News of scary new iPhone malware dubbed “Key Raider” is trending online, but there’s a caveat — it only hits phones that are jailbroken.
“The average iPhone user is not affected by this,” said Tyler Reguly, manager of the vulnerability and exposure research team at Tripwire, a Portland, Ore.-based security company.
Jail breaking refers to removed the operating system hardware restrictions on an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod. It’s done to allow downloads of non-Apple approved apps.
Android switchers are giving iPhone sales a boost as Apple gears up to unveil the next iPhones in coming weeks.
Android devices continue to dominate handset sales in Europe but owners on older models are switching to iPhone, fuelling sales of Apple mobiles.
Just over a quarter (27 percent) of iPhone buyers across Europe’s biggest five markets have switched from an Android device in the three months to July, according to the latest smartphone sales figures by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Hands on with the Next Keyboard
When iOS 8 was announced at WWDC ’14, one of its most exciting features was that it gave users the option to install third-party keyboards. Since then we’ve seen a lot of options emerge, including Swype, SwiftKey, Fleksy, and Minuum. Today, after a year in the making, Next Keyboard is joining the ranks.
Next, from Tiny Hearts Studio, offers all the functionality of the standard Apple keyboard, but also introduces some innovative new features. Probably its most useful feature is its quick cursor swipe, which lets you move your cursor by swiping on the spacebar. No more peering through Apple’s little magnifying glass.