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Topic: iOS 9

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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Apple supplies third betas of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 to public testers

02/10/2016, 01:02 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program now have access to the third preview builds of both iOS 9.3 for iPhone and iPad, as well as OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for Mac.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

01/20/2016, 08:01 pm

An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

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iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple's older iPhone 4s and 5

01/20/2016, 12:01 pm

The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

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iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi.

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Apple seeds 1st public betas of iOS 9.3 & OS X 10.11.4, 2nd developer beta of iOS 9.3

01/14/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued the first public betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, following up on developer betas released earlier in the week. [Updated]

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Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible devices as adoption rates rise

01/12/2016, 06:01 pm

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.

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Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

01/12/2016, 10:01 am

User-facing features -- like the new Night Shift mode -- stole the spotlight during Monday's surprise preview of Apple's next iOS release, but web developers have a few things of their own to smile about in Safari 9.1.

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Apple adds night mode, secure notes, more in iOS 9.3

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The next point release of Apple's mobile operating system is shaping up to be one of the most important yet, with a slew of new features that help users sleep, keep their sensitive data under wraps, and get a better overview of their health coming in iOS 9.3.

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Apple has been undercounting Apple News traffic due to glitch, working on fix

01/11/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Sunday said it has been sharing erroneous iOS 9 News app usage statistics with publishing partners due to an unnoticed glitch, adding that it does not know exactly how many people are currently using the service.

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Apple pushes iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to developers

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of iOS 9.2.1, giving registered developers another look at the next iteration of the mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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How to make iOS 9's default apps disappear

01/02/2016, 05:01 pm

While Apple is still working on an official method of dealing with unwanted default apps in iOS, a glitch in iOS 9 through 9.2 will let people temporarily push them out of sight.

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iOS 9 distribution hits 70% in November as adoption rate slows

12/02/2015, 01:12 am

Apple saw iOS 9 adoption rates slow to a trickle in November, gaining only four percent in as many weeks, though total distribution is in line with past iOS releases at 70 percent.

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Eddy Cue says iOS 9 News app helps journalism, not being censored in China

11/30/2015, 11:11 pm

Continuing to milk its October interview with Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, CNNMoney released another snippet on Monday covering the iOS 9 News app, a news aggregator Cue claims is not being censored in China.

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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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iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent calls when restoring from iCloud

11/16/2015, 01:11 pm

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.

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Apple again breaks Touch ID for some iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9.1

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

A number of iPhone and iPad owners are reporting Touch ID fingerprint recognition and stability issues after updating to the latest version of iOS 9, problems similar to those that cropped up in iOS 8.

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Flickr, Mobile Mouse are latest apps to add support for iPhone 6s 3D Touch

11/05/2015, 12:11 pm

Third-party apps continue to adds support for Apple's 3D Touch input on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including updates that launched on Thursday for popular apps Flickr and Mobile Mouse Remote.

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Walgreens Balance Rewards card gains Apple Pay compatibility

11/05/2015, 09:11 am

Members of the Walgreens loyalty program can now use their Balance Rewards card with Apple Pay, enabling tap-to-pay capabilities on both iPhone and Apple Watch.

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