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In Paris today? The Apple Watch is on display at Colette for one day only

The Apple Watch will be showcased in a "one-day only" event during Paris Fashion Week. The watch will be displayed at Colette, a high-end fashion boutique. The event marks the first time Apple is allowing the watch to be displayed in public.

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iPhone 6 gets approved for China, pre-orders kicking off on October 10

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China starting from October 17 (with pre-orders commencing on October 10), according to a press release published by Apple this morning. This announcement follows a lengthy wait for local regulators to complete the approval process.

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iCloud outage takes down Mail, Contacts, and more! [Updated]

Apple has confirmed that select iCloud services are down for users, including Documents in the Cloud, iCloud Mail and Contacts, and Photos. Services like iChat, Maps, iMessage, FaceTime, iTunes, App Store, Apple ID, and Find My iPhone are still working fine.

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Apple seeds first iOS 8.1 beta to developers

After having rolled out the iOS 8.0.2 update to consumers, it looks like Apple is actively working behind the scenes to keep the momentum for iOS software updates going. Now, in Apple's developer portal, developers have access to iOS 8.1 beta 1. Currently, a change log isn't given as to what will be new with the iOS 8.1 beta 1 update will include.

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Apple releases OS X bash security update to help prevent Shellshock on Macs

Apple has just released a new important software security update to patch the new Shellshock vulnerability for its Mac systems. The update is now available through Apple and is titled the OS X bash Update 1.0 download. There are separate downloads, depending on which version of the OS X operating system your Mac is currently running, whether it's Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks.

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Facebook Messenger update brings iPhone 6 support

Facebook just rolled out another update to its Messenger chat application. The new version 13.0 update brings compatibility to the iPhone 6 so that text and images are natively sized for Apple's latest flagship smartphone rather than be scaled up for the larger display.

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Apple reportedly poaches Visa exec to help bring Apple Pay to Europe

Apple has reportedly hired Mary Carol Harris, head of mobile for Visa Europe. Harris has years of experience with digital payments, having previously worked on NFC payments at Telefonica. It's very likely that Harris will play a major role in Apple's efforts to bring their Apple Pay payment system to Europe.

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You can now buy iTunes credit through O2 UK's Charge to Mobile

U.K. carrier O2 will now let you purchase iTunes credit using carrier billing. As part of their Charge to Mobile initiative, O2 customers will be able to purchase iTunes codes and pay for them when they pay their bill.

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What's really happening with iOS 8 MAC address randomization?

Normally when you're walking around with a WiFi-enabled device, if it's not connected to a network, it's broadcasting probes in order to try and find known networks. These probes would be sent using your phone's WiFi MAC address, which is a unique and normally persistent value. This means that anybody monitoring these probes, say in a department store for example, can persistently track you through a store and across multiple visits. This information isn't tied to your personal identity, but a lot of information about your shopping habits could be gleaned from this data by analytics companies, and some users aren't thrilled about not having a say in this. And remember, this isn't just an iPhone thing, this is a WiFi thing. This is what devices do. But Apple decided they could do better.

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Sorry everyone, no more downgrading from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

Apple has stopped signing the latest version of iOS 7, 7.1.2, making life more difficult for people looking to downgrade a device running iOS 8. Users with devices that can't run iOS 8, such as the iPhone 4, can still download the latest compatible version of iOS 7.

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