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Topic: iOS 8

'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices over Wi-Fi, researchers say

04/13/2016, 04:04 pm

Though the issue was nominally fixed with iOS 9.3, the "1970" date bug can theoretically be used to intentionally brick any pre-iOS 9.3.1 device, according to a pair of security researchers.

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Apple acknowledges '1970' date bug, promises solution in later software update

02/15/2016, 11:02 am

Apple on Monday posted a new support document, acknowledging the existence of a recently-exposed date settings bug in iOS that can render a device unusable.

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Newly-revealed date glitch may render some iOS devices unusable

02/11/2016, 03:02 pm

Though people have to go out of their way to trigger it, a time-related glitch discovered in iOS 8 and 9 will let users potentially "brick" many Apple devices, rendering them non-functional.

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Paris attack stokes the flames in fight over US data encryption

11/16/2015, 09:11 pm

Last week's terrorist attack on Paris sounded a call to arms for hawkish U.S. officials seeking broad oversight of encrypted digital communications, some of whom used the opportunity to rekindle discussions with Silicon Valley technology companies.

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Apple says iOS 8 on 87% of compatible devices days before iOS 9 launch

09/15/2015, 09:09 pm

In an update to its developer webpage ahead of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple revealed that the soon to be replaced iOS 8 is currently running on 87 percent of compatible devices.

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Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game controller for iPhone and iPad

07/05/2015, 06:07 am

The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

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Rising number of T-Mobile iPhones hit with 'blue screen of death' reboots

06/26/2015, 10:06 am

In recent days a growing number of iPhone owners on T-Mobile U.S. have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem, according to reports and comments on social media.

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Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

06/09/2015, 12:06 am

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.

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Edward Snowden hails Apple as 'pioneering' for iOS 8 security measures

06/05/2015, 10:06 am

Whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden lauded Apple for enabling measures like default full-disk encryption in iOS 8, in a rare editorial published on Friday.

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Apple, other tech companies ask Obama to reject proposals for software backdoors

05/19/2015, 12:05 am

In a letter to be delivered to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Apple is among a group of signatories requesting the White House reject incoming government proposals that would modify current policies to allow law enforcement access to encrypted user data.

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Apple releases third developer, second public betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

05/11/2015, 12:05 pm

With less than a month to go before its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple on Monday issued third betas of iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 to developers, and second public betas to people in the AppleSeed testing program.

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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

05/06/2015, 03:05 pm

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.

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Apple stops iOS 8.2 code signing, prevents downgrades from iOS 8.3

05/04/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.

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iOS 8 adoption cracks 80% mark in latest App Store data

04/29/2015, 12:04 pm

Adoption of iOS 8 among iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners is up to 81 percent of active devices, Apple said on Wednesday in the latest update of its App Store distribution data, measuring traffic from April 27.

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Apple seeds second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers

04/27/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday started seeding a second iOS 8.4 beta to developers, bringing more refinements to the company's future update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enables HealthKit integration for patient data

04/27/2015, 09:04 am

Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center updated its electronic health records system over the weekend to support data from Apple's HealthKit platform, the hospital's chief information officer has revealed.

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Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

04/20/2015, 01:04 pm

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists' communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.

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Apple makes ResearchKit tools for iOS 8 available to medical researchers

04/14/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants' iPhones.

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Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

03/18/2015, 08:03 pm

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

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Marvell ships first SDK support for Apple's iOS 8 HomeKit with its ARM IoT chips powering connected appliances

03/16/2015, 01:03 pm

Marvell announced that it is the first silicon vendor to release a complete software development kit (SDK) for Apple's HomeKit, which it has paired with its controller and wireless components, noting that several manufacturers are already using its products to develop new HomeKit accessories.

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