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Topic: iOS

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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Apple Store app now supports international Passbook gift cards after update

11/06/2013, 12:11 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its Apple Store app, which along with the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, brings support for digital gift cards that can be redeemed via the iOS Passbook app.

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Google Now for iOS updated with notifications, reminders, improved voice search

11/05/2013, 01:11 pm

Google on Tuesday pushed an update to the Google Search app, bringing formerly Android-only features like handsfree "OK, Google" voice search to the iOS variant of the company's Google Now digital life assistant.

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iPhone retains $128 more value over time than Apple's competition, iPad worth $67 more

11/05/2013, 11:11 am

A survey of secondary market pricing for dozens of smartphone and tablet models has found that the iPhone and iPad carry significant resale premiums over their competitors, which which is expected to bode well for Apple among customers looking to upgrade to the company's latest devices.

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Apple's iTunes Remote app updated with new, iOS 7-inspired design [u]

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday released an update to its iTunes remote control app for iOS devices, bringing a new visual design and adding support for iTunes 11.1.

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Apple's iOS takes phone sales share in US, Australia prior to iPhone 5s launch

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's share of smartphone sales through the September quarter nudged up 1.3 percentage points in the U.S., 2.2 points in Latin America, and a dramatic 7 points in Australia, while slipping 6.4 points in China and losing 2.3 points across Western Europe.

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Apple vice president of iOS engineering Henri Lamiraux retires

11/03/2013, 07:11 pm

After 23 years at Apple, iOS engineering vice president Henri Lamiraux has retired, saying he decided a "little while ago" that iOS 7 would be his last project with the company.

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Ad for Apple's redesigned Remote iOS app appears briefly on iTunes Store

10/31/2013, 06:10 pm

A banner advertisement has been spotted on Apple's Colombian iTunes Store showing what appears to be a redesigned icon for Apple's Remote iOS app, hinting that the popular title may soon see an iOS 7-style refresh.

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Fantastical 2 brings natural voice recognition, enhanced calendar views to iOS

10/31/2013, 05:10 pm

Fantastical 2.0 for iOS is a virtual personal assistant masquerading as a calendar application. Oh, I know Siri acts like a personal assistant, but only Fantastical is really good at managing my calendar.

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Apple now listing native iOS apps such as Safari & Messages in App Store search results

10/31/2013, 12:10 pm

When using relatively generic search terms like "web" or "SMS" in the iOS App Store, users now receive inline "advertisements" for Apple's built-in equivalents before any third-party apps are shown.

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Apple allows developers to modify Game Center leaderboards, delete fake scores

10/29/2013, 01:10 am

In a tweak to iTunes Connect, Apple is allowing app developers to view and manage the top 100 scores on Game Center leaderboards attached to their iOS games, dissuading users from posting fake scores.

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Free iOS, Mac apps to hide nearly $1 billion of Apple's new cash

10/28/2013, 07:10 pm

After making OS X Mavericks a free update for Mac users and converting Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand into free bundled apps for both iOS and Macs, Apple said it would hide an additional $900 million from next quarter's reported revenue accounting.

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Another daylight saving time bug strikes Apple's iOS 7, affects calendar display

10/27/2013, 05:10 pm

Owners of iOS devices running the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system awoke to a display error in iOS 7's calendar app caused by the switch to daylight saving time.

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Twitter client Tweetbot releases iOS 7-inspired update with complete redesign, all-new features

10/24/2013, 06:10 pm

Developer Tapbots on Thursday unveiled Tweetbot 3 for iPhone and iPod touch, wrapping a revamped interface, new composition tools and native push notifications, among other features, in a sleek new look borrowing from iOS 7.

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Hands on with the new 64-bit A7, Retina display iPad mini and iPad Air

10/23/2013, 02:10 pm

Apple demonstrated its lineup of new iPads yesterday, introducing two new models, a Retina Display iPad mini and thin new iPad Air, with significant upgrades that were not expected.

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Apple updates Find My iPhone, Podcasts, Trailers iOS apps [u]

10/22/2013, 08:10 pm

Amid the deluge of product announcements and software updates, Apple snuck out new versions of its free Find My iPhone, Podcasts and iTunes Trailers apps, redressing the titles in iOS 7 regalia.

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