Apple warns users of exploit in latest security patch

Patch is rolling out now



Security updates are common on all platforms. Most are even shipped out without much fanfare. However, there are occasional times when companies break their silence and encourage users to update their phones as soon as possible. This is one of those times. Apple is currently encouraging everyone to update their devices now to protect against an exploit running rampant today.

Via Engadget, Apple has shipped out a set of updates for its extensive lineup of devices: iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 16.3.1, Safari 16.3.1, macOS 16.3.2, tvOS 16.3.2, and watchOS 9.3.1. Though all updates are out now, the company only released patch notes for the first three.

Notably, all three updates contain a telling note, correcting a problem with WebKit that “may have been actively exploited.” To protect users, Apple has not detailed what the exploit was. Regardless, the fact that it might have been exploited means that unpatched devices are at risk of falling for the same exploit.

If anything, Apple does not acknowledge the existence of exploits or their patches until the company finished its investigations. Even if there’s still a risk, the company is likely confident enough to tell users of the existing exploit.

Regardless, it’s always a good idea to keep your devices updated with every security update.

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Nokia shares plans for first 4G network on moon

Might arrive later this year



Nokia is more than just a phone. Though the company earned its big break by creating one of the most iconic mobile phones in history, it has sizable reaches in other industries. Now, the company has elaborated more on its latest out-of-this-world (literally) venture: 4G on the moon.

Earlier this month during MWC 2023, Nokia further reiterated its plans to launch a 4G network on the moon. Given the moon’s completely non-existent userbase, the upcoming network will not cater to the general public. Instead, it will help astronauts and rovers to communicate more efficiently with each other and their home base back on earth.

Nokia first announced the project way back in 2020, when NASA awarded the contract to the Finnish company. However, as the space agency ups its efforts to bring humankind back to the moon, Nokia’s project is eking closer and closer to reality.

As reported by CNBC, the company is already planning to go through with the plan as early as later this year. Designed to withstand extreme conditions in outer space, the base station containing the technology will launch on a SpaceX rocket later this year. Once close enough, a lander containing the station and a rover will head to the surface and set up the network.

Upon setup, the network will heavily complement upcoming NASA missions to the moon. Named the Artemis program, the series of moon missions is already well underway. In fact, NASA is about to announce the names of the first astronauts to go back to the moon in 50 years for 2024’s Artemis 2 flyby mission. Artemis 3, to be launched in 2025, will be the first lunar landing since the Apollo missions.

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Apple confirms WWDC 2023

Online event confirmed



Apple’s WWDC 2023 has received its much awaited go signal. Apple has confirmed that the Worldwide Developers Conference will run from June 5 through 9.

Once again, the upcoming conference will hold its presentations in an online format. However, invitees can participate in an in-person launch at Apple Park when the conference opens.

As always, the annual WWDC promises to be an exciting one for Apple. Historically, the company launches the next major update for its lineup of operating systems. Last year, for example, saw the launch of the widely successful iOS 16.

While it’s still too early to tell what Apple has in store for the world, it will likely build on the momentum brought by last year’s event. That said, there is some speculation that this year might focus on unannounced hardware.

Over the past few months, several rumors have pegged a potential announcement for Apple’s latest urban legend, the mysterious mixed-reality headset. Some have even penciled WWDC 2023 as a launch date. Fueling this speculation, a few are saying that the invite’s main graphic — six rainbow-colored arches — are the top half of an eye, potentially hinting at a headset.

Thankfully, the wait won’t be long. It’s only a little more than two months before the event.

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Legion exits the smartphone business

Confirmed by Lenovo



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The gaming smartphone market is a silent but powerful segment. Though the market isn’t as popular as mainstream flagships, it has a wealth of capable performers releasing new models every year. However, as limited as the segment already is, it is losing one major player. Lenovo has confirmed that Legion is dead.

Historically, smartphone makers establish a smaller brand to compete in the gaming smartphone market. For example, ASUS and ZTE have ROG and Nubia, respectively. Lenovo has Legion. Well, had.

In a statement made to Android Authority, Lenovo is shutting down Legion’s smartphone branch. The brand will exit the segment, owing likely to the inability to find success as Lenovo expected. The company will instead refocus its efforts towards the Moto brand, which has been enjoying a resurgence lately from the success of the new Razr lineup.

The Legion brand has had bright spots over the years. Besides a suite of impressive hardware, it has also experimented with various quirks such as a side-mounted pop-up camera, giving gamers the option to stream themselves playing a mobile game. Unfortunately, that’s the past now.

For any fans of Legion, the brand isn’t going away completely. Without any statements standing against so, it will still continue making gaming notebooks for the foreseeable future.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo expands ThinkPad lineup for MWC 2023

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