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China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 24th, 2014 Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front. China hopes to launch a home-grown operating system by October to wean the country from foreign-made OSes like Windows, the government-run Xinhua news agency said Sunday. The operating system, which Xinhua did not name, will …

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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it’s cracked up to be

By Marco Tabini, Macworld.com | August 22nd, 2014 Is Apple’s iMessage the new favorite tool of spammers worldwide? A widely-quoted recent article written by Wired’s Robert McMillan suggests it is, even going so far as to claim that iMessage “is being taken over by spammers.” Largely based on an interview with security analyst Tom Landesman, …

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What Apple’s new content delivery network means for net neutrality, and for you

By Glenn Fleishman, Macworld.com | August 19th, 2014 In late July, Apple reportedly brought online its own content distribution network (CDN), a way of pushing data files closer to end-users. A CDN can reduce the number of hops and the amount of intermediate bandwidth required to speed files and data–like an iOS update, a streaming …

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Apple “inadvertently admitted” to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

By John Cox, Network World | July 22nd, 2014 Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and ex-hacker. Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, …

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Apple Gets Serious About Social, Adds Familiar Functions to iMessage

By Matt Kapko, CIO | July 17th, 2014 Apple’s most popular app will be getting its biggest overhaul to date when the company releases iOS 8 in the fall. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Apple has been flattering competitors for years. The company has famously copied, redesigned and reimagined many more products …

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Apple fires back at China state media allegations of location tracking

By Dan Moren, Macworld.com | July 14th, 2014 Apple’s certainly no stranger to accusations of location tracking, but the latest allegations come from what may be a surprising source: China’s state-sponsored media. As reported by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, China Central Television called the iPhone a “national security concern,” suggesting that it …

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Apple quickly counters China claim of iPhone spying

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 12th, 2014 Fast response shows how important the market is to the U.S. company. Apple on Saturday denied claims by China’s state-run television that its iPhones track owners’ locations. The 600-word message was linked from Apple China’s home page. iOS 7’s Frequent Locations stores all its data on the …

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Google denies report of Gmail security risk on Apple iOS

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 11th, 2014 Google has denied a security vendor report that users of Gmail on Apple iOS could have data intercepted because of a missing security component in the popular app. Lacoon Mobile Security, which is based in the U.S. and Israel, reported that Gmail lacks certificate “pinning,” a process …

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