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OS X 10.11.4 Beta 7 Released for Developers





Apple has just released the seventh beta of OS X 10.11.4. The build number of the operating system is 15E64a. It came out shortly after the debut of seventh beta of iOS 9.3. Also, it’s been only a week since the sixth beta came out.


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Thursday, March 17th, 2016. 0:22

Adoption Rate of iOS 9 Reaches 79%



According to the App Store data, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has increased to 79% over the last couple of weeks. 16% of users are still on iOS 8 and 5% use even older versions.


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Thursday, March 17th, 2016. 0:18

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta 7 to Developers



Apple released the seventh beta of the iOS 9.3 to the public testers and developers. The new build of the operating system has some interesting features, for example, the Night Shift mode, new CarPlay functionality, some additional 3D Touch options for apps and other enhancements.


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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016. 2:00

Pangu Releases Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 9.1



A hacker group called Pangu has just released an untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.1. It’s available for both Windows and Mac users. As you know, iOS 9.1 was released in October, so it’s actually high time someone hacked this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.


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Saturday, March 12th, 2016. 1:19

Changing Date to January 1st, 1970 Bricks iOS Devices [Video]



According to a number of reports from users from different countries, setting the date to January 1st, 1970 can permanently brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher. The bug in the mobile operating system makes it possible to turn the device with Apple’s A7, A8, A8X, A9, and A9X processor into a completely useless thing.

Below you can take a look at the video showing the bug.


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Friday, February 12th, 2016. 16:19

New Vulnerability Affects Third-Party Mac Apps



As noted by a bunch of reliable news websites, a wide number of third-party Mac apps are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. The vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework, which is used by many developers to make the update process easier, can let hackers execute malicious JavaScript code when the infected app or apps perform checks for updates. According to security researchers, uTorrent and a ‘huge’ number of other applications that are available outside the App Store are prone to the aforementioned vulnerability.


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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. 19:01

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Beta 3 to Developers



Aside from making iOS 9.3 Beta 3 available for developers, Apple has also seeded the third pre-release OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 version. The first OS X 10.11.4 beta was released on January 11th, so the developers have been testing the operating system for nearly a month now. According to Apple, the latest beta is a minor update that contains bug fixes and a number of other enhancements.


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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. 11:47

Apple Releases New Apple TV 4 Commercial [Video]



Apple has recently released a new commercial dedicated to the new Apple TV in general and to the applications one can use on the updated set-top box in particular. The ad is called “Apple TV - The Future of TV is Apps” and it is currently available either on Apple’s official YouTube channel or below.


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Friday, January 22nd, 2016. 16:32

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 9.2.1 available for download all over the world, Apple has recently publicly released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. The latest update contains a number of stability and security enhancements as well as some bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable and efficient. Just like iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 17:12

Apple Releases iOS 9.2.1 with Minor Fixes to Users Worldwide



Apple has recently released iOS 9.2.1 to users worldwide. The release comes after several weeks of testing performed by registered developers. The latest update contains a number of minor bug fixes and security enhancements, so it is recommended for all users to download and install iOS 9.2.1 on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 15:54

iOS 9.1 Supports New Wireless Communication Technology - Li-Fi



According to the latest report from AppleInsider reporters, iOS 9 code proves that Apple is working on adding the support of Li-Fi to its mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, Li-Fi is a relatively new wireless communication technology that allows to transmit data using light-emitting diodes on speed much higher than that of Wi-Fi. In fact, Li-Fi speed can reach up to 224 Gbps.

The change in iOS code that reflects the support of Li-Fi has been spotted in iOS 9.1 and later, so looks like future generations of iPhones and iPads will be capable of using Li-Fi for transferring data on high speeds. Below you will find a screenshot proving that iOS 9.1 supports the new wireless communication technology.


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Monday, January 18th, 2016. 23:19

Microsoft to Release Word Flow Keyboard for iOS?



According to an email sent to the selected members of Windows Insider program, Microsoft is planning a rollout of its Word Flow keyboard designed specifically for the Windows Phone platform on Apple’s iOS. Since Apple’s mobile operating system now supports the usage of third-party keyboards, the release of the aforementioned one looks quite obvious and possible.


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Saturday, January 16th, 2016. 20:50

iPhone 6s Plus Tops List of Best Performance Smartphones in 2015



According to the Performance Ranking Report shared by Antutu, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the most efficient smartphones of 2015. These handsets easily beat all the rivals including Huawei Mate 8, Meizu Pro 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and a number of other flagship devices. Both Apple-branded handsets scored more than 130000 points in the Antutu Benchmark 6.0. Just for you to compare, the closest rival, which is Huawei Mate 8, scored only 92746 points.


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Thursday, January 14th, 2016. 15:17

iOS 9.3 Lets Users Monitor Data Used by Wi-Fi Assist



Looks like Apple has finally added a really useful feature to its mobile operating system. After the release of iOS 9, many users have begun complaining about the uncontrolled usage of cellular data because of Wi-Fi Assist. iOS 9.3, which is currently a beta, features one tiny tweak that makes it easy to understand exactly how much cellular data the device has used over a certain period of time. Now it is possible to monitor the Wi-Fi Assist activity and be aware of the cellular data usage to prevent additional charges from carrier.

Below you can take a look at the screenshot showing the newly-added feature.


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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. 19:48

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 75% - Apple



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 75%. What this means is that the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has grown 5% since November. Things like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales, the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the release of iOS 9.2 contribute to the growth of the iOS 9 adoption greatly. The data on iOS 9 adoption is based on the App Store usage and is a reliable source of information.


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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. 16:06