QUOTE OF THE DAY
Every time a company proudly announces that they “Rewrote X from the ground up!” all I hear is “We replaced all the bugs we knew about with ones we don’t know about!” – John Sundell.
APPLE RELEASES IOS 12.1.2 WITH eSIM CONNECTIVITY AND OTHER BUG FIXES
After releasing iOS 12.1.1. Apple today released iOS 12.1.2 With bug fixes to fix eSIM support and cellular connectivity.
WHAT THE UPDATE ADDRESSES?
The new iOS 12.1.2 deals with activating eSIM line for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, cellular difficulties experienced by Turkish iPhone XR, XS and iPhone XS Max owners and Qualcomm patent violations in China.
WHAT IS APPLE’S DUST-UP WITH QUALCOMM IN CHINA?
Over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents Chinese court has ordered a ban on sales of some older iPhone models that include iPhone 6S and iPhone X. Qualcomm in late 2017 filed a case against Apple in China, saying iPhone maker invaded patents on features related to resizing photographs and managing apps on a touch screen.
HOW TO UPDATE YOUR DEVICE TO IOS 12.1.2?
To do so, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Here tap on Download and Install at the bottom of the page. Update can also have downloaded through iTunes. The new update is 83.5 MB in size.
GOOGLE CHROME FIGHTS MANIPULATIVE SITES
Another step taken by Google to combat malicious web browsing.
WHAT IS HISTORY MANIPULATION?
The tactic used by websites to keep you in place, and to generate money via hidden advertisements is known as history manipulation. Every time when you hit back button but cannot escape the page advertisement loads generating views for the website.
WHAT GOOGLE CHROME WILL DO ABOUT IT?
Google Chrome will soon release an update to handle websites dubious behavior and to flag manipulative websites. Not only this metrics will be sent to Google for analysis and review. Once such pages are identified, Chrome will be able to bypass such false entries offering you a smooth browsing experience.
WHEN WILL THE NEW UPDATE BE RELEASED?
It will take a bit of time before the new function is released. If you want to give latest features a try, you can download beta version of Chrome i.e. the canary build. Meanwhile the source codes in Chromium will detect suspected pages of tab manipulation with a flag – #enable-skip-redirecting-entries-on-back-forward-ui. This means when you will click the back button in Chrome browser, it will take note of the flags.