Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and extra

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Enlarge / The assorted colour choices of the iPhone 12. (credit score: Apple)

This week, Apple has launched a variety of software program updates to pave the way in which for tomorrow’s iPhone 12 launch. Amongst them: iOS and iPadOS 14.1, and updates to iMovie and GarageBand for iOS.

iOS 14.1 provides assist for the varied new iPhone 12-specific options, plus a variety of bug fixes. Many of the bug fixes repair UI bugs that shipped with iOS 14 final month. iPadOS 14.1 contains among the identical bug fixes.

Each updates are the second to return since iOS 14, after iOS and iPadOS 14.0.1. The replace instantly previous to this one fastened a bug that precipitated customers’ default mail and browser apps to reset when a tool was turned off or restarted. Nevertheless, customers have since discovered that their preferences are additionally being reset when App Retailer updates happen. iOS 14.1 doesn’t handle that difficulty.

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US authorities constructed secret iPod with Apple’s assist, former engineer says

US government built secret iPod with Apple’s help, former engineer says

An Apple engineer who helped launch the iPod stated he helped the US authorities construct a secret model of the system that might covertly accumulate knowledge.

David Shayer, the second software program engineer employed for the iPod challenge in 2001, stated he first discovered of the challenge in 2005, when he acquired an workplace go to from his boss’s boss.

“He minimize to the chase,” Shayer recounts in a publish printed on Monday by TidBITS, a web-based e-newsletter overlaying all issues Apple. “‘I’ve a particular task for you. Your boss doesn’t find out about it. You’ll assist two engineers from the US Division of Vitality construct a particular iPod. Report solely to me.’”

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