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Yesterday, a group of hackers demanded that Apple should pay them $75,000. They claimed they had access to more than 600 million icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com accounts and promised to delete these accounts unless the company pays them until April 7. Today, Apple commented on the issue, saying there were no Apple ID or iCloud breaches. Apple also suggested that the hackers may have obtained the account details leaked by third-party services.
A 32-year-old man from London died because of the iPhone that he was charging while taking a bath. The phone was plugged in and the part of charging cable fell into the water. The man was electrocuted and paramedics were unable to save his life. The incident took place in December, 2016.
Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and public testers. The release took place just three days after the release of the previous beta. This is rather strange as typically Apple seeds new builds once a week. Such an early release of the seventh beta may mean that Apple has found a serious security issue affecting the firmware and decided to fix it as soon as possible.
Apple is working on a new ARM-chip that will be added to the next-generation MacBook. According to Bloomberg, this new chip will work simultaneously with the main processor and be responsible for low-power mode features of the laptop. This is a bit similar to the chip that makes the Touch Bar work on the 2016 MacBook Pro.
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a number of important bug fixes for those users who own a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apart from that, there are some general performance, stability, and security enhancements that make the latest software version an update worth installing for the users of all compatible Mac computers.
Apple has released iOS 10.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of security, stability, and performance improvements along with the dedicated TV app and about a hundred of new emojis.
A couple of weeks ago users started to complain about graphics issues on their new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The customers believed the issue was connected with the inability of graphics chips to cope with resource-intensive Adobe apps and other similar software. According to Apple’s SVP Craig Federighi, the issue was connected with macOS Sierra.
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
The new MacBook Pro can only be upgraded to 16GB of RAM. The reason to think so was the fact that Apple did not announce a model with higher RAM capacity during its “Hello Again” event this Thursday. Today, Apple’s SVP Phil Schiller confirmed that 16GB is the maximum RAM amount one can get on the MacBook Pro. You can’t go beyond that due to battery life concerns.
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to users worldwide. The update, according to Apple, contains stability, compatibility, and security enhancements for all compatible Mac computers.
Apple has discontinued the third-generation Apple TV and removed the device from its online store. Moreover, the company confirmed that it will no longer produce and officially promote the older set-top box, focusing on the newer Apple TV 4 working on tvOS.
Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that Apple is planning to refresh its Mac product line. As an answer to the email received from one customer, Cook gave all Apple fans and tech reporters a vague confirmation of the upcoming refresh of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro lineups later this year.
The English version of the Pangu jailbreak tool is out, so you may want to find out how to hack your 64-bit iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3 using your computer. Please note you will need a valid Apple ID.
We will use a Windows machine as an example, but the instructions for Mac users are rather similar. The main differences are connected with the design and structural peculiarities of these two operating systems.