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How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but...

02 Oct 2015

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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...p-malware-away'title="How to turn off system integrity protection on OS X (but don't)"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2015/09/os-x-el-capitan-macbook-pro-privacy-hero.jpg?itok=zdcAsyne' /></a></p> <p class="intro">El Capitan makes it harder than ever for malware to be a problem on the Mac thanks to System Integrity Protection.</p> <p>System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a new way of managing access to essential system files in <a href="http://www.imore.com/os-x-el-capitan">OS X El Capitan</a>, but it's kicking some older software to the curb. So why is Apple implementing it?</p> <!--break--> <p>Malware is a really serious problem not just on Windows but the Mac too—it seems like almost every week, we get a new report of some sort of malware or adware that's attacking Apple users. Most of these outbreaks are contained quickly, fortunately, and mitigated by the built-in anti-malware and technologies like Gatekeeper.</p> <p>Apple can always do better, and in El Capitan, they have. To help bolster the Mac's security against malware infections, Apple's come up with System Integrity Protection</p> <p>Before El Capitan, people could easily modify, or allow to be modified, core system files used by OS X by entering their administrator password. It's how, for example, we grant software installers "root" access to setup apps.</p> <p>That's why, El Capitan has gone "rootless". System Integrity Protection makes sure the vital system files are safe from modification. This is a <em>good</em> thing: It should reduce the likelihood that you can accidentally infect yourself with malware, or that someone can gain access to your Mac or your files by escalating privilege exploits remotely.</p> <p>If you use system-modifying utilities and system extensions that made essential changes to the way OS X works, however, you may notice that they no longer function or need to be updated.</p> <p>SIP created problems for some developers during El Capitan's public beta development period over the summer. In many cases those problems have either been straightened out or are getting straightened out now. So <em>check with the makers of the apps you use</em> to see if they have updates.</p> <p>And of course stay tuned to iMore, because we'll report on key updates as they become available.</p> <p>Of course, you <em>do</em> have ultimate control over what happens on your Mac, so you can deactivate System Integrity Protection if you want to. I strongly advise <em>against</em> doing this, but I completely understand that you may be dependent on software that <em>has</em> to work regardless. I'll just reiterate one last time that SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason: To protect you and to protect your Mac. Apple takes your privacy <em>very</em> seriously.</p> <h2>How to turn off System Integrity Protection in El Capitan</h2> <ol><li>Click the <strong></strong> menu.</li> <li>Select <strong>Restart...</strong></li> <li>Hold down <strong>command-R</strong> to boot into the Recovery System.</li> <li>Click the <strong>Utilities</strong> menu and select <strong>Terminal.</strong></li> <li>Type <tt>csrutil disable</tt> and press <strong>return</strong>.</li> <li>Close the Terminal app.</li> <li>Click the <strong></strong> menu and select <strong>Restart...</strong>.</li> </ol><p>If you decide later you want to re-engage SIP (and I <em>earnestly</em> hope that you do), repeat these steps, changing <tt>csrutil disable</tt> to <tt>csrutil enable</tt> instead.</p> <p>Again, SIP has been instituted in El Capitan for a reason — to improve OS X security, and reduce the risk of anyone who isn't supposed to from getting to your data. But as in all things, your mileage may vary. Just be careful!</p> <p>[custum:elcapbox]</p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225340334/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a5cede3/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/8VXOC9FIHlk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Indian pricing for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus revealed ahe...

Today, 11:35 AM

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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The <a href="http://www.imore.com...hone-6s">iPhone6s</a> and <a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-6s-plus">6s Plus</a> will be making their debut in India on October 16, with both models priced higher than last year's offerings. According to leaked pricing information from retailers, the 16GB iPhone 6s will be available <a href="http://www.mysmartprice.com/mobile/apple-iphone-6s-msp7115">for ₹62,000</a> ($940).</p> <!--break--> <p>That's ₹8,500 ($130) more than the launch price of the iPhone 6 last year. Here's how much this year's models will cost in India:</p> <h3>iPhone 6s:</h3> <ul><li>16GB - ₹62,000 ($940)</li> <li>64GB - ₹72,000 ($1,093)</li> <li>128GB - ₹82,000 ($1,244)</li> </ul><h3>iPhone 6s Plus</h3> <ul><li>16GB - ₹72,000 ($1,093)</li> <li>64GB - ₹82,000 ($1,244)</li> <li>128GB - ₹92,000 ($1,396)</li> </ul><p>Given that this is the MRP (Maximum Retail Price), it is possible the selling price of the handsets will be slightly lower. With the launch just over a week away, we'll be on the lookout for official pricing details from Apple.</p> <p>Indian readers, what do you think of the pricing of the new iPhones?</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/sagarchawla8/status/651295220361859072">Twitter (Sagar Chawla)</a></p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225499633/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a71bee5/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/dda6_W9jZI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Maps transit directions expand to Boston and Sydney

Today, 12:31 AM

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Transit directions in Maps are now available for two new cities: Boston, MA and Sydney, Australia. Residents of or visitors to the two cities can now fire up Apple Maps to get directions around the city using buses and trains.

Transit directions were one of the big new features announced for Maps in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but the number of cities supported has been rather limited from the outset. In the U.S., Maps launched with transit directions in Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.. Other cities around the world include London, Berlin, Mexico City, Toronto, and more than 300 cities in China.

With today's additions, that list grows by two cities just weeks after the official launch of transit directions in Maps. We're sure to see transit directions expand to more locales as time wears on, but they're off to a decent start so far.

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Amazon Prime Now expands to cover more of London

Today, 10:31 AM

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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...er-more-london'title="Amazon Prime Now expands to cover more of London"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/article_images/2015/04/prime-now.jpg?itok=EQUTgf0D' /></a></p> <p>Good news for impulsive Amazon Prime shoppers in London today as the online retail giant has announced expanded coverage that increases the supported postcodes five-fold. Thanks to a new depot in Wimbledon, Prime customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton can get one-hour delivery slots while those in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon can get a still pretty speedy two-hour slot.</p> <!--break--> <p>Amazon Prime Now is available from 8 am to midnight, seven days a week, for those moments you just have to have something right now. Amazon will continue to expand Prime Now across further UK cities before the end of the year, but didn't elaborate on which those might be.</p> <p>As an added bonus to folks who might now be using it for the first time, enter code <em>PRIMENOW10</em> at checkout for £10 off your first order of £30 or greater. You'll find the link to the Amazon Prime Now iPhone application and the full press release below.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id947644950?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" class="cta large" rel="nofollow">Download Amazon Prime Now for iPhone</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prime/pipeline/landing?ie=UTF8&amp;ref_=nav_logo_prime_join&amp;tag=androcentr-21&amp;m1k=d_im" title="" class="cta shop" rel="nofollow">Sign up for Amazon Prime for £79 a year (30-day free trial)</a></p> <div class="pressrelease"> <p><strong>Prime Now Expands in London: Number of Postcodes Eligible for One-Hour Delivery Increases Five-Fold</strong></p> <p><em>One-hour delivery now available to customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton</em></p> <p><em>Two-hour delivery windows available in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon</em></p> <p><strong>LONDON — 6th October 2015</strong>—Amazon today announced the rapid expansion of Prime Now delivery in London. Following the opening of a new Amazon delivery station in Wimbledon, the number of postcodes eligible for one-hour delivery has increased five-fold and the number of postcodes eligible for a two-hour delivery window has almost trebled since the first day of the service in June 2015.</p> <p>One-hour delivery via Prime Now is now available for Prime customers in Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton in London. In addition, Amazon Prime customers in Kingston, Sunbury and Croydon can now benefit from Prime Now for the first time through its two-hour delivery windows. Prime Now is available from 8 am to midnight, seven days a week. Amazon will continue to expand Prime Now across further UK cities before the end of the year.</p> <p>"Millions more Londoners can now enjoy ultra-fast delivery," said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk. "The service is proving very popular in the capital and we've seen high demand on everything from essentials like bottled water, coffee and nappies to the latest must-have popular items like games consoles, toys and sports equipment – all of which are available for delivery in less than 60 minutes."</p> <p>In August, one-hour delivery expanded into Birmingham, Amazon's second UK Prime Now city where customers now have access to more than 20,000 products including a new range of chilled and frozen items such as Chicago Town pizzas, Birds Eye fish fingers and Ben &amp; Jerry's ice-cream.</p> <p>Londoners can choose from thousands of everyday items such as toilet paper, batteries and toothpaste, to last minute party essentials such as beer, snacks and fizzy drinks as well as other popular items like games consoles, gadgets and gifts, delivered right to their door in an hour or less.</p> <p>The fastest London Prime Now delivery to date was a NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender which was ordered at 10:32am, shipped from Amazon's Bow delivery station and delivered at 10:44am to a postcode in Canary Wharf.</p> <p>All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request notification when the service is available in their area. Customers can also visit www.amazon.co.uk/primenow to discover eligible delivery postcodes. Prime Now customers can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week.</p> <p>Prime Now is made available through Amazon Logistics, Amazon's technology and logistics platform that empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers seven days a week. London Prime Now deliveries are made from Amazon buildings in Bow, East London and Wimbledon in South-West London.</p> <p>Amazon Prime is already an immensely popular service with millions of members in the UK. On a base of tens of millions, worldwide paid membership to Prime grew 53% last year. Prime members in the UK enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items, unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV shows through Prime Instant Video, access to one million songs to stream and download through Prime Music, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, and access to more than 1 million books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Customers can sign up for the Amazon Prime Free 30-day trial at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.</p> </div> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225524813/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a712233/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a712233/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/YPmFEHpSI8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Roku app for iPhone getting an overhaul alongside a new s...

Today, 09:53 AM

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Roku has pulled the wraps off its latest set-top box, the Roku 4, that brings 4K capabilities to your living room along with announcing an overhaul to its iPhone companion app.
The Roku 4 keeps most of what people love the most about it, namely the huge range of content, while adding some nifty features besides 4K, like a remote finder. Because who can ever keep track of a remote control, right?
A few of the interesting specs:
  • Quad-Core processor, up to 60 fps 4K streaming, HDCP 2.2 and Optical Audio Out
  • 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi for optimal wireless
  • Access to more streaming channels for 4K entertainment than any other streaming player with selections from Netflix, M-Go, Amazon Instant Video, ToonGoogles, Vudu and You Tube
  • Curated 4K Spotlight channel exclusive to Roku 4 offers instant access to 4K movies, TV shows and more
  • 4K UHD category within the Roku Channel Store to make finding streaming channels with 4K entertainment quick and easy
  • Remote control with voice search, headphone jack for private listening, and the new Remote Finder
The companion app for Android and iOS is also getting a makeover, as well as the latest Roku 7 OS being pushed out to existing devices:

"The redesigned Roku mobile app offers a major update to the existing free Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android devices, making it easier to access key features including Roku Search, Roku Feed, Remote Control and Play on Roku. Now, with just the tap of the screen, you can instantly access Voice Search, view and add to Roku Feed, launch Play on Roku to display photos and videos on the big screen and much more. Similar to the Roku Home Screen, the Roku Mobile App also displays notifications to make you aware of new updates in the Roku Feed. Additionally, "Pinch to zoom" capabilities lets you view every detail of your personal photos. If you have photos on your mobile device you can cast them and even create new screen savers that plays when Roku 4 is idle."

It doesn't say when the app update will be pushing out, but you'll find the download link below for when it does.
The Roku 4 will cost $129.99 and is available to pre-order now with a view to shipping later on October 21. Roku OS 7 will roll out to current-generation Roku players in the U.S., Canada and the UK, and Roku TVs in the US and Canada from sometime in October and is expected to be completed in November.
Download the Roku app for iPhone
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How to create folders and add apps to your iPhone 6s and...

28 Sep 2015

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Keep your Home screen clutter-free by creating folders.

Your iPhone and iPad Home screens can hold dozens and dozens of apps, but thanks to folders, that number leaps up to thousands. If your Home screen is getting a bit messy, consider folders to help you collect and organize apps of a similar type, color, style, or whatever specifics you dictate.

How create folders on your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to create a folder for until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode. (If you have an iPhone 6s and press too hard, you'll trigger 3D Touch; tap and hold lightly to enter Edit mode.)
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it on top of another app you want in the same folder.
  4. If you don't like the automatic name iOS creates for your folder, tap the name field and change it to anything you like, then tap Done.

  5. Tap outside the folder area to return to the Home screen.
  6. Drag any additional apps that you want in the folder onto the folder.
  7. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode and complete the new folder.
How to add apps to folders on iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold on the app you want to add to your folder until all apps begin to jiggle and you enter Edit mode.
  3. While continuing to hold your finger down on the app, drag it to the folder.
  4. Release your finger to drop it into the folder.

  5. Drag any additional apps that you want onto that folder.
  6. Click the Home button to exit Edit mode.
How to remove a folder from your iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to your Home screen and tap the folder in question.
  2. Touch and hold on an app in the folder to enter Edit mode.
  3. Drag all apps out of the folder, at which point it will disappear.

Questions? Comments?

Let us know below!

Rene Ritchie contributed to an earlier version of this article.





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The 2017 Porsche 911 plans to use Apple's CarPlay ove...

Today, 11:48 AM

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The 2017 Porsche 911 will officially support Apple's CarPlay system, but a new report claims that it won't be using the rival Android Auto, reportedly due to Google's data collecting requirements.
According to Motor Trend:

As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and mailed back to Mountain View, California. Stuff like vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs—basically Google wants a complete OBD2 dump whenever someone activates Android Auto. Not kosher, says Porsche. Obviously, this is "off the record," but Porsche feels info like that is the secret sauce that makes its cars special. Moreover, giving such data to a multi-billion dollar corporation that's actively building a car, well, that ain't good, either.

By contrast, Motor Trend claims that CarPlay will only send data about the car's movement back to Apple. We have some doubts over this, primarily because Android Auto is contained on your smartphone and projects itself to the compatible in-car system. Porsche is also owned by the *** (Volkswagen Audi Group), some of whose other brands have already committed to and started offering Android Auto. So whatever is going on is clearly not coming from the very top.
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New music on iTunes: Albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar...

02 Oct 2015

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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com...e-orders-games'title="New music on iTunes: Albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar Braxton, gospel music discounts, pre-order The Game's latest"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2015/10/new-music-10-1-iphone62-plus-hero.jpg?itok=OEgOnsfE' /></a></p> <p class="intro">Every Friday, the <a href="http://www.imore.com/itunes-store">iTunes Store</a> adds new music to its lineup. This week, we have new albums from Janet Jackson and Tamar Braxton, discounted gospel music, and you can pre-order The Game's new album.</p> <!--break--> <p>New music this week is lead by Janet Jackson with her new album, Unbreakable. You can also get Tamar Braxton's lastest album, Calling Al Lovers. Trivium has released Silence in the Snow, their seventh studio album. Avicci has released a new album with Stories. Finally, alternative group Wavves has released their fifth studio album, V.</p> <ul><li>Unbreakable - $12.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unbreakable/id1034128199?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Calling All Lovers - $10.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-all-lovers/id1037732393?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Every Open Eye - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-open-eye/id1018532737?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Stories - $11.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stories/id1033710675?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>V - $7.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id1013224525?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> </ul><p>For fans of Christian and gosepl music, iTunes is currently holding a sale on a number of albums in these categories. At $5.99 each, with artists like Matt Maher, Anthony Brown, and Francesca Battistelli all have albums up for grabs.</p> <ul rel="nofollow"><li>Saints and Sinners - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saints-and-sinners/id971414947?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im">Download Now</a></li> <li>Everyday Jesus - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everyday-jesus/id1009514994?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>If We're Honest - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-were-honest/id980113329?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> <li>Live Forever - $5.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-forever/id978466688?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Download Now</a></li> </ul><p>In pre-orders this week, we have some new albums, along with a major re-release. On November 6, Sam Smith will release a new Drowning Shadows edition of his 2014 debut In the Lonely Hour. You can also pre-order Documentary 2 by The Game, out October 9. Finally, you can order country group Old Dominion's full-length debut album, Meat and Candy, due out November 6.</p> <ul><li>In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) - $13.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-lonely-hour-drowning-shadows/id1044445960?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a> </li> <li>Documentary 2 - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/documentary-2/id1040340334?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a></li> <li>Meat and Candy - $9.99 - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/meat-and-candy/id1042414494?at=10l3Vy&amp;ct=d_im" title="" rel="nofollow">Pre-order now</a></li> </ul><p>Check back next week for more great music from the iTunes Store.</p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/241225361011/u/49/f/616881/c/33998/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4a5b9a15/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~4/64ouiIDQo0w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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New Apple Watch ads highlight Maps, Apple Pay, Messaging,...

Today, 01:56 AM

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Apple has debuted a new set of Apple Watch ads, showing off various ways the wearable can be used over the course of 6 videos. Each video in the set keeps things fairly short at just 15 seconds, highlighting the various little conveniences of the Apple Watch set to a plain background an upbeat music.

The first two ads, "Sing" and "Beat," showcase the Apple Watch's audio message and heart rate tracking features, respectively, while "Cycle" and "Ride" focus on its fitness and navigation prowess. Lastly, we have "Date" and "Sprinkle," which have the messaging and Apple Pay features featuring prominently.

Overall, each ad is a fun little peek into what the Apple Watch can do, and the ads are worth a look if you have a spare couple of minutes, so be sure to check them out in the embed below.


Source: Apple (YouTube)





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Apple comments on YiSpecter malware

Yesterday, 08:21 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News


Apple has provided the following statement to iMore in regards to the YiSpecter malware, which made headlines earlier today despite its incredibly minimal risk to any prudent iPhone or iPad owner.

"This issue only impacts users on older versions of iOS who have also downloaded malware from untrusted sources," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "We addressed this specific issue in iOS 8.4 and we have also blocked the identified apps that distribute this malware. We encourage customers to stay current with the latest version of iOS for the latest security updates. We also encourage them to only download from trusted sources like the App Store and pay attention to any warnings as they download apps."

We'll do a full explainer, but it's about what anyone would expect: You'd have to be so desperate for a sketchy "video player" or other untrusted app download, that you not only ignore the protections built into iOS, but actively go out of your way to circumvent them.

Update to iOS 9, which greatly strengthens to the Enterprise certificate trust system, and don't download untrusted apps from illegitimate sources in China, and you'll be just fine.

Once again, the bigger threat was the irresponsible headlines trying to get attention through scaring people.





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