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Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all

Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all Now that we’re all stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, video calls have gone from a novelty to a necessity. Zoom, the popular videoconferencing service, seems to be doing better than most and has quickly become one of, if not the most, popular […]

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Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping

Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening. Apple has apologized for the bug […]

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Daily Crunch: FaceTime gets an eye contact upgrade

Daily Crunch: FaceTime gets an eye contact upgrade The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s iOS 13 update will make FaceTime eye contact way […]

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Skype now supports up to 50 group call participants, topping rivals

Skype now supports up to 50 group call participants, topping rivals Skype is capitalizing on Apple’s struggles with Group FaceTime to attract attention to its own group calling features. Today, the company announced it’s doubling the number of people who can simultaneously participate in a group audio or video call. It now supports […]

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Apple to compensate teenager who found Group FaceTime eavesdrop bug

Apple to compensate teenager who found Group FaceTime eavesdrop bug Apple has said it will compensate the teenager who first found a security bug in Group FaceTime that allowed users to eavesdrop before a call was picked up. The bug was initially reported to Apple by 14-year-old Grant Thompson and his mother, but the […]

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Apple disables group calling in FaceTime in response to eavesdropping bug

Apple disables group calling in FaceTime in response to eavesdropping bug Apple has disabled the group calling feature within its FaceTime calling service after it was found to house a nasty bug that allows eavesdropping. Apple’s status page shows that group calling via FaceTime is “temporarily unavailable” — that’s likely a stop-gap […]

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Apple rolls out watchOS 5.1.1 after earlier Apple Watch bricking issues

Apple rolls out watchOS 5.1.1 after earlier Apple Watch bricking issues Apple has rolled out watchOS 5.1.1, less than a week after the company pulled its immediate predecessor, watchOS 5.1, following reports that the software was bricking some Apple Watches. The update also includes bug fixes for the Walkie-Talkie app and an […]

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Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data

Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not going to see much change from previous years — the privacy pages still state the same commitments that […]

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Group FaceTime isn’t arriving in September

Group FaceTime isn’t arriving in September Group FaceTime’s launch is going to be delayed. The feature, which supports up to 32 people in a single audio or video call, was pulled from the latest iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas released on Monday, and will be held until a later date, says […]

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