Weekend news roundup: All the best Apple news from last week

Weekend news roundup: All the best Apple news from last week

As we close out one week and kick off another, let’s take a moment to look back at the attention-grabbing headlines from the past seven days. Some of the news you may recall, some may be new to you, but all the topics below are worthy of a second mention. below are worthy of a mention.

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iWatch Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

iWatch Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

Tim Cook said that Apple sees the wearable devices market as an area of “profound” interest, and the iWatch is reported to be Apple’s first product in this new category of devices. According to rumors and speculations, the iWatch will be a smartwatch with a focus on health and fitness, thanks to an array of on-board sensors. Read on to learn more about the iWatch.

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Jailbreak tweak brings iOS 7.1 style Call button to the Phone app in iOS 7

Jailbreak tweak brings iOS 7.1 style Call button to the Phone app in iOS 7

Apple made a number of tweaks to the user interface in iOS 7.1.

Phone was one of the apps that received quite a bit of attention. For example: the long rectangular buttons were replaced with circular buttons.

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Nike lays off employees from Fuelband team; sparks off speculations that it will stop making wearables

Nike lays off employees from Fuelband team; sparks off speculations that it will stop making wearables

Nike has laid off 55 employees from its 70-memeber hardware team in charge of the Nike FuelBand, sparking off speculation of the company’s commitment to the FuelBand fitness tracker.

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Keep Your Devices Alive with the World’s Slimmest Backup Battery [Deals Hub]

Keep Your Devices Alive with the World’s Slimmest Backup Battery [Deals Hub]

We hate it when our portable tech die on us while we’re on the go and can’t get to an outlet for a recharge. The idea of lugging around a backup battery to give you a quick battery boost can seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the Bookmark backup battery, the world’s thinnest battery backup. You can pick one up on sale from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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Sharelock lets you share Photos directly from the Lock screen [Jailbreak Tweak]

Sharelock lets you share Photos directly from the Lock screen [Jailbreak Tweak]

The Camera grabber on the Lock screen is an extremely convenient feature. It lets you quickly take a photo without going through the hassle of unlocking the device, and launching the Camera app from the Home screen.

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FaceTime reportedly not working on iOS 6 devices

FaceTime reportedly not working on iOS 6 devices

It looks like FaceTime is not working for a number of users with devices running iOS 6, according to MacRumors.

Users are reporting that they’re not able to place or receive FaceTime calls since April 16th.

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How to turn off or limit in-app purchases on iPhone or iPad

How to turn off or limit in-app purchases on iPhone or iPad

Whether you’ve got a game-crazy toddler running up your credit card bill buying coins and diamonds on your mobile device, or find yourself guilty of the same charges, fear not: your days of overspending and powerup-driven debt are over. Here’s how you can turn off in-app purchases in iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad easily.

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Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers

Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers

Apple is offering select developers a chance to buy WWDC tickets that remain unclaimed after the first round of attendees were chosen, according to 9to5mac. Developers who were offered second chance tickets were given 24 hours to purchase them at $1599 each.

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Web traffic for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 devices remains steady

Web traffic for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 devices remains steady

Server logs from AppleInsider show that Apple internal testing of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 remains steady, but is no longer growing as it was in late 2013. This likely means Apple is testing the OS on a select number of devices and has not expanded its internal testing beyond this select number of machines.

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