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Would You Line Up For A New Phone?

In Sydney, the queue for the iPhone 6 is tremendous. It stretches around the corner from the Apple Store on George Street, down King, around onto York, around onto Market. It’s an easy 500 metres long. But in about 24 hours, I bet there won’t be a queue at all. So why are people lining up at all?


Hidden Message In Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

It’s not what Apple’s most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned — rather, it’s what’s missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that, yes, they have now been subjected to the Patriot Act’s demands.


Apple Won't Turn Over Your IPhone's Data To Police If You're Using IOS 8

Here’s a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren’t expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy.


This Keyboard Autocompletes Text To Emoji And Saves Your Favourite Combos

You downloaded iOS 8. You checked out the hidden features. We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh — who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication.


iPhone Day 2014: Here's Every Store Launch In The Country

Need to get your iPhone 6 fix tomorrow morning but don’t want to comb through stupid telco websites to find out who’s open when? Don’t stress. Lifehacker Australia has painstakingly combed through it all for you to find every store that’s opening early around the nation selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Check it out. [Lifehacker]


The Apple Watch Is A Fully Post-Steve Jobs Product

There’s no doubt Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy at Apple. One thing he didn’t leave behind: Any plans for a smartwatch.


Apple's HealthKit Faces Unspecified Issues Right Before iOS 8 Launch

One of iOS 8′s most talked about features is HealthKit, a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today’s iOS 8 launch, it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac.


Vintage Ad Promising A Free U2 Tape With Every Walkman Is Fake

Apple recently gave iTunes users something they didn’t want for free: a new U2 album. Reactions have ranged from “who the hell is U2?” to “who the hell is U2 and why is this on my phone?” The move has also spawned countless jokes, including the Photoshopped image above. Yes, despite looking plausible enough, it’s yet another fake.


iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back And Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing — and a highly publicised, unfortunately timed security breach — iCloud’s two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica.


Reminder: Back Up Your Stuff Before iOS 8 Drops Tomorrow

iOS 8 is coming tomorrow. (Hands in the air emoji!). Updates are great, but they’re almost always buggy, which means you should back up your stuff before you load up the new platform. Here’s a refresher on how.


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