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It is Possible to Covertly Hack MacBook Webcams and Spy on Users





According to the recent news, it is possible to hack Apple's FaceTime camera and control it remotely without the laptop’s user permission. This is what was proved by a court case against the teenager who recently took control over his classmate’s computer to take nude photos of her. Moreover, former FBI agent also says it is possible to hack the camera i.e. disable its green indicator and make it record video without user’s knowledge.


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Friday, December 20th, 2013. 1:32

iPhone 5s Ranks 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist List



Apple’s iPhone 5s was ranked 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist list. That means that the new flagship is extremely popular among the customers all over the world. Samsung’s Galaxy S4, by the way, was ranked as 8th on the same rating.


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Thursday, December 19th, 2013. 1:55

27-year-old Mac Hacked to Browse the Web



A guy named Jeff Keacher has recently successfully hacked a 27-year-old Mac Plus to make it browse the Internet. Although it takes 2 minutes for the computer to read the task and about 4 minutes to render the page, it works! One can actually open an Internet page using a 27-year-old Mac.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 22:36

New iPad mini Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 3 Days



Ahead of holidays, Apple’s iPad mini supplies finally begin to improve. As noted by MacRumors, Apple is now capable of shipping its ‘small’ tablet to any location in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia Pacific within 1-3 business days. For those who live in Europe, shipping times have recently decreased to 3-5 days.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 3:01

Apple Tweaks iOS App Store Search Algorithms, but Why?



On December 11th or December 12th, Apple updated iOS App Store search algorithms. Such a change made all the apps fall at least 40 spots down in App Store rankings. This is eight times more than usually.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 2:53

Apple’s Orders to Make About 10% of TSMC’s Revenue in 2014



Apple’s orders for 20-nanometer chips are expected to make about 10% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s revenue in 2014. According to AppleInsider, the Taiwanese manufacturer will produce a large part of Apple’s A-series processors. What that means is that the company from Cupertino is trying to get rid of its dependance on Samsung, which is currently one of Apple’s main chip suppliers.


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Sunday, December 15th, 2013. 3:29

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Apple Seeds iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple on Friday seeded the second iOS 7.1 beta to developers. According to AppleInsider, this security and maintenance update for both iPhone and iPad contains numerous bug fixes and improvements for iTunes Match, iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and more.


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Saturday, December 14th, 2013. 1:42

Apple Ranked 35th in "Best Places to Work 2014" List



Glassdoor.com, a job listing website, has recently conducted a survey in order to determine the best and the worst places to work. The company from Cupertino has been ranked 35th in the "Best Places to Work 2014" list, one spot down if to compare with its last year’s achievement.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:57

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Apple to Open San Francisco Stonestown Store and New Apple Store in Germany



According to the retail store finder, the company from Cupertino will reopen its Stonestown Apple Store in San Francisco on December 14th. Moreover, that same day one brand new location will be opened in Dusseldorf, Germany.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:46

Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s



Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

Apple to Take Part in Campaign against NSA’s “PRISM” Program



Apple has lined up with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and a number of other tech companies to fight against NSA’s “PRISM” program. According to what The Wall Street Journal reporters write (via 9to5mac), the company from Cupertino, together with its allies, is launching a campaign to resist the U.S. government and keep user’s data secured from third parties.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:18

Touch ID is not as Reliable as it was Expected to be



Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded to the iPhone 5s is not as reliable as it was expected to be. A number of users claim that with time the accuracy of the new security system is degrading. Dr. Drang, a consulting engineer, is one of such users.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:18

Apple Changed Shipping Estimates for iPhone 5s



Apple on Thursday once again changed shipping estimates for the iPhone 5s to 1-3 days. This means that the company from Cupertino has finally caught up with the demand on this device and is ready to sell customers any 5s model they choose.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:36

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53