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Thursday, September 18, 2014

First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards

First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards
Coming just hours after Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, repair firms and blogs are already performing teardowns of the two handsets to reveal major component redesigns and layout tweaks necessitated by a super-thin form factor.

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Medical records firms Athenahealth and Cerner reportedly working on HealthKit integration

Medical records firms Athenahealth and Cerner reportedly working on HealthKit integration
Two leading U.S. medical records firms, Athenahealth and Cerner, are said to be working with Apple on the development and deployment of apps integrated with the iOS 8 HealthKit framework.

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Citibank sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay

Citibank sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay
Following up on a press release issued alongside the initial introduction of Apple Pay, Citibank has started emailing its customers with a "coming soon" introduction to the new mobile payment feature associated with iPhone 6.

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Australian Apple Stores met with long lines as worldwide iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales begin, Angela Ahrendts on hand [u]

Australian Apple Stores met with long lines as worldwide iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales begin, Angela Ahrendts on hand [u]
Australia kicked off worldwide sales of Apple's new iPhone on Friday local time, with brick-and-mortar Apple Stores seeing extremely long lines mirroring expectedly high demand for the next-gen handsets.

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Apple chose to handle iOS 8 rollout with own content delivery network

Apple chose to handle iOS 8 rollout with own content delivery network
With its rollout of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple opted to handle a majority of traffic through its in-house content delivery network (CDN) instead of meting out traffic to third-party systems.

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Photographer takes iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Iceland, details major enhancements over iPhone 5s

Photographer takes iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Iceland, details major enhancements over iPhone 5s
Photographer Austin Mann on Wednesday posted an in-depth look at the camera hardware and software suite offered with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, taking the handsets to Iceland in a shootout against last year's iPhone 5s.

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TipsPhoto editing gets easier with iOS 8's new Photos app and extensions

Photo editing gets easier with iOS 8's new Photos app and extensions
Capturing photos isn't the only image-related process to get a boost in iOS 8. Apple's latest mobile operating system also makes postprocessing easier and more powerful, with a new Photos app and the addition of editing extensions.

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TipsSave money with new app bundles available on the App Store in iOS 8

Save money with new app bundles available on the App Store in iOS 8
Starting with iOS 8, developers are now able to bundle and sell their applications together, allowing users to buy a number of apps at once from the App Store at a discounted rate.

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TipsHow to auto-delete old texts and silence annoying conversations in iOS 8

How to auto-delete old texts and silence annoying conversations in iOS 8
The Messages application gains a number of significant new features with Apple's iOS 8 upgrade, especially for users who participate in group messages that might take up space or become bothersome.

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Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format

Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format
U2's new collaboration with Apple appears to run deeper than the recent exclusive release of the band's new Songs of Innocence album on iTunes, as the Irish rockers are said to be working alongside the iPhone maker to create a new digital music format.

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain

Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain
Following the somewhat surprising news that Apple's next-generation iPhones would not launch in China —now one of the company's most important markets —on the same day as their global release, a report from the Asian nation's state-run media confirms that the devices are still awaiting regulatory approval.

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TipsHow to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more

How to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more
Once users are running iOS 8 on their iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, they'll be able to share all iTunes account purchases, including apps, music and movies, between up to six people in their family.

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Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation

Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of iPhone voice calls, Apple is investigating a unique take on bone conduction technology that uses sensor-laden EarPods and multiple microphones to cancel out unwanted noise.

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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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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

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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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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