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Apple Asks Retail Employees to Test macOS Sierra





Several days after the release of the first beta macOS Sierra, Apple has started inviting its retail employees to test the software. Apple notes, though, that the participation in testing is not obligatory and that the employees are not required to download the pre-release version of the operating system to their computers if they don’t want to do this.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 16:38

New References to OLED Touch Panel and Touch ID on MacBook Pro Found in macOS Sierra



Several new hints that prove Apple is planning to add a new OLED touch panel instead of the function keys as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the next-generation MacBook Pro have been found in the first developer beta of macOS Sierra announced earlier this week.

The reference to new functionality is available in macOS Sierra beta for developers. There are resources that describe new LED “Do Not Disturb” and “Night Shift’ buttons on the keyboard. Other resources and references to new features are available on a dedicated webpage of Apple’s developer website.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. 14:25

Apple Announces macOS Sierra and Releases Beta for Developers



Apart from announcing iOS 10 and new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple has just announced the next generation of its desktop operating system, macOS Sierra. The big update features Siri, Universal Clipboard that allows to copy something on one device and paste it seamlessly on another one, Auto Unlock feature that makes it possible to unlock your laptop from an iPhone or Apple Watch and other features.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 0:19

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it's high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's not waste time and talk about the articles worth your attention right now.


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Monday, May 23rd, 2016. 0:03

Apple to Let Users Unlock Their Macs with OS X 10.12 with iPhone’s Touch ID



Apple is reportedly working on a feature that will allow to unlock Macs using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone. Sources claim that such a useful feature will be added to the next major OS X update, OS X 10.12 “Fuji” that is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As it was reported yesterday, this same update will also bright Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, to Mac computers.


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Friday, May 20th, 2016. 10:24

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.


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Sunday, May 1st, 2016. 21:09

FBI Paid Less Than $1 Million to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone



According to the latest report from Reuters, the FBI paid less than $1 million to get access to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist. Earlier this month, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had to pay $1.3 million to obtain the exploit capable of penetrating into the locked iPhone 5c with iOS 9 on board. These same rumors suggest that the phone was unlocked by a firm called Cellebrite.


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Friday, April 29th, 2016. 18:31

Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6s Ads [Video]



Apple has recently released two new iPhone commercials entitled “iPhone 6s - Fingerprint” and “iPhone 6s - Onions”. Both ads highlight the functionality of Apple’s full-size smartphone and show how most people use their devices in everyday life.


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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. 15:35

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s time to talk about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and discuss posts worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2016. 13:20

Average User Unlocks Their iPhone About 80 Times a Day



According to the data revealed during a special event dedicated to the security of Apple devices, an average iPhone user unlocks their phone about 80 times a day. Apple claims that 89% of those who own a device with Touch ID have the security feature enabled and use it.


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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. 23:06

Apple vs. FBI: Trial Is Over, Officials Don’t Need Apple Assistance



The FBI has withdrawn the lawsuit against Apple. This happened as the organization managed to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple’s assistance or approval. It is currently unknown who helped the FBI unlock the phone, but most likely this was an Israeli firm called Cellebrite.


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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016. 11:41

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

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

Pangu Team Updates Its Utility for iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2 Jailbreak with Minor Improvements



The Pangu team has recently released an update for the jailbreaking utility capable of hacking compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. Those who have already jailbroken their devices, do not need to do this once again. What they should do, however, is updating "Pangu 9.0.x Untether" and "Patcyh" in Cydia.


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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Go On Sale in 40 new Countries



Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales have just gone live in additional 40 countries around the world. Most of the countries where the handsets are currently available for purchase, are European countries. If you find your country in the list below, this means that you can purchase a brand new handset either at your local Apple retail store, or from an Apple Authorized Reseller.


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Friday, October 9th, 2015. 11:36