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Apple Releases iOS 8.1.1 and OS X 10.10.1 Betas


Yosemite
Apple has released the first significant update to OS X 10.10 Yosemite to registered members of the Developer program, in the form of OS X 10.10.1 beta. Developers can download the beta through the Mac App Store Software Update facility now, although it’s not yet clear what sort of bug fixes and issues have been addressed in this update. Given that Yosemite has a number of flaws with Wi-Fi, user interface, Mail, and folder organisation, users will be doubtlessly be very happy.
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Apple Releases iOS 8.1


iOS 8
Apple has today released the first major update for iOS 8 in the form of iOS 8.1, a significant patch that offers a number of bug fixes as well as new features. The update itself is available as an over the air update through the software update mechanism on compatible devices running iOS 8. The most significant new feature is that owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will now be able to use Apple Pay in compatible retail stores.

In addition, and applicable for users of other devices, is the return of the Camera Roll, as well as support for SMS relay that allows users to send text messages using their Mac with a connected iPhone. There is also an Instant Hotspot feature that allows a Mac to access the Personal Hotspot of a nearby iPhone device.
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New Retina Display iMac Models To Be Announced On October 16


iMac 2014
A new report is suggesting that Apple will be holding its next media event on Thursday, October 16, where the company will be introducing a brand new line of the iMac, incorporating a Retina Display (via Re/code). The report also suggests that the company will also use this opportunity to introduce the next generation of iPad devices, including updates to the Retina Display iPad mini and the second generation iPad Air. The company is further expected to release the next generation operating system for the Mac, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, to the public, following a lengthy period of Developer and public beta testing.
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iOS 8 Will Be Released Today


iOS 8
As announced at the Apple Keynote Presentation last week, the next generation operating system for the Apple iPhone and iPad, iOS 8, will be released to everyone today. The new OS, which will be made available free of charge, was released as a Gold Master for Developer testing last week, and comes just two days before the first deliveries of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus start to arrive on customer doorsteps. iOS 8 represents a big leap forward for Apple with one major new feature, Continuity, being touted as the ultimate way to connect together iOS devices and Mac OS X.

In addition, iOS also bring AirDrop to iOS devices, as well as Handoff, a new feature which allows users to seamlessly switch between devices when working on tasks. The extends to the ability to send and receive SMS messages from Mac and iPad, using iPhone Handoff functionality. Users will also be able to take advantage of iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like service which brings full cloud storage features to iCloud users.
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Apple Live Event September 2014


iPhone 6 and 6 plus
Apple today held an event to introduce new devices, including the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The company has today introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices come in two screen sizes 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally.  The new devices come with Retina Display HD, an improved display that offers a wider viewing angle.  The devices themselves, as well as having a brand new design, are also the thinnest iPhones that Apple has ever made, with 6.9mm for the 4.7 inch version and 7.1 mm in the iPhone 6 Plus.  Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus can display apps in landscape mode, as currently found in the iPad, and both devices are powered by a brand new A8 64-bit processor.
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First Amazing Images Of Fully Functional iPhone 6 Appear


iPhone 6
A new report is showing what appear to the be the first legitimate images of an activated and usable iPhone 6. The images were published by a Weibo user and shown on Chinese website cnBeta. The pictures show a white and silver iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen. Notably, the report shows that the device is running iOS 8.0 (build number 12A365) and that it has an extra row of icons, seven, as compared to the six of the iPhone 5 and 5S.

While the device itself looks to have a 4.7 inch screen, interestingly the Passbook icon is also shown to be different in the new OS, with the inclusion of a picture of a credit card, which could indicate incorporation of a new mobile payment system that has been long rumored to be making an appearance in each new iPhone.
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Mailbox For Mac Now Available For Download In Beta


MailBox Mac

The makers of the popular email app for iOS device, Mailbox, have today released the first public beta for the Mac version of the app for download. While the download package is available to everyone, the beta itself requires a beta coin in order to be able to use. Users who have not already requested a beta coin can do so through the app download page.

The Mac app obviously takes strong design and functionality influences from the iOS version of the app, with an aim for users to reach ‘Inbox Zero’. This can be accomplished by either dealing with, archiving, deleting or snoozing an email. Since the app itself is owned by Dropbox, there is tight Dropbox integration, with draft versions of emails synced via Dropbox itself.
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Here Is The Apple Logo From The Back Of The iPhone 6


iPhone 6 logo
A new report has published high quality images of a significant number of components that are destined to be included in the iPhone 6, giving enthusiastic users even more details about the upcoming device. French site nowhereelse.fr has published images of the new camera, the Home button container, the Lightning connector, internal connecting cables, and significantly, the Apple logo that will be embedded in the back of the device. The final component is interesting as the Apple logo has historically been part of the rear casing.
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The iPhone 6 Will Be Unveiled On September 9


iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will be unveiled by Apple at a large media event which will be held on September 9, according to a new report from Re/code. The company will apparently be issuing media invites for an event that will take place to introduce iPhone 6 devices with both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens, as well as the new A8 processor.
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Apple Releases New Betas Of iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite


Mac iPhone iPad
Apple has today released the next beta versions of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite for Developer testing. The company has issued the updates to registered members of the Apple Developer Program, and represent the fifth beta of each of next generation operating systems that are scheduled for public release in the Fall.

For iOS 8, the release comes in at around 270MB and is available as an over the air update for compatible iOS devices running an earlier iOS 8 beta. The new version of the software brings a number of changes to the user interface, as well as under the hood changes and extra functionality for apps like the Health app and the Photos app.
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