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Apple Releases Second Beta watchOS 2.0 to Developers





Apart from releasing OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 2 and the second testing version of iOS 9, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded watchOS 2.0 Beta 2 to developers. The update to the operating system running on company’s first-ever wearable device contains a number of stability and security improvements. The latest beta gives Apple Watch developers more opportunities to create native apps for the smartwatch and make them even more easy-to-use and functional.


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 18:44

Apple Releases Second Beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to Developers for Testing



Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to developers. The release took place nearly two weeks after the official announcement and the release of the initial beta of the new desktop operating system at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 17:24

Here’s How Macintosh OS 7.5.5 Running on Apple Watch Looks Like



Software developer Nick Lee has recently shared a new interesting video showing Macintosh OS 7.5.5 running on the recently-released Apple Watch. The video, which is available below, demonstrates how many things have changed in the computer industry over the last twenty years. In case you don’t know, the version of Apple’s operating system for Macs running on the wearable device was originally released on September 27, 1996. Quite an old build, I must admit.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 20:15

Tastes of Chinese Customers Influence Apple’s Choice of Colors for New Devices



Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that the main reason for the company to manufacture gold iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches is a strong demand for such devices in China. As you probably know, Chinese market is one of the most promising for Apple as the number of customers there grows rapidly each month. According to the latest report published by Bloomberg reporters, users from China generated 29% of Apple revenue in the quarter, which ended in March.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 17:53

Taig Team Releases Jailbreak for iOS 8.3



I have got some good news for all those people who have been waiting for the jailbreaking tool capable of hacking iOS 8.3. Taig team has just released such a tool and you can download it right now. It should be noted, however, that the jailbreak for iOS 8.3 is currently available only for Windows computers, so if you are using Mac and want to try the new utility, you have to find a PC or use Bootcamp.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 15:01

Apple Launches Faulty 27-inch iMac Hard Drive Replacement Program



Apple has recently launched a 27-inch iMac hard drive replacement program. According to what the guys from Cupertino write, a small number of late-2012 27-inch iMacs may have some problems with their 3TB hard drives. Those who use the aforementioned devices and have encountered hard drive failures, can replace the faulty parts either at Apple Store or with the help of Apple Authorized Service Providers. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino have begun sending emails to faulty 27-inch iMac owners with the information about the recently-launched replacement program and its terms and conditions.


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Monday, June 22nd, 2015. 19:00

Apple Quietly Removes Original iPad mini from Online Store



Apple has earlier this week quietly removed the original iPad mini from its online store. This means that it is not possible to purchase this device directly from Apple’s virtual marketplace anymore. In case you don’t know, the smaller version of the iPad was released in 2012 and could boast of the 7.9-inch display, Apple A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and 5-megapixel camera. Frankly speaking, it’s high time the guys from Cupertino removed this device from the store. You see, there are currently two other iPad mini models that are more powerful and efficient.


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Friday, June 19th, 2015. 19:06

Next-Generation iPhone May Get 7000 Series Aluminum Body



According to the latest report from a usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a body made out of 7000 Series aluminum. In case you don’t know, this is the material used in the Apple Watch Sport. This alloy is 60% stronger than usual aluminum, however, it is just the same in weight.


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Thursday, June 18th, 2015. 15:56

New Vulnerability Found That Allows to Steal Any App Password from iOS and OS X



According to the latest report from security researchers, Apple’s OS X and iOS have a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords from all the applications installed on a device. The report comes from a reliable source, The Register, that is why I think we can believe it. This software bug affects not only those apps that are installed from the App Store or other sources, but even the native apps like Mail. What is interesting is that the vulnerability was first found in October 2014. This means that the guys from Cupertino either ignore or have difficulties in fixing the problem.


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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. 19:32

Apple Updates 'Shot on iPhone 6' Gallery on Its Website



As you probably know, Apple has a special page on its website that is dedicated to the photos and videos shot using the iPhone. The guys from Cupertino have recently updated this page with a four new short videos. You can find them either below, or on Apple’s official website under the "World Gallery films" section.


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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. 16:13

Apple Seeded Sixth OS X 10.10.4 Beta to Developers



Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place in about a week after the release of the fifth beta and nearly two months after the debut of the very first testing build of OS X 10.10.4. As usual, the latest version can boast of a number of stability and security enhancements. There are no new features and that is quite obvious as this is only a minor update.


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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. 13:10

Apple Music: What We Expected and What We’ll Get



As a part of iOS 9 announcement, the guys from Cupertino on Monday announced their long-awaited streaming music service called Apple Music. Although it is yet to be launched, we can now discuss its main features.


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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. 15:25

Apple Music Will Boast Of Three-Month Trial - Financial Times



According to the latest report from the Financial Times reporters, the long-anticipated streaming music service Apple Music will boast of three-month free trial. Well, I must admit this is much longer than the usual 30-day trial offered by most of the rival services. Apple has chosen probably one of the best ways to lure customers.


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Monday, June 8th, 2015. 14:26

Apple Reportedly Puts Off Release of iOS 8.4



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino won’t release iOS 8.4 at their Worldwide Developers Conference that kicks off this Monday. Instead, the debut of the next generation of Apple’s mobile operating system will take place later in June. As you probably know, iOS 8.4 will boast of a completely redesigned Music app with the support of the long-anticipated Beats-based streaming music service and possibly a bunch of other interesting features.


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Monday, June 8th, 2015. 0:11

Serious Vulnerability Affecting Older Macs Discovered in OS X



A new OS X vulnerability has been recently discovered by a security researcher Pedro Vilaca. This vulnerability affects Macs that are older than one year and lets the cyberthieves control the computer remotely even after it is restored to factory settings of formatted. The aforementioned exploit opens a massive hole in the security of Apple's OS X, which is currently called the most reliable and protected operating system on market.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. 16:40