Apple’s iCloud is down for some users, with reports of issues logging into iCloud.com and gaining access to iCloud services such as Calendar, Mail, and Notes.
Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers. The update has a build number of 12B401. Apple is also reported to be working on iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3.
Apple on Monday released OS X bash update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks. The update fixes a vulnerability in the bash UNIX shell. The “Shellshock” security flaw was uncovered last week by security researchers. The exploit in the bash command shell in Linux and OS X could be used to deploy malicious code.
A report today says there may be a serious bug in the iOS 8 Reset All Settings option that causes users who have activated iCloud Drive to lose all of the iWork documents stored there.
iClarified reports that Apple stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware on Friday, which means iOS 8 users not satisfied with the new version of iOS will not be allowed to downgrade their devices back to iOS 7.1.2.
Recent web traffic shows Apple may be stepping up its iOS 8 update schedule, as 9to5Mac reports seeing visitors running iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 in their web analytics logs.
Jawbone has released a new Up app for the iPhone. The new HealthKit-connected app tracks a user’s food intake and physical activity, and then delivers advice to the user based on the data.
Google’s popular crowd-based navigation app, Waze, has received an update. New features include the ability to automatically remember where you parked, the ability to add driving related info, such as if a location has a parking lot, and more.
If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a Pebble smartwatch, Best Buy currently has the best deal we’ve ever seen on a Pebble. The big-box electronics retailer is offering the Pebble for a mere $99.99 – down from $149.99.
Microsoft Confirms Plans for First Flagship Store Only a Few Blocks Away From Apple’s 5th Avenue Store
The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has confirmed plans to open its first flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, just blocks away from Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue “glass cube” store.
The Financial Times reports the European Commission will accuse Ireland of providing illegal state aid to Apple via “illegal tax deals” for more than two decades.
The results from Consumer Reports’ “three-point flexural test” of the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, and other smartphones may finally put the overblown “bendgate” hullaballoo to rest. TL;DR version: Both new Apple handsets are stronger than has been reported.
It’s easier than you’d think to walk out of an Apple Store with merchandise you haven’t paid for… Well, for awhile at least. Rex Chapman, ex-NBA player, was arrested recently by Scottsdale Arizona police on felony charges of theft and trafficking in stolen property.
Fitness/Dietary app MyFitnessPal received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app interfaces with Apple’s Health app to share three types of data: workout data, calorie intake, and weight information.
Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that he is “very concerned” that the latest attempts by Apple and Google to lock down their mobile operating systems limits the ability of the government to ensure national security.