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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

07/27/2016, 12:07 am

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

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Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

07/26/2016, 10:07 am

Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.

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New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

07/25/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs -- at least those converted to video -- while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.

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Liquid ingress warning in iOS 10 beta protects iPhone against water damage

07/20/2016, 10:07 pm

A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 10 beta warns users when liquid is detected in an iPhone's Lightning port, a handy tool for saving compatible devices from irreversible water damage.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Second public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra now available

07/20/2016, 01:07 pm

Members of Apple's Beta Software Program can now download and try the second public beta releases of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, which were seeded on Wednesday.

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Apple Pay adds support for 13 new US banks and credit unions

07/19/2016, 09:07 pm

Piling on to what has already been a big day for Apple Pay, Apple on Tuesday announced a U.S. expansion of payment services that includes support from 13 new banks and credit unions, bringing the total up to nearly 1,375 financial institutions.

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Deezer opens up streaming music service to all US listeners

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

Deezer on Tuesday opened up its plans to the entire U.S., putting the on-demand music service in true competition with Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music for the first time.

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Apple's iOS App Store now generating 4x revenues per app vs Android Google Play

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A new report examining mobile app revenues shows strong growth for Apple in China and from music and video streaming titles, and another big jump in the revenue lead that its iOS App Store maintains over Android's Google Play.

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Apple tests Google's WebP for accelerated image loads in Safari

07/19/2016, 03:07 pm

Apple is testing support for Google's WebP image format in the beta Safari code for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, something that could potentially speed up page loads.

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Pixelmator image editor gets powerful selection tools in iOS app update

07/19/2016, 08:07 am

The Pixelmator team released an update to its eponymous iOS app on Tuesday, adding a range of powerful image selection tools and user experience improvements that promise to make mobile photo editing a much more intuitive experience.

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Apple releases finished iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2 & watchOS 2.2.2 updates

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued the completed versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2 to the public, making various maintenance updates to each platform.

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Apple Maps expands transit directions to Honolulu & Kansas City, Mo.

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday quietly updated its native Maps app with public transit coverage for two major American cities: Honolulu, Hawaii and Kansas City, Mo.

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Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s

07/16/2016, 08:07 pm

Android fan blogs, led by The Verge, shouted to their audiences this week that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 managed to surpass sales of Apple's iPhone 6s, based on a Kantar survey of U.S. buyers. The story illuminates some interesting contradictions and exposes other misleading narratives about the smartphone market.

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GlaxoSmithKline targets arthritis in first ResearchKit study by a drug company

07/15/2016, 09:07 pm

Apple's ResearchKit was quickly adopted by clinical studies at a series of universities and hospitals, but a new iOS app focused on rheumatoid arthritis from pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline marks the first time a drug company has made use of the framework.

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BitTorrent Now streaming app launches for Apple TV, iOS

07/14/2016, 09:07 pm

BitTorrent Now, a new streaming app billed as "an artist-first, people-powered platform, focused on creativity and community rather than abundance," has launched for iOS devices and on Apple TV.

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Batman: Arkham Underworld lets gamers take control of Gotham's underground on iPhone

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

The newest Batman mobile title for Apple's iOS extends the lore and story of the Arkham Asylum console and computer game franchise, and features the lead Batman: The Animated Series voice actor.

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Latest iOS 10 beta enables support for live broadcasting

07/13/2016, 04:07 pm

The latest iOS 10 beta appears to open up live streaming support for apps, as Apple originally promised during June's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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New Apple-exclusive interface arrives in ABC streaming TV revamp

07/13/2016, 11:07 am

In a move to appeal to cable cutters, ABC has refreshed its streaming video service with a new user interface designed specifically for Apple's iOS and tvOS, as well as more on-demand content and an expansion of markets eligible for a local live feed.

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