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For twelve days only, AppleInsider has teamed up with sponsor and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to offer a number of steep discounts on Macs and Macs bundled with 3-Years of AppleCare Protection, all of which also come with a free iTunes 25 Gift Card and no sales tax in 48 of 50 states. [Expires Monday, Oct. 20th]

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Consumer Reports test shows iPhone 6 Plus less 'bendy' than iPhone 6, suggests 'Bendgate' may be overblown

Consumer Reports test shows iPhone 6 Plus less 'bendy' than iPhone 6, suggests 'Bendgate' may be overblown
Adding its voice to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus "Bendgate" debate, Consumer Reports on Friday released results of a scientific test showing the handsets may not be as "bendy" as some claim.

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Apple stops iOS 7.1.2 code signing, restricts downgrading from iOS 8

Apple stops iOS 7.1.2 code signing, restricts downgrading from iOS 8
After rolling out two point updates for iOS 8 earlier this week, Apple on Friday stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware, meaning users who migrated to the new mobile operating system no longer have the option of downgrading.

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TipsiOS 8 tells you what app is draining your iPhone's battery

iOS 8 tells you what app is draining your iPhone's battery
Users curious about what's draining their iPhone or iPad battery can now see exactly where that precious electricity is being consumed, thanks to a new battery usage feature found in iOS 8.

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After iOS 8.0.2, Apple gives HealthKit apps the green light on iPhone App Store

After iOS 8.0.2, Apple gives HealthKit apps the green light on iPhone App Store
A bug in the final release version of iOS 8 prompted Apple to remove HealthKit-enabled apps from the App Store, but the problem has been fixed in a new update and HealthKit is once again free to roam Apple's virtual shelves.

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TipsHow to customize, hide or remove QuickType suggestions with the iOS 8 keyboard

How to customize, hide or remove QuickType suggestions with the iOS 8 keyboard
Apple has flaunted iOS's software keyboard since the original iPhone, but the now-familiar input device saw scarce upgrades until iOS 8 added a new QuickType predictive suggestion bar. AppleInsider takes a look at how users can make the most of the new — and some old —features.

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BMO sees Apple selling 189M iPhones & 12M Watches in fiscal 2015, raises target to $110

BMO sees Apple selling 189M iPhones & 12M Watches in fiscal 2015, raises target to $110
With high hopes for the newly released iPhone 6, BMO Capital Markets has increased its price target for Apple stock to $110 with a recommendation that investors buy in ahead of a big 2015.

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Apple says most customers not vulnerable to 'shellshock,' patch coming for advanced users

Apple says most customers not vulnerable to 'shellshock,' patch coming for advanced users
Apple on Friday sought to calm OS X users who feared their computers may be at risk from a widespread vulnerability in popular UNIX command interpreter bash — which is included in Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system — saying that most consumers are not at risk, while advanced users will receive a patch in the coming days.

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Apple extends iPhone 6 and 6 Plus rollout to 22 new countries

Apple extends iPhone 6 and 6 Plus rollout to 22 new countries
Following Apple's record-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last week that resulted in stock-outs at many worldwide Apple Stores, the company will open sales of its latest handsets to an additional 22 countries on Friday.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rumor: Apple's 12.9
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.

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

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

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

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

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ExclusiveLast Call: Up to $600 off Macs & $750 off Macs with AppleCare, with free $25 iTunes Gift Card and no tax in 48 states

Last Call: Up to $600 off Macs & $750 off Macs with AppleCare, with free $25 iTunes Gift Card and no tax in 48 states
For twelve days only, AppleInsider has teamed up with sponsor and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to offer a number of steep discounts on Macs and Macs bundled with 3-Years of AppleCare Protection, all of which also come with a free iTunes 25 Gift Card and no sales tax in 48 of 50 states. [Expires Monday, Oct. 20th]

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

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

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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