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Five iOS 8 features I can't wait to use

Apple released a deluge of features during WWDC, but they won't come to our devices until the fall. No matter: here are some of the ones I'm most excited about seeing.

on macworld.com

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices

on pcworld.com

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Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

Apple is famous for its crackdowns on apps for various reasons, but this latest app purge may be a big win for users.

Breaking down WWDC 2014

Live from San Francisco, we discuss Apple's announcements at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, including Extensions, Continuity, OS X interface changes, and photo backup. With guests Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett.

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How Samsung and Apple stack up in the race to dominate digital health

Samsung is way ahead of Apple when it comes to fitness wearables, but each company is pushing health tools for developers and users as well. Who's got the goods?

Reading List: Apple news you might have missed

Apple dumped so much information on us at Monday's WWDC keynote, we let a few good stories go by without remark. Here's what you might have missed.

on macworld.com

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Continuity is the future of Apple: The right device for the right space

Apple is building a future in which sales numbers for the Mac (or for the Next Big Thing) don’t matter as much as the the users who hook into it and the stories they want to tell.

on macworld.com

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Hello, world: Developer creates Apple Swift-based Flappy Bird clone in four hours

Swift isn't just Apple's new programming language, it's also further proof that Flappy Bird is the new 'Hello, world' for game development.

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Apple pledges to restore order to its oversized App Store

Until now, Apple's attitude toward app stores has been "bigger is better." But the company's efforts to improve app discovery suggest a new attitude is coming to Cupertino.

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Has Apple opened the door to Bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome.