Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

blottsie writes Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable, according to leaked emails between the company and a noted security researcher. In a March 26 email, security researcher Ibrahim Balic tells an Apple official that he’s successfully bypassed a security feature designed […]

Consumer Reports devising authoritative test for iPhone 6 bending issues

Not sure what to believe about recent claims that the iPhone 6 Plus has a malleability issue? Consumer Reports says it is in the process of undergoing authoritative testing to find its own answer to the question of whether or not the larger iPhone has a bending problem. According to their post, Consumer Report will critically […]

Apple quickly issues iOS 8.0.2 update

Late Thursday, Apple issued the iOS 8.0.2 update, which follows quickly on the heels of the flawed-and-quickly-pulled 8.0.1 update that disabled Touch ID and cellular capabilities on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This latest update not only addresses these issues but reinstates the improvements and fixes initially found in iOS 8.0.1. They include: […]

Apple Invites Reporters Into Testing Lab, Details iPhone 6 Plus Durability Tests

Earlier today, Apple released a statement to several different media outlets in response to reports about the iPhone 6 Plus bending within user pockets, stating that bending from normal use was “extremely rare” and suggesting only nine customers had complained about bending issues. In addition to outlining its rigorous testing policies, Apple has now invited […]

Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

ourlovecanlastforeve writes: While reviewing a recent comparison of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 6, OSNews staffer Thom Holwerda raises some relevant points regarding the importance of specs on newer smartphones. He observes that the iPhone 6, which is brand new, and the Nexus 5 launch apps at about the same speed. Yes, they’re completely […]

The quality assurance manager responsible for iOS 8.0.1 also oversaw—you guessed it—Apple Maps

Bloomberg has uncovered details of what went wrong at Apple and who is to blame for the botched release of the iOS 8.0.1 update yesterday, citing sources who point to a quality assurance manager in charge of overseeing iOS updates who also managed QA for the Apple Maps project before its launch. To quote Bloomberg: […]

Mac Pro Models Now Available From Apple’s Online Refurbished Store

Apple has recently added the Mac Pro to the refurbished section of its online store, giving customers the opportunity to purchase the professional-level desktop at a 15 percent discount compared to a brand-new machine for the first time since the computer’s December 2013 release. There are several different configurations available, ranging in price from $2,549 […]

FBI director says officials have been in talks with Apple, Google over device encryption policies

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey expressed his concern today over Apple and Google’s decision to encrypt information stored on smartphones, the Huffington Post reports, adding that FBI officials are pushing both companies to change their policies in order to allow law enforcement officials to access data in certain instances. “I am a huge believer in the rule […]

Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Nerval’s Lobster writes Placing your iPhone in the microwave will destroy the phone, and possibly the microwave. While that might seem obvious to some people, others have fallen for the “Wave” hoax making its way around online. The fake advertisement insists that the new iOS 8 allows users to charge their iPhones by placing them […]

Apple provides a look inside its iPhone stress-testing facility following ‘bendgate’ controversy

After a few YouTube videos hit the web claiming that the iPhone 6 Plus could be easily bent out shape in a user’s pocket, Apple addressed the issue by stating that the device was designed to meet its quality requirements and that only a handful of owners had complained about any issues. To further prove its commitment […]

Apps with HealthKit integration start appearing in App Store following iOS 8.0.2 fixes

After a series of botched updates, which meant HealthKit apps could not launch alongside iOS 8’s release, Apple has finally started allowing apps that integrate with the Health app into the App Store. The first of many is FitPort, which acts as a replacement dashboard for Health information, with all data being synced back into the Health […]

Review: Retoucher 7

AKVIS Retoucher is available as both a standalone app and an image editor plugin, and is a great way to remove dust, scratches and watermarks from old photos. You can select and mask large areas to correct, or make finer corrections using features such as the Clone Stamp and Chameleon Tool, the latter of which […]

First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record

Apple has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. The iPhones are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional […]

Win Free Copy of MacX DVD Ripper Pro/MacX Video Converter Pro

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is able to backup DVD movies to MPEG, ISO, MKV files and rip protected DVD to MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, etc for playback on iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, iPad Air/Mini/iPad 2/3/4, iPod, Android, HTC, Sumsung, Galaxy Tab, Surface Tab, iTunes, PS4, etc with 32x faster speed and zero quality loss. MacX […]

New Mac Mini Finally Coming in October Alongside New iPads?

At just under two years since its last update, the Mac mini seems to have become the forgotten part of Apple’s Mac lineup, with a number of fans of the small desktop waiting for any word of a potential update. As they typically are with Mac products, rumors and leaks regarding the Mac mini’s future […]