This week we start with a PSA: iOS 10.2 had some serious security vulnerabilities, so go update your iPhone to 10.2.1 immediately. Other stuff this week: LG G6 rumours; Google has re-launched Voice and—guess what—it does messaging now; a review of Apple AirPods by friend-of-the-show and computer engineer Jonathon Goguen; Sprint bought a third of Tidal; Google's "Instant Apps" and what they might mean for the future of mobile browsing.
- The New iOS Update Fixes Big Security Holes, So Get It Now | WIRED — “It can add files, delete files, or execute any actions,” says JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes. “Want to record conversations and forward them to someone else? It can do that. Want to install additional malicious software? It can do that. Want to uninstall programs on the affected phone? It can do that. Want to hide these actions, programs and files from the user? It can do that too.”
- The new Google Voice | TechCrunch — the new Google Voice feels more like a viable alternative to your default messaging client
- This is LG's G6 smartphone, coming February 26th | The Verge — LG has set a February 26th date for the unveiling of the G6, its next flagship Android phone, and The Verge has obtained the first image of the upcoming phone.
- Google starts testing Instant Apps in the wild | TechCrunch — Ideally, Instant Apps gives you the speed of a light web page with all of the benefits of a native app.
- SR: You can now say "Computer" to wake up an Echo — That's right, you can now use "Computer" as a wake word for your Amazon Echo!
- SR: Samsung comes clean about the Note 7