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April 18, 2019
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Facebook ‘unintentionally’ harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 30, 2019
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Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on the ability for users to broadcast live

In a blog post this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that Facebook is exploring ways to restrict who can go “Live” on the platform. This comes after two mass shootings in New Zealand earlier this month were live streamed … Continue reading

March 27, 2019
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PSA: Many users reporting issues signing into Google accounts through Mail on macOS 10.14.4

Apple yesterday released macOS 10.14.4 to the public with features such as automatic Dark Mode in Safari, Apple News+, and more. On the other hand, the update also seems to include one frustrating bug related to authenticating Gmail accounts through … Continue reading

March 18, 2019
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Comments Off on WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances. more… The post WhatsApp co-founder renews … Continue reading

January 26, 2019
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Comments Off on Apple revamps documentation for app subscriptions, details how billing amounts should be clearly presented to users

Apple revamps documentation for app subscriptions, details how billing amounts should be clearly presented to users

Apple has overhauled its developer guidance for in-app subscriptions, with new pages in the Human Interface Guidelines and App Store documentation pages. The revamp reorganizes existing advice into a more modern design with clearer segmentation of sections, as well as … Continue reading

January 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

Apple’s Health Records, the company’s platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it … Continue reading

December 24, 2018
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Comments Off on Some iOS 12.1.2 users reporting bug that kills cellular data — here’s how to fix it

Some iOS 12.1.2 users reporting bug that kills cellular data — here’s how to fix it

After quickly releasing iOS 12.1.2 to the public just days after developers had a brief period to beta test the software update, user reports have trickled in about a bug which kills cellular data. While the issue is by no … Continue reading

December 13, 2018
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Comments Off on Pokémon Go player vs player Trainer Battles now rolling out to users

Pokémon Go player vs player Trainer Battles now rolling out to users

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been detailing Pokémon GO’s long-awaited support for player vs player battles. Prior to today, we knew a lot about how the battles feature would work, but details were sparse on exact release information. Now, … Continue reading

December 11, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple Pay officially launches to users in Germany, here are the supporting banks

Apple Pay officially launches to users in Germany, here are the supporting banks

Apple Pay has officially launched in Germany, as a report first suggested as a possibility earlier today. Users have taken to Twitter to show they are successfully able to add their debit and credit cards to Apple’s mobile payment platform. … Continue reading

November 21, 2018
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Comments Off on iTunes & App Store experiencing widespread downtime for many users [U]

iTunes & App Store experiencing widespread downtime for many users [U]

Update: App Store, iTunes, and Apple Music are back online for most users. Apple’s iOS App Store and iTunes Store are suffering from widespread downtime this evening. The service is down for multiple members of the 9to5Mac staff, while Twitter is … Continue reading

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

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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Comments Off on Users currently unable to access Apple’s Support Communities website [U]

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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Comments Off on Now-fixed Apple code crashed iOS devices when users typed ‘Taiwan’

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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Comments Off on Latest watchOS beta warns users when opening watchOS 1 apps, says support will end soon

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