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Topic: iOS

First look: iOS 9's totally redesigned app switcher

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system comes with many visual tweaks, but the all-new, simplified app switcher is perhaps the most radical change to the user interface.

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Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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Apple hiring editing team to curate content for iOS 9's News app

06/15/2015, 04:06 pm

Ahead of iOS 9's debut this fall, Apple is hiring a team of editors to find and curate content for its News aggregation app, according to a new job listing spotted on Apple's website.

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iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.

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New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

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Inside App Extensions: WebKit Content Blockers extend user privacy in iOS 9, OS X Safari 9

06/15/2015, 03:06 am

Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.

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At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

06/13/2015, 06:06 pm

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

06/12/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's native Notes application is getting a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

06/12/2015, 12:06 pm

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple is getting ready to add new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airborne and Hydrofoil models [u]

06/12/2015, 10:06 am

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]

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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

06/11/2015, 12:06 pm

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --at a convenient time for the user.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

06/11/2015, 09:06 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

06/10/2015, 05:06 pm

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.

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Continuity over cellular will allow remote answering of phone calls, texts in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly plannning to untether some of its Continuity features in iOS 9, working with mobile network operators to forward calls and text messages from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad over the cell network.

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First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

06/10/2015, 12:06 pm

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has --as it does in every iOS revision --made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone's side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.

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Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 11:06 am

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.

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Find My iPhone, Friends become built-in apps in Apple's first iOS 9 beta, cannot be uninstalled

06/10/2015, 08:06 am

Both Apple's "Find My iPhone" and "Find My Friends" applications are built in to the first beta of iOS 9, hinting that they could be added to the growing list of native iPhone apps when the software update launches this fall.

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Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

06/09/2015, 05:06 pm

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit will accept a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.

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iOS 9 power-saving tactics include cutting display power for face-down devices

06/09/2015, 03:06 pm

Better battery life is an Apple priority for iOS 9, and to that end the company is adopting extreme attention to detail, implementing things like face-down power restrictions, a Low Power mode, and a dedicated menu in the Settings app with more granular detail.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

06/09/2015, 02:06 pm

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that's set to change with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.

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