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Mozilla launches ad-blocking Firefox Focus browser for iOS, Twitter updates notifications for iOS 10

11/17/2016, 01:11 pm

Mozilla on Thursday launched a new privacy-focused iOS Web browser, Firefox Focus, while Twitter started rolling support for iOS 10's more detailed notifications.

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Shazam promises Mac app update to end always-on listening

11/15/2016, 12:11 pm

The makers of the music discovery app Shazam have promised a software update in the next few days, after it was uncovered that the current Mac version is always listening -- even when it's supposed to be off.

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Pixelmator update brings Touch Bar support, tabs, P3 color, Universal Clipboard and more

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Popular image editing app Pixelmator was updated on Tuesday to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, macOS Sierra features like Universal Clipboard, Deep Images (DCI-P3 color), and all-new features like an intelligent smart refine tool.

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Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pro

11/14/2016, 10:11 pm

Timed to coincide with deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple on Monday posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop's Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year's release.

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New app 'Touche' simulates MacBook Pro Touch Bar on other Macs

11/14/2016, 02:11 pm

A developer called Red Sweater has released a free app, Touché, which can simulate the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar even on older Mac models without the technology.

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Google revamps Play Music with recommended playlists based on location, time & activity

11/14/2016, 12:11 pm

Google on Monday overhauled the interface for its on-demand streaming service, Play Music, with an emphasis on serving up playlists based on factors like location, activity, time of day, and even the weather.

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Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier

11/09/2016, 02:11 pm

One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you'll stumble across a link or file that's better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet's self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

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Facebook enables push advertising through Messenger chats

11/09/2016, 09:11 am

People using Facebook may soon start to receive advertising via Messenger, though only under limited circumstances, the company's VP of messaging products announced this week.

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Twitter entertains offers to keep Vine video service alive

11/07/2016, 09:11 pm

Twitter's recently announced execution of video sharing service Vine might be stayed, as the microblogging giant is reportedly fielding bids from potential buyers interested in keeping the niche app alive.

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Apple boots crime reporting app Vigilante from App Store

11/02/2016, 09:11 am

Less than a week after its launch, Apple has banned a crime-reporting app called Vigilante from the App Store, which may have raised concerns over potential risks and abuses.

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Twitter tests Safari's 'Reader' mode as default for outside links on iOS

10/31/2016, 03:10 pm

For some users, Twitter's iOS app is now using Safari's "Reader" mode by default when loading links to outside webpages.

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Nike+ Run Club updates with Apple Music & GPS support for impending Apple Watch Nike+ launch

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

A day before the Apple Watch Nike+'s arrival at stores and doorsteps, Nike has updated its Nike+ Run Club app -- closely integrated with the special-edition Watch -- with a variety of features, including support for Apple Music, and GPS across all compatible Watch models.

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Google Maps gets food delivery, plus code integration in update

10/24/2016, 10:10 pm

Google on Monday updated its flagship mapping app for iOS with a few new features, including integration with food delivery services like Seamless and Grubhub, as well as the ability to generate plus codes by dropping a pin.

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Apple and IBM intro first MobileFirst app for schools, Watson Element

10/19/2016, 05:10 pm

On Wednesday, Apple and IBM announced the latest fruit of their MobileFirst enterprise collaboration, IBM Watson Element for Educators, in fact representing their first joint app in the education arena.

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Facebook updates iOS app with food & ticket purchases, new Recommendations system & more

10/19/2016, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Wednesday ushered in a series of changes to its main iOS app, with a focus on getting people to use it to interact with local businesses.

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Facebook adds Apple TV & Chromecast support to Web and iOS videos

10/13/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out support for streaming videos to an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, making it easier to watch them on bigger screens.

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Quicken releases 2017 updates for Mac & iOS personal finance apps

10/13/2016, 12:10 pm

Quicken on Thursday announced the 2017 editions of its personal finance apps for Mac and iOS, which include a variety of enhancements, particularly in the core Mac suite.

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Dropbox gets Messages app, new widget & more for iOS 10

10/11/2016, 02:10 pm

Later on Tuesday Dropbox will release a major iOS update, adding features like a new widget and a Messages app for iOS 10, and the beginnings of better multitasking support on iPads.

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Banned Dash developer accused of nearly 1,000 fraudulent reviews, Apple says [u]

10/10/2016, 06:10 pm

In response to an uproar from developers over last week's decision to strip popular API documentation app Dash from the iOS App Store, Apple on Monday released a statement saying the developer manipulated fraudulently enabled positive reviews of his own app and negative reviews of competing titles.

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Facebook launches Slack competitor Workplace with iOS, Android & Web apps

10/10/2016, 05:10 pm

Facebook on Monday officially introduced Workplace, a long-in-testing collaboration tool for businesses and other organizations, aimed at challenging similar offerings from the likes of Slack.

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