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2014

Apple quality control manager responsible for iOS 8.0.1 also tied to Maps app debacle

Thursday September 25, 2014

According to a new report, the quality assurance manager in charge of Apple's buggy iOS 8.0.1 update was also leading a team accountable for the much maligned Maps app launched with iOS 6 two years ago.

Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 with fixes for iOS 8.0.1 cellular and Touch ID bugs [u]

Thursday September 25, 2014

One day following the botched iOS 8.0.1 update release, Apple on Thursday issued iOS 8.0.2, essentially a fix for the prior fix targeting issues with the HealthKit framework for connected wellness apps and devices.

Apple takes press on tour of iPhone test facility to address 'Bend-gate' [updated with video]

Thursday September 25, 2014

Shortly after releasing a statement regarding iPhone 6 Plus bending issues, Apple on Thursday invited journalists to take a tour of its normally off-limits "torture test" building, where the latest models are exposed to a battery of durability assessments.

FBI director says iOS and Android privacy features put users 'above the law'

Thursday September 25, 2014

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday responded to the latest attempts from Apple and Google to lock down their respective mobile operating systems, saying he is "very concerned" that the new systems limit or prohibit deemed lawful government access.

Apple rumored to debut new Mac mini in October alongside iPad refresh

Thursday September 25, 2014

A report on Thursday cites inside sources as saying Apple is preparing to launch a new Mac mini in the near future, possibly as soon as October to coincide with the usual iPad refresh cycle.

Apple tries to close iPhone 6 Plus 'bend-gate' as fashionistas come to grips with larger iPhones

Thursday September 25, 2014

Apple on Thursday responded to the the flood of criticism leveled at the supposed ease with which the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus bends during normal use, saying that just nine customers have complained about such an issue, while fashion-conscious consumers have once again proven that Apple can't please everyone.

Steve Ballmer's loyalty to Microsoft will force LA Clippers to ditch Apple iPads

Thursday September 25, 2014

Though Steve Ballmer is no longer CEO of Microsoft or even on its board of directors, he's still fiercely loyal to the company he led, which is why he will have his basketball team, Los Angeles Clippers, ditch their use of Apple's iPad.

Increase the chances of recovering your lost iPhone by enabling 'Send Last Location' in iOS 8

Thursday September 25, 2014

A new and potentially crucial feature in iOS 8 allows an iPhone or iPad to send out its last-known location just before the device's battery dies, increasing the chances that a user might be able to recover their lost Apple product.

Rumor: Apple's 12.9" 'iPad Pro' to sport beefed-up A8X chip, 'iPad Air 2' to gain 2GB RAM

Thursday September 25, 2014

If Apple does launch a new, larger iPad with a 12.9-inch display this year, a new report from the Republic of China suggests that the device could ship with an upgraded "A8X" variant of the A8 introduced alongside the iPhone 6 series, while the next-generation iPad Air might double the RAM of its predecessor.

Researcher accuses Apple of ignoring iCloud brute-force attack for 6 months

Thursday September 25, 2014

A security researcher who discovered a brute-force attack against Apple's iCloud service in March -- similar to the "iBrute" vulnerability that surfaced in conjunction with the celebrity photo hacking scandal earlier this month -- says that the company refused to address the flaw for months after he reported it.

In-depth review: Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8

Thursday September 25, 2014

Apple's "phablet" is finally here. Years after the likes of Samsung popularized the smartphone/tablet hybrid device, Apple last week launched its first take on a huge-screened device with the iPhone 6 Plus, and AppleInsider has gone hands-on to see if it was worth the wait.

Apple to release iOS 8.0.2 in a 'few days,' offers instructions to downgrade

Thursday September 25, 2014

After releasing and subsequently pulling the iOS 8.0.1 update earlier today, Apple late Wednesday instructed iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users affected by cellular and Touch ID issues to downgrade back to iOS 8.0 while the company prepares a fix.

Google's Schmidt says Samsung had iPhone 6-like product last year, calls Apple competition 'brutal'

Wednesday September 24, 2014

During an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was grilled on the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, but played off the record debut by saying Samsung got there first.

Apple announces 'AirDrop Test Fest' to flush out issues ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite release

Wednesday September 24, 2014

In a note sent out to developers on Wednesday, Apple invited AppleSeed members to participate in a "test fest" focusing on AirDrop functionality in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which bakes in compatibility with devices running iOS 8.

Follow-up 'Bendgate' video finds iPhone 6 less flexible than iPhone 6 Plus

Wednesday September 24, 2014

One day after a YouTube video demonstrated that Apple's iPhone 6 Plus can indeed bend under focused pressure, a second test on Wednesday extends the process to the iPhone 6, as well as the HTC One M8, new Moto X, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Apple's own iPhone 5s.

Apple-IBM enterprise partnership the result of 8 months of wide-ranging talks

Wednesday September 24, 2014

The landmark enterprise tie-up between Apple and 103-year-old technology behemoth IBM, announced earlier this year, was not the first collaboration that Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM chief Ginni Rometty discussed, according to a new report.

Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update breaks cellular connectivity, Touch ID support for many users

Wednesday September 24, 2014

Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, many users began experiencing issues with the maintenance and software update, finding that their handset could no longer establish a cellular connection or recognize their fingerprint upon installing, prompting Apple to pull the update

Apple releases, then pulls iOS 8.0.1 with support for HealthKit apps, Photo Library fixes, more [u]

Wednesday September 24, 2014

Just a week after the debut of iOS 8, Apple has provided an update for its newly upgraded mobile operating system, addressing a number of bugs related to HealthKit, Photos, third-party keyboards, Reachability, and much more. But the update was quickly pulled after iPhone 6 users began experiencing serious bugs.

How to set up your emergency Medical ID with iOS 8's new Health app

Wednesday September 24, 2014

One of the lesser known -- but potentially most important -- features of Apple's newly released iOS 8 mobile operating system is a digital "Medical ID," which can provide important personal health related information in the event of an emergency.

Samsung openly admits 'positive reaction' to iPhone 6 Plus prompted early launch of Galaxy Note 4

Wednesday September 24, 2014

The "difficult situation" brought on by record-breaking opening weekend sales of Apple's new, larger iPhones has prompted arch-rival Samsung to both speed up the release of its Galaxy Note 4 as well as slash the phablet's list price, a company official publicly said this week.