WhatsApp Free Voice Calls Come to IOS

Under a month ago WhatsApp released free voice calls to their Android users. Now the Facebook-owned company have begun rolling out the feature to its iOS customers.

Similar to the launch on Android the change was first spotted by eager users, the update will not roll out to all Apple device users at once. The company have stated that the feature will become available over the next couple of weeks. That is a lot quicker than the Android deployment but you’ll still need some patience.

There are currently over 800 million monthly active users that use the WhatsApp service the feature has potential to upset a lot of carriers who have already seen their text message revenues ruined by the plethora of messaging apps available on the market.

The iOS update also features some more changes. Including support for the iOS 8 share extension which allows you to send photos, videos and other social related options to the WhatsApp application. You will be able to send multiple videos at once and can edit them on the fly too.

I have not personally used the application on my Sony Xperia Z3 but I have heard some great reviews. Let us know what you think of the App and the features it has in the comments below.

Thank you Tech Crunch for providing us with this information.

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Huge Security Flaw in iOS8 Allows Hackers to Replace Your Apps

FireEye, a cybersecurity firm in California, have detected a major security flaw in Apple’s iOS 8 software. Dubbed Masque Attack, it allows hackers the opportunity to replace legitimate apps on the victim’s iPad or iPhone with a false app that appears the same. This exploit gives the attacker access to any data input to the replacement malicious app.

In a blog post dated 10th November, FireEye staff wrote, “Masque Attacks can replace authentic apps, such as banking and email apps, using attacker’s malware through the Internet. That means the attacker can steal user’s banking credentials by replacing an authentic banking app with an malware that has identical UI.” According to FireEye, to further mask the deception, “the malware can even access the original app’s local data, which wasn’t removed when the original app was replaced. These data may contain cached emails, or even login-tokens which the malware can use to log into the user’s account directly.”

The issue affects all versions of iOS from 7.11 to the current 8.11 beta, which is still being tested before release.

Source: BGR