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Topic: iOS

Mailbox 2.0 brings automated actions, preference syncing via Dropbox

04/21/2014, 09:04 pm

Dropbox's popular Gmail and iCloud client Mailbox was updated on Monday with a new automation feature called "Auto-swipe," the ability to sync preferences across multiple devices and routine performance enhancements.

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Apple and Google bring fight for exclusive games to mobile

04/21/2014, 04:04 am

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Apple and Google are actively pursuing game developers with special incentives to make sure big name titles come to their respective platforms first.

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Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

04/19/2014, 05:04 pm

In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the better part of 40 years. It appears Apple will continue to introduce upscale new products in 2014, rather than following the industry into a race to the bottom in pricing.

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Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

04/18/2014, 08:04 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

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Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more

04/18/2014, 07:04 pm

Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.

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Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay

04/18/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.

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How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet

04/18/2014, 02:04 pm

In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X's Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s. Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide swath of vendors and their users, but not Apple.

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Apple's maps trump Google's as hopefuls hunt for legendary 'Loch Ness Monster'

04/18/2014, 01:04 pm

One of the world's most enduring mysteries added another layer recently, as amateur sleuths have discovered what they claim to be the Loch Ness Monster lurking under the water of the famous lake using satellite imagery from Apple Maps, after finding Google's monster tracking solutions unworkable.

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Yahoo gives Flickr complete overhaul with new design, HD video and image search

04/17/2014, 06:04 pm

With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.

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Facebook unveils new 'Nearby Friends' geolocation meetup feature

04/17/2014, 02:04 pm

Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.

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RunKeeper's new Breeze app goes beyond workouts to count daily steps via Apple's M7 chip in iPhone 5s

04/17/2014, 11:04 am

RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the day, when you're not out for a run.

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Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

04/16/2014, 08:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

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Apple-highlighted iOS toy Anki Drive gains new cars, tracks & race mode

04/16/2014, 01:04 pm

Anki Drive, a lineup of iOS-compatible intelligent toy race cars which were originally exclusive at retail to Apple Stores, expanded on Wednesday with new cars, tracks, and an entirely new race mode.

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Hyundai's CarPlay-equipped 2015 Sonata will likely be costly

04/16/2014, 12:04 pm

Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars.

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TI brings Apple's iBeacon to Bluetooth products for industrial, automotive & embedded applications

04/16/2014, 09:04 am

Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI's Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications.

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Alpine confirms Apple CarPlay head units coming in 2014

04/15/2014, 04:04 pm

Japanese aftermarket manufacturer Alpine confirmed on Tuesday that it will be the second car audio maker to bring Apple's CarPlay to aftermarket receivers with products set to launch in the U.S. and Europe later this year.

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Google releases Helpouts for iOS, A&E brings live streaming from cable to the iPad

04/15/2014, 03:04 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store Tuesday as Google brought its Helpouts live video tutorial service to iOS and A&E Networks launched live streaming of its A&E and History channels to the iPad.

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Microsoft launches $70/year Office 365 Personal for Mac, iPad

04/15/2014, 01:04 pm

Pricing on Microsoft's Office 365 service became a little more affordable for individual users on Tuesday, as the company launched a new "Personal" subscription plan priced at $69.99 per year.

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Pioneer announces first aftermarket Apple CarPlay systems, coming this summer starting at $700

04/15/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's forthcoming CarPlay standard for in-vehicle dashboards won't be limited to new cars, as Pioneer announced on Tuesday that it will be bringing five aftermarket options for customers to install in their existing vehicles this summer.

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Apple's CarPlay reportedly coming to aftermarket Alpine stereo systems

04/14/2014, 04:04 pm

Consumers looking for a way to take advantage of Apple's new CarPlay infotainment offering without buying a new vehicle may soon be able to do so, as aftermarket manufacturer Alpine is said to preparing a CarPlay-compatible receiver for release later this year.

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