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Topic: General

Apple reports all iCloud services down for some users worldwide [ux2]

09/29/2014, 07:09 pm

In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more.

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GoPro's new iPhone-connected Hero4 wearable camera captures 4K video at 30fps

09/29/2014, 08:09 am

GoPro on Monday announced its new 2014 lineup of wearable action cameras, including the flagship Hero4 Black, which is capable of recording not only 4K-resolution video at 30 frames per second, but also high-definition 1080p footage at 120 frames per second.

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

09/25/2014, 08:09 pm

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

09/25/2014, 05:09 pm

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

09/25/2014, 09:09 am

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

09/24/2014, 09:09 pm

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 acquires e-magazine publishing firm Prss to bolster Newsstand [update: confirmed]

09/23/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has purchased erstwhile magazine app authoring firm Prss in what appears to be an "acquihire" for talent and resources.

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Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to launch gadget delivery service, report says

09/23/2014, 04:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices, a sector currently being explored by the likes of Amazon, Google and others.

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Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike one day after iPhone 6 launch

09/22/2014, 06:09 pm

While Apple's customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic' views on reversing climate change & selling green products to consumers

09/22/2014, 03:09 pm

Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his company's ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October

09/19/2014, 03:09 pm

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

09/18/2014, 06:09 pm

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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Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation

09/18/2014, 06:09 am

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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Tim Cook touts new Apple privacy policies in open letter to customers

09/17/2014, 09:09 pm

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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Tim Cook explains consolidation at Apple in new interview

09/17/2014, 06:09 pm

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

09/17/2014, 08:09 am

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.

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

09/16/2014, 10:09 pm

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.

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Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online

09/16/2014, 08:09 pm

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.

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Apple activates two-step authentication for iCloud Web portal

09/16/2014, 06:09 pm

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.

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Appellate court rejects $368 million VirnetX patent victory over Apple

09/16/2014, 01:09 pm

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.

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