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Topic: iOS

Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

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Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

08/09/2016, 08:08 pm

Rebuking overtures from Australia's big-three banks looking to break in on Apple Pay's success, Apple in a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said requests for access to iPhone's digital wallet technology would fundamentally undermine the handset's security safeguards.

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Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is reportedly working to counter an influx of counterfeit Bitcoin wallets on the App Store, which in some cases may be robbing users of coins worth thousands of dollars.

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Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors

08/08/2016, 01:08 pm

Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist's complete discography is as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple's iOS 10.

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Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone and iPad, calls it an 'important' security fix

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

In what could be the last update to the iOS 9 software cycle, Apple on Thursday released iOS 9.3.4 to the public, calling it an "important security update" that all users should install.

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Apple's latest iOS 10 beta enables faster text deletion with 3D Touch

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

iPhone 6s owners with the latest iOS 10 beta installed can press down harder on the backspace button to delete text faster, users are reporting.

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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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iOS 10 beta 4 adds introduction explaining Apple's Control Center changes

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

Control Center in iOS 10 has an entirely new look and design, adding expanded music controls and quick access to HomeKit accessories. However, the changes may not be readily apparent to new users, which is why Apple has added a quick introductory screen explaining them in the latest beta.

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Apple brings Maps transit coverage to Prague in Czech Republic

08/01/2016, 09:08 am

Apple is now offering Maps transit directions for the Czech capital of Prague, returning focus to the app's European users after a stretch of concentrating on the U.S.

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Popular iOS keyboard SwiftKey disables sync feature after data leak is discovered

07/29/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey, a popular predictive keyboard available on Apple's iOS, has suspended part of its service after it was discovered the app was leaking user data to complete strangers.

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Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely eradicating chat transcripts

07/29/2016, 11:07 am

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.

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CBS All Access, Showtime streaming services each hold 1 million users

07/29/2016, 09:07 am

Streaming services CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime collectively have more than two million paid subscribers, CBS's chief executive boasted during his company's quarterly results conference call.

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Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with easy project creation, new sharing options

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

In an update to its iMovie consumer level video editing software for iOS released on Thursday, Apple introduced a method of quickly creating projects from batch selected photos and video, as well as a new suite of content sharing options.

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Apple to introduce purchase recommendations in revamped Apple Store app

07/28/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple is working on a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS that will provide customers with personalized product recommendations based on their purchase history, according to a report published Thursday.

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Apple's Ivan Krstic to give 'behind the scenes' iOS security talk at Black Hat USA

07/28/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture will go into "unprecedented technical detail" on iOS security during a talk at this year's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, including new technology coming with iOS 10.

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Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

07/27/2016, 05:07 pm

Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

07/27/2016, 12:07 am

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

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