'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

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'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 01:12 PM PDT

If your iPhone gets stolen and Find My Phone has been deactivated, Activation Lock will prevent it from being re-used by a different Apple account.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.

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Safari for iOS to go full-screen

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 11:54 AM PDT

With Safari updates, Apple aims to keep pace

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 10:49 AM PDT

New Top Sites in the upcoming version of Safari.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Once again, Apple's changes to its Safari browser on OS X represent keeping up with the competition instead of forging new ground.

At the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, the company unveiled the next version of Safari, which Apple says will have significantly faster page rendering, better security, and will make it easier to read multiple articles on the same site.

The Safari 7 update introduces to the browser stronger connections to OS X's password-management tool called Keychain. Leveraging the iCloud browser syncing that debuted in last year's Safari, iCloud Keychain is an encrypted password creation tool that suggests new passwords automatically. In addition to Web site log-ins, iCloud Keychain stores credit card numbers, account info, and Wi-Fi passwords, said Apple's head of Mac software engineering, Craig Federighi.

The new bookmark sidebar in Safari 7.

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Safari 7 will change the Top Sites home page, so that it includes bookmarks, Reading List, and "shared links." The update to Reading List lets you keep scrolling when you reach the end of one article, seamlessly loading the next one. Shared links makes it easy to post to social networks like... [Read more]


Apple by the numbers, from WWDC 2013

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 10:41 AM PDT

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At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple touted the latest numbers for its devices, apps, and operating systems circa June 10, 2013.

  • iOS devices sold: 600 million
  • Percentage of iOS users using iOS 6: 93 percent
  • Mac installations: 72 million, more than double the number from five years ago
  • Mac sales: Have risen 100 percent over the past five years, versus just 18 percent for Windows PCs
  • Mountain Lion sales: 28 million since its debut, making it the best-selling release of Apple's desktop OS
  • Apps in App Store: 900,000
  • Number of apps geared for the iPad: 375,000
  • Number of apps downloaded since the the App store opened five years ago: 50 billion
  • Number of store accounts in the App Store: 575 million
  • Amount Apple has paid developers to date: $10 billion
  • Amount paid to developers just this year: $5 billion
  • Number of Apple retail stores around the world: 407
  • Number of customers who visit an Apple Store each day: 1 million
  • iCloud accounts: More than 300 million
  • iTunes in the Cloud users: 300 million
  • Number of iCloud push messages: 800 billion

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