Apple fails to get lawsuit dismissed that iPhone 4 users were forced to download a buggy OS update

Apple fails to get lawsuit dismissed that iPhone 4 users were forced to download a buggy OS update

Apple has failed to get a putative class action claiming iPhone 4 users were duped into downloading a software update that made their devices buggy and unusable dismissed. A  New York federal judge on Wednesday found that consumers adequately alleged the iOS 9 operating system was misrepresented, reports Law360.

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How to set up two-factor authentication (and how it’s different from two-step verification)

How to set up two-factor authentication (and how it’s different from two-step verification)

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. It’s a useful feature — and one that’s necessary if you plan to use your Apple Watch to automatically unlock your Mac.

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AWT News Update: August 19, 2016

AWT News Update: August 19, 2016

Happy Friday! Contrary to most Fridays, which we commonly refer to as "Slow News Fridays™", there was actually quite a bit of news out there in the world of Apple today.

  • iOS 9's adoption rate hits 87% in the days leading up to the anticipated release of iOS 10
  • And speaking of which, iOS 10 developer beta 7 and public beta 6 went live today
  • The 50th anniversary of the International Photography Hall of Fame brings the induction of Steve Jobs - we tell you what his contributions were to the art photography
  • Apple's taking donations for the Red Cross to help relief efforts for the flooding in Louisiana
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Deal of the Day: iOS 9/Swift 2 Course Bundle for just $15

Deal of the Day: iOS 9/Swift 2 Course Bundle for just $15

iOS 9 is the most advanced mobile operating system on the planet, while Swift 2 is quickly becoming the programming language of choice for developers. What if you could get 55 hours of training in both from the #1 instructor for online education marketplace Udemy for just $15? You can with today's deal - the iOS 9 and Swift 2 Course Bundle

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Apple knows about iOS 9 web link issue, has a fix coming soon

Apple knows about iOS 9 web link issue, has a fix coming soon

During the "day of tech hell" I experienced yesterday (AWT host issues, power outage, broadband outage to start with...) I also discovered that my iPad Pro had fallen prey to to dreaded iOS 9 web link issue. This issue causes crashes or hanging of apps when a web link is tapped, and it just showed up for me yesterday, turning an already frustrating day into a completely aggravating one. Well, Apple has confirmed that there's an issue and that a fix will arrive soon.

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AWT News Update: March 14, 2016

AWT News Update: March 14, 2016

Taxes, Android, Microsoft and Apple's geographic business units gain our attention today on a slightly longer than usual edition of the AWT News Update:

  • Apple and three other multinationals get skewered at a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday
  • iOS 9 is now installed on 79% of all iOS devices, so we take a look at how various flavors of Android are faring in terms of adoption
  • Microsoft today added features to Outlook for iOS that make the Apple Mail and Calendar apps look even more weak and low
  • Stats show that the Americas add the most to Apple's bottom line
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AWT News Update: January 27, 2016

AWT News Update: January 27, 2016

Moves, updates, upgrades, and statistics. That's what we have for you on the Apple World Today News Update today!

  • A long-time Apple PR/Communications staffer may be moving to Twitter
  • Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get collaborative commenting as part of today's update
  • Intel releases specs and pricing on its new Skylake-based mobile CPUs, fueling speculation of an upgrade of the 15-inch MacBook Pro soon
  • Over 3/4 of all iOS devices are now running iOS 9
  • There's a lot of room for future sales of larger iPhones
  • Why the tablet market is shrinking
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VLC now available for 4th-generation AppleTV, adds new iOS and watchOS 2 features

VLC now available for 4th-generation AppleTV, adds new iOS and watchOS 2 features

VLC is a popular cross-platform media player that can play just about any video or audio file format on your iOS device. Now the folks at the non-profit VideoLAN have added an all-new version for the 4th-generation Apple TV, rewritten their watchOS 2 extension app from the ground up, and added new features to the iOS app. 

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