Weekend news wrap

Macworld Australia Staff
25 May, 2015
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Apple PR, news, macworld australiaSome weekends are filled with exciting news. This wasn’t one of those weekends.

Engadget reports the US Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on how its agencies are using drones from now. In its new five-page policy guidance, the department has listed when its agencies can and can’t use drones, with a focus on people’s right to privacy.  We’re not hearing a lot about the use of drones by local agencies in Australia but, given we seem to follow the US in many ways, it’s worth keeping an eye on this story.

One of the apps likely to get a onceover when iOS 9 is released, most likely at WWDC, is Maps. A report at AppleInsider has found the Maps app, as it’s deployed in China, has a number of enhancements and improvements.

For those with an Apple Watch – keeping your shiny new timepiece sparkling may be a challenge. iPhone Hacks has a tutorial on cleaning your Apple Watch and bands.

Siri’s voice commands can be a great timesaver and productivity boost for the Apple Watch. iMore has compiled a list of 16 useful Siri commands for the Apple Watch.

Redmond Pie reports Apple is working on a new level of security for both iOS and the Mac that will make jailbreaking far more difficult. The technology, named ‘Rootless’ inside Apple, is aimed at preventing even administrator-level users from gaining access to certain file systems on an iPhone, iPad or Mac – though it’s believed that it can be disabled on the company’s desktop OS.

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