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Apple Seeds Second iOS 10.2 Beta to Developers





Apple has released the second beta of iOS 10.2 to developers for testing. The update contains a number of minor bug fixes as well as security and stability enhancements.


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. 14:08

Apple Releases iOS 10.1.1, iOS 10.2 Beta to Developers



Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1.1 with a fix for the issue making it impossible to view the Health app data for some users. The release of the updated firmware version comes about a week after the release of iOS 10.1 that contained some minor improvements as well.


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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. 11:35

Apple Stops Signing iOS 9, Releases New iOS 10 Beta



Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.5, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to this version of firmware. Along with that, the company did the same thing to iOS 10.0.1.


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Thursday, October 20th, 2016. 12:16

Apple Releases iOS 10.1 Beta 4 to Developers and Public Testers



Apple has released iOS 10.1 beta 4 to developers and those users who have a valid public beta tester account. Both software versions contain some improvements and bug fixes and have build numbers 14B72 and 14B72b respectively.

iOS 10.1 brings new Portrait camera mode to the iPhone 7 Plus and has a number of under-the-hood enhancements. The public release date of the new firmware version remains unknown at the moment.

If you have a developer or a public tester account and a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download and install the update right now. Don’t forget to back up your device in case something goes wrong during the update.




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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. 21:02

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 54% - Apple



Apple has just announced that iOS 10 adoption has reached 54%. The figure is based on the statistics gathered by the App Store, so it includes only those devices that have been active over the last couple of weeks.


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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. 17:57

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 66.7% - Analysts



According to the latest report from a research firm Fiksu, iOS 10 adoption rate has reached impressive 66.7% less than a month after public release. Strong initial demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as the compatibility of the operating system with older devices like the iPhone 5 are among the factors that contributed to such fast adoption. As to the main reasons for people to upgrade, they include new design and many new features.


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Monday, October 10th, 2016. 20:11

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 48.16% - Mixpanel



According to the latest report from a research firm Mixpanel, the iOS 10 adoption rate has reached 48.16%. Even though the latest firmware version has overtaken iOS 9 as the operating system installed on most active devices, 47.79% of users still utilize the previous version on their devices.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2016. 13:22

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

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

iOS 10 Adoption Rate Reaches 34% - Mixpanel



According to data shared by a research firm Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on 34% of all compatible devices. Keep in mind that Apple released the new firmware version less than a week ago. 14.45% of users upgraded to iOS 10 in the first 24 hours after the release of the operating system.


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 16:39

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and have a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 20:09

Apple Fixes Vulnerabilities Used to Spy on Users in iOS 9.3.5



Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.


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Friday, August 26th, 2016. 17:33

iOS 9.3.4 Has Been Jailbroken! [Video]



iOS 9.3.4 has been successfully jailbroken. Below you can watch a video showing an iPhone 6 with the latest version of firmware on board being jailbroken with the help of the application called OverSky. The app has been developed by a team of hackers called Team OS and it uses iOS vulnerabilities different from those utilized by the Pangu team to hack iOS 9.3.3. It is currently unknown whether we will see a public utility for hacking Apple devices.


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Thursday, August 25th, 2016. 21:46

Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3



Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. This means that it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to these versions of firmware. If you use a jailbroken device and plan to keep it in this condition, make sure you don't upgrade to iOS 9.3.4 accidentally as you will lose the jailbreak and the possibility to go back to the previous version.


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Thursday, August 25th, 2016. 21:40

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 9.3.3 available for all users, Apple has just released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. Just like the firmware for iPhones and iPads, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for Macs is a minor update that brings stability, security and performance enhancements as well as bug fixes. The update is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. 0:11