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2014

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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."

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Wednesday September 17, 2014

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.

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

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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.

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

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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.

Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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.

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

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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.

Apple activates two-step authentication for iCloud Web portal

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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.

Apple details content migration from Android to iOS in new support document

Tuesday September 16, 2014

With Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus seeing wide release later this week, the company on Tuesday published a reference guide aimed at helping Android device owners migrate content to the new handsets.

Appellate court rejects $368 million VirnetX patent victory over Apple

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Patent holding company VirnetX's infamous $368 million win over Apple --which most notably resulted in changes to FaceTime that riled consumers --has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after review.

Misfit announces Flash, an affordable $49 wearable fitness and sleep tracker

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Fitness tracking hardware and software firm Misfit on Tuesday announced Flash, a reworking of the company's Shine activity monitor designed for durability and a more attractive price of entry.

Apple Pay sparks inter-bank battle to be consumers' default choice

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Major U.S. banks are set to engage in an advertising dogfight --designed to sway consumers' choice of their default Apple Pay card --as they look to take advantage of the simple one-touch mobile payment flow found on Apple's next-generation iPhones to boost profits.

Apple's patented physics-based iPad GUI translates file size into mass, supports intuitive gestures

Tuesday September 16, 2014

In its quest to humanize computers and digital user interfaces, Apple has invented a physics-based GUI that assigns mass to files and folders based on their data size, allowing for novel, yet intuitive, user interactions.