Apple doesn’t plan to merge iOS and OS X; OS X 10.10 to feature “Flatter” look

Apple doesn’t plan to merge iOS and OS X; OS X 10.10 to feature “Flatter” look

It has been widely speculated that at some point of time, Apple will merge Mac OS X and iOS operating systems.

However, don’t expect that happening in 2014, as Apple executives during an interview with Macworld categorically denied that the company has plans to merge the two operating systems. 

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Leaked document details how the NSA can spy on iOS owners

Leaked document details how the NSA can spy on iOS owners

The NSA allegedly has a back door into iOS that allows the agency to intercept text messages, address book entires and more, says a report on The Daily Dot. This snooping uses encryption to hide the data that is being sent back to the NSA and is done covertly to avoid detection.

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Hacker group publishes Snapchat API and exploits that allow users to be identified

Hacker group publishes Snapchat API and exploits that allow users to be identified

Snapchat is likely not having a happy holiday after its API was published by a hacker group, according to report by ZDNet. The group also detailed exploits that compromises your anonymity on the messaging service.

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Christmas Activations of iOS devices climb 2.3 percent

Christmas Activations of iOS devices climb 2.3 percent

The activations of iOS devices on Christmas day more than doubled when compared to a typical day, but it was Amazon that took home the prize on this gift-giving holiday.

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Day Two of Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts” features Rovio’s Tiny Thief game

Day Two of Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts” features Rovio’s Tiny Thief game

Apple kicked off Day Two of its 12 Days of Gifts promotion with a dual prize that included a free episode of TV show early this morning and a free iOS game later in the day. 

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All App Store submissions after February 1st must be optimized for iOS 7

All App Store submissions after February 1st must be optimized for iOS 7

Apple just sent out a notice to developers letting them know of some changes to the App Store coming in February next year. Starting February 1st, 2014, all new apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and optimized for iOS 7. This new policy will apply to all submissions — both new apps and app updates. 

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Android vs iOS: State of Software Updates

Android vs iOS: State of Software Updates

Apple’s rollout of iOS updates is known to be much better than Android, which involves layers of intermediaries  that delay or prevent rollout of new updates. A new chart by Fidlee.com highlights the disparity between the time an iPhone and an Android device receive software updates.

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Hacker ports iOS core to Nokia N900

Hacker ports iOS core to Nokia N900

Hacker winocm, who had successfully jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 previously, has now managed to port a core component of iOS, called the Darwin kernel to non-Apple devices. Specifically, winocm’s port has been successfully ported to a Nokia N900.

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Honda expected to introduce iOS mirroring in upcoming 2014 Civic models

Honda expected to introduce iOS mirroring in upcoming 2014 Civic models

Honda is on board with Siri Eyes, adding that option to its Accord and Acura models in 2013. Soon it will be supporting iOS mirroring in its upcoming 2014 Civic models. Honda confirmed this information in a recent conversation on Twitter. The company also announced that its Siri Eyes free update will land before the beginning of next month.

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Five of the best apps for the Retina iPad mini

Five of the best apps for the Retina iPad mini

Apple started selling the iPad mini with Retina display last week in a soft launch that surprised almost everyone. Though the cellular models are tough to come by, the supply of the wifi model has been decent with most stores having at least one or two models in stock.  If you managed to grab a retina iPad mini, here are five apps to help you get started navigating, gaming and more.

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