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U.S. FTC Scrutinizes Apple Over Health Data Privacy

Posted on 13/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking to Apple for assurances that it will prevent health data collected by its iOS Health app and the upcoming Apple Watch from being used without an owner’s consent


UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury’s New App Aims to Allow You to Skip The Checkout

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is taking its best shot at integrating the physical shopping experience with its customers’ mobile devices with a new app that allows you to create a shopping list, will guide you to the items in the store, and then allow you to pay for your groceries via your smartphone, skipping a visit to the checkout line completely.


Apple Makes Swype Keyboard The Free iOS App of The Week

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the Swype keyboard for iOS, but you’ve been turned off by the $0.99 price tag, now the time to grab it. Apple has named the third-party keyboard its iOS App of the Week. (Which means it’s free!)


Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime Named EFF’s ‘Most Secure Mass-Market’ Messaging Apps

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”


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