of Twitter publicly refused to provide evidence of such indicators, which is why the deal cannot move towards completion.

It is not yet clear how this story will end, but it is likely that all this will allow Musk to buy Twitter for significantly less than the original $ 44 billion. Perhaps from the very beginning, Musk had such a tactic, and now he adheres to it.

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