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iOS 11 public beta 5 — should you run it?

Every time Apple releases a new public beta of iOS 11 I get inundated by people wanting to know if it’s safe for them to try it on their iPhones and iPads. Well, there’s only one way to find out — and that’s to install it on my equipment. Read ...

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In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground

Apple, seen as a bastion of privacy and security, has boxed itself into a corner. Last year, the company pushed back on a court order that demanded it build custom software that would crack the encryption on a terrorist’s iPhone. Apple refused, arguing the precedent could be used again on ...

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It turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all

Video: Apple’s new iPad Pro takes baby steps towards the future One of the biggest complaints I’ve seen leveled against the iPad is that it was too expensive compared to other tablets, and that the high price was acting as a barrier to sales. Turns out that was true. See: ...

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iCloud security flaw put iPhone, Mac passwords at risk

(Image: file photo) A security flaw in iOS devices that went largely unreported after it was revealed to have been fixed had the potential to be one of the most damaging security vulnerabilities this year. The bug exploited a flaw in how Apple’s iCloud Keychain synchronizes sensitive data across devices, ...

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Here are some of the new emoji coming to iOS 11

To help celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple is showing off some of the new emoji that will launch alongside iOS 11. The July 17 ‘holiday’ was picked because that’s the date used in most iterations of the calendar emoji character. In celebration, Apple posted a handful of the new emoji ...

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