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Apple to Show Its 'Smart Home' Platform at WWDC





According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple may launch a new software platform called “Smart Home” at the Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off next week. The new system will allow iPhone users to control their home security system, lights etc. directly from their smartphone.


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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. 18:29

Another iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak [Video]



You've probably heard about the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak developed by i0n1c and Winocm. As it turns out, there's another jailbreak. It was developed by the researchers Yeongjin Jang and Tielei Wang.


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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. 23:20

iOS 7.1.1 Successfully Jailbroken - Photo, Video



Good news for all jailbreakers - iOS 7.1.1 has been jailbroken. According to the image shared by famous security researcher Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, the devices running iOS 7.1.1 can be successfully hacked.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.

As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.


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Sunday, May 11th, 2014. 19:36

Attachment Encryptor: Fix for Email Encryption Issue



Earlier this week it was reported that iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments, though it should. The only possible way out was not to detach important or confidential files to emails, but fortunately, another one appeared on Wednesday.


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Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 19:54

iOS 7 Does Not Encrypt Email Attachments - Security Researcher



Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.


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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. 17:52

Newly Discovered Malware Steals Apple IDs and Passwords



A tiny malicious utility capable of stealing Apple IDs and user passwords has been recently discovered. It is called 'Unflod Baby Panda' and it infects jailbroken iPhones and iPads, so if you use one, you'd better read this post till the end.


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Saturday, April 19th, 2014. 16:40

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac



Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.


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Apple Officially Releases Safari 7.0.3 to Users Worldwide



Apple has officially released Safari 7.0.3 to users worldwide. The release comes just about a week after the latest beta, which contained some minor enhancements. Apple says that the new version is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users as it “contains improvements to compatibility, stability, and security.”


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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. 17:50

Bad News for Jailbreakers: iOS 7.1 Patches Evasi0n7 Jailbreak



As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 19:46

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 with Numerous Improvements



Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.


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Apple May Officially Release iOS 7.1 'Any Day Now'



According to John Gruber of Daring Fireball, the company from Cupertino has finished testing iOS 7.1 and is ready to seed it to final users any day now. The big event is likely to take place ahead of the iTunes Festival.


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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. 1:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s time to take a look at this week’s most popular posts. Are you ready? If so, let’s begin.

The story that became the top read this week deals with the next-gen iPhone launch. According to the latest rumors, Apple may unveil its new handset as soon as in July; not in September as was reported earlier.


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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. 20:28

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Security Update Breaks AirPlay Functionality



Following the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, a security update that contains a fix for the SSL vulnerability, some users have begun to complain that the most-recent OS X version breaks the AirPlay functionality.


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Friday, February 28th, 2014. 19:25

Apple Reveals How Touch ID and Secure Enclave Work



The company from Cupertino revealed how its Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the so-called "Secure Enclave" work. Both systems (which work as a one whole) were first introduced with the iPhone 5s release and both ensure the security of the information stored in your device’s memory.


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Friday, February 28th, 2014. 19:13