Special Apple Media Event

According to the Apple-vine, we can expect a Special Media Event on March 25th at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus.

 

What is this event all about? Apparently, we can expect an introduction to a new subscription news service, and possibly a stand-alone video streaming service.

 

Fancy Pants actresses Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, are said to be attending the event, all of whom star in shows that Apple has purchased. The streaming service is supposed to be similar to veteran streaming services such as Netflix and will include TV shows and movies acquired by or funded by Apple, who reportedly has more than two dozen original television shows in the works.

 

It is unclear at this stage as to if any of the content will be provided for free to Apple TV owners or not.

 

The news service on the other hand, seems to be a definitive paid subscription, and we’re looking at around $9.99 a month for unlimited access to paywalled content from sites like The New York Times and the Washington Post. There is also likely to be a magazine subscription service, which could be bundled with both of the above services.

 

 

We’ll find out all the details on March 25th!

 

 

New iOS update fixes Group FaceTime Bug

Apple has just released iOS 12.1.4.  Yay! Why Yay?  Well, the update includes a fix for the much talked about privacy bug in Group FaceTime.

 

Which bug? Well if you haven’t heard, there was a flaw in the previous iOS that let callers access the call recipient’s microphone and front-facing camera.

 

 

From the Source: “We again apologize to our customers and we thank them for their patience,” Apple also noticed that there was another vulnerability whereby participants could capture Live Photos during a FaceTime call. “To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS,”

 

 

If you want to use Group FaceTime and not have to worry about the bug, —> Back up your iOS device, connect to Wi-Fi ,  go to Settings > General > Software Update to install the latest version of the operating system, iOS 12.1.4.

 

Now, who wants to FaceTime party?!