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FBI wants you to lock up data, but allow tech companies to keep the keys

FBI Director James Comey expresses deep concern about the new encryption technologies that Apple had built into the release of iOS 8 and Google will implement with the forthcoming launch of Android L. These new encryption methods are designed to keep data safe and for tech companies to avoid the uncomfortable position of being compelled to hand over private personal data to law enforcement officials. However, Comey says that this move could thwart the fight and prevention of crime.

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Apple responds to #bendgate: your pockets are holding your iPhone 6 Plus correctly

It appears that the scandal behind the iPhone 6 Plus' #bendgate crisis has been blown out of proportion. Apple had responded to concerns that the iPhone 6 Plus' shell can bend under normal stress when being transported inside the pockets of pants by saying that the issue is so minimal that they've only received 9 complaints to date.

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The Angry Birds Transformers gameplay trailer is all kinds of awesome

The most awesomely epic Angry Birds variant is on the way and will be arriving on iOS October 15th and Android on October 30th. Today we get a look at the official gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Transformers — a side-scrolling, run-and-gun style game that pits you again towers of nasty pigs, only this time you get way more firepower than just a simple slingshot.

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Apple A8 teardown reveals big processor power in small iPhone 6 package

A teardown of the Apple A8 processor inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reveals that Apple has indeed moved away from Samsung, fabbing their second-generation 64-bit system-on-a-chip on TMC's new 20nm process. That's what lets them get 2 billion transistors onto a package 15% smaller than the one that came before. They've also gone with a PowerVR GX6450 GPU and crammed 4 MB of L3 cache inside the application processor.

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Sing your iOS 8.0.1 troubles away!

If you're down about today's iOS 8.0.1 software mishap, you're not alone. So, to all the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -wielding souls who are feeling sad and down, Jonathan Mann has a song to try to console you.

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Macs claim 25 percent of back-to-school PCs sold

Though the day's news was filled with iOS 8.0.1 update glitches, there is good news for Apple as the company's more traditional OS X-based Macs garnered over a quarter of the PC shipments sold for the back-to-school season. Apple managed to earn 26.8 percent of the PCs sold between Independence Day and Labor Day, up from 24.2 percent a year ago.

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Do not update: iOS 8.0.1 cripples iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by killing Touch ID and cell service

Update: If you've already updated, here's how to restore in iTunes and fix iOS 8.0.1 Touch ID and cell issues. If you haven't, Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1 — even if it shows as available on your phone, don't do it.

Do not install the recently-released iOS 8.0.1 update, especially if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The update brings with it several bug fixes, including fixes to HealthKit, keyboards, and extensions, but it also comes with one show-stopping bug: it kills cellular service and Touch ID on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Tim Cook extends Thanksgiving vacation after record September

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email around the company thanking everybody for their hard work over the past year. He congratulates the teams at Apple for their work in launching iOS 8, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Cook also says that he is extending the Thanksgiving holiday this year, according to the email, a copy of which found its way to 9to5Mac:

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Apple using 'actual size' print adverts to promote the iPhone 6

Apple has launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and is now telling the world, in part, through an interesting advert in the Rolling Stone magazine. The ad sees Apple use actual size shots of the new iPhones to represent just how large these smartphones are.

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Sky bolsters its NOW TV offering on Apple TV with movies and entertainment

Sky has today announced that Apple TV owners in the UK will be able to enjoy more live and on demand content from the broadcaster through the Sky NOW TV app. Two new passes are available: NOW TV Entertainment and Sky Movies. The former will set owners back by £4.99 a month (rising to £6.99 on October 16), while the latter goes for £8.99 a month (again, rising on October 16 to £9.99).

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