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Topic: iOS

All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits

03/29/2017, 10:03 pm

A report on global mobile app markets notes that Apple's iOS App Store remains the world's largest by revenues and is predicted to hold onto its crown as "the most lucrative" through 2021, although all of the world's competing Android software markets combined are expected to exceed the App Store in total revenues at some point later this year.

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Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

03/28/2017, 11:03 pm

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first iOS titles to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an app's home screen icon after installation.

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Apple seemingly ends support for 32-bit devices with iOS 10.3.2

03/28/2017, 11:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3.2 beta, Apple is not offering iTunes restore images for 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, suggesting the forthcoming point update will mark a watershed for iOS.

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Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

03/28/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used to promote free or inexpensive software.

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Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

03/28/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to to its 15th market.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage

03/28/2017, 05:03 pm

While the feature enhancements of new OS updates generally take up more of your available storage, Apple's latest iOS 10.3 update has freed up gigabytes of available storage for many users making the upgrade. It reclaimed as much as 7.81 GB in our testing.

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How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID account, directly from the top of the Settings menu. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task switcher with iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

Upon updating their iPhone to iOS 10.3, CarPlay users will find that their in-vehicle system now offers a convenient multitasking menu, showcasing the three most recently used apps -- with some caveats intended to keep eyes on the road.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

03/27/2017, 10:03 pm

Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond to reviews

03/27/2017, 09:03 pm

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

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Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2

03/27/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

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Rumor: Siri to get iMessage integration, adapt to user habits in 'iOS 11'

03/27/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple is planning a slate of Siri updates for "iOS 11" which should include things like more adaptive AI and integration with iMessage and iCloud, according to a rumor stemming from an Israeli site.

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UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

03/27/2017, 10:03 am

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.

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Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump, says iPhone and Mac exploits fixed

03/23/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple issued a statement in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched.

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4-year-old saves mother's life by asking Apple's Siri to call emergency services

03/23/2017, 09:03 am

A four-year-old boy in the United Kingdom saved his mother's life after she collapsed, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed, by unlocking his mother's iPhone and asking Siri to contact the emergency services.

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Amazon adds "Send to Kindle" to Kindle for iOS, CarPlay support to Amazon Music

03/21/2017, 10:03 pm

Amazon recently updated its Kindle iOS app with a new "Send to Kindle" feature that allows users to transfer and save web content to a Kindle device. The company also refreshed its Amazon Music app with support for Apple's CarPlay.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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How to order movie tickets within iOS 10 chat using Fandango's iMessage App

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduced a new way for developers to add integrated new features for iMessage users. Here's how to use Fandango's app to explore movie listings, share showtime options with chat participants, select seats and purchase tickets with Apple Pay--all within iMessage.

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