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Google buys iOS video app maker Fly Labs to boost Google Photos

11/06/2015, 05:11 pm

Google on Friday announced plans to bolster its Google Photos team with the purchase of Fly Labs, developers behind four iOS apps for making quick video edits on the go.

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Google looking for chip partners to enable Android to compete with Apple's A9 chip

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

Google has plans for series of chips it wants to co-develop with hardware partners to help standardize Android and make it more computationally competitive with Apple. However, the effort is considered a long shot by people in the chip industry.

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Apple again breaks Touch ID for some iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9.1

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

A number of iPhone and iPad owners are reporting Touch ID fingerprint recognition and stability issues after updating to the latest version of iOS 9, problems similar to those that cropped up in iOS 8.

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

11/05/2015, 05:11 pm

A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also "virtually impossible to uninstall," requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google's open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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Apple releases second public beta of iOS 9.2 with support for AT&T NumberSync

11/04/2015, 01:11 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program were issued a second pre-release build of iOS 9.2 on Wednesday, giving users the ability to test AT&T's forthcoming NumberSync technology for receiving phone calls across devices.

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Apple's iOS 9 now installed on two out of three compatible devices

11/04/2015, 12:11 am

Apple on Tuesday revealed 66 percent of compatible devices are now running iOS 9 thanks to a spike in adoption following last week's update, which brought new emoji support, Live Photos tweaks and bug fixes.

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Team claims $1 million bounty for remotely jailbreaking iOS 9.1 & 9.2

11/03/2015, 04:11 pm

An anonymous team has claimed a $1 million bounty for zero-day exploits in iOS 9.1 and the 9.2 beta, potentially allowing someone to jailbreak an Apple device over the Internet.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.2, OS X 10.11.2 to developers

11/03/2015, 01:11 pm

Testing of both iOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.2 continues, with the second pre-release builds of both platforms issued to registered developers on Tuesday.

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Apple pushes Maps Indoor service to venue owners, limited to high-traffic spots

11/02/2015, 09:11 am

Joined by a new dedicated indoor mapping app, Apple has also begun encouraging large venue owners to sign up for its "Maps Indoor" service, potentially laying the groundwork for advanced indoor step-by-step directions in future iPhone updates.

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Apple indoor positioning app 'Indoor Survey' spotted on iOS App Store

11/02/2015, 12:11 am

Apple could be on the verge of releasing its first dedicated indoor positioning app for iPhone, as a seemingly legitimate, albeit non-operational, first party app called "Indoor Survey" was spotted in the iOS App Store on Sunday.

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Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

11/01/2015, 06:11 pm

Internal Sony communications indicated that "Spectre" star Daniel Craig and the movie's director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.

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Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.

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Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.

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Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.

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Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be "folding" its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.

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First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a "personalized" recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won't be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.

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Popular iPhone camera app VSCO launches new GIF maker called DSCO

10/29/2015, 02:10 pm

Photography-focused startup Visual Supply Co. on Thursday launched a new app entirely exclusive to iOS: DSCO, a quick and easy way to make animated GIFs on your iPhone.

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Apple launches first public beta of iOS 9.2

10/29/2015, 01:10 pm

On the heels of the developer release, the first public beta of iOS 9.2 was made to members of Apple's voluntary testing community on Thursday.

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iOS 9's Apple News expands publisher reach as readership climbs toward 40 million

10/29/2015, 05:10 am

Apple News is already seeing strong adoption, with more than twice as many readers as Apple Music has listeners -- no doubt because News is effortless to use, with no subscription plan or signup required. Apple is now expanding News app's publisher base by publicly documenting its underlying "Apple News Format" specification.

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Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."

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