Apple appears to finally be shaking off the iOS 8 blues, judging from the rising rate of adoption detailed in our Wednesday Morning Report. We've also got news about Nautilus jumping on board the HealthKit bandwagon, along with a bunch of cool digital goodies coming up in two weeks courtesy of Verizon Wireless. You'll have to click to find out all the details!
If you're willing to brave the crowds on Black Friday this year (particularly when retailers are referring to the sales as "doorbusters"), you'll find some good deals at Best Buy that you'll never find in an Apple retail store. Other sales sheets from Target and Sam's Club leaked over the last couple of days, but Best Buy took a different direction and published their deals for their Doorbusters sale outright.
Apple kicked off the week by at last allowing former iPhone users to deregister themselves from iMessage (and thereby let iPhone friends text with them again), but according to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, it's too little, too late. Reuters reported earlier today that Koh plans to let Adrienne Moore's lawsuit against the Cupertino company continue, meaning that Apple could end up facing punitive damages for letting the issue go unresolved for so long.
"We are deeply inspired by their courage and love of our country," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Twitter post Tuesday, kicking off a day-long tradition for Americans honoring veterans of the U.S. Armed Services. Today's Morning Report takes a look at Apple's efforts to improve our lives with new patent and OS X Yosemite beta details, a new Aperture alternative now in the Mac App Store — and our eternal thanks to veterans from coast to coast for their dedication to our freedom.
Last week, the Home Depot suffered a devastating security breach in which 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million e-mail addresses were stolen. By the time a massive story hit The Wall Street Journal regarding the issue, investigators revealed that someone had managed to get access to the files through a Windows security breach. And what do you do when that happens? If you're in charge at Home Depot, apparently, you buy your executives a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones to replace their old Windows devices.
WireLurker was only the beginning; there's now a new iOS vulnerability in town for hackers seeking access to your iOS files. It's called the "Masque Attack," according to the FireEye security team, and as with WireLurker, it focuses on getting users away from Apple's carefully curated App Store in the hopes that they'll download the latest malicious dish of the day. And just like WireLurker, it works with both secure iPhones and jailbroken devices.
Apple is kicking the week off on an upbeat note, at least for former iPhone owners who have been suffering with the loss of SMS text messages after forgetting to disable iMessage. Our Monday Morning Report has the details on a new web app for correcting this issue, along with a new jailbreak for iOS 8 and the arrival of another beloved mobile app making the jump to Mac OS X. Click, read, and enjoy!
So we have some news of what's coming up in the near future but we also have a few rumors to add to the pile. What's the latest on Apple Watch? And hot on the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is Apple going bigger and bigger and bigger? And just who does want to play Steve Jobs in a biopic anyway? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
The desktop computer market as a whole has been on a precipitous downward spiral for a few years now, but all that jazz means very little to Apple. In fact, it's a cause for celebration as Macs are popular like they've never been before. New research from IDC (via TechCrunch) shows the Cupertino company's market share reached record levels during Q3 2014, netting Apple a 13.4 percent market share.
Samsung usually gets the most flack for blatantly copying the design of an Apple product and passing it off as its own, but the Korean company's going to have to try really hard to up the ante Lenovo just put down. The Chinese manufacturer's new "Sisley" S90 smartphone looks appallingly familiar; indeed, at a casual glance, one might easily mistake it for a certain large smartphone Apple released just last September.