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A major conflict between Apple and the FBI about privacy problems and encryption has been widely reviewed in media recently and is still going on in court. Probably, every significant figure in technology world and among politics has already spoken in defense of Apple or the FBI.
Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers for testing. Each version contains minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making it more stable and efficient.
According to the latest report from NBC News, Apple’s Find My iPhone feature helped Pennsylvania State Police to find a kidnapped teenager earlier this month. The 18-year-old victim had been taken 150 miles away from her home by her ex-boyfriend, but the mother managed to use the Find My iPhone feature to determine the location of her daughter’s phone and reported everything to the police.
Aside from making iOS 9.3 Beta 3 available for developers, Apple has also seeded the third pre-release OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 version. The first OS X 10.11.4 beta was released on January 11th, so the developers have been testing the operating system for nearly a month now. According to Apple, the latest beta is a minor update that contains bug fixes and a number of other enhancements.
Earlier this year, iPhone 6 users have begun complaining about a rather strange problem. According to the most recent complaints, the iPhone 6 units with Touch ID home buttons repaired by third-party companies can become unresponsive or broken for good after the software update. A number of users have seen the ‘error 53’ immediately after the update to a newer iOS version. One of such users was a Guardian freelance photographer.
Aside from making iOS 9.2.1 available for download all over the world, Apple has recently publicly released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. The latest update contains a number of stability and security enhancements as well as some bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable and efficient. Just like iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.
Apple has recently released iOS 9.2.1 to users worldwide. The release comes after several weeks of testing performed by registered developers. The latest update contains a number of minor bug fixes and security enhancements, so it is recommended for all users to download and install iOS 9.2.1 on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units.
According to the latest reports shared by local news websites, more than 4,000 Apple employees working at company’s facilities in Cork, Ireland have been evacuated earlier today following a bomb threat. Fortunately, the police hasn’t found anything dangerous, so after waiting for approximately 2 hours outside the facilities in Lavitts Quay, Hollyhill and Model Farm Road, the employees have successfully got back to work.
A lot of people prefer buying pre-owned iPhones. On the one hand, such devices are much cheaper than new, although offer the exact same functionality. On the other hand, however, a previously used iPhone may be physically damaged as well as locked by carrier and/or iCloud, so it is always good to know what to check before purchasing a second hand iPhone. Below you will find some useful tips.
Following the public release of iOS 9.2 last week, Apple has recently seeded the first iOS 9.2.1 beta to developers for testing. The next minor update reportedly contains a number of bug fixes and security enhancements.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system features a wide number of stability, security and performance enhancements as well as some changes for Apple Music, Mail and Safari. Apart from that, the most-recent update brought the support for Lightning to SD Card Reader, Arabic language for Siri and some other less conspicuous enhancements for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
According to the latest document shared by New York lawyers, Apple’s iOS is much more secure than Google’s Android. In particular, they have found out that Google can remotely bypass the passcode, reset it and obtain access to the data stored on the device running Android 4.4 or earlier on demand of law enforcement agency. Currently, 74.1% of all devices are running an older Android version. Those who use handsets and tablets with Android 5.0 or higher on board, are safe as these devices use full disk encryption and thus are not vulnerable.
Google Will No Longer Support Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows XP, Vista
Google has recently announced that it will stop supporting older platforms, such as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. To be more precise, the company revealed that the support will end in April 2016.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently published a rather interesting patent application filed by Apple. The document describes a technology that allows to activate a special ‘panic mode’ on the iPhone with the help of special fingerprint. This special mode will allow to protect user’s data in case a robber forces the owner to unlock his phone, moreover, it will let the so-called ’emergency response providers’ take photos of the robber, determine the location of the handset and perform a number of other actions, for example, contacting police or letting a family member know about the situation.