Lockdown Apps: Open Source Privacy Protection for iOS

Lockdown is a simple on-device firewall for your iOS device. The app is free and open source. With this app you can block any domain from your iPhone. It can also be used to block ads inside games.

Whats more interesting is that lockdown apps is open source, meaning the developer invites people to audit the code.

This gives your iPhone pi-hole functionality on the device itself!

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You can configure the blacklist to your liking. The app uses the built-in VPN functionality in iOS to set up blocking. Its basically a VPN server on your phone that doesn’t connect to any outside server.

When unwanted sites are blocked, it will also speed up and save loading times.

Features:

  • Block any connection to any website
  • Use default settings or add your own custom blockers
  • Protect your privacy across the web
  • Completely open source
  • Operates on device

Their site indicates that Mac, PC and Android versions is in the works and coming soon.

Grab it here: Lockdown Apps

AirPower may Release Soon

It has been a while now since Apple teased their charging mat for devices such as iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods. The release was anticipated in 2018 but due to issues the release was postponed.

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Airpower is a charging mat that when released is able to charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously.

Allegedly sources in Asia says Pegatron is set to produce the charging mat 21. Jan so maybe we will see it in stores soon.

Qualcomm and Apple isn’t exactly friends

Qualcomm was recently granted an injunction on iPhone 6s through iPhone X in China. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court have decided that Apple violates two of Qualcomms patents. This could result in the iPhone models getting unavailable to buy in China.

Apple however have stated that Qualcomms effort to ban iPhone models is a desperate move from the company. And that all iPhone models are available for customers in China.

The two companies obviously disagree on this and have to solve their differences in court.

This doesn’t apply on models running iOS12, and it could be a reason why Apple says that all iPhones still are available for people in China.

Rumors say that this is an attempt to settle a dispute the two companies have had for a long time. It could also be political, due to the recent trade war with China.

This isn’t the first time Apple is in court and we will follow this case as it unravels.