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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.


Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.


Runkeeper's new native Apple Watch app tracks runs without iPhone

10/22/2015, 11:10 am

The team behind popular fitness app Runkeeper on Thursday launched a hotly anticipated native Apple Watch companion app that lets users track runs without lugging around a paired iPhone.


Apple calls for tvOS app submissions ahead of Apple TV sales launch

10/22/2015, 12:10 am

Preparing for next week's launch of an all-new Apple TV with dedicated App Store, Apple sent out emails to developers on Wednesday asking for tvOS app submissions tested on the latest golden master seed.


Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week's fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app's "core functionality" must support Siri remote.


China's ad firm Youmi apologizes for data-harvesting APIs used in pulled iOS apps

10/20/2015, 09:10 am

Chinese mobile advertiser Youmi on Tuesday offered "sincere apologies" for supplying an SDK to developers that contained data-collecting private APIs in violation of App Store rules.


3rd-party ad APIs from China illegally collected data from hundreds of App Store titles

10/19/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple has removed numerous apps from the App Store following the discovery that a third-party advertising SDK -- developed by Chinese firm Youmi -- was using private APIs to record user information in violation of official App Store guidelines.


This week on AppleInsider: New iMacs, iWork updates, 'Magic' accessories & more

10/17/2015, 05:10 am

Apple this week made surprise announcements of new iMacs, Mac accessories and iWork updates, but also found itself in the spotlight for less enjoyable reasons, including lawsuits and problems with its online services.


Apple introduces Australian market to lower App Store price tiers

10/15/2015, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has extended the App Store's "Alternate Tier" app pricing structure to Australia, adding two low-cost price level options for developers in the country.


iTunes & App Store suffer fourth outage in one week, joined by iBooks, VPP & Apple TV issues [u]

10/15/2015, 08:10 am

Several of Apple's online services suffered a major outage on Thursday morning, marking the fourth such incident in less than a week. [Updated]


Apple's iTunes Store & App Store hit by second outage in two days [u]

10/13/2015, 03:10 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and iOS App Store encountered an outage on Tuesday, Apple's second such incident in as many days. [Updated]


This week on AppleInsider: Steve Jobs tributes, iPhone & Watch launches, iOS security & more

10/10/2015, 07:10 am

This week saw Apple honor Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death, and simultaneously make a series of small-scale product announcements, while putting out fires related to iPhone battery life and iOS security.


YouTube for iOS gets 'material design' makeover, new editing tools in update

10/05/2015, 07:10 pm

Months after Google rolled out a redesigned YouTube app for Android, the Internet search giant released a similarly revamped version for iOS on Monday with new gesture controls, video editing tools and more.


Apple removes iOS app chronicling victims of US drone strikes

09/30/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple has pulled an app from the iOS App Store, Metadata+, claiming that its documentation of deaths in U.S. military drone strikes is "content that many users would find objectionable."


The best 3D Touch-enabled apps available for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple released its latest and greatest iPhone on Friday with an all-new pressure-sensitive 3D Touch input system that introduces novel user interactions like "peek and pop," Quick Actions, added gesture control and more. To help get new iPhone 6s owners started, we put together a list of the best apps that take advantage of the handset's unique capabilities.


Apple lists top 25 apps affected by XcodeGhost malware infiltration

09/24/2015, 05:09 am

Apple has published a list of the top 25 iOS apps impacted by China's XcodeGhost hack, the next step in a continued effort to rid infected devices of tainted software distributed through the iOS App Store.


The best watchOS 2-compatible apps now available for Apple Watch

09/22/2015, 02:09 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here's a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.


After China malware infiltration, Apple helps developers ensure their Xcode install is legitimate

09/22/2015, 12:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to developers, informing them how they can make sure their copy of Xcode is legitimate --a precaution necessitated by the appearance of malware on the iOS App Store in China.


Modified versions of Xcode used to sneak malware into App Store, Apple confirms [u]

09/20/2015, 11:09 pm

Apple on Sunday confirmed that hackers copied and altered its Xcode development software, using it to successfully infiltrate malware into the App Store.


Apple updates iMovie with support for 4K video, 3D Touch and more

09/16/2015, 06:09 pm

As part of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple updated its portable version of iMovie with support for editing 4K video and new UI gestures to be introduced alongside iPhone 6s and iPad Pro.