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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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Written by Andrey

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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Written by Andrey

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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Written by Andrey

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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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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Friday, August 26th, 2016. 17:33

iOS 9.3.4 Has Been Jailbroken! [Video]



iOS 9.3.4 has been successfully jailbroken. Below you can watch a video showing an iPhone 6 with the latest version of firmware on board being jailbroken with the help of the application called OverSky. The app has been developed by a team of hackers called Team OS and it uses iOS vulnerabilities different from those utilized by the Pangu team to hack iOS 9.3.3. It is currently unknown whether we will see a public utility for hacking Apple devices.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 25th, 2016. 21:46

Apple Releases New macOS Sierra Beta to Developers and Public Testers



Apple on Monday released a new version of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public testing program. The seventh build contains a number of security, stability and performance improvements as well as some bug fixes.


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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. 22:19

New MacBook Pro to Get Touch ID Power Button and OLED Touch Panel



New rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests the next-generation MacBook Pro, which is expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the anticipated OLED touch sensitive panel instead of functions keys. Today’s rumor goes in line with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and other reliable insiders.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. 18:37

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4, Kills Pangu Jailbreak



Apple has just released iOS 9.3.4 to users worldwide. The release comes only a couple of weeks after the release of the last update, iOS 9.3.3. According to the company, the latest version of the mobile operating system contains some security fixes. In other words, iOS 9.3.4 kills Pangu jailbreak, so if you plan to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken, stay away from the update.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 5th, 2016. 10:14

Apple Releases iOS 10 Beta 4 to Developers



Aside from releasing the fourth beta of iOS 10 developers for testing purposes, Apple has also seeded macOS Sierra Beta 4 for developers.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. 0:37