Follow all of the happenings of WWDC 2014 right here!

WWDC14Stay with AppleScoop.com as we bring you all of the rumors and other information from WWDC 2104 starting today.  We’ve now created a separate menu option for the event, so you can get the information that you need quickly.  Just click on the WWDC 2014 menu option above.

Traffic from unannounced operating systems continues making the rounds ahead of WWDC 2014

WWDC14Testing of Apple’s anticipated next-generation operating systems — iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 — continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

Via: AppleInsider.com

Yahoo! new CEO pushes Apple into letting it become iOS’s default search engine

Marissa MayerRe/code reports that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is pushing Apple for the company to make Yahoo! its default search engine in iOS and its other related platforms, currently being head by Google and Bing.  According to the report, Mayer has built what she hopes will be a convincing argument for the company.

Currently, Yahoo! powers iOS’s Weather and Stocks apps, as well as a few Siri apps such as Sports and others.

Apple makes “Mother’s Day Gifts” Guide on web site

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Apple has dedicated an area of their web site to ideas for the Mothers that may be in your life.

To see it, click here.

Microsoft launches “Office 365 Professional” plan for Mac and iPad

Mid Monday, Microsoft launched a new plan for those who are using its new Office for Mac and iPad.  The plan is less expensive then Office 365 and seems to be targeted for individual users.

office-365-personalbFor more information, click here.

Why AppleScoop.com isn’t showing the [alleged] iPhone 6 photos

iPhone5SA  few readers have been emailing us asking why we are not showing some of the alleged iPhone 6 photos, or even speculating on them.  Well, the answer is simple:

Unless the photos are verified by a reliable, independent source, we will not be getting involved in the alleged iPhone 6 photo hype.  This, after us getting burnt by a “reliable source” in the past.

If you wish to see any related information about the alleged iPhone 6, please go elsewhere.

Millions of Android users vulnerable to “Heartbleed” bug

AndroidLogo“Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google Inc.’s Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices,” Jordan Robertson reports for Bloomberg News. “While Google said in a blog post on April 9 that all versions of Android are immune to the flaw, it added that the ‘limited exception’ was one version dubbed 4.1.1, which was released in 2012.”

Security researchers said that version of Android is still used in millions of smartphones and tablets, including popular models made by Samsung Electronics Co., HTC Corp. and other manufacturers,” Robertson reports. “Google statistics show that 34 percent of Android devices use variations of the 4.1 software. The company said less than 10 percent of active devices are vulnerable. More than 900 million Android devices have been activated worldwide.”

Robertson reports, “‘One of the major issues with Android is the update cycle is really long,’ said Michael Shaulov, chief executive officer and co-founder of Lacoon Security Ltd., a cyber-security company focused on advanced mobile threats. ‘The device manufacturers and the carriers need to do something with the patch, and that’s usually a really long process.’ Christopher Katsaros, a spokesman for Mountain View, California-based Google, confirmed there are millions of Android 4.1.1 devices.”

Read more in the full article here.

Report: Apple talking to carriers about price increase for iPhone 6

iPhone5SIt seems that Apple is talking to mobile phone carriers about a price increase for the iPhone 6.  This according Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (Via StreetInsider).  Although it is said that the carriers are initially refusing the increase, that may be fading with the promise of the popularly of the next iPhone.

Peter Misek writes:

“The possibility may at first seem far-fetched in light of investor concerns regarding possible carrier subsidy and handset price cuts due to smartphone saturation and lack of differentiation,” Misek comments. “But we think this general lack of differentiation could be the reason why Apple may be able to get a price increase. Carriers realize that the iPhone 6 will likely be the only headline-worthy high-end phone launched this year and that they will lose subs if they do not offer it.”

How to: Use the Command key to open a Folder in a Tab in Finder

MacCommandKeyYou probably heard that you can open tabs in Finder, but how do you do it quickly?

1.  Open Finder.
2.  Take the mouse, and put the pointer over the folder you wish to open.
3.  Hold down ⌘ and double click on the folder’s icon that you wish to open.
4.  That’s it!

Handy chart to help with the Heartbleed Security Breech

Before you go and spend hours changing your password on every web site you go on, our friends at Mashable.com have drawn up a handy chart to help you decide where to go first to help protect those sites that you usually frequent.

(Click on the graphic for a better view).

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