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HealthKit falls ill to bugs on iOS 8 launch day

As consumers are updating their current iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch units to run the latest iOS 8 software that is being made available today to customers for the first time, there are questions surrounding the new HealthKit software. After reports that Apple had pulled HealthKit-compatible apps from the App Store, Apple has finally gone on record to say that the launch of HealthKit apps has been delayed after bugs were discovered.

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Tim Cook's Apple is bigger, more cooperative, and more humble

It's been a big few days for Apple, and with the recent unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, today's release of a substantial iOS 8 update, and Friday's launch of the aforementioned iPhones 6, Apple's pulled back the curtain a bit on how things have changed in the company under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. And you could very easily point out that pulling back the curtain a bit at all is a marked change in and of itself.

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Apple TV gets updated alongside iOS 8 launch

Apple is now rolling out an update to Apple TV today alongside the arrival of iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The new Apple TV software brings with it a flatter design, a freshened design, and the addition of the channel for Beats Music so you can stream your music via the Apple-owned service straight from your home entertainment center.

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Read this before turning on iCloud Drive in iOS 8!

When you upgrade to iOS 8, you're asked if you want to activate iCloud Drive.If you're running other devices that aren't being upgraded to iOS 8, or if you have a Mac, it's best to say no for right now. Here's why.

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BitTorrent Bleep is a P2P messenger that provides end-to-end encryption for Mac users

BitTorrent is looking to make communications more secure with the launch of a new P2P service called Bleep. The service launched earlier this year in pre-alpha form for Windows users, and now BitTorrent is expanding the alpha program to Mac users.

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Verizon Wireless: We won't support Wi-Fi calling until mid-2015

A Verizon Wireless executive stated this week that the company won't be adding support for Wi-Fi calling for its smartphones until sometime in mid-2015, stating that it will take "some technological work in our network to make it available." That means Verizon subscribers who get the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday won't be able to use its native Wi-Fi calling features on the network for several more months at least.

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EE refreshes its SIM-only plans to offer more bang for the buck

UK mobile operator EE today refreshed the company's range of 4G SIM-only plans, offering more bang for your buck when it comes to mobile data. Available from today both online and in EE stores, the new 12-month and 30-day plans offer a wider range of options for consumers looking to hop onto the 4G bandwagon, without having to fork out an extreme amount for the luxury of LTE connectivity.

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Dropbox temporarily suspends auto-backup feature on iOS 8, working on a fix

Apple's next iOS update is set to bring some awesome new functionality to the table, but there are some issues that arise with any major OS upgrade, including a compatibility issue with Dropbox and Carousel. The company has shared on Twitter that there's an issue with their own iPhone and iPad apps from backing up photos and videos. The good news is a fix is well on the way.

Update: The fix is available! Read on for details

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App-specific passwords coming to iCloud for third-party app sync

If you use a third-party app that stores and synchronizes data with iCloud, Apple will soon require you to use specific passwords for those apps to access information in iCloud. This will allow your actual iCloud password to be masked while still granting access in a secure way to those apps to retrieve, store, and synchronize information with your iCloud.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review roundup

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's latest, greatest — and this year bigger and biggest — new phones. They held their annual event just last Tuesday and that means this Tuesday, tonight, those who scored advanced review units are free to share their weeklong thoughts with us. How's that new screen? How's that better battery? How's the internet speed? We'll have our reviews posted next week, but for now, here's the early consensus!

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