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Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode

10 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The iPhone X running iOS 11.
Today, Apple released iOS 11.4.1 for iPhones and iPads-a small update that fixes a couple bugs and introduces a new security feature. This is the fifteenth update since iOS 11 released last September. It's available to the same devices as iOS 11.4-the iPhone 5S and later, the iPad Air and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, and 2015 iPod touch.
The notes users will see when they go to the Settings app to update their phones are as follows:
iOS 11.4.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. This update:
Fixes an issue that...
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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 With AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Audio Support for iTunes

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 With AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Audio Support for iTunes

10 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, the sixth update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available on Apple's Mac lineup. macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 comes more than a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 , which introduced support for Messages in iCloud.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update is minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and security improvements...
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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, highlights AirPlay 2 for iTunes

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, highlights AirPlay 2 for iTunes

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Along with the other OS updates, Apple has today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to the public. With this release, Apple is enabling AirPlay 2 within iTunes.
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IOS 11.4.1 now available to download, bringing much needed bug fixes

IOS 11.4.1 now available to download, bringing much needed bug fixes

10 days ago   |   By BGR

Just hours after we published a piece bemoaning the many bugs of iOS 11 , which still plague the software even after more than a dozen updates, Apple has released yet another version of iOS 11. As expected for a release of this kind, bugs fixes and security improvements are the focus, which is not as flashy as a new feature or app, but should be welcomed with open arms by the millions of iOS 11 users that are sick of dealing with bugs.
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In addition to the miscellaneous bug fixes and minor changes in the...
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How to use USB Restricted Mode on your iPhone or iPad

How to use USB Restricted Mode on your iPhone or iPad

10 days ago   |   By iMore

USB Restricted Mode brings a little extra security to your iPhone or iPad. Here's how you enable it.
While Apple has been testing it since the later beta versions of iOS 11.4, with the release of iOS 11.4.1, USB Restricted Mode is now available to the iPhone-using public at large. This new mode, which is buried under your passcode settings, adds additional security to your iOS device by preventing USB accessories to connect with your iPhone or iPad if the device has been locked for more than one hour.
Recently, we've seen the emergence of a number of devices, including the GrayBox, that...
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How iOS 11.4.1 limits USB accessories to make your iPhone and iPad more secure

How iOS 11.4.1 limits USB accessories to make your iPhone and iPad more secure

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

The iOS 11.4.1 update includes a new security feature that restricts the way USB accessories can interact with iPhone and iPad devices. If the phone has not been unlocked within the last hour, iOS will disable the Lightning port so USB accessories cannot communicate with the device. After unlocking, any accessories will stay connected.
USB power chargers are not affected, but some USB accessories that provide power may not charge the device until the device has been unlocked. Apple has detailed in a new support article exactly what this means for users...
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Apple iOS 11.4.1 officially adds USB Restricted Mode, blocking hacking tools

Apple iOS 11.4.1 officially adds USB Restricted Mode, blocking hacking tools

10 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple released iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2 today with minor bugfixes for its iPhones, iPads, HomePods, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches, but there was one surprise in the software: USB Restricted Mode, a feature designed to block iPhone-cracking USB devices used by law enforcement agencies, has finally arrived. USB Restricted Mode was fi...
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Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

10 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today released tvOS 11.4.1, a minor update to the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.4.1 comes more than a month after the release of tvOS 11.4 , an update that introduced support for AirPlay 2.
tvOS 11.4.1 can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System -> Software Update. Apple TV owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to the tvOS 11.4.1 automatically.
As a minor 11.x.x update tvOS 11.4.1 focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes to address...
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