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Apple's new Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 met with nervous mocking by competitors

09/16/2014, 07:09 pm

Every new product Apple unveiled last week has ignited vocal, public derision from a series of threatened competitors, including Samsung, luxury watch maker LVMH and PayPal. However, their attempts to direct attention away from Apple may likely backfire, just like earlier attempts to demonize Siri, Maps, iCloud and Touch ID.

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Apple Pay sparks inter-bank battle to be consumers' default choice

09/16/2014, 09:09 am

Major U.S. banks are set to engage in an advertising dogfight --designed to sway consumers' choice of their default Apple Pay card --as they look to take advantage of the simple one-touch mobile payment flow found on Apple's next-generation iPhones to boost profits.

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Apple's HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke

09/15/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's new HealthKit tools in iOS 8 are the centerpiece of two separate medical trials about to kick off at prominent U.S. hospitals, aiming to help in treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:09 am

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

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Apple provides golden masters of iOS 8, Xcode 6 to developers ahead of Sept. 17 launch

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

iOS 8 will become available to the public on Sept. 17, and developers will have one last chance to test out their apps before its launch with the golden master supplied on Tuesday.

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Apple to release iOS 8 to device users on Sept. 17

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the official release date for its next-generation iOS 8 mobile operating system, with user able to update on Sept. 17.

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Apple partner Mayo Clinic to reportedly demo HealthKit integration at media event

09/09/2014, 03:09 am

Minnesota-based healthcare provider Mayo Clinic will be part of Apple's special media event on Tuesday, one report says, suggesting medical systems solutions will play a major role in today's product announcements.

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Apple reportedly building out Boston Siri team, suggests rapid build-out of proprietary tech

09/08/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple is bolstering its Siri research team in Cambridge, Mass., bringing in new blood and expanding into a larger office as the company weens off Nuance-based technology.

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Apple rolls out TestFlight beta testing app, reportedly preps iOS 8.0.1 for carriers

09/05/2014, 12:09 pm

In advance of next week's iPhone 6 unveiling, Apple on Friday released a consumer-facing app for the TestFlight beta service that will come online alongside iOS 8, and is also said to have begun preparations to seed carrier partners with beta builds of iOS 8.0.1.

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Apple activates revamped iTunes Connect Web portal with design overhaul, new tools

09/05/2014, 03:09 am

Apple on Thursday launched an updated version of its iTunes Connect developer Web portal, with a design overhaul coming alongside deeper data management features for launching, selling and managing content on the iTunes Store.

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Cook says Apple will roll out new iCloud security alerts, expand 2-step authentication after celebrity photo flap

09/04/2014, 10:09 pm

In response to a recently leaked cache of nude photos apparently stolen from celebrities' iCloud accounts, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company plans to activate new security measures designed to thwart future attacks.

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Rovio releases Angry Birds Stella, Rdio unveils station-focused update

09/04/2014, 06:09 pm

Gamers and music lovers both have App Store updates to be happy about Thursday, as Rovio released the latest edition of its blockbuster Angry Birds franchise and streaming radio firm Rdio unveiled a major update with a focus on stations.

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Apple Store app overhauled with cross-platform shopping features, fresh design

09/04/2014, 05:09 pm

Ahead of an expected iPhone unveiling on Sept. 9, Apple on Thursday rolled out an updated version of its Apple Store app for iOS, introducing cross-device shopping support, enhanced imagery and refined navigation.

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Apple's rumored iPhone 6 mobile payment system seen as 'most legitimate potential threat' to PayPal

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple's upcoming product releases will lay the groundwork for an aggressive leap into the mobile payments sector that could eventually erode PayPal's firm foundation, according to one research analyst.

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Nokia to take on Apple, Google maps with new cross-platform navigation app

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would expand its consumer offerings with the release of a free navigation app -- based on its Here mapping service -- for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.

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Apple details HealthKit, HomeKit, TestFlight and app extension rules in App Store Review Guideline update

09/02/2014, 11:09 pm

After releasing a set of developer rules for HealthKit in the last iOS 8 beta, Apple on Tuesday updated its App Store Review Guidelines to restrict apps from storing user health data in iCloud, as well as add coverage for upcoming frameworks including app extensions, HomeKit and TestFlight.

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Apple 'actively investigating' celebrity photo leaks for possible iCloud connection

09/01/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed in a short statement that it is in the process of determining whether or not security breaches in its online services were responsible for the outing of hundreds of racy photos of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton, over the weekend.

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Adobe's Photoshop Mix for iPad gets extensibility, panoramic file support, more in update

08/28/2014, 08:08 pm

Adobe on Thursday issued the first update to its Creative Cloud-connected Photoshop Mix app for iPad, bringing hooks into Photoshop Express and Dropbox, as well as a few UI tweaks to the on-the-go image editing tool.

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Apple imposes restrictions on HealthKit data sharing with ad platforms, others

08/28/2014, 08:08 pm

A set of rules discovered in the latest iOS 8 beta show Apple is already taking steps to ensure sensitive user health data harvested by the upcoming HealthKit API remains private, especially as it applies to firms wanting to harness the information for targeted ad campaigns.

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ESPN updates SportsCenter for iOS with new football features, Secret adds interactive questions

08/28/2014, 02:08 pm

Sports fans now have new ways to keep up with scores and stats on the go following the latest update to ESPN's SportsCenter app, while users of anonymous sharing app Secret can now create impromptu polls and insert images from Flickr.

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