Both Apple and Google are turning on data encryption by default in their latest mobile operating systems, iOS 8 and Android L (Lollipop), respectively. While the FBI might not like it, enterprises IT managers are thrilled, particularly those worried about BYOD security.
Apple is being criticized for configuring Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to send location and search data back to Apple and third parties by default whenever a user queries its Spotlight search engine.
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Apple continues to tighten the screws on security on the iOS platform, according to those who have seen the beta of iOS 8.1.
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Microsoft is improving the audio quality for mobile users of its Skype VoIP software, a popular low-cost communication option for small businesses and business travelers.
Apple has issued a update that resolves the issues caused by the iOS 8.0.1 update.
Apple executives say the company is working "around the clock" to fix a bug in its iOS 8.0.1 update that disrupted cellular phone service and Touch ID security, according to an article at The Verge.
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