Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Phone Link for iPhone users for Windows Insider users with Windows 11. Phone Link will allow you to pair your iPhone and Windows PC over Bluetooth in order to provide limited iPhone functions such as calls and messages on your computer.
The Phone Link app is available at the Windows App Store. Microsoft also has a list of known issues regarding Phone Link.
This is one of the new features that Microsoft is introducing with Windows 11 updates, including adding new AI-powered Bing to the Windows taskbar, video screen recording in Snipping Tool, and multiple tabs in Notepad.
Cell phone carrier T-Mobile reported in January 2023 that there was unauthorized access to some customer data for a certain time period. T-Mobile is in the process of contacting those customers.
LastPass issued a security advisory to its customers regarding an incident where there was unauthorized access to customer data. LastPass states that their products are functional and they will continue to investigate the issue.
Rackspace reported a ransomware incident for Hosted Exchange environment in December 2022 which is causing service disruptions. Rackspace has contained the issue and is investigating the incident. More information is available at their status page.
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2022 in November 2022. New features include Ledger, which preserves historical data and provides tamper evidence.
Matter is a new standard for smart home device communication that is supported by Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and other manufacturers. The goal of this new standard is to allow seamless communication between IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as lighting, sensors, and TVs.
Facebook has reported finding more than 400 malicious Android and iOS apps intended to copy Facebook login credentials from users who run these apps. Facebook contacted Apple and Google regarding these apps found in their app stores. A list of the apps may be found here.
Twitter revealed that an earlier security vulnerability that allowed someone to enter a phone number or email address to verify if that information was tied to an existing Twitter account. The Twitter user account name was returned if a match was found. Twitter fixed this issue and is in the process of contacting only those users that were affected by this incident.
Apple released its new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro smartphones with eSIM cards and Emergency SOS via satellite. Apple also released its new Watch Series 8, Watch SE, and Watch Ultra smartwatches.
iOS 16 is available on September 12, 2022 for download. This version makes the Fitness app all iPhone users, and includes messages and map changes. WatchOS 9 is also available on September 12 and has several new updates, including Compass and workout app changes.