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Apple To iOS App Developers: All Apps Need To Use HTTPS Connection By 2017

Apple introduced its App Transport Security (ATS) standard when it rolled out iOS 9. The ATS restricts apps from transferring data through a HTTP connection, forcing them to go through HTTPS instead. The latter is an encrypted communication protocol, which keeps the data secure. iOS app developers were encouraged to update their apps to accommodate for the new standard. Now Apple is taking a tougher stance, requiring all apps to use the ATS feature by 2017. Here’s what you need to know.


Netflix On iPad Now Supports Picture-In-Picture

iPad: Picture-in-picture mode was added to the iPad way back in September 2015, but the multitasking features required software-specific support. It’s finally now available in the biggest streaming video app, Netflix.


Everything Apple Announced At WWDC That Actually Matters

Apple’s WWDC kicked off today with the usual keynote speech, but this one was packed with details about Apple’s next set of operating systems: iOS 10, the new tvOS, updates to watchOS and OS X, now renamed to macOS.


iPhone Twitter App Showdown: Tweetbot Vs. Twitter

There are dozens of Twitter clients for the iPhone, but the official Twitter app and the third-party Tweetbot are two of the most popular. One’s free, the other’s pretty expensive at $US9.99 ($14.99). Let’s dig into the main differences between the two, and see if the difference in experience is worth the difference in cost.


The Best Jailbreak Apps And Tweaks For iOS 9

Jailbreaking may be falling out of favour these days, but it’s still useful for those that love to tweak and customise. Whether you’re sick of Apple’s walled garden or you just like everything a certain way, jailbreaking allows you to really take control of your iPhone. It’s not as necessary as it once was, but it’s just as fun as ever.


2016 To-Do App Showdown: Wunderlist Vs. Any.do 

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from some of our favourite to-do apps, Wunderlist and Any.Do, which means it’s a perfect time for a fresh look at both apps. Both are still some of the best, cross-platform, free to-do managers available, but let’s see how far they have come.


Adjust Audio Balance In iOS Under The Accessibility Options

iOS: If I’m doing anything where I need to hear the world around me, I tend to just keep one earbud in when I’m listening to podcasts or music. This obviously screws with the sound, but Macworld reminds us where the option to adjust balance is tucked away in iOS.


Hide Unwanted iPhone Apps With A Configuration Profile

iOS: People have been whining about the fact they can’t get rid of Apple’s stock apps in iOS since the iPhone first launched. Well, if you’re willing to put in a bit of elbow grease, How-To Geek shows off how to use a configuration profile to do just that.


Free Up A Ton Of Storage Space On Your iPhone By Trying To Download A Movie

iOS: Storage space on the iPhone and iPad fills up way too quickly. Here’s an odd, yet effective trick to reclaim several gigabytes of storage space in a few minutes.


YouTube Now Partially Supports Multitasking On iPad

iPad: iOS 9 introduced multitasking to the iPad way back in September of 2015 and today Google finally updated the YouTube app to support these new multitasking modes.


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