Apple buys Gliimpse, apparently looking into health data

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Date: Monday, August 22nd, 2016, 07:30
Category: Finance, Health, News

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Apple has apparently acquired Gliimpse, a health startup whose stated aim is to allow any American to pull together a comprehensive picture of their health, which they would be free to share with medical professionals as desired.

The acquisition reportedly happened “earlier this year” and has yet to be noted by Apple or published on the Gliimpse web site. For its part, Apple offered its usual “non-denial” statement that it ‘buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.’

Interestingly, Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi started out as an Apple engineer back in the late 80s, before becoming a serial entrepreneur after forming and taking public his company Sequoia Software. He said that he formed Gliimpse out of a frustration at the incompatibility of existing Electronic Health Record systems.

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Apple releases iOS 10 Beta 7 for developers, Public Beta 6

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Date: Monday, August 22nd, 2016, 05:41
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software

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If you recently installed the iOS Beta 6 for developers or Public Beta 5, you’re out of date.

Late Friday, Apple released iOS 10 Beta 7 for developers and iOS 10 Public Beta 6 for other users.

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Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 6, developer beta 6

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Date: Monday, August 15th, 2016, 12:15
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software

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If you’re a fan of the iOS 10 betas, this is your lucky day.

On Monday, Apple released iOS 10 beta 6 to the developer community and the iOS 10 public beta 5 to the beta tester community.

The new betas feature assorted bug fixes and changes, all while still working towards the 1.0 release.

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Exodus Intelligence announces bounties up to $500,000 for zero-day vulnerability flaw discoveries in iOS 9.3 and higher

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Date: Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 13:18
Category: Hack, iOS, News, security, Software

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Forget the $200,000 bounty Apple is offering for information regarding zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS, a new security firm is offering up to $500,000 per discovery.

On Tuesday, Texas-based Exodus Intelligence said it will give between $5,000 and $500,000 for zero-day vulnerabilities relating to iOS version 9.3 and higher.

These zero-days are software flaws that have gone undetected by Apple, making them potentially very valuable, especially for cyber criminals who can use them to hack iOS devices.

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Netflix releases FAST Speed Test app for iOS, Android

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Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, 14:02
Category: Android, iOS, News, Software

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This could come in handy.

Netflix has just released an iTunes and Android app for fast.com, its Internet speed test web site. With this, Netflix members and non-members alike can test their Internet connection speeds that offer accurate, reliable scores from just about any device.

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Apple releases fifth iOS beta to developer community

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Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 12:14
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software

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They’re getting closer to an iOS 10 release.

On Tuesday, Apple released its fifth beta for iOS 10 developers.

Registered developers can go to Settings > General > Software Update and snag it as needed.

The fifth beta releases include mostly bug fixes for iOS 10. For example, it fixes an issue iPhone 6s users were having when connected to the Smart Battery Case, and third-party apps can play music even if the Music app has been hidden.

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Apple to launch Bug Bounty program, will pay up to $200,000 to hackers, cryptographers and researchers depending on bugs found

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Date: Friday, August 5th, 2016, 07:27
Category: Developer, Hacks, iOS, macOS, News, security, Software, TvOS, Watch OS

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Ok, this is pretty neat.

Yesterday at the Black Hat conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community, Apple’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstic announced the launch of a bug bounty program that will see Apple paying money to individuals who discover major bugs and security flaws in the company’s software.

Many major technology companies like Google and Microsoft offer bug bounty programs to encourage people to discover and report major vulnerabilities, but until now, Apple has declined to provide a similar program.

The new program is part of an effort to open Apple’s software up to hackers, researchers and cryptographers who want to improve upon it and Apple will be offering up to $200,000 to researchers depending on the bug discovered. Secure boot firmware components will earn $200,000 at the high end, while smaller vulnerabilities, like access from a sandboxed process to user data outside of the sandbox, will earn $25,000.

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This by Tinrocket adds customizable pins, labels and descriptions to images

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Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, 12:16
Category: iOS, News, Software

This is worth looking at, even if the name throws you off a bit in a kind of “Who’s on first?” sort of way.

The This by Tinrocket app allows you to add labels, pointers, descriptions and commentary to your photos.

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Apple launches assorted international Smart Keyboard options for iPad Pro units

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Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, 07:00
Category: Accessory, iPad, iPad Pro, News

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These might come in handy.

Apple on Tuesday launched new international versions of its Smart Keyboard accessory for iPad Pro previously only available in a U.S. English layout.

The new international Smart Keyboards now offer localized layouts including British English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Arabic, among others.

The keyboards include localized differences, including support for the right-to-left Arabic language setting. Apple earlier this year debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com with right-to-left reading support and it previously introduced comprehensive right-to-left language support for iOS with iOS 9.

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Apple releases iOS 10 Public Beta 3

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Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 14:50
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software

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This is pretty nifty.

On Tuesday, Apple release its iOS 10 Public Beta 3 for anyone interested in testing out the new iOS before it hits.

On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
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