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A bug in the final release version of iOS 8 prompted Apple to remove HealthKit-enabled apps from the App Store, but the problem has been fixed in a new update and HealthKit is once again free to roam Apple's virtual shelves. The first app out of the gate with HealthKit support is FitPort. FitPort functions as an overall health dashboard, collecting information from Apple's built-in health app to give users a broad overview of their health. FitPort tracks steps,...
Apple has flaunted iOS's software keyboard since the original iPhone, but the now-familiar input device saw scarce upgrades until iOS 8 added a new QuickType predictive suggestion bar. AppleInsider takes a look at how users can make the most of the new -- and some old --?features. Apple actually introduced two keyboard-related tentpole features in iOS 8: third-party keyboard support and QuickType predictive text. Third-party keyboards function in much the same manner...
With high hopes for the newly released iPhone 6, BMO Capital Markets has increased its price target for Apple stock to $110 with a recommendation that investors buy in ahead of a big 2015. Analyst Keith Bachman has maintained his "outperform" rating for shares of AAPL, and in a research note issued this week provided to AppleInsider, he also increased his projected iPhone sales to 189 million units in fiscal 2015. For the upcoming holiday quarter, he believes Apple...
Apple on Friday sought to calm OS X users who feared their computers may be at risk from a widespread vulnerability in popular UNIX command interpreter bash -- which is included in Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system -- saying that most consumers are not at risk, while advanced users will receive a patch in the coming days. "The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to...
Following Apple's record-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last week that resulted in stock-outs at many worldwide Apple Stores, the company will open sales of its latest handsets to an additional 22 countries on Friday. Continuing the iPhone 6 rollout, Apple Stores and retail outlets in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain,...
According to a new report, the quality assurance manager in charge of Apple's buggy iOS 8.0.1 update was also leading a team accountable for the much maligned Maps app launched with iOS 6 two years ago. Citing sources familiar with Apple's corporate structure, Bloomberg on Thursday reported the same Apple manager was in charge of quality assurance teams responsible for the two high-profile missteps. According to the publication, the manager leads a worldwide team of...
One day following the botched iOS 8.0.1 update release, Apple on Thursday issued iOS 8.0.2, essentially a fix for the prior fix targeting issues with the HealthKit framework for connected wellness apps and devices. On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8.0.1 to address problems with the iOS 8 rollout last week, but the software came with a bug that disabled cellular connectivity and Touch ID drivers for many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. Less than an hour after launch, Apple...
Shortly after releasing a statement regarding iPhone 6 Plus bending issues, Apple on Thursday invited journalists to take a tour of its normally off-limits "torture test" building, where the latest models are exposed to a battery of durability assessments. Source: The Verge Apple reiterated that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been thoroughly vetted in a trial by fire process, with some 15,000 devices going through testing before the designs passed muster, reports The...
FBI Director James Comey on Thursday responded to the latest attempts from Apple and Google to lock down their respective mobile operating systems, saying he is "very concerned" that the new systems limit or prohibit deemed lawful government access. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Comey revealed that he has discussed the matter with representatives from both Apple and Google, noting that while personal privacy is important, access to sensitive information may...
A report on Thursday cites inside sources as saying Apple is preparing to launch a new Mac mini in the near future, possibly as soon as October to coincide with the usual iPad refresh cycle. Apple's headless Mac mini desktop has been left untouched for nearly two years, but the company may be priming a refresh that could debut next month, reports MacRumors. While fans of the pint-sized desktop have been waiting for a long overdue refresh, Apple has pushed out numerous...
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