The annoying bug, that lets pranksters crash your device by texting you a malicious link, appears to have been addressed in yesterday’s iOS 11.2.5 beta 6 release. If you don’t have the beta installed on your device, here’s what you can do to protect yourself from this “text bomb”.
iOS 11.2 users can now get their spoken daily news brief from a variety of sources, like NPR, BBC, Sky News or The Washington Post, just by asking Siri hands-free to get you some news. Doing so automatically launches an appropriate third-party news podcast in Apple’s Podcasts app.
Apple’s manufacturing partner Inventec is reportedly shipping a small batch of one million HomePod units, indicating that the Siri-powered wireless speaker may soon arrive after missing its original December 2017 launch date.