Apple adopting the word ‘follow’ for podcasts as users associate ‘subscribe’ with paid content

From 9To5Mac: As reported by Podnews, Apple will no longer associate the word “subscribe” with Podcasts. According to a research from Edison Research, about 47% of users associate “subscribe” with paid content. This results in fewer people using the Podcasts app because they don’t understand that the content is free. This confusion between what is …

Apple adopts new ‘BlastDoor’ security system on iOS 14 to reinforce iMessage integrity

From 9To5Mac: iOS 14 was announced with some great new features for iMessage, including more options for group conversations, inline replies, and more. However, there’s also an important change in iMessage that Apple hasn’t mentioned so far. The company has adopted a new security system called “BlastDoor,” which is basically a sandbox mode that protects …

Apple is blocking Apple Silicon Mac users from sideloading iPhone apps

This is sad. On the one hand, it’s the right move to respect the developers’ wishes (particularly of small, independent apps). For a single-person developed application this feature could have a material impact on their bottom-line revenue over time. On the other, this was a killer feature of the M1 Macs. Some iOS apps ran …

iPhone water resistance claims ruled unfair; Apple fined $12M

From 9To5Mac: Second, and more seriously, Apple made iPhone water resistance claims in its marketing, but then refused warranty service on phones which suffered water damage. Good. Fine them for lying. Hopefully more countries and regulators step up and do the same. At Apple’s 2018 Keynote Phil Schiller even claimed (quote below per CNET): “So …

Apple’s OCSP Problem

How it started Jeff Johnson (@lapcatsoftware) seems to have noticed it first: Hey Apple users: If you’re now experiencing hangs launching apps on the Mac, I figured out the problem using Little Snitch. It’s trustd connecting to https://t.co/FzIGwbGRan Denying that connection fixes it, because OCSP is a soft failure. (Disconnect internet also fixes.) pic.twitter.com/w9YciFltrb — …