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Apple gives away iPhone drawing app 'Procreate Pocket' through Apple Store app

06/30/2016, 02:06 am

Apple selected popular iPhone drawing app Procreate Pocket as its latest paid app giveaway on Wednesday, making the former App Store Editors Choice and App Store Best of 2015 title available for free from the Apple Store app for iOS.

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iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

06/28/2016, 07:06 pm

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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New Chinese rules say Apple's App Store must track identities of users, developers

06/28/2016, 09:06 am

Under new Chinese regulations, Apple will have to track the identities of App Store users while flagging anything that might violate the country's censorship laws, according to a Tuesday report.

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Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

06/27/2016, 07:06 pm

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

06/27/2016, 11:06 am

Twitter on Monday announced plans to launch stickers in its mobile apps, letting users customize their uploaded images with premade graphics.

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Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

06/24/2016, 05:06 pm

The new data collection method set to roll out in iOS 10 will require users to opt in, and will be limited to four specific system functions, according to Apple.

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Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

06/24/2016, 11:06 am

Starting with iOS 10, the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad will automatically scan your pictures for faces and places, making it easier to find the shots you're looking for. It'll even group them into collections, and quickly automate creation of a view to relive your memories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it all works.

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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

06/23/2016, 08:06 pm

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

06/23/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will improve multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

06/22/2016, 09:06 pm

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.

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Inside iOS 10: Multilingual typing eases autocorrect woes

06/22/2016, 04:06 pm

One subtly important improvement in iOS 10 is support for multilingual typing, letting people use several languages in the same sentence without unwanted autocorrections.

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Dropbox introduces new productivity tools including text scanner for Apple's iOS

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

New capabilities were launched by cloud storage service Dropbox on Wednesday, including an update to its official iOS app that allows users to quickly scan text-based documents and convert them into files.

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Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes, offering quick access to Music & Home

06/22/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and credit unions

06/21/2016, 09:06 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.

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Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in potential bug discovery effort

06/21/2016, 07:06 pm

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.

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Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple will launch new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

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Former Apple employees reveal iPhone-connected aftermarket car backup camera

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

Bryson Gardner, Joseph Fisher and Brian Sander think that cars should be upgraded like software. That's why the three ex-Apple employees founded Pearl Automation Inc., a company that announced a new iPhone-connected backup camera this week.

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