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Saturday, September 20, 2014

FeatureRounding up some of the newest cases for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Rounding up some of the newest cases for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apple's decision to move to an all-new —and larger —form factor for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus means that buyers will once again be in the market for new cases. AppleInsider rounded up a selection of compatible cases from the usual suspects as well as some new entrants.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Support for Verizon's VoLTE 'HD Voice' and video calls confirmed for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Support for Verizon's VoLTE 'HD Voice' and video calls confirmed for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
A few days after Verizon launched its first-generation voice over LTE (VoLTE) system in the U.S., dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0, it was confirmed on Friday that Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models support the carrier's suite of services, including HD voice and video calling.

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Out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone 6 runs up to $299, iPhone 6 Plus up to $399

Out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone 6 runs up to $299, iPhone 6 Plus up to $399
Apple on Friday updated its repairs webpage to reflect current pricing for the iPhone models released today, revealing out-of-warranty fixes could cost up to $299 for the iPhone 6 and up to $329 for the 6 Plus.

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TSMC confirmed as manufacturer of Apple's 20nm A8 processor

TSMC confirmed as manufacturer of Apple's 20nm A8 processor
According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest 64-bit A8 system-on-a-chip, currently powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., not longtime partner Samsung.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take top billing in appearing for an interview at the first-ever WSJDLive technology conference, to be held in California in late October.

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TipsGoodbye, Camera Roll: Where to find your photos in iOS 8

Goodbye, Camera Roll: Where to find your photos in iOS 8
Apple has reimagined the way photos are stored on your devices with iOS 8, but it has become a source of confusion for users and causes compatibility problems with some third-party apps. AppleInsider took a look at where your photos have gone and how to find them again.

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Tim Cook unlocks the doors at Apple's Palo Alto store to kick off iPhone 6 sales

Tim Cook unlocks the doors at Apple's Palo Alto store to kick off iPhone 6 sales
As he has done in years past, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was on-hand at his local Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday to help kick off sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as take pictures and joke around with fans [updated with more pics].

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TipsHow to back up your data and move it to your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

How to back up your data and move it to your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are making their way into consumers' hands today, and one of the first tasks for iPhone owners will be moving their content to their new device. AppleInsider walks you through the process of backing up and restoring data using iCloud and iTunes.

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TipsSiri partners with Shazam to recognize songs in iOS 8

Siri partners with Shazam to recognize songs in iOS 8
Users running iOS 8 on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can now ask Siri to listen to what song is currently playing and will identify it via Shazam, and also offer users a link to buy the track from the iTunes Store.

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iPhone 6 launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world

iPhone 6 launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world
The first stage of Apple's worldwide iPhone 6 rollout is nearly complete and launch day seems to have been successful, with huge lines forming at Apple Stores in nine countries from Australia to the United States [updated with video].

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Hands-OnHands on: unboxing and sizing up Apple's new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Hands on: unboxing and sizing up Apple's new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are most obviously larger than previous models. However, the new phones aren't just bigger, they're also thinner and have a rounded edge that makes them feel less bulky than other phones with big screens.

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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, Wells Fargo sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay

Citibank, Wells Fargo 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 and Wells Fargo have both started emailing 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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Reminder: Gazelle's extended iPhone price lock ends today, lock in a 45-day cash offer before midnight

Readers looking to sell their old iPhone to help pay for a new iPhone 6 have until midnight to take advantage of Gazelle's extended price lock, which lets you lock in a cash offer for your old iPhones that's good for 45 days, meaning you won't be required to send it in for another month and a half. [Updated to note expiration of Gazelle's extended price lock promo]

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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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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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