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Apple releases iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan public betas

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2015, 08:16
Category: iOS, News, Software

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If you’re both brave of heart and hankering to play with the first public betas of Apple’s upcoming operating systems, your dreams have come true.

Apple has just released the first public betas of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.

The iOS 9 beta build will allow early adopters to try out upcoming features, including new apps like News and a refreshed Notes, transit directions in Apple Maps, an improved Siri, a smarter search which lets you surface results from inside apps, and much more.

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Liner app now available for iOS, allows highlighting, annotation, sharing to other apps

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2015, 08:29
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This is actually pretty neat.

Liner has released the Liner app for iOS. The application allows users to highlight & annotate text, share complete pages or phrases, function as a Safari extension, share to other apps with the share extension and save pages to to Liner app for later highlighting.

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Apple to do away with Recovery Key as part of Two-Factor Authentication in iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 09:42
Category: iOS, News, security, Software

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There shall be Recovery Key no more come iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Apple on Wednesday confirmed that the security feature will be removed from its future operating systems.

Currently, the Recovery Key system in Apple’s “two-step” protocol works as a failsafe for accessing an Apple ID when a registered trusted device or phone number is unavailable. Under the existing setup, losing both a trusted device and Recovery Key renders the account inaccessible, which has in the past forced some users to abandon their Apple IDs altogether.

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Hooks notification app now available for iOS, Android and Apple Watch

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 08:21
Category: Apple Watch, iOS, News, Software, Wearables

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Hook, the choice notification app, is now available for iOS, Android and the Apple Watch.

The Hook application lets users choose custom notifications such as the latest tweet, news article or sports score, or something more specific such as a change in stock price or the current bitcoin exchange rate.

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Showtime launches streaming service

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Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 07:28
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This could come in handy if you’re looking to cut the cable cord and get things piecemeal.

Showtime Network has just launched its web-based streaming service. The service offers same-day access to Showtime’s content, an ad-free environment, access to the network’s back catalog and sporting events.

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Apple releases VoiceOver patches for iOS iWork apps

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Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, 08:33
Category: iOS, News, Software

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You may want to update your iWork apps today.

Following a rare overnight update on Tuesday, Apple has updated its Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps for iOS to version 2.5.4, returning full VoiceOver navigation and editing functionality to the apps.

The fixes resolve issues that prevented UI navigation and content editing using VoiceOver. In addition to the VoiceOver patch, Pages no longer blurs text on certain devices when the Speak Screen option is activated.

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iOS 8.4 disables some Home Sharing functions, Apple says it’s working on a fix for iOS 9

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:19
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This is why they invented bug fixes.

A number of iOS 8.4 users have stepped forward to complain that the recent update disabled their Home Sharing functionality.

They, in turn, have been told that they’re have to wait until iOS 9’s release to get the feature working again.

Home Sharing lets users stream their iTunes songs over Wi-Fi from a Mac to iOS devices, Apple TV boxes, and other Macs. Last week, Apple disabled this feature for music in iOS 8.4, which is the same update that enables the new Apple Music streaming service. Apple has since flagged the lack of Home Sharing as a “known issue” and has yet to say when it might bring the feature back.

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Let us know what you think of iOS 8.4/Apple Music

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Date: Monday, July 6th, 2015, 08:51
Category: Announcement, iOS

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iOS 8.4 is out and with it, Apple has launched its new Apple Music subscription streaming service.

While nothing has apparently caught fire yet and cats and dogs have yet to begin interspecies dating as a result of the update and launch, we’d like to know what you think of it, for better or for worse.

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Actor Aaron Paul finds, posts interesting Siri easter egg

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Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, 07:15
Category: Fun, Humor, iOS, News, Siri

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See, this is why Aaron Paul is nifty.

Paul, the actor best known for his role as “Breaking Bad” character Jesse Pinkman, posted an interesting challenge yesterday via Twitter: ask Siri to divide zero by zero and witness the result.

It only takes a few seconds, but you’ll probably like the result, which is both geeky and funny.

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Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music streaming service

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Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 08:43
Category: Apple Music, iOS, iTunes, News, Software

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iOS 8.4 is here.

And so are the hefty changes to the Music app that have been noted over the past few weeks.

Early Tuesday, Apple released iOS 8.4. The new version of the mobile operating system includes an overhauled Music app with access to Beats Music, Beats 1 and the new Apple Music streaming service.

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