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  • Apple Watch Launches

    Fri 3:59pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The Apple Watch's release date has arrived: retailers around the world have quietly begun putting them on their shelves, and customers are beginning to receive their shipments. Reviews have been out for a while, including thoughtful…
  • Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X Security Protections

    Thu 6:30pm By samzenpus
    Trailrunner7 writes: For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher…
  • iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In Area

    Thu 2:24pm By timothy
    New submitter BronsCon writes: A recently disclosed flaw in iOS 8 dubbed "No iOS Zone" allows an attacker to create a WiFi hot spot that will cause iOS devices to become unstable, crash, and reboot, even when in offline mode. Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of…
  • iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

    Thu 12:08pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can't log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching…
  • Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To Developers

    Wed 10:12pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is sending out invites to random registered developers, giving them the chance to buy an Apple Watch with guaranteed delivery by the end of the month. "Special Opportunity for an Expedited Apple Watch Order," the invite email…
  • Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps

    Wed 12:12am By Soulskill
    mrflash818 writes: A new report from analytics service SourceDNA found that roughly 1,500 iOS apps (with about 2 million total installs) contain a vulnerability that cripples HTTPS and makes man-in-the-middle attacks against those apps easy to pull off. "The…
  • Wi-Fi Attack Breaks iPhones By Locking Them Into an Endless Loop

    Tue 10:00pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Skycure demonstrated a novel attack at the RSA 2015 conference that affects iPhones and other iOS devices. The attack, which takes advantage of new and previously announced vulnerabilities, locks iPhones into a…
  • Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

    Mon 3:25pm By samzenpus
    Nerval's Lobster writes Perhaps developers are increasingly overjoyed at the prospect of building iOS apps with a language other than Objective-C, which Apple has positioned Swift to replace; whatever the reason, Swift topped Stack Overflow's recent survey of…
  • Broken Beer Bottle Battle In Debate Over Merits of Android Over iPhone

    Mon 12:50pm By samzenpus
    HughPickens.com writes Lee Hutchinson writes at Ars Technica that platform loyalty is a powerful thing, as two roommates in Tulsa, Oklahoma stabbed each other with broken beer bottles in a debate over the relative merits of Android versus iPhones. Tulsa police…
  • John Gruber On Third-party Apple Watch Apps: They Suck and Are Really Slow

    Apr 17, 2015, 6:13 pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes During this week's episode of John Gruber's podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch. About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern…
  • LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

    Apr 16, 2015, 1:38 pm By Soulskill
    SternisheFan sends news that Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Apple for a refund of the district's effort to equip students with iPads. The project was budgeted at around $1.3 billion to equip its 650,000 students, though only about 120,000 iPads…
  • Chess Grandmaster Used iPhone To Cheat During Tournament

    Apr 14, 2015, 1:45 pm By Soulskill
    SternisheFan sends this quote from the Washington Post:…
  • Report: Apple Watch Preorders Almost 1 Million On First Day In the US

    Apr 13, 2015, 8:47 am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes The launch of the Apple Watch has got off to a good start, with an estimated 1 million pre-orders in the U.S. on Friday. "According to Slice's Sunday report, which is based on e-receipt data obtained directly from consumers, 957,000…
  • Apple Leaves Chinese CNNIC Root In OS X and iOS Trusted Stores

    Apr 9, 2015, 11:31 am By timothy
    Trailrunner7 writes When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC…
  • Patent Case Could Shift Power Balance In Tech Industry

    Apr 8, 2015, 4:02 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes A lawsuit between Apple and Google could drastically change the power balance between patent holders and device makers. "The dispute centers on so-called standard-essential patents, which cover technology that is included in…
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