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Apple ‘actively investigating’ iCloud celebrity photo hack

by Kenny Hemphill on 1 September 2014 in News

Apple has said that it is ‘actively investigating’ the theft of photos from iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Company spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris told Re/code today ‘We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.’ Photographs belonging to around 100 celebrities are reported to have been stolen. A list of the names of [...]

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Apple may finally be ready to adopt NFC with next iPhone

by Kenny Hemphill on 28 August 2014 in News

Apple has, until now at least, steadfastly avoided putting NFC (near field communications) chips in its mobile devices, despite its apparent popularity with Android manufacturers. NFC has been at the ‘early adopter’ stage for a few years and Apple’s reluctance to join the party was thought to be down to a combination of NFC’s drain [...]

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Apple to announce wearable computing device next month

by Kenny Hemphill on 27 August 2014 in News

Apple’s regular September launch event is drawing ever nearer and with it, we assume, the start of what both Eddy Cue and Tim Cook have been hyping all year, the announcements of what Cue called ‘the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.’ Apple normally reserves the September event for [...]

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Instagram makes ‘time-lapse’ movies a snap with iOS app

by Kenny Hemphill on 26 August 2014 in News

Instagram, the photo-sharing network known for its low-fi photo filters has launched an iOS app which allows you to easily create videos which look like time-lapse movies. Called Hyperlapse, it allows you to record up to 45 minutes of video and these can be speeded up by a factor of twelve, allowing you to render [...]

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Google releases Slides app for iOS and updates Docs and Sheets

by Kenny Hemphill on 25 August 2014 in News

Google has made its mobile presentation creation app, Sheets available for iOS. Slides allows users to create and edit presentations on an iPhone or iPad and collaborate with colleagues on different devices.

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Apple patent describes how iPhone could locate a parked car

by Kenny Hemphill on 21 August 2014 in News

A patent application filed by Apple and published today by the USPTO describes how an iPhone device could be used to locate a parked car. The patent describes how the iPhone would be used in conjunction with a compatible car and connected to it. Apple’s CarPlay allows an iPhone to be connected to a car [...]

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