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Topic: iOS

Apple's iOS 8.3 reportedly causing problems with Bluetooth GPS receivers

04/14/2015, 05:04 pm

A glitch in iOS 8.3 is preventing some Bluetooth GPS receivers from properly transmitting data to iOS apps, according to flight navigation software maker ForeFlight.

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Apple makes ResearchKit tools for iOS 8 available to medical researchers

04/14/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants' iPhones.

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iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access

04/14/2015, 09:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Chinese Apple Pay launch in limbo as iOS 8.3 fails to deliver expected UnionPay support

04/13/2015, 11:04 pm

Negotiations between Apple and China's state-owned credit and debit card processor UnionPay to launch Apple Pay services have hit a wall, according to a report on Monday, suggesting iPhone 6 owners in the region may not be able to use Apple's mobile payments service anytime soon.

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First look: Apple's streamlined Music app in iOS 8.4 beta

04/13/2015, 08:04 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released iOS 8.4 beta with what it calls a "sneak peek" at a redesigned Music app featuring all new content browsing tools, user interface navigation and persistent MiniPlayer.

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Apple releases iOS 8.4 beta to developers with new Music app

04/13/2015, 06:04 pm

Following the release of iOS 8.3 last week, Apple on Monday issued the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers featuring a "sneak peek" at its revamped Music app.

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Apple's Swift takes crown of most-loved language among developers

04/13/2015, 12:04 pm

Less than a year after its unveiling, Apple's Swift programming language has not only received widespread acceptance but has also become one of software developers' favorite tools, data from a recent survey shows.

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HBO Now on Apple TV highlights hypocrisy in Apple's 'no porn' rules

04/11/2015, 12:04 am

With the much-hyped debut of HBO Now, Apple has once again chosen to look the other way as one if its major partners leverages iOS and the Apple TV to distribute adult content -- a courtesy the company still refuses to extend to other developers.

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How to access the Vulcan salute emoji in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3

04/10/2015, 06:04 pm

Thanks to a feature hidden in iOS 8.3, Star Trek fans can apply a Vulcan salute emoji to texts, tweets and messages viewable by other iOS device and Mac owners running Apple's latest software updates.

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Apple announces 10 new Apple Pay merchants including Gamestop & T-Mobile [u]

04/09/2015, 12:04 am

Apple on Wednesday updated its "Where to use Apple Pay" webpage, adding a total of ten new merchants to an ongoing list of retailers that accept the company's branded NFC-based mobile payments system [updated].

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Maps in iOS 8.3 lets business owners claim POIs, removes select TripAdvisor reviews

04/08/2015, 09:04 pm

Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.

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Apple revamps Siri informational webpage with example interactions, fresh graphical style

04/08/2015, 08:04 pm

Alongside Wednesday's iOS 8.3 rollout with expanded international support for Siri, Apple launched a redesigned expository webpage that helps explain how users can interact with the virtual assistant.

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Apple's iOS 8.3 enables Wi-Fi calling on Sprint in U.S., EE in UK

04/08/2015, 06:04 pm

Eclipsed by an avalanche of features introduced with Wednesday's iOS 8.3 launch, Wi-Fi calling on iPhone is now available in on Sprint's network in the U.S. and through EE in the UK.

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Twitter upgrades trends features for mobile, drops #discover and activity

04/08/2015, 05:04 pm

Twitter today made a collection of changes to the way trends are presented in its iOS and Android apps, incorporating new information while simultaneously doing away with #discover and activity.

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Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries, CarPlay to 6 regions

04/08/2015, 05:04 pm

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.

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First look: DJI's new Phantom 3 drone is more powerful, affordable & integrated with Apple's iOS

04/08/2015, 04:04 pm

DJI took the wraps off its new Phantom 3 drone on Wednesday in Manhattan, and AppleInsider was there to get a first look at the more powerful and more affordable model, which also boasts tighter integration with Apple's iOS platform.

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Apple launches iOS 8.3 with new emoji characters, wireless CarPlay & more

04/08/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued the final release of iOS 8.3, adding features such as new emoji characters, Siri improvements, and wireless CarPlay support, alongside a multitude of bugfixes and minor interface tweaks.

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Apple reportedly purchased startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality

04/06/2015, 06:04 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple quietly acquired startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality, specifically pertaining to the store's "Explore" feature that surfaces titles for users browsing app categories.

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Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, Booking.com reviews in search results

04/05/2015, 11:04 pm

In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.

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Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2 goes universal on iOS

04/02/2015, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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