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Facebook adds Safety Check feature to iOS app to reassure family & friends during disasters

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Facebook has added a nifty new feature that hopefully you won’t need to use too often: notifications of nearby disasters, and a one-touch means of letting family and friends know that you’re ok … 

If the Facebook app detects that you’re in the general area of a disaster like an earthquake, the Safety Check feature provides an alert through the Notification Center and offers a choice of two buttons: one saying that you’re safe, the other saying you’re not in the affected area. Your friends then see a reassuring message in their newsfeeds.

If you’re with friends or family at the time, you can also mark them safe on their behalf.

Facebook updated its iOS app just yesterday to take full advantage of the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The separate Facebook Messenger app was updated for the same reason last month. It also appears that Facebook plans to allow person-to-person payments through the app.

Both Facebook and Facebook Messenger are free downloads from iTunes.


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iOS 8 Roundup: The best weather widgets for Notification Center

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When Apple introduced iOS 7 with an overhauled design for the iPhone and iPad software, it replaced the weather widget showing current temperature and weekly forecast introduced with iOS 5 with a text summary of the day’s weather conditions. This weather summary includes an icon for the current weather condition as well as a text description like ‘mostly cloudy’, but it tends to give you the high and low temperatures of the day and not the current temperature like Apple’s former weather widget.

Luckily, iOS 8 allows developers to create third-party widgets including – you guessed it – weather widgets with current temperature and forecast. Since iOS 8 was released last week, I’ve been trying a variety of apps with included weather widgets, and below I’ll share with you what I’ve discovered so far.

Out of the box, iOS 7 and iOS 8 include the default widget (seen below) in Notification Center‘s Today view with a summary of the day’s weather conditions, but as I mentioned before, that typically does not present the current temperature and certainly doesn’t present the 5-day forecast many expect to see from Apple’s previous weather widget.

Since iOS 7, Apple has reserved that information for the default Weather app, but it’s not nearly as convenient as pulling down Notification Center to glance at the current temperature (and the iPad doesn’t have a default Weather app like the one found on the iPhone and iPod touch).

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Each app below is available for at least iPhone, and iPad users can install these apps and take advantage of the same widgets for Notification Center if iPad versions aren’t available.

Forecast+ ($0.99) (Included in $4.99 bundle of productivity apps)

First up is Forecast+, an app that’s really only a widget, which was a very popular recommendation when I surveyed Twitter for an iOS 8 weather widget replacement. The other apps listed here are full-fledged weather apps with available widgets while Forecast+ is more of a weather utility.

Forecast+ does have an app, but it’s used to toggle how and what the the widget displays. For example, you can set your current location or another location for weather tracking and toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit depending on your preference. Forecast+ also offers up four different ways of viewing the widget as you can toggle between compact and expanded as well as choosing to always show the 5-day forecast or not.

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The Weather Channel (Free)

Next is The Weather Channel for iPhone. It’s widget displays the current temperature and a text summary of the weather conditions. It’s more similar to Apple’s own approach (although you do get current temperature), but it also included links to videos you can watch within TWC’s app, which I didn’t find ideal personally.

The Weather Channel

Yahoo Weather (Free)

Yahoo Weather is another popular third-party weather app for many people, and its Today view widget closely resembles the design of its iPhone app with sparse text and simplistic icons.

With it you get current temperature, the day’s high and low temperature, and a brief forecast ahead, but you also get images from Flickr thrown in. These photos are usually from around your location if any are available and can be very nice images, but for a Notification Center widget, I found they add too much weight to something intended to be quick if that makes any sense.

Yahoo Weather

NOAA Radar Pro ($0.99) (Included in $2.99 bundle of weather apps)

The NOAA Radar Pro app (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is straight to the point and offers up a glance at the weather for the next few hours as well. With it you get the current temperature and weather condition as well as the high and low of the day. Another benefit of NOAA Radar Pro is the app allows you to control the location used by the widget. This means if you’re traveling out of town but want to keep an eye on your weather back home, NOAA Radar Pro has you covered.

NOAA Radar Pro

My Alarm Clock ($0.99) (Included in same $2.99 bundle of weather apps)

This next one isn’t primarily a weather app, but it included a quick weather widget as if it were one. My Alarm Clock is an alternative to the default Clock app with support for interactive notifications and a variety of other clock features.

Its widget, though, included the current temperature and weather condition as well as the current wind speed. It’s a bit robust with the alarm clock feature if you’re only looking for a weather widget, but it’s an option.

My Alarm Clock

WeatherPro ($2.99) (Included in $6.99 bundle of weather apps)

WeatherPro is another weather widget that allows you to set the location you prefer to track. In addition to presenting the current temperature, WeatherPro’s widget offers you the current time of day, wind speed and direction, precipitation data like inches of rain per hour, and barometric pressure. You also get an icon and description for the current weather condition.

This weather widget is pretty straight forward is offers some additional details you may be interested in, but it’s value is mostly in its companion full-fledged weather app.

WeatherPro

Raincast ($1.99)

Raincast is a different type of weather widget. It doesn’t show you to current temperature (although its badge can) and you don’t exactly get the 5-day forecast. Instead, Raincast shows you just that, the precipitation forecast over a 6-day period using a visually attractive bar graph and percentages.

You do get glyphs for how the weather conditions of each day as well, but they’re not highly detailed as the chance of rain each day is this widget’s focus. I discovered it while researching weather widget replacements on the App Store, but I think I’ll keep it around for now.

Raincast

Weather Station by Netatmo (Free)

This widget won’t do anything for you unless you have a Netatmo Weather Station, but Weather Station users can use the widget with the corresponding app for viewing localized weather data captured by the device. For most people it won’t be the ideal weather widget replacement since it requires owning the product, but it’s especially worth considering for anyone obsessed with tracking weather data.

Weather Station by Netatmo

Weather Underground (Free)

Weather Underground’s widget in Notification Center is an addition since first publishing yesterday. The app features not one, but two widgets that have just been released. One is a very attractive graph with the date, time updated, temperature, chance of rain, and more. The other is a weather map showing the radar in your area with a quick link to jump into the Weather Underground app. Definitely worth checking out.

Weather Underground

For now, I’m keeping Forecast+, WeatherPro, and Raincast added to my Today view in Notification Center for quickly accessing relevant weather data at a glance, but each weather widget above is worth checking out to see which you prefer. Let us know below if you have a favorite weather widget for your iPhone or iPad on iOS 8 that you would recommend, and check out our additional  roundups including the best third-party keyboards, app extensions, and other widgets for making the most out of iOS 8!


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iOS 8’s Notification Center gets a new useful widget: ESPN SportsCenter

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The official ESPN SportsCenter app has been updated with support for an iOS 8 Notification Center widget, and it seems awesome thus far. The widget allows you to get quick access to scores from your favorite team (go Lakers) and provides access to ESPN’s radio stations. The update is free on the App Store.


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Skype update for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus coming next month

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Yesterday, Skype released an update for its iOS app to include iOS 8-optimized notifications and other goodies. However, it has no support for the higher-resolution iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays. That will change next month, per a Skype spokesperson:

We’re currently working on an update to Skype for iPhone that scales for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen sizes, which we plan to release in the next month.

Unfortunately, that sounds like quite a while. Hopefully the updated version isn’t just bigger, but more optimized for the larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch panels.


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iOS 8 Roundup: The latest apps with Today widgets in Notification Center

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Apple introduced a new concept for developers with iOS 8 called Extensibility. This allows users to use services from apps throughout the system without actually being in the app itself, and widgets in Notification Center’s Today view are a major example of this feature in action.

Widgets from supported apps can be enabled by swiping down to the Today view in Notification Center, scrolling down to the “edit” button at the bottom, and tapping the “+” icon next to any supported apps. When you install a new app that supports a Today view widget, a badge will appear on the edit button to subtly notify you of the widget. You can also rearrange widgets as well as remove Apple’s own Notification Center widgets.

Many of these widgets present up-to-date information like the number of steps you’ve taken today, upcoming tasks or events on your third-party task management app or calendar, and much, much more. Below we’ll show you several of the latest apps offering widgets right now in Notification Center’s Today view.

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24me (Free)

Personal assistant app with Today view widget for calendar, notes, and tasks.

Asana (Free)

The collaboration app now shows current tasks from the Today view in Notification Center.

Audible (Free)

A new “Today” widget! Easily track your listening time using your device’s pulldown menu. Swipe down from the device’s header and tap “Edit” to add the Audible widget to the main screen

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Breaking News (Free)

Today view widget for breaking news.

Calendars 5 ($6.99)

The alternative to Apple’s Calendar app now supports Notification Center including the ability to add new events from the Today view widget.

Clear ($4.99)

Access your upcoming to do items without opening the app via the Notification Center widget.

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Countdowns (Free)

Track countdowns from Notification Center

Day One (Free)

Today Extension (Widget)**—Get inspired with flashbacks of past entries.
- Graphs of recent entry counts, daily word counts, photo counts
- Photo from a year(s) ago on this day (+ random photos)

Dropbox (Free)

See your recent activity in the Today view widget in the Notification Center, easily save files to Dropbox, and open your files directly from within other apps

Duolingo (Free)

The free, language learning app received an update including Today widget support showing you your language coach and goals.

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ETA ($1.99)

The personal driving assistant app is adding the powerful Today widget seen below and going half off at 99¢.

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Evernote (Free)

Create different kinds of notes from your Notification Center with the new widget

Finish (Free)

Not only is the task management app getting a new Today widget for accessing upcoming items, it’s also picking up interactive notifications.

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iTranslate (Free)

This handy language translator is putting quickly translate any text without opening the app.

Lose It (Free)

Not only is the fitness and calorie tracking app integrating with HealthKit, it’s also adding a Today view widget for viewing calories left in your diet, which meals have been logged, and quickly accessing the app.

Matter ($1.99)

Inspiration widget in Today view

NYT Now (Free)

This current events and news widget is loaded with images and headlines. Both the New York Times for iPhone and iPad offer similar widgets as well. A new NYT Cooking app for iPad with a widget also launched today.

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OmniFocus ($19.99)

The task management system now shows the Today section of the Forecast view in Notification Center.

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OpenTable (Free)

Notification Center widget support to display upcoming reservations

Parcel (Free)

Today widget (requires iOS 8). Informs you if you have any deliveries arriving today or tomorrow (deliveries with expected delivery date only)

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PCalc ($9.99)

Notification Center widget for quickly performing calculations and jumping into PCalc. Also supports Handoff for switching between devices when using the app.

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Pedometer++ (Free)

The popular step counting app is updating to allow you to view your steps taken in the Today view in Notification Center. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users will also see the number of floors climbed using the new M8 chip.

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Retro for Instagram on iPad (Free)

Today extension support for iOS 8 – keep track your timeline & subscriptions in Today View.

Also features 1Password extension support.

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Runtime ($2.99)

This fitness tracking app displays steps taken using the M7 and M8 chips in Notification Center as well as displaying a quick tap button for starting a run.

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Star Guide ($1.99)

At-a-glance essentials can now be added to your Today section of Notification Center, including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets along with a day/night timeline and altitude plots. It will also list any meteor showers and lunar eclipses. Great info is always just a swipe away.

Vice News (Free)

Brand new app launched today: See our most important stories at a glance in iOS 8’s Today view. Also supports Handoff between iOS 8 apps and website on Safari.

Wattpad (Free)

Free e-book reader with recent reads and your works on the Today screen.

Wdgts (Free)

This version includes the following 5 widgets:

1. Calculator
2. Currency Converter
3. Time Zone
4. Calendar
5. Photo Frame

Yahoo Weather (Free)

New with iOS 8: Today Extension allowing you to access the current weather with a single swipe

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If you’re a developer with an interesting Today view widget in Notification Center or if you’ve spotted a cool app with a widget, feel free to contact me via email to let me know. We’ll continue to update as more apps appear and are approved.


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iPhone app Numerous previews iOS 8 Notification Center integration

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We’ve already seen a few developers preview how new technologies introduced in iOS 8 make new features possible. Last month we saw 1Password’s iPhone app take advantage of the new access developers have to Touch ID and systemwide Extensions with their iOS 8 beta, and a number of health and fitness app developers have discussed their excitement for Apple’s new HealthKit tool. Today the developers of the fairly new iPhone app Numerous have previewed in a blog post their plans to include an app widget for presenting numbers from the app in the new Today view in Notification Center coming to the iPhone and iPad in iOS 8…

If you’re not familiar with Numerous, the iPhone app launched at the beginning of May and makes tracking a plethora of numbers relating to a variety of items like a stock’s price or someone’s follower count easy and fun with a dashboard view. The app was especially useful for me as a countdown tracker for counting the days leading up to WWDC ahead of Apple’s developer conference.

Now the developers are showing off their upcoming support for the new Notification Center shown off at WWDC this year. With widget support in the Today view for Notification Center, numbers being tracked with Numerous can be viewed quickly by swiping down from anywhere on the iPhone without even having to open the app. As you can see from the preview above, this allows you to access more numbers than just stock prices like the number of steps you’ve taken as measured by the M7 chip available on the iPhone 5s.

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The integration looks really smooth and gives us a great preview of what we can expect from even more apps when iOS 8 laters this fall.

We’ve seen Philips show off their own idea for a Notification Center widget that could control their connected light bulbs, and Fleksy has previewed native iOS support for its third party keyboard as well so we know we have a lot to look forward to from developers with the public launch of iOS 8.

You can read the blog post on Numerous here and download the app for iPhone for free on the App Store (san Notification Center support, of course, until iOS 8 launches later this year).


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Apple China denies location tracking claims: we’re ‘deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all our customers’

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This past week, Chinese State TV called the iPhone a “national security concern” because of its location tracking capabilities. The iPhone’s operating system utilizes location for several applications, including Maps and Weather. iOS 7 also introduced a new feature that utilizes a customer’s location in order to provide improved traffic and route information. Now, Apple has quickly responded via a concrete and comprehensive message on its website for China. The message is advertised on the homepage, and is a direct response to the allegations from China State TV.

Apple denies the claims by stating that “privacy is built into [its] products and services from the earliest stages of design. We work tirelessly to deliver the most secure hardware and software in the world.” Apple also explains that it uses industry leading encryption to protect location data, and says that all location data is stored solely on the iPhone, not on Apple’s servers.

Apple goes on to, once again, explain that it does not work with government agencies to spy on its customers: “Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. It’s something we feel very strongly about.” Apple goes on to list specific work it does for individual services in order to protect customer privacy.

On Maps:

Our customers want and expect their mobile devices to be able to quickly and reliably determine their current locations for specific activities such as shopping, travel, finding the nearest restaurant or calculating the amount of time it takes them to get to work. We do this at the device level. Apple does not track users’ locations – Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so. Calculating a phone’s location using just GPS satellite data can take several minutes. iPhone can reduce this time to just a few seconds by using pre-stored WLAN hotspot and cell tower location data in combination with information about which hotspots and cell towers are currently being received by the iPhone. In order to accomplish this goal, Apple maintains a secure crowd-sourced database containing known locations of cell towers and WLAN hotspots that Apple collects from millions of Apple devices. It’s important to point out that during this collection process, an Apple device does not transmit any data that is uniquely associated with the device or the customer.

On App Store apps and Location Services settings:

Apple gives customers control over collection and use of location data on all our devices. Customers have to make the choice to enable Location Services, it is not a default setting. Apple does not allow any app to receive device location information without first receiving the user’s explicit consent through a simple pop-up alert. This alert is mandatory and cannot be overridden. Customers may change their mind and opt-out of Location Services for individual apps or services at any time by using simple “On/Off” switches. When a user turns “Off” location data for an app or service, it stops collecting the data. Parents can also use Restrictions to prevent access by their children to Location Services.

On Traffic tracking, iOS in the Car, Notification Center, and iTunes in the Cloud:

When it comes to using iPhone for traffic conditions, iOS can capture Frequent Locations to provide commute information in the Today view of Notification Center and to show you automatic routing for iOS in CarPlay. Frequent Locations are only stored on a customer’s iOS device, they are not backed up on iTunes or iCloud, and are encrypted. Apple does not obtain or know a user’s Frequent Locations and this feature can always be turned “Off” via our privacy settings.

Of course, Apple’s sharp and direct response to these location tracking claims indicates how seriously the company takes both its public perception and the privacy of customers. The letter in full can be found below in both English and in Chinese.

English version:

Apple is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all our customers. Privacy is built into our products and services from the earliest stages of design. We work tirelessly to deliver the most secure hardware and software in the world. Unlike many companies, our business does not depend on collecting large amounts of personal data about our customers. We are strongly committed to giving our customers clear and transparent notice, choice and control over their information, and we believe our products do this in a simple and elegant way.

We appreciate CCTV’s effort to help educate customers on a topic we think is very important. We want to make sure all of our customers in China are clear about what we do and we don’t do when it comes to privacy and your personal data.

Our customers want and expect their mobile devices to be able to quickly and reliably determine their current locations for specific activities such as shopping, travel, finding the nearest restaurant or calculating the amount of time it takes them to get to work. We do this at the device level. Apple does not track users’ locations – Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.

Calculating a phone’s location using just GPS satellite data can take several minutes. iPhone can reduce this time to just a few seconds by using pre-stored WLAN hotspot and cell tower location data in combination with information about which hotspots and cell towers are currently being received by the iPhone. In order to accomplish this goal, Apple maintains a secure crowd-sourced database containing known locations of cell towers and WLAN hotspots that Apple collects from millions of Apple devices. It’s important to point out that during this collection process, an Apple device does not transmit any data that is uniquely associated with the device or the customer.

Apple gives customers control over collection and use of location data on all our devices. Customers have to make the choice to enable Location Services, it is not a default setting. Apple does not allow any app to receive device location information without first receiving the user’s explicit consent through a simple pop-up alert. This alert is mandatory and cannot be overridden. Customers may change their mind and opt-out of Location Services for individual apps or services at any time by using simple “On/Off” switches. When a user turns “Off” location data for an app or service, it stops collecting the data. Parents can also use Restrictions to prevent access by their children to Location Services.

When it comes to using iPhone for traffic conditions, iOS can capture Frequent Locations to provide commute information in the Today view of Notification Center and to show you automatic routing for iOS in CarPlay. Frequent Locations are only stored on a customer’s iOS device, they are not backed up on iTunes or iCloud, and are encrypted. Apple does not obtain or know a user’s Frequent Locations and this feature can always be turned “Off” via our privacy settings.

Apple does not have access to Frequent Locations or the location cache on any user’s iPhone at any time. We encrypt the cache by the user’s passcode and it is protected from access by any app. In the interest of even greater transparency for our customers, if a user enters their passcode successfully, they are able to see the data collected on their device. Once the device is locked no one is able to view that information without entering the passcode.

As we have stated before, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. It’s something we feel very strongly about.

Chinese version:

一直以来,Apple 都非常坚定地承诺保护我们所有用户的隐私。从最初的设计阶段开始,隐私保护的理念就已植根于我们的产品与服务之中。我们不懈努力,只为将安全性世界领先的硬件和软件产品带给我们的用户。与许多其他公司不同,我们的业务并不依赖于收集大量用户个人信息。我们郑重地承诺,坚持给予用户清晰而透明的提示和选择,让用户得以控制自己的信息。而且我们坚信,自己的产品也简单而恰当地做到了这一点。

我们非常感谢 CCTV 的努力,就这一我们也认为非常重要的议题来协助进行用户教育。在此,我们要确保所有的中国用户能够清晰地了解,在涉及隐私和个人数据信息时,我们的所为及所不为。

在购物,旅游,寻找就近餐馆或计算上班所花费时间等具体活动中,我们的用户想要并期望他们的移动设备能够快速并可靠地确定自己的当前位置。我们在设备端做到了这一点。但 Apple 不会追踪用户的定位:Apple 以前从未这样做过,以后也永远不会这样做。

如果仅使用 GPS 卫星数据进行手机定位,可能需要花费几分钟的时间。而通过预先储存的无线局域网热点位置和信号发射塔位置数据,并结合当前正在被 iPhone 接收的无线局域网热点和信号发射塔信息,iPhone 可以将这个时间缩至短短几秒钟。为了实现这一目标,Apple 运行着一个安全可靠的众包数据库,其中包含了 Apple 通过数百万 Apple 设备收集的已知信号发射塔和无线局域网热点位置信息。但必须重点指出的是,在这一收集过程中,Apple 设备并未发送或传输任何具体与某部设备或某位用户相关的数据。

在我们所有的设备上,Apple 都让用户能够自主控制定位数据的收集和使用。用户必须自主选择启用 “定位服务”,因为它不是一项默认设置。Apple 绝对不允许任何应用,在未曾预先弹出让用户一目了然的提示并得到用户明确同意的情况下,就擅自接收设备的定位信息。这样的提示是强制性的,并且不能被隐藏或覆盖。如果用户改变主意,仅需简单地切换 “开/关” 按钮,即可随时就个别应用或服务退出 “定位服务”。当用户将某个应用或服务的定位数据切换成 “关” 时,它就会停止收集数据。而且,家长还可以使用 “访问限制” 功能,以防止孩子使用 “定位服务”。

当使用 iPhone 了解交通状况时,iOS 可搜集 “常去地点”,在 “通知中心” 的 “今天” 视图中提供通勤信息,并在 CarPlay 中为你展示 iOS 自动规划的路线。但 “常去地点” 仅存储于每个用户个人的 iOS 设备上,并且进行了加密;它并不备份于 iTunes 或 iCloud 中。Apple 从不获取或了解某个用户的 “常去地点” 信息。而且,这一功能也可随时通过隐私设置切换为 “关”。

Apple 不会在任何时候通过任何用户的 iPhone 去获取其 “常去地点” 或其定位服务的缓存。我们通过用户密码对缓存进行了加密,并且谨防任何应用对其进行访问。为了让用户拥有更大透明度的权益,用户在成功输入其个人密码后,即可看到其设备上收集的数据。而当设备锁定后,在未输入密码的情况下,任何人都不可能查看这些信息。

正如我们前文所述,Apple 从未与任何国家的任何政府机构就任何产品或服务建立过所谓的 “后门”。我们也从未开放过我们的服务器,并且永远不会。对于我们而言,这些都是必须坚守、绝不妥协的


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