Free tool makes wirelessly backing up iOS devices a breeze

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Backups have never been simpler.
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Backing up your iOS devices can be a pain — but not if you have iMazing Mini, a smart yet simple new tool from DigiDNA that makes backups a breeze.

It not only gives you more control over your data, but it can perform backups wirelessly on a schedule that suits you. It also has a whole bunch of other awesome features, and it’s completely free — without any pesky ads.

Today in Apple history: Apple celebrates massive iPod touch milestone

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Apple released a new budget iPod touch to mark the occasion.
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May30May 30, 2013: Apple announces that it has sold more than 100 million iPod touches since they first went on sale in 2007.

To mark the occasion, it launches a brand new, stripped-down 16GB iPod touch model, with a budget price of $229. The music player is missing some of the features of its high-end siblings, but the smaller price tag opens it up to new customers.

Apple delivers iOS 10.3.2 to public with new bug fixes

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Apple's gorgeous RED iPhone
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The final version of iOS 10.3.2 is now officially available to the public starting today after Apple tested five beta builds of the update with developers the past few weeks.

Apple released iOS 10.3.2 today along with new update for Apple TV, Apple Watch and macOS. All four new software updates are available for free and bring a host of bug fixes and security to each of Apple’s platforms.

Apple pulls tool that helped identify stolen iOS devices

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The Activation Lock checker has mysteriously disappeared.
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Apple has pulled its iCloud Activation Lock page which helped users find out if an iOS device was locked to an iCloud account.

The tool could be used to verify that a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wasn’t stolen before you purchased it — but the website’s URL now leads to an error page.

Developers get new iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 betas

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Get the new macOS beta while it's hot.
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Apple has dropped yet another beta build of iOS 10.1 to developers today as the company works to finalize the software update before making available to the public.

Along with iOS 10.1 beta 5, Apple also seeded the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 that is rumored to include support for the new MacBook Pro that will be unveiled at the end of October.

Today in Apple history: iPod touch is ‘iPhone without the phone’

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The fourth-gen iPod touch closed the gap between iPod and iPhone.
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Sept 1September 1, 2010: Apple announces its fourth-generation iPod touch, a version of the portable music player which closes the gap between the iPod touch and the iPhone.

Along with being thinner than ever, the fourth-gen iPod touch’s main innovations include a redesigned form factor, Retina display, FaceTime calling via WiFi, HD video recording, and the same A4 chip found in the iPhone at the time.

Is iOS 10 exciting enough to boost iPhone demand? [Friday Night Fights]

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Are you excited for iOS 10?
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iOS 10 is no small upgrade. It’s actually the biggest we’ve seen since the massive redesign that came with iOS 7 almost three years ago. But is it exciting enough?

FNF-bugDespite all the new features and improvements, iOS 10 doesn’t exactly bring anything groundbreaking. It’s not going to change the way you use your iPhone or your iPad, and it still doesn’t deliver some of the things fans have been calling for.

So, is iOS 10 enough to boost iPhone demand?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we battle it out over Apple’s latest iOS upgrade.