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APPLE HIRES MOBILE ENCRYPTION PIONEER AMID ENCRYPTION DEBATE

Apple has rehired a mobile encryption pioneer as it continues to face pressure from governments wanting access to user data stored on iPhones. Jon Callas most recently worked as a co-founder of Silent Circle, which produced the security-minded Blackphone and has joined the iPhone and iPad maker in an undisclosed capacity,Apple revealed to Reuters. Callas is a veteran of the security ... Read More »

Apple issues OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 developer beta 1 via Mac App Store

In addition to releasing the first iOS 9.3.3 developer beta, Apple has issued OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Developer Beta 1 through the Mac App Store. The first pre-release version is available to developer testers and features build number 15G7a (up from 15F34 on the public version). The latest OS X beta is relatively small at roughly 600MB but does require ... Read More »

Apple releases iOS 9.3.3 developer beta 1, first tvOS 9.2.2 beta

  Apple has released a new iOs 9.3.3 Developer Beta 1 for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update weighs in around 1.4GB and is available over-the-air for devices registered to test pre-release versions of iOS. Interestingly, the release notes specifically mention iOS 9.3.2 in addition to iOS 9.3.3: This beta version of iOS 9.3.2 contains bug fixes ... Read More »

Apple planning Siri SDK for WWDC as it builds Amazon Echo/Google Home hardware competitor

Last week Google officially took the wraps off of its Amazon Echo competitor Google Home, while earlier this month the original Siri creators unveiled their latest personal assistant Viv. Now, The Information reports that Apple is working on an Amazon Echo-like device. The report explains that Apple will open up its Siri personal assistant to outside app developers by releasing ... Read More »

Apple plans to make Amazon Echo rival by opening Siri

The next evolution of Siri could feature a new Apple product designed to directly compete with Amazon’s successful Echo device. Apple is reportedly planning to make a rival to the Amazon Echo, but the in order to compete with the device’s incredible array of features and services, Apple plans to open up Siri to third-party apps. The company is preparing ... Read More »

Apple to end iTunes Allowances feature on May 25, suggests using Family Sharing instead to oversee kids spending

Apple has announced that users can no longer setup iTunes Allowances for kids from today, ahead of a complete shutdown of the iTunes Allowances program on May 25th, 2016. iTunes Allowances let parents set up monthly credit for their kids to spend on App Store and iTunes Store purchases. In the support note announcing the closure, Apple recommends families instead use Family Sharing ... Read More »

Apple to revamp App Store browsing, perhaps with paid search results

One qualm many have had about the iOS App Store is that the search functionality is currently a less-than-stellar way to peruse through the millions of apps available for users. According to a new report from Bloomberg, however, Apple is working behind-the-scenes to explore a handful of changes for App Store search. The report explains that Apple has started a secret ... Read More »

Apple to drop aluminum iPhone casing in 2017 in favor of new ‘all glass’ enclosure with AMOLED screen

In a new report by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable Apple analyst claims that the iPhone will be seeing a major redesign in 2017, dropping the iconic aluminum casing for an all-glass enclosure with AMOLED screen. This follows on from another of Kuo’s reports in late March, where he first suggested Apple will return to an iPhone design akin to the iPhone 4. It does ... Read More »

Apple’s cloud services backend revamp held back by internal ‘political quagmire’

The Information is reporting that Apple’s efforts to build out its own cloud infrastructure are being held back by company politics. Apple wants to overhaul its cloud services backends to rely on new technologies built in-house but is facing several roadblocks, attributable in part to power struggle between the Siri group and another group handling other Apple services like iMessage and iTunes. According to The ... Read More »

Here’s how Apple’s refreshed 12-inch MacBook compares to last year’s model

Earlier today, Apple took wraps off of a refreshed 12-inch MacBook just over a year after the line was first introduced. While Apple is touting that this MacBook is faster and offers longer battery life than last year’s model, the company is notoriously vague when it comes to sharing under-the-hood details on its product pages. We’ve done some digging, however, ... Read More »

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