Safari in iOS 9 gets ad blocking
Blocking ads on web sites has long been available on all browsers, save Safari in iOS. That will change with the release of iOS 9, as Apple is opening the browser to content blocking extensions.
This won't make web site operators happy but iPhone and iPad owners will no doubt be glad to catch up with the rest of the industry.
OS 9 unveiled by Apple
The next version of iOS adds features for the iPad and improvements for the iPhone. The biggest new feature is multitasking for the iPad Air 2, SlideOver, and the QuickType keyboard that turns into a trackpad.
The OS will offer picture-in-picture for watching video in a window.
Credit card companies pushing Apple to drop transaction fees
Major credit card companies are not happy that Apple gets a fee from every Apple Pay transaction. They plan on pushing the company to drop the fee, as Google is doing with Android Pay.
This may lead to a standoff between Apple and the companies using Apple Pay.
Source: Fierce Wireless
Now over 6,000 apps for the Apple Watch
Apple knows that apps will make or break the watch and is making that clear to developers. The release of the SDK to let them make native apps for the Apple Watch is aimed at getting a lot of apps released quickly.
Everything seems to be going to plan as there are now over 6,000 apps available for the Apple Watch.
Security researcher proves iOS vulnerable to iCloud password theft
A serious vulnerability in the iOS Mail app leaves it open to the theft of iCloud passwords. A security researcher published a proof of concept hack that loads remote HTML to facilitate the theft.
The hack works by replacing HTML code in an email that prompts the recipient to enter the password, which the hacker grabs.
Source: Ars Tecnica