iOS 9 will let Safari users block bothersome adverts
iPhone users won't have to put up with bothersome online adverts for much
longer as iOS 9 will introduce ad-blocking functionality.
The handset's Safari web browser will support ad blockers like its desktop
counterpart after the update has landed, according to 9to5Mac.
Apple has not confirmed which specific ad blocker will be compatible with the
mobile version of Safari, and neglected to mention the feature when showcasing
iOS 9 at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
Allowing iPhone users to block adverts could prove controversial since
advertising revenue funds many of the internet's biggest websites.
Some services, such as Adblock, include a white list of content that is allowed
through the filter, but it is unclear whether this will be the case on iOS 9.
iOS 9, which is currently in the hands of developers, enters public beta next
month and will be dished out as a free upgrade in the autumn.
Apple to issue fix for iPhone-killing messaging bug
Remember that iPhone text messaging bug that made the headlines recently? Apple
will finally stamp it out this month.
The iOS 8.4 update will include a permanent fix for the issue, which makes
handsets crash when a certain string of characters appears in a message.
The glitch is the result of the iOS operating system's inability to correctly
render Arabic text, but the software only crashes if the specific characters
It was later discovered that the issue isn't limited to SMS messages, also
crashing Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp given half a chance.
Apple previously offered a workaround solution that involves using Siri to
access unread texts, but that didn't help anyone who received the code outside
iOS 8.4, which is currently in the hands of developers, also includes the Apple
Music service and will roll out on June 30.
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