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Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers





Apple has released the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers for testing. The update contains numerous bug fixes along with security, stability, and performance enhancements for all compatible Mac computers. The build number of today’s update is 16B2333a.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

If you have a compatible Mac and a developer account, you can download and install the latest beta right now. You can get additional information about the update on Apple’s website for developers.

It is currently unknown what new features Apple has added to macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The release date remains unknown as well. Stay tuned for more updates on the issue.

   

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 12:03

Leaked Image Shows New iPhone Rival from Google?



A new image that shows something similar to the new Pixel smartphone from Google appeared on the Internet on Monday. If legitimate, it shows how the new flagship device and potential iPhone rival may look like.


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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. 10:33

Apple to Announce Financial Results in Q4 on October 27th



According to the latest post on Apple’s investor news webpage, the company will officially announce its financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on October 27th. The conference call and the earnings report will, among other things, help us understand whether the start of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales in the USA and other countries was successful and whether the demand for these devices is strong.


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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. 10:03

Apple Plans to Improve Apple Watch Health Tracking Features



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is currently working on expanding the health and fitness-tracking functionality of watchOS on the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is developing a new sleep and heart rate monitoring apps for the wearable device. Apart from that, Apple wants to substantially improve the functionality of HealthKit and the Health app. The company reportedly plans to make the HealthKit platform a “tool that improves diagnoses”; this includes engaging professional doctors and sharing the patients’ data with them.


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Monday, September 26th, 2016. 17:02

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week are connected with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra as well as jailbreak and security flaws of the latest firmware version.


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Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 11:46

Security Researchers Find New Security Flaw in iOS 10



A new security flaw in iOS 10 has been recently found by a firm called Elcomsoft. According to the researchers, the flaw makes it easier to access encrypted iOS 10 backups made using iTunes as the backup process ignores some security checks that were present in iOS 9 and older versions of Apple’s operating system.


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Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 11:25

Watch This Ceramic Apple Watch Edition Unboxing [Video]



As you know, earlier this month, Apple unveiled a new lineup of its smartwatch called the Apple Watch. Below you can watch an unboxing video shot by Appleinsider showing the premium ceramic Apple Watch Edition in beautiful white color.

The Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches are equipped with powerful dual-core S2 chip, GPS, better display and a number of other improvement. They are water-resistant and use watchOS 3 as an operating system.

What do you think about the short unboxing video? Do you think the Apple Watch Series 2 is a huge improvement over the first-generation? Leave your comments below.

   

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016. 12:13

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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Go on Sale in 30 New Countries



The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus went on sale in a number of new countries on Friday. Even though the prices for the handsets are higher than those in the USA, the demand for new handsets is incredibly strong.


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Saturday, September 24th, 2016. 10:08

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Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 with Several Bug Fixes



Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 with a number of bug fixes to users worldwide. In particular, the update resolves an issue with headphone audio controls not working, Photos app quitting when enabling iCloud Photo Library, and some app extensions not turning on. iOS 10.0.2 is recommended for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.


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Saturday, September 24th, 2016. 9:36

Apple Starts Testing First Amazon Echo Competitor Prototypes - Bloomberg



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun testing first prototypes of the rumored Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. The mysterious device reportedly features an advanced microphone and speaker system for Siri. It can be used to control different smart home appliances and, on top of that, help with things like looking for information on the Internet, listening to music, making purchases etc. Unlike all modern gadgets, the device will utilize voice commands to interact with users and perform its tasks. Moreover, there may be some other sensors, like those used for facial recognition and movement detection.


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Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 17:59

Apple Releases Public Betas of macOS 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1



Apple has released first betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1 to public testers. Both software versions contain several bug fixes and minor improvements aimed at making macOS and iOS more stable and efficient. The latter one also features a new Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple has seeded new public betas one day after the release of the developer builds.

If you have a compatible device and an account of the public software tester, you can download, install, and test macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1 right now. However, if you expect to see new features or any other major changes, there’s no need to do this. Apple hasn’t yet included anything particularly interesting to the updates.

Stay tuned for more news on macOS Sierra and iOS 10.

   

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Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 12:01

iPhone 7/7 Plus Users Complain About Poor Sound Quality While on Call



Some users are complaining about poor sound quality during phone calls on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Most of those who complain own the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, however, there are some iPhone 7 users with the same problem. It is currently unknown if the problem is connected with the hardware of software. Apple hasn’t yet commented on the issue.

Hopefully, Apple will hear the users and investigate the issue. Since iOS 10.1 is already being tested by the developers and public testers, chances are, that the company will include a fix for this problem in the next update. If it is not the hardware that is faulty. In this case, the things won’t be so simple.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 at a media event on September 7th. Currently, the handset is available in the USA and a number of other countries.

   

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. 23:55

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iPhone 7 Component Cost is $220.80 - IHS



According to the latest report shared by IHS, it costs Apple $220.80 to produce an iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage on board. The most expensive components are the 4.7-inch LCD display and the A10 Fusion processor. One of the cheapest parts is the battery. The total cost of the handset includes direct material costs of $215.80 and conversion costs (for example, for assembly, testing etc.) of $5.


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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. 13:49

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Apple Releases macOS Sierra to Users Worldwide



Apple has released macOS Sierra to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of new features like Siri, Auto Unlock, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay, improvements to Safari, Notes, and many other sections of the operating system. According to Apple, if you have a 2009 Mac computer or newer, you can upgrade to macOS right now.


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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. 18:20

Luca Todesco Has Jailbroken iPhone 7



A well-know developer Luca Todesco nicknamed qwertyoruiop has successfully jailbroken the iPhone 7 and once again proven that iOS 10 still contains vulnerabilities that can be used to hack it.


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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. 18:07