Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.2.5 To Apple Developers

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has reportedly seeded the third beta for its upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update. This means that developers will get the first-hand experience of the update.


The third update came just two weeks after Apple seeded the second beta and three weeks after it released the iOS 11.2. The tech giant said that iOS 11.2 fixes the HomeKit vulnerability and other bugs experienced by Apple iPhone users.


Apple iOS 11.2.5 beta update: What we know so far

With the third beta update, registered developers can now download the iOS 11.2.5 beta through over-the-air if a proper configuration profile was installed from Apple’s Development Center. Or the registered developer can access the update from Apple’s Development Center.


In case you don’t know, the Apple’s beta 2 for iOS 11.2.5 features a Siri’s capability to play daily news podcasts. Apple’s Siri offers news that is shared by The Washington Post. However, Apple users can also select other news sources such as NPR, CNN, and Fox News.


According to Apple, the beta 2’s audio feature can be accessed when an Apple user is using Siri by saying, Hey Siri. Siri can only be invoked when a user is using CarPlay or when a headphone is connected.


Also, Siri can be activated by pressing the side button or Home button of any iPhone. These are the features that we know so far. Apple has yet to disclose other features included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta.


What is certain though is that update will also fix other bugs found in the present iOS platform. Apple users are also expecting security improvements aside from enhancing Siri’s functions.

Louisiana law helps you protect your children from sex offenders

A state in the US has passed a law requiring child predators and sex offenders to disclose their criminal status on their Facebook profiles and other social networking sites making it the first ever state in the US to pass such legislation.

A Louisiana law says that those who have been found guilty of sex offending shall place their crime in the social networking account’s status, the jurisdiction of conviction and a description of their physical characteristics with current address. The law will take effect on the 1st day of August.

For their part, Facebook has already refused to allow sex offenders to create their Facebook accounts.

According the State rep. Jeff Thompson as told to CNN, “It provides the same notice to persons in whose home you are injecting yourself via the Internet. I challenge you today to walk down the street to see how many people and children are checking Pinterest, Instagram and other social networking sites. If you look at how common it is, that’s 24 hour a day, seven days a week for somebody to interact with your children and your grandchildren.”

Is this law fair to those who are found guilty of these types’ offenses? How about those guilty individuals who don’t have any social networking sites?

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Hackers briefly block Twitter

Hackers were successful in briefly blocking the popular micro-blogging site Twitter early today.

Instead of being able to access the site, users were redirected to a Web site that according to a CNN report, had an image of a green flag and a message that said: “This site has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army.”

There is no evidence however, that the attack on Twitter was indeed, linked to Iran.

Twitter posted a message late today on its blog stating that its DNS’ records “were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed.”  It assured users that it will update and provide more details as soon as it had investigated the incident more fully.


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