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Topic: apps

Apple includes US in annual '12 Days of Gifts' app

12/09/2013, 10:12 pm

As it has done for a few years now, Apple on Monday released its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store, but this year U.S. customers are being included in the promotion as well.

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Pandora for iOS gains new alarm clock mode, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos comes to iPad

12/09/2013, 04:12 pm

Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apple's iPad and iPad mini.

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Apple rolls out 'Holiday Cheer' playlist with 8 free Christmas songs

12/04/2013, 04:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.

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Google moves toward Chrome as Oracle threatens to establish Android's Java infringement

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.

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Messaging app 'WhatsApp' gets updated for iOS 7, 'Paper' adds support for new drawing stylus

12/03/2013, 01:12 am

Two popular iOS apps received updates on Monday, with WhatsApp getting a makeover more consistent with iOS 7's "flat" design aesthetic, while drawing app Paper prepares for its new Pencil stylus.

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Dropbox updates app with AirDrop support, iOS 7-inspired redesign

11/22/2013, 12:11 am

Popular cloud storage company Dropbox on Thursday released the latest version of its iOS app, with a completely new design for iOS 7 and improved user interface for the iPad.

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Apple brings customizable toolbars back to iWork suite for Mac, updates iOS app versions

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

In a slew of software releases on Thursday, Apple introduced new versions of its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, while the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule received a firmware update to fix reported issues.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with support for older video cards

11/20/2013, 06:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an update to its consumer-level video editing and management software iMovie for Mac, adding support for machines running legacy video cards.

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Tweetbot for Mac update brings smooth scrolling to OS X Mavericks, bug fixes

11/20/2013, 05:11 pm

After releasing a revamped iOS version of its Twitter client in October, Tweetbot on Wednesday debuted an equivalent Mac update that offers exclusive features for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as well as a number of bug fixes.

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Microsoft debuts Xbox One compatible 'SmartGlass' iOS app ahead of console launch

11/19/2013, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul

11/13/2013, 11:11 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out an update to its iOS messaging platform and app with a new design in line with Apple's iOS 7, as well as a new feature that offers users the ability to locate people by their phone number.

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Pocket adds content curation feature with latest version 5.0

11/13/2013, 06:11 pm

Popular digital content storage, reader and management tool Pocket hit version 5.0 on Wednesday with a new feature called "Highlights," a feature that adaptively suggests previously saved content based on a user's preferences.

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Apple issues Xcode 5.0.2 update with bug fixes, performance improvements

11/11/2013, 06:11 pm

One week after Apple released a golden master version of its Xcode 5.0.2 coding tool to developers, the company has made the software available for public consumption, with the update bringing fixes for bugs that caused crashing and stalls.

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Google Drive and SugarSync cloud storage iOS apps updated with new features

11/07/2013, 11:11 pm

Two popular options for storing, sharing, and synchronizing files across devices received an update Thursday, with Google Drive gaining support for multiple accounts and AirPrint and SugarSync bringing automatic photo backup alongside music and video streaming.

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Popular iOS game 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' finally makes its way to US App Store

11/07/2013, 02:11 am

After being out for weeks in the Australian iOS App Store, the Star Wars-themed version of NimbleBits' 2011 iPhone Game of the Year Tiny Tower, "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star," has been released in the U.S.

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Web service IFTTT gets iOS Photos and Reminders integration in update

11/06/2013, 08:11 pm

In an update to its iOS app, Web-based automation and productivity service IFTTT (If This Then That) added deeper integration with Photos and Reminders, improved background syncing and added swipe gestures for iOS 7.

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Apple Store app now supports international Passbook gift cards after update

11/06/2013, 12:11 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its Apple Store app, which along with the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, brings support for digital gift cards that can be redeemed via the iOS Passbook app.

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Ad for Apple's redesigned Remote iOS app appears briefly on iTunes Store

10/31/2013, 06:10 pm

A banner advertisement has been spotted on Apple's Colombian iTunes Store showing what appears to be a redesigned icon for Apple's Remote iOS app, hinting that the popular title may soon see an iOS 7-style refresh.

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Fantastical 2 brings natural voice recognition, enhanced calendar views to iOS

10/31/2013, 05:10 pm

Fantastical 2.0 for iOS is a virtual personal assistant masquerading as a calendar application. Oh, I know Siri acts like a personal assistant, but only Fantastical is really good at managing my calendar.

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