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Topic: iOS

HP courted Apple, now in talks with Google for 'Enterprise Siri' to boost corporate sales

08/13/2014, 03:08 pm

As it looks to rebound after years of slumping performance, old-guard Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard reportedly held talks with relative newcomers Apple and Google in recent months to create a new type of "Enterprise Siri" system that would allow its corporate customers to search their document and data troves using their voice.

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Uber adds turn-by-turn directions for drivers, Yo gets profiles and hashtags

08/13/2014, 02:08 pm

Customers of car-calling service Uber will no longer need to give their driver directions to their destination, while users of inexplicably popular monovocable messaging app Yo can now add hashtags and attach links to Yos. Also, Apple has seeded a new test build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers.

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Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new iOS-connected 'Local Register' card reader

08/13/2014, 09:08 am

Online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, a new mobile credit card reader and companion app-based payment processing system that allows users to accept plastic payments on their iPhone or iPad.

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iOS holds 88% share of enterprise apps, iPad 90% of tablets in Good's business activations

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple's mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.

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Ex-Siri team working on new AI to answer questions that Apple's Siri already answers

08/12/2014, 02:08 pm

A group of former Siri engineers have begun work on a next-generation digital assistant that they say will outsmart any of the current offerings, but some of the goals they claim to be working on have already been reached by Apple's own voice-driven personal assistant.

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Apple reportedly in talks with major healthcare providers over HealthKit partnerships

08/12/2014, 02:08 am

Ahead of Apple's iOS 8 rollout this fall, a report on Tuesday revealed the company has been in talks with major healthcare providers and medical records systems firms over the HealthKit framework, which will serve as a central hub for users' personal health data.

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Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can't infect Apple's iPhones without jailbreak

08/11/2014, 04:08 pm

Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.

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Apple suffers setback in new VirnetX patent suit over FaceTime

08/11/2014, 12:08 pm

As Apple gears up to defend itself against another lawsuit from patent holding firm VirnetX, the iPhone maker was dealt a blow late last week after the presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple's motion to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX's patent claims and preventing the use of invalidity as a defense against others.

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Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 pulls business info from Maps into Phone app's Recents list

08/09/2014, 07:08 pm

A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 8 beta release automatically populates the Phone app's Recents list with information about points of interest when dialing out from Maps, applying correct name, addresses and even Yelp data to recent-dialed numbers.

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Apple's iOS App Store puts 20 productivity titles on sale for limited time

08/07/2014, 11:08 pm

Apple on Thursday kicked off a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, taking at least 50 percent off popular titles like Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 and Writer Pro.

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1Password for iOS/Mac gets temporary price cut, upcoming iOS 8 version to be free update [u]

08/07/2014, 06:08 pm

It was announced on Thursday that popular iOS and Mac password management app 1Password is on sale for a limited time, and that a future built-for-iOS 8 version with Touch ID support will be available as a free update for existing users.

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Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 now alerts iTunes Season Pass subscribers of new content

08/07/2014, 03:08 pm

For iTunes Store customers who purchase content via discount season passes, Apple has begun sending native push notifications in the latest beta of iOS 8 when new content is available -- a change from its previous email alerts.

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Peter Molyneux brings Godus to iOS, Yelp gets Bing Translator, Foursquare adds personalization

08/07/2014, 02:08 pm

iPhone and iPad owners can now use Apple's mobile devices to play God with the release of Peter Molyneux's Godus, read business reviews in different languages with Yelp's new built-in Bing translate capabilities, and receive personalized recommendations with Foursquare.

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Preorders kick off for Sproutling, a 'Nest' for your child's nursery

08/07/2014, 11:08 am

Invented by former Apple and Google employees, with the aid of pediatric specialists and Ph.D scientists, Sproutling is the first baby monitor to sense, learn, and predict a baby's behavior, and its creators believe it will make the lives of new parents less stressful.

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NFL Now goes live on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV to follow

08/07/2014, 09:08 am

The National Football League on Thursday officially unleashed NFL Now, its new digital content network, bringing football fans personalized video updates from around the league as well as highlights and select live broadcasts -- though games will remain television-only affairs.

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Apple files for 'HealthKit' trademarks in the US, Europe

08/05/2014, 02:08 pm

Nearly three months after first protecting the "HealthKit" moniker in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Apple has officially filed paperwork to expand that protection to the U.S. and the European Union.

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App Store revenue, number of customers both reached new records for Apple in July

08/05/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.

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Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

08/04/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

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Console hit BioShock coming to Apple's iPhone, iPad this summer

08/04/2014, 10:08 am

The first installment of blockbuster first-person shooter franchise BioShock will make its way to iOS this summer, publisher 2K Games announced on Monday, the latest high-profile console title to reach Apple's mobile platform.

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Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

08/04/2014, 03:08 am

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

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