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Apple explains why kernel is unencrypted in iOS 10

Earlier today, we reported that for the first time on iOS, the kernel is unencrypted in the first developer beta of iOS 10. At the time, we weren’t sure if this was done purposefully, or if it was a human error and that it would be corrected in the forthcoming betas of iOS 10. Now, we’ve learned that Apple has done this on purpose, (via TechCrunch). An…

Unencrypted kernel in iOS 10 — What does this mean?

MIT Technology Review security experts have noted that the kernel found in the first developer beta of iOS 10 is unencrypted, which allows anyone to examine the code. All previous versions of iOS have had an encrypted kernel. The heart of an operating system is a component known as the kernel, which controls how programs can use a device’s hardware and…

Apple adds an additional 40+ banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been growing at an exponential growth and it’s all thanks to banks hopping on board and supporting the mobile payment service. Today, an additional 40 U.S. banks and credit unions are joining the Apple Pay bandwagon. Here’s a list of the newly added banks: Acadia Federal Credit Bank7 Catholic Vantage Financial F ederal Credit…

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.6 beta 3 to developers

Along with other minor betas going out today, Apple has seeded its third beta of OS X 10.11.6 to developers. This relatively minor update to OS X El Capitan focuses on stability and bug fixes. No visual changes are in this version compared to the latest stable release. While there may be nothing new on the outside, this update still will be good for…

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 3 to developers

Alongside iOS 9.3.3 beta 3, today Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 3 to developers. And just like iOS 9.3.3, we expect this to be a fairly minor release with under the hood changes. TvOS 9.2.1 did not bring any new notable features to the table. However, we’ll keep digging to see if there’s more changes and update this post as we find out. If you spot…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3.3 beta 3 to developers

It’s been two weeks since Apple released iOS 9.3.3 beta 2 to developers. Apple today has seeded its third iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. This update is currently not available to public beta testers. We’ve only seen a few x.x.x beta releases, so we assume this is a big enough…

Apple SIM now available in more than 140+ countries thanks to GigSky

GigSky today has expanded its network to over 140 countries around the world and is doing so by making use of the Apple SIM now embedded into recent iPad models. This allows customers to purchase international on-device without switching out their typical SIM or getting a local SIM when traveling. The company offers an assortment of short-term plans…

Annual Apple Camp enrollment now open to kids ages 8-12

If you’re looking for something that’ll entertain your kids this summer, Apple’s annual Camp may be up your alley if your kids are between the ages of 8-12. With the camp, you’ll give your kids the chance to learn some pretty cool tech skills that may be useful down the road. Things such as coding, movie-making, and storytelling. Campers can work with…

Old MacBook Pro without Retina display may be going away

Four years after the debut of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple may finally be killing the original non-Retina MacBook Pro. For reference, this specific model has not been updated ever since the conception of the model with a Retina display (AppleInsider via TechnoBuffalo). As it stands right now, Apple is clearing the MacBook Pro from its…