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Apple responds to hacker claims, says systems not breached

Apple in a statement late Wednesday responded to claims that a hacking group is threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads using …

Authentication

Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow

And the app is sticking around<p><i>TechCrunch</i> has just reported and confirmed that Apple has purchased mobile app Workflow for an undisclosed sum. It’s a clever little utility that allows you to string together different actions on the iPhone and iPad. It’s the closest thing iOS has to the customization …

Apps

APFS explained; what you need to know for iOS 10.3 and macOS

Recently released with the iOS 10.3 beta, APFS will soon replace your Apple device’s thirty year old file system. This means your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV will all see upgrades from the HFS+ system. Bringing in new optimization for the storage technologies of today, with …

EduTech: What Apple can do to win back Chromebook users & improve the education system

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments …

Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with …

Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social …

Social Media

Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering — AppleInsider picks out four cheap or …

Twitter posts about ‘screenshot alert’ in iOS 11 traced to unsupported vlogger claim

Tweets and retweets claiming that Apple plans to notify you when someone screenshots your text messages have been traced to an unsupported claim by a vlogger back in December.<p>The claim was that iOS 11 would detect when someone took a screenshot in the Messages app and notify the sender that their …

You can now buy AppleCare+ one year after getting an iPhone

If you’ve purchased a new iPhone in the last 12 months but failed to buy AppleCare+ to protect it, Apple is ready to cut you a break.<p>Apple has decided to extend the period in which iPhone buyers can get AppleCare+ to one full year from the data of purchase, after previously only letting you buy it …

AppleCare

ABC News brings multi-streaming viewing to Apple TV

Getting your news fix without watching hours of talking heads can be a challenge now in the digital era. To help viewers out, ABC News is giving Apple TV owners a new feature that lets you watch multiple streams at once.<p>Viewers can choose to have two streams playing side-by-side. Or you can go …

Smart TV

Here’s how Apple Watch killed Samsung’s first fitness tracking smartwatch

The Apple Watch has notably caused smartwatch efforts by other companies to fail, and a new profile from Fast Company details the impact Apple had on Samsung’s efforts in the category. The report explains that it all started back in 2011, when it was first rumored that Apple had an interest in …

8 Very Cool Things I Love About My Apple Watch

I really, really love my Apple Watch. (42 mm, stainless steel, sapphire, leather loop band.) Thinking back, I wonder how I ever got along without it. …

The Conservation Fund outlines effects of its partnership w/ Apple to protect 36k acres of forest

Back in 2015, Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect 36,000 acres of forest. The partnership saw Apple purchase the land and use the paper from the forests for sustainable product packaging, with the company claiming that “forests stay forests” and harvested timber is done so in a …

Today in Apple history: iPad gets an eye-dazzling Retina display

<b>March 16, 2012:</b> Apple introduces the third-generation iPad, its first tablet to come with a Retina display. Marketed as simply “The new iPad,” it’s widely known as the “iPad 3.”<p>Boasting that beautiful screen and Apple’s then-swanky A5X chip with a quad-core graphics processor, the third-gen iPad …

Do You Know Anything About Apple’s ‘Authorized Service Provider’ Program?

Is Apple's 'repair' program even a repair program at all?<p>For nearly a decade, Apple did not allow anyone besides its own Geniuses to repair iPhones. Even though the company has long had an "Authorized Service Provider" program to certify independent repair shops to work on Macs and other Apple …

Mobile Technology

Apple News iOS 10 update major driver of traffic to The Telegraph, users more engaged with content

Apple News is proving to be a success story for venues fully invested in it, with The Telegraph seeing readers coming from the service spending more …

IOS 10

Hackers Uncover Two Zero-Day macOS Safari Vulnerabilities at Pwn2own Conference | MacTrast

Two sets of white-hat hackers competing at the annual Pwn2own conference on Wednesday uncovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple’s Safari …

MacBook Pro

How to Keep Your Sensitive Notes Out of the Cloud

If you’re concerned about Notes disappearing on your iPhone, creating all your Notes in your iCloud Notes folder is the best way to go. But if you have a note with sensitive material that you want to keep super private, you can store those notes locally on your iPhone. To do this, you simply turn …

iCloud

Retro iPhone 7 Plus mod looks like a classic Mac

The jet black iPhone 7 is one of the most beautiful Apple devices we’ve seen in years, but if you have a hunkering for a more retro look, Colorware’s new mod has got you covered.<p>Dubbed the iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition, Colorware’s latest mod adds a cool new color scheme to the iPhone you can’t get …

Retrogaming

Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone

Rolling out inside the Amazon App<p>Amazon is bringing Alexa to the iPhone today right inside of the company’s main app.<p>While this isn’t the first time Alexa has been on a smartphone — third parties have made it happen already — this is the first time it’s coming directly from Amazon. And it could be …

Smart Homes

A look inside the first Apple HomeKit homes in San Jose [Video]

After first announcing plans to offer new home upgrade packages for Apple’s HomeKit platform last year, homebuilder <i>KB Home</i> this week gave local news station Kron 4 a tour of the first builds with the accessories installed.<p>The homes featured in the video below are part of a <i>KB Home</i> development in San …

How to back up your iPhone before installing iOS 11

Although it's not likely you'll run into trouble with the new OS, better safe than sorry. Here's a quick refresher on manually backing up your data.<p>Apple's iOS 11 has arrived, bringing with it a batch of updates and new features.<p>Before you upgrade, however, it's a good idea to make sure you've got …

IOS 11

Apple supports Google in resisting FBI warrant, says would set ‘troubling’ precedent

Apple has joined Amazon and Microsoft in a court filing which supports Google’s decision to resist an FBI warrant demanding that it hand over emails stored outside the USA. The tech companies argue that this would set a ‘troubling’ precedent.<p><i>Business Insider</i> reports that the FBI served search …

Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered …

Privacy

AirPods vs. BeatsX vs. Powerbeats3: Which is best for you?

We tested Apple's three W1-enabled Bluetooth earbuds to help you find the right fit.<p>Apple's W1 chip was arguably the company's most important innovation of 2016. The Bluetooth chip designed for headphones makes pairing a breeze and improves the connection between devices, and you can now find it in …

Tech Trends

Apple hires renowned iPhone jailbreaker to help protect privacy

One of the world’s top iPhone security experts and jailbreakers has decided to help Apple in its battle to keep iOS secure.<p>Jonathan Zdziarski, who was active in the iPhone jailbreaking community for years, revealed today that he has accepted an offer to join Apple’s Security Engineering and …

San Bernardino

Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in Nanjing.<p>Last weekend, Apple reopened the 35th …

Skyscrapers

Full transcript: Apple store creator Ron Johnson on Recode Decode

“What I love is creating. I created the Apple stores, I helped reinvent Target. My strength is imagining.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher,</b> serial entrepreneur Ron Johnson traced his history through reinventing Target stores to creating the Apple store to completely failing …

Business Strategy

Apple Joins Group of Companies Supporting Google in Foreign Email Privacy Case

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Cisco have filed an amicus brief supporting Google in an ongoing case dealing with security and privacy, topics that Apple has been known to advocate in the past (via <i>Business Insider</i>). Most recently, Google's case has led to a court in Pennsylvania requesting the …

Privacy

Apple Music at SXSW: Live Beats 1 interviews, performances by The Chainsmokers, Vince Staples & more

Apple is once again at this year’s South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. This year, Apple Music has set up shop to host a variety of performances– including The Chainsmokers, Vince Staples, and others– as well as interviews and more for attendees. Head below for all the details.<p>Apple Music …