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iOS 9.3 beta 2 now available to Apple's public testers

01/27/2016, 01:01 pm

Members of Apple's public beta tester program can now download and sample the second beta release of iOS 9.3, with a new Control Center switch for Night Shift.

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Mac, iOS versions of Safari crashing due to search suggestions feature [u]

01/27/2016, 09:01 am

A number of Mac and iOS users reported Safari crashing on Wednesday, in what appears to be a glitch related to the browser's search suggestions feature. [Updated]

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iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content - report

01/26/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS's News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

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Microsoft's iOS keyboard to feature one-handed mode, coming soon to testers

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

One week after rumors surfaced claiming Microsoft has plans to bring its Word Flow mobile keyboard app to iOS, a report on Monday now says an early version is already in testing and will bring a special one-handed operating mode to Apple's devices upon release.

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Apple seeds second iOS 9.3 beta with Night Shift button in Control Center

01/25/2016, 04:01 pm

Following the public release of tvOS 9.1.1, Apple on Monday pushed out a second beta version of iOS 9.3 with new features including a Night Shift control button in Control Center.

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Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

01/22/2016, 02:01 am

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Apple takes 50% off popular productivity apps in new iOS App Store campaign

01/21/2016, 05:01 pm

In its latest iOS App Store promotion, Apple is for a limited time knocking 50 percent off a selection of 14 productivity titles like PCalc, task manager Things, second screen solution Duet Display and more.

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China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with Apple Pay as launch looms

01/21/2016, 09:01 am

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

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Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe, promises international expansion

01/21/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy, to provide developers in Europe the practical skills and training they need to contribute to a growing app ecosystem.

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Apple's Siri voice recognition technology target of patent lawsuit

01/21/2016, 12:01 am

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.

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Apple website suggests Night Shift to gain Control Center integration

01/20/2016, 09:01 pm

Apple might be looking to make Night Shift an integral and easily accessible part of iOS, as an official screenshot posted to the company's website shows Control Center implementation on an iPad Air 2.

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Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

01/20/2016, 08:01 pm

An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

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Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now earns 75% more than Android's Google Play

01/20/2016, 05:01 pm

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

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Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's iOS

01/20/2016, 02:01 pm

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

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Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and organizing beats on iPhone

01/20/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

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Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops, inspired by DJ hardware controllers & drum machines

01/20/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Apple release iOS 9.2.1 with fix for app installs, plus other bug fixes & security updates

01/19/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday publicly released iOS 9.2.1, a maintenance and security update for iPhone and iPad that addresses some minor issues, most notably a problem that could halt app installations for enterprise customers.

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Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.

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Apple making sparse use of Swift in its own apps, engineer claims

01/18/2016, 01:01 pm

In spite of Apple expressing a desire to switch its apps to Swift, just a handful of them are actually using the programming language so far, according to a software engineer.

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Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

01/14/2016, 11:01 pm

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

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