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Apple Stores Soon to Offer iPhones Via Carrier Early Upgrade Programs

Posted on 28/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Late August should see the kickoff of a new program at Apple’s retail stores, which will allow customers to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs. Currently, any iPhones purchased at an Apple retail location must either be bought via a two-year contract, or at full-price for unlocked models.

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Hilton Hotels to Allow Use of Your iPhone as a Hotel Room Key Next Year

Posted on 28/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If standing in line at a hotel to check-in isn’t your idea of a good time, (and if it is, what the hell is wrong with you?), the latest news from the Hilton hotel chain will be welcome news. Starting next year, you’ll be able to avoid the front desk completely, by checking in electronically, and using your iPhone as your room key.

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Judge Expresses Concerns Over Apple E-Book Settlement

Posted on 25/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Business Insider reports that just as it looked as if the long-running Apple e-books suit might finally be settled, the judge that was expected to OK the deal has expressed concerns that the terms of the settlement may be unfair to consumers.

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Apple Seeds New Safari Builds to Developers

Posted on 24/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has seeded new versions of Safari 7.1 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X Mountain Lion to developers. In the new beta’s release notes, Apple is asking developers to test AutoFill for passwords and credit cards, along with general website and extensions compatibility.

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Apple Responds to iOS “Backdoors” Charges – Outlines Legitimate Uses for Services

Posted on 23/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Earlier this week saw forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski disclose what he termed “backdoors” in iOS that could allow for nefarious data collection of information from users’ devices. In addition to an earlier statement denying any underhanded intentions, Apple has also posted a new support document offering a description of the three services highlighted by Zdziarski.

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