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Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 to the public

UPDATE: Via The New York Times, today’s iOS update patches three security vulnerabilities found and used by NSO Group to read text messages and emails and track calls and contracts. Many have thought that iOS 9.3.4 was going to be the final version of iOS 9 before iOS 10 dropped. Well, Apple has now issued iOS 9.3.5 to the public. The update…

Apple working on video-sharing social media application for 2017

Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a Snapchat and Instagram competitor targeted at younger users. The motivation behind the movie is because social apps have a high level of engagement on the iPhone. The goal behind the project’s development is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to the generation of users growing up with…

Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3

Apple today has stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, which kills the user’s ability to upgrade or downgrade to anything that isn’t iOS 9.3.4. For most people, closing the window is insignificant. However, those who are looking to jailbreak their devices, this is bad news as any device on iOS 9.3.4 is now stuck and can no longer downgrade to iOS…

Apple suggests 5 new emoji to be added, includes astronaut and artist

Update: Unicode has responded to Apple’s request, and they will be adding the new emoji in Emoji 4.0. With the recent emoji refresh in iOS 10, Apple is now asking the Unicode Consortium to add another five emojis to the existing catalog. Apple’s Peter Edberg, a software engineer at the company for 28 years, has reached out to the Unicode Technical…

Apple execs go in-depth on machine learning, Siri improvements, and palm rejection with Apple Pencil

Apple is known to lack in its ability to detect your device lifestyle and Siri in its current state clearly shows that. However, in iOS 10, Apple is moving forward with machine learning, differential privacy, and an improved Siri. Today, Steven Levy at Backchannel got the chance to interview a few Apple execs that took a behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s…

Pinterest acquires Instapaper

Pinterest recently purchased Instapaper, a popular read-it-later service that has already gained traction with the public. According to Pinterest, they intend to maintain the app and make it available for its users. Prior to buying the service, Instapaper used to belong to Betaworks, the same firm behind Digg; who purchased it from Marco Arment, the…

Apple reportedly acquires new health data startup

Recently, there are reports circulating the internet that claim Apple has purchased Gliimpse, a health data startup company known for collecting and combining dissimilar bits of personal health information. The report comes from Fast Company, who claims that the acquisition happened earlier in the year. Despite this, Gliimpse still has not confirmed the…