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Facebook looks to build friend lists with 'Discover People' feature on Apple's iPhone & iPad

02/03/2017, 10:02 am

In a bid to encourage new connections between users and keep them engaged with the social network, Facebook is now gradually rolling out a "Discover People" feature across its apps for iOS and Android.

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In filing for $3 billion IPO, Snapchat identifies Apple as a major competitor

02/03/2017, 10:02 am

Snap Inc, the company behind the Snapchat iOS app, is preparing an initial public offering which it hopes can raise $3 billion, with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing identifying Apple and its iMessage platform as one of its main competitors.

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Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

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YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.

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Snapchat looks to extend iPhone app's Lenses feature to locations

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

Future versions of Snapchat for the iPhone could reportedly recognize and overlay images onto the world around you, extending well beyond just facial recognition.

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Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

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Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

01/31/2017, 02:01 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

01/30/2017, 09:01 pm

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

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Timepage calendar iPhone app by Moleskine adds style to events

01/20/2017, 11:01 am

After using Apple's Calendar app, you may be on the hunt for another -- Timepage by Moleskine may fit your bill. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it works.

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Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

01/20/2017, 10:01 am

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

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Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming soon' to iOS

01/18/2017, 07:01 pm

After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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Hulu CEO promises offline viewing in coming months as iOS app gets user profiles

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu will be adding support for downloads in the near future, according to the the head of the video streaming service. On Wednesday, meanwhile, the company's iOS app gained support for user profiles, better accommodating the tastes of couples and families.

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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

01/17/2017, 05:01 pm

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

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Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

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Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

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Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

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The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

01/17/2017, 11:01 am

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

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WhatsApp backdoor defeats end-to-end encryption, potentially allows Facebook to read messages [u]

01/13/2017, 12:01 pm

The security of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service may not be as strong as previously believed, with a reported discovery of a backdoor that potentially allows Facebook see the contents of encrypted messages [updated with statement from WhatsApp].

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