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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Apple says incapable of decrypting iOS 8 user data, even for government agencies

Apple says incapable of decrypting iOS 8 user data, even for government agencies
Among the privacy policies outlined by Apple in a new privacy policy webpage on Wednesday is an iOS 8 feature that makes it technically impossible for the company to decrypt a device to harvest user data, even if law enforcement agencies request it.

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Tim Cook touts new Apple privacy policies in open letter to customers

Tim Cook touts new Apple privacy policies in open letter to customers
Apple on Wednesday updated its customer privacy webpage to reflect new security initiatives, highlighting a letter written by CEO Tim Cook, who restated the company's business is in selling products, not harvesting data.

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Apple updates iWork for iOS suite with support for iOS 8, stability fixes

Apple updates iWork for iOS suite with support for iOS 8, stability fixes
Following the release of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple rolled out updates for its iWork productivity app suite, bringing the titles up to speed with the company's latest mobile operating system.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks with reliability enhancements, includes Safari 7.0.6

Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks with reliability enhancements, includes Safari 7.0.6
Apple on Wednesday released the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks maintenance update, which includes Safari version 7.0.6, with fixes for VPN reliability and file access from SMB servers.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with new filters, speed controls, Photo app integration, more

Apple updates iMovie for iOS with new filters, speed controls, Photo app integration, more
Continuing its ongoing first-party iOS app updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of iMovie that introduces a slew of editing features alongside support for iOS 8.

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TipsDive into iOS 8 with these handy tips for iPhone and iPad

Dive into iOS 8 with these handy tips for iPhone and iPad
In preparation of Wednesday's iOS 8 release, AppleInsider dug in and compiled a set of tips and tricks to help iPhone and iPad owners take full advantage of all the new features and functions baked in to Apple's latest mobile OS.

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Tim Cook explains consolidation at Apple in new interview

Tim Cook explains consolidation at Apple in new interview
A new profile of Apple published Wednesday offers a behind-the-scenes look at what has changed since the death of cofounder Steve Jobs, including how CEO Tim Cook navigated a series of internal shakeups to arrive at the company we see today.

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TipsHow to make the most of iOS 8's new built-in camera features

How to make the most of iOS 8's new built-in camera features
The iPhone is possibly the most popular camera of any kind in the world, and Apple has made a number of improvements to iOS's built-in camera app that give mobile photographers even more control. AppleInsider took a look at how users can take advantage of the new features.

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Apple releases iPhone user guide in iBooks

Apple releases iPhone user guide in iBooks
Following the public release of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple has published its official iPhone User Guide for the new mobile OS on iBooks, making the digital document available on both desktop and portable devices.

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TipsHow to install a third-party keyboard on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8

How to install a third-party keyboard on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8
With iOS 8 now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, users can for the first time ever install third-party keyboards that can be utilized system-wide for new ways of inputting text and other characters.

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Beats Music comes to Apple TV alongside flat user interface, iOS 8 integrations

Beats Music comes to Apple TV alongside flat user interface, iOS 8 integrations
Apple iOS devices weren't the only products to receive updates Wednesday, as the company also rolled out new software for the Apple TV that brings a flatter user interface, a new Beats Music app, and support for Family Sharing.

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TipsHow to navigate the new Mail gestures and data features in iOS 8

How to navigate the new Mail gestures and data features in iOS 8
With the iOS 8 Mail app, Apple introduces new gestures for easier one-handed navigation and control, fresh message management options and deeper integration with Notification Center.

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TipsCustomize Notification Center with new widget support in iOS 8

Customize Notification Center with new widget support in iOS 8
Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system gives users the ability to add third-party widgets to Notification Center for the first time since the feature's introduction. AppleInsider took a look at what developers can do with the new functionality and how users can take advantage of it.

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Apple issues iOS 8 compatibility updates for Beats Music, Find My Friends, others

Apple issues iOS 8 compatibility updates for Beats Music, Find My Friends, others
In sync with the public rollout of its next-generation mobile operating system, Apple on Wednesday released updates for each of its first-party iOS apps that bring minor tweaks and fixes for compatibility with iOS 8.

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FeatureiPhone trade-in roundup: Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, BuyBack World, Gazelle, NextWorth, uSell, Target & Walmart

iPhone trade-in roundup: Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, BuyBack World, Gazelle, NextWorth, uSell, Target & Walmart
Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now officially available for pre-order, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins over the next several weeks.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TipsMaster iOS 8 Messages with time saving features for sending audio, video, images & text

Master iOS 8 Messages with time saving features for sending audio, video, images & text
One of the more robust additions to Apple's iOS 8 is the Messages app, which gets a bevy of new functions including inline audio and video messaging, group chats and advanced image sharing.

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TipsHow to use iOS 8 Continuity between your iPhone & iPad for calls, texts, apps & more

How to use iOS 8 Continuity between your iPhone & iPad for calls, texts, apps & more
Once updated to iOS 8, recent iPhones and iPads will play nicely with each other, allowing users to do new functions like answering a phone call or sending an SMS message via their iPhone without having to put down their iPad, or start an email on one device before finishing it on the other.

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BreakingApple launches iOS 8 for iPhone & iPad with third-party keyboards, widgets, Continuity & more

Apple launches iOS 8 for iPhone & iPad with third-party keyboards, widgets, Continuity & more
Apple's hotly anticipated free iOS 8 update for iPhone and iPad is now available to download, giving users access to a wide range of new features including third-party keyboard support, Notification Center widgets, extensions, Hey Siri hands-free voice activation, and much more.

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Apple pulling HealthKit-enabled apps from the App Store - report [u]

Apple pulling HealthKit-enabled apps from the App Store - report [u]
With the public release of iOS 8 looming, Apple has begun removing apps that take advantage of the new HealthKit API from the App Store, a move that is said to have been prompted by ongoing problems with new health data tracking system.

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TipsHow to enable and use 'Hey Siri' handsfree mode in iOS 8

How to enable and use 'Hey Siri' handsfree mode in iOS 8
Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant Siri becomes even more powerful with iOS 8, including an entirely hands-free mode that allows users to ask questions and accomplish tasks by simply first saying the words "Hey, Siri."

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TipsApple opens Touch ID to third-party applications with iOS 8

Apple opens Touch ID to third-party applications with iOS 8
iPhone security and convenience have both been greatly enhanced by Apple's iOS 8, giving third-party developers the ability for the first time to utilize the secure Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October

Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October
Though the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been formally introduced, Apple is far from calling it quits on 2014, with the company's next major product unveiling expected to take place around mid-to-late October, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus - report

Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus - report
Despite much wishful thinking on the part of enthusiasts and even members of the tech press, full sapphire screen covers were never in the cards for Apple's iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, a new report reveals.

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Despite record output, Foxconn unable to keep up with massive iPhone 6 demand

Despite record output, Foxconn unable to keep up with massive iPhone 6 demand
As preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continue to pour in to the Online Apple Store, partner manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly having trouble keeping up with incredibly high demand despite reaching record output levels.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apple to introduce app-specific passwords for iCloud-connected titles

Apple to introduce app-specific passwords for iCloud-connected titles
Come October, Apple's iCloud will have yet another layer of protection, as the company is scheduled to implement app-specific passwords for third-party programs tying in to the cloud service.

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Review roundup: Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8

Review roundup: Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8
As expected, reviews for Apple's new iPhone lineup hit the Web on Tuesday, with most assessments being largely positive on hardware — especially the 6 Plus' battery life— but giving the nod to iOS 8 for keeping the handsets ahead of the competition.

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Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online

Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online
After the second segment of a two-part Charlie Rose interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook aired on Monday, full versions of both are now available for streaming online.

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FeatureApple's new Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 met with nervous mocking by competitors

Apple's new Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 met with nervous mocking by competitors
Every new product Apple unveiled last week has ignited vocal, public derision from a series of threatened competitors, including Samsung, luxury watch maker LVMH and PayPal. However, their attempts to direct attention away from Apple may likely backfire, just like earlier attempts to demonize Siri, Maps, iCloud and Touch ID.

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Apple activates two-step authentication for iCloud Web portal

Apple activates two-step authentication for iCloud Web portal
In a bid to secure its online consumer services, Apple on Tuesday activated two-factor authentication for iCloud.com access, allowing only basic access to Find My iPhone for those opted-in to the security layer.

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