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BlackBerry Releases Update for BlackBerry Priv after 3 Years

BlackBerry will not leave its users behind and updates the security of its BlackBerry Priv.A 2015 phone that is updated in 2018, ‘rare avis’ … It should be more usual, but the fact is that it is news that the Chinese-Canadian manufacturer has updated the BlackBerry Priv three years after its launch, and is news precisely because No manufacturer usually does it.

In fact, a few days ago that Samsung itself abandoned the support of the Galaxy S6 , its high range in that same year 2015, although it seems that TCL-BlackBerry is serious about rescuing the brand despite the poor economic results , and this security update is the prelude to the two BlackBerry smartphones with Android and physical QWERTY keyboard that we will see this exercise.

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The update is unexpected , and is that the TCL-Blackberry itself had ceased support for the BlackBerry Priv late 2017, although they now claim that users are entitled to an update if the security and privacy of their data or devices is at risk:

If a critical vulnerability occurs, we will hire our partners, if necessary, to develop and provide users with patches as necessary.

BlackBerry Priv bathed in gold

No manufacturer should abandon its customers and users.The words of BlackBerry have penetrated deep into my brain, because the truth is that no manufacturer should abandon its users , at least with regard to critical security problems, and this practice is a tangible reality in the industry.

In fact, more than 40% of Android devices continue in obsolete versions of the operating system, without support for more than 3 or 4 fours and without having seen corrected very important vulnerabilities that put their owners at risk.

Be that as it may, BlackBerry is happy but at the moment it is alone in this policy of updates , so there is no better than throwing the complaint into the air and it is the manufacturers who pick up the glove.

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Correcting a security problem without changing the security patches
The new compilation AAW068 is already being distributed for the Priv of BlackBerry, with a weight of about 100 MB, although we assume that the device has not had much penetration in Spain or Latin America, so it will affect a few users.

There is no changelog to assess the changes implemented, and although a vulnerability considered critical by BlackBerry is corrected, the security patches do not change since the last update launched for the BB Priv, so in this case we must pull the ears to the manufacturer, and is that already put nothing cost to implement the latest Android patches.

If you have a Priv and you can not update it due to problems with the verification , we leave you here below a link to the manufacturer’s website with instructions to correct the problem .

Undoubtedly, good news is the great commitment of the Canadian firm , now in the hands of the Chinese giant TCL, which will surely leave many users happy, and that also BlackBerry has accompanied an update of its app BlackBerry Password Keeper , a password manager that at last it is compatible with Android 8.0 Oreo.

Apple to Make Updates to iBooks in iOS 12 : See What’s New?

iBooks on iOS 12 could have a Today section with recommended content, similar to the App Store

The iBooks app is one of the main candidates to change in the coming months. Several tracks indicate a complete redesign with new features and concepts for Apple’s book reading service. One of those upcoming updates that we might see soon is the Today section. A section similar to the App Store with content recommended by the editorial team of Apple.

According to MacOtakara , Apple has published several job offers in the last months looking for content curators to assemble their editorial team for iBooks. This team would recommend daily authors, books, compilations, interviews and other types of contents to show them in the dedicated section.

Recommendations, but also focus on what you’re reading and audiobooks
The section Today in the App Store has worked in an excellent way , many users are discovering dozens of applications and games with which to take advantage of the iPhone and the iPad, so it would not be strange to see something similar in iBooks to give it a boost to the sale of books. Of books and audiobooks, it is rumored that the service will integrate much better the sale of books in audio format, with an integrated player.

On the other hand, it is almost certain that the service leaves the “i” and is simply called Books (ø? Books?) . In the first beta of iOS 11.3 the app came to be called like that but in the following versions it returned to iBooks, surely it is a clue of what is to come.

The name change is not really the most important thing that needs to change Apple’s book service, but its design. Improving reading is complicated, but the organization of books and the content of the library . At the moment still it maintains the concept of bookshelf that inherits from the skeumorfista iOS 6 and previous versions. In any case, we may know more about it in the next academic event on March 27 or if not in the keynote of WWDC 2018 , which this year is held on June 4.