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Overcast developer nixes standalone podcasts on Apple Watch, citing watchOS 4 changes

08/10/2017, 07:08 pm

Via a Thursday iPhone app update, support for playing podcasts directly on an Apple Watch -- through a feature called "Send to Watch" -- was removed from Overcast, something its developer blamed on changes coming with this fall's watchOS 4.

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Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

07/27/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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Nintendo's mobile sales surge 450% on strength of 'Super Mario Run,' 'Fire Emblem Heroes' for iPhone

07/26/2017, 09:07 am

Though the real standout was its hot selling hybrid Switch console and assorted software, mobile games were a very strong performer for Nintendo last quarter, with income surging a whopping 450 percent year over year.

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Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS now available on App Store

07/18/2017, 11:07 pm

Nintendo on Tuesday launched a hotly anticipated companion iOS app for the Switch console, offering owners access to online game services, social media integration, in-game voice chat and more.

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Developer customer support teams can now respond to App Store reviews

07/17/2017, 09:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new iTunes Connect feature that allows developer customer support teams to respond to submitted App Store reviews.

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Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

07/13/2017, 03:07 pm

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

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Photo app Infltr briefly goes free in official Apple Store promotion

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Apple is now offering free redemption codes for Infltr -- a camera/editing tool for the iPhone and iPad that usually costs $2 -- to users of the Apple Store iOS app.

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New Microsoft artificial intelligence app for iPhone describes world for visually impaired

07/12/2017, 04:07 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released Seeing AI, an iPhone app that attempts to analyze its surroundings and describe them audibly for people with impaired vision.

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'Sega Forever' free-to-play classic games for iPhone are off to a good start, but aren't perfect

06/27/2017, 10:06 am

Sega has released four classic games into their ad-supported free-to-play Sega Forever initiative, including Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, and Comix Zone. AppleInsider gave the retro titles a spin, and found room for improvement.

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NBC adds single sign-on support for Apple's iPhone & iPad

06/27/2017, 09:06 am

NBC has updated its iPhone and iPad app with support for Apple's single sign-on standard, allowing quicker access to the network's shows wherever provider credentials are valid.

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Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

06/21/2017, 08:06 pm

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

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'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

06/21/2017, 10:06 am

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

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Twitter launches redesigned iOS app with new look, use of Safari's in-app viewer

06/15/2017, 12:06 pm

Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new edition of its app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, giving it a new look and interface, as well as making some functional improvements including more convenient use of Safari for viewing links.

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E3 2017: Supercell reveals 'Brawl Stars,' a team-based top-down shooter for Apple's iOS

06/14/2017, 02:06 pm

"Clash of Clans" and "Clash Royale" developer Supercell has revealed "Brawl Stars," an upcoming iOS multiplayer game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a top-down shooter, eliminating opponents and completing objectives in order to win the game.

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Apple updates iWork apps for Mac & iOS with new shape libraries, other enhancements

06/13/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated both the Mac and iOS editions of its iWork suite, primarily adding 500 new shapes that can be inserted into any Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document.

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First look: GoPro's upcoming QuikStories software is an automated storytelling tool

06/11/2017, 07:06 am

GoPro wants to automate the process of offloading, editing and creating videos on mobile devices from footage captured by its Hero 5 action camera, and QuikStories is its answer. AppleInsider got a sneak peek at the forthcoming software at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., this week.

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Apple partners with Salesforce, Nuance to deliver iMessage Business Chat in iOS 11

06/10/2017, 01:06 am

On the last day of WWDC, Apple detailed Business Chat, its new enterprise customer support platform for iOS 11, leveraging iMessage Apps introduced in iOS 10 as well as integration with Maps, Safari and Spotlight search, in partnership with existing Customer Service Platforms (CSP) from Genesys, LivePerson, Nuance and Salesforce.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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Apple's first iOS 11 beta signals beginning of end for tens of thousands of 32-bit apps

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

When iOS 11 launches later this year, it won't support legacy 32-bit apps, giving users and developers a few months to prepare for the upcoming change, estimated to affect up to 187,000 applications.

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Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

06/05/2017, 03:06 am

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

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