Apple accidentally ‘confirms’ iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

by Kenny Hemphill on 15 October 2014 in News

A rare slip-up in Cupertino has all but confirmed that the iPad Air and iPad mini are due for an update tomorrow. The mistake, first reported by 9to5Mac appeared in screenshots for the iOS 8.1 user guide which appeared briefly in the iBooks section of the App Store today. ‘The screenshots confirm that both new [...]

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Dropbox denies security breach after passwords posted online

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 October 2014 in News

Dropbox has said that its security systems were not compromised prior to the publication of the login details of hundreds of user accounts on Pastebin. The hackers responsible for the Pastebin post claimed that it was a small sample of seven million usernames and passwords stolen directly from Dropbox’s servers. They requested ‘donations’ in Bitcoins [...]

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Retina MacBook Air fails to make the cut for Thursday’s Apple event

by Kenny Hemphill on 13 October 2014 in News

Hopes that Apple would launch the long-rumoured 12in Retina MacBook Air on Thursday appear to have been dashed following a report on Re/code today. ‘Apple may well have a new MacBook Air with Retina Display in the pipeline, but it’s not going to unveil it this week. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell me that [...]

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Carl Icahn claims Apple valued at only half its true worth

by Kenny Hemphill on 9 October 2014 in News

If Tim Cook thought that the commencement of an increased share buyback earlier this year would be enough to keep Carl Icahn off his back for a while, his mailbag this morning told a different story. In a letter to Apple’s CEO, Icahn claims that the company is ‘dramatically undervalued in today’s market’ and that [...]

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Apple issues invitations for October 16 special event

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 October 2014 in News

Apple has sent out invitations to a special event to be held next Thursday, October 16, at the Town Hall venue on its Cupertino campus. The event is expected to be the scene for the launch of the second generation iPad Air and the third generation iPad mini. The new Air should get TouchID, as [...]

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Apple releases second beta of iOS 8.1 to developers

by Kenny Hemphill on 7 October 2014 in News

Apple has made a second beta of iOS 8.1 available to developers, ahead of what is expected to be a full public release later this month. Among the bug fixes in the update, many users will be hoping that it fixes problems with wifi and Bluetooth on some devices. It’s also expected that iOS 8.1 [...]

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