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  • Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1 to Address Link Bug
    Updates for 4 April 2016 ExtraBITS for 4 April 2016 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below iPhone iPad iPod 31 Mar 2016 Listen Print Comment 9 Apple Releases iOS 9 3 1 to Address Link Bug by Josh Centers In Apple Reissues iOS 9 3 for Older Devices Links Remain Problematic 28 March 2016 we reported that many users were experiencing app hangs and crashes after tapping Web links Apple has released iOS 9 3 1 specifically to address this issue A number of users had complained about similar problems in iOS 9 2 1 it will be interesting to see if this update addresses their complaints as well To download the small update 27 5 MB on my iPhone 6 go to Settings General Software Update or update via iTunes I haven t noticed any problems with this update so far but it did seem to take an unusually long time to install on my iPhone 6 PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about Apple Releases iOS 9 3 1 to Address Link Bug To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person Apple has released the small iOS 9 3 1 update to fix a bug that caused apps to hang and crash when tapping Web links Receive comments via RSS Add a comment phoenix 2016 03 31 14 32 iPhone 6 me too maybe they meant 6 minutes not seconds Reply Jeff Swart 2016 04 02 10 20 maybe because it s 1 88GB vs 27 5MB via iTunes Reply Dennis B Swaney 2016 04 04 19 31 Unfortunately Apple didn t fix the bug where you can no longer sync ePubs to iBooks on an iDevice with iOS 9 3 x For some it is worse as they can t even sync PDFs At least I was still able to add a Take Control book in PDF to my iPad and iPhone Reply Dennis B Swaney 2016 04 09 17 18 Update to my earlier post I just confirmed that as part of iOS 9 3 only ePubs purchased from the iBooks Store are

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  • Apple Reissues iOS 9.3 for Older Devices; Links Remain Problematic
    to shine on the issue Given that iOS 9 3 was in beta for much longer than most minor iOS updates it s surprising that Apple missed these bugs in the update Regardless if you follow our advice of storing passwords in a password manager like 1Password or LastPass you likely missed the activation glitch entirely Unfortunately the Web link bug is still a major problem for many iOS users and all we can do is hope Apple releases a fix soon If you haven t yet updated to iOS 9 3 it s definitely worth waiting until there s more movement from Apple READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Neil Neil jrhardin mindspring com Richard Petras and Brian D Vesley for their generous support Comments about Apple Reissues iOS 9 3 for Older Devices Links Remain Problematic To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person Apple has reissued the iOS 9 3 update for older iOS devices due to an activation bug but a bug affecting Web links remains Receive comments via RSS Add a comment Dennis B Swaney 2016 03 28 20 45 Today I determined that the iOS 9 3 update has totally screwed up my iBooks First I can no longer add ePub books like Take Control and PDF books take several minutes after syncing to show up in iBooks Second iOS 3 totally screwed up my meticulously sorted iBooks library on my iPad haven t checked the iPhone yet into a total mess I figure it will take me several hours over several days to get it straightened out Reply janesprando 2016 03 28 20 50 I am getting quite a few hangs on websites since I updated to 9 3 These are sites I have visited in the past and no additional Apps Reply Peter Londey 2016 03 28 20 51 The problem with tapping weblinks is not an iOS 9 3 problem I have devices running 9 2 1 and they are increasingly though erratically affected This problem seems to have been around for a while but is steadily affecting more and more users It started affecting me well after I updated to 9 2 1 More like a virus than a bug Or an attack on sites like Google which is now useless on iOS Apple seems to be taking it very slowly addressing this problem Perhaps there is some updated 3rd party app which caused the problem but some users have reported deinstalling all their apps and failing to fix it Reply asm732 2016 03 29 10 53 I originally saw this problem early Sunday morning Mar 27 US central time on

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  • Restricting Your Cell Carrier’s Use of Your CPNI Data
    particular customer in ways that competitors couldn t match for instance The second pretexting prevents CPNI from being purchased by an outside party that would then pretend to be the phone company in order to get a customer to disclose or do something they wouldn t otherwise The most recent changes to the CPNI legislation were back in 2007 but Geoff said that AT T started notifying customers about the company s use of CPNI in 2012 Indeed when I searched through my email archives on CPNI there was just one hit an identically worded message from AT T sent in August 2012 Are there any actual abuses of CPNI Yes Additional research revealed among many other stories at the Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC that in 2014 Verizon paid a 7 4 million fine for using CPNI for marketing purposes without informing customers Worse AT T had to pay a 25 million fine in 2015 for disclosing personal information and misusing CPNI data for almost 280 000 of its U S customers thanks to crooks paying off employees in three AT T call centers in Mexico Colombia and the Philippines to unlock stolen and or grey market phones It s important to realize that restricting a carrier from using your CPNI doesn t prevent it from being collected so opting out might not prevent such information from being swept up in data breaches like AT T s but it certainly can t hurt Regardless the fact that the FCC felt it was important to require telcos to offer such an opt out makes me think it s worth doing Restricting AT T from using CPNI isn t difficult but it does require information you may not have handy Follow these steps or you can use a voice response system at 800 315 8303 or talk to a person at 800 288 2020 Go to http att com ecpnioptout Amusingly the link underneath the associated text in the email message used a tracking link which makes me wonder if a click on it would become part of my CPNI Enter your account number or customer ID and billing ZIP code select Restrict Use of My CPNI and click Submit The tricky part here is getting your account number which is most easily found on your bill or by logging in to AT T s site and looking in your profile AT T says it s also available on the CPNI notice which isn t true you can see my notice above and there s no ID on it What about other carriers and other types of personal information that s gathered and potentially shared or sold A page in the MIT Information Systems Technology Knowledge Base offers links to opt out of these and other programs at AT T Verizon Wireless and Sprint I d encourage everyone to explore those links I discovered that although our phone numbers were opted out of AT T s External Marketing Analytics Reports they

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  • iOS 9.3 Works the Night Shift, Protects Notes, and More
    size in articles and your feed should update much faster You can also now swipe on articles to share save and see other options Health It s still one of Apple s weakest interface efforts but the Health app received a bit of work Some items under Health Data like Sleep Weight and Workouts now suggest third party apps that can help you track that data Health also displays your Apple Watch Activity data which can be shared with other apps Finally iOS 9 3 includes some 3D Touch actions for Health iBooks PDF users rejoice iBooks can now store your PDFs in iCloud for sharing across devices To enable the feature in iOS just tap Use iCloud when prompted on first launch to sync with OS X see the instructions in OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 21 March 2016 Additionally it offers better support for reading manga Apple Pencil support for highlighting and the long awaited capabilities to re download purchased audiobooks from the iBooks Store and to share audiobooks via Family Sharing Podcasts If you watch video podcasts in the built in Podcasts app you ll be happy to know that fullscreen video is finally back on the iPad This by the way also applies to music videos in Music Music Other improvements in Music enable you to add songs from Apple s music catalog to playlists without having to add them to your library tap the name of the song in Now Playing to go to the album from which it belongs and for Beats 1 fans see what s playing from the Radio tab without having to tune in to the stream Wallet iOS 9 3 s update brings improvements to reward cards you can now sign up for reward cards at the cash register with Wallet and you can now view cards related to other cards in Wallet Maps Those who live in locations for which Maps offers public transit information can now see with a tap highlighted views of destinations and stops for a specific transit line and the app displays whether there are multiple transit lines available when it suggests routes Other Improvements Importantly proper two factor authentication is reportedly now available for all iCloud accounts though we re still figuring out if that s true and how it works Live Photos become more usable and shareable in iOS 9 3 you can share these mini moving pictures to OS X via AirDrop and Messages and you can extract a still image from a Live Photo via the Duplicate command For the handful of people who can take advantage of CarPlay iOS 9 3 offers a few new features Apple Music s For You pane in Music and a new Nearby feature in Maps to point out gas stations parking lots restaurants and more Audio sound levels in CarPlay are now equalized when you switch between audio sources and Siri in CarPlay now reads back messages more concisely For more on CarPlay see CarPlay Offers Limited Glitchy iPhone Auto Integration 18 January 2016 Finally individual user profiles are available on the iPad but only for educational institutions Sadly while most of us may never see these options Apple has added some great features for educators such as new administration tools managed Apple IDs and a Classroom app to help teachers manage their classes Teachers can use Classroom to view students screens launch and lock apps use AirPlay to send student screens to an Apple TV and reset passwords These are all great features and some would be nice to have outside the educational world as well but we re skeptical that they re sufficient to woo budget driven schools away from cheap Chromebooks iOS 9 3 also includes a number of security fixes most notably for a vulnerability discovered by Johns Hopkins University researchers that could let attackers intercept photos and videos sent via iMessage It s surprising that Apple is adding new features this late in iOS 9 s product cycle Usually Apple adds notable features to iOS only once per year in a major release in September or October Perhaps iOS 9 3 marks a change in how Apple is scheduling its software updates with a longer time between significant updates Or perhaps that s just wishful thinking for those of us who sometimes feel that our industry hamster wheel is spinning out of control PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about iOS 9 3 Works the Night Shift Protects Notes and More To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person Apple has added some surprise features to iOS 9 late in its product cycle to help you sleep better guard your notes and more We give you a walkthrough of what s new Receive comments via RSS Add a comment uhuznaa 2016 03 21 20 01 Hmm the Night Shift thingy looks a bit unpolished I would have expected it to start at sunset with a configurable time to go into full effect so the display gets only slowly and continually warmer over some hours This way you d hardly notice anything changing and would still get the desired effect Reply Michael E Cohen 2016 03 21 20 08 The screenshot in the article does not show all the scheduling options there is also a sunset to sunrise option Reply uhuznaa 2016 03 22 11 54 Hmm I just updated and can t find the sunset to sunrise

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  • : Articles by TidBITS Staff
    insight into the Mac s origins and Macminicolo is merging with MacStadium Email by TidBITS Staff 11 Apr 2016 TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software Updates for 11 April 2016 Notable software releases this week include GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 and 1Password 6 2 1 Email by TidBITS Staff 11 Apr 2016 ExtraBITS for 4 April 2016 In ExtraBITS this week the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone related to an Arkansas homicide Verizon is adding a 20 fee to phone upgrades and Amazon is trying to banish non compliant USB C cables from its store Email by TidBITS Staff 04 Apr 2016 TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software Updates for 4 April 2016 Notable software releases this week include Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Evernote 6 6 OmniFocus 2 5 OmniOutliner 4 5 1 MoneyWell 2 3 10 iBooks Author 2 4 1 KeyCue 8 0 Default Folder X 5 0 3 and DEVONthink DEVONnote 2 8 10 Email by TidBITS Staff 04 Apr 2016 TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software Updates for 28 March 2016 Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2016 for Mac 3 2 1 Skype 7 24 LaunchBar 6 6 Tinderbox 6 5 Moneydance 2015 7 Security Update 2016 002 Mavericks and Yosemite Safari 9 1 and OS X Server 5 1 Email by TidBITS Staff 28 Mar 2016 ExtraBITS for 28 March 2016 In ExtraBITS this week we focus on Apple s battle with the FBI The breaking news is that the case seems to be over with the Department of Justice withdrawing Before that the judge in the case said that the court order demanding Apple provide a backdoor to the iPhone was likely unenforceable which might have caused the government to pull out rather than face losing in court Finally science fiction author Charles Stross ponders whether the Apple FBI fight over privacy is an indication that Apple is looking to open its own bank Email by TidBITS Staff 28 Mar 2016 ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016 In breaking news this week the Department of Justice may have caved to Apple in the Apple FBI encryption battle and you need to update your old Kindle right away In other ExtraBITS Bloomberg reveals that the Apple FBI battle has been brewing since before the release of iOS 8 Apple may be protected from the FBI by a federal statute a new iOS trojan can infect non jailbroken iPhones Game Center remains broken in iOS 9 John Oliver explains the battle over encryption and so called typosquatters are targeting Mac users Email by TidBITS Staff 21 Mar 2016 iOS 9 3 Works the Night Shift Protects Notes and More Apple has added some surprise features to iOS 9 late in its product cycle to help you sleep better guard your notes and more We give you a walkthrough of what s new iPhone iPad iPod by TidBITS Staff 21 Mar 2016 22 comments TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software

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  • Apple Shrinks iPhone and iPad for Latest Releases
    exact measurements of the iPad Air 2 so iPad Air cases should work fine The 9 7 inch iPad Pro features a 2048 by 1536 resolution display at 264 pixels per inch the same pixel density as the 12 9 inch iPad Pro However it features some improvements over the larger iPad Pro the capability to display a wider color gamut and a new technology Apple is calling a True Tone display which uses ambient light sensors to make onscreen colors match your surroundings If you re in warm light the white balance on the screen will adjust to become warmer and vice versa The smaller iPad Pro also improves upon the original s camera with a 12 megapixel rear facing camera as opposed to 8 megapixels with a f 2 2 aperture compared to f 2 4 Like the iPhone 6s but not the larger iPad Pro the 9 7 inch iPad Pro can capture Live Photos and has a dual LED True Tone flash It can also take 4K video while the larger iPad Pro is stuck at 1080p The front facing camera has also been improved with a 5 megapixel sensor and Retina Flash which uses the screen to simulate a flash The 12 9 inch iPad Pro has only a 1 2 megapixel front camera without Retina Flash Other than screen size along with reports that the USB speed through its Lightning port is at USB 2 level not the USB 3 level of the larger model the 9 7 inch iPad Pro appears to be superior to the 12 9 inch model Unlike the larger model it even supports Hey Siri hands free Siri activation And it starts at a lower price 599 for the 32 GB model A 128 GB model will cost 749 and in an iOS first there will be a 256 GB model for 899 The iPad Air 2 drops to 399 for the 16 GB model and the old iPad mini 2 is now just 269 Oddly the iPad mini 4 is now priced the same as the iPad Air 2 which feels wrong Apple also added a new 256 GB 12 9 inch iPad Pro which costs 1 229 The 9 7 inch iPad Pro will come in four colors silver gold space gray and rose gold The smaller iPad Pro will of course be compatible with the 99 Apple Pencil and Apple is offering a matching Smart Keyboard for 149 Official cases will also be available in polyurethane for 49 or silicone for 69 New iOS Accessories Apple also announced a few Lightning accessories aimed at the iPad Pro line which should be compatible with all Lightning equipped iOS devices The most exciting accessory is the 39 Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter which adds a standard USB port to your device While this dongle is ostensibly for syncing cameras to your iPad Apple confirmed that it can also be used to connect USB peripherals like Ethernet adapters

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  • AceDeceiver: First iOS Trojan Exploits Apple’s FairPlay DRM
    1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016 21 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 21 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 AceDeceiver First iOS Trojan Exploits Apple s FairPlay DRM by Adam C Engst Security firm Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new family of iOS malware that can infect non jailbroken devices Called AceDeceiver this is not something for most Mac users with iOS devices to worry about now since the exploit relies on a separately infected Windows machine and it displayed malicious behavior only when the user was located in China The attack vector is novel in that it relies on flaws in Apple s FairPlay digital rights management code and malware that masquerades as iTunes to install apps without the user s knowledge Although Apple s code review failed to catch the malware initially the company has now removed AceDeceiver from the App

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  • Game Center Still Broken after Six Months of iOS 9
    Safe Computing Tech News Watchlist Weekly Issues Issue 1317 18 Apr 16 1316 11 Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016 21 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 17 Mar 2016 Print Comment 1 Game Center Still Broken after Six Months of iOS 9 by Josh Centers Writer Craig Grannell points out how Game Center has been broken since the release of iOS 9 That might seem minor since Game Center isn t an especially popular app but many multiplayer turn based games depend on Game Center to function so many of them now work inconsistently Unfortunately this is more evidence of the decline in Apple s software quality follow link Comments about Game Center Still Broken after Six

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