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[Review] Leaf for Twitter: Beautifully designed, strong potential

Leaf’s notification UI after sending a message. One of my favorite iOS designers has always been Surenix. In the past, he’s created Power for Apple Watch, and two jailbreak themes (Ayecon and Ayeris). Now, he’s teamed up with developer iPlop on a gorgeous new Twitter app for the iOS App Store, Leaf. The best way for me to review Leaf is to compare…

Sketchy report says 2017 iPhone to be called iPhone 8

Apple’s naming history would indicate that the 2017 iPhone will be dubbed iPhone 7s, considering this years iPhone was named iPhone 7, after all. Though all rumors point to a radical change for the 2017 model. For this reason, it would make sense for Apple to change its naming convention. Possible names range from iPhone 8, iPhone X (10th generation),…

Report: Apple is increasing iPhone 7 component orders for Q4 2016

Digitimes reports that Apple is looking to increase its component orders for its iPhone 7 as it makes its way into Q4 2016. This implies that Apple expects high demand for the new iPhone as it is already struggling to keep up with demand, especially for the Jet Black model. The report says orders for the touch panels for the phone screen are up 20-30%…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12.1 Sierra beta 2 to developers

Today Apple has seeded its second beta of macOS 10.12.1 to developers. We’re unsure what’s new in the beta but we’ll keep you updated if we find more information. The update is currently available for only developers.  It’s not recommended to install this beta unless you’re an actual developer as there’s no reverting back without data loss. Those…

Apple Music execs talk exclusives, relationships with artists, and more

It’s been a year and a few months since Apple launched Apple Music to the world, and while it wasn’t a perfect year, there were some key moments thus far. Now, BuzzFeed News sat down with Apple execs Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, and Bozoma Saint John to talk about their experiences within the first year. It starts off with Iovine talking about the goal for…

Apple set date for Q4 2016 Earnings Results announcement

Earlier today, Apple gave its investor relations page an update. The update indicated its plans to announce its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, or the third calendar quarter. The announcement is slated to take place on Thursday, October 27th. Many are already excited for the earnings report, especially since it will give a short look at how the public…

KGI: Strong iPhone 7 Plus numbers, new color options isn’t enough

Well known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now noted that iPhone7 Plus shipments are doing better than expected, though iPhone 7 shipments are much lower than the iPhone 6s. Kuo says that one of the reasons behind the better numbers is due to the Galaxy Note 7’s battery recall. Samsung’s recall may have pushed some users to look elsewhere for a…

Apple acknowledges iOS 10 iTunes backup are less secure than previously

iOS forensics company Elcomsoft has revealed that iOS backups via iTunes are much easer to crack with iOS 10 than with previous versions of iOS. The security hole seems to be due to a new password verification method in iOS 10. Apparently, in iOS 10, the OS “skips certain security checks” that were present on previous versions of iOS, which would allow…