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While developers were not supplied a new beta of iOS 8 this week alongside the latest pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, Apple's carrier partners were in fact provided iOS 8 beta 6 for testing prior to the release of the golden master. Details on the carrier-only iOS 8 beta 6 were revealed on Tuesday by BGR, which alleged that developers were not provided the software because Apple is "so close" to releasing a golden master. In development lingo, a "GM" build of...
Eddy Cue, who oversees Apple's Internet Software and Services division, has listed his four-bedroom, 3,721-square-foot Los Altos, Calif., home for sale with an asking price of $3.895 million. The detached single-family, one-story residential home has been on the market for 8 days by realtor Ethel Green. The home was built in 2004 and it features 3 and a half bathrooms and rests on a lot sized at 18,295 square feet. The listing was first highlighted by Realtor.com,...
Reversible male "Type-A" USB plugs are not new, but they also aren't compliant with the cable's official specifications, which means that newly leaked Lightning cables showing reversible USB connectors probably were not made by Apple. Photo via Sonny Dickson. Over the last week, a number of new cables showing reversible plugs on both ends --?Lightning and USB Type-A --?have surfaced online. These have been accompanied by claims that the cables were made by Apple and will...
The latest component claimed to be from Apple's next-generation iPhone is a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would boost cellular download speeds to 150 megabits per second, which would be 50 percent faster than the modem found in the iPhone 5s. Graphic via IEEE Spectrum. The Qualcomm third-generation LTE chipset was first announced by the company in February of 2012 and began shipping later that year. And now a post from GeekBar, spotlighted Tuesday by G for Games,...
Apple on Tuesday announced the addition of 21 artists to its upcoming iTunes Festival in London, with Lenny Kravitz, The Script, Foxes and more set to take the stage next month. With the new additions, a total of 35 performers have been announced for the concert series, which is slated to kick off on Sept. 1 at the Roundhouse Theater in London. Apple has yet to reveal the full lineup, however, and is apparently waiting until the last minute to announce opening and...
The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook's dare on the set of his upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton." Posted to the Beats by Dre YouTube channel, the video shows Dre getting soaked with the help of director Gary Gray, who is working with the rapper and new Apple employee on the upcoming NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton," to be released next year. Dre, whose...
A report on Monday suggests Apple's recently modified OS X app signing policy is the result of an undisclosed Developer Portal security breach that leaked keys for multiple services, including Gatekeeper. Noting tweets by user @SomeoneSW and one corroborating source, TUAW claims Apple's newly instituted policy forcing developers to re-sign app credentials is the result of a security breach that not only released Gatekeeper keys, but also "many other keys for many other...
Sprint on Monday announced a new data-centric plan called the Family Share Pack, offering twice the amount of data as competitors for the same or cheaper monthly pricing. Available Friday as part of its "new day for data" campaign, the Sprint Family Share Pack doubles up on its outgoing "Framily" plan by giving families 20GB of shared data per month, with special pricing to attract new subscribers. "Sprint is offering the best value to data-hungry consumers. Period,"...
Popular iOS photography app Camera+ was updated on Monday with a handful of improvements, with bigger things promised to come with iOS 8 this fall. In addition, the creator of the "Flappy Bird" sensation has revealed his latest title, set to arrive on iPhone this week. Camera+ improves Vignette, Soft Focus & more Camera+ for iPhone as well as iPad was updated on Monday to version 5.2, which the team behind the app said will help tide users over until major updates...
Apple on Monday issued its sixth beta releases of OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 to developers for testing ahead of their scheduled launches this fall, though no new beta of iOS 8 was released. Developers as can now download OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, which is identified as build 14A329f, from the Mac App Store. Separately, Apple's developer tools have also been given an update, with Xcode 6 beta 6 available to test. Their release comes two weeks after the fifth...
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