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September 6, 2018
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More users than ever are deleting the Facebook app & taking lengthy breaks, new survey shows

Facebook’s struggles with data misuse aren’t slipping by its users, at least according to new data from Pew Research Center. That data shows that some 42 percent of surveyed Facebook users have taken a “several weeks or more” long break … Continue reading

August 28, 2018
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Users currently unable to access Apple’s Support Communities website [U]

UPDATE: The site seems to be back online and fully functional again. Anyone trying to visit Apple’s Support Communities this evening will are being hit with an error message noting that Apple is updating its forums and “will be back shortly.” … Continue reading

July 11, 2018
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Now-fixed Apple code crashed iOS devices when users typed ‘Taiwan’

A blog post on Tuesday illustrates the sometimes inadvertent ill effects of modifying or adding code to a major operating system for no other purpose than to placate a certain market’s government. Apple did just that when it removed the … Continue reading

May 23, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and … Continue reading

April 11, 2018
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Latest watchOS beta warns users when opening watchOS 1 apps, says support will end soon

A message included in Apple’s first watchOS 4.3.1 beta warns users that older apps will no longer be supported in "future versions" of the operating system, suggesting support for software built with the watchOS 1.0 SDK could be deprecated with … Continue reading

March 27, 2018
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Comments Off on iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan

iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan

A months-old iPhone X bug is causing error messages and system failures when owners attempt to employ Apple Pay’s NFC functionality at transit terminals in Japan, an especially troublesome situation for users of the popular Suica platform, prompting some to … Continue reading

February 24, 2018
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Apple Pay Cash shows up in Messages app for users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain

Apple Pay Cash is showing up in the Messages app for certain iOS users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain, suggesting an international rollout of Apple’s peer-to-peer money transfer service is in the offing. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 16, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company’s peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
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Comments Off on MacUpdate served up Mac cryptominer to unsuspecting users in Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper downloads on Feb. 1

MacUpdate served up Mac cryptominer to unsuspecting users in Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper downloads on Feb. 1

Download aggregator MacUpdate briefly linked to three malicious applications masquerading as legitimate downloads for Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper, that not only install the apps, but also deposit a cryptocurrency miner on downloader’s systems. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 4, 2018
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Comments Off on Growing number of iPhone X users unable to accept calls, Apple investigating

Growing number of iPhone X users unable to accept calls, Apple investigating

The Financial Times today highlights an issue purportedly plaguing a growing number of iPhone X users. The report explains that some users are unable to answer phone calls with their iPhone X because the display does not wake up while … Continue reading

January 20, 2018
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Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

Along with Facebook announcing the first major changes to its News Feed, the social media service will begin ranking news sources based on trustworthiness as it prioritizes information. Rather than determining news source trustworthiness itself, Facebook will let users decide. more… … Continue reading

January 11, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

Update: Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below … Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including … Continue reading

January 1, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

Samsung’s Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics … Continue reading

December 3, 2017
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Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro users

There’s no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls. … Continue reading

November 30, 2017
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PSA: Today’s macOS security update breaks file sharing for some users, here’s how to fix

Following the discovery of a major security vulnerability yesterday, Apple this morning quickly released an update for macOS to address the problem. While the update does solve the critical hole, another issue has since appeared, related to file sharing… more… … Continue reading