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No one wants iOS 8 because it's for NERDS - dev

The world doesn't seem to want to download the latest version of iOS because it's a "nerd release", an Apple developer has claimed. For all of those who think a nerd's release generally involves five hours on World of Warcraft followed by 30 seconds on Pornhub, think again. Developer Andrew Clark claimed that only super- …
Jasper Hamill, 10 Oct 2014
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PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 SHUNNED by refusenik fanbois

Apple has failed to persuade the fanboi legions to abandon the old versions of its mobile operating system and plunge into the many pleasures of iOS 8. Adoption rates of the new version of iOS 8 have stalled, with equal numbers of Apple fanfolk using both the new and old operating system. If true, this means the rollout of …
Jasper Hamill, 7 Oct 2014
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Greg Christie to leave Apple as Jonathan Ive seizes design reins

Apple design boss Jony Ive appears to be consolidating his power within the fruity firm, with longtime software UI chief Greg Christie reportedly leaving the company. Cupertino confirmed Christie's exit in a statement to the Financial Times, saying, "Greg has been planning to retire later this year after nearly 20 years at …
Neil McAllister, 10 Apr 2014
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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

More than three quarters of all iPhone-toting fanbois have downloaded the latest version of iOS 7, it has been claimed. According to research by advertising company Chitika, iOS 7 is now being used on about 75 percent of iPhones and about 65 percent of iPads. The firm worked out this figure by measuring tens of millions of ad …
Team Register, 9 Dec 2013

Does Apple make you puke? Take this iOS 7.0.3 update with your tablets

Apple has released an iOS 7 update that will be welcomed by iPhone and iPad owners who were sickened by the mobile operating system's user interface. We hasten to point out that we're referring to those users actually sickened – made nauseous, dizzy, or given headaches – by their gadgets' zoom-happy interface. For those of you …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Oct 2013

Whoops! Apple drops kimono, flashes 'FREE' GarageBand for iOS7

Apple looks set to adopt a freemium* model for its App Store apps after accidentally revealing plans to give away GarageBand, its Mac OS X and iOS music production software, free of charge. The fruity firm is expected to unveil new versions of the iPad and perhaps beefed-up Macbook Pro models tomorrow. But ahead of its …
Jasper Hamill, 21 Oct 2013

You put up with CRAPPY iOS 7. You can put up with Obamacare too, says prez

President Barack Obama has urged Americans to be patient during the launch of his US healthcare reforms - reminding them that Apple's iOS 7 rollout suffered glitches too and yet everyone put up with that. The website for the country's new health insurance "marketplace" - dubbed Obamacare - has been beset with problems amid a …
Jasper Hamill, 3 Oct 2013
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Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon

Analysis Tesco jumped on the tablet bandwagon yesterday with the launch of Hudl, another Android tablet. Pronounced "huddle", the decently specced fondleslab costs just £60 if you pay in Clubcard points, or £119 in coins of the realm. And like Amazon's Fire slabs drew in punters, the touchscreen Hudl is being flung out at low cost in …

Sweet murmuring Siri opens stalker vulnerability hole in iOS 7

It has not been a good week for Apple on the security front, and there's no relief in sight after an Israeli researcher found a way to access a locked iPhone's contacts and messages database using Siri. In a YouTube video, Dany Lisiansky showed how a locked phone running iOS 7.0.2 can be opened by using Siri's voice control …
Iain Thomson, 30 Sep 2013
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Apple tackles iPhone lock-up cockup with iOS 7.0.2

Apple has plugged a gaping security hole in iOS 7 which allowed interlopers to snoop through fanbois' private content. When iOS 7 was released last week, Apple watchers quickly found they could bypass the lock screen bypass method by sliding up the new Control Center and performing a nifty button combination requiring perfect …
Jasper Hamill, 27 Sep 2013
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Boris Johnson's ex-right-hand man's right hand lands johnson in web slip

London Mayor Boris Johnson's former deputy has been left red-faced after a series of selfies revealing his chap found their way onto Facebook. Richard Barnes, 65, has denied that he intentionally uploaded the frank pictures, which feature full frontal shots of his meat'n'two veg. The images were deleted soon after. The photos …
Jasper Hamill, 27 Sep 2013

Apple iOS 7 makes some users literally SICK. As in puking, not upset

Forging new frontiers in fanboi fragility, some members of the iDevice community have taken to Apple's discussion forum to complain that iOS 7 makes them want to puke. No, their nausea isn't being caused by mere aesthetic revulsion. Rather, the source is iOS 7's many zoom animations along with the slight parallax effect that …
Rik Myslewski, 26 Sep 2013
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Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

Apple has banned any fanbois running iOS 7 from reverting back to a previous version of the iDevice operating system. Fanbois who downloaded the latest release or developer beta of iOS 7 had the option of retreating back to the warm (and functional) cocoon offered by iOS 6. But with the release of the latest update to its …
Jasper Hamill, 26 Sep 2013
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Great Fall of China: iPhone 5C sales lag as blinged-up 5S sells out

Peak Apple Apple has failed to conquer the Chinese market with the iPhone 5C, its (slightly) cheaper and more garishly coloured release. Despite the gold version of the iPhone 5S selling out across the massive nation, Chinese consumers have not warmed to the other versions of the flagship phone and appear to have entirely rejected the 5C …
Jasper Hamill, 23 Sep 2013

Hardbitten NYC cops: Sir, I'm gonna need you to, er, upgrade to iOS 7

The New York Police Department's motto, Fidelis Ad Mortem – or "faithful unto death" – could easily pass as the utterance of a fanboi pleading lifelong allegiance to the late Steve Jobs. And it would seem that New Yorkers also keep faith with the Jesus phone – judging by the police force's latest crime-prevention campaign …
Jasper Hamill, 23 Sep 2013
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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

Fanbois and developers have hit out at Apple after the launch of iOS 7 was dogged by problems. Punters complained downloads of the latest version of the operating system stumbled to a halt as people hammered the update servers. Meanwhile, some software makers warned people to steer clear of the build until bugs caused by …
Jasper Hamill, 19 Sep 2013

Apple brings iCloud bookmark sync to Windows

Apple today issued iOS 7, bringing with it the usual complaints of clogged networks and imperfect installs. But the company also slipped out a pair of browser plugins that bring the bookmark-synchronisation functions of its iCloud service to the Chrome and Firefox browsers. iCloud is baked into MacOS, so the extensions are …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Sep 2013

Apple seeds Golden Master iOS 7 to devs, calls Sep 18 ship date

Updated Most of the attention on Apple's Tuesday event in Cupertino was focused on the company's latest iPhones, but Tim Cook & Co did have some news under their hats regarding iOS 7 and Apple's iLife and iWork suites of iOS apps, as well. Unsurprisingly, both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will ship with iOS 7 preinstalled. But owners …
Neil McAllister, 11 Sep 2013

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