Top stories: Apple warns about MacBook webcam cover, iOS 13.6 released, Apple hacked on Twitter

While most of our attention has been focused on iOS 14 over the past 14 weeks, Apple was completing some of the last updates for the iOS 13 series of releases, and this week made the related updates for iOS 13.6 and other platforms public. New iOS features include audio stories for Apple News +, support for digital car keys and more.

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An incredibly popular story (and indeed one of our most popular stories over the years) was about a new Apple Support Document warning users to be careful about installing a physical webcam cover on their Mac notebooks. Other top stories included a major Twitter security breach in which Apple’s official account was viewed as a bitcoin scam, the opening of filings for cash payments in the iPhone “Batterygate” lawsuit, and more.

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Apple warns against closing MacBook with camera cover

In a new support document this month, Apple has advised customers not to close the lid of the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro above the webcam, noting that this practice can damage performance and interfere with Can also happen. Ambient light sensors and automatic Brightness and True Tone stop working.

Apple said that customers should look for each indicator light to know when a webcam is active, and decide which apps can use the camera in system preference. Apple ensures that the camera is engineered so that it does not activate without turning on the light.

Apple released iOS 13.6 with the car, Apple News + Audio, and more

This week Apple publicly released iOS 13.6 with a new feature, including support for digital car keys in the Wallet app, audio stories for Apple News + subscribers, and enabling or disabling automatic downloading of iOS updates A toggle switch is included for.

At launch, the car’s feature is limited to select BMW models manufactured after 1, 2020, including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 .

Apple also publicly released macOS 10.15.6, watchOS 6.2.8, tvOS 13.4.8, and a HomePod update.

Apple’s Twitter account hacked by bitcoin scammers

Apple, Uber, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were some of the high-profile brands and individuals involved in this week’s major Twitter security breach.

All compromised Twitter accounts tweeted a similar message claiming that users could send bitcoins to a certain address and receive double the amount in return. Hackers acquire cryptocurrencies worth more than $ 100,000 before taking action on Twitter.

Twitter continued to investigate the breech, which it described as a “coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and equipment.”

iPhone users can now get around $ 25 from Apple’s ‘Batterygate’.

Earlier this year, Apple agreed to settle an American class action lawsuit that accused the company of “secretly throttling” older iPhone models, and affected customers can now claim their share of the settlement .

Apple will provide a cash payment of approximately $ 25 to each eligible iPhone owner, claiming that its total payment will be between $ 310 million and $ 500 million. The exact amount each iPhone owner receives may vary slightly depending on the number of claims submitted.

The class includes any US resident who already owns an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and / or iPhone SE that is iOS 10.2.1 or later, and / or iPhone 7 Or runs iPhone 7 Plus before December 21, 2017, ran iOS 11.2 or later. Class members must experience “underperformance” on their equipment to qualify.

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