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Apple Seeds Second iOS 10.2 Beta to Developers





Apple has released the second beta of iOS 10.2 to developers for testing. The update contains a number of minor bug fixes as well as security and stability enhancements.


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. 14:08

Apple Releases iOS 10.1.1, iOS 10.2 Beta to Developers



Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1.1 with a fix for the issue making it impossible to view the Health app data for some users. The release of the updated firmware version comes about a week after the release of iOS 10.1 that contained some minor improvements as well.


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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. 11:35

Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to Users Worldwide



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.


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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. 12:23

Apple Releases iOS 10.1 to Users Worldwide



Apple released iOS 10.1 with new Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, transit directions for Japan, and a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements for Messages, Maps, Apple Watch, and other areas of the operating system.


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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. 12:20

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 With Fixes for Cellular Connectivity Issues



Update: iOS 10.0.3 is available only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple has released iOS 10.0.3 with a fix for cellular connectivity issues reported by a number of users from all over the globe. If you own a compatible iPhone running a previous version of iOS 10 and face problems connecting to the cellular network, especially after turning off the Airplane mode, you should definitely give this update a try.


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Monday, October 17th, 2016. 23:47

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 54% - Apple



Apple has just announced that iOS 10 adoption has reached 54%. The figure is based on the statistics gathered by the App Store, so it includes only those devices that have been active over the last couple of weeks.


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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. 17:57

iPhone 7 Users Complain About Activation Lock Issues



A growing number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are complaining about the Activation Lock issue affecting their brand new smartphones. According to the most popular reports from MacRumors forums and Twitter, many phones are linked to Apple IDs that do not belong to the owners of these devices. Apple removed the Activation Lock from several handsets after getting proofs of ownership from their owners. The company also agreed to replace several affected units. Still, it has to comment on the issue.


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Thursday, October 6th, 2016. 20:29

Zerodium Offers $1.5 Million for iOS 10 Zero-Day Exploit



A security firm called Zerodium has promised $1.5 million to anyone who finds a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 10. The award for finding a similar vulnerability in iOS 9 was previously $1 million.


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Saturday, October 1st, 2016. 15:40

Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers for testing. The update contains numerous bug fixes along with security, stability, and performance enhancements for all compatible Mac computers. The build number of today’s update is 16B2333a.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

If you have a compatible Mac and a developer account, you can download and install the latest beta right now. You can get additional information about the update on Apple’s website for developers.

It is currently unknown what new features Apple has added to macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The release date remains unknown as well. Stay tuned for more updates on the issue.




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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 12:03

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week are connected with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra as well as jailbreak and security flaws of the latest firmware version.


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Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 11:46

Security Researchers Find New Security Flaw in iOS 10



A new security flaw in iOS 10 has been recently found by a firm called Elcomsoft. According to the researchers, the flaw makes it easier to access encrypted iOS 10 backups made using iTunes as the backup process ignores some security checks that were present in iOS 9 and older versions of Apple’s operating system.


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Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 11:25

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 with Several Bug Fixes



Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 with a number of bug fixes to users worldwide. In particular, the update resolves an issue with headphone audio controls not working, Photos app quitting when enabling iCloud Photo Library, and some app extensions not turning on. iOS 10.0.2 is recommended for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, September 24th, 2016. 9:36

Apple Releases iOS 10, But Don’t Update Right Now



As promised, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 10 to users worldwide. The latest major update contains a number of noticeable design changes, new features, and security enhancements for compatible iPhones and iPads.

Below you can take a look at the main fields of improvements found in iOS 10.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. 10:06

Apple Seeds New Versions of macOS Sierra to Testers



Apple has released new pre-release versions of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The build number is 16A313a. The latest update contains a number of stability, security, and performance enhancements.


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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. 19:13

Apple Fixes Vulnerabilities Used to Spy on Users in iOS 9.3.5



Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 26th, 2016. 17:33