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Topic: iOS

First look: Siri gains smart home controls with HomeKit in iOS 8

06/20/2014, 09:06 am

Apple's new HomeKit tools for developers won't come with a centralized app like Health or Passbook, instead leveraging the ability of the iOS voice-driven personal assistant Siri to allow users to control the temperature, lights, locks and other accessories in a modern "smart home."

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EA begins huge iOS sale, Microsoft tweaks Skype with new version

06/19/2014, 03:06 pm

Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has put nearly its entire iOS library on sale -- including blockbuster titles like Mirror's Edge and Need for Speed-- while Microsoft's Skype issued a maintenance update for its recently revamped VoIP app.

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Review: iRig Voice microphone and EZ Voice app for iOS

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

The iRig Voice microphone and accompanying EZ Voice app for iOS are the latest products from IK Multimedia intended for non-professional musicians who want to sing along with their favorite songs. Together they work well, and can make homemade karaoke recording a lot of fun.

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New Apple Maps Flyover city tours uncovered, shown off in iOS 8 beta

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple looks set to give virtual vacationers a new way to experience some of the world's great cities from above with Flyover city tours, pre-made aerial guides that take viewers on a digital sightseeing trip using Apple's 3D Flyover technology.

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Rhapsody and T-Mobile launch subscription-based 'unRadio' streaming music app

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Finishing off its "Un-Carrier 5.0" event in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new subscription-based ad-free Internet radio service and app called Rhapsody unRadio that will be offered for free to the carrier's Unlimited 4G LTE customers.

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Marbel electric skateboard lets you control your ride with an iOS app

06/18/2014, 03:06 pm

City commuters who prefer to get from their homes to their offices by longboard will soon have a new, lighter option that works with their iOS device in the form of the Marbel electric skateboard, which is seeking last-minute funding on Kickstarter where it has already blown past its initial goal.

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Hands-on: Adobe's Lightroom for iPhone, 'Photoshop Mix' for iPad take powerful image editing mobile

06/18/2014, 11:06 am

Adobe on Wednesday added two new apps to its growing lineup of mobile photo editing tools, including a made-for-iPhone port of Lightroom and a new tool called Photoshop Mix that can handle photo cutouts, composites and effects.

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Apps: Facebook takes on Snapchat, Snapchat debuts group stories, Automatic adds fuel tracking

06/17/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat -- which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature -- while "quantified car" app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.

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iOS 8 beta 2 comes with native Podcasts app, brings QuickType keyboard to iPad, more

06/17/2014, 02:06 pm

Small changes and enhancements can be found in Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 8, including the addition of the QuickType keyboard for iPad, and a change that makes the Podcasts app a native app that cannot be uninstalled.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite with bug fixes, improvements

06/17/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its second beta release of iOS 8, packing in bug fixes and improvements in the pre-release software scheduled to ship to users this fall. Updates for OS X Yosemite, Apple TV, and Xcode 6 were also provided.

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Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

06/17/2014, 02:06 am

Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.

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Unicode Consortium announces 250 new emoji characters, ethnic diversity not included

06/16/2014, 07:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Monday announced the latest Unicode Standard version 7.0 release includes 2,834 new characters and -- more importantly to avid texters -- more than 250 pictographs, otherwise known as emoji.

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Facebook brings right-hand column to iPad with new discovery features

06/16/2014, 01:06 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.

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iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

06/16/2014, 12:06 pm

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

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WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

06/16/2014, 11:06 am

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

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Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

06/16/2014, 08:06 am

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

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Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:06 am

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

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Review: Using the Epson LW-600P portable label printer with Apple's iPhone & Mac

06/14/2014, 12:06 am

Epson's LW-600p label printer is an unassuming devices that solves a specific problem, and does so generally well: printing labels on the go. What makes this accessory stand out is the inclusion of Bluetooth and a companion iOS app.

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UK leads North America in iOS 7 adoption as iPhone distribution nears 90%

06/13/2014, 08:06 pm

According to a recent study conducted by ad network Chitika, iOS device owners in the UK lead both North America and Australia in adoption of the company's latest iOS 7, with iPhone version distribution nearing 90 percent of surveyed users.

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Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

06/13/2014, 02:06 pm

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.

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