6 hours ago
iSkin exo case winners have been chosen!
If there's one thing iMore loves even more than all our devices, it's giving fantastic prizes to our awesome readers. This week we have some fantastic iSkin exo case for iPhone courtesy of iSkin! I'm sure you're all anxious to see who the randomator has selected so let's get to it.
The winners of the iSkin exo case contest are:
7 hours ago
Apple reaffirms it has never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service
On July 18, Jonathan Zdziarski, a former iOS jailbreaker and current iOS forensic scientist and law enforcement consultant, gave a talk at the HOPE X conference in New York City. Zdziarski's talk was on backdoors, attack points and surveillance mechanisms in iOS. In the talk he alleges that there are a number of ways for government agencies, including law-enforcement, to get at the personal data you store on your iPhone, iPod touch, and/or iPad. Zdziarski posted slides from the talk, based on an earlier journal publishing, on his website a couple of days ago. They've since been shared via other websites and social networks, and a lot of confusion and concern has arisen.
When reached for comment, Apple reiterated to iMore that it has never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service:
"We have designed iOS so that its diagnostic functions do not compromise user privacy and security, but still provides needed information to enterprise IT departments, developers and Apple for troubleshooting technical issues," Apple told iMore. "A user must have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer before that computer is able to access this limited diagnostic data. The user must agree to share this information, and data is never transferred without their consent."
As we have said before, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services."
So, what's going on here?
8 hours ago
Apple's new ad proclaims the MacBook Air is 'the notebook people love'
The MacBook Air is a pretty awesome piece of equipment and Apple knows it. A new commercial has hit the airwaves and it proclaims the MacBook Air is the "notebook people love". While it might not be the preferred laptop in Apple's lineup for everyone, those who have one generally don't hesitate to share how much they love the MacBook Air.
8 hours ago
Apple reportedly bets big on big screen iPhone 6 models
Recent supplier information suggests that Apple is making big bets on the much rumored iPhone 6, which is expected to come in two different screen sizes. The oft-rumored Apple smartphone is anticipated to arrive in a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model, both up from the 4-inch iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c, and represent Apple's largest smartphones to date.
9 hours ago
Apple reminds developers that latest iOS 8, OS X Yosemite developer previews now require for CloudKit
Apple is sending out emails reminding developers that CloudKit will require the latest developer previews of either iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite to work starting tomorrow. While both developer previews were released today, starting Tuesday July 22 they will be required for developers who use CloudKit.
10 hours ago
EFI update to address rare wake from sleep issues on mid-2011 MacBook Air's now available
If you have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and have been experiencing issues with the system taking longer to wake from sleep than expected or your fans run at full speed when after waking device up, Apple has now made available a new EFI update that aims to address those problems.
11 hours ago
Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products
Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they'll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty much every mobile operating system out there one way or another.
11 hours ago
Netflix update on Apple TV makes it easier to binge-watch your favorite TV series
It looks like the Netflix service has been updated on Apple TV to work just like its app counterpart on the iPhone and iPad. Through the new update, Apple TV's version of Netflix will now show and auto-play the next episode when the credits for TV shows appear. This makes it more convenient for users to binge watch multiple consecutive episodes of their favorite TV shows in a sitting.
12 hours ago
Smart Rewards program pays you in promotions for your loyalty to Verizon
Verizon is providing subscribers with incentives for being loyal through a new Smart Rewards program. Described as a rewards program where customers gain "points...for their everyday activities and interactions with Verizon Wireless," the Smart Rewards program brings savings, discount offers, and promotions from established brands and local retailers to participants.
12 hours ago
How much of your daily work can you get done on the iPad? [Poll]
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook says he does 80% of his work on his iPad, and that means 80% of running one of the most valuable companies on earth. You've got to imagine that includes handling his mail, likely his calendar, and probably a lot of information reading, including a lot a numbers. How much of the rest is on his iPhone vs. his Mac is interesting to ponder, but the bottom like is he gets not only most of his daily work done on iPad. So the question is, how much can you?
When I'm out and about, I use an iPhone to quickly check in on, keep up to date with, and lightly edit my work. When I'm standing at my desk or sitting in a coffee shop on my MacBook Air, I'm doing bulk text entry, image editing, and other heavy duty operations.
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