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Topic: iOS

App Store shuffle brings long-awaited speed boost for developers

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

Developers are the latest beneficiaries of Apple's ongoing bid to revamp the App Store, with new policies shortening the time it takes to gain app approval from more than a week to fewer than two days.

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Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

05/11/2016, 05:05 pm

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.

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Occupy the App Store? Top 1% of monetized apps dominate 94% of US App Store revenue

05/11/2016, 04:05 pm

The top 1 percent of earners don't just control the lion's share of money in the U.S. economy -- a similar disparity between the haves and the have-nots has emerged in Apple's own App Store economy, a new study reveals.

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Apple News format updates with custom channel art & support for older stories

05/10/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated the official Apple News Format with several improvements geared toward making News more publisher-friendly, particularly for outlets just signing on.

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US regulators probe Apple, Google, Verizon & others on security patches

05/09/2016, 03:05 pm

A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.

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Microsoft embraces Apple's 3D Touch in OneDrive update

05/09/2016, 01:05 pm

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will now be able to browse more easily through their files -- as long as they have an iPhone 6s -- as the Redmond giant has taken a shine to Apple's 3D Touch.

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Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

05/09/2016, 09:05 am

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

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Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

05/05/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only networking by June

05/04/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple in an announcement Wednesday reminded developers of an upcoming change to App Store policy that requires all iOS apps include support for IPv6-only networking.

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Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

05/03/2016, 09:05 am

If you're an iPhone owner in the UK and your bank has yet to climb aboard the Apple Pay train -- or you don't have a compatible credit or debit card -- you now have a new prepaid option thanks to the UK launch of Wirecard's Boon mobile payment app with Apple Pay.

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Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in prep for 2016 Summer Olympics

05/02/2016, 12:05 pm

People in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro can now access public transit directions through Apple Maps, an addition presumably geared towards the 2016 Summer Olympics, which start on August 5.

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Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

04/30/2016, 05:04 pm

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker's own custom Ax series Application Processors.

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Apple Maps expands Spotlight Suggestions to 3 new countries, adds Flyover and traffic locales

04/28/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple in an update to its Apple Maps product on Thursday rolled out new coverage areas for Flyover and traffic services, while activating Spotlight Suggestions in three countries.

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No ducking way: Apple may soon let your friends know when autocorrect makes a mistake

04/28/2016, 10:04 am

Textual ambiguity may be a thing of the past if Apple adopts one of its newly-published patent applications, a system which will inform the person on the other end of the line when autocorrect has been at work.

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Apple CareKit platform goes live with four health apps

04/28/2016, 04:04 am

Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on its new CareKit framework, a health-minded platform that lets developers build advanced software solutions for tracking, managing and reporting medical conditions.

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android

04/27/2016, 08:04 pm

The FTC is expanding its investigation into Android related to complaints that Google is exploiting its ostensibly open platform to shut out rivals.

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ANZ is first Australian bank to support Apple Pay

04/27/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple Pay expanded services in Australia on Thursday local time with the addition of ANZ Bank, the first major financial institution in the region to support Apple's payments product after a limited rollout in November.

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3rd beta of iOS 9.3.2 seeded to public, developers get OS X 10.11.5 beta 3 & tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple pushed out a number of software updates on Wednesday, including the latest iOS beta for public testers, and new OS X and tvOS releases intended for developers.

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Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014 Continuity Handoff feature for Windows PCs

04/27/2016, 01:04 am

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.

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Apple drops third iOS 9.3.2 beta for developers

04/26/2016, 01:04 pm

It's that time of the week again, as registered developers who hit Software Update on their testing devices or log in to the Apple developer portal will find a shiny new preview of iOS 9.3.2 waiting.

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