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Pangu Team Demonstrates iOS 8.3 Jailbreak





According to Tools4Hack the Pangu Team has demonstrated a iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai. The Japanese reporter is hopeful that we could see the team release a jailbreak once iOS 8.4 drops.


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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

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 to Become Minor Updates with Security and Performance Improvements?



More and more rumors about iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 appear ahead of the long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled to take place in June. According to the most recent rumor from reliable insiders, Apple will focus on the quality and security of both updates. Apart from the features that may be added to Apple's operating systems, Apple plans to increase the performance, stability and reliability of the devices running these systems.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, May 24th, 2015. 0:33

Apple Updates Apple Store App with Support of Touch ID and Two-Step Verification



Apple has recently updated its Apple Store app with new features,which make it easier for customers to commit purchases. The updated application can boast of the support of Touch ID for quick access to purchase history and EasyPay receipts. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino have added the support of the two-step verification to the application making it even more secured and easy-to-use.


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Apple Officially Releases First Watch OS Update



The guys from Cupertino have recently released the very first update for the Apple Watch operating system. The Watch OS 1.0.1 contains a number of bug fixes and brings a number of performance and security improvements to the smartwatch. Unfortunately, there’s no Find My Watch feature, which was rumored to be included in the first software update. Looks like adding such a feature is a bit complicated task.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. 23:20

Apple Working on 'Find My Watch' Feature, Watch OS Update



Last week, I told you that the Apple Watch is a potential target for thieves as it has no Activation Lock or Find My iPhone feature. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporters, who cite reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on an update for Watch OS that will include a feature called Find My Watch. This update will also make the operating system more stable and improve its connectivity and health-tracking capabilities as well as the compatibility with third-party apps. Moreover, this update can possibly make the smartwatch a primary input device for the upcoming Apple TV.


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Apple Watch Can't Be Locked After Being Lost or Stolen



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the Apple Watch can soon become a potential target for thieves. You see, there’s no such feature as Activation Lock embedded to the wearable device. In case you don’t know, this security feature makes it impossible for thieves to use the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a new account.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, May 16th, 2015. 0:03

Apple Releases Third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta to Developers



As you probably know, Apple on Monday released the third iOS 8.4 beta with a brand new Music app and a number of important improvements and bug fixes to developers and the members of public testing program. Apart from the iOS beta, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta with a bunch of stability enhancements and bug fixes to developers for testing. The release took place two weeks after the release OS X 10.10.4 Beta 2. The very first version of Yosemite 10.10.4 was released in April.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. 19:37

Apple Releases Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6 and Safari 6.2.6 with Security Fixes



One of the things I like most about Apple is that it continues to support older versions of its software. OS X and Safari browser are perfect examples illustrating my words.

According to a support document released by the guys from Cupertino, the company has recently released Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6 for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities found in the browser. These vulnerabilities are reportedly connected with WebKit, WebKit History and WebKit Page Loading. If you have any of the aforementioned versions of OS X installed on your Mac, it is recommended that you should update your browser as soon as possible. This will allow to protect your data and computer from Internet thieves.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, May 7th, 2015. 18:52

Apple Releases Second OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers



Apple on Monday released the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. This same version is now also available for all the members of the public beta testing program, which means it is more stable than the first beta.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. 21:37

Apple to Launch Apple Pay in Canada in November?



According to the latest report shared by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada as soon as in November. The reporters claim the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with six major Canadian banks about the possible launch of the NFC-based payments system in the near future.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, April 18th, 2015. 17:49

Apple Releases First OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple on Thursday seeded the very first OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing. The release came just about a week after the official public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. In case you don’t know, the latest stable OS X version can boast of new Photos app and several other improvements.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, April 17th, 2015. 22:37

Supplemental Update for OS X 10.10.3 Is Now Available for All Users



As you probably know, Apple’s OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 was officially released to users worldwide on April 8th. Following this release, the guys from Cupertino on Thursday made the so-called supplemental update for OS X 10.10.3 available for download. According to the release notes, this update can boast of a fix for the bug in the video driver, which made it difficult or impossible for Mac to start up when running certain applications created to capture video.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, April 17th, 2015. 22:31

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 to Users Wordwide



Apart from releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to users worldwide, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.3. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of a number of stability and security improvements as well as some new features. In case you don’t remember, the very first iOS 8.3 beta was seeded to developers in February.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, April 11th, 2015. 0:14

Apple Releases Seventh OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers



Apple в четверг выпустила седьмую бета-версию OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 для разработчиков и участников публичной программы тестирования. Интересно то, что релиз состоялся спустя всего через три дня после выхода шестой “беты”, которая могла похвастаться приложением Фото, поддержкой двухуровневой верификации Google, обновленными смайликами, а также рядом улучшений безопасности, стабильности и исправленными багами. Самая первая тестовая версия Yosemite 10.10.3 появилась где-то две месяца назад.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, April 3rd, 2015. 18:09