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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Apple News for MacValley and the San Fernando Valley

Today in celebrity news and a possible Apple connection that it doesn’t want, Appleinsider reports that Apple has investigated the leaks from iCloud accounts and found "The company's statement dispels rumors that a wider exploit of its iCloud services, including the Find My iPhone function, played a part in the leaks. Apple recommends that its users employ a strong password, and also enable two-step verification to maximize security."

So if you plan to put spicy photos of yourself or your loved ones on iCloud, check to make you used a strong password. Don’t use the dog’s name as the password if the dog was featured in People. The bad guys zeroed in on famous people with sloppy cybersecurity. 

Now as for the big event on 9-9-2014, rumor and gossip have it that Apple will introduce the next generation of iPhones, the iPhone 6. They could also introduce the wearable “iWatch”. To top it all off, they could introduce the next iteration of iOS, iOS 8. 

 So what will this unicorn of a gadget, the “iWatch”, cost you?  Another article from Appleinsider pegs a possible price point of $400! Yikes! The article goes to say that this is a guess as to the price. We’ll have to wait until September 9th, when the productivity of Apple enthusiasts at work will dip. 

So what about OS X Yosemite? Apple has sent developers the 7th revision of the OS. 

The Public Beta of OS X Yosemite has gone through its first update since the initial release.  The overall resemblance to iOS 7 is striking. The Apple-provided icons in many instances have dumped skeuomorphism, the resemblance of virtual objects to their real-world counterparts. They haven’t returned to their OS 9 simplicity, but photorealism is out for Apple icons. 

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