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Topic: iOS

Google adds iOS News & Weather app, SwiftKey boosts performance, PDF Expert 5 supports iPhone 6

10/08/2014, 02:10 pm

Google has added to its extensive collection of iOS apps with a new News & Weather offering, while third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey addressed performance issues in a new release and PDF Expert 5 added support for the iPhone 6 series and iOS 8.

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More evidence of Apple Pay surfaces in latest iOS 8.1 beta release [u]

10/07/2014, 10:10 pm

An Apple Pay setup screen discovered in the latest iOS 8.1 beta 2 suggests Apple's next iOS update will in fact debut alongside the company's much-anticipated mobile payments system, which uses NFC connectivity to conduct secure transactions via iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets.

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AAA says Apple's Siri causes potentially dangerous driver distractions

10/07/2014, 05:10 pm

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hands- and eyes-free infotainment and smartphone control systems can be dangerously distracting to drivers. And Apple's iOS 7 version of Siri ranks among the worst.

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Square Cash adds location awareness, Amazon Instant Video gets UI enhancements

10/07/2014, 02:10 pm

Users of popular money-sending service Square Cash can now use their iPhone's location services to quickly locate nearby recipients, while fans of Amazon Instant Video will find a number of new user interface enhancements designed to make viewing better.

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Apple issues second beta of iOS 8.1, new Xcode & Apple TV builds to developers

10/07/2014, 01:10 pm

The second beta of iOS 8.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was supplied to developers on Tuesday, as Apple prepares for an anticipated public launch, presumably with Apple Pay, later this month.

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Plastc unveils new iOS-connected payment card with e-ink touchscreen

10/07/2014, 11:10 am

Silicon Valley startup Plastc on Tuesday unveiled a new, iOS-connected smart payment card with a number of innovative features -- including built-in, programmable NFC and RFID --less than a month before Apple is expected to unleash Apple Pay, its own bid to eliminate the plastic in consumers' wallets.

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Apple says iOS 8 on 47% of devices as adoption rate slows, tied with iOS 7 distribution

10/06/2014, 09:10 pm

In an update to its developer portal on Monday, Apple revealed 47 percent of iOS devices tracked through the App Store are running the latest iOS 8, a change of only one percent over the past two weeks.

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Google updates Gmail for iOS with support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus displays

10/06/2014, 04:10 pm

Google on Monday issued an update to its popular Gmail client for iOS, bringing compatibility for the Retina HD displays found in Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

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NYT Now free for a week, 1Password updates for iPhone 6, Angry Birds Star Wars II gains content

10/06/2014, 03:10 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store recently as the New York Times announced on Monday that it will makes content in its popular NYT Now app available for free this week, 1Password gained native support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and Angry Birds Star Wars II was on the receiving end of a major content update.

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Adobe revamps creative app suite for Apple's iOS, adds new video editing and drawing apps

10/06/2014, 09:10 am

Graphics software giant Adobe on Monday overhauled nearly every one of its existing iOS app offerings, and added a number of new options including Premiere Clip --a new mobile video editing app -- that tie into the company's Creative Cloud platform.

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Flic uses Tinder-like swipes to whittle down your iPhone's photo library

10/03/2014, 03:10 pm

iPhone users with an oversized collection of pictures looking for help to shrink their photo library can turn to Flic, a new app that borrows from the popular dating service Tinder by allowing users to swipe right to save, and left for deletion.

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Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1

10/03/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.

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iOS 8 lets you easily hide photos and App Store purchases

10/03/2014, 11:10 am

Users have can greater control over their privacy with Apple's iOS 8 update, thanks to newly added options to hide individual photos, and to hide App Store purchases directly from an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple caters to minimalists by offering blank home screen option in iOS 8

10/02/2014, 12:10 pm

Users looking for fewer distractions on their iPhone, or those who simply want to provide a better look at their wallpaper, can choose to have a blank first home screen in Apple's newly released iOS 8 update.

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Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay

10/02/2014, 10:10 am

Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple's CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple's new car infotainment platform.

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Snap by Groupon for iOS pays users cash back on grocery purchases

10/02/2014, 10:10 am

Deal seeking site Groupon on Thursday launched a new application dubbed Snap, which pays users cash back for purchasing specific items when at the grocery store.

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Apple releases iCloud tool to check device Activation Lock status

10/01/2014, 10:10 pm

Adding to its collection of Web-based security tools, Apple on Wednesday published a webpage that allows users to check a device's Activation Lock status, ensuring safe and smooth transfer of ownership for used iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.

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Apple Store app updated for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

10/01/2014, 05:10 pm

The Apple Store app, one of the few first-party iOS apps left untouched when iOS 8 launched last month, was finally updated on Wednesday when Apple added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available

10/01/2014, 03:10 pm

The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more.

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PopKey GIF keyboard for iOS 8 debuts, Tweetbot adds support for iPhone 6 & interactive notifications

10/01/2014, 02:10 pm

Users looking to get the most out of their newly updated iOS 8 device can download a pair of apps that were made available Wednesday: the PopKey keyboard for convenient access to animated GIF images, and Tweetbot with support for the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays as well as interactive notifications.

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