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1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-taking and word processing

03/10/2017, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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RBC iOS app update adds pay-by-voice commands to Apple's Siri

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

Customers of the Royal Bank of Canada can now perform money transfers with Siri, with an update to the bank's mobile app for iOS adding the ability to make payments from their checking accounts to individuals and companies using a verbal command.

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Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:03 pm

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

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How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the iPhone

03/06/2017, 05:03 pm

Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.

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Adobe updates Lightroom pro photo apps for iOS with 'Authentic HDR' & more

03/06/2017, 02:03 pm

Adobe on Monday released updates to the iPhone and iPad versions of Lightroom, making various enhancements including the addition of "Authentic HDR," a new shooting mode.

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Google Keep for iPhone and Mac disappoints, imposes profound limitations on users

03/03/2017, 01:03 pm

Even with Google's powerful search, the company's Keep service is too lightweight for serious use, but AppleInsider squeezes the most out of it that we can.

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Bare Bones Software to retire TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit

03/02/2017, 07:03 pm

Bare Bones Software recently announced it has halted development of popular -- and free -- OS X text and code editor TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit, the company's professional-level HTML and text editor.

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Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store

03/01/2017, 02:03 pm

A new video conferencing service for business users from Google called Meet has partially gone live before an official launch, with an iOS app for the enterprise-focused meeting tool briefly appearing in the App Store before being pulled.

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Netflix encoding tool aims to retain video quality on slow 100kbps iPhone mobile data connections

03/01/2017, 11:03 am

Netflix is attempting to try and make its video streaming service accessible to its subscribers through lower-bandwidth connections, as well as minimizing buffering, with a new Dynamic Optimizer tool.

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Florida pro soccer team's new iOS app cuts out ticket middlemen

02/28/2017, 06:02 pm

The Orlando City Soccer Club this week launched a new app for iOS and Android that leverages the team's paperless ticketing process to sell passes directly to customers, effectively cutting out third party ticketing sites.

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Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

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Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

02/23/2017, 04:02 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication, reflecting the company's growing use of the security concept.

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Instagram's iPhone app adds support for uploading multiple photos & videos in one post

02/22/2017, 03:02 pm

Facebook's Instagram on Wednesday announced support for uploading up to 10 photos and videos in a single post, potentially radically changing how people use the social network.

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Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

02/17/2017, 12:02 am

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.

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Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

02/15/2017, 03:02 pm

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

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Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

02/14/2017, 02:02 pm

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.

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Amazon launches Chime video conferencing with apps for Apple's Mac & iOS

02/14/2017, 11:02 am

Amazon on Tuesday introduced Chime, a new video meeting service backed by apps for Mac and iOS, as well as Windows and Android.

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Track today's blizzard with the best third-party weather apps for your iPhone or iPad

02/09/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple's native iOS Weather app is pretty spartan. Given that we're in the midst of a very strange winter in the U.S. -- with record temperatures, thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, and epic snow all in the same week -- use one of these six weather apps to get a bit more data than Apple supplies.

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YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

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