Top iOS news of the week: Dual SIM, insomnia, Apple TV and iPad

The top news in iOS this holiday week had reports of a dual-SIM for iPhone 6, iPad use before bed is bad, and Apple TV may Handoff to your iPad.

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Third-party dual-SIM adapter released for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Having dual-SIMs in phones let you have access to two carrier networks without having to switch the SIM card each time. Magic-SIM has released a dual-SIM adapter for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

You can't have both carrier SIMs active at the same time, but you can switch between them at will.

Source: Redmond Pie

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Using the iPad (or other tablets) before bed is bad for sleep

If you use a tablet before bedtime, it may be affecting your sleep in a bad way. A study indicated that use of an iPad or other tablet in the hours before bedtime reduces the production of melatonin, a protein which helps induce sleep.

Light emission from tablet use affects the body's natural circadian rhythm, which also impacts the ability to fall asleep.

Source: Science20

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Patent indicates Apple TV may use Handoff to send content to iPad

The iPad uses AirDrop to send content like video to other devices, and a patent indicates that Apple TV might one day send content the other way. This may never come to light as it's just a patent, but it would be useful if it did.

This capability would not only allow common uses like streaming from Apple TV to the iPad/iPhone at home, it would also open up the ability to watch Apple TV from anywhere.

Source: Cult of Mac

Apple pushes security update without warning

Apple device owners may have been surprised to see a security update hit without warning. The update fixed a major security breach, and Apple pushed it out to devices without prior notification unlike in the past.

This was a rare move by Apple, as it usually releases such updates through normal channels instead of pushing it straight to devices.

Source: ZDNet

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