Radio proximity security attack targeting up to iOS 13.5 detailed by Ian Beer

Accomplished security researcher Ian Beer, known for releasing a host of iOS exploits used by modern jailbreak tools, dropped a bombshell on Twitter late Wednesday evening after sharing a detailed blog post about a jaw-dropping radio proximity exploit affecting up to and including iOS and iPadOS 13.5.

The blog post summary goes on to explain that the hacker can remotely trigger kernel memory corruption through the execution of arbitrary code. Furthermore, it can force affected iOS and iPadOS devices in radio proximity to reboot with no user interaction needed or put privacy at risk by breaching user data or utilizing cameras and microphones without the user’s knowledge.  Scary indeed…

This tweak adds a confirmation dialogue to iOS’ AirDrop interface

AirDrop is one of the easiest ways to transfer files from one iOS device or Mac to another. On the other hand, some might argue that it’s just a little too easy to use. After just one tap, your file begins transferring to the recipient, whether that tap was intentional or not…

Enter AirDropConfirm, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer SparkDev that aims to curb accidental AirDrop-centric file transfers by implementing a two-step confirmation dialogue into the AirDrop sharing interface.

Samsung’s AirDrop-like feature lets you share content with five people simultaneously

Quick Share, Samsung's long-expected version of AirDrop, which is Apple's proximity sharing feature, has finally gone official with yesterday's introduction of the new Galaxy S20 family. While we were aware that Samsung's version of AirDrop was coming, now we know that it one-ups Apple with the ability to share files with up to five Galaxy devices simultaneously whereas AirDrop only works between two iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac devices.

How to use AirDrop to send files on iPhone, iPad and Mac

AirDrop Window Mac

If you’re a new iPhone or Mac user, then AirDrop may be completely new to you. This handy service lets you transfer items like photos and files to nearby Apple devices wirelessly. So you can quickly send a photo to your friend or file to your family member.

In order to use AirDrop, you’ll need to make sure you’re within range, using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and that your recipient can receive your item.

To help you out, this tutorial shows you what you need to do and how to use AirDrop on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to adjust your AirDrop visibility and receiving options through Control Center

Control Center on iOS gives you instant access to common shortcuts for the things you frequently do, like disconnecting from Wi-Fi or toggling Bluetooth on or off. Most of the controls are visible right away but some are hidden in plain sight, like your AirDrop visibility options. In this simple step-by-step tutorial, we're going to teach you how to quickly adjust your AirDrop receiving settings via Control Center on your iPhone or iPad.

SilentAir makes the AirDrop receiving pop-up less intrusive

AirDrop comes in handy when you want to wirelessly send files from one device to another, but the user interface leaves a lot to be desired, especially when receiving large files.

The single most significant complaint is that the intrusive AirDrop receiving pop-up appears on the screen for too long, blocking you from doing anything else until the pop-up vanishes. But a new free jailbreak tweak called SilentAir by iOS developer Muirey03 aims to change that.