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Topic: iOS

Inside iOS 9: Apple's Maps app gets smarter with automatic directions based on user habits

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system update will do that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you're probably planning to drive.

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App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

07/23/2015, 10:07 pm

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.

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Honda says CarPlay to share dash space with Android Auto in 2016 Accord

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Honda on Thursday announced that the 2016 model year Accord will be its first car to support CarPlay, making good on a promise from March of last year to bring Apple's iOS-powered infotainment platform to its auto lineup.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total Windows PC sales

07/23/2015, 11:07 am

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

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How normal people get their photos featured in Apple's ads and wallpapers for iOS, OS X

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands - report

07/22/2015, 03:07 pm

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan

07/22/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

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Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in prerelease iOS versions

07/22/2015, 12:07 am

It appears that Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews -- positive or negative -- with the latest build released on Tuesday, a feature that was becoming an increasingly irritating thorn in the side of developers since Apple opened its public beta program earlier this year.

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Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta, tweaks Handoff interface

07/21/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher.

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Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 to developers

07/21/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple's three forthcoming software updates were given new beta releases on Tuesday, allowing developers to test the latest builds of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2.

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Apple, IBM add 10 more MobileFirst enterprise apps covering field work, shift tracking & more

07/21/2015, 11:07 am

Apple and IBM on Thursday announced 10 new MobileFirst enterprise apps, raising the total to 32, while focusing on several new areas including business travel, shift management, and field operations.

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Spotify introduces Discover Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

07/20/2015, 05:07 pm

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.

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iOS 9 tips: Access Apple Pay's Wallet without unlocking your iPhone

07/18/2015, 04:07 am

Those users testing out iOS 9 beta, and who own an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, can now access non-default credit, debit and loyalty cards in their Apple Pay Wallet directly from the lock screen with just two taps of the home button.

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Apple offers 99-cent sale pricing on 24 iOS apps for limited time

07/16/2015, 11:07 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out another of its limited-time-only iOS App Store sections, this time featuring 24 apps on sale for 99 cents each, including popular titles like Pixelmator and GoodReader, as well as hit games Shadowmatic and The Room Two.

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Rovio's 'Angry Birds 2' to launch on Apple's iOS July 30

07/16/2015, 10:07 am

Finnish developer Rovio will launch its first official sequel to the ultra-popular "Angry Birds" game on July 30, debuting on mobile platforms including Apple's iOS.

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HSBC UK says Apple Pay support coming within 2 weeks

07/15/2015, 09:07 am

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's surprising absence from Apple Pay's UK launch earlier this week will not last much longer, the bank has confirmed, with final testing under way and availability said to come within two weeks.

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Chevron rolls out first gas pumps with Apple Pay support

07/14/2015, 05:07 pm

More than six months after promising to support Apple Pay touchless payments at gas pumps, Chevron rolled out the service at a station across the street from its headquarters in San Ramon, Calif.

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Follow NASA's historic mission to Pluto with the New Horizons app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

NASA's New Horizons space probe is set to begin transmitting the first ever high-resolution images of Pluto back to earth later today, and you can follow the exciting progress on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with the official New Horizons app.

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HSBC bows out of Apple Pay launch as Barclays vows future support

07/14/2015, 05:07 am

It seems Apple Pay's UK debut didn't go off without a hitch on Tuesday, as HSBC customers are not able to use service despite the bank's status as an official launch partner. In a related development, Barclays did an about face and announced upcoming support for Apple's contactless payment solution.

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