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Apple has seeded the third developer beta of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2, two weeks after it released the second developer beta.

iOS 12.2 introduces Apple News to Canadian users in English or French, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for third-party TVs, redesigned Apple TV Remote interface in Control Center, Safari warnings when visiting a http website, a more customizable Downtime setting in the Screen Time, and four new Animojis: giraffe, shark, owl, and boar, let you express emotions in 3D animated emoji characters.

The iOS 12.2 beta 3, however, includes a couple of minor tweaks as well: the Control Center's Apple TV Remote shortcut redesigned with a darker interface, the About page in the Settings app gets a fresh look with device information been rearranged, and for developer, there are new discount options for auto-renewing subscription, while design resources for Siri Shortcuts is available.

Regrading other operating systems: in tvOS 12.2, you can ask Siri to play music and tv content on your HomeKit device. While watchOS 5.2 introduces a new exclusive watchface for Apple Watch Hermès users.

The rootlessJB jailbreak tool for iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2 created quite a stir in the jailbreak world. Although the tool is based on SSH and is developer friendly, the process of injecting code and installing Cydia is rather complicated, also the fact that you won't get as many modifications as you could with an official jailbreak. However, if you can't wait for the unc0ver jailbreak to come out, try rootlessJB then!

  1. Download the Ignition app on your iOS device, tap the search icon and search for "rootlessJB" 
  2. Then simply click on the "Get" and wait for it to download on your device
  3. Once it's installed, go to Settings – General – Device Management and "Trust the Certificate"
  4. Before you do anything, make sure to your device is in the Airplane mode, then launch the app
  5. Enable the "Tweaks" toggle and tap on "Jailbreak" and wait for for the respring process
  6. And that's it!
Here are few things to keep in mind, though, the rootlessJB only supports non-A8 and non-A12, devices currently, that means the jailbreak tool is available for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7+, SE, 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, and every iPad models except the latest iPad Pro models. For those who experience the jailbreak unsuccessful circumstances, just try again if that happens.

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Apple has just released a new iOS 12.1.4 update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the sixth update to the iOS 12 operating system, you can download it through Settings - General - Software Update. The new software fixed a Group FaceTime bug that could be exploited to eavesdrop on conversations.

The bug allows you connect to someone and hear their audio without the person even accepting the call, and it will continue to display a standard FaceTime incoming call interface. Although Apple quickly addressed the issue by disabling the feature through the server side, the feature won't be available on devices that are running from iOS 12.1 - iOS 12.1.3, since the server now back online.
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: The initiator of a Group FaceTime call may be able to cause the recipient to answer

Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of Group FaceTime calls. The issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2019-6223: Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School, Daven Morris of Arlington, TX
Apple also released an updated version of macOS 10.14.3 to fix the serious FaceTime bug.

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Last night, Apple stopped signing both iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2, an unsurprising move in response to the upcoming iOS 12 jailbreak releases, since these versions contains a voucher_swap exploit found by Brandon Azad and a kernel exploit discovered by software tinkere.

Like always, the move is ensuring users to have the latest security experience and prevent them from jailbreaking their devices. Once you have updated your devices to the latest version, which is iOS 12.1.3 in this case, from now on you can not downgrade to iOS 12.1.2 and iOS 12.1.1, unless you have saved blobs.

Therefore, we advise you that if you want to jailbreak your devices, make sure to not to upgrade to iOS 12.1.3, as we now waiting for the final jailbreak. Hope you have saved blobs. And you can always check to get notified when Apple stops signing a certain version.

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Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2 and tvOS 12.2, two weeks away after it seeded the first developer beta.

It was discovered in the beta 1 that iOS 12.2 brings Apple News to Canadian users in English or French using the iPhone and iPad. iOS 12.2 also started supporting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for third-party TVs, and redesigned the TV remote feature in the Control Center. Apple also tweaked the Apple Pay Cash, Safari Privacy, and Downtime feature in the Screen Time.

As for beta 2, it includes four new Animoji characters: giraffe, shark, owl, and boar, with the new addition, there are now a total of 24 Animojis available for user to choose from. Animoji takes advantages of the True-Depth Camera to express your emotions through a variety of 3D animated emoji characters.

Regrading other operating systems: in tvOS 12.2, you can ask Siri to play music and tv content on your HomeKit device, while macOS Mojave 10.14.4 adds Safari auto-filling with Touch ID, and we haven't found any new features in the latest watchOS 5.2 software update.

Ian Beer, a Google security researcher who works for the Project Zero team, has released a kernel exploit that works could be the foundation for a future iOS 12 jailbreak. According to Beer, the exploit has already fixed in the latest iOS 12.1.3 update, meaning it should work on all iOS devices running iOS 12.1.2 or below.

Since iOS 12.1.3 was released by Apple a couple weeks ago, and the company plans to release iOS 12.1.4 to fix the FaceTime bug, Apple is likely to stop signing iOS 12.1.2 shortly after that. and it could come sooner than you expected as the exploit has been released. We recommend that those interested in the jailbreak for iOS 12 to keep a device running on iOS 12.1.2 or earlier version.

However, as Apple announced today that it will release a software update next week to address the FaceTime bug. it proposes that the Group FaceTime feature on the iOS 12.1 to iOS 12.1.3 system will be permanently blocked. If you need to use Group FaceTime, then we advise you to not to downgrade to iOS 12.1.2 or below, otherwise, users must update their devices to iOS 12.1.4 to use the feature.

A major FaceTime bug that is publicly broadcasting on the social media right now, which allows you connect to someone and hear their audio without the person even accepting the call, and raising up a huge privacy concern because you can force a FaceTime call with someone and listen to what they are saying, maybe even without being noticed by them.

To take advantage of the bug, all you have to do is add your phone number to your already started FaceTime call, then you will found that you have begun a group FaceTime call including yourself and the audio of the person you originally called, though they haven't accepted the call, which obviously creates a major FaceTime problem.

There appears to be no way to avoid this bug other than completely disable FaceTime on iOS and macOS, and Apple has said the issue will be fixed in a software update later in the week, in a statement to Axios: "We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week."

For now, you can either delete the FaceTime app or just disable the feature completely under the Settings - FaceTime.

Update: Apple disabled Group FaceTime feature for now

Yesterday, Apple released the first beta version of iOS 12.2, and since then developers have dug in the update to find some relevant information about upcoming product and services, and so far they noticed the "Hey Siri" setup screen for AirPods, which hinting that the company is likely to release AirPods 2 very soon, now, a finding in the Apple News app shows that it will also release a magazine subscription service.

In 2018, Apple acquired the digital magazine app Texture, which leads many analysts to believe that Apple will ultimately launch its own magazine subscription service. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is indeed been working on it: in iOS 12.2 beta, a hidden landing page showed up, and Apple is going to call the service "Apple News Magazines", while we can clearly see that this is still for internal testing.

Apparently, users can complete subscriptions and view magazines directly in the Apple News app, and iTunes will process the payment, similar to how Apple Music works. Currently, the Texture app is still available in the App Store, where you can read over 200 magazines for $9.99 a month, including Time, National Geographic, Shape, and Newsweek.

Meanwhile, it's possible that Apple may launch the subscription service in March event, or plan to announce an all-in-one media subscription which will include Apple Music, its original content and magazines, alongside the announcement of the all-in-one bundle subscription, the company is also rumored to release the iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad model in the Spring.

Apple issued the iOS 12.2 beta 1 update this afternoon, and developer Guilherme Rambo soon discovered a hidden setup screen that uses "Hey Siri" to activate Siri on AirPods via iPhone, which is not supported by the current AirPods, meaning that the second generation of AirPods is coming soon.

Users will be asked to set up the "Hey Siri" feature when pairing the AirPods to an iOS device for the first time. The biggest difference between using Hey Siri on the new AirPods is that AirPods itself recognizes and sends commands to the paired device, this means you don't have to take out your AirPods, as long as the iPhone is in your pocket and you can summon Siri.

It's been rumored for a long time that Apple to support "Hey Siri" for AirPods, Apple itself leaked some clues during the WWDC 2018 Keynote's presentation video, where you can see the heroine used AirPods to ask Siri how to get to Apple Park as fast as possible. 

Since the update includes this new setup screen, it is highly possible that Apple will soon debut the new AirPods, perhaps following the release of iOS 12.2.

Apple has released the first beta of its upcoming iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2 update to developers. As always, these betas are available for download if you installed Apple's developer beta configuration profile, which can be requested by Going to Apple's Developer Center.

For iOS 12.2, Apple expands the availability of Apple News to Canada in both English and French. In addition. several tweaks are also being discovered, such as the support for TVs in HomeKit, an updated AirPlay icon, redesigned TV Remote interface in Control Center, a new option to Add Money to Apple Pay Cash, Safari will displays Not Secure when visiting websites without Https encryption.

For macOS 10.14.4, Apple is also making its Apple News available to Mac users in Canada, so now you can use the News app on your Mac as well. The update also includes support for automatic dark mode themes in Safari, meaning when you visit a website that offers a dark mode, the webpage will be turned into dark automatically.

Otherwise, we don't expect Apple introduce any new features to watchOS 5.2 (possible) and tvOS 12.2, it's most likely another update focus on bug fixes and speed improvements. 

Apple has just released its fifth update to the iOS 12 operating system, iOS 12.1.3, you can download the update through Settings - General - Software Update. iOS 12.1.3 is a bug fix update that addressed issues for HomePod, iPad Pro, CarPlay, Messages, Photos, and so on.

This update:

- Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view
- Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet
- Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion when using external audio input devices on iPad Pro (2018)
- Resolves an issue that could cause certain CarPlay systems to disconnect from iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

This release also includes bug fixes for HomePod. This update:

- Fixes an issue that could cause HomePod to restart
- Addresses an issue that could cause Siri to stop listening
Apple also released macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 today, and all of three software updates focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. As always, you can download them via Software Update in the Settings app on your devices. We will update this post if a new feature is being discovered.

The Siri Shortcuts have enabled a lot of possibilities of what we can do on iOS. Yes, we realize that Apple doesn't offer a way to schedule text messages, however, you can now schedule text messages thanks to the Siri Shortcuts so you will be able to draft text message in advance and schedule it to be sent out on a later date. Here is how to do add it to your iOS 12 devices:

  1. Download the Shortcuts by clicking this link
  2. Whenever you want to schedule a text, just tap on it
  3. Select someone in your Contacts
  4. In the Enter Text filed, enter the message you want to schedule
  5. Then select Date and Time to when should this be sent
  6. And that's it
Here are a couple of things to bear in mind though: first, you need to turn on the Background App Refresh in order for this to work; further, you can't run any other Shortcuts during the time, lastly, you can't close the app; otherwise, there is no restriction whatsoever. Hopefully, this Shortcuts would come in handy when you are busy doing other stuff.

According to Apple's App Store support page for developers, iOS 12, its latest mobile operating system now powers 78% of devices that introduced last four years, while 75% of all devices have updated to iOS 12, and 17% of devices continue running iOS 11 in both charts, the rest of it is earlier iOS versions.

The last time that Apple updated it is on December 4th of 2018, where iOS 12 has an installation rate of 70 percent on all devices and 72 percent on recent devices, this is almost identical to iOS 10's adoption rate, with the OS installed on 76 percent of active devices by January 5, 2017. Meanwhile, iOS 11 was suffered from much lower popularity, it was installed on just 65% of devices on January 25, 2018.

Most people are updating to iOS 12 is due to the fact that it brings huge speed improvements, especially on older devices like iPhone 5s or iPhone 6. Also, there are fewer bugs than iOS 11 once had, though it did have a couple of bugs, like poor cellular performance, other than that, no major issues whatsoever.

When it comes to Android distribution rate, the latest Android Pie was nowhere to be found, though it should be noted that the data hasn't been updated since October 26, 2018, most were running Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo by then.

Two weeks ago, some iPhone users found that their device unable to use cellular data after updating to iOS 12.1.1, the issue seems to affect iPhone users in different countries and affect different devices in different ways, according to Forbes, Twitter user @cPlayIt in North Carolina said he couldn't use data after updating to iOS 12.1.2. some even tried to reset the network and re-insert SIM card: Doesn't work.

Similarity, an iPhone user in India also said on Twitter that after upgrading his iPhone 7 to the latest iOS version, the user's iMessage account got dislinked with his mobile number. Apparently, this particular iOS 12.1.2 issue causing devices to be unable to use cellular data is not limited to the 2018 iPhone model, since Apple has seeded iOS 12.1.3 beta so the problem may be resolved in the update.

Of the current situation, iPhone users in the United States may be got hit the hardest. Ironically, Apple has fixed the software bug in iOS 12.1.2 for Turkey users, as the release notes said: "Addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max." It's expected Apple will release iOS 11.1.3 update very soon to resolve this issue.

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Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 12.1.3 to developers, a few days after they pushed iOS 12.1.2 to fix eSIM activation bugs and patent issues with Qualcomm in China, which removed the app closing animation, as confirmed by the company today, though Qualcomm says Apple is still violating it, so the software beta available is being labeled as beta 2, iOS 12.1.2 should be the beta 1.

As far as iOS 12.1.3 concerned, we were unable to discover what changes it implemented, it’s likely to be a mirror update focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. As always, developers can download the new iOS 12.1.3 beta with the proper configuration profile has been installed in place. At the same time, beta 2 of macOS 10.14.3 and tvOS 12.1.2 also available for beta testing.

If you found anything new in these betas, let us know in the comment!

Earlier this month, Apple released the iOS 12.1.1 update, and on Tuesday it issued iOS 12.1.2 to users. Now, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1, which means users can only downgrade from iOS 12.1.2 to iOS 12.1.1, and can't go back to iOS 12.1. iOS 12.1.1 . iOS 12.1.1 introduced improved FaceTime app and Haptic Touch Rich Notifications on iPhone XR, while iOS 12.1.12 only fixed eSIM bugs.

As always, the move is ensuring users to have the latest security experience and prevent them from jailbreaking their devices, facts are that iOS 12.1 suffered from many bugs that pave the way for future jailbreak process. Hackers have found the version contains a Zero-day exploit, a privilege escalation bug, and a Safari based security exploit, which allows them to develop jailbreak tools in the future.

Looking forward, we advise users that if you want to continue jailbreak your devices, make sure to not to upgrade to iOS 12.1.1 or iOS 12.1.2. Despite that jailbreak is become less common and that the purchases of Cydia already disabled, many jailbreakers still have passion on it, we also saw that videos of jailbreak news and update continued pop up on YouTube everyday.

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Apple has just released its fourth update to the iOS 12 operating system, you can download the update through Settings - General - Software Update. iOS 12.1.1 is a bug fix update that addressed issues with eSIM activation on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, also includes a fix for cellular connectivity issue in Turkey:

iOS 12.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone. This update:

- Fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- Addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
Since we are talking about eSIM here, it's understood that many cellular carriers are now supporting the feature, include the T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T in the US. The eSIM feature can activate a cellular plan from a carrier without the need to use a physical SIM card, thus it enabled dual-SIM functionality on your iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, it is super handy for users who travel a lot, that they don't need to install another physical SIM card.

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Have you ever accidental delete apps on your iPhone? That happens to me so many time when I’m just holding my device, and I get that “Delete?” message. Even if you haven't experience that problem before, I would still suggest you to use the tip to prevent accidentally deleting apps on your iOS device, cause your kids can be heavy-handed sometimes: it's so easy to just hold down an app to delete it.

  1. Open the Settings app on your devices
  2. Tap on Screen Time, and then to the Content & Privacy Restrictions
  3. Click on the iTunes & App Store Purchases
  4. Select the Deleting Apps option, and set it to Don't Allow
  5. So there you have it!
In normal settings, an “X” will appear when you tap on hold down an app icon at the top left corner of the App icons, which letting you to delete apps by tapping on the X symbol, now, it will no longer be that case. Of course, in order to delete apps again in the future, you will have to temporarily enable the restriction, though you will be in full control of when you want to delete apps.

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Following its official release of iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1, Apple has seeded the first developer update of iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, and tvOS 12.1.2. Developers who Registered through Apple Developer Center can download the update via OTA.

The release notes for these upcoming updates only highlight bug fixes and performance improvements, however, we expect to fix an issue that bother many users, in which they found that the iPhone failed to connect to cellular network after updating the iOS 12.1.1, and affecting some app, it's understood that the problem already known by Apple engineers, so iOS 12.1.2 is likely to fix that bug.

Asides from that, no major changes or features being discovered at the moment, if we found anything new, we will update the post right way. We will be also pleased if you comment down below your findings.

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, introduced a feature called "Instant Tuning" that allows users to adjust and configure notification settings without having to go to the Settings app, in other words, you can immediately "mute" notification from a certain app, which it won't display on the lock screen, or basically, it filters out unnecessary notifications. Here is how to do it!

  1. Choose a notification on the Lock Screen or the Notification Center
  2. Swipe from the right side to the left side on a specific application
  3. Tap on Manage, and then click on the Deliver Quitely so notification won't show on the lock screen or make any sounds
  4. If you don't want to see the notification on the Notification Center, you can Turn Off that the notifications will be completely muted.
  5. Change your mind? Just simply go to Settings -> Notifications, then activate it
With iOS 12, users can more easily reduce interference. In addition to introducing Instant Tuning, the company also makes it easy for users to turn off all alerts at once with an improved "Do Not Disturb" feature, better, you can schedule a time to enable the Do Not Disturb, for instance, when you study an exam.

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