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Topic: iOS

Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app

07/29/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.

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New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

07/29/2014, 08:07 am

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.

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Yelp lets users add short videos to business reviews in latest app update

07/28/2014, 11:07 pm

Yelp on Monday pushed out an update to its iOS app that allows users to upload short video clips up to 12 seconds long alongside written reviews and pictures.

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Facebook to soon require standalone Messenger app for mobile chats [u]

07/28/2014, 05:07 pm

Facebook on Monday announced it will be drawing down support for messages sent through its flagship mobile app, meaning users around the world will be forced to download the standalone Messenger app if they want to take their chats on the road.

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Apple's Beats Music refines iOS app, Clumsy Ninja adds summer content

07/28/2014, 03:07 pm

Two interesting updates hit the App Store on Monday as new Apple subsidiary Beats Music unveiled a number of refinements to the app's user experience and popular gaming title Clumsy Ninja added a slew of new content.

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Apple's iBeacon continues to spread with new rollouts by Lord & Taylor, others

07/28/2014, 12:07 pm

Businesses continue to embrace consumers wielding Apple's mobile devices, as department store chain Lord & Taylor and German restaurant group Mook have announced new iBeacon-based customer outreach plans, while hoteliers Hilton will allow guests to check in and unlock their rooms with their smartphones.

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iOS-connected AirDog auto-following drone adds obstacle avoidance

07/25/2014, 11:07 am

As it nears the completion of a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, drone makers Helico Aerospace announced this week that their forthcoming AirDog drone -- which automatically follows users as they do things like wakeboarding or skiing -- will gain a new map-based obstacle avoidance system for safer flying.

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ComiXology launches DRM-free comic book downloads from select publishers

07/24/2014, 08:07 pm

Popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Thursday sent out emails to existing customers, notifying them of a new DRM-free backup download service for content from certain publishers.

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IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:07 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

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Google updates Gmail for iOS with enhanced Google Drive integration

07/24/2014, 04:07 pm

Heavy users of Google's web services suite will be pleased with the latest update to the company's Gmail app for iOS, which adds two new features that more tightly couple Gmail with Google Drive.

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Review: Philips Hue Tap reimagines the light switch

07/23/2014, 11:07 pm

Philips recently introduced its first physical control accessory for the Hue Wireless Lighting system in Hue Tap, a battery-less four-button switch that connects directly to a Hue bridge for control of bulbs, light strips and more.

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Apple details iOS diagnostics capabilities in answer to 'backdoor' services allegations

07/23/2014, 12:07 am

In what appears to be a response to allegations of installing "backdoor" services with the intent to harvest data from iOS devices, Apple on Tuesday posted to its website an explanation of three diagnostics capabilities built in to the mobile OS.

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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

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Apple's alliance with IBM counters BYOD 'nightmare' for companies adopting iPhone

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to "Bring Your Own Device" trouble, underscoring Apple's teething problems in the enterprise and highlighting the importance of the company's new tie-up with C-suite favorite IBM.

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Tests find Apple's Siri improving, but Google Now voice search slightly better

07/22/2014, 07:07 am

The comprehension abilities of Apple's voice-driven personal assistant Siri continue to get better, but new testing shows that using Google Now for searching on Android has surpassed it in terms of accuracy when answering queries.

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Apple denies installing iOS 'backdoor' services for government agencies

07/21/2014, 09:07 pm

In response to allegations that Apple installs "backdoor" services in iOS that could be used to harvest and deliver personal information to government agencies, the company on Monday issued a statement denying any such activity and explains the steps taken to ensure customer data privacy.

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Apple adds new 'Tips' tutorials app in iOS 8 Beta 4

07/21/2014, 02:07 pm

Consumers new to iOS -- as well as novice users or those who do not closely follow Apple updates -- have a new learning resource in Apple's new "Tips" app, added to iOS 8 in the mobile operating system's fourth beta.

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Apple pushes fourth betas of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

07/21/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with a new round of betas for its forthcoming desktop and mobile operating systems, releasing both OS X Yosemite Preview 4 and iOS 8 Beta 4 as over-the-wire updates.

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Apple's iOS 'dishing out a lot of data behind our backs,' security researcher charges

07/21/2014, 12:07 pm

Noted forensic scientist and iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski has uncovered a number of undocumented "backdoor" services in Apple's mobile operating system that he argues could be exploited by law enforcement agencies, the NSA, or other malicious actors to bypass encryption and siphon sensitive personal data from iOS devices.

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Google and Samsung escalate hostilities over watches, Tizen and Android's openness

07/19/2014, 05:07 pm

Google is growing increasingly worried that Samsung, its largest licensee, is working to undermine its own strategy for Android, while Samsung and the rest of the industry is concerned that Google has become a "bully," according to a new report by The Information.

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