Summary Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are bolstering their defenses against "Shellshock," a security flaw in a core component of widely distributed operating systems in personal computers and web servers. "Broadly, this includes web servers, some home routers and computers running Apple's operating system, OS X. Computers running Microsoft Windows are not impacted by this vulnerability directly, but could be at risk if web servers are compromised and data is stolen directly from them or if the servers are used to serve malware."
Summary Now, the chief of detectives for Chicago's police department has issued an alarming statement on the effects of Apple's heightened encryption. The key change in iOS 8 is that iMessage texts are encrypted on the iPhone. As long as they're not stored in the unencrypted iCloud backup system, the only way to get them is through the user's passcode.
Summary HealthKit is Apple's infrastructure for allowing fitness and health apps to talk with each other. Basically, HealthKit enables the apps to share health information with other apps that track health metrics securely. Users will have to manually enable both read and write capabilities for each specific health metric, according to 9to5Mac , which allows for people to decide exactly what sort of health data to share.
Summary It is a brand that is known for its stylish sleek designs. Computer T-shirt: Some of the designs couldn't be more different from the sleek items associated with the brand. The designs are a far cry from the technology giant's founder Steve Jobs' own fashion choices.
Summary Apple has finally officially acknowledged Bendgate, stating that actual cases of bent iPhones are "extremely rare." The company says it has only received nine complaints so far, supporting the idea that this is mostly just a few unlucky users who have been amplified by the undiscerning megaphone that is social media.
Summary This week, we had our hands full with some highly anticipated tech. The new update gives the Apple TV software a facelift that resembles the new iOS 8, and adds a Beats Music channel. The LG 65EC9700 4K OLED TV , which will be available in the US next month, is the larger of the two.
Summary Ballmer left the board of Microsoft last month but is still the largest individual shareholder, with about 4 percent of the company worth $15.7 billion. "Most of the Clippers on are Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer said.
Summary Apple's HealthKit consumer health platform and ecosystem is officially out. This data is transferred from the Health app to the app that requests that data (e.g., Epic's MyChart) through the HealthKit API. The Health app (and the associated consumer who owns the iPhone) is truly the center of all of this, Gandhi tells VentureBeat.
Summary "We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. Even as the company reported a record 10 million iPhones sold in the first three days since the new models went on sale in stores to the public, shares of the tech titan were down about 1% for the week. .
Summary The iGiant said the .2 update addresses a high-profile bug that broke apps using the operating system's new HealthKit feature - those applications were removed by Apple from the App Store when 8.0.0 was rolled out, but are now being returned to the shelves for use with 8.0.2, we're told.
Summary Like all its predecessors, the iPhone 6 still proudly touts its origins on its back panel: "Designed by Apple in California." Obviously, the most noticeable difference between the iPhone 6 and earlier models is that the screen has grown to a 4.7-inch display with a 1334x750 resolution, delivering the same pixel density as the display on the iPhone 5S , but with 38 percent more screen real estate.
Summary The new quarterly filing with the State Board of Elections shows that "Chicago Forward" has added more than $1 million to its previous total of $1.35 million. The second and third questions cut to the chase of education issues that could dominate the mayoral campaign, particularly if Lewis enters the race. .
Summary Help may have arrived Tuesday for a Seattle Sounders defense that has surrendered a club-record 46 goals this season -- but not immediate help. "There were some good things: at the beginning of practice, close in tight, you could see he's got some good defensive tendencies, which is a good thing. He's got good quickness, which is another thing we were looking for. It's just a matter of making sure that we get him fit, get him up to speed, give him an opportunity where he can do well, and not put him into a situation too early."
Summary While the states current rate of $9.32 an hour is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation, a few cities have their own laws and have higher rates, like San Francisco, whose current rate is $10.74.
Summary Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, 30, is the youngest billionaire in the Forbes 400 richest Americans list of 2014. Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook completes the trio for the 'social network' at fifth position on the list with a net worth of $3 billion.