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Google Can Remotely Obtain Access to 74.1% of Android Devices





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.


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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. 13:33

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.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 20:09

Apple Files Patent Describing ‘Panic Mode’ on iPhone



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.


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Friday, November 6th, 2015. 15:12

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 66% - App Store Data



Apple has just revealed the numbers that deal with iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, iOS 9 is now installed on 66% of active devices that access the App Store on a regular basis. In case you don’t know, two weeks ago, the adoption rate was equal to 61%. The reason for the 5% gain in just two weeks is most likely connected with the release of iOS 9.1, which contained a number of stability, security and performance improvements, bug fixes and new emojis.


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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. 18:48

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan with Numerous Fixes



Aside from releasing iOS 9.1 to users worldwide, Apple has also released OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan. The release comes less than a month after the release of the very first El Capitan build, which contained a number of performance, stability and security enhancements as well as some new features for Safari, Mail and Spotlight.


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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015. 12:00

Apple Removes More Than 250 Apps From App Store Because of Malicious Ad SDK



Apple has recently removed more than 250 iOS applications from the App Store. The reason for such a radical step is a third-party advertising SDK called Youmi, which is prohibited by the App Store guidelines. When used in iOS applications, it allows to collect sensitive information, for example, Apple ID email addresses and device serial numbers and in such a way to violate user privacy. The issue has been discovered by a research firm called SourceDNA and immediately reported to Apple. The company has also provided Apple with a full list of apps using malicious ad SDK.


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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. 15:54

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 Now Support Bluetooth 4.2



Apple has updated the specs for several devices, namely, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 to show that these gadgets now support Bluetooth 4.2. In case you don’t know, earlier the aforementioned Apple-branded portable devices could boast of the support of an earlier standard, Bluetooth 4.0.


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Saturday, October 10th, 2015. 22:56

Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers and Public Testers



Apple on Wednesday seeded the third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers and public testers. The release took place one week after the release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 and the public release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.


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Thursday, October 8th, 2015. 9:46

Apple Seeds iOS 9.1 Beta 4 and tvOS Beta 3 to Testers



Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth iOS 9.1 beta to developers and the member of the public beta testing program. The release took place one week after the release of the previous iOS 9.1 beta and iOS 9.0.2 with fixes and minor tweaks. Just like previous betas, this one contains a number of stability, security and performance improvements.


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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015. 15:55

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.


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Monday, October 5th, 2015. 11:36

Apple Officially Releases Second Public OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Beta



Following the releases of iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple on Thursday seeded the second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program. The second public beta was released about a week and a half after the release of the very first testing version, which contained a number of security enhancements, stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Friday, October 2nd, 2015. 16:03

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 with Bug Fixes and Security Improvements



Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.


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Thursday, October 1st, 2015. 9:37

Apple Releases Second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Beta to Developers



Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release came nearly a week after the release of the very first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the official public release of OS X 10.11, which is scheduled for September 30th.


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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. 13:40

Apple Releases First OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Public Beta



Several days after the release of the first OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to developers, Apple has seeded that same build to the members of the public beta testing program. The release comes more than a week before the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to public.


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. 13:07

App Store Suffers First Malware Attack, Hundreds of Apps Get Infected



According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.


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Monday, September 21st, 2015. 15:04