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Apple pulls, then reinstates several Reddit clients from App Store over 'Not Safe for Work' toggle

04/12/2016, 09:04 am

Apple briefly removed several popular Reddit clients from the App Store, after it began cracking down on a feature allowing users to toggle whether "not safe for work" content is displayed by default.

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Microsoft adds contextual edit commands to Office for iPhone, Google makes Now more iPad-friendly

04/11/2016, 03:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday updated its Office apps for iOS with new contextual functions on the iPhone, while Google updated its iOS search app to better sort Now information cards on the iPad.

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Microsoft debuts Hub Keyboard for iOS with Office 365 support

04/08/2016, 12:04 pm

Microsoft's Garage team on Friday released its expected Hub Keyboard for iOS, offering some special advantages for Office 365 users, but not two previously anticipated features.

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Reddit introduces new official iPhone app, Spark email updates with watchOS 2 support

04/07/2016, 02:04 pm

Reddit on Thursday introduced a new official iPhone app with bonuses for early adopters, while Readdle updated its Spark email app, adding features like watchOS 2 support.

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Code reaffirms Apple's plan to allow users to hide default iOS apps

04/06/2016, 01:04 pm

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp boosts security with complete end-to-end encryption

04/05/2016, 04:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced that WhatsApp, its popular mobile messaging service, is now using end-to-end encryption for all communications, not just one-on-one text exchanges and VoIP calls.

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Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

04/04/2016, 03:04 pm

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched "Bots" for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app's messaging functions.

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SoundCloud launches Go subscription service with more content & offline caching

03/29/2016, 01:03 pm

SoundCloud on Tuesday announced the immediate launch of Go, a subscription streaming service set to compete with Apple Music, promising perks on top of its regular free listening options.

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Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Harvard uses iPhone app to study long-term damage to former NFL players

03/28/2016, 11:03 am

Harvard Univeristy is reportedly studying the long-term impact of injuries to former NFL players by way of an iPhone app based on Apple's ResearchKit platform.

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Google Maps for iOS adds ride services tab, Spotlight search & more

03/23/2016, 07:03 pm

Google on Wednesday issued another update to the Google Maps iOS app, most notably adding a dedicated tab for people wanting to travel via ridesharing services.

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YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

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Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

03/21/2016, 06:03 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

Two popular games from other platforms -- "The Trace" and "Sonic the Hedgehog" -- launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Waze for iOS gets 'planned drives' for upcoming commutes

03/16/2016, 12:03 pm

The iOS version of Google's Waze navigation app has been updated with "planned drives," allowing drivers to schedule commutes up to several days ahead of time and accomodate for traffic.

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Instagram to optimize user feeds, show posts out of chronological order

03/15/2016, 09:03 pm

Photo sharing service Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to apply an optimization algorithm to user feeds that, much like the system used by parent company Facebook, reorders posts based on a variety of performance metrics.

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MLB.com updates At Bat with tvOS features promised at 4th-gen Apple TV debut

03/09/2016, 10:03 pm

In an update sure to please baseball fans across the country, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) launched a long-awaited update to its At Bat tvOS app this week, debuting next-generation features like split-screen viewing, stat overlays and more.

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Neato adds Apple Watch control to robotic vacuum in new app update

03/02/2016, 09:03 pm

Neato Robotics this week issued an app update for its Wi-Fi enabled Botvac Connected vacuum cleaner, allowing users to take control of their autonomous cleaning device from Apple Watch for the first time.

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