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Topic: iOS

Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

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Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major disruptive threat to Nvidia

04/04/2017, 07:04 pm

Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

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Apple warns iCloud users some services accidentally reactivated with iOS 10.3 [u]

04/04/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple is alerting an unknown number of iCloud users to a glitch in iOS 10.3 which can cause connections with apps like Mail and Photos to silently turn back on. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after acquiring app, developers

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination fears becoming a tech orphan

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidia's Tegra and Texas Instrument's OMAP.

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Apple pushes out iOS 10.3.1 update, fixing iPhone 5 & 5c OTA update issue [u]

04/03/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday made the surprise release of iOS 10.3.1, available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches as an over-the-air update or when connected to iTunes via a Mac or Windows PC. [Updated with release notes]

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Android becomes world's most used OS online, Apple's iOS & macOS trail

04/03/2017, 11:04 am

Google's Android is now the most popular OS in the world across all hardware platforms, having barely overtaken Microsoft Windows in March, according to Web analytics research published on Monday.

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Apple & SAP launch enterprise-oriented Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

03/30/2017, 09:03 pm

As promised in February, enterprise software firm SAP has released its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, built in collaboration with Apple.

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ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

03/30/2017, 07:03 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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Automation platform IFTTT gets applets for iOS Calendar & App Store

03/30/2017, 04:03 pm

On Thursday, IFTTT -- a platform that automates links between many hardware and software platforms -- announced the addition of support for the native iOS Calendar app, as well as Apple's App Store.

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All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits

03/29/2017, 10:03 pm

A report on global mobile app markets notes that Apple's iOS App Store remains the world's largest by revenues and is predicted to hold onto its crown as "the most lucrative" through 2021, although all of the world's competing Android software markets combined are expected to exceed the App Store in total revenues at some point later this year.

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Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

03/28/2017, 11:03 pm

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first iOS titles to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an app's home screen icon after installation.

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Apple seemingly ends support for 32-bit devices with iOS 10.3.2

03/28/2017, 11:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3.2 beta, Apple is not offering iTunes restore images for 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, suggesting the forthcoming point update will mark a watershed for iOS.

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Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

03/28/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used to promote free or inexpensive software.

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Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

03/28/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to its 15th market.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage

03/28/2017, 05:03 pm

While the feature enhancements of new OS updates generally take up more of your available storage, Apple's latest iOS 10.3 update has freed up gigabytes of available storage for many users making the upgrade. It reclaimed as much as 7.81 GB in our testing.

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How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID account, directly from the top of the Settings menu. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task switcher with iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

Upon updating their iPhone to iOS 10.3, CarPlay users will find that their in-vehicle system now offers a convenient multitasking menu, showcasing the three most recently used apps -- with some caveats intended to keep eyes on the road.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

03/27/2017, 10:03 pm

Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

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Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond to reviews

03/27/2017, 09:03 pm

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

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