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Apple “really excited” to be at Black Hat

Apple “really excited” to be at Black Hat

We've already had a few stories about the 15th annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, but now it's time to tell you about Apple's role in the meeting. Apple's head of software platform security Dallas De Atley was on hand at the conference today to give a speech about mobile security, telling the audience that security has always been an important part of the iOS platform. This speech comes as people become more and more concerned about mobile security and what OS manufacturers are doing to stop the threat of hackers, who are targeting mobile devices more frequently these days.

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Apple reportedly working on new iPod touch and iPod nano designs

Apple reportedly working on new iPod touch and iPod nano designs

Rumors and reports may be flying thick and fast regarding the next iPhone, but the iPod touch and iPod nano could also sees updates this September. Just like the next iPhone, the next iPod touch will reportedly feature a 4-inch screen with new in-cell technology. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the next iPhone would feature in-cell touchscreens, allowing for a thinner device that may also cut costs in the supply chain.

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iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

Those of you out there in the land of app development should set your sights to Apple as the third beta for iOS 6 is about to hit doorsteps across the earth. This third beta update comes just 21 days after the previous release was dropped, while the first look most developers got of the software was earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC. This update comes without the usual list of changes, this likely due to the secret nature of the updates included as well as the tiny nature of the bug fixes that certainly come built-in.

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CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

This week the folks at CasaTunes have revealed a new system in CasaTunes Air, a system with which you'll be able to have multi-room wired and wireless music streaming all coming from your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. This system works with a CasaTunes Music Server and has your AirPlay devices as well as your wired devices (simple speakers, for example) working all throughout your home. Inside the iOS app you'll be able to play tunes from any number of your own music collections and direct the sound to the rooms you've set up throughout your house or apartment.

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Griffin MIDIConnect drops for keyboard-inclined iPad lovers

Griffin MIDIConnect drops for keyboard-inclined iPad lovers

The folks at Griffin have come correct once again with a new accessory for the iPad, the Griffin MIDIConnect, made specifically for those wishing to make the best of their midi-able apps. This device connects through your standard 30-pin dock connector on your iPad, iPad 2, or 3rd Gen iPad, and has both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports. Both ports are industry-standard 5-pin DIN connectors and are compatible with most MIDI cables and connectors on the market today.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify has brought its free mobile radio service to the iPhone and iPad, offering both ad-supported and premium subscribers unlimited streaming song access while on the move. A free download [Update: Spotify now says the app will be released in the "next few days"], the newly updated Spotify app allows listeners to construct personalized radio stations from the 16m-strong catalog, save individual tracks from them to their own playlists, and share radio stations with friends.

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Apple plans Podcast App for iOS 6 release

Apple plans Podcast App for iOS 6 release

Though not revealed this past week at WWDC 2012, Apple may well be pushing a Podcasts app in its final build of iOS 6 for all the mobile devices it's built for. This information comes from AllThingsD where they've got a tip that the disappearance of podcasts from the newest version of iTunes is the first in a series of signs that portend a future where Apple gives the podcast concept a much bigger spotlight in the iOS universe. Beginning with iTunes on mobile devices and spreading by the end of this year to desktop versions of iTunes, you'll find that the podcast section in the iTunes store will have become something entirely different.

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iOS 6 makes apps ask for permission before accessing your data

iOS 6 makes apps ask for permission before accessing your data

When you download an application from the iTunes store today for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, that app is not allowed to access your address book without you saying so - in iOS 6, that ability is expanded drastically. While the application known as Path started a wildfire several months ago when it was revealed to be accessing user contacts without their permission, it's a relatively giant waterfall of permissions you'll be working with later this year in the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system. The iDevice software known as iOS 6 was revealed this week at WWDC 2012 with a Beta release out now.

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