Former Boeing CFO James Bell joins Apple’s Board of Directors

James Bell, the former CFO of Boeing, has joined Apple’s Board of Directors, the company announced today. Bell fills an opening left by former Apple board member Millard Drexler, who retired from the board in January. Tim Cook, Apple Chairman Art Levinson, and Bell have all provided quotes for the announcement: “James brings a wealth […]

Following release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple stops signing iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this morning, Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0. This means that users can no longer downgrade from  a more recent version of the operating system to either of those older builds. This is something Apple always does […]

iOS 9.0.2 fixes lockscreen privacy bug that allowed access to photos and contacts

With the release of iOS 9.0.2 this morning Apple has fixed a flaw in the lockscreen that allowed anyone to access photos and contacts without actually unlocking the phone. The bug was widely publicized on Twitter and other social media outlets. Apple highlighted the change as the only security fix in today’s release in a […]

Skype for Mac now supports Split View on OS X El Capitan

Just in time for Apple’s official release of OS X El Capitan, Microsoft is out with a new version of Skype with features only available on the new operating system. Available in Skype 7.13 for Mac, the messaging and video chatting app now supports Apple’s new Split View feature for running Skype side-by-side with another […]

MediaTek outs two new SDKs for building HomeKit accessories with its chips

MediaTek is today launching support for Apple’s new HomeKit platform for iPhone-connected home automation accessories with new SDKs for two of the company’s systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. That means that manufacturers using the MediaTek chips can now easily support HomeKit for controlling products from iOS apps and Siri. MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a […]