or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by AppleInsider

Intel on Sunday released a batch of new Core i5 and Core i7 Haswell processors for high-end laptops like Apple's MacBook Pro, each boasting the usual speed bumps when compared to prior versions. Source: CPU World The new chip lineup includes three Core i5 and four Core i7 CPUs ranging in clock speed from 2.2GHz to 3.0GHz, reports CPU World. Apple usually launches spec-bumped MacBook Pros twice a year and the latest Intel processors are prime candidates for the next...
Apple on Monday posted an EFI update for its thin-and-light MacBook Air, addressing two wake from sleep issues including a rare problem that causes the computer's fans to spin at full speed unnecessarily. Apple's MacBook Air EFI firmware update 2.9 targets problems seen on mid-2011 models running OS X 10.9.2 and later. The release notes say EFI version 2.9 fixes an issue that causes some systems to take longer than expected to wake from sleep. Also addressed is a rare...
As Apple heads into the next stage of software testing for its upcoming mobile and desktop operating systems, the company announced a second wipe of the CloudKit database serving iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite betas will take place on July 22. As pointed out in the OS X Yosemite seed note issued on Monday, Apple will perform a scheduled wipe of CloudKit databases tomorrow. The first data dump came earlier in July, affecting both public and private iCloud data connected...
In a commercial released on Monday, Samsung goes after Apple's rumored larger-screened iPhone offerings expected to launch this fall, saying the Galaxy smartphone line has had the feature for two years. Source: Samsung via YouTube The ad is an obvious dig at Apple's reluctance to roll out big-screened "phablet" phones, instead opting for more manageable screen sizes with ratios both conducive the one-handed use and backwards compatibility with older apps. Two friends...
Alongside a host of bug fixes, the latest developer preview of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system brought a few small but noticeable visual tweaks to some of OS X's oldest components. Like iTunes -- which received a new user interface earlier Monday -- OS X's stalwart Calculator app has been updated to bring it into alignment with Yosemite's visual style. The display is now a darker translucent material, and the buttons have been flattened. Apple had...
Television fans can now binge on their favorite shows more efficiently as streaming movie behemoth Netflix has brought its popular "Post-Play" feature, which automatically plays the next episode of a television series after a short delay, to the Apple TV. A popular feature in the company's web client and iPad app, Post-Play has been sorely missed on Apple's set-top streamer and the change will be welcomed by heavy Netflix users. AppleInsider was first tipped to the...
Alongside new beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and numerous development tools, Apple on Monday released a preview of iTunes 12 sporting what the company calls an "elegant new design" and support for the Family Sharing feature introduced at WWDC. The new design echoes the flatter, more translucent cues of OS X Yosemite and features a number of more information-dense elements. The navigation bar, for instance, has been reorganized with individual buttons for Music,...
Consumers new to iOS -- as well as novice users or those who do not closely follow Apple updates -- have a new learning resource in Apple's new "Tips" app, added to iOS 8 in the mobile operating system's fourth beta. As its name implies, Tips provides with users short instructions on how to use hidden, or simply less well-known, features in iOS Apple says that new tips will be added every week. Topics covered in the first round of tips include "Quickly respond to a...
Apple on Monday provided registered developers with a new round of betas for its forthcoming desktop and mobile operating systems, releasing both OS X Yosemite Preview 4 and iOS 8 Beta 4 as over-the-wire updates. iOS 8 Beta 4 comes with a number of known issues that affect a wide variety of the operating system's components. iCloud backups may not restore properly to an iOS 8 device, for example, while FaceTime will not work in landscape orientation. Notably,...
Noted forensic scientist and iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski has uncovered a number of undocumented "backdoor" services in Apple's mobile operating system that he argues could be exploited by law enforcement agencies, the NSA, or other malicious actors to bypass encryption and siphon sensitive personal data from iOS devices. Zdziarski -- an early member of iOS jailbreaking teams and author of the O'Reilly title Hacking and Securing iOS Applications -- presented his...
New Posts  All Forums: