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Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

Reading List: Do it yourself

Apple's reportedly building an in-house team to work on speech recognition research, but its in-house advertising team isn't doing so hot.

iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail attachment encryption, more

A relatively small update for Apple's mobile devices patches bugs with a handful of features, and brings some security fixes as well.

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Lock your iPhone's camera into black and white

You don't need a $3 app to shoot beautiful monochrome photos on your iPhone: Here's a tip that will keep you shooting in black and white through the stock Camera app.

Reading List: The iPad can get some (satisfaction)

Siri lets potential hackers view your contact list, the iPad rebounds in Tim Cook's favorite metric, and Apple's retail presence is not to be denied.

Reading List: Buying and selling

Apple has made another acquisition, may be planning a new push to get iPhone users to upgrade, and isn't really making headphones with health sensors (probably).

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How to gain easy access to your iPhone's most important mail

If you're running iOS 7 there's very little reason to dig down through mailboxes to locate the email most important to you.

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Reading List: Green machine

Whether it's the kind that grows on trees or the kind that makes the world go around, Apple's all about the green.

iOS 7.1.1 aims for Touch ID, keyboard fixes

Arriving on Tuesday, the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system brings a few smaller bug fixes.