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Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.

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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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Racially Diverse Emoji Are on The Way by Mid-2015

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Racially diverse emoji should find their way to your device sometime in 2015. The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji.

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Amazon Gives Prime Members Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon has made their $99-per-year Amazon Prime service just a little more valuable, as they’ve added unlimited cloud photo storage to Prime memberships. Photos will be stored uncompressed, in their full resolution, via an iOS app.

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Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 Betas to Developers

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple on Monday released the first betas of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The OS X Yosemite beta comes almost three weeks after the public release of Yosemite, while the iOS 8.1.1 seed comes two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1 to the public.

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Microsoft Reveals $199 ‘Microsoft Band’ Fitness Band

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Shortly following an early reveal via the iOS and Mac App Stores, Microsoft has officially revealed its $199 Microsoft Band fitness wearable. The company revealed the device to Re/code, and said the device goes on sale Thursday in Microsoft’s online and retail stores.

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iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.

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App of the Week: Rooms – Forums Get a Modern Makeover

Posted on 25/10/2014 by Ian Fuchs

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Before the invention of Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, there were various forums that allowed users to post questions or comments on a topic, and others could respond. Now, the team behind Facebook’s app is attempting to rejuvenate the world of topic-focused forums with “Rooms!”

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