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Topic: iOS

Macy's begins pilot test of Apple's iBeacon in flagship New York, San Francisco stores

11/20/2013, 01:11 pm

One of America's oldest retailers is among the first to deploy Apple's iBeacons as Macy's has begun a pilot program with the state-of-the-art Bluetooth-based microlocation system.

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Microsoft debuts Xbox One compatible 'SmartGlass' iOS app ahead of console launch

11/19/2013, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.

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Apple's Find My Friends app updated with new look for iOS 7

11/19/2013, 01:11 pm

The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.

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Apple supplies developers with first beta of iOS 7.1

11/18/2013, 01:11 pm

The first beta of iOS 7.1, Apple's forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Monday, just a few days after the incremental iOS 7.0.4 update was issued to the public.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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Official Google Play Music app debuts on Apple's iOS

11/15/2013, 12:11 pm

After months of delays, Google's iTunes Match competitor and all-you-can-listen subscription music service officially made its way to the iOS App Store on Friday, providing access to both All Access subscriptions as well as standard Google Play Music features.

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Bug 'resurrects' deleted image thumbnails in iOS 7 Photos app, dates back to iOS 5

11/14/2013, 06:11 pm

Despite being discovered in iOS 5 last year, a possible caching bug in Apple's iOS 7 Photos app still allows thumbnails of deleted pictures to be "resurrected" by saving a transparent PNG file to the album.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 to address FaceTime bug, other issues

11/14/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a minor update to its iOS 7 mobile operating system, addressing an issue that would cause FaceTime calls to fail for some users, along with squashing other bugs.

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Apple updates iBooks & iTunes U with fresh, flatter looks for iOS 7

11/14/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a major update for its iBooks application, giving it a cleaner and simpler look in line with the company's design for the iOS 7 platform.

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Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul

11/13/2013, 11:11 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out an update to its iOS messaging platform and app with a new design in line with Apple's iOS 7, as well as a new feature that offers users the ability to locate people by their phone number.

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Pocket adds content curation feature with latest version 5.0

11/13/2013, 06:11 pm

Popular digital content storage, reader and management tool Pocket hit version 5.0 on Wednesday with a new feature called "Highlights," a feature that adaptively suggests previously saved content based on a user's preferences.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year

11/11/2013, 01:11 pm

One year after the release of Apple's own iOS 6 mapping service, user data continues to show a precipitous decline in Google Maps among iOS users.

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Google Drive and SugarSync cloud storage iOS apps updated with new features

11/07/2013, 11:11 pm

Two popular options for storing, sharing, and synchronizing files across devices received an update Thursday, with Google Drive gaining support for multiple accounts and AirPrint and SugarSync bringing automatic photo backup alongside music and video streaming.

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RunKeeper adds support for background motion tracking via Apple's iPhone 5s M7 chip

11/07/2013, 09:11 am

Popular iOS fitness tracking application RunKeeper was updated on Thursday with brand new features for Apple's recently released iPhone 5s, leveraging that device's dedicated M7 motion tracking chip.

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Popular iOS game 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' finally makes its way to US App Store

11/07/2013, 02:11 am

After being out for weeks in the Australian iOS App Store, the Star Wars-themed version of NimbleBits' 2011 iPhone Game of the Year Tiny Tower, "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star," has been released in the U.S.

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Web service IFTTT gets iOS Photos and Reminders integration in update

11/06/2013, 08:11 pm

In an update to its iOS app, Web-based automation and productivity service IFTTT (If This Then That) added deeper integration with Photos and Reminders, improved background syncing and added swipe gestures for iOS 7.

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Pebble announces iOS 7 notification support, new partnerships with Yelp & Foursquare

11/06/2013, 01:11 pm

Smart watch maker Pebble on Wednesday announced support for notifications in Apple's iOS 7 platform, as well as a new software development kit and new partnerships with Foursquare, Yelp, iControl and GoPro.

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