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Topic: iOS

Apple's HomeKit gets support from MediaTek via IoT chip SDKs aimed at appliances, small devices

10/02/2015, 07:10 pm

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.


Apple stops iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 code signing as iOS 9.0.2 fixes lock screen exploit

09/30/2015, 07:09 pm

After the release of iOS 9.0.2 on Wednesday, which fixed a number of bugs including a lock screen exploit, Apple stopped signing iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 firmware for compatible devices, prohibiting users who updated from downgrading.


Apple issues third beta of iOS 9.1 to developers

09/30/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the third pre-release beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, continuing its march toward the point-one release with a range of new emoji.


Apple releases iOS 9.0.2 with fixes for cellular data, iMessage activation, Podcasts app stability, more

09/30/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued yet another maintenance and security update for its newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system, marking the second bug squashing for the platform in the past week.


Apple updates privacy minisite, says iOS 9 News personalization delinked from Apple ID

09/29/2015, 10:09 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its privacy minisite, spelling out things like its policy on encryption and changes related to iOS 9, such as the way it targets stories and advertising in its News app.


Apple expands Flyover coverage to new locales in France, Germany, Japan and more

09/29/2015, 12:09 am

As part of continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, Apple recently added 3D Flyover assets to a number of cities and landmarks, including multiple locations in France, Italy and Germany.


The best 3D Touch-enabled apps available for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple released its latest and greatest iPhone on Friday with an all-new pressure-sensitive 3D Touch input system that introduces novel user interactions like "peek and pop," Quick Actions, added gesture control and more. To help get new iPhone 6s owners started, we put together a list of the best apps that take advantage of the handset's unique capabilities.


Apple's space-saving App Thinning feature delayed due to iCloud issue

09/24/2015, 07:09 pm

Users looking to take advantage of iOS 9 App Thinning, a suite of optimization technologies created to reduce the size of app installs, will have to wait, as Apple announced unavailability of a key component due to an iCloud bug.


Apple lists top 25 apps affected by XcodeGhost malware infiltration

09/24/2015, 05:09 am

Apple has published a list of the top 25 iOS apps impacted by China's XcodeGhost hack, the next step in a continued effort to rid infected devices of tainted software distributed through the iOS App Store.


iOS 9 security flaw grants unrestricted access to Photos and Contacts

09/23/2015, 09:09 pm

A video making the rounds this week claims to disclose an iOS 9 security flaw that bypasses a passcode protected lock screen to grant unhindered access to a device's stored photos and contacts.


Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.1, tvOS, Xcode 7.1 to developers

09/23/2015, 01:09 pm

In conjunction with iOS 9.0.1, Apple on Wednesday also released second betas of iOS 9.1 and tvOS to developers for testing ahead of their public launch.


Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 with minor fixes for alarms, video playback, setup assistant, more

09/23/2015, 01:09 pm

Just a week after iOS 9 launched to the public, Apple has already followed up with a quick security and maintenance update, addressing a handful of issues that affected the new mobile operating system.


iOS 9 bug prevents auto-lock for devices using Guided Access accessibility feature

09/23/2015, 11:09 am

iOS 9 contains a bug preventing devices with Guided Access on from auto-locking, which could potentially lead to batteries draining and dying for users who rely on the accessibility feature.


iOS 9 tips: Free Notification Center alerts from app groupings

09/22/2015, 10:09 pm

Apple's iOS 9 introduces a new Notification Center tweak that allows users to display alerts individually in the order they are received rather than compartmentalizing by app, a change that presents an event "firehose" format common with social media services.


After China malware infiltration, Apple helps developers ensure their Xcode install is legitimate

09/22/2015, 12:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to developers, informing them how they can make sure their copy of Xcode is legitimate --a precaution necessitated by the appearance of malware on the iOS App Store in China.


Apple creates mysterious 'eye in speech bubble' emoji for release in iOS 9.1

09/21/2015, 05:09 pm

The upcoming iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 updates will include a new Apple designed emoji descriptively called "eye in speech bubble," though its meaning and intended use is not yet known.


iOS 9 adoption is Apple's fastest ever, already installed on more than half of devices

09/21/2015, 08:09 am

iOS 9 is off to a blockbuster start, with more than 50 percent of all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch units already running the latest mobile operating system, making it the fastest adoption in Apple history.


Apple News app scores exclusive "BIG" content from Wired as iOS 9 hits 36% adoption in 3 days

09/21/2015, 03:09 am

Apple News, an ambitious news-reading app that's new to iOS 9, is already showing off exclusive original content to early adopters of the latest software for iPhones and iPad, demonstrating Apple's serious intent to woo both readers and publishers with a captivating medium for the written word.


iOS 9 tips: Use Text Replacement to type faster

09/20/2015, 07:09 pm

Using iOS 9's Text Replacement feature, formerly called keyboard shortcuts, can greatly speed up input of commonly used phrases, sentences, or text that is challenging to punch in on the iPhone keyboard.


iOS 9 Safari content blockers debut to demand, denouncement & a high-profile delisting

09/18/2015, 11:09 pm

This week's launch of iOS 9 also marked the debut of optional content (read: mobile ad) blockers in Apple's Safari browser. The ensuing firestorm has led to a highly emotional debate over intrusive and annoying ads, versus the need for online publishers to make money in order to stay afloat.