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The culprit that robbed Steve Jobs' family home, was sentenced to seven years in prison





IDG News Service reports that Kariem McFarlin, the robber who stole Apple products and other items of equivalent value at $ 60.000 from the home of Steve Jobs' family in last July, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. McFarlin broke into the house, which was in repairing, and stole two iMacs, three iPads, three iPods, Apple TV, jewelry and other items.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. 14:34

Oracle Released Java 7 Update 11 To Fix Security Vulnerability



On Friday, we reported that Apple had used its anti-malware system in OS X in order to disable Java 7 browser plug-in over a security vulnerability that was widely exploited in the wild.

Apple's anti-malware tool is able to enforce minimum version numbers for such plug-ins as Flash and Java, and the company simply updated its blacklist to require that computers be running higher version of Java 7 than was publicly available.


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Monday, January 14th, 2013. 21:35

Apple Disables Java 7 Plug-in On OS X To Address Security Threat



According to ZDNet, a security vulnerability in Java 7 has been discovered and is currently being exploited by malicious parties. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended that users should disable the Java 7 browser plug-in until a patch is issued by Oracle. The report said:


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Saturday, January 12th, 2013. 0:27

Steve Jobs' "Venus" is no longer impounded



Last Friday, it was noted that the Jobs family's new yacht had been confiscated by the authorities of the Netherlands as a result of the dispute over design payment in favor of the famous French designer Philippe Starck. Stark asserted that he should have received the payment in the amount of 9 million euros for designing yacht, however the Jobs family reported that agreed rate was equal to 6% of the yacht valued in the 105 million euros. Stark said that his fee will be lower by about 3 million euro.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012. 11:31

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini



Apple has just released iOS 6.0.2 for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

iOS 6.0.2 Software Update
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
• Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You can update on the device itself, in iTunes or download firmware files here:




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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 13:30

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch



Apple has released iOS 6.0.1 to iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod touch users. You can download the update by connecting your device to iTunes to download or via OTA update. Apple says that this update includes various improvements and bug fixes.

Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

If you have an iPhone 5, the updater will download an app first that enables OTA updates then it will download 6.0.1.

Direct links to iOS 6.0.1 are available here.




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Pentagon plans to purchase over 162K Apple iOS and Android devices



The United States Department of Defense plans to revise and expand its security infrastructure by replacing BlackBerry devices with iPhone and the iPad from Apple, as well as with some selected smartphones and tablets running Android OS. The plan was revealed in the document published in this month which offered the solution to ensure the safety of Apple and Android devices, BlackBerry and Windows products, reports Bloomberg.


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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 23:32

Apple Patent Describes Electronic Window That Hides Biometric Sensors



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With Apple’s purchase of a fingertip sensor firm AuthenTec for $365 million, there has been much speculation on how Apple might utilize the technology in its future devices. Today Patently Apple reported on a new Apple’s patent introducing an all-new unlock screen feature based on fingerprint technology.


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Friday, October 12th, 2012. 0:58

Apple Plans To Work With Microlatch On Fingerprint Recognition Technology



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While AuthenTec's board of directors is expected to approve Apple’s acquisition of the fingerprint sensor company for $356 million, a new report claims that Apple also plans to draw on expertise of other company to assist with creating its mobile payment service. The Australian reports that Apple has reached a deal with Australian firm Microlatch to work together on integration of similar fingerprint recognition technology with mobile payments via NFC (near filed communications).


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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. 14:28

AuntenTec Will Stop Supplying Fingerprint Sensors To Non-Apple Customers in 2013



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According to Korean website etnews.com, fingerprint sensor company AuthenTec has notified many of its customers, including Dell, Lenovo, HP, Fujiitsu and Samsung, that it will stop offering its technology to them as of next year. In July Apple agreed to buy AuthenTec, and it is expected that AuthenTec's board will approve the acquisition in October.


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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. 2:01

Apple Announces New 4-inch iPod Touch And Multitouch iPod Nano



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Today at its media event Apple updated the iPod touch lineup to a fifth generation model that includes the same 4" screen as the new iPhone 5. At only 88 grams and 6.1mm thin the new iPod touch is lighter than all previous iPod touch models. The new model incorporates the A5 processor.


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Thursday, September 13th, 2012. 1:08

Previously-Thought NFC Chip in iPhone 5 is Earpiece Speaker



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The latest pictures of the rumored next-generation iPhone published on Thursday by Sonny Dickson offer a look at a mysterious internal component located next to the earpiece. Some analysts suggested that the unknown component could be the NFC chip. But last week, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reported that Apple's next iPhone will not feature NFC technology, sometimes known as radio frequency identification, or RFID.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, September 7th, 2012. 0:58

New Java vulnerability affects Macs



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Researchers announced on this Monday that they had discovered vulnerability in Java 7. Hackers can use the bug to compromise any system through a web browser running the latest Java software, reports Tod Beardsley, engineering manager for open-source testing framework.


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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. 12:01

Apple Temporarily Stopped iCloud Password Resets Over The Phone



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According to Wired, Apple has temporarily stopped processing changes of Apple ID passwords over the phone. This step comes as a response to the experience of reporter Mat Honan whose iCloud account was hacked, which resulted in the wipe of his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Wired reports:


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 11:06

How Hackers Gained Control Of Reporter’s iCloud Account



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On Sunday Wired reporter Mat Honan said that hackers gained control of his account at iCloud and remotely wiped his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone and as well as further gained access to his Gmail and Twitter accounts. Today he detailed the exact process of the hacking.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 14:02