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Apple's latest iOS 8 update causes more problems, solves none


Released in time for the iPhone 6, Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 8, arrived with a few kinks in its code. Several of the operating system’s marquee new features—like its Healthkit suite and third-party keyboards—weren’t functioning. As a result, Apple released a software update, 8.0.1, to address these issues.

However, the update ended up causing more problems than it solved.


Apple finally sets a date for the iPhone 6 reveal

Ever since the iPhone 5S was released last September, the Internet has been abuzz about what the iPhone 6 might look like. Although a small army of Apple-obsessed Internet sleuths and tech journalists have found out enough to steal a bit of thunder from any official reveal: that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, look similar to the 5/5S, and will include the TouchID sensor that was introduced on the 5S. But no matter how well-sourced and consistent information is, the only way to know for sure is to wait for Apple to finally reveal the thing. Which, fortunately, is only a mere two weeks from now.

According to Business Insider, Apple sent out invitations to an event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, at 10 a.m. September 9. That is when we will know the truth.

And then the cycle will begin anew…

Showtime Anytime is now available on Apple TV


Time to update your streaming rosters: Showtime Anytime is now available on Apple TV.

On Tuesday morning, Apple announced that Showtime’s on-demand streaming service has been added to the list of supported content services on Apple TV. Much like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime allows paying cable subscribers to stream Showtime shows and movies to a growing list of devices, which also includes Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox 360 video game consoles.

Also new to Apple TV: Swedish broadcaster SVT Play, and Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, both available in their respective markets.

Masked robbers commit Apple Store heist in Paris

Four robbers stole over $1 million worth of iPhones, iPads, and various other Apple iDevices from an Apple Store in Paris, CNN reports. The store was robbed while the City of Light was in the midst of a New Year’s celebration. The criminals apparently entered through a service entrance and stole various devices from the storeroom, before driving off in a Mercedes van. The total cost of the stolen goods was not confirmed; Apple did not immediately respond to EW’s call for comment.

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Apple targeted in antitrust lawsuit

The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit in New York against Apple Inc. and various major book publishers. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan. It claims the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition.

The lawsuit said the effort was a response to the success Amazon had in selling e-books for just under $10.

The lawsuit said the alleged conspiracy came as Apple was preparing to launch its electronic tablet. It said the alleged conspiracy called for Apple to be guaranteed a 30 percent commission on each e-book it sold.

Apple did not immediately respond to a comment request.

'This American Life' retracts Apple factory story

NPR is retracting a story about Apple factories in China that ran on This American Life Jan. 6, reports Poynter. Per a press release, this week’s edition of Life will be dedicated to detailing how monologuist Mike Daisey “partially fabricated” his story — including dramatic incidents involving underage workers and the poisoning of factory workers. READ FULL STORY

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