Apple iOS 11.1 brings a fix for KRACK Wi-Fi Exploit and new Emojis

Apple has released iOS 11.1, the latest software update for its iPhones and iPads, bringing the much-needed security update to patch the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit, a weakness in Wi-Fi-connected devices which could expose users to nearby hackers.

The newly discovered Wi-Fi weak spot, KRACK puts just about every device at risk, but the prompt response by Apple in this latest update to fix the flaw is quite reassuring.

The update is coming on the heels of Friday's launch of the iPhone X, and to add to the fun, it includes more than 70 new emojis: star-struck and exploding-head smiley faces, a woman with a headscarf, a sandwich, a coconut, a T. rex, a zebra, a zombie and an elf.

The iPhone X marks a major redesign for the iPhone in years, and for the first time ditches the home button in favor of Face ID with a flashy OLED display.

While the Apple Watch Series 3 has been available since mid-September, but a couple of major features did not accompany the device at launch. Apple launched WatchOS 4.1 for the Apple Watch, bringing music streaming and a new Radio app to the smartwatch.

The new WatchOS 4.1 also brings GymKit to the Series 3, allowing the device to connect to compatible exercise equipment to share data.

Additionally, the Wi-Fi toggle option to the Control Center in watchOS 4.1 allow users to manually disable Wi-Fi when they want to use LTE data instead of available Wi-Fi networks.
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