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iOS diagnostic services, their uses and protections, outline by Apple in response to 'backdoor' allegations
Earlier this week Apple reaffirmed to iMore that it had never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service. That was in answer to questions raised by Jonathan Zdziarski concerning iOS privacy and security. Apple has now published a new support page titled iOS: About diagnostic capabilities which elaborates on the services Zdziarski called out as data leaks. It does not, however, address vulnerabilities in passcode, pairing keys, or trusted device, though Apple typically does not address those types of things until they've pushed out patches. Here's Apple's full support article on the services:
2 hours ago
How to lock focus in the Camera app for iPhone and iPad
Sometimes when taking a photo, the Camera app can continue to re-focus itself which can add some lag between captures. Luckily, if your focal point isn't constantly moving or changing, you can lock the focus to minimize lag and ensure that the focus is locked on what you want it to be.
2 hours ago
The TV Show 10: 24 finale, Farscape 1, Doctor Who 3
The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the Apple TV or streaming to your iPhone or iPad, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene are joined by Dave's ex-girlfriend, Ashley Williams to talk 24 finale, Fascape season 1, and — sorry, really, so sorry! — Doctor Who season 3, including the brilliantly terrifying Blink.
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2 hours ago
Improve your Mac gaming with Razer's Kraken Pro headset and Taipan mouse
If you like to game on your Mac, you probably want any extra edge you can find to improve your gaming performance. A good headset and a precision mouse are key to a good gaming experience, which is why I've been using Razer's Kraken headset and Taipan gaming mouse.
4 hours ago
Best flight simulators and aircraft combat games for Mac
Flight simulators and aircraft combat games serve a solid niche for those of us that like to take to the skies when we're not doing other things with our computers. Here's a roundup of the top ones you can download today, with prices from free to reasonable and the focus from arcade-style action to ultra-realistic flight sim. They're not only great games, they're some of the best Mac games you can find.
5 hours ago
Apple facing new class-action lawsuit from hourly employees
Apple is going to have to defend against another class-action suit from hourly workers, as 20,000 employees claim they weren't offered breaks for lunch, obligatory rest-breaks, or never received their last paychecks — all three of which are in violation of the state of California's labor laws.
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How to fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 7.1.2
If you've updated to iOS 7.1.2 and find yourself experiencing Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad, you aren't alone. Many users have reported Wi-Fi issues that range from not being able to connect to any network to only having issues with specific networks. If that sounds like a problem you're having after updating, here are a few steps you can try to return Wi-Fi to normal again!
6 hours ago
$40 iPad 3G settlement checks from Apple, AT&T begin arriving
Checks, as a result of a settlement from Apple and AT&T from the original iPad WiFi + 3G model, in the amount of $40 are beginning to arrive for U.S. customers. The settlement is from a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of iPad 3G owners who bought Apple's original first generation slate on the promise that it would allow users to stop and start a $30 unlimited monthly data plan at any time, a plan that AT&T had terminated about a month after the iPad was announced.
7 hours ago
Best phone apps for iPad: FaceTime Audio, Google Hangouts, Skype, and more!
The best voice calling apps for iPad that let you call all over the world, no actual phone needed!
Looking for the best iPad apps to let you make audio and video calls? Apple doesn't include a Phone app on the iPad, and maybe that's just as well. Do we really need to see people with 7.9- or 9.7-inch devices propped up to their heads? Yet iPad owners may certainly need to make calls too, and like the giant conference phones of old, in some cases, bigger really can be better. So, if you absolutely, positively need to get your call on, and the iPad is what you want to use, you'll need to check out some alternatives. Luckily, there are several excellent voice calling apps to choose from. But what audio and video calling apps for iPad are the absolute best?
7 hours ago
If IBM deal can drive enterprise penetration, the walls will shake
During its Q3 2014 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook elaborated on the recently announced IBM partnership, and as expected it's all about the penetration. While Apple's iPad, for example, has been deployed by 93% of the Global 500, the penetration is only about 20%. That's great breadth, not so great depth. By contrast, Cook pointed out, laptops in general enjoy 60% penetration. If Apple + IBM could drive iPad much greater iPad penetration, the "walls would shake".
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