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New Apple Guide Reveals iOS Security Features Found on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Today Apple published a detailed PDF security guide for iOS. The guide outlines the security architecture, encryption, and data protection features found on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. While the published document was released quietly, this guide may suggest that Apple is looking to be more open with technical details […]

WIND Mobile Wants to Provide Wireless Coverage Underground on Vancouver’s Canada Line But They Have to Get Through Telus First

Ever since the launch of mobile companies such as WIND mobile and Mobilicity, the biggest challenge has been competing against Canada’s Big Three wireless brands Rogers, Telus, and Bell. While these new, smaller carriers provide competitive offers, their service coverage areas are plagued with blackouts and dead zones. In Vancouver, WIND mobile and Mobilicity struggle […]

ETSI Chooses Apple’s Design for New, Smaller nano-SIM

As reported today by The Verge, the European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI) announced that it has adopted a standardized design for next-generation SIM cards. In this instance, next-generation SIM cards will be “nano-SIM” cards that are approximately 40 percent smaller than the current micro-SIM card found in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The driver behind approving […]

Google to Reveal ‘Next Dimension’ of Google Maps on June 6

With rumors of Apple dropping Google in favor of its own mapping application in iOS 6, Google has sent out a notification that it will be holding an event on June 6 to show off “The Next Dimension of Google Maps”. Google’s map event is being hosted five days before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) […]

Apple Sends Out Email Reminder That MobileMe Ends On June 30

This morning, iCloud and existing MobileMe members received an email notification from Apple that reminds users that MobileMe is ending on June 30, 2012. The notification indicates that there is “30 days left” and that users should download their photos and files before then. MobileMe ends June 30. Remember to download your Gallery photos, iDisk […]

Does A New Job Listing Hint At Apple Replacing Its iDevice Dock Connector?

A new job listing at Apple is looking for a “Connector Design Engineer”. The listing suggests that the company may be looking to redesign the dock connector found on iDevices. The job listing indicates that the candidate will be “responsible for managing multiple connector designs and developments in support of the iPod product lines.” The […]

Apple Retail Stores Busy With ‘Secret’ Activities Next Week Before WWDC

According to reports, some Apple Retail Store employees may be working late during the days leading up to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week. The report comes from an Apple Store in Texas where Back-of-House (Apple inventory staff) employees and Specialists (Apple sales staff) have reportedly been asked to work late starting June 5. The employees […]

D10: Aaron Sorkin Has Not Decided Who Will Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

Aside from Apple CEO Tim Cook being featured at D10, Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, also had an interview. Sorkin is the one who has signed on to write the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and made by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Speaking with Walt Mossberg, Sorkin […]

Apple May Have Acquired Italian Music Editing Startup Redmatica

Today, scattered reports indicate that Apple may have acquired Redmatica, a small Italian startup company that specializes in digital music-editing applications. The report was first issued by Italian blog Fanpage. The blog also managed to find a document from the Italian communications regulator to prove the recent acquisition. The company’s software is Mac-based and includes […]

Apple To Show Its Television OS At WWDC?

In a new, but unconfirmed, report BGR claims that Apple will demonstrate the operating system (OS) for its upcoming/rumored television. The report, as you guessed, is from “trusted sources”. The demonstration will be held at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month. Instead of releasing the actual television product, the OS will be demoed to […]

Absinthe 2.0.4 Download Now Available With Support For Updated iPad 2 (2,4)

Last week, Apple pushed out an updated build, 9B208, of iOS 5.1.1 for the GSM iPhone 4. The new iOS 5.1.1 build could not be jailbroken with existing tools, so a new version of Absinthe, 2.0.2, was released. Continuing the support for other iOS devices and builds, today Absinthe has been update to version 2.0.4 […]