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End-to-end encryption is the system that guarantees privacy in most messaging applications. However, there are exceptions that violate user data, and iPhones and other Apple devices appear to be the most affected.

Apple may access the content of iMessage, the instant messaging of the OS system, even though these messages are protected by the architecture encrypted from one end of the company to the other, as published Forbes. For example, you can provide messages to law enforcement agencies when necessary.

While applications like WhatsApp Telegram They also face the same dilemma, the extreme synchronization and backups that allow a user to read the same messages on all their Apple devices in real time ends up being a double-edged sword.

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“The problem is backups in the cloud,” explains Zak Doffman in his article. “With WhatsApp, users can enable or disable a backup in the cloud to restore their chat histories if they lose or change their phones,” he slides to later explain the difference with Apple’s messaging.

“iMessage not only gives users the same view everywhere, it does so with the full protection of end-to-end encryption. Even if iCloud is being used, there is still full encryption of your messaging to protect your content. But there is a serious problem, “he warns.

“If you enable generic iCloud backup on your devices, Apple will store a copy of your iMessage end-to-end encryption key within your backup. It’s like locking your front door but leaving a key hanging. Visibly from a hook inside, only in emergencies. Useless, “he warns.

How to protect yourself?

The solution is to disable the generic iCloud backup. This way Apple will set up a new iMessage end-to-end encryption key and you won’t have a copy. “A new key is generated on your device to protect future messages and Apple does not store them,” the security specialist adds.

The only problem with disabling generic iCloud backup will be if you lose your phone, as you will lose the history of all your messages. Doffman believes that it is the price that must be paid to gain security.


Stellantis joins forces with Foxconn, the maker of Apple’s iPhone

Stellantis will establish a joint venture with Foxconn to manufacture electric cars, initially for the Chinese market.

The Stellantis group is the result of the merger of PSA and Fiat-Chrysler, and has around fifteen brands in its portfolio, among which stand out names such as Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat and Maserati.

Foxconn is an Asian industrial giant known on the international scene for having Apple in its client portfolio, which entrusts it with the assembly of its smartphones, the iPhone.

Precisely this year it had been rumored that Apple and Foxconn could take their collaboration to the field of electric mobility, since the former is looking for someone who can take over the production of its iCar.

While waiting for the Silicon Valley giant to speak, the Dutch group Stellantis has already moved on, which will present this new partnership in great detail this Tuesday.

The objective of this new joint venture will be the manufacture of electric cars and connected services for vehicles, initially for the Chinese market, according to Autonews.

The agreement will be formalized with Hon Hai, a Foxconn subsidiary that in October 2020 already presented its first platform for electric vehicles and is working on a solid-state battery planned for 2024.

The executive directors of Stellantis and Foxconn, Carlos Tavares and Young Liu, among other personalities, will participate in the press conference of this new joint venture.

Foxconn expressed at the end of last year its desire that 10% of the world’s electric cars use their components by 2027. Although it would be a natural ally for the Apple iCar, it is possible that this project will finally reside in the Canadian Magna, It employs about 160,000 people and also has factories in China.

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iPhone 13 would have the smallest Face ID of Apple phones

iPhone 13 would be the name of the next line of phones to launch Apple soon, smartphones in which the company located in Cupertino would already be working, which gives rise to new reports by insiders, who refer to the Face ID of these terminals.


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When the iPhone X was introduced, it caused all kinds of reactions, both positive and negative. On the one hand, its all-screen design has proven to be the right choice, eliminating the large top and bottom edges that marked the iPhone’s design from the start.

Instead, the most controversial part of the design was that, to achieve that all-screen design, it was necessary to include a notch at the top; This ‘notch’ houses all the components for the front camera and, more importantly, the Face ID biometric identification system.

Although Android mobiles initially also opted for this solution, it didn’t take long to find other options; some, like the hole in the screen, have been very successful.

IPhone 13 notch

Instead, Apple continues to sell phones for more than 1,200 euros with a large notch in the screen; And although it is true that with the iPhone 12 it reduced the size a bit, it is still remarkable.

With the iPhone 13, the notch size can be even smaller, and all thanks to a new chip developed by Apple. Specifically, the affected person would be the VCSEL chip in charge of processing the images for Face ID; It is a site where there are few sacrifices, because Apple would not accept one precisely on security.

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But as reported Digitimes, Apple would have already managed to reduce the size of the VCSEL chip by between 40% and 50%. That would already be enough to notice changes in the used space, but Apple would go further.

The company is also toying with relocating some components; the speaker could now be integrated into the edges of the screen, instead of in the notch, which would gain a little more space. Other components could also be combined into one, so as not to occupy so much space horizontally.

Some of the leaks of the iPhone 13 already collect these changes. Although at first glance the new model will not differ much from the iPhone 12, the new notch together with the new cameras will make the iPhone 13 a different and improved generation.


Facebook and Gmail lead the list of apps on iOS that collect the most data

The App Store, the official platform for applications within the iOS ecosystem of Apple, made recent changes to its transparency. This affects how developers collect user data, and in a recent report, Gmail Y Facebook, have appeared as some of the apps that request more information.


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This year it seems that iPhone 13, will be the first since 2017 to modify the size of the notch. That kind of eyebrow that the smartphones of Apple for four years and that, according to all the information, although the North Americans are not going to eliminate them completely, they have decided to do for leaving them in the front of their terminals for a few more generations but in a less conspicuous way.

With that already on the table, we might think that little else will change things, but after many years of battle against the thickness of their terminals, everything indicates that from Cupertino they have decided to make important changes in the design of their devices. Apple intends to use a significantly smaller Face ID sensor chip in iPhones and iPads starting later this year, according to DigiTimes.

The iPhone 13 will mount a smaller Face ID with which to save costs

In this case, we echo the news from Apple that reveals that they have decided to reduce the size of the VCSEL chips used in the Face ID scanner. This move will significantly help Apple reduce production costs, as more chips can be mass-produced, reducing overall wafer production.

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If we go into detail, the redesigned VCSEL chip will allow Apple to integrate new functions into the component, but DigiTimes (the medium that has published the news), has preferred not to speculate on what they could include. The change if they could choose to free up internal space.

It appears that the smaller chip in Face ID will be used in the new iPhone and iPad devices that go on sale from the end of 2021. The first devices to incorporate the new chip will presumably be the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, as well as the next generation of iPad Pro models.

DigiTimes previously revealed that the notch of the iPhone 13 models will “shrink” in size, becoming smaller thanks to a redesigned camera module that integrates the Rx, Tx, and flood illuminator to allow for size reduction. For their part, Barclays analysts have also explained that a smaller notch in the iPhone 13 models, which will be the result of a “more integrated version of the current structured light system” for Face ID. It’s unclear if the smaller, more established Face ID technologies in the iPhone 13 are related to this smaller VCSEL chip.


How to unlock the iPhone with a mask

The pandemic and the imposition of the mask to stop the contagion of Covid-19 has been a problem for the iPhone users with Face ID, since the facial recognition system is not capable of verifying with guarantees the identity of the owner.

The arrival of this technology has meant convenience and speed, it is no longer necessary to put a fingerprint on the phone or enter numeric codes; just by putting your face and looking at the phone, it unlocks. But the mask gets in the way and doesn’t recognize the user, that’s why Apple has looked for a solution, which is only viable for those who have Apple Watch.

When the user is wearing the mask and the Apple Watch, they only have to lift the iPhone and look at it to unlock it. In order to do this, the following devices are required:

-A iPhone con Face ID (iPhone X or later) and iOS 14.5 or later.

-A Apple Watch Series 3 or a later model with watchOS 7.4 or later.

For the new function to be operational, you must have the Apple Watch linked to the iPhone, in addition to having the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections of both activated.

It is also necessary that wear Apple Watch on your wrist (with wrist detection function and code protection activated) and unlocked. By last, the mask should cover the mouth and nose.

Settings to unlock the mobile

You have to follow these steps:

-Open ‘Settings’ of the iPhone.

-Press ‘Face ID and code’ and then enter the user code.

-Go to ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ and then activate the function next to the name of the watch. If the watch does not have wrist detection activated, it will ask for it to be activated.

Once these steps have been carried out, to unlock the iPhone you will only have to lift it or press the screen. Next, you have to look towards the iPhone to unlock it.


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When you take a photo on your own it is necessary that we have to connect our Android smartphone or iPhone with a selfie stick with bluetooth in order to come out well in the photo when we press a button, others simply extend their arm to the fullest extent.

However, many are unaware that it is possible to take an image or self-portrait in an easy way, either using the palm of your hand and even your voice.

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It is this function that has now become fashionable by people who have a iPhone. Do you know how to take that selfie when you talk? Well, this is how you can activate it right now.

Remember that this function can be activated from any device in Cupertino just by using your voice. If you want the image to be much more professional, try using a tripod.


Best of all, you don’t need to use Siri to activate the function to be able to take a selfie with it. iPhone with the voice:

  • The first thing you should do is enter your iPhone Settings.
  • Now enter the Accessibility section.
  • Click on Voice control and activate it.
  • Enter “Create new command.”
This way you can take a photo on your iPhone just by using your voice. (Photo: Apple)
  • Write the phrase you will say to activate the photo. It can be “photo”, click on Application and then on Camera.
  • Go to Execute custom gesture and click on the right area where the camera button is located. This will simulate a touch.
  • Go back and save the command.
  • Now go to your camera and say “Photo” and you can automatically take a picture without pressing anything.


Apple remains unstoppable: iPhone, iPad and Mac sales skyrocket

Apple has presented its business results corresponding to the first quarter of 2021 and has done so by breaking records and forecasts. In just three months, the company led by Tim Cook has entered 90,000 million dollars (74,500 million euros). This is 54% more than in the same period of 2021, something to take into account given that in this period the effect was not yet so present. Covid-19. With these data, it has achieved its second best quarter in history and has remained only 1,000 million from exceeding what was entered in the last quarter of 2019, where Christmas shopping triggers the turnover of the Palo Alto company.

But not only has it signed its second best quarter, it has also exceeded, by far, the market forecasts that placed the income obtained at 77,000 million dollars (63,700 million euros). The growth of Apple It is such that in just six months – from October 2020 to March 2021 – it has entered 200,000 million (165,500 million euros). As for the net profit, it has been situated at 23,600 million dollars (19,500 million euros), 110% more. This last piece of information is quite important because it reflects the great profitability of the Californian company.

IPhone shoots up

Last October the iPhone 12 with all its variants – 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini and 12 – whose main attraction was that it already had 5G, this being the first phone of the firm with this feature. Between January and March, the US company sold mobile terminals worth 48,000 million dollars (39,700 million euros), which represents 53.3% of the company’s total turnover. But, the most relevant thing is that the growth in turnover in this segment has increased by 65.5% compared to the same period in 2020. This makes it clear that iPhone continues to be the company’s main claim and that the incorporation of 5G has given a big boost.

However, where sales have increased the most is in the iPad, which have grown by 78.7% compared to the previous quarter and already report an income of 7,807 million (6,460 million euros). In second place, the sale of Macs shot up 70% achieving a turnover of 9,102 million (7,532 million euros). While the sales of accessories and services such as Apple Music, Apple TV and other subscriptions, rose 25% and 27% respectively.


Apple: These smart backgrounds change depending on the level of your battery on the iPhone

Ben Vessy, a London designer obsessed with simplicity, has created a series of wallpapers very dynamic so as not to have to squint to see the upper left corner and check the level of our battery.

This set of colorful wallpapers dynamically change according to the battery percentage and it is very intuitive. The designer has released a series of wallpaper packs called Dynamo that will warn you when your battery is dying so you can go find a charger as quickly as possible.

There are several models to choose from, from very expressive faces to “the sexy bottoms”, They come with PDF instructions so you can install them.

Dynamo wallpapers

These wallpapers dynamically change according to your battery life, but it is only for iPhone devices. This available in 2 packages different, each pack has 3 sets of dynamic wallpapers and has a cost of US$ 5.50 (approximately S / 21).

Each package comes with video and PDF instructions so you can configure it using the iOS Shortcuts app, it is required iOS 14 or later. These funds are supported from iPhone 6S the latter.

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