Thursday’s Aerial View of Apple Campus 2

6:37 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · News

Aerial View of Apple Campus 2

Ron Cervi of KCBS posted two more aerial views of Apple Campus 2—the Spaceship HQ—on Thursday, giving us another bird's eye view of the building taking shape. Five of what appear to be ten major sections of the buildings have risen from the Cupertino soil, including one of the sections that will have glass walls for the exterior.

Apple Music Adds Beats 1 Schedule in iTunes 12.2.2

5:13 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · News

iTunes 12.2.2 Screenshot

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 on Thursday. Like iOS 8.4.1, this update focuses almost exclusively on Apple Music, and the top new feature is the ability to view a schedule in Beats 1 radio, as shown in the screenshot in the full story.

iOS 8.4.1 Released with Focus on Apple Music Improvements

2:52 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · News

iOS 8 Icon

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 Thursday, an update with a major focus on Apple Music. The patch notes list fixes for iCloud Music Library, interface issues, playlist improvements, artwork fixes, improvements to Connect, and a fix for tapping Love when listening to Beats 1.

Apple Quietly Replacing Apple TVs for Wi-Fi Issues

10:21 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · News

Apple swapping out some defective third gen Apple TVs

Apple is replacing a few third generation Apple TVs over wireless networking issues, but instead of announcing a recall program, the company is quietly contacting owners via email. The method Apple is using to alert customers is likely a sign that only a small number of defective Apple TV units were shipped, and not a move to cover up the problem.

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Apple's approach to replace the defective Apple TV units is a little different, but at least the company is proactively addressing the problem.

HTC Smartphone Exposes User Fingerprints to Hackers

9:58 AM, Aug. 12th, 2015 · · News

HTC system flaw left user fingerprints open to hackers

HTC has egg on its face after security researchers discovered the fingerprint scans some of the company s smartphones use for authentication are stored in common graphic formats and aren't encrypted. Permissions for the fingerprint images are also set so anyone can read them, which means bad guys can collect them without even breaking a sweat.

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If Android devices makers really want to copy Apple, maybe they should look more at security features than icons and device form factors.

Rite Aid Sees the Light, Joins the Apple Pay Fan Club

6:05 PM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · News

Rite Aid gets Apple Pay support this Saturday

It took the better part of a year, but Rite Aid has finally reversed its stance and will begin accepting Apple Pay at its retail locations starting August 15. That adds another 4,600 locations around the U.S. where iPhone and Apple Watch owners can pay without pulling out their credit card, and puts another nail in the coffin for the still MIA CurrentC.

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You know when Princess Leia told Grand Moff Tarkin the more the Empire tightens its the more star systems will slip through its fingers? It kind of feels like that's what's happening for CurrentC.

Firefox Exploit Found in Wild, Mozilla Releases Patch

4:54 PM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · News


Mozilla announced on Tuesday that a Firefox exploit has been discovered in the wild. The exploit affects Windows, Linux, and Mac users, and Mozilla has issued a patch. If you're a Firefox user, TMO recommends you update immediately.

Think MacKeeper Screwed You? There’s a Settlement for That

11:26 AM, Aug. 10th, 2015 · · News

ZeoBIT agrees to $2M settlement in MacKeeper lawsuit

ZeoBIT, the company that developed MacKeeper, has agreed to pony up US$2 million in a class action lawsuit settlement from customers who claim used deceptive marketing tactics. Customers have until November 30 to submit their refund claim, and court records say 513,330 of you are eligible to get some money back.