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  • Setting up your iPhone in iOS 12.4 & iOS 13 is easier with Migration Assistant

    Apple support document updated with 12.4 migration assistant. Previously a similar function was called Quickstart, which relied on iCloud or iTunes backups. It also notes: ... If you're using the wired method, the transfer icon indicates that your devices are connected. You can also choose whether to transfer some settings, such as Apple Pay and Siri, from your previous iPhone to your new iPhone. If you have an Apple Watch and you're setting up a new iPhone, you'll be asked if you'd like to transfer your Apple Watch data and settings.
  • Siri 'whistleblower' details drug deals & sex heard during manual reviews

    Hey sir I just wanted to tell you about the important confidential matter that I hope hasn't been accidentally recorded because I have a funny way of addressing people. Oh, and Alexa says hi!
  • Newly discovered Bluetooth exploit tracks iOS, macOS devices

    What a big discovery !

    "We identified that devices running Windows 10, iOS or macOS regularly transmit advertising events containing custom data structures which are used to enable certain platform-specific interaction with other devices within BLE range," the paper reads.

    Those custom dats structures will be modified or removed in the next system update then the “research” will become irrelevant.

    What is the range of Bluetooth LE? 9 meters or so? The victim’s location must be bugged to collect that continuous traffic logs. And the collecting van must park to the victim’s location as closely as possible during that loooong collection task...
    Hmmm, perhaps one of those new-fangled smart bulbs could have it's firmware hacked/modified to collect a log of nearby bluetooth traffic... it would be hiding in plain sight. Substitue any other smart device of your choice - lock, switch, thermostat, fan,...
  • Health Canada tells users to ask Apple when they'll get the Watch ECG app

    But year after year we're left waiting and waiting...and waiting.  Remember AirPlay 2?
    Yeah, it's great.

    Ah but the immediate self-gratification entitlement has always been strong in techies. Canada dragged ass and only approved this is in May, so now that a month or so has gone by people are blaming Apple!? LOL. Here in enterprise software land a deployment is often planned a month or two in advance. 
    As of March 17th, Apple had not yet even applied for approval, 6 months after feature announced in US.
    Health Canada indicated it takes as little as 15 days for approval. 
    No ass dragging by Canada! 
  • Apple Pay goes live in the Netherlands

    Well I’m here on vacation and have been using it for a few things since Friday evening including buying a 7 day transit pass. Some machines had  logo but most just show wireless tap