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Australian carrier Telstra working on fix for Apple iMessage and Facetime outage [u]

02/20/2018, 09:02 pm

Telstra, one of the largest cellular carriers in Australia, is working on a fix for an apparent services outage impacting customers major metropolitan areas attempting to access Apple's iMessage and Facetime features.


Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.


Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.


Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

02/16/2018, 12:02 pm

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'


Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

02/15/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.


Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

02/15/2018, 03:02 pm

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.


Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

02/15/2018, 09:02 am

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.


Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'

02/13/2018, 09:02 pm

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.


Apple's shift in iOS development pace about evolving scale, not coping with bugs, says former Windows chief

02/13/2018, 10:02 am

Apple's "cultural shift" towards spacing out new features in iOS is more a natural function of development scale, and not really the revolution some people might perceive it to be, according to a noted former Microsoft Windows president.


Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.


In software development 'cultural shift', Apple won't hold features for major annual point-zero releases

02/12/2018, 08:02 am

Rather than packing everything it can into an anticipated "iOS 12" later this year, Apple will reportedly spread out new features into future software updates, meaning "iOS 12.1" and beyond could bring big improvements to the iPhone and iPad.


'iBoot' leak may stem from low-level Apple engineer with ties to jailbreaking community

02/09/2018, 04:02 pm

This week's publishing of the "iBoot" source code for iOS 9 can be traced back to a "low-level" Apple employee who shared it with a small group of jailbreaking friends -- and may not have wanted it to go beyond that circle, a report claimed on Friday.


iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV

02/09/2018, 09:02 am

Apple was apparently experimenting with the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Apple TV long before it created the Apple TV 4K, with the discovery of code references in the "iBoot" leak suggesting it could have used an A9X chip.


Apple adds live news section to TV app on iOS and tvOS

02/08/2018, 11:02 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its TV app for iOS and tvOS with a live news section, making good on promises last year to deliver live streaming content from a variety of network news channels to the cord-cutting app.


Apple issues DMCA takedown for iBoot code, says recent devices should be safe

02/08/2018, 04:02 pm

The iOS 9 iBoot source code published this week is old and shouldn't pose a threat to people who keep their iPhones and iPads updated, Apple said on Thursday.


iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

02/08/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.


Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza added to 'Pokemon Go,' Aspyr discounts 'Civ VI' for iPad to half price

02/08/2018, 12:02 pm

Niantic is teasing the upcoming addition of a new legendary Pokemon that players of 'Pokemon Go' will soon be able to collect with their iPhones, meanwhile Aspyr has discounted 'Civilization VI' for the iPad to half its regular price, bringing the strategy game down to $29.99 for a limited time.


Source code for iOS 9's 'iBoot' component reportedly leaks online

02/07/2018, 11:02 pm

Source code for what is claimed to be the iBoot component of Apple's iOS, software that handles secure booting of the operating system, was published on GitHub by an unknown party on Wednesday, a development that could lead to the discovery and exploitation of currently unknown vulnerabilities.


Get $15 off a 1-800-Flowers order when using Apple Pay

02/07/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple continued its semi-weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign on Wednesday with a new offer that grants users a $15 discount on select 1-800-Flowers orders, just in time for Valentine's Day.


Superheroes, supervillains among 157 new emoji coming to iOS later this year

02/07/2018, 07:02 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday revealed a finalized list of 157 emoji due to arrive as part of Unicode 11 standard, offering iOS users a glimpse at the new characters they will likely have access to later this year.